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Ewan McGregor travels 2,500 miles to take architecture selfie

McGregor tweeted the pic to his fans on Sunday

EWAN MCGREGOR has made a 2,500 mile pilgrimage to one of the most famous sites in the world of architecture. The famed Scots actor snapped a selfie at Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous “Falling Water” house on Sunday night. He posted a pic of the visit on Twitter and Instagram – featuring his face nearly eclipsing […]

August 31st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

One Direction split will help girls grow into women, research shows

The band's split may help girls grow up (Pic: Fiona McKinlay)

A RECENT poll has revealed that the One Direction split will help teenage girls grow into women. The results of a survey conducted by Dr Beckmann revealed that a boyband split is one of five traumas that are character-building.   They also include the first love break-down, leaving home, falling out with a best friend […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief | Read More »

Parkour lessons boost troubled school kids

Scots teens have been moving out of exam halls and into the streets

A SCOTS school has used parkour to improve the performance of troubled teens. The sport of parkour includes feats of fast-moving acrobatics and gymnastics in an urban setting. The sport exploded in popularity after the opening scene of 2006 Bond film Casino Royale – in which Daniel Craig pursues an acrobatic villain through an urban […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

A third of Scots are already preparing for Christmas, survey claims

Scots are already saving for Christmas apparently

WHILE most are trying to make the most of the last few weeks of summer, a thrifty third of Scots (38%) are already sensibly saving money away for Christmas, a survey has claimed. Meanwhile by September over half (51%) will have started forward planning and saving for the festive season.   A survey by money-saving […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief | Read More »

Floral ice cream on sale at Botanic Garden

Kids enjoying the new flavours in the gardens

VISITORS to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh can now tuck in to flower flavoured ice-cream. Experts at the Garden’s catering partner Sodexo Prestige worked with Scotland’s best known ice cream lab to invent rose, jasmine and lavender flavoured ices. Made by Mackie’s of Scotland, the treats will be on sale exclusively to visitors to […]

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

“Not like other girls” – mum-of-two Bonnie is an afternoon festival treat


YOUNG, mum and full of puns – Bonnie Fairbrass is living proof that a complicated life can make a girl very funny indeed.     The electric haired stand-up endeared herself to Edinburgh Festival preview audiences last month with her approachable,  self-aware brand of observational humour, shot through with honesty and sharp lines like: “Being a bitch is a learned skill.”     She […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bookies give odds on favourite for Murray baby name

Andy Murray named his ideal dinner guests

BOOKIES are betting that Andy Murray and Kim Sears’ baby will be named after Murray’s mum – offering best odds that the newborn will be called Judy. Ladbrokes are offering 8/1 odds that the new child will be named Judy or Judith, after Murray’s tennis-coaching mother. But for those willing to take a more risky […]

August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Sport | Read More »

Fills Monkey: The Incredible Drum Show Performs at Pleasance

Sebastien Rambaud and Yann Coste

French drumming duo Sébastien Rambaud and Yann Coste get some practice in, on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, ahead of their Edinburgh Festival show.   ‘Fills Monkey: incredible drum show’ has come to the UK for the first time to perform at The Fringe at the Pleasance after selling out theatre’s throughout Europe and Canada.

August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief | Read More »

Hilarious Irn Bru infographic delights Scots


A GLASWEGIAN has delighted Irn Bru fans by producing a step-by-step guide of what happens when an Englishman enjoys a can of Scotland’s favourite drink. David McSweeney, who runs online media site Favrify, decided to create a tongue-in-cheek version of a popular infographic showing what happens when a person drinks a can of Coke. The […]

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief | Read More »

Award-winning Botanic Lights will return this autumn


THE award-winning Botanic Lights is set to return this autumn, with a month of nighttime displays at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Last year was the first time the Garden opened to visitors at night for an outdoor light experience. More than 23,000 visitors flocked to see the unique display combining light, sound and nature. […]

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Japanese tech performers learn moves from Scottish country dancers

The two dance groups swapped tips and moves

TRADITIONAL Scottish country dancers have been swapping moves with Japanese techno performers. Katie Moore and Eilidh Burgess of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Edinburgh teamed up with five members of the SIRO-A troupe to compare dancing styles. The Japanese performers have recently won huge praise from the judging panel on America’s Got Talent, which […]

August 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Italian glamour comes to Scotland with new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte


SCOTTISH Opera’s new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte will bring a touch of 1950s Italian glamour, romance and comedy across Scotland. The stylish update of one of Mozart’s best-loved operas is directed by former Scottish Opera emerging artist Lissa Lorenzo will appear at 19 venues across the country. This opera, a humorous tale of […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Aberdeen librarian’s quest to collect all 209 international football kits

The whole collection on display

AN Aberdeen librarian is on a quest to collect all 209 national football strips from around the world – and he is only eight short of his goal. Joe Johnston began his collection some five years ago, with the casual purchase of Scotland and Slovenia shirts from a local Oxfam shop. But his sporting wardrobe […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

World’s Orienteering elite set to battle it out in the Highlands


THE world of international orienteering is heading to Scotland as the elite of the sport get ready to do battle for nine World Championship titles. From Friday 31 July to Saturday 8 August two of the world’s most renowned orienteering events will be staged alongside each other in the Highlands and Moray. The 2015 IOF […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

T in the Park received £150,000 of public cash

T in The Park, Day two, Strathallan Castle, 12th July 2015

T IN THE PARK received a secret injection of government money just days before opening its gates this year, it has been revealed. Ministers bankrolled the festival to the tune of £150,000, using public money to “help ensure the successful transition” of the event to its new site at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. The public […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Fife man swapped iPhone for pizza at T in the Park


A FIFE man is looking for a replacement mobile after trading his iPhone 5 for a bite of pizza at T in the Park. Dunfermline resident Allan Banning made a post to social media looking for a new phone, claiming that he gave up his £180 handset in a trade for pizza at the festival […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

Tube station mosaics to be seen in new light in artist’s home city

The artwork at its current home

MUCH-LOVED mosaics designed for a London Underground station by the celebrated sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi are to be reassembled in the artist’s home city. The colourful works, which have adorned the walls of Tottenham Court Road station for the past 30 years will eventually be placed on public display at the University of Edinburgh. The mosaics, which […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Edinburgh Food Festival Takes Over George Square Gardens


THE Edinburgh Food Festival will officially launch in Assembly’s George Square Gardens tomorrow and is open for business until 2 August, midday until midnight. The gardens will be bustling with top quality Street Food and local food producers are showcasing Scotland’s natural larder to both locals and visitors alike. The festival offers revellers the chance […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

The Ladyboys – back with a Bangkok

Lady Boys of Bangkok promote their new Mile High Tour in the Edinburgh Festival at Bedlam Paintball in South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

  THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are returning to Edinburgh Fringe – but at a new site.           The Beauties and the Beats cabaret show, starring the “girls like no other girls” will be staged at the SABAI PAVILION in the Theatre Big Tops (fringe venue 189), in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.   A breathless press […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief | Read More »

“UFO” spotted in skies above Britain

The "UFO" over Nottinghamshire

RESIDENTS have been left baffled after a “UFO” was spotted in the skies over the UK. A Youtube user uploaded an incredible video showing a dense black ring of smoke hovering over a village. The clip is thought to have been taken near the town of Cotgrave in Nottinghamshire last night.   The gigantic black […]

July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,UK & World | Read More »

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