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Mone moving out of Scotland

Ms Mone will release her biography next month

MICHELLE Mone has explained her decision to quit Scotland by saying her career had succeeded “beyond my wildest dreams”. The bra tycoon dismayed her followers on Twitter yesterday by revealing that she was leaving the land of her birth, although Ultimo’s HQ will remain in East Kilbride. But the announcement was also met with a […]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

GTA creator says games wrong to put violence ahead of creativity

GTA has been criticised for its violent game-play in the past

ONE of the original creators of the GTA franchise has slated modern video games for ditching creativity and relying on violence and sex. Brian Baglow, who wrote the script for the first GTA game released by Dundee-based DMA Design in 1997, made the comments in response to the release of a new ultra-violent video game. […]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

UK’s highest comedy gig to be held at the peak of Ben Lomond

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The UK’s highest ever comedy gig will take place 3196ft above sea level on the summit of Ben Lomond next week. On bank holiday Monday, 25th May, five award winning Scottish comedians will climb to the top of Scotland’s most southerly Munro. Once there they will perform a comedy gig to raise money for the […]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

New exhibition to show Picasso’s relationship with renowned war photographer

Picasso and Lee were friends for 36 years

THE friendship between Pablo Picasso and a world-renowned photographer will be the subject of a new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. The fascinating relationship between the artist and Lee Miller spanned 36 years, from their first meeting in 1937 to Picasso’s death in 1973. Over the course of their friendship Miller […]

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

US chef posts Scotland’s most honest job ad

'Justin' was refreshingly honest about what he expected from his chef

AN American chef called Justin has posted what may turn out to be Scotland’s most honest ever job advert. The owner of a new American diner in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, posted on Gumtree that he is looking for a “second in command to bang out a ton of semi-fancy food”. After putting all his life […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rankin reveals books,weapons and panties left for him at Oxford Bar

Rankin has developed a very devoted fanbase over the years

IAN Rankin has revealed he gets regular “mail” left for him by fans at his favourite bar – including “weapons and panties”. The crime writer is a regular at the Oxford Bar in Edinburgh’s New Town, a pub which is also frequented by his fictional hero John Rebus. The Ox, as it is known, has […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Bikepacking’ comes to Edinburgh

The festival is in its third year

‘BIKEPACKING’, which is growing in popularity worldwide, is one of the key focuses of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling this year. The hybrid sport, which mixes mountain-biking with backpacking, will feature heavily in the festival, which will be held from 11 to 21 June. At the heart of this year’s bikepacking events is the Capital Trail, […]

May 18th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

New exhibition tells 150 year-old story of Records Office

The records date back 150 years

A new exhibition telling the 150 year old story of the men and women responsible for Scotland’s public records opens tomorrow at the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh. ‘Recording Angels: Scottish Registrars since 1855’ uses previously unseen documents to tell the human story behind the millions of documents that record the lives of every […]

May 18th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Drone captures dolphins at play in Aberdeen harbour

The dolphins at play

A DRONE has been used to capture beautiful footage of a dolphin pod at play in the harbour of Scotland’s oil capital. A two-minute video, captured by William Bird, shows a group of bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the crystal clear waters of Aberdeen Harbour. The inlet serves as an arrival point for thousands of oil […]

May 15th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shirley Manson digs out boots from 90s heyday

The boots resurfaced on Twitter

SCOTS rock star Shirley Manson has delighted fans after she found a pair of iconic boots she wore in her hit 90s music videos. Manson, who fronts the band Garbage, posted a picture of the dusty knee-high boots on Twitter after digging them out of storage. She wrote: “I unearthed these boots from storage yesterday. […]

May 15th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Study finds men take more selfies than women

Phone cameras have made the craze possible

MEN take twice as many selfies as women, according to a new survey. The research by mobile firm HTC found men in Britain, on average, take 3.02 selfies a week while the figure for woman stands at just 1.68. Only 24% of those taken by males were of their face while 20% of pictures were […]

May 15th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billy Boyd snapped at LOTR “reunion”

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SCOTS actor Billy Boyd was reunited with some of the Lord of the Ring cast in a mini-reunion. The Glaswegian actor had dinner stars Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan in a mystery location. It has been 14 years since the first Peter Jackson film of the Tolkien trilogy hit cinemas.     Boyd […]

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

Glasgow youth orchestra come to Edinburgh

The youth orchestra are set to play in Edinburgh for the first time

SINCE 2012 the Glasgow Philharmonia Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading youth orchestras in Glasgow. And now for the first time they are set to play in Scotland’s capital, taking up residence at Greyfriars Kirk on Wednesday 17 June. Their classical programme will see the Edinburgh audience “flown on a cultural journey”, […]

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

Pleased to meet you, Andy Murray, now where’s the hand sanitiser?

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ANDY MURRAY has revealed he uses antibacterial sanitiser because he has to shake so many hands. In an interview with the woman’s magazine Red he explained sanitising his hands after meeting their reporter. Fashion writer Laura Craik said she pulled-up the tennis star from Dunblane when he used the hand sanitiser upon meeting her. She […]

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ian Rankin told to forget the draught and get back to the draft

Rankin's publisher was quick to crack the whip

IAN RANKIN has been ordered back to his desk by his publisher after being distracted by pubs. The Scottish writer was “busted” after tweeting about going for a pint when he was meant to be working on rewrites of his new Inspector Rebus novel. Under a picture of Cromarty Harbour he wrote: “Pub had run […]

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bill Oddie backs T in the Park move, claiming ospreys are tolerant of noise

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T IN THE Park’s controversial bid for a new home has received surprise backing from celebrity twitcher Bill Oddie. The 73-year-old vice-president of the RSPB said there was little chances nesting ospreys at the proposed new site would be affected. Oddie, a former presenter of BBC’s Springwatch, claimed there is a “very good chance” the […]

May 12th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Portrait by celebrated Edinburgh painter highlight of new exhibition

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A double portrait by the celebrated Edinburgh painter Cecile Walton will be the highlight of a new exhibition opening at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this spring.       The painting will join nearly 50 paintings, drawings and photographs in Collecting Now, for a celebration of some of the modern works which have recently […]

May 11th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Edinburgh musicians bring the blues home for music festival

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A new generation of blues acts from America will make appearances at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival after two Edinburgh musicians scouted the States for performers. Scottish musicians Jed Potts and Sandy Tweeddale went to the home of American blues to find the best performers and bring them back to Scotland. They travelled from […]

May 11th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Roman exhibition at The McManus hoping to hit 50,000 visitors

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Organisers of ‘The Roman Empire: Power and People’ exhibition at Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum are hoping to hit 50,000 visitors this weekend. Already 47,881 visitors have been through the doors of The McManus since the show launched in January. The exhibition explores the wealth, power and organisation of the Roman Empire.     Religious, […]

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

JK Rowling jokes Royal princess should have been called Nymphadora Windsor

Rowling meets another princess, the Princess Royal, at a ceremony in Edinburgh

JK Rowling has revealed her thoughts on the Royal baby’s new name – and she’s disappointed. The Harry Potter author joked with her 4.5m followers on Twitter that she had been “hoping for Nymphadora” – one of the characters from her award-winning novels. She took to social media on Monday evening after hearing the news […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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