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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

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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

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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 »

Ladies Scottish Open shines on Ayrshire

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GOLF fans have shifted their attention to the south west as the first of two top women’s tournaments in Scotland this summer tees off. The Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open – one of the biggest events on the Ladies European Tour – started today (Friday). It is being played at Dundonald Links in North […]

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

Duff House welcomes works by leading Scottish artist Jack Vettriano

The Princes Trust, Lunch with an old bag event, was held at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. Jack Vettriano with two of the bags up for auction. (c) Wullie Marr/DEADLINE NEWS

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A NEW Scottish exhibition showcasing a collection of original works by renowned artist Jack Vettriano will open this week. Some of the Fife-born artist’s well-known pieces will feature alongside a series of limited edition prints from throughout his career, including some of his earlier works. Curated by gallery owner and collector, Mark Gask, the exhibition […]

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

Harris Mountain Festival 2015 – line-up announced

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The 2015 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival line-up has been unveiled. The festival, which gives people the chance to explore the mountains on the stunning Hebridean island, takes place between Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th September.     Now in its fifth year it attracts people from all over the world with walks, water sports […]

July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

VIDEO: Texas Claymore Massacre

The blade in action

A TEXAN duo have made a stomach-churning video showing off the awesome power of the Claymore sword. The “experimental archaeologists” created a model of a human head which is then sliced cleanly in half with a single blow from the two-handed Scottish sword. The pair’s “carnage test” – posted on their YouTube channel – also […]

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

UKIP musical set to premiere at Edinburgh Fringe

The show follows Farage's struggle to rescue Britain from Europe's clutches

A MUSICAL about one of the most radical political parties of our time will premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. UKIP! The Musical is a rollicking satirical swipe at Nigel Farage’s party, and includes songs such as Bongo Bongo Land, Europa You Raped Her and Let’s Pull Up The Drawbridge. The plot centres around Farage’s feelings of impotence and […]

July 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Comedy stars coming to Fringe to raise money for charity

Tommy Tiernan will take part

Stars from the world of stand-up are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe in aid of a housing and homelessness charity. Irish funnyman Tommy Tiernan and critically-acclaimed comedy duo Max and Ivan are hoping to raise money for Shelter Scotland. Other award-winning acts taking part in Stand up for Shelter include Simon Munnery (also known as […]

July 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Loved-up Bannatyne lampooned over nine-week anniversary

The loved-up couple

DUNCAN Bannatyne and his new girlfriend have been mocked on Twitter – for celebrating their 9-week anniversary. The pair took to social media to post messages to each other complete with love hearts and kisses. The exchange began when the multi-millionaire Dragon’s Den star uploaded a picture from the Lake District with the caption “Isn’t it […]

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

Hercules’ headstone revealed

The famed bear in his hay day

THE owners of Hercules the bear have revealed the touching headstone that will be laid at his final resting place next week. The 9ft grizzly became a global superstar after he went on the run while filming a television advert in the Outer Hebrides in 1980. When he died in 2000 at the age of […]

July 17th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bannatyne’s battle for youth revealed in loved-up Twitter snap

Another photo Bannatyne tweeted

DUNCAN Bannatyne has unwittingly revealed his choice of coffee table reading – The Ten Secrets of Healthy Ageing. The Dragon’s Den tycoon shared a series of loved-up snaps with his current flame Nigora Whitehorn, cuddled up on the sofa. A messy coffee table is included in one of the shots, which holds a laptop, a […]

July 16th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teachers celebrate end of term with £77m worth of gifts, survey says

School's out for the summer

UK teachers could be receiving gifts worth a total of £77m from generous UK parents as a thank you for teaching their children this year, according to a survey. Research from discount retailer The Works has revealed that teachers are in line for a summer gift bonanza as parents dig deep as a thank you […]

July 16th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief | Read More »

Kirsty Gallacher under fire for hi heels at Home of Golf

The dress code insists players wear "soft spikes" to protect the grass

SCOTS sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has been caught wearing three inch heels on the St Andrews Links. The Sky Sports presenter posted a snap of herself interviewing Open favourite Jordan Spieth wearing incredibly high stiletto heels. The 39-year-old from Edinburgh, the daughter of the former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, was berated by fans who […]

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

Scot to take part in Rubik’s Cube World Championship

Elite Cubers can solve the puzzle in a matter of seconds

THE RUBIK’S Cube World Championship will take place in Brazil this weekend – with a Scot taking part for Great Britain. The world’s fastest Speedcubers will congregate in Colégio Etapa, São Paulo, for the biannual competition. Speedcubing is the sport of solving a Rubik’s Cube in the fastest possible time, and elite Cubers can do […]

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

Stirling Castle celebrates its French connection with weekend of events

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Stirling Castle is set to explore its French Connections this weekend with a series of special events and exhibitions. In the 500th year since the birth of one of the castle’s most influential queens, Mary of Guise, the castle will be filled with art and events celebrating her life and times. The Chapel Royal will […]

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

Abramovich takes delivery of exercise bikes to superyacht

The pricey bikes are loaded aboard (Photo Allan Mccall)

AS if cycling around the picturesque Scottish islands wasn’t enough, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has had two exercise bikes delivered to his £1.5bn superyacht. The bikes, costing up to £1,300 each, were spotted being loaded onto the Russian billionaire’s dinghy in Oban on Tuesday. Pictures show three men lifting the large RealRyder indoor bikes onto […]

July 8th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

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