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Peter Houston believes Peter Grant Jr is destined for the top as Danny Rogers relishes reunion

Peter Houston

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Falkirk manager Peter Houston insists Peter Grant Jr is proving he is a chip off the old block – and firmly believes the Bairns babe is destined for the top. Grant, the son of the former Celtic star, was the match-winner in midweek as Falkirk saw off Premiership […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Livingston boss Mark Burchill adamant St Mirren clash won’t see old scores settled

Livingston

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Livingston manager Mark Burchil is adamant his side’s clash will St Mirren won’t descend into a grudge match – after revealing striker Danny Mullen apologised for the tackle which left Jordan Stewart in a protective boot. Mullen was shown a straight red card in the closing stages of […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Allan Johnston insists Dunfermline would be ‘crazy’ to let top talents move on as he eyes up Rooney and McCabe

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Allan Johnston expects free-scoring Faissal El Bakhtaoui to have captured the attention of other clubs – but he insists Dunfermline would be ‘crazy’ to allow their top talents to leave. El Bakhtaoui has begun the season in incredible form, netting an astonishing 11 goals in seven matches, including […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Raith Rovers take inspiration from League Cup winners after drawing Celtic

Stark's Park Raith Rovers

BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Chief Executive Eric Drysdale is hopeful the League Cup can provide Raith Rovers with another memorable meeting with Celtic after insisting the Fifers want a win – and not the finance – when the teams clash next month. The Kirkcaldy outfit won the tournament back in 1994 with […]

August 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Scotland forward Johnny Russell delighted with form ahead of crucial Euro qualifying double header

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Scotland forward Johnny Russell admits he is delighted with his form heading into the crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers. The Derby County playmaker has been named in Gordon Strachan’s squad for the forthcoming matches against Georgia and Germany after a fine start to the season with the English Championship […]

August 27th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs surprised by Rangers’ Darren McGregor decision

Stanton will be available for a loan move away from Easter Road

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs admits he is shocked bitter Championship rivals Rangers let Darren McGregor leave Ibrox after swooping to snap up the versatile defender. McGregor, 30, was one of the few Gers stars to receive pass marks during a dismal campaign last term, playing 53 times for […]

August 26th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Unique coins gifted to Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The intricate coins feature a pair of sheep

THE Royal Mint has gifted coins in support of the 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The gold and silver coins will be presented to dignitaries attending the Tattoo, including the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming. The gesture in in recognition of the 2015 China-UK year of Cultural Exchange. The special coins come from […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | 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 »

Engineering students create bright pink water balloon catapult

The students with the trebuchet

SCOTS students have built bright pink Game of Throne-style siege weaponry capable of firing water balloons as ammo. Edinburgh College pupils created a catapult after being inspired by mediaeval military engineering. The team of students, which calls itself Flower Power, decided to build the trebuchet to demonstrate the role and importance of engineering in the […]

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

Lee Wallace insists the sky’s the limit for Rangers

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Rangers captain Lee Wallace insists the sky’s the limit for Mark Warburton’s side after they chalked up a sixth straight win of the campaign against Hibs on Sunday. Wallace was part of a Rangers team that maintained their flawless start to the league with a hard-fought 1-0 victory […]

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

Berwick boss Colin Cameron insists old team-mate Gary Locke deserves more time at Kilmarnock

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Berwick Rangers manager Colin Cameron will aim to compound Gary Locke’s woes tonight – but insists his Kilmarnock counterpart deserves the chance to show what he can do in the dugout. Cameron played alongside Locke at Hearts and felt for his former team-mate after the Rugby Park side […]

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

Dunfermline star Ben Richards-Everton convinced flatmate Faissal El-Bakhtaoui is destined for the top

(Pic: Craig Brown Photography)

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press  Dunfermline defender Ben Richards-Everton reckons his flatmate Faissal El Bakhtaoui is the quiet man who is destined to become a big noise in Scottish football. El Bakhtaoui, 22, has scored nine goals in his first five matches of the season – including a run of four successive braces […]

August 22nd, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Matthew Gould eager to prove himself at Livingston after constant battle to follow in footsteps of ex-Celtic keeper dad

Almondvale

BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Growing up in the shadow of his famous dad and grandfather, Matthew Gould has had to get used to battling hard to try and prove himself. Now, the 21-year-old – the son of former Celtic keeper Jonathan Gould and grandson of ex-Coventry City and Arsenal striker and Wales […]

August 22nd, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Energy efficiency fund “will help thousands”

70-year-old Margaret Reid was left without heating for two days after being told by Fife Council she was too young to qualify for an emergency call out..15 March 2012

ALMOST 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said today. The HEEPS: Cashback Scheme, for social housing providers, offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures. Under the scheme, 28 housing associations and […]

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

New stats reveal Scotland’s changing population

Scotland's population is on the rise

NEW stats on Scotland’s population were released yesterday by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) – revealing the changing nature of Scotland’s population. Tim Ellis, the Registrar General of Scotland, said: ‘This is a time of substantial demographic change: the population is increasing and ageing. “The ageing population is the most distinctive current demographic development and […]

August 21st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Scottish News | 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 »

Ex-Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Carlisle United striker Lee Miller sets sights on promotion with Falkirk after re-signing for first club

(Pic: Carlisleprogrammes)

BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Lee Miller admits he feels like an excited bairn again after returning to Falkirk with dreams of helping his first club win promotion back to the Premiership. The 32-year-old has set his sights on a season to remember, having endured one to forget amidst injuries at Kilmarnock last […]

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

Scotland star Shaun Maloney close to signing for Hull City

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Scotland playmaker Shaun Maloney is on the verge of joining Hull City following a ‘glowing reference’ from national team manager from Gordon Strachan. Tigers boss Steve Bruce has revealed that the English Championship club are closing in on a deal to bring Maloney back across that Atlantic from […]

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

Dunfermline boss Allan Johnston adamant Ryan Williamson will bounce back from horror break

East End Park

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Dunfermline boss Allan Johnston is adamant luckless Ryan Williamson will return “bigger, stronger and better” from his horror double leg-break. The 19-year-old was rushed to Ninewells Hospital following a heavy challenge by Forfar defender Michael Dunlop during Tuesday evening’s 3-0 win at Station Park. It was quickly confirmed […]

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

Raith Rovers hope to unearth gem “like Juanma Delgado” as Marko Vukanovic joins on trial

Stark's Park Raith Rovers

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Ray McKinnon hopes Raith Rovers may have uncovered their own answer to Juanma Delgado after taking Marko Vukanovic on trial. McKinnon is casting his net far and wide as he looks to bolster his attacking options and the former Switzerland under-17 internationalist is currently training with the Fifers […]

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

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