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Scottish photographer tees it up down under


An award-winning Scottish golf photographer Mark Alexander has shot some New Zealand’s top golf courses. The recently formed Golf Tourism New Zealand (GTNZ) group commissioned the project that has incorporated some of the country’s best golf offerings including the host of this year’s New Zealand Open. The assignment saw Mr Alexander take in some of […]

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

£4.2m for research to tackle hospital infections

A grant of £4.2 million has been awarded to researchers investigating the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections, Health Secretary Shona Robison announced today. The Scottish Government funding has been provided to a consortium of researchers led by the University of Glasgow, working with other Scottish Universities, to establish a new Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Registration opens for Islay’s Single Malt Marathon


Islay’s Single Malt Marathon, rated one of the most scenic in the UK, is now open for registration with only 100 spaces available. The first Isay Marathon was held last year – a point-to-point 26.2 mile challenge taking in the rugged beauty of the island. This year’s marathon will be held on September 20th and […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Young people “healthier and happier” than ever before

The study showed that young people are healthier and happier than a decade ago

YOUNG people are happier and healthier than ever before, according to Scots scientists. A report compiled by the World Health Organisation and the University of St Andrews shed new light on the habits and happiness of 11 to 15 year olds in over 40 different countries. The study, which took place over a 16-year-period, has […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

St Andrews expert takes STAND against one of the world’s deadliest diseases


The University of St Andrews is playing a lead role in a revolutionary new programme in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Tuberculosis expert Professor Stephen Gillespie will join forces with fellow experts around the world in a groundbreaking global clinical trial. Tuberculosis (TB) kills an estimated 1.5 million people each year. […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

‘Computers are only for Geeks’ talk at University of Dundee

The idea that computers are only for geeks will be challenged by Dr Karen Petrie, from the University of Dundee, and professional comedian Susan Morrison tomorrow evening. The latest instalment of the ‘Cabaret of Dangerous ideas’ series takes place at Braes Bar in Perth Road from 7-8.30pm on Tuesday, 24th March. Dr Petrie is a […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Date set for Fatal Accident Inquiry into Glasgow bin lorry incident

A Fatal Accident Inquiry is to be held on 22 July into the road traffic incident which resulted in the deaths of six people and left ten injured in Glasgow City Centre. The inquiry will take place at Glasgow Sheriff Court with a preliminary hearing on 13 April. The specialist Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU) […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Final call for students to apply for funding


The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) has issued the final call for all outstanding applications. With less than two weeks until the final deadline it is estimated there are up to one thousand students, who may still have to apply for their student funding and risk receiving no funding support.     Applications have […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Scots model condemns French government

Models in France are being "singled out" for being too skinny

A SCOTS model has condemned a “shocking” move by the French government to ban women from the catwalk who are deemed too thin. A new legislation in France means that bosses of modelling agencies could face time behind bars for employing models with a body mass index below 18. Laura Paterson, who has a BMI […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Travel advice for Scots football fans

The firm has advised fans to allow extra time for travel

SCOTRAIL has issued travel advice for football fans attending Scotland’s upcoming games at Hampden Park later this month. The Scots team will meet Northern Ireland in a friendly on Wednesday 25 March (kick off 7.45pm), and Gibraltar in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday 29 March (kick off 5pm). Extra staff will be directing fans to join queues in […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Museum volunteers “critical” to sustaining sector


MUSEUM volunteers play a “critical” role in the sustainability of the sector, new research shows. A recent report published by Museums Galleries Scotland underlined the importance of the volunteers who work in 94% of the country’s museums and galleries. The research  found that volunteer numbers have increased, while the number of paid staff have stayed […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Red Arrows return to National Airshow for 51st time

The Red Arrows will headline the airshow

THE FAMOUS Red Arrows will return to Scotland’s National Airshow for the 51st time in July. For the first time, all five RAF display teams will be represented, and will perform alongside a line-up of spectacular air displays from aircraft of all eras. Synonymous with precision flying, dramatic formations and loops and rolls, the Red Arrows […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Junk fashion show judges announced

Junk Kouture encourages students to be imaginative with their designs

THE JUDGING panel for a Scottish junk fashion show has been announced today. Scottish DJs and presenting due The Mac Twins will join Glasgow School of Art’s Jimmy Stephen Cran at the grand final of a recycled fashion competition – finding Scotland’s newest upcoming design talent. Junk Kouture encourages secondary school pupils across Scotland to create […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

24-hour surveillance programme to protect peregrines

Peregrines are one of the fastest animals on the planet

A 24-HOUR surveillance programme has kicked off as peregrine season gets underway. The falcons, which are under constant threat from poachers, egg collectors and thieves, will be constantly monitored by volunteers to ensure their safety. The Scottish Wildlife Trust is launching the People’s Postcode Lottery Peregrine Watch on Saturday at its Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Crufts champ squares up to stag


WHEN it comes to garden intruders, most dogs have nothing bigger than a cat to worry about. But this picture shows the moment a Crufts champion went mad – at a deer. Trouper, the proud owner of two red rosettes from Crufts, couldn’t believe the impudence of an adult red deer that wandered into his […]

March 18th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Cheers! – beer duty cut in Budget

Photo: Arthur Maniet

Tax on a pint will fall for the third year running, today’s Budget has revealed. Beer duty will fall by 1p per pint, whilst cider and whisky will enjoy a 2% cut. Wine duty has been frozen whilst taxes on tobacco and gaming are unchanged. Glasgow-based  Tennent’s Caledonian Brewery called the decision to to cut beer and cider […]

March 18th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Adults with learning needs register for green-fingered award

The gardens allow people to develop their green fingers and social skills

ADULTS with learning needs have registered for an award after developing their green fingers. Students who use the adult day services at Fisherrow Community Centre in Musselburgh have been visiting one of Edinburgh College’s community gardens. They have been engaging in a mix of seven horticultural activities, including cultivation, composting, plant-care and harvesting.   After spending […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Stray dogs hoping for luck of the Irish

Rio and Sasha are the best of friends and would like to be rehomed together

A STRAY dog trio are hoping to find their ‘furever’ homes this St Patricks Day. Three dogs are hoping for the luck of the Irish as they wait for a loving family to take them home. Staff at Dogs Trust Glasgow found Amber, a one-year-old Lurcher, heavily pregnant as a stray. Bets friends Sasha the […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Judy Murray kickstarts Poppyscotland’s fundraiser campaign

Judy said she was "delighted" to launch the campaign

JUDY Murray joined two serving soldiers today to kick-off Poppyscotland’s summer fundraising campaign, Tea & Toast. The campaign mirrors the military tradition of having a cup of tea with a slice of toast at break times and even when away on operations, providing a comforting reminder of home. The event was piloted last year with […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Judy Murray posts pic of Andy during his Eminem phase

The picture shows Andy with bleached blond hair

JUDY Murray has posted a picture of her Wimbledon champion son aged 12 and with bleached blond hair. The image from a junior tournament shows Andy Murray clutching a trophy but with his natural brown curly locks nowhere in evidence.   The cropped, blond look in the photo led several fans of the player to […]

March 11th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

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