A scots gamekeeper has proved he is a great shot – with a camera. John MacTavish, a keeper on a 1,500 acre farm and pheasant shoot in Lochnell, Oban, takes stunning pictures whilst at work. The snaps include his dogs – three Springer Spaniels and a Cocker Spaniel – leaping through the […]
Children from St Mary’s Primary School met one of the world’s leading robotics experts Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. The internationally renowned scientist, who famous for his lifelike humanoid robot of himself, supervised the school children as they designed and built their own robots. Professor Ishiguro was invited to Edinburgh through a Heriot-Watt […]
ONE of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks has been lit red to mark Remembrance weekend. Poppy Scotland and Edinburgh Council worked together to light up The Sir Walter Scott Monument in memory of those who died in war, one of the many dedications to Remembrance Day up and down the UK. A Garden of Remembrance, […]
A FORMER DJ and a public health worker will make history seconds after midnight on December 31 – when they become Scotland’s first married gay couple. MALCOLM Brown and Joe Schofield bonded online over a shared love of punk and alternative music. The couple from Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, who have been together nine years, said they […]
HOUSEBUYERS are flocking to an unusual des res – to try out the fireman’s pole. Joiner Kevin Wallace has put his Edinburgh bachelor pad on the market and hopes to get at least £250,000. But while the location in upmarket Stockbridge is a big draw, most viewers are turning up for a shot on his […]
AROUND one thousand eager travellers took up an invitation to be among the first passengers on Edinburgh’s controversial new tram system. The volunteers turned out at the new tram stop beside Murrayfield Stadium last week to help transport chiefs test safety and crowd control procedures. The Murrayfield stop is one of the biggest along the […]
Terry Butcher and Maurice Malpas were officially presented as Hibernian’s new management team this afternoon by Hibernian Chairman Rod Petrie, after a six-figure compensation package was agreed between the Easter Road club and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. It emerged last night that Malpas had been offered the manager’s job by Inverness, but has opted instead to […]
Radio Forth’s tenth annual star studded awards ceremony took place on 7th November. The event welcomed the UK’s hottest musical talent to the stage to celebrate the remarkable stories and achievements of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife’s unsung heroes. Guests included Susan Boyle, Boy George, JLS, Neon Jungle and Tom Odell.
All eyes were on Edinburgh as the world premiere of Irvine Welsh’s novel adaptation, Filth, took place at the Vue Cinema, Omni Centre. Lead Actor James McAvoy, Director Jon S Baird, Producer Ken Marshall and author of Filth Irvine Welsh, as well as fellow cast members were on show for the debut. Celebrity guests included […]
Tibor, Edinburgh Zoo’s male Sumatran tiger, turned six today! To celebrate, keepers have arranged a special breakfast treat for the ferocious birthday boy. Born on the 16th July 2007, Tibor came to Edinburgh Zoo in October 2008 from Heidelberg Zoo in Germany. While tigers are already impressive to see, Tibor looks especially fierce as he […]
A TEENAGER yesterday showed off his amazing new £30,000 bionic arm. Delighted Patrick Kane can instruct the “i-Limb” to carry out a vast range of tasks via his mobile phone. The artificial arm gives the 16-year-old — who lost his left arm to meningitis as a baby — 24 movements including a handshake, pinching and […]
The Three Sisters in the Cowgate is planning to celebrate March 17 with an Irish drinking extravaganza with pints filled with Guinness and Magners. More than 150 kegs of Guinness and 75 kegs of Magners have been delivered to the pub to help it break two two world pint-pulling records.
Horse meat is proving so popular that a Scottish chef has now doubled his weekly order. The Mongolian-style restaurant, Khublai Khans, in Edinburgh put horse meat on the menu a few weeks before the horse meat scandal broke out, and diners are going mad for the new delicacy.
Edinburgh Zoo’s very own ‘king of the beasts’ – as lions are sometimes known – celebrated his 2nd birthday in style. Asiatic lion juvenile Jayendra, known as Jay to his keepers at the Zoo, celebrated his birthday in style with some special birthday themed enrichment. Unfortunately for Jay, Kamlesh, the lioness who he is hoped […]
No.1 chart sensation Labrinth swept into Scotland’s capital city today and declared he wants to be king of Edinburgh Castle. The urban music star was in Scotland to attend a glitzy jewellery store opening on Edinburgh’s prestigious George Street. The 23-year-old, who is currently no.1 in the charts with his new track Beneath Your Beautiful […]
CHEFS have married Scotland’s other national drink with curry to create the Iron Bruna. Brothers Abdul and Akbar Ali have blended the famed orange fizzy drink with bhuna sauce. The result, they claim, is a mild curry with a distinctive after-taste of Irn Bru. The Iron Bruna was created at their Kismot restaurant in Edinburgh […]
GARRY Haldane has emerged as Scotland’s most bitten postie after suffering 15 pet attacks in the past 12 years. The 51-year-old has been chewed, scratched and chased so many times he is spearheading a campaign called Posties Bite Back.
Hip hip hooray! A very big happy birthday is in order as Yang Guang celebrates his ninth birthday on 14th August, which is made doubly special as it is also his very first birthday on Scottish soil. This boisterous boy is the first half of the UK’s only panda pair to turn nine, and will […]
The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back for their 15th year in Edinburgh and to help celebrate it, the ladyboys, with the help of a zumba instructor, had a zumba session in the middle of the meadows. Full story here.
SWEET-toothed Scots are being offered the ultimate ice cream challenge – eating a 3,000-calorie sundae in less than 15 minutes. Tahar Javaid – inspired by US TV show Man V Food – puts 20 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, smarties, skittles and sauces in to the monster dessert. And to keep health campaigners happy, […]