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Marketers Brought in to Cure Highland Doctor Crisis

Hundreds of people have signed the petition, that states: “People should show their support so women don’t have to travel to Inverness for all maternity scans. It’s unfair and costly and causes stress."

MARKETING consultants from the Channel Islands have been hired in a bid to solve the GP recruitment crisis in the Highlands. The team will be paid more than £13,000 for a two-month contract to recruit desperately-needed family doctors. Despite an average salary of £89,000 and the chance to work amid some of the most beautiful […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Teacher Struck Off for Ryder Cup Mishap

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A TEACHER has been struck off after his Ryder Cup pub celebration turned into a drunken battle with paramedics. Douglas McDougall fell and hurt himself following the bar session to celebrate Europe’s famous 2012 victory over the US. The chemistry and maths teacher – who has a PhD from Edinburgh University – then abused the […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Vishing Scam Robs Scots for Millions of Pounds

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A 92-year-old woman is amongst 26 people across Scotland who have lost a total of £1.3m due to “’vishing” scams in the last few months. The woman, from the central belt, lost almost £100,000 – her life savings. Yesterday (tues) Police Scotland revealed that there has been a “drastic increase” in the number of people […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

No-Fly Zone in Bid to Help Panda’s Pregnancy

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A NO-FLY zone is operating above Edinburgh Zoo in a bid to boost giant panda Tian Tian’s chances of having a cub. Zoo chiefs fear the noise from low-flying planes and helicopters could cause the pregnant giant panda to lose her cub. An official aviation notice was issued last month to prevent flights within a […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

SNP Councillor Living in Austria Under Fire

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A £16,000-a-year SNP councillor has admitted missing 40 council meetings last year – because he lives and works in Austria. Arthur Morrison, who represents the Kirkcaldy East constituency in Fife, is now facing calls for his resignation. Cllr Morrison runs Kirkcaldy-based consultancy company L5 Systems which he says requires him to be out of the […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Cops Unmarked Flop is a Viral Hit

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A HILARIOUS video shows the moment two Scots police officers were shamed into driving away after being caught trying to trap speeding drivers in an unmarked car. The pair are ambushed in a Glasgow street by a cameraman who demands to know why they are sitting in the unmarked car with what appears to be […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Health Board Condemned for Night Discharges

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A SCOTTISH health board has been condemned after discharging almost 1,400 OAPs from hospital during the night. NHS Fife admitted that 1,363 patients aged over 65 were sent home between 9pm and 9am during 2013/14. Health chiefs said 367 of the patients were aged 80 or over. The board was heavily criticised earlier this year […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Health,In Brief,Scottish News | Read More »

Still Game Star’s School Challenge For Twitter Followers

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STILL GAME star Ford Kiernan surprised fans yesterday by challenging them to pick him out of an old school photograph. The 52-year-old comedian posted the vintage snap with the caption “Can you see me noo?” to his 22,700 followers. The black and white image shows 34 happy pupils posing for a class photograph at Alexandra […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief,Scottish News | Read More »

Cyclist Warns of Tram Danger after Near-Miss

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A CYCLIST has posted a helmet cam video of the terrifying moment he hit tram tracks in Edinburgh and was thrown onto the other line. The wheels on Euan Mackenzie’s bike fall into the groove of one of the tramlines and he is flung across the road. Mercifully, no tram was coming in the opposite […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish Nurse denies seven charges of poor conduct

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A SENIOR nurse is accused of failing to get a doctor to check a baby that fell on to a “hard floor” at a GP clinic. Tamara-Jane Grantham also allegedly gave an unlicensed medicine to a baby under four months of age. And Mrs Grantham failed to tell social work that the mother of another […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Baby panda’s due date predicted

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HE German scientist who artificially inseminated Edinburgh panda Tian Tian has declared August 31 as the day she is due to deliver. Dr Frank Goeritz said the latest hormone test pointed to the last day of the month – a Sunday – as P-Day – when Edinburgh Zoo is most likely to celebrate the arrival […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Truck boss commits suicide

A HAULAGE chief from a small Scottish island gassed himself after a safety crackdown on illegal overloading threatened his livelihood. Friends say tragic Raymond Tibbs, 52, from Islay, killed himself after ferry operators stopped turning a blind eye to the overloading of freight vans serving Scottish islands. Mr Tibbs, who was cremated in a private […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

10 year old Cancer sufferer Mackenzie goes back to school

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A BRAVE schoolgirl yesterday returned for her final year of primary school after completing pioneering treatment for cancer. Mackenzie Furniss became the first person in Scotland to undergo the stem cell treatment for her brain cancer. The 10-year-old had to follow up the world-first procedure in Glasgow with months of treatment in Germany.     […]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

English teacher ad had spelling mistake

COUNCIL chiefs have been left red-faced after making a spelling mistake in an advert for an English teacher. Dundee City Council placed an advert online which invited applications from teachers of “Enlgish”. The advert, for a teacher at the city’s Grove Academy, was placed on the myjobscotland.gov.uk website. The government’s Education Scotland website states: “Texts […]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in In Brief,Scottish News | Read More »

Child molester Neil Robertson to get dental compensation

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A CONVICTED child molester is set to score a second compensation payout from Scottish prison chiefs – for his toothache. Neil Robertson, who was described by a judge as a “dangerous psychopath”, has launched legal action against the service for not providing him with proper dental treatment. The claim is the second time Robertson has […]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Police warned CS spray wont work on people with “positive mental mind set”

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POLICE officers have been warned that CS spray may not work on people with a “positive mental mind set.” A 15-page dossier issued by Police Scotland also stated that the incapacitant spray would not work on dogs, and said officers should not smoke when carrying the spray. The ‘CS incapacitant spray – issue, use and […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in News,Police,Top Stories | Read More »

More than £45k spent on massage oils, hair dyes and nail varnish for Scots inmates

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MORE than £45,000 has been spent on massage oils, hair dyes and nail varnish for Scots inmates in the last three years. The Scottish Prison Service has revealed that they are supplying products used to provide “luxury” treatments for prisoners. Extensive lists provided under the Freedom of Information show that hair masks and treatments, rollers, […]

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

TV archaeologist Neil Oliver slammed on Twitter for panda comments

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SCOTS TV archaeologist Neil Oliver has sparked a Twitter row by complaining about Edinburgh’s pandas. The presenter of Coast and A History of Scotland was attacked on the social media site after complaining he was bored of Tian Tian and Yang Guang. The 47-year-old, originally from Renfrewshire, moaned to his 35,000 followers on Tuesday: “Pandas […]

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Edinburgh’s Panda Has a Bun in the Oven

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EDINBURGH Zoo have confirmed Tian Tian the giant panda is pregnant and is due to give birth to a cub at the end of the month. The news follows months of speculation after the panda underwent artificial insemination in April this year. But after a long wait scientists at the zoo yesterday (Tues) revealed the […]

August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Meg-nificent Birthday Celebrations as Scotland’s Second Oldest Woman Turns 108

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A SCOTS pensioner who was eight-years-old when the First World War broke out is set to become Scotland’s second oldest woman – at 108-years-old. Meg Melvin was born on 7 August 1906 and worked as a cleaner until she was 92-years-old. Born in Dundee but brought up in Govanhill in Glasgow, she credits her long […]

August 8th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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