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Hailstones “size of £1 coins” smash car window

The hailstones smashed the rear windscreen of a car

MASSIVE hailstones battered a remote village on a Scottish island smashing through a car windscreen. Blocks of ice the size of pound coins rained down on the the villages of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in a freak winter storm. The back screen of a car window was smashed by the force of the […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Dundee is windy city after brussel sprouts sales take off


DUNDEE could rival Chicago for the title of windy city after residents discovered an appetite for vending machine brussel sprouts.   The sprouts, still on their stalks, are selling out from three vegetable vending machines set up in the city.   The Grewar family, owners of East Ardler farm near Blairgowrie, are delighted at the […]

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

Daredevil MacAskill frightened film crew during Skye stunt


DAREDEVIL stunt rider Danny MacAskill terrified a film crew by ditching his safety rope while climbing one of Scotland’s toughest peaks.   The moment was recorded in a behind the scenes video of his famous stunt on the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye.   “I knew they wanted to get some shots of me climbing up […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Sea eagles eat more lamb than fish says research


SEA eagles have been caught eating more lambs than fish after a motion sensor camera was planted next to a nest. Nearly 7,000 covert images were taken of the nest in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland during the 2014 breeding season. Despite their name, the sea eagles were found to have taken around […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

“Disgust” over councillor’s claim for funeral mileage


A COUNCILLOR has caused “disgust” after claiming expenses to attend a colleague’s funeral.   Alastair Cranston, a former Scotland rugby international and SNP councillor, even put in a mileage claim for driving to sign the condolence book.   Cllr Cranston charged taxpayers £6.45 for the 17-mile return trip to the funeral of fellow ward councillor […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotsmen closing the life expectancy gap on women

Scotland still has huge regional disparities

SCOTS men who want to live as long as women are in for some good news – the gap in life expectancy is gradually narrowing. And this is because the number of men dying from alcohol-related problems, violence, suicides and illness is decreasing faster than the number of women. Recently published information from NHS Scotland […]

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

Teaching watchdog under fire after deleting striking off cases from website

GTCS sign

SCOTLAND’S teaching watchdog has been condemned after it emerged it routinely deletes public records of struck-off teachers after a year. The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has confirmed that judgements are removed from its website – even in cases where teachers have committed serious criminal offences. The GTCS says its controversial policy is “fair […]

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

Prawn to be wild – fishermen come out of their shells for amazing spoof videos


By Katherine Sutherland THE crazy crew of a Scots prawn boat are whiling away the long hours at sea – making spoof pop videos. Deckhand Frank Ronald and his colleagues on trawler The Caledonia strip off despite the freezing temperatures for their YouTube creations. In their most popular production, Frank appears starkers on a red […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Multimedia,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Bannatyne makes bizarre threat to call social work on Jade Goody’s kids

Bannatyne said in his Hello interview that the love of his children stopped him committing suicide

DRAGON’S Den star Duncan Bannatyne has made a bizarre threat to call in social services on the children of the late Jade Goody. The Scottish entrepreneur became embroiled in a bitter row with the children’s father – ITV Presenter Jeff Brazier – when he complained about Bannatyne’s Health Club. Brazier last night tweeted the tycoon […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

New guide to same sex marriage launched


Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, calls 2014 a ‘momentous year for equality’ in special foreword to a new guide book on same sex marriage.   To mark the start of the new law on same sex marriage 10,000 copies of a guide book explaining details of equal marriage law have been published by the Scottish […]

December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

First Minister dragged into row over first gay wedding


THE First Minister has been dragged into a bitter war of words over the first gay wedding ceremony to take place in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon has accepted an invitation to be a witness at the December 31 wedding ceremony of Gerrie and Susan Douglas-Scott from Glasgow. Both women are members of the Humanist Society Scotland, […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

JK Rowling picks favourite Harry Potter quote

JK Rowling says not enough is known about poor people's circumstances

JK ROWLING has delighted fans by picking her favourite quote from the Harry Potter series. The author, who wrote 1,084,170 words in the seven-book series selected just 20 words from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She chose the line, from page 723 of the first edition: “Of course it is happening inside your head, […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

This dog can’t stand the bagpipes and it’s hilarious


A DOG owner has posted a video showing how his pet howls every time it hears the bagpipes.   Normally gentle Jake the Weimaraner hates the instrument and lifts his head and starts howling within seconds of the pipes starting up.   Owner Jonathan Taylor says the bagpipes are the noise in the world – […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Cops spot Santa from chopper

Police Scotland promised not to arrest Santa

POLICE Scotland jokers have promised not to arrest Santa after tweeting a picture of him on a rooftop in Glasgow. The helicopter team snapped a giant, inflatable Santa tied to the top of a building in the city’s West Regent Street.   Police Scotland Air team tweeted: “Searched rooftops in Glasgow city centre for a […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Athletic icon nurse disciplined for harming elderly patients

Mr Donnelly embarrassed and harmed patients

A SCOTTISH nurse regarded as one of the best fell runners in the world has been disciplined for physically hurting and humiliating elderly patients. Colin Donnelly, a former world and UK fell running champion, was recently described by his bosses at NHS Highland as an “athletic icon”. But he was sacked from his hospital job […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

My puppies were stolen to be sold as Christmas presents, says heartbroken owner


DOG thieves who killed three puppies and stole a further six took them to sell as Christmas presents, the devastated owner claimed yesterday. Darren Smith, 29, found the bodies of the three golden labrador puppies in their kennel last week and the other six missing. Police are investigating the sickening incident which happened at his […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scots fossil expert finds asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs almost killed mammals too


The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs.   Dr. Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences was one of a team of paleontologists who discovered that […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,UK & World | Read More »

Churches targeted by thieves

#999PoliceScot returned this year to much amusement

THIEVES have been targeting churches in Edinburgh with multiple reports of lead being stolen from church roofs.   Broxburn Parish Church in West Lothian has been the main target with three separate thefts with the latest occurring on 11 December.   A builder working in the church discovered the missing lead when he was repairing […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Police,Scottish News | Read More »

More than half of Scotland’s health boards failed to meet cancer waiting targets


Half of the Scotland’s health boards failed to meet cancer referral waiting times according to new figures released today.   The findings emerged in the Scottish government’s final quarterly report on cancer waiting times.   The report shows that NHS boards in Grampian, the Highlands, Orkney, Shetland, Fife, Ayrshire & Arran, Forth Valley, and Greater Glasgow […]

December 16th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Scottish News | Read More »

£5 million redevelopment plans for historic Edinburgh park


Edinburgh’s Saughton Park will undergo a major multimillion pound redevelopment.   The initial designs for the new-look Saughton Park and Gardens will go on display to the public at a special event on in the park’s gardens on Tuesday (16th December).   Visitors to the drop-in exhibition will be able to discuss the provisional £5.3 […]

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

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