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Scotland’s answer to School of Rock gets £300K to triple numbers

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SCOTLAND’S real-life answer to School of Rock has been awarded a £300,000 grant by lottery chiefs. Dads Rock in Edinburgh is a nursery group run by men where youngsters get a healthy serving of Queen classics alongside their morning snack. Like something out of Jack Black’s classic comedy, youngsters get to play guitars, drums and […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Taxpayers fork out £4 a time for council’s toe curling soap operas

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A CASH-strapped council has been condemned for squandering £10,000 on toe-curling soap operas.   Only 2,500 people have watched the East Lothian Council mini-dramas on YouTube – meaning they cost taxpayers £4 every time they were viewed.   The River City-style episodes, featuring professional actors, are meant to provide a handy guide to services.   […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Heavy waves and wind left Lewis beaches plastered with foam two feet thick

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LEWIS is in a lather after heavy waves and wind left beaches plastered with foam two feet thick. The island’s Dalmore beach was covered in a mass of froth on Tuesday morning as a result of organic matter in the water being whipped up. Chris Murray, from Inverness, took pictures of his dog playing in […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Pink Floyd legend condemns “tragic” plan to deport top US musician from Scotland

American musician wants to stay

A LEGENDARY American session musician who worked with David Bowie and Pink Floyd as well as creating music for countless movies is battling deportation from Scotland.   Percussionist Steve Forman has been passing on his skills to dozens of students at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow – without costing UK taxpayers “a dime”. […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Deer has a break with a KitKat


A DEER has been captured on video having a break – with a KitKat. The clip shows the “wild” animal taking the chocolate snack from a motorist amid the splendour of Glencoe. The deer – which appears to show no fear – sticks its head almost inside the car before being hand fed. After swallowing […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

Scots restaurant has made 430,000 pizzas with 18-year-old dough

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A SCOTTISH restaurant has served up more than 430,000 pizzas – all made with dough that is now 18 years old. The Glasgow eaterie created a sample of “sour dough” at its opening in 1998 which it has kept alive ever since. Chefs regularly take a small sample of the original dough and add it […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

OAPs body-swerve cops to occupy Scotland Office

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PENSIONERS breezed past police to “occupy” the offices of the Secretary of State for Scotland yesterday – only to discover he was on holiday.   Veteran anti-nuclear campaigners targeted Alistair Carmichael’s workplace amid the stately surroundings of Edinburgh’s west end.   The protesters, who normally attempt to blockade the gates of Faslane in the west […]

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

Meteorology and two veg: cloud forms monster penis over Scotland


A PHOTOGRAPHER went out to capture shafts of sunlight and ended up with meteorology and two veg. John Seggie caught the astonishingly willy-like cloud formation in the skies above Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire on Wednesday evening. John, 60, who swears the picture is 100% genuine, said: “It gave me a bit of a laugh. I was […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Teacher threatened to sue girl over mental health problems

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A FURIOUS teacher blamed pupils for his mental health problems – even threatening to sue one girl. Francis Carlton’s conduct at two Glasgow schools was “so serious” he could not be allowed to remain in the classroom, the profession’s watchdog revealed yesterday (Mon). In another incident, a fellow teacher placed himself between Mr Carlton and […]

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

Van man snapped on mobile next to safety sign


A VAN driver has been snapped on his mobile next to a sign boasting that his firm is “committed to keeping Scotland safe”. The photograph was taken on Monday at the Gogar roundabout, one of Edinburgh’s biggest and busiest junctions. The driver with security firm CSS can clearly be seen with his left hand poised […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Teuchter Wagons website celebrates the Highland’s worst cars


A HILARIOUS website has been set up to celebrate the battered, tattered and shattered vehicles used by many residents of the Highlands and islands. Teuchter Wagons shows incredibly crumpled cars, pickup trucks piled high with hay – and even a sheep wearing a seatbelt. For the benefit of townies, the Facebook page defines a Teuchter […]

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

Sir Chris – I won’t be a pushy dad

Hoy believes that parents risk putting their child off a sport for life if they are too hard on them.

SIR CHRIS Hoy has vowed not to be a pushy parent and make fun “the centre of everything”. The cycling legend, who became a father last week , said he did not want to be a parent who “screamed” at their children and told them off for not performing. His wife Sarra gave birth to […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Billy goat’s guff wins former rugby star a £10K car


A FORMER Scotland rugby international won a £10,000 car – by correctly guessing where a goat would poo. Grant Mckelvey, who played at Murrayfield against South Africa in 1997, got top prize in the bizarre charity competition at Haddington Rugby Club, East Lothian. The pitch was divided into 2m by 2m squares and competitors paid […]

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

Northern Lights photographed above Callanish Stones

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A PHOTOGRAPHER has captured a breathtakingly beautiful image of the Northern Lights above one of Scotland’s most iconic neolithic monuments. The image of ghostly green lights dancing above the Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis was taken by Sandie Maciver. The unforgettable sights was the result of crystal clear skies and a peak of […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

OAP must drive 80 miles to visit dementia patient wife


AN 80-year-old man must drive 80 miles to see his dementia patient wife – because a Scottish city lacks the facilities to care for her.   Reg McInally has to make the round trip from Inverness to Grantown-on-Spey to see Christine, his wife of 58 years.   Reg was caring for his wife at their […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Police investigation which DNA-tested suspects thought poisoned hens were buzzards

Police believe the dead birds may have looked something like this

POLICE DNA-tested at least three men suspected of poisoning buzzards – even though the dead birds turned out to be hens. Police Scotland said a fortnight ago that it had launched a probe into the deaths of the six raptors, whose remains were found in a field near Fourdon, Aberdeenshire. Although police did not point […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Teacher free to return to classroom less than a year after being struck off for racially aggravated conduct

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A TEACHER who racially abused a nightclub bouncer is free to return to the classroom less than a year after she was struck off.   Rachael Patterson got drunk and danced on a table before making monkey noises during the incident in Aberdeen.   The 29-year-old was convicted of racially aggravated conduct, sacked from her […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Exotic lizard left to die in its tank

The SSPCA said they receive a lot of unwanted exotic creatures because people underestimate the hard work and knowledge required to look after these types of animals

AN exotic lizard was dumped and left to die in its tank next to a waste disposal site. The badly malnourished bearded dragon, called Chaplin, only survived after a chance discovery by a dog walker. An animal charity condemned Chaplin’s owner for throwing him away “like a piece of rubbish” and warned that, if caught, […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Potholes cost Scottish Government over £220 million to fix

Since 2007 the cost of filling potholes has totaled over £57 million.

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has spent a staggering £220m on repairing potholes in the last financial year. The costs are £53 million more than the previous financial year after which seen 17 out of 26 councils overspent on road repairs with East Dunbartonshire exceeding their budget by more than £1 million. The Scottish Borders were the worst […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

Leatherback turtle may have been killed by creel ropes

Leatherback turtles are the largest living turtles and are protected endangered species

A massive 6ft leatherback turtle was discovered dead and tangled in creel ropes by a fisherman in Scotland.   The underwater giant, an incredibly rare sight in Scottish waters, is feared to have drowned off the north west coast of Scotland. A post mortem is due to be carried out later today.   The exotic […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

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