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Epic parking fail as two women spend 17 minutes parking their car

(Youtube - Glasgow Steph)

A HILARIOUS video shows the moment two women took over 17 minutes and six attempts to park their car. The footage, uploaded by ‘Glasgow Steph’, documents their painstaking efforts to reverse park a red mini cooper in a tight space in Townhead, Glasgow. The car, which appears to have a green learning sticker attached to […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Social worker struck off for marrying convicted murderer

Stevens admitted the eight charges at a hearing with the Scottish Social Services Council

A SOCIAL worker who married a convicted murderer while he was on home leave from prison has been struck off. Lynne Stevens, from Prestonpans, East Lothian, was Robert Eadie’s social worker on and off for six years while he served his sentence at HMP Edinburgh. She married Eadie, who tortured and killed a co-worker in […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Search for munro bagging dog that fell into gorge


THE search is on for a munro bagging dog that fell into a gorge and was swept away by rapids near Ben Nevis. Kai the collie has scaled 120 Scottish mountains and is described as an “experienced” climber – but fell through heather at the side of the of Glen Nevis footpath. The popular route, […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Bride and groom turn up to wedding in police car


A BRIDE and groom whose wedding car broke down shocked their guests when they rolled up in the back of a police vehicle. Stephanie and David Ritchie has only just tied the knot and were on the way to their wedding reception when the classic car broke down.     The hour long ride from […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Fife man swapped iPhone for pizza at T in the Park


A FIFE man is looking for a replacement mobile after trading his iPhone 5 for a bite of pizza at T in the Park. Dunfermline resident Allan Banning made a post to social media looking for a new phone, claiming that he gave up his £180 handset in a trade for pizza at the festival […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

Average Property Prices increase by 3.5 per cent to £167,765

Edinburgh property costs  £237,286 on average

THE Registers of Scotland published statistics today showing that the average price of a residential property in Scotland increased by 3.5% . The average price of a residential property is now £167,765, the highest figure recorded for this quarter since Registers of Scotland began compiling quarterly statistics in 2003.   The highest percentage rise was recorded in West […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Business,In Brief,Scottish News | Read More »

Tube station mosaics to be seen in new light in artist’s home city

The artwork at its current home

MUCH-LOVED mosaics designed for a London Underground station by the celebrated sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi are to be reassembled in the artist’s home city. The colourful works, which have adorned the walls of Tottenham Court Road station for the past 30 years will eventually be placed on public display at the University of Edinburgh. The mosaics, which […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Edinburgh Food Festival Takes Over George Square Gardens


THE Edinburgh Food Festival will officially launch in Assembly’s George Square Gardens tomorrow and is open for business until 2 August, midday until midnight. The gardens will be bustling with top quality Street Food and local food producers are showcasing Scotland’s natural larder to both locals and visitors alike. The festival offers revellers the chance […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

East Kilbride nursing home carer sentenced for assaulting resident

The worker was struck off for assaulting a resident

AN assistant at an East Kilbride nursing home has been ordered to carry out 200 of hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order after being convicted of assaulting an 86-year-old resident. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that Cecilia Brady had been along with another carer, assisting the man in his room at the residential […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,In Brief | Read More »

Scotland to host World Hepatitis Summit

Hepatitis is common among intravenous drug users

PATIENTS, policy-makers and experts from around the world will meet in Glasgow this September to discuss global efforts to tackle viral hepatitis. The first World Hepatitis Summit will be held at the SECC on 2-4 September. The three day gathering is a World Hepatitis Alliance and World Health Organisation event; hosted by the Scottish Government […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Scottish News | Read More »

First Minister meets with Chinese Government

The First Minister met with several Chinese officials

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today held talks with State Councillor Yang Jie Chi – who holds China’s most senior foreign affairs role. The First Minister and Councillor Yang discussed the strengthening relationship between the two countries and how Scotland and China can develop new partnerships in the areas of business, innovation and education. The […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Scottish News | Read More »

Fundraiser for tragic three-year-old

Lydia MacDonald died of an asthma attack last month

A TAKEAWAY owner is raising money for a tragic three-year-old who was discovered by the body of his dead mother. Mason Martin was alone with 28-year-old Lydia MacDonald when she died of an asthma attack at their home in Perth last month. He was trapped in the property for two days until concerned friends raised […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Prince William praises BAFTA young games designers

HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton

THE Duke of Cambridge today praised the winners of the 2015 BAFTA Young Game designers (YGD) competition. The winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly, London, in association with Nominet Trust.     And in a seal of Royal approval, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, called the 10-18 year olds “the stars […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Face of young Copper Age man revealed for first time


THE face of a young man dating from the Copper Age, whose skeleton was discovered at Boatbridge Quarry in Thankerton, has been recreated by experts at the University of Dundee.         The image is on show to the public at the newly opened Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum. The man’s skeleton was found in […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Concern for cod stocks with breeding rates impacted by noisy neighbours


SCOTTISH scientist have discovered evidence that man-made noise causes stress in cod – affecting their ability to breed. The fish super favourite appears to like the quiet life, finding noise from marine turbines and shipping a bit off putting. The research from Stirling University involved laboratory fish being subjected to sounds similar to those from […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Watchdog warns of increasing contamination of Scottish drinking water


SCOTTISH water has come under fire from the official safety watchdog for a “deterioration throughout the water supply system”. A report by the water regulator reveals 53 significant, serious and major incidents across Scotland in 2014. Water quality standards of coliform bacteria, an indicator of contamination, were breached an astonishing 40 during that time. That […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Pressure on canine governing body to give dogs back their Scottish identity


A CAMPAIGN for a much loved breed of dog to get its Scottish identity back has been launched. Currently the ‘Scottish Deerhound’ is only recognised as the ‘Deerhound’ by The Kennel Club. But now hundreds of people are are putting pressure on the canine governing body to change its stance. Almost 400 people have signed […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Donald Trump has a stake in wind power company


DONALD Trump, an outspoken critic of wind turbines, has revealed he has shares in a wind power company. The billionaire businessman’s stake in Nextera Energy has been made public as he bids to become the next President of the United States of America. The tycoon, worth around £6.5 billion and whose mother was from the […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Eagle films the moment it’s buzzed by buzzard

Photographs show the moment the eagle was attacked by a wild buzzard

AN EAGLE carrying a miniature video camera filmed the moment it was ambushed by a buzzard. Stunning in-flight photographs show the raptor swooping on the trained eagle and attacking with its talons before flying off amid a shower of feathers. Marra, a white-tailed sea eagle, managed to fight off the buzzard and escaped unharmed.   […]

July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Boxing helps father with cancer fight the disease


A FATHER of three with thyroid cancer has turned to boxing to help him fight the disease. Kevin McBrierty from Musselburgh, East Lothian, has returned to the gym just days after undergoing radiation treatment. The 29-year-old had to stay in isolation for two weeks as radioactive medicine pulsed through his body, killing the cancer cells. But the […]

July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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