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Disabled father forced to spend £3,500 on hotels to be near his cancer-stricken son

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A DISABLED father has been forced to spend £3,500 on hotels over the past two weeks to be close to his cancer-stricken toddler as he battles for life. Doctors in Glasgow are preparing to give two-year-old Kai Laidlaw a bone marrow transplant in a last-ditch bid to save his life. His father, 49-year-old Calvin Laidlaw, […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

NHS paid agency doctor £19K for week’s work

The board admitted spending on temporary consultants has soared in recent years

NHS chiefs have been condemned for paying an agency doctor more than £19,000 for a week’s work – the equivalent of £1m a year. The consultant psychiatrist earned an astonishing £19,305.22 for 40 hours on duty plus the rest of the week on call. The figures mean Western Isles NHS Board paid the unnamed medic […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Health,Top Stories | Read More »

Quarter of dogs north of border not microchipped

Vets estimate a quarter of Scottish dogs are not microchipped

SCOTS dog owners are among the most reluctant in the UK to get their pets microchipped. Vets estimate that a quarter of dogs north of the border have not had a chip embedded – a quick, cheap and painless procedure that allows lost animals rapidly to be identified. Only the West Midlands has a lower […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Besotted social worker struck off

Mr Gorman formed a relationship with his ex-client

A BESOTTED social worker who wrote a book of love poems about an ex-client has been struck off. Brian Gorman broke the profession’s rules by forming a relationship with ‘KW’ six months after she ceased to be in his care for drug and alcohol abuse with Aberdeen Council. But after she ended the relationship, he […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Labour Cllr apologises for “elderly a burden” slur

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A LABOUR councillor has apologised after describing elderly residents in his wealthy seaside town as a “burden” on the community. Jim Goodfellow made the controversial comment at a public meeting to debate plans for new retirement flats in North Berwick, East Lothian. In a failed bid to oppose the plan, the 67-year-old – a retired […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

Flat in Edinburgh former boarding school that inspired St Trinian’s goes on market

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A FLAT in the former school that inspired St Trinian’s is on the market for well over £500,000. The grand Victorian villa in one of the most exclusive postcodes in Edinburgh was once home to 60 pupils. Two girls from the school – called St Trinneans – meet cartoonist Ronald Searle in Scotland in 1941 […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Moment kayaker rescues dolphin from drowning in seaweed

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A VIDEO captures the heartwarming moment a dolphin was saved from drowning by kayakers after getting hopelessly tangled in seaweed. The rescuers were alerted to the dolphin’s distress by the postman who spotted it on his round on the Isle of Barra in the Western Isles yesterday (Monday).     Remarkable footage from after the […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Nurse put patient in pain in store cupboard

Mrs Jackson wheeled the patient into a store cupboard

A NURSE wheeled a man crying out in pain into a store cupboard and left him there for two hours – to stop him “disturbing other patients”. Linda Jackson was working the night shift when she moved the man, who was on morphine-based pain relief, out of his usual bay. The patient, who had recently […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

One O’Clock gun “shoots down” gull

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THE good news is that we’ve finally found a way to deal with pesky seagulls – the bad news is you need an artillery piece.   A tourist’s video has captured the moment a gull got its comeuppance when it flew within inches of the muzzle of Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock gun at the moment […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Cameron Buchanan to stand down as MSP in 2016

Cameron Buchanan MSP pictured in his parliamentary office. 21 January 2014. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

SCOTTISH Conservative MSP Cameron Buchanan has announced he will stand down at the 2016 Holyrood elections. The Edinburgh and Lothians MSP and local government spokesman is retiring because “he wants to give new candidates a fair chance of standing for the Scottish Parliament.” Buchanan has had a long and varied career. He took over from Magnus Magnusson […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

Scotland’s design graduates dominate UK awards

The award winners

HALF of this year’s New Design Awards, the UK’s biggest showcase for young designers, were won by graduates of Scottish higher education institutions. Six of the thirteen main awards and half the associate prizes presented were won by graduates from Scotland’s art schools and universities. Glasgow School of Art graduates won three awards, including two from […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Domestic abuse protection goes national

The First Minister announced the programme today

WOMEN and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland will be rolled out across the country later this year. The First Minister and Chief Constable Sir Stephen House made […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Police hunt driver behind parking fail

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A VIDEO of one of the worst parking attempts ever has gone viral after a driver smashed into a block of flats, almost hit a woman and child and then drove away. Police are hunting the driver of the yellow car caught on camera trying to park in a street in Falkirk, Bo’ness.     […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Angry customer posts pic of bacon and “hummingbird” egg roll

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A DISGRUNTLED traveller has attempted to shame airport caterers by posting a hilarious picture of his £3.20 “bacon and egg” roll. The egg in the picture is so small it has been described as coming from a hummingbird while the rasher could be from a micropig. Together, the ingredients are lost in a large, apparently […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Fisherman loses leg in horrific rope accident at sea

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A FISHERMAN lost a leg in a horrific accident at sea when a rope wrapped around the limb and “snapped” it in two. Paul Buchan was in danger of bleeding to death in the middle of the North Sea but his life was saved by the quick actions of the ship’s cook. Paul, 22, survived […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Green councillor for Leith Walk steps down to focus on battle for parliament seat

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Maggie Chapman, Green councillor for Leith Walk, has announced she will step down as a councillor in order to focus on winning a Green seat in the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. She recently topped a selection ballot of North East party members to be the party’s lead candidate in the North East region. Maggie is […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Rookie racer Christie backs web safety drive for L-plate teens

Christie Doran is ambassador for Good Egg Safety

  Scottish racing rookie Christie Doran  is backing an innovative online campaign to steer L-plate drivers out of trouble. The 20-year-old rising track star is an ambassador for Good Egg Driving, a Scottish initiative helping thousands of novice motorists. The distinctive red-haired racer says the the newly launched website http://www.goodeggdrivers.com will help save young drivers from accidents […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Calmac staff save heart attack victim’s life

The man became ill whilst waiting to board the Calmac ferry in Oban

CALMAC staff have saved a man’s life after he suffered a heart attack waiting to board a ferry. The alarm was raised when a 70-year-old man became unwell whilst waiting in the queue at Oban earlier this month. Noticing he was in distress, his wife ran into the terminal building to ask staff for help. […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Health | Read More »

VIDEO: Colour Me Rad, Glasgow (June 28, 2015)

The popular Coulour Me Rad, charity 5K fun run had it's Glasgow leg in Glasgow Green on Sunday, 28th June, 2015. Despite some bad weather, thousands of runners and walkers turned out for a fun day.

IN PIC................. Runners get hit with a different colour paint at various points on the course.

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June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Videos | Read More »

Eco-friendly fashion to take centre stage at Edinburgh’s Fashion Festival

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‘Eco-friendly’ fashion will take centre stage at this year’s Edinburgh International Fashion Festival. The event, which takes place from 23 to 26 July, will work with Zero Waste Scotland to help make fashion sustainable. A Love Your Clothes campaign will encourage people to value their clothes, and call on consumers to buy quality items and […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

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