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JK Rowling has twitter chat – with herself

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JK ROWLING revealed the name of her new book today (Friday) – during a Twitter conversation with herself. The author delighted fans by announcing she had finished her third novel in the Cormoran Strike series and had named it “Career of Evil”. Rowling revealed the title was inspired by a song of the same name […]

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

£1.6bn gold rush predicted for tiny Scottish hamlet

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The tiny Aberdeenshire hamlet of Towie could be home to a £1.6bn Scottish gold rush according experts. Mining giant Koza has partnered with a Scottish firm that has already uncovered high quality gold in the bedrock of the community so small it doesn’t even have a shop. It is predicted a “multi-million” ounce deposit of […]

April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Former youth hostel sell off includes Italian sculptures worth £500,000

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A FORMER youth hostel is selling off its contents – including fabulous Italian sculptures worth £500,000. While most youth hostels are known for bunk beds and outside toilets, Carbisdale Castle boasted marble statues up to 200 years old and dozens of nineteenth-century paintings. For years weary hill walkers would get a shock when they traipsed […]

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

Deaf woman left in hospital for three days without interpreter

Tayside NHS apologised for their failure to provide a sign language interpreter

A DEAF woman spent almost three days in a Tayside hospital without being provided with a sign language interpreter. A report from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) found that the woman, referred to only as “Miss A”, was “left in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, without an interpreter for nearly three days.” The damning review notes […]

April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Greyfriar’s Bobby comes back to life – in GTA V

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GREYFRIAR’S Bobby has been brought back to life – in the ultraviolent world of Grand Theft Auto V. The Scottish makers of the hit video game have snuck the legendary terrier into the latest version of the hit game. Eagle-eyed gamers spotted the dog waiting patiently beside a headstone in a graveyard in the fictional […]

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

Virtual lessons for students as uni aims for carbon-neutral degree

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UNIVERSITY lecturers are notorious for hot air but one Scottish university has promised to deliver a carbon neutral degree. The University of Edinburgh says its MSc in Carbon Management will have absolutely no carbon footprint. Students will be taught through the “virtual delivery” of lessons so no greenhouse gas emissions are generated travelling to classes. […]

April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Scotland’s best up-and-coming chefs set to put on a feast

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SCOTLAND’S best up-and-coming chefs are set to put on a feast at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park. In a celebration of the country’s “Year of Food and Drink”, trainee chefs will create dishes against the iconic backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Palace. Over the course of the weekend beginning Friday 8th May, the Holyrood Kitchen pop-up […]

April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Campaign to reform private rent in Scotland launched by Shelter

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A campaign to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fairer and fit for families has been launched in Edinburgh. Shelter Scotland aims to build public support for reforming private tenancy regime which often sees households on short-term rental agreements. The charity has invited local politicians to sign up to the campaign – Make Renting Right. […]

April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Couple lost small fortune restoring fortress to former glory

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A CASTLE-loving couple have revealed they lost a small fortune restoring a 600-year-old Scottish fortress to its former glory. Janet and John Brennan spent eight years and hundreds of thousands of pounds turning Barholm Castle from a ruin into a stylish and luxurious dream home. They bought the 15th Century castle in Dumfries and Galloway, […]

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

JK Rowling suffering “writer’s back”

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JK ROWLING has revealed she is suffering “writer’s back” from sitting in her chair for too long. The multi-millionaire author, 49, confirmed yesterday (Thu) that her condition is so bad that she felt her “vertebrae had fused”. She wrote to her 4.5m twitter fans: “I have Writer’s back, which is a painful condition resulting from […]

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

How gardening granddad keeps fit mowing 14 miles of lawn every day

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A gardening grandfather is keeping fit at 80 by pushing his lawnmower four miles – every day. While most of us dread the grass-cutting season, Andrew Moore cuts an acre daily using a push-style mower and a further four acres on his sit-on mower. Andrew turned 80 in February this year and attributes his astonishing […]

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

CalMac ferry in running to become Lego model

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A CALMAC ferry is in the running to be made into an official Lego Model. MV Loch Shira, which runs between Largs on the Ayrshire coast and the Isle of Cumbrae, has been put up for the accolade by a member of the public. If successful the state owned boat would join the likes of […]

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Tiny fox cub with rare grey coat rescued after losing mother

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A TINY fox cub with unusual grey fur has been rescued from certain death in East Kilbride. The four week old fox was found distressed and alone after being separated from her mother in the South Lanarkshire town.       No bigger than a bag of sugar the cute cub has been named Blondie […]

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police hunt man who sexually assaulted toddler in the street

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POLICE are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a toddler in a city street. The attacker – wearing a wooly hat despite the warm weather – “inappropriately touched” the boy early on Tuesday evening. The incident happened in Pennywell Gardens, in the Muirhouse area of the Edinburgh, at about 6.45pm.   The attacker is described […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Social worker who treated dog so badly it died faces being thrown out of the profession

Yewster was in such a poor state, vets had no choice but euthanasia

A SOCIAL worker who neglected her dog so badly it had to be put down faces being kicked out of the profession. Linda Murphy cared for children as young as two but failed to take her terrier to the vet when he was suffering from severe hair loss, scabby skin and inflamed areas around his […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Man takes turkey flock for walk – in middle of town

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A RETIRED pub owner takes his flock of turkeys for a daily walk – in the middle of one of Scotland’s biggest towns. Brian Moodie takes up to 14 of his feathered pets on walks near his home in Falkirk, within a few metres of houses, passing cars, and dog walkers. But the 68-year-old insists […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police release first picture of Leith murder victim Alexander Duncan

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POLICE have released a picture of murder victim Alexander Duncan, whose body was found in a house in Leith on Sunday. The 59-year-old died in a “horrendous” attack and detectives want to hear from anyone who may have information.   They are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Primrose Street area, and […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

100th anniversary of Ypres chlorine attack is reminder of need to get rid of all WMDs, says Red Cross chief

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RED Cross chiefs have marked the 100th anniversary of a deadly gas attack during the First World War to urge faster progress towards getting rid of weapons of mass destruction. Chlorine gas was used by Germany in an attack on the Belgian town of Ypres, resulting in many troops being asphyxiated or shot as they […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

NHS Lothian hope to transform hospital food following public consultation

Health chiefs claim 90% of inpatients are happy with hospital food but they want to raise standards

HOSPITAL food could be transformed as a result of public consultation by one of Scotland’s biggest health boards. NHS Lothian is asking for feedback on its major new proposals, called “Our Food, Our Health, Our Care.” Patients, staff and public are being urged to have their say on food and nutrition and the chance to […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Warmworks Scotland will aim to battle fuel poverty with £224m scheme

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FUEL poverty in Scotland is to be tackled by a new £224m scheme, funded by the Scottish Government. The scheme aims to help householders from start to finish, making their homes warmer and more comfortable. It will bring improved comfort and financial benefits to tens of thousands of Scots by reducing CO2 levels and improving […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

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