Home » Community You are browsing entries filed in “Community”

Girlfriend of stab victim pays tribute to her “hero”

Jordan Mackay & girlfriend

THE GIRLFRIEND of a young man who was killed in the street has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her “hero.” Jordan Mackay, 20, was fatally wounded in South Queensferry at around 1.30am on Sunday morning. His girlfriend Nicole Mckay, 21, said that she was waiting to wake up from the “nightmare,” and that “Jord” was […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Fans booked B&B near new home of T in Park before 2014 event started

MUSIC lovers booked up accommodation near the new home of T in the Park before the first note of the 2014 festival was played. Some B&Bs near Strathallan, Perthshire, are already sold out for the weekend in July 2015. After 18 years at Balado, festival organisers announced they were moving because of safety concerns over […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Community,In Brief,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Orange parade, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

Glasgow Orange Parade, 2014

As the marching season for the Orange Order peaked on Saturday, thousands took to the streets for the Annual Glasgow massed parade with bands and Lodges coming from far and wide, including Northern Ireland.   Orange parade, Glasgow, 5 July 2014 – Images by Deadline News

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Multimedia,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Festival goers can moonlight as Zombies

The undead are set to take over Edinburgh, and you can apply to be one of them. Pic: Bob Jagendorf

Scotland’s biggest jobs website has announced it’s forgoing the living and is looking to recruit the undead. s1jobs are looking for zombies to fill a three week voluntary role during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Candidates must have a proven track record in groaning and drooling, while a taste for human flesh is a preferred skill. […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Entertainment,Jobs,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Ladies Day at the races sold out in record timing

Musselburgh Racecourse, Ladies Day

A RECORD-breaking 9000 guests are set to attend Musselburgh Racecourse’s famous Ladies Day this summer – after the event sold out nine weeks in advance. All tickets for the 14 June event have been snapped up as Scotland’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day celebrates its 10th anniversary. Tickets for the exclusive event were snapped up by […]

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish Government cracks down on empty houses


A £2 million loan fund will be launched to help stop empty homes blighting Scotland’s communities, Housing Minister Keith Brown said today. The new funding was announced as the Unoccupied Properties Bill, which will allow local authorities to charge extra Council Tax on houses that have been empty for more than a year, was introduced […]

March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Scottish News | Read More »

Thousands of kilted Scots runners to take part in world record challenge

Kilted runners- ONLINE

An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people running in kilts, will take place this summer. Scots runners will try to break the original record set by Canadian runners in Ontario, which saw over 1089 kilted enthusiasts pounding the pavements. The attempt will made along the River Tay, in Perth and […]

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Scottish News | Read More »

Darren Fletcher’s cousins set for Scottish football success

McMahon sisters footballers

FOUR teenage sisters are set to follow in their famous cousin’s footsteps – by playing football for Scotland. Natasha, Simone, Dion and Whitney McMahon – cousins of Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher – are on track to be the first family in the country to have four siblings in the national squad. Natasha, 16, and Simone, […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Dates of next Fife Police meetings revealed

The man suffered a head injury after leaving a local pub

LOCALS in Fife have been helping police tackle crime in the area. As part of the Fife Constabulary’s commitment to community engagement, community consultation meetings are held throughout Fife on a bi-monthly basis within the heart of local communities. This allows people to meet with local officers, identify issues they feel affect them and be […]

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Oxfam shop staff stunned by vast comic book donation

Nicholson street Oxfam manager David Hendrie with some of the comics A COLLECTION of 5000 comic books spanning four decades has been donated to a charity shop in Edinburgh. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, left staff at an Oxfam bookshop stunned when they turned up at his flat to pick up the donation […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Community,In the Scottish Press,Local News,News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Pony with extremely overgrown hooves discovered in Fife.

The pony’s hooves were curled from neglect. The Scottish SPCA has sent out an urgent appeal for information after a pony was discovered with extremely overgrown hooves in Fife. The male Shetland pony was tracked down to a small area of land next to Balbeggie Avenue, Thornton, by SSPCA inspectors on Sunday. It had been […]

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Community,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Mine’s a pint – and we’re not talking milk

Parents Paula and Alex McPheators with four-year-old Zoe and two-and-a-half-year-old Oliver By Alan Robertson PARENTS have condemned a council for shutting their children’s nursery and moving it into a “pub.” Almost 40 children aged between two and five will receive their pre-school education inside Dalkeith Miners’ Club, Midlothian, under the plan. Angry staff and parents […]

May 24th, 2011 | Posted in Community,Local News,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Quartermile clowns around for Sick Kids


CHILDREN at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital will enjoy visits from Clown Doctors thanks to money raised by a local property development. Edinburgh’s Quartermile donated £5 on behalf of every visitor to the city centre property development during New Homes Month in September 2010. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation will use the £1,000 raised to fund […]

November 18th, 2010 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pilot scheme hopes to crack crime cycle

Lothian & Borders Police cars.

A NEW scheme aimed at helping drink or drug addicted criminals break their cycle of offending is being piloted in Edinburgh. Working with Sacro, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Prison Service, Lothian and Borders Police say their so called ‘Integrated Offender Management scheme is aimed at what police term “vulnerable offenders” – those […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Warning over homemade bonfires in the Capital

FIRE chiefs in Edinburgh have assured that they don’t want to stop people having fun on Guy Fawkes Night but that they want to ensure that everyone is being safe. Dangerous homemade bonfires are being removed in the Capital in the run up to Bonfire Night. Community safety teams from the City of Edinburgh Council […]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Community,Local News,News,Videos | Read More »

Trapped foster family rescued from blaze as thugs torch home

A TERRIFIED foster family had to be rescued by fire-fighters after their home was torched by thugs leaving them trapped inside. Linda and William Mackenzie were hailed as heroes by emergency crews who said their quick actions in trying to block the flames and smoke at their front door helped save them and foster son […]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Community,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Firefighters visit Edinburgh’s children’s hospital

Crew members from the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service paid a visit to some of the patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh to highlight the dangers associated with bonfire night.

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Community,Local News,News,Scottish News,Videos | Read More »

Edinburgh's Broken Records album homecoming on Monday

INDIE folk six piece Broken Records make a return to their kith and kin of Edinburgh this coming Monday (Oct 25) when they mark the launch of their aptly named new album ‘Let Me Come Home’ with a signing session at Fopp on Rose Street from 5pm. It will be followed with a live set […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Community,Entertainment | Read More »

Silver anniversary celebrations for Edinburgh day centre

by Shaun Milne ONE of Edinburgh’s longest-running day centres is celebrating its 25th anniversary later today (tues). The Rt. Hon. George Grubb, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, will be guest of honour at a special event this afternoon at Drylaw Rainbow Club Day Centre to a commemorative plaque. The building […]

October 19th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Community | Read More »

Scots prisoners help to build effigies for Indian festival parade

Dusherra Celebrations

By Christine Lavelle SOME of Scotland’s hardest prisoners have helped create giant 40ft effigies to be torched to mark a major Hindu celebration this Sunday. The colourful figures are for a parade marking the Indian festival Dusherra held Edinburgh this weekend. Dusherra is a Hindu celebration of good conquering evil, telling the story of Lord […]

October 6th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Community,Scottish News | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • Dr J.P. Harper: I’m a Harper too . . . living in Aberdeen. My family did some geneology too.
  • DanielYT: Student poverty is a disgrace. And to think that all those in government practically went to uni when it...
  • Keepers rock: come down with the full weight of the law. This charity is way above its station .
  • William: The last time I looked, there were all over that part of the Links.
  • Jane Heslop: As a member of Historic Scotland I sincerely hope the Saltire will be flown from the Clock Tower....