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Scots fossil expert finds asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs almost killed mammals too


The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs.   Dr. Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences was one of a team of paleontologists who discovered that […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,UK & World | Read More »

Churches targeted by thieves

#999PoliceScot returned this year to much amusement

THIEVES have been targeting churches in Edinburgh with multiple reports of lead being stolen from church roofs.   Broxburn Parish Church in West Lothian has been the main target with three separate thefts with the latest occurring on 11 December.   A builder working in the church discovered the missing lead when he was repairing […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Police,Scottish News | Read More »

£5 million redevelopment plans for historic Edinburgh park


Edinburgh’s Saughton Park will undergo a major multimillion pound redevelopment.   The initial designs for the new-look Saughton Park and Gardens will go on display to the public at a special event on in the park’s gardens on Tuesday (16th December).   Visitors to the drop-in exhibition will be able to discuss the provisional £5.3 […]

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

Aberdeen man banned from owning dogs for life

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An Aberdeenshire owner dog owner has been banned from owning dogs for life after leaving his pet starving to death.   Gary Thomson, 30, of Bethelnie Cottages, Oldmeldrum, was sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday (12 December).   Thomson pled guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his six year old American bull dog named […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Woman who rescued dying dog writes a touching book about the last months of his life


A WORKING farm dog who was found abandoned and dying of cancer was rescued by a woman who was inspired by him to write a touching book about the last months of his life and how he helped her.   Bob, a 13 year-old collie was found wondering in January and was picked up by […]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Santa parks his sleigh on a double yellow


SANTA could be struggling to make it on December 25 if these snaps are anything to go by. A passer-by photographed Santa parked on double yellow lines in Edinburgh at the weekend.   And it looked on first inspection that he’d fallen victim to the city’s notoriously efficient army of traffic wardens. Fractions of a […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Man crushed by lorry following row over drugs


A DISPUTE between two men over a prescription ended with one of them being crushed under the wheels of a lorry, witnesses claimed yesterday (Mon).   Hydraulic lifting gear had to be used to free the victim from under the HGV following the horrific incident in Edinburgh. The man was taken to hospital where his […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,Top Stories | Read More »

Eight year old boy killed after being hit by van named

Pic Katielee Arrowsmith/Deadline News..Lothian and Boarders Police

  Police Scotland have named the young boy who died after being hit by a van yesterday evening.   Iain Sturrock,8 years-old, was hit by a white Citroen Berlingo van shortly before 5pm yesterday.   The accident took place on Seafield Street, Portsoy in Aberdeenshire.   The family of Iain released the following statement:   […]

December 5th, 2014 | Posted in In Brief,Local News | Read More »

Courier provides first ever mobile cloakroom

A courier driver helped a procession marking the 225th anniversary of one of Scotland’s best known buildings – by providing a mobile cloakroom service for the mile-long march.   Hundreds of academics took part in an eye catching procession through the streets to mark the anniversary of when the foundation stone was laid for Edinburgh […]

December 5th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

Woman drove 500 miles to bury frozen cat at pet cemetery


A PET cemetery in the north of Scotland is proving so popular one woman drove 500 miles to bury her deep-frozen dead cat.   The beach site in the Moray fishing village of Cullen has been growing for 22 years since former binman Stephen Findlay buried the local doctor’s dog.   The cemetery has grown […]

December 4th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Man convicted of stabbing 17 year old boy in the heart

Jamie Wishart

A man who killed a 17 year boy by stabbing him in the hearts has been convicted of culpable homicide.   Jamie Wishart was found guilty of killing 17 year-old Connor Cleave after stabbing him in an attack on Simon Crescent, Methilhill in the early hours of Tuesday 8 April.   Connor’s heart was punctured […]

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,Police,Scottish News | Read More »

Stained glass window for WWI Christmas Truce war hero


A specially commissioned stained glass window has been installed in Loretto School’s Chapel to commemorate one of its former teachers who was instrumental in the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas Truce   Archibald Buchanan-Dunlop, a former pupil and teacher from the school, is to have a the stain glassed window unveiled to commemorate 100th […]

December 1st, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Worldwide competition sees school kids’ robots battle it out


  LEGO robots built by Scottish School children will be put through their paces this weekend as kids from around the world take part in a competition designed to inspire the next generation of computer scientists.   The FIRST LEGO League championship (FLL) will see children, aged 9 – 16, challenged as their custom built […]

November 28th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Edinburgh Castle voted the UK’s top heritage attraction for 4th year running


Edinburgh Castle has been named the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction for a record fourth year running at the 2014 British Travel Awards (BTAs).   This year’s BTAs – the largest consumer voted awards in the UK – saw the castle, Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, once again lift the title, following a public […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Friends of tragic Elie gather in tribute


FRIENDS of a tragic 13-year-old girl who took her own life gathered for a candle-lit vigil in her memory.   Elie Mcilwaine died at her home in Edinburgh on Thursday night, it is believed after taking an overdose.   Broughton High, where she was an S2 pupil, held a charity ‘Wear it Pink’ dress down […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Garage owner’s car vandalised

CCTV footage of the vandal who attacked Brian McPhillips vehicle

A HOMEOWNER has released CCTV footage of the moment a vandal poured acid on his Range Rover. The attack caused £3,000-worth of damage to the paintwork on Brian McPhillips’ car. The footage, filmed from his house in Prestonpans, East Lothian, shows a man wearing a grey hoodie walk up to the motor. He can be […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Rape in Leith Links

lieth links rape

DETECTIVES are hunting a rapist who subjected a woman to a “horrendous” knifepoint attack just 250 metres from a major city police station. The suspect – described as being of Pakistani or South Asian appearance – struck in Leith Links, Edinburgh, close to Leith Police Station. Police taped off an area of the park following […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

US musician facing deportation to receive lifetime achievement award

US musician facing deportation to receive lifetime achievement award

A LEGENDARY percussionist facing deportation from Scotland is to receive a lifetime achievement award from one of the world’s biggest musical charities. Steve Forman, who has played with John Lennon and David Bowie, is to be kicked out of the country because he is paid too little by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Local News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Great War veteran’s Armistice Day Victoria Cross

Walter Lorrain Brodie VC MC

He is said to have been a keen sportsman, a good shot, and, when opportunity offered, a keen follower to hounds, he was a member of the Grand Masonic Lodge. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant, The Highland Light Infantry on March 2, 1904, promoted Lieutenant on June 19, 1908, and Captain on September 10, 1914. […]

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Fitness to teach hearing for child porn teacher


A BOARDING school teacher who escaped jail after being caught with child porn images on his computer is set to be struck off the teaching register. Samuel Henley, a former maths teacher at the £32,000 a year Gordonstoun boarding school was sacked after police searched his parents home in July 2010 and found computers, one […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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