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Billy goat’s guff wins former rugby star a £10K car

Dylan won the former rugby star a new car worth £10,000

A FORMER Scotland rugby international won a £10,000 car – by correctly guessing where a goat would poo. Grant Mckelvey, who played at Murrayfield against South Africa in 1997, got top prize in the bizarre charity competition at Haddington Rugby Club, East Lothian. The pitch was divided into 2m by 2m squares and competitors paid […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Northern Lights photographed above Callanish Stones

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A PHOTOGRAPHER has captured a breathtakingly beautiful image of the Northern Lights above one of Scotland’s most iconic neolithic monuments. The image of ghostly green lights dancing above the Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis was taken by Sandie Maciver. The unforgettable sights was the result of crystal clear skies and a peak of […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

OAP must drive 80 miles to visit dementia patient wife

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AN 80-year-old man must drive 80 miles to see his dementia patient wife – because a Scottish city lacks the facilities to care for her.   Reg McInally has to make the round trip from Inverness to Grantown-on-Spey to see Christine, his wife of 58 years.   Reg was caring for his wife at their […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Police investigation which DNA-tested suspects thought poisoned hens were buzzards

Police believe the dead birds may have looked something like this

POLICE DNA-tested at least three men suspected of poisoning buzzards – even though the dead birds turned out to be hens. Police Scotland said a fortnight ago that it had launched a probe into the deaths of the six raptors, whose remains were found in a field near Fourdon, Aberdeenshire. Although police did not point […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Teacher free to return to classroom less than a year after being struck off for racially aggravated conduct

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A TEACHER who racially abused a nightclub bouncer is free to return to the classroom less than a year after she was struck off.   Rachael Patterson got drunk and danced on a table before making monkey noises during the incident in Aberdeen.   The 29-year-old was convicted of racially aggravated conduct, sacked from her […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Exotic lizard left to die in its tank

The SSPCA said they receive a lot of unwanted exotic creatures because people underestimate the hard work and knowledge required to look after these types of animals

AN exotic lizard was dumped and left to die in its tank next to a waste disposal site. The badly malnourished bearded dragon, called Chaplin, only survived after a chance discovery by a dog walker. An animal charity condemned Chaplin’s owner for throwing him away “like a piece of rubbish” and warned that, if caught, […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Potholes cost Scottish Government over £220 million to fix

Since 2007 the cost of filling potholes has totaled over £57 million.

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has spent a staggering £220m on repairing potholes in the last financial year. The costs are £53 million more than the previous financial year after which seen 17 out of 26 councils overspent on road repairs with East Dunbartonshire exceeding their budget by more than £1 million. The Scottish Borders were the worst […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

Leatherback turtle may have been killed by creel ropes

Leatherback turtles are the largest living turtles and are protected endangered species

A massive 6ft leatherback turtle was discovered dead and tangled in creel ropes by a fisherman in Scotland.   The underwater giant, an incredibly rare sight in Scottish waters, is feared to have drowned off the north west coast of Scotland. A post mortem is due to be carried out later today.   The exotic […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Gulf War vet lived in garden shed for 15 years

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  A TRAUMATISED Gulf War veteran has revealed that he lived in his garden shed for 15 years to help him get over the war.   Vince Davidson, from Coldstream, Scottish Borders, only emerged from the windowless, 10ft by 10ft shed earlier this year.   The 49-year-old fought with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

OAP couple first to climb all 726 Scots peaks over 2,000ft

Sheila, 65, and Bill Simpson, 70, from Arbroath

A SCOTS pensioner couple have completed a 20-year mission to climb all 726 of Scotland’s hills over 2,000ft.   Sheila, 65, and Bill Simpson, 70, from Arbroath recently finished their mammoth feat – climbing the equivalent of around two million feet – or 30 Mount Everests.   To do this they tackled all 282 Munros […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Spiderboy, 5, clambers 30ft on to roof of building

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A FIVE-year-old boy with a Spiderman obsession climbed 30ft on to the roof of his home.   Owen Allan scaled the entire three-storey building in Rosyth, Fife, by clinging to wooden slats.   Owen’s feat of daring was discovered by his horrified mother, Wendy, who spotted his legs casually dangling over the side.   The […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Police Scotland chief angered by altered figure allegations

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POLICE Scotland’s chief constable has angrily hit out at claims the force has been manipulating crime figures.   Sir Stephen House said he was “annoyed” and “upset” by allegations the figures had been altered for political ends – and vowed that he would not tolerate such activity.   His comments came ahead of a Scottish […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Police,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Delight as Mackenzie, 10, “beats cancer’s butt”

Mackenzie is all smiles as she takes in cancer and wins

A BRAVE schoolgirl who whose treatment for cancer made Scottish medical history has beaten the disease.   Mackenzie Furness, 10, told her delighted fans on social media that she had “kicked cancer’s butt”.   Mackenzie, from Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, was the first person to have a haploidentical stem cell transplant in Scotland.   The treatment, carried […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Veteran teacher struck off after challenging schoolboy to a fight

Maths teacher Francis Carlton was struck off after squaring off with a pupil

A VETERAN teacher with a volcanic temper has been struck off after a hearing was told he once challenged a schoolboy to a fight.   Maths teacher Francis Carlton was “out of control”, frightening senior staff and pupils alike with his outbursts.   The 65-year-old threatened one boy with revealing highly sensitive information about him […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Top website condemned over “neanderthal” portrayal of Glasgow food scene

Charlet Duboc buys Buckfast before drinking it with drunken youths

AN influential website has been condemned for its “neanderthal” video guide to Glasgow and its food.   The Vice documentary – which has been viewed 160,000 times – shows a subtitled, Buckfast-swigging chef swearing as he makes recipes with the fortified wine and Irn Bru.   Munchies Guide to Scotland also shows a group of […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Health,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

THE lynx effect could be the answer to deer overpopulation in Scotland

Conservationists believe lynx could be the answer to deer overpopulation in Scotland.

  THE lynx effect could be the answer to deer overpopulation in Scotland, say experts.   The cats naturally hunt deer in the wild and would be a good alternative to culling by marksmen, claim conservationists.   Lynx died out in the wilds of Scotland thousands of years ago.   Reintroducing Lynx would make more […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Ian Rankin turned down for car insurance because he’s a novelist

Rankin, at a recent charity event, joked his job was too dangerous for insurance firms

IAN Rankin has revealed he was turned down for car insurance – because he’s a novelist.   The crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, tweeted that he “suddenly felt edgy and dangerous” after the knock back.   The revelation prompted a stream of replies from people working in similarly “dangerous” occupations.   […]

October 6th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Town provost in a lather over car wash’s risque name

The eponymous "basic" wash costs £9.99 - but not all locals are amused

A BUSINESSMAN has caused controversy in a quiet Scottish town with his risque choice of name for his car wash.   Andy Berry’s decision to call his premises The Hand Job has been described as “inappropriate” by the first citizen of Dumfries, Provost Ted Thompson.   Mr Berry charges motorists £9.99 for a “basic hand […]

September 24th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Neil Connery says Sir Sean staying away for tax reasons

The "greatest living Scotsman" is staying away from the referendum trail for tax reasons, according to brother Neil

SIR Sean Connery will not appear in Scotland to back the Yes campaign because of his tax exile status, the star’s brother has revealed. Speculation has been mounting about whether Connery, a passionate supporter of Scottish independence, would make a last-minute intervention. But his younger brother, Neil, speaking at his home in Edinburgh, appeared to […]

September 16th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Local shops loyalty card launched

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LOCAL shops in Scotland are taking on the big store chains by launching their own loyalty card. Consumers who stick to their local high street rather than heading out of town will be able to accumulate points to spend on goodies. Three small retailers in Perth are pioneering the fightback – delicatessen Provender Brown, wine […]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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