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Lysblink seaways tow under way

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THE tow of the Lysblink Seaways is well under way with no ingress of water. It’s expected that she will arrive at the repair facility at Inchgreen, Greenock on the Firth of Clyde later today. Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s representative Maritime Salvage and Intervention who agreed the passage plan for the 150 nautical […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Rescue team banned from fundraising on ferry

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A MOUNTAIN rescue team has been banned from fundraising on a brand new £42m ferry because “passengers are sick of collection tins”.   The “baffling” decision has robbed the Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team of hundreds of pounds needed to provide lifesaving services in the Western Isles.   The team previously raised funds from collection tins […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Rescuers try to find owners of parrot who knows one word

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ANIMAL rescuers are struggling to reunite a lost parrot with his owner because the bird only knows one word.The exotic bird, described as “very friendly” was found cowering on a fence outside a house in Toryglen, Glasgow, as curious crows and magpies swooped around him. Getting the bird back home is not being made any […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish ewes rear Swiss lambs for first time

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A FLOCK of Scottish sheep have become surrogate mothers to more than 20 impossibly cute Swiss lambs. For the first time, Scottish ewes carried the fertilised embryos of valuable Valais Blacknose lambs and recently delivered 23 youngsters. The lambs – dubbed the world’s cutest – are famed for their almost entirely black faces and shaggy […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Man dies after fall from Scott monument

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ONE of Scotland’s busiest streets was closed yesterday morning after a man fell to his death from the iconic Scott Monument.Princes Street was completely shut to trams for around an hour following the horrific incident. The man, was said to have been screaming before he plummeted to his death at about 9.30am from the 200ft-high […]

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£21m funding for Schools for the future


The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has welcomed today’s Scottish Government announcement of a new £21m investment in the Schools for the Future Programme.   The new funding will be used to support local authorities in delivering new and refurbished primary school buildings in East Renfrewshire, Dundee and Argyll and Bute.     EIS General […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

“Teabag” and “pig” among words banned from Police Scotland’s Facebook page

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POLICE Scotland have revealed the complete list of words banned from their Facebook page – including “teabag” and “monster”. The force’s filtering software currently blocks 139 words and phrases and among the predictable swear words and racist and homophobic abuse are some possibly unusual choices. A farmer wanting to report the theft of livestock would […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Flea plea for UK vets


Pets in Scotland are at greater risk than most in the UK of flea infestations, with 35 per cent of owners not providing flea treatment, compared to the national average of 20 per cent.   Approximately 3m UK pets are at risk of flea infestations this spring, despite vet advice to owners to protect their […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Cycle links to be improved from Innocent to Union canal

Sir Chris Hoy, 11-time Olympic medal winner, has previously called for Britain to "become a cycling nation".

THE first phase of a £1.25m scheme to link the Innocent Path cycleway to the Union Canal towpath via the Meadows is scheduled to get under way from March, 9, 2015, lasting approximately 12 weeks.   The project will include fully segregated sections of cycleway, as well as new cyclist and pedestrian crossings.   The […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Star Wars Degu abandoned in cage

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THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two degus were abandoned inside a cage in East Kilbride. They were alerted on February 27, when the pets were discovered on a grassy area near Hunter House Museum. The degus are now in the care of our Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Hamilton, where they have […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Forth Bridge celebrates 125th anniversary with RAF Spitfire flypast


The world famous Forth Bridge today celebrated its 125th anniversary with a fly past recalling one of the most momentous days in life of the Bridge. Bridge bosses themed the celebration around the Forth Bridge Raid, which happened a few months before the bridge’s 50th anniversary on October 16 1939.     It was the […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

“Centuries-old” sculpture of Robert the Bruce discovered in Angus dated to 1960s

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A CARVING of the Robert the Bruce that was thought to be up to 700 years old has been dated – to the 1960s. The intricate carving depicting the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath caused a stir when it was uncovered in an abandoned fishing bothy in East Haven, Angus, on Friday.       Found […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Anger as children given homework task branding Palestinians “terrorists”

The Israeli embassy in London said the homework sheet was "abhorrent"

SCHOOL chiefs are urgently withdrawing a primary school homework sheet on terrorism – complete with a cartoon drawing of an explosion. The document, given to children aged 11, sets questions on Palestinian and Northern Irish “terrorism” but contains significant factual errors. After pictures of the sheet given to children a New Stevenston Primary, Motherwell, North […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Blue/Black or White/Gold? THE Dress that took the world by storm provides musical inspiration

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THE dress that ‘broke the internet’ may now be responsible for breaking a few ear drums after inspiring a new song. Scotty Fisher posted the ‘What color is the dress? (the song)’ on YouTube and has already reached thousands of viewers.     The pop maestro explained: “This is a song about the dress. It […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Police hunting thief who stole birds of prey from sanctuary


Police are continuing enquiries and appealing for information following the theft of two birds of prey yesterday (Tuesday). Just before 10am police were called to a report of a break-in at the bird sanctuary at Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch. Two Harris Hawks had been stolen from the centre.       Police […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Compulsory microchipping announced for every dog in Scotland

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All dogs in Scotland will need a microchip under planned changes to the law announced today. It is believed compulsory microchipping will help authorities to identify dog owners and hold them accountable for their dogs’ behaviour. The move will also help reunite lost or stolen dogs with their owners and address animal welfare issues according […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

UNISON report claims mental health staff are working under increasing stress


More than eight in 10 mental health staff say their workload has increased while more than seven in 10 say they have experienced cuts according to a new report. The study, carried out by by public services union UNISON, has been described as a “warning” that mental health services staff are under pressure.     […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Dirty Dancing move in Inverness bar puts barber Gary in hospital with broken leg


AN attempt to recreate a scene from the hit movie Dirty Dancing left a pub-goer in hospital with a horror leg break that will keep him off work for months. Gary Mackay heard the sickening sound of his leg snapping after a woman friend jumped and tried to wrap her legs around his waist in […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish women would give up chocolate before shoes


A survey has today (Tuesday 3rd March) revealed that Scottish women would find SHOE SHOPPING the most difficult thing to forego – ahead of chocolate, the gym and alcohol. A huge 88% of women chose chocolate, the gym and alcohol as the things that they would sacrifice for the rest of their life; with just […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Owner of ‘The Dress’ finally breaks her silence


The owner of the world’s most famous dress has revealed she has never seen white and gold in the now notorious photograph of her wedding outfit. Cecilia Bleasdale has finally broken her silence on the dress ‘that broke the internet’ on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in LA, which attracts 4.4 million viewers. She appeared alongside […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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