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Hailstones “size of £1 coins” smash car window

The hailstones smashed the rear windscreen of a car

MASSIVE hailstones battered a remote village on a Scottish island smashing through a car windscreen. Blocks of ice the size of pound coins rained down on the the villages of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in a freak winter storm. The back screen of a car window was smashed by the force of the […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Dundee is windy city after brussel sprouts sales take off

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DUNDEE could rival Chicago for the title of windy city after residents discovered an appetite for vending machine brussel sprouts.   The sprouts, still on their stalks, are selling out from three vegetable vending machines set up in the city.   The Grewar family, owners of East Ardler farm near Blairgowrie, are delighted at the […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Daredevil MacAskill frightened film crew during Skye stunt

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DAREDEVIL stunt rider Danny MacAskill terrified a film crew by ditching his safety rope while climbing one of Scotland’s toughest peaks.   The moment was recorded in a behind the scenes video of his famous stunt on the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye.   “I knew they wanted to get some shots of me climbing up […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Sea eagles eat more lamb than fish says research

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SEA eagles have been caught eating more lambs than fish after a motion sensor camera was planted next to a nest. Nearly 7,000 covert images were taken of the nest in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland during the 2014 breeding season. Despite their name, the sea eagles were found to have taken around […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

“Disgust” over councillor’s claim for funeral mileage

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A COUNCILLOR has caused “disgust” after claiming expenses to attend a colleague’s funeral.   Alastair Cranston, a former Scotland rugby international and SNP councillor, even put in a mileage claim for driving to sign the condolence book.   Cllr Cranston charged taxpayers £6.45 for the 17-mile return trip to the funeral of fellow ward councillor […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotsmen closing the life expectancy gap on women

Scotland still has huge regional disparities

SCOTS men who want to live as long as women are in for some good news – the gap in life expectancy is gradually narrowing. And this is because the number of men dying from alcohol-related problems, violence, suicides and illness is decreasing faster than the number of women. Recently published information from NHS Scotland […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Teaching watchdog under fire after deleting striking off cases from website

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SCOTLAND’S teaching watchdog has been condemned after it emerged it routinely deletes public records of struck-off teachers after a year. The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has confirmed that judgements are removed from its website – even in cases where teachers have committed serious criminal offences. The GTCS says its controversial policy is “fair […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Prawn to be wild – fishermen come out of their shells for amazing spoof videos

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By Katherine Sutherland THE crazy crew of a Scots prawn boat are whiling away the long hours at sea – making spoof pop videos. Deckhand Frank Ronald and his colleagues on trawler The Caledonia strip off despite the freezing temperatures for their YouTube creations. In their most popular production, Frank appears starkers on a red […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Multimedia,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

New guide to same sex marriage launched

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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, calls 2014 a ‘momentous year for equality’ in special foreword to a new guide book on same sex marriage.   To mark the start of the new law on same sex marriage 10,000 copies of a guide book explaining details of equal marriage law have been published by the Scottish […]

December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

First Minister dragged into row over first gay wedding

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THE First Minister has been dragged into a bitter war of words over the first gay wedding ceremony to take place in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon has accepted an invitation to be a witness at the December 31 wedding ceremony of Gerrie and Susan Douglas-Scott from Glasgow. Both women are members of the Humanist Society Scotland, […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

JK Rowling picks favourite Harry Potter quote

JK Rowling says not enough is known about poor people's circumstances

JK ROWLING has delighted fans by picking her favourite quote from the Harry Potter series. The author, who wrote 1,084,170 words in the seven-book series selected just 20 words from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She chose the line, from page 723 of the first edition: “Of course it is happening inside your head, […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

This dog can’t stand the bagpipes and it’s hilarious

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A DOG owner has posted a video showing how his pet howls every time it hears the bagpipes.   Normally gentle Jake the Weimaraner hates the instrument and lifts his head and starts howling within seconds of the pipes starting up.   Owner Jonathan Taylor says the bagpipes are the noise in the world – […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Cops spot Santa from chopper

Police Scotland promised not to arrest Santa

POLICE Scotland jokers have promised not to arrest Santa after tweeting a picture of him on a rooftop in Glasgow. The helicopter team snapped a giant, inflatable Santa tied to the top of a building in the city’s West Regent Street.   Police Scotland Air team tweeted: “Searched rooftops in Glasgow city centre for a […]

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

Athletic icon nurse disciplined for harming elderly patients

Mr Donnelly embarrassed and harmed patients

A SCOTTISH nurse regarded as one of the best fell runners in the world has been disciplined for physically hurting and humiliating elderly patients. Colin Donnelly, a former world and UK fell running champion, was recently described by his bosses at NHS Highland as an “athletic icon”. But he was sacked from his hospital job […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

My puppies were stolen to be sold as Christmas presents, says heartbroken owner

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DOG thieves who killed three puppies and stole a further six took them to sell as Christmas presents, the devastated owner claimed yesterday. Darren Smith, 29, found the bodies of the three golden labrador puppies in their kennel last week and the other six missing. Police are investigating the sickening incident which happened at his […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | 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 »

More than half of Scotland’s health boards failed to meet cancer waiting targets

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Half of the Scotland’s health boards failed to meet cancer referral waiting times according to new figures released today.   The findings emerged in the Scottish government’s final quarterly report on cancer waiting times.   The report shows that NHS boards in Grampian, the Highlands, Orkney, Shetland, Fife, Ayrshire & Arran, Forth Valley, and Greater Glasgow […]

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

Video: dog rescued after falling through thin ice

Firefighters used axes to break through the ice

A GRIPPING video of a dog being rescued by firefighters after falling through thin ice has appeared online. The footage shows firefighters wading out to rescue the spaniel which had chased a duck 20ft out into the middle of a frozen pond before falling into the icy water. The men used axes to break through the ice […]

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

Video: Waterfall blown backwards by strong winds

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AMAZING footage has emerged of a waterfall being blown backwards by extreme winds. The 13-second video shows a jet of water being forced back up a cliff on Waternish on the Isle of Skye.   Local Roger Shann shot the video whilst driving past Ardmore Bay on Sunday afternoon. The retired 59-year-old lives nearby with wife […]

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

Landmark marine protection plan for Scotland’s seas

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THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has unveiled a plan designed to protect the marine environment while allowing for sustainable economic growth.   The first national marine plan sets out a number of policies which will balance the development of established industries such as oil, gas and fishing with emerging sectors such as marine renewables and carbon capture […]

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

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