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Island lamb orphanage takes in first newborn of the year

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A lamb orphanage on a remote Scottish island has taken in its first resident of the year – a newborn called Mr Frazier. American couple Tully and Chris MacIntyre have opened up their home on the island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides to the tiny lambs for four years now.     Soon they […]

March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Lifesaving facial surgery for kitten from Fife

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A FIFE kitten has found a new lease of life after corrective facial surgery. Mr Norris was born missing the front right section of his upper lip, gum and palette. Vets advised he be put down as they believed the deformity would mean he would be unable to feed from his mother.     But […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish butcher sells Cream Egg Scotch eggs

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A family butcher in the Scottish borders has come up with a new way to eat Cream Eggs – inside a Scotch egg. For just £1.85 you could enjoy a Cadbury’s Cream Egg surrounded by chilli flavoured sausage meat and covered in bread crumbs. Foston’s Fine Meats in the village of Duns, Berwickshire, is now […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Bride books wedding before venue is even built

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A SCOTS woman has booked her dream wedding – 370 miles away at a venue that hasn’t been built yet. Megan Crofts and her Florida-born fiance Eric Hewlett plan to marry at a new venue being built by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. They are set to make their vows on May 23 […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Snowballs laced with poison believed to be plot to kill gulls

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A SCOT has been left “horrified” after finding popular cakes stuffed with pills outside her house. One of Scotland’s favourite treats – Snowballs – were found laced with a potentially fatal blood-thinning medicine outside Robin Maclean’s home in Inverness. It is thought the snacks were being used as bait to poison gulls – and one […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

JK Rowling defends fan who questioned Dumbledore’s sexuality

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Author JK Rowling has stuck up for a fan who questioned why Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is gay. The Harry Potter creator said people were “rushing to judgement without the facts” after a fan named Ana Kovovic took to Twitter to query the wizard’s sexuality.     Ana has since removed the tweet and cleared […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

UK’s busiest malt whisky ferry wins Safety Award

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A Scottish ferry that carries more bulk malt whisky than any other ferry in the UK, and possibly the world, has been awarded an International Safety Award.     Caledonian MacBrayne’s MV Finlaggan ferry transports the Isle of Islay’s most famous export – whisky. The vessel is a new addition to CalMac’s fleet – first […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Duke of Wellington and the cone debate reignited by new hotel design

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GLASGOW’S most iconic and debated image – the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone on his head – is now pride of place a new £7m city hotel development. For decades revelers have climbed the monument to adorn the statue by Italian artist Carlo Marochetti with the controversial headgear.     But the Glasgweenian […]

March 25th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Young patients cut the first turf at new Edinburgh hospital for children

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Two young patients today marked the start of construction at a major new hospital development in Edinburgh. Brother and sister, Beau Rendall (age 11) and Jos Rendall (age 9) joined their mum, Tracy Rendall in cutting the first turf at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences.     The […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Scotland’s peregrines begin to display mating behaviour

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SCOTLAND’s peregrines have started to display mating behaviour for the first time this season. Delighted conservationists at the Falls of Clyde have confirmed that the birds have begun to show signs they are ready to breed. The Scottish Wildlife Trust hope that this year the birds will produce eyases – peregrine chicks. The Scottish Wildlife […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Monster prehistoric newt as big as a car has been discovered

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that walked with dinosaurs was among Earth’s most deadly creatures according to Paleontologists. Described as “something out of a bad monster movie” they grew up to two metres in length and lived in lakes and rivers during the Late Triassic Period. The prehistoric species – which looked like […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

JK Rowling opens up to fans about rejection from publishers

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Author JK Rowling has opened up to fans about being rejected by publishers and claimed one doesn’t even want her “in a beard”. On Twitter she revealed one publisher who turned down Harry Potter also send “the rudest rejection” of her book written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The Scot who lives in Edinburgh was […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Mons Meg returns to Edinburgh Castle after months of conservation work

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Mons Meg, the world’s most famous medieval gun, was welcomed back to Edinburgh Castle this morning after months of conservation work. The six tonne cannon – which dates from the fifteenth century – was removed from the castle in January for the specialist work, the first time that the famous cannon had left the castle in […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Americans flock to Scotland to experience the home of Outlander first hand

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American visitors are flocking to Scotland as companies running Outlander tours report massive increases in visitors from the US. The tourism surge comes with the hit show set to be premiered in the UK with a special joint-screening of the first episode in Glasgow and London today (Monday 23 March). VisitScotland’s dedicated Outlander section of its […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Mountain hares on the march: Native species on the rise in the Highlands

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Scottish mountain hares are thriving in parts of the Highlands despite recent concerns the about species being in decline. Scottish moorland managers are reporting large numbers of mountain hare, linked to last year’s ‘best in a generation’ grouse season. The mountain hare is the only native species of hare or rabbit in Britain, distinguished by […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Golden eagles given helping hand to survive long winter on Scottish island

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REMARKABLE pictures show how golden eagles were helped to survive the Scottish winter by feeding them deer carcasses. Remote camera footage shows the fearsome hunters tearing into 300lb of meat from the dead hinds and reducing them to bones and hide within a few weeks. The feeding programme took place on North Harris in the […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

T in the Park row over osprey nest

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A ROW over T in the Park’s move to Strathallan Castle took an extraordinary twist when police were called to the site of an osprey nest. The currently uninhabited nest could play a key role in deciding whether the festival goes ahead at the proposed site of Strathallan Castle near Auchterarder in Perthshire. Festival organisers […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

McDonald’s say sorry for hairy McMuffin in Kilmarnock

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MCDONALD’S have sent a written apology to a Kilmarnock customer after she found human hair in her McMuffin.   April Gilmour nearly choked when she realised her sausage and egg McMuffin was coated in what appeared to be beard trimmings.   She only noticed the snack was full of short dark hair when she paused […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Community vote to buy island owned by laird who inspired James Bond

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A remote Scottish community have voted overwhelmingly to buy the island once owned by a laird said to have been the inspiration for James Bond. On Thursday night the result of a postal ballot was revealed on Great Bernera in the Western Isles – home to around 250 people and linked to the Isle of […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland to hold first #empty event at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will be the first gallery in Scotland to host an Instagram #empty event this weekend. On the evening of 21 March, the Gallery will give 35 Instagrammers exclusive access to explore the building and its exhibitions after-hours, and share their photos with the wider social media community, using […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

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