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Queen ditches Harrods for Lidl

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HER Majesty appears to have got the discount supermarket bug and ditched Harrods for Lidl.   On a visit to Elgin, Morayshire, yesterday (Thu) the Royal was photographed walking past a giant sign for the store.   Her Majesty even appeared to have brought along her own bag to the Station Road store to avoid […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Ceilidh on the car deck

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PASSENGERS on a wind-swept ferry decided to liven up their journey by having an impromptu ceilidh. The normally quiet car deck was transformed into a wild scene of dance and music on a journey between two islands on Shetland.     A group of musicians returning from a festival provided the music and weary travellers joined […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | 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 »

Tower of London poppies banned from war graves

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RELATIVES of soldiers who died in the First World War have been banned from placing Tower of London poppies on their graves in France and Belgium.   The Commonwealth War Graves Commission said it would remove any of the £25 ceramic poppies placed on headstones to the fallen because of rules about the appearance and […]

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Leaked gig rider suggests Biffy Clyro went a bit Spinal Tap

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SCOTS rockers Biffy Clyro may have gone a bit “Spinal Tap” during their rise to the top, if a document detailing their special requests is anything to go by.   The leaked “rider” for the band’s 2012 festival appearances shows the group’s management insisted on “isolated compound” of at least eight rooms arranged around a […]

October 27th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Pink Floyd legend condemns “tragic” plan to deport top US musician from Scotland

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A LEGENDARY American session musician who worked with David Bowie and Pink Floyd as well as creating music for countless movies is battling deportation from Scotland.   Percussionist Steve Forman has been passing on his skills to dozens of students at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow – without costing UK taxpayers “a dime”. […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Sir Chris – I won’t be a pushy dad

Hoy believes that parents risk putting their child off a sport for life if they are too hard on them.

SIR CHRIS Hoy has vowed not to be a pushy parent and make fun “the centre of everything”. The cycling legend, who became a father last week , said he did not want to be a parent who “screamed” at their children and told them off for not performing. His wife Sarra gave birth to […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories,UK & World | 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 »

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 »

Scots scientist takes South Pole ice bucket challenge

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A BRAVE Scottish scientist has done the ultimate ice bucket challenge – in minus 20°C temperatures near the South Pole. Malcolm Airey, 27, from Glasgow and English chef Chris Walton, 43, from Weymouth, Dorset, doused themselves in freshly dug ice at the British Antarctic Survey more than 10,000 miles from home. Despite the appalling conditions […]

September 1st, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

New Law Sparks Fear amongst Bagpipers

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BAGPIPERS have expressed their fear over a new law which led to two US teenagers having their pipes seized by border control staff at the weekend. Campbell Webster, 17 and Eryk Bean, 17, both from New Hampshire had their pipes seized while travelling between Canada and the US, just two days before they were due […]

August 6th, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Father of Lockerbie victim reaches out to Flight MH17 families

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LOCKERBIE campaigner Dr Jim Swire has penned a letter to help reassure families of victims on flight MH17 that their loved ones did not suffer. Dr Swire, whose daughter Flora, 23, died when Pan Am flight 103 was blown out of the sky in December 1988, has spoken out about the consequences of losing a […]

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Teachers complain of pupils’ shocking classroom behaviour

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MORE than a third of Britain’s teachers say classroom behaviour is “unacceptable” and almost half believe it has got worse in the past five years. Just under a half of UK teachers claim to have been physically threatened by a pupil and 51% admitted they have been reduced to tears by bad behaviour in the […]

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Jobs,News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Saturday at T in the Park 2014

T in The Park, Saturday

Saturday brought acts like Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini and Rudimental to Balado for T in the Park 2014. See Friday’s pictures here.

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Local News,Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Festival goers can moonlight as Zombies

The undead are set to take over Edinburgh, and you can apply to be one of them. Pic: Bob Jagendorf

Scotland’s biggest jobs website has announced it’s forgoing the living and is looking to recruit the undead. s1jobs are looking for zombies to fill a three week voluntary role during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Candidates must have a proven track record in groaning and drooling, while a taste for human flesh is a preferred skill. […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Entertainment,Jobs,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Direct Savings to give staff Referendum day off

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A SCOTTISH company is giving its staff the day off on September 18 to vote in the independence referendum. Direct Savings, an energy efficiency company based in Bathgate, West Lothian, is believed to be the first business in the country to make the move. All 55 staff have been given a holiday to encourage them […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Business,In the Scottish Press,Local News,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Ladies Day at the races sold out in record timing

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A RECORD-breaking 9000 guests are set to attend Musselburgh Racecourse’s famous Ladies Day this summer – after the event sold out nine weeks in advance. All tickets for the 14 June event have been snapped up as Scotland’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day celebrates its 10th anniversary. Tickets for the exclusive event were snapped up by […]

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Paramedic went shopping instead of helping a suicidal patient

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A PARAMEDIC has admitted going on a personal shopping trip instead of attending to an urgent call for a suicidally depressed patient. Victoria Arnott was tasked with taking a patient to a pyschiatric hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife on 4 July last year, but instead diverted the ambulance. A Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) hearing […]

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish Castle to become “eighth wonder of the world”

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A SCOTTISH castle which inspired the Disney hit “Brave” is close to being crowned the “eighth wonder of the world” – for the second time. Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven in Kincardineshire, is now in the top ten of a global competition which aims to crown a destination as the “eighth wonder of the world”. Scots […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

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