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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,Neil Pooran,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 »

Rangers legend Willie Henderson finishes charity trek as a promise to his late daughter

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RANGERS legend Willie Henderson has finished a gruelling trek through the jungle to the top of an active volcano – saying he fulfilled a promise to his dying daughter. The ex-Scotland player led a team of 22 volunteer fundraisers 100km through rugged Indonesian terrain in aid of his daughter’s charity, the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer […]

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is trying to solve the mystery of a missing Scots man

Donna D'Errico with former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson

A FORMER Baywatch actress is on the way to solve the mystery of a Scots man who disappeared while hunting for Noah’s Ark. Donna D’Errico, also a former Playboy star, is filming a new documentary at suspected Ark location Mount Ararat  in Turkey where Stornoway man Donald Mackenzie went missing in 2010. The 44-year-old, who […]

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Explosion injures two people at rapist’s former home

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A HOMELESS hostel where an explosion last night injured two people was once home to convicted rapist and murderer Kevin Rooney. A resident of the property in Edinburgh, named locally as Robert Cowan, 39, managed to escape the blazing building but is in hospital with serious burns to his arms and face. Another resident, a […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Naked Munro baggers post pics from the peaks

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WE’VE had the naked rambler, naked squaddies…and now naked Munro baggers. Intrepid mountain climbers are being invited by a website to send in pictures of themselves baring all on Scotland’s highest peaks. The site – nakedmunrobagging.com – cheekily boasts: “It’s going to be huge.”     A Munro is a Scottish mountain over 3000ft and […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish police chief faces scrutiny of conduct

The police are carrying out an inquiry into Mark Forrests death

A SCOTTISH police chief faces renewed scrutiny after a councillor said he had “deep reservations” about the management of Tayside Police. Justine Curran, the chief constable of the force, was recently hit by anonymous accusations about her conduct from a group calling itself the “loyal staff of Tayside Police”. She was backed by a meeting […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Police officers called to mass brawl in Dalkeith

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A MASS brawl at a miners’ club resulted in every single on-duty police officer from two Scottish counties racing to the scene. Police chiefs called in officers from all 14 police stations in East and Midlothian after a battle erupted involving up to 60 drinkers. The disturbance at Dalkeith Miners’ Welfare Social Club in Midlothian […]

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Workers at Sportscotland are failing to reach minimum exercise targets

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ALMOST two thirds of staff at the government body responsible for promoting sport in Scotland do not meet their own targets for exercise. Workers at Sportscotland appear to be a bunch of couch potatoes with 60% admitting they fail to reach the minimum exercise target of 30 minutes five times a week. And over 12% […]

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish schoolchildren have been playing “chicken” with fishermen’s boats

Officials have warned of the dangers when jumping into the harbour

RECKLESS Scots schoolchildren have shocked fishermen by playing “chicken” with their boats. The youngsters leap off the harbour wall at North Berwick, East Lothian, into the path of fishing vessels. Officials fear it is only a matter of time before a teenager is killed as a result of the craze.   Children have already had […]

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Edinburgh is getting ready to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day

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EDINBURGH will celebrate an annual Robert Louis Stevenson Day to pay tribute to his literary masterpieces. Organisers hope the accolade to the Treasure Island author will match the popularity of Dublin’s Bloomsday tribute to James Joyce. The City of Literature Trust will designate November 13, the writer’s birthday, as Robert Louis Stevenson day.   The […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Anger over foreign prisoners in Scottish jails

Prison translators can charge up to £175 per hour for their services

FOREIGN criminals are getting a telephone translation service in prison to make sure they do not miss out on their rights. Around 280 foreigners are locked up in Scottish prisons at an annual cost to taxpayers of more than £9m. Now the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is making translators available by phone at a cost […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

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