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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 »

Scots fossil expert finds asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs almost killed mammals too

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The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs.   Dr. Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences was one of a team of paleontologists who discovered that […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,UK & World | Read More »

Hundreds caught out by STI squad mockumentary

The STI detection squad enlist the help of sniffer dogs

HUNDREDS of people have been fooled by a hilarious spoof documentary which features a squad of sex disease sniffer dogs raiding a nightclub. The big-budget mockumentary was filmed in locations including Windsor – close to the Royal residence and Eton College – and features the fictional STI Detection Unit. The film was funded and put […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

HIV treatment study offers hope for prevention and contraction strategies

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A study by Glasgow University and Glasgow Caledonian University offers hope for new HIV prevention options.   The study looked at two treatments and found that they played a key role in the prevention of the virus and recommended further measures to be put in place to make use of the options.   The research, […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Aviation safety chiefs warn estate agents over drone photographs

All drones, including small "toy" models, are banned from flying within 50m of buildings

AVIATION safety chiefs have warned estate agents they risk hefty fines by using drones to get stunning images of luxury properties for sale. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it is aware of cases where estate agents have “potentially” broken the law by operating drones without a licence. The remotely-operated aircraft are increasingly being used […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Jamie Murray condemns lack of indoor tennis courts

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JAMIE MURRAY has complained about the lack of indoor tennis courts in Scotland.   The 28-year professional tennis player criticised tennis authorities earlier this month for failing to boost the sport on the back of his younger brother’s achievements.   He has now taken to Twitter to complain about the lack of indoor facilities for […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Edinburgh Castle voted the UK’s top heritage attraction for 4th year running

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Edinburgh Castle has been named the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction for a record fourth year running at the 2014 British Travel Awards (BTAs).   This year’s BTAs – the largest consumer voted awards in the UK – saw the castle, Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, once again lift the title, following a public […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Russian cartoonists recreate trainspotting in 60 seconds

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RUSSIAN animators who get millions of online hits for their 60-second versions of cinema classics have turned their attention to the cult Scottish movie Trainspotting.   The team specialise in manic, minute-long cartoon versions of legendary movies such as Star Wars, Jaws and 2001: A Space Odyssey.   Now they have given Trainspotting the 60-second […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

NHS Scotland’s epilepsy services leading the rest of the UK

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A UK-wide epilepsy report has found epilepsy services in Scotland are improving and even outperforming the rest of the UK.   The report, produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), reveals that Scottish NHS boards have improved upon the findings of the last report in 2012 with better overall health care. […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Health,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

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 »

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