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Football clubs join politicians in call to end drinking ban at games

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THE DEBATE surrounding the ban on selling alcohol at football games has taken a step forward after a survey revealed the majority of clubs support scrapping it.   A survey, carried out by the Scottish Conservatives revealed that 85% of the 26 Scottish clubs polled want to re-examine the issue or at least see a […]

February 17th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,UK & World | Read More »

The Open must stay on free TV say Scottish Lib Dems

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POLITICIANS at Holyrood will today discuss the sale of television rights for The open Championship to Sky Sports and will call on the Scottish government to keep the event on terrestrial television. Former Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Tavish Scott has warned that golf’s pursuit of higher revenues could lead to the games administration leaving the […]

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News,Sport | Read More »

UFC Hydro date confirmed

The 13,000 capacity is ideally suited for a UFC event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) series will come to Scotland for the first time ever this summer when it will host an event at the Hydro.   The world’s biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) association will stop by Glasgow’s Hydro on Saturday 18 July.   The news was announced today by Scottish UFC women’s strawweight […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport | Read More »

Loretto school pupils create touching memorial to Heart of Midlothian players who died in WW1

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TWO SCHOOL boys have created a memorial flag for Heart of Midlothian Football Club in recognition of many of the players who lost their life in World War 1.   Loretto Junior School pupils, Harry Sangster and Kyle O’Brien, both aged 11 from Musselburgh, designed a memorial flag to remember the profound impact World War […]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Sport | Read More »

Scots wonder kid racing driver one step closer to Formula 1

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A SCOTTISH teenager has made history after becoming the youngest ever driver to sign for the team run by Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner.   Sandy Mitchell, 14, is one step closer to racing in Formula 1 after being signed by leading racing team Arden International.   The racing star from Forfar is the […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | 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 »

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 »

Scots Taekwondo stars take 5 gold medals at Commonwealth Championships

ATHLETES from Falkirk’s Central Taekwondo Academy won an astonishing five gold medals at Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships.   The event took place at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank stadium where six hundred of the world’s top taekwondo players from twenty-one countries competed at what were the sixth Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships.   Tegan O’May picked up two gold medals while, […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in In Brief,Sport,Uncategorized | Read More »

Scot’s F1 legend to open up on his struggle with dyslexia

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Formula One legend, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, will make a rare appearance in Scotland this month when he will talk about his personal experiences of living with dyslexia.   The three time F1 world champion will appear at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 November for a public event aimed to raise […]

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Sport | 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 »

Bookies say team Scotland will take record haul of gold at Glasgow 2014

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SCOTS athletes are dead certs for a record breaking gold medal haul at Glasgow 2014, according to bookies. So many people have bet on the Scottish team winning golds that betting chains have been forced to slash their odds. Swimmer Michael Jamieson, hurdler Eilidh Child and the lawn bowls team all look set to take […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sport,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Dons Stars Become Pros In The Kitchen

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YOUNG footballers will have their waistlines checked and keep food diaries to make sure they are not gorging on junk food. Youth squad members at Aberdeen Football Club are also being taught how to boil eggs as part of “survival cooking classes”. Players will keep diaries cataloguing their food intake and will have to undergo “measurements” to make sure they are […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish tennis ace first to play in Paris tournament

Jacob Fearnley showing off his forehand ahead of the Paris tournament

AN 11-year-old tennis prodigy following the footsteps of Andy Murray has become the first Scot to be invited to a prestigious Paris tournament. Jacob Fearnley, from Edinburgh, is the first Scot to be selected as the UK representative for the Longines Future Tennis Aces Competition. The Merchiston Castle School pupil is currently top under-12 in […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish Olympians could face off against each other

Chris Hoy

SCOTTISH athletes could end up competing against each other at the next Olympic Games if the country becomes independent. The Olympians may have a choice of representing either Scotland or Team GB, as Northern Irish residents currently do with Ireland, athletics chief Liz Nicholl has said. The chief executive of UK Sport, which helps train […]

August 19th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Olympic torch bearer smashes rowing world record

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AN Olympic torch bearer smashed a world record today by rowing 100km in less than six hours. Buoyed up by Olympic fever, Phil Craze and his colleague Fergus MacKay managed to row the distance in five hours, 55 minutes and 17 seconds, beating the previous record by almost 4 minutes. IT manager Phil has already broken […]

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in In Brief,Local News,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scots teenager emerges as UK’s brightest skiing hope

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A SCOTTISH teenager has emerged as the UK’s brightest skiing hope in years after sweeping the board at the British championships. At just 18, Alexandra Tilley took all five titles at Meribel, France, even beating male competitors to be crowned overall event champion. Alexandra left school at 16 to dedicate her life to the sport […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Big guns head for Musselburgh’s £150,000 Easter festival of racing

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MUSSELBURGH Racecourse kicks off its Flat season tomorrow (Saturday) with a two day Easter Festival of Racing featuring the new £50,000 Betfred Royal Mile Handicap and offering more than £150,000 in prize money over the weekend. The lure of a £50,000 race on Easter Saturday with the inaugural running of the Royal Mile Handicap has […]

April 5th, 2012 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Scots boxer signs new promotion deal

Iain Butcher (left)

SCOTTISH company Prospect Boxing Management have announced that they have joined forces with Frank Maloney Promotions, to further the career of Motherwell’s flyweight boxing starlet Iain Butcher, who today signed a deal with the Kent-based promoters. Ex-professional boxing referee and head of Prospect Boxing Paul Graham said when he signed Butcher as saying that “He […]

April 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Franklee goes to Holyrood: racehorse visits Edinburgh

Jocky Gary Rutherford sounded a but horse on the phone. Pic: Lewis Houghton

THOROUGHBRED racehorse Franklee took to the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile as it prepared for a new £50,000 race. Musselburgh Racecourse signalled the start of its season  by taking jockey GaryRutherford and his mount for a trot around the famous street in the capital. Swapping the East Lothian turf for the cobbled streets of […]

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

New Hibs signing Jorge Claros tells of horror ambush in Honduras

Jorge Claros is set to play for Hibernian against Celtic on Sunday at Easter Road. Credit: Daniel Richardson

NEW Hibs signing Jorge Claros has told how he drove himself to hospital with a bullet in his head after a terrifying armed ambush in his native Honduras. An unknown attacker with a pistol blasted two rounds into the midfielder, nicknamed ‘Pitbull’, as he was driving with his wife Elsa. The attack happened last June […]

February 17th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

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