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JK Rowling has twitter chat – with herself

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JK ROWLING revealed the name of her new book today (Friday) – during a Twitter conversation with herself. The author delighted fans by announcing she had finished her third novel in the Cormoran Strike series and had named it “Career of Evil”. Rowling revealed the title was inspired by a song of the same name […]

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

Former youth hostel sell off includes Italian sculptures worth £500,000

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A FORMER youth hostel is selling off its contents – including fabulous Italian sculptures worth £500,000. While most youth hostels are known for bunk beds and outside toilets, Carbisdale Castle boasted marble statues up to 200 years old and dozens of nineteenth-century paintings. For years weary hill walkers would get a shock when they traipsed […]

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

Greyfriar’s Bobby comes back to life – in GTA V

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GREYFRIAR’S Bobby has been brought back to life – in the ultraviolent world of Grand Theft Auto V. The Scottish makers of the hit video game have snuck the legendary terrier into the latest version of the hit game. Eagle-eyed gamers spotted the dog waiting patiently beside a headstone in a graveyard in the fictional […]

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

Couple lost small fortune restoring fortress to former glory

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A CASTLE-loving couple have revealed they lost a small fortune restoring a 600-year-old Scottish fortress to its former glory. Janet and John Brennan spent eight years and hundreds of thousands of pounds turning Barholm Castle from a ruin into a stylish and luxurious dream home. They bought the 15th Century castle in Dumfries and Galloway, […]

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

JK Rowling suffering “writer’s back”

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JK ROWLING has revealed she is suffering “writer’s back” from sitting in her chair for too long. The multi-millionaire author, 49, confirmed yesterday (Thu) that her condition is so bad that she felt her “vertebrae had fused”. She wrote to her 4.5m twitter fans: “I have Writer’s back, which is a painful condition resulting from […]

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

How gardening granddad keeps fit mowing 14 miles of lawn every day

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A gardening grandfather is keeping fit at 80 by pushing his lawnmower four miles – every day. While most of us dread the grass-cutting season, Andrew Moore cuts an acre daily using a push-style mower and a further four acres on his sit-on mower. Andrew turned 80 in February this year and attributes his astonishing […]

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

CalMac ferry in running to become Lego model

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A CALMAC ferry is in the running to be made into an official Lego Model. MV Loch Shira, which runs between Largs on the Ayrshire coast and the Isle of Cumbrae, has been put up for the accolade by a member of the public. If successful the state owned boat would join the likes of […]

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

Tiny fox cub with rare grey coat rescued after losing mother

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A TINY fox cub with unusual grey fur has been rescued from certain death in East Kilbride. The four week old fox was found distressed and alone after being separated from her mother in the South Lanarkshire town.       No bigger than a bag of sugar the cute cub has been named Blondie […]

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

Police hunt man who sexually assaulted toddler in the street

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POLICE are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a toddler in a city street. The attacker – wearing a wooly hat despite the warm weather – “inappropriately touched” the boy early on Tuesday evening. The incident happened in Pennywell Gardens, in the Muirhouse area of the Edinburgh, at about 6.45pm.   The attacker is described […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Social worker who treated dog so badly it died faces being thrown out of the profession

Yewster was in such a poor state, vets had no choice but euthanasia

A SOCIAL worker who neglected her dog so badly it had to be put down faces being kicked out of the profession. Linda Murphy cared for children as young as two but failed to take her terrier to the vet when he was suffering from severe hair loss, scabby skin and inflamed areas around his […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Man takes turkey flock for walk – in middle of town

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A RETIRED pub owner takes his flock of turkeys for a daily walk – in the middle of one of Scotland’s biggest towns. Brian Moodie takes up to 14 of his feathered pets on walks near his home in Falkirk, within a few metres of houses, passing cars, and dog walkers. But the 68-year-old insists […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police release first picture of Leith murder victim Alexander Duncan

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POLICE have released a picture of murder victim Alexander Duncan, whose body was found in a house in Leith on Sunday. The 59-year-old died in a “horrendous” attack and detectives want to hear from anyone who may have information.   They are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Primrose Street area, and […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police appeal for information following “horrendous” murder of man in Leith

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was found murdered in a flat in Edinburgh. 59-year-old Alexander Duncan, known locally as “Addie”, was found on Sunday evening with serious injuries at his home on Primrose Street in Leith. Mr Duncan, who has a son, was last seen on Thursday evening leaving the Marksman Bar […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Independent review finds Mikaeel Kular death “could not have been predicted”

The toddler was found in a suitcase in January 2014

AN independent case review of the death of three year-old Mikaeel Kular at the hands of his mother Rosdeep Adekoya has found that the circumstances leading to his death “could not have been predicted.” The report, released by Fife Council, claimed that social and childcare services had been happy to return him to the care of […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

The Grate Escape: Sheep’s bid for freedom is foiled by cattle grid

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A SHEEP’S escape bid went hilariously wrong after it ended up trapped in a cattle grid. The ram was found with all four legs stuck between the metal slats, staring wistfully at freedom just a few feet away. The not-so-crafty animal managed to make it across most of the 8-ft wide “hoof-proof” metal grid in […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Aurora rainbow captivates Scottish islanders

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A NIGHT-time “aurora rainbow” captivated residents of one of the country’s most remote communities in the early hours of this morning (Friday).     The arc-like structure appeared above the village of Ness in The Western Isles as the area was treated to one of the best displays of the Northern Lights this year.   […]

April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Comedian Janey Godley claims Irn-Bru ripped off “crack” joke

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A SCOTS comedian has accused Irn-Bru of “ripping off” a punchline she used during an audition for their new advert. The drinks company released its commercial on Thursday, and “Scotland’s funniest woman” Janey Godley alleges they took her winning line without giving her a credit or a role. The 30-second clip features a train passenger […]

April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Christian politician gets alcoholic milkshake pulled from menu of Highland diner

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ALCOHOLIC milkshakes have been pulled from the menu of a city diner following a campaign by a controversial Christian politician. Ed’s Easy Diner, due to open in Inverness next week, included “Alco-Shakes” on its menu. The £5.45 drink, which includes a measure of Rum or Baileys, is sold at all of the chain’s 37 UK […]

April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland’s “most picturesque” estate (which includes private island) up for sale

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An estate described as the most picturesque in Scotland has gone on sale – complete with its own private island. For anyone with £2.25m to spare, the 748-acre Kilchoan Estate includes a nine acre Hebridean island just 100 metres offshore.       Anyone making the short trip from the private boathouse to the island […]

April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Top Stories | Read More »

Cow is a one in a million mother

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A SCOTTISH cow is a one-in-a-million mother after producing two sets of twins that are different colours. Cows only have a 3% chance of having twins and it is extremely rare for one calf to be black and the other white. But an eight-year-old Charolais cross Angus recently gave birth to Salt and Pepper – […]

April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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