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19 Prisoners in Scotland were released by mistake

BUNGLING prison chiefs has been branded “amateurish” after it was revealed 19 prisoners have been released by mistake. The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) revealed “communication errors” and “miscalculation of release date” were just some of the reasons given for the criminals being released early. A Freedom of information request revealed since 2011, 19 prisoners have […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Police,Top Stories | Read More »

Ewan McGregor tweets black and blue fight scene picture

A beaten-up selfie by the Scottish actor

HOLLYWOOD star Ewan McGregor has retweeted a film set snap of himself after being beaten black and blue in a fight scene. The actor, pictured with make-up cuts and bruises on his face, is currently filming ‘Miles Ahead’ with US legend Don Cheadle, in which he plays a Rolling Stone journalist. The picture was tweeted […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Mikaeel Kular murder enquiry costs exceed £200,000


THE COST of searching for tragic Mikaeel Kular and the following murder enquiry has now exceeded £200,000, police have revealed. A full-scale search was launched in January when the three-year-old was reported missing from his home in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh. The initial search lasted two days with hundreds of police officers, firefighters and […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish Council Drivers Crash 570 Times in Three Years

Council crashes are becoming a problem

WORKERS at a Scots council have crashed 570 times in three years – despite having just 385 vehicles in the fleet. Staff at Scottish Borders Council were deemed responsible for more than a third of the smashes, resulting in payouts of more than £270,000 over the period. The dreadful accident rate at Scottish Borders Council […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish prison officers crack down on inmates’ secret Facebook use

Killer's facebook post

PRISON chiefs shut down 80 Facebook accounts used by inmates last year, after investigations into the use of social media behind bars. Out of 118 “potential” accounts identified by bosses two-thirds were removed from the popular site following investigations by officials. Despite measures taken by the Scottish Prison Service to limit access to the internet […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

BBC criticised for ‘ludicrous’ bureaucracy

BBC Scotland office. Photo: Peter Nugent

THE BBC has been condemned as “ludicrous” after it emerged that staff in Scotland have to call an office in England – for permission to open the blinds. The corporation has outsourced facilities management to a West Midlands-based firm which has to approve the movement of blinds 307 miles away at BBC Scotland’s HQ in […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Vicious swan from Newcastle leads to boating ban for Edinburgh pond

pond for web 5

BOATING has been banned on a pond in a leafy Scots suburb – after a vicious Geordie swan moved in. The male bird and its mate, originally from Newcastle, have taken over Craiglockhart Pond, Edinburgh, and are rearing cygnets. The Geordie swan flies across the pond and attempts to pick off any straggling kayakers.   […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh Airport car park fire firm under investigation

Flying Scot Parking crams them in

AN airport parking firm at the centre of blaze that destroyed 21 vehicles is packing in twice as many vehicles as shown in council plans. And the firm based near Edinburgh Airport is under investigation over claims it is using nearby derelict land as an overspill car park without planning permission. The car park, run […]

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Father of Lockerbie victim reaches out to Flight MH17 families

Lockerbie inquiry case

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

school pupils desk

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 »

Police Scotland accused of treating female officers “like pieces of paper”

Police Head Quarters

POLICE Scotland has been accused of treating female officers like “numbers on a piece of paper”. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) says the new force has centralised requests for flexible working that used to be left to local commanders. As a result, there has been a big increase in complaints about flexible working refusals and […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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

fernieside racing

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 »

DJ hospitalised after gull attack

seagull attack

A RADIO presenter needed hospital treatment for head and facial injuries after he was attacked in the street – by a vicious seagull. Gary Robinson was left drenched in blood and needed stitches to his face and forehead after he was dive-bombed by the gull. The Dundee-based morning show presenter also suffered a broken nose […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Fire hero is new face of Irn Bru Glasgow 2014 campaign

IRN_BRU_BRIAN feat image

A SCOTS “superman” who saved a disabled woman from a burning flat has become one of the new faces of Irn Bru. Brian Provan, 43, will be appearing on bus stops across the country along with other winners, who have become the Scottish drinks latest “models” on the lead up to Glasgow 2014. A delighted […]

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Girlfriend of stab victim pays tribute to her “hero”

Jordan Mackay & girlfriend

THE GIRLFRIEND of a young man who was killed in the street has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her “hero.” Jordan Mackay, 20, was fatally wounded in South Queensferry at around 1.30am on Sunday morning. His girlfriend Nicole Mckay, 21, said that she was waiting to wake up from the “nightmare,” and that “Jord” was […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Smartphone app helps disabled cross the road

App for pedestrian crossings, for disabled.

A SMARTPHONE app that helps disabled people cross the road has gone on trial in Scotland. A pedestrian crossing outside the Scottish Parliament has become the first in the UK to be fitted with a “Neatebox”. The device allows a smartphone user to trigger the button and then alerts them that it’s safe to cross. […]

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in 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 »

T in the Park Friday 2014

T in The Park, Friday

The sun shone as the gates opened at T in the Park Festival on Friday. We captured the excitement as festival goers entered Balado campsite.   See Saturday and Sunday’s pictures

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,In the Scottish Press,Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Tributes paid to Bockarie Sonnah, boy who died in Edinburgh reservoir

Bockarie Sonnah, swim death

FOURTEEN year old Bockarie Sonnah from Musselburgh died while swimming at Torduff Reservoir in Bonaly Country Park. We visited the scene of his tragic death.

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in In the Scottish Press,Local News,Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Scottish Business Resilience Centre warn businesses to step up their cyber security


FOUR out of five Scottish businesses have had online security breaches so far this year, new figures show. A report from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) found 81% of large organisations and 60% of small businesses in the UK have fallen victim to hackers. And experts from the Cyber Security Consultant at SBRC warned […]

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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