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Underwater robots on quest to save world from climate change

UNDERWATER robots are being sent thousands of miles across the ocean in a bid to save the world from climate change. The seven Seagliders, all named after different brands of Scottish whisky, are 6-ft long and collect data such as temperature, salinity, pressure and oxygen levels. The machines, controlled by the Scottish Association of Marine […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Honey crisis as bad weather sees Scottish bees go hungry

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SCOTTISH bees are on the “verge of starvation” with some hives producing as little as a sixth of the usual amount of honey because of bad weather. Experts say low temperatures have resulted in the worst honey yield since 1985 with “very little” being produced. Some beekeepers have been forced to spend tens of thousands […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Patient photographer catches picture of squirrel doing a handstand

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A PATIENT photographer captured the moment an acrobatic squirrel showed off its incredible moves. Allan Brown, 65, from Kirkcaldy, stood still for two hours to catch stunning pictures of the wild animal. After spending weeks searching for the elusive creatures, he decided to settle down in South Anfield Forest in Ladybank, Fife and wait for […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Former home of Simple Minds frontman doubles in price

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SIMPLE Minds frontman Jim Kerr will find it hard to forget about his former Perthshire estate – which is being sold for more than double what he asked for it. The Scottish rock star wrote many of the band’s hits in the six years he lived the stunning seven-bedroomed Ardchullarie Lodge. The 56-year-old Glaswegian, who […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

John McGinn joins Hibs on four-year deal

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs have completed the signing for Scotland Under-21 captain John McGinn on a four-year deal after the Easter Road side agreed a six-figure development fee with St Mirren. The highly-rated midfielder, who had been attracting interest from MLS side Houston Dynamo and Dundee United, becomes head coach Alan […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Knitted saris will warm up Edinburgh Tattoo musicians

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A SCOTTISH fashion designer is helping Edinburgh Tattoo performers beat the cold summer – with knitted Indian style saris.     Niela Kalra has kitted out 40 musicians in the woolly creations from her base in Hoswick, on mainland Shetland. The theme of this year’s outdoor Tattoo is East Meets West, and both men and […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Groom recreates Twilight wedding scene for bride

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A SCOTS groom went all out for his Twilight loving bride – by recreating her favourite scene from the vampire novels on their wedding day. Jeff Rochester spent up to 14 hours a day for a week transforming the green at Ednam Village Hall outside Kelso into the romantic forest setting. The Twilight wedding, made […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Limmy finds hilarious doppelganger

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SCOTS comedian Limmy has found an astonishing lookalike – in the form of a fan who bought his new book. The Glasgow-born funnyman released his first novel today, titled Daft Wee Stories, which features half of his face on the front cover. A fan, who goes by the name of ‘Necro Deathmort’ on Twitter, uploaded […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Aberdeen librarian’s quest to collect all 209 international football kits

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AN Aberdeen librarian is on a quest to collect all 209 national football strips from around the world – and he is only eight short of his goal. Joe Johnston began his collection some five years ago, with the casual purchase of Scotland and Slovenia shirts from a local Oxfam shop. But his sporting wardrobe […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Morgaro Gomis insists Hearts have cup glory in their sights as they prepare for Arbroath clash

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Hearts may have been happy enough to concentrate efforts on storming their way to the Championship title last season – but this term Morgaro Gomis insists they have cup silverware firmly in their sights. The former Dundee United midfielder knows back-to-back league titles are out of their reach […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Rangers defender Darren McGregor has vowed to fight for his place

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Rangers defender Darren McGregor has vowed to fight tooth and nail to ensure he is part of Mark Warburton’s Ibrox revival. The 29-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturday’s entertaining 6-2 Petrofac Training Cup victory at Hibs as Warburton opted for summer recruits Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibernian to work with Police Scotland following “unacceptable” Scott Allan abuse

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibernian have confirmed that they are liaising with Police Scotland after a host of abusive messages were aimed at midfielder Scott Allan on Twitter. Allan, 23, was targeted by online trolls following the news that he had handed in a transfer request, including references to the player’s Type 1 […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Alan Stubbs signs new contract with Hibernian

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs last night re-affirmed his commitment to the Easter Road club after signing a new two-year deal with the Easter Road outfit. The 43-year-old is now contracted to the capital club until the summer of 2017, while his trusted lieutenants Andy Holden and John Doolan, […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Carnegie tried to bribe Germans in bid to stop WW1, documentary reveals

Carnegie offered up millions of pounds in a bid to keep the peace

BILLIONAIRE steel magnate Andrew Carnegie tried to bribe the Germans in a desperate attempt to stop World War 1. A new documentary reveals how the early 20th century philanthropist put forward diplomatic envoys and offered Kaiser Wilhelm millions of pounds in exchange for peace. Carnegie was used to success, but was left “broken” after US […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Calvin Harris posts hilarious teenage throwback picture

SCOTS DJ Calvin Harris has shared a hilarious teenage throwback picture – just days after revealing his toned body for an Armani campaign. The music superstar proved just how far his transformation has come in recent years by posting a snap from 2002 on a night out with a friend. The picture, shared with his […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

T in the Park received £150,000 of public cash

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T IN THE PARK received a secret injection of government money just days before opening its gates this year, it has been revealed. Ministers bankrolled the festival to the tune of £150,000, using public money to “help ensure the successful transition” of the event to its new site at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. The public […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Hostel which is hotspot for Nessie sightings is put on the market

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A YOUTH hostel which boasts some of the most famous sightings of the Loch Ness Monster has been put on the market. The 16-bedroomed property sits on banks of the loch, just yards from the depths that Nessie calls home. With windows looking out onto the water, the hostel has been the site of several […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

‘We will not sell Scott Allan to Rangers’ . . . Hibs stand firm as wantaway midfielder slaps in transfer request

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibernian have confirmed that Scott Allan has handed in a transfer request, however the capital club remain adamant the want-away playmaker will not be sold to Rangers. The 23-year-old has been the subject of two failed bids from the Ibrox outfit, with Hibs describing the offers of £175,000 […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Nigeria defender Juwon Oshaniwa finally on his way to Hearts

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Nigeria internationalist Juwon Oshaniwa has promised Hearts he is close to full fitness as he prepares to fly into Scotland in the next 48 hours to complete his move to Tynecastle. The 24-year-old full-back has verbally agreed a switch to Tynecastle but his arrival has been delayed by […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Epic parking fail as two women spend 17 minutes parking their car

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A HILARIOUS video shows the moment two women took over 17 minutes and six attempts to park their car. The footage, uploaded by ‘Glasgow Steph’, documents their painstaking efforts to reverse park a red mini cooper in a tight space in Townhead, Glasgow. The car, which appears to have a green learning sticker attached to […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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