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Basel, Bordeaux & going Ballistic – Buckie Thistle veteran Dennis Wyness out for one more giant-killing


BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport Dennis Wyness hopes to write one final Scottish football fairytale as the veteran striker attempts to roll back the years for Buckie Thistle this afternoon. The 38-year-old is synonymous with one of the biggest shocks in Scottish Cup history, playing the full match as Inverness Caledonian Thistle went Ballistic against Celtic […]

November 28th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Blazej Augustyn insists Hearts CAN beat weakened Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title


BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport Blazej Augustyn is adamant Hearts are capable of winning the Scottish Premiership title after insisting they have nothing to fear from Celtic. The Jambos have excelled on their return to the top-flight this season and find themselves in the midst of a six-match unbeaten run, which began with a hard-fought […]

November 28th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

East Kilbride striker Jack Smith takes Scottish Cup inspiration from dad Andy

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport Jack Smith won’t have far to look for inspiration this afternoon as he bids to make a name for himself in the Scottish Cup just like his dad did. The East Kilbride top scorer is the son of former Dunfermline striker Andy Smith, who reached two cup finals with Airdrie during […]

November 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Michael Moffat determined Dunfermline can spark new cup run with win over old club Ayr United

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport Michael Moffat believes Dunfermline’s League Cup success has whetted their appetite for another knock-out run in the Scottish Cup. The Pars striker freely acknowledges the challenge that faces them in advancing past old club Ayr United this afternoon, with the Honest Men sitting top of League One on a run of […]

November 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Delivery man’s foul mouthed rant caught on answerphone


THIS hilarious clip captures the moment a Scottish delivery driver lost his cool – spouting a foul-mouthed rant on a customer’s voicemail. Luke Fisher took the video recording of a message left by a frustrated courier on the answerphone of his girlfriend’s mobile.   The deliveryman was expected to drop off a package at their […]

November 27th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

The Scots flowers facing extinction as planet heats up

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SOME of Scotland’s best-loved flowers are facing extinction as a result of global warming, scientists have warned. Research by students at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh predicts species such as clematis could be “noticeably worse off” in 50 years’ time. Others, including the popular rhododendron, could flourish and even presently chilly Shetland could become the […]

November 27th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

The 130-flat tower block with one resident

Buster looks out from his high-rise flat

A CONDEMNED tower block of 130 flats is still being supplied with power, water and a caretaker – for one resident. Alexander Nicol has lived in the 250ft-high Glasgow building for almost a quarter of a century and insists he would rather be blown up by a demolition team than move. Alexander, known as “Buster” […]

November 27th, 2015 | Posted in Community,In Brief,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Lady Mone condemned for diet pill tweet

Mone was recently made  a Lady

MICHELLE Mone has been criticised for using her “Lady Mone” Twitter account to appear to promote controversial diet pills. The entrepreneur, who took up her seat in the House of Lords last month, used her social media account to share a special offer for Trimsecrets, an appetite suppressant. She told her 1.1 million followers: “Got […]

November 26th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Community,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish Labour’s number two promises action on Forth stink

The plant near the Forth Road bridge has been kicking up a stink

SCOTTISH Labour’s number two is leading the charge to wipe out a putrid stench emanating from the Forth. Motorists crossing from Edinburgh to Fife regularly find themselves engulfed by a cloud of stink emitting from open tanks of septic sludge at the nearby treatment works. Alex Rowley MSP, the party’s deputy leader north of the […]

November 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community,In Brief,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Sarra shares pic of Callum Hoy after his TV debut

Sarra shared the pics this afternoon

SARRA HOY snapped this adorable pic with one-year-old son Callum after his first ever TV appearance. Callum took a star turn on the popular ITV morning show hosted by Scots presenter Lorraine Kelly this morning, appearing alongside mum Sarra in her campaign for parents with premature babies. Callum was born 11 weeks early, weighing just […]

November 26th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Hearts star Jamie Walker reflects on a hair-raising experience

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport Hearts star Jamie Walker admits he was left red-faced when his blue hair was revealed to the world. Walker decided to plump for the bold change of style during a visit to a friend’s house and made the dangerous call to let his mate do the honours, resulting in a […]

November 26th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Skipper Keith Lasley urges Motherwell supporters to back the Well Society & secure club’s future

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport Keith Lasley has urged Motherwell supporters to secure the Steelmen’s future before a crisis kicks in. The 36-year-old is a fully paid up member of the Well Society, the fans’ group which aspires to gain a controlling shareholding at Fir Park by 2020. With a stated target of 2000 pledging […]

November 26th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Andy Webster targeting Petrofac Training Cup win over Rangers to kick-start St Mirren’s season

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport Andy Webster insists St Mirren will this weekend relish the challenge of trying to haul themselves out of their worrying slump against a Rangers team he believes are one of the best in Scotland. The experienced former Scotland defender has been a rock for the Buddies during a dire run that […]

November 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Lost pictures show WW1 victims fitted with prosthetic limbs

The incredible decades-old snaps

AN AMAZING collection of long lost images show victims of the First World War being fitted with prosthetic limbs and hands. The remarkable chance discovery was made by staff researching the history of Erskine Hospital in Renfrewshire, which celebrates its centenary next year. Almost 10,000 wounded soldiers passed through its doors after losing limbs whilst […]

November 25th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Scots schoolkids using e-cigs as gateway to smoking warn researchers

Teens vaping in Bruntsfield

SCOTS school pupils are using e-cigarettes as a gateway to smoking, according to a new study. The research also found that most high school students find the fruity, sweet-like flavourings of e-cigarette liquids attractive. And it was suggested that some pupils use e-cigarettes to hoodwink parents, who would otherwise smell tobacco on their clothes. Others […]

November 25th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

“Marmite” syrup sponge among hospital workers’ food complaints

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SOME medical staff are just as unimpressed with hospital food as their people they treat, according to newly released NHS documents. Over-boiled macaroni, hairy shepherd’s pie, and a syrup sponge that “tasted of marmite” are among the catering grievances lodged by health workers in Scotland. NHS Tayside gave details of 20 formal staff complaints about […]

November 25th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs welcomes chance to give star midfielder John McGinn a well-earned rest

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs admits he is glad to finally be in the position to allow star midfielder John McGinn a well-earned break. The Easter Road outfit do not play this weekend because they are not involved in the early rounds of the Scottish Cup and Stubbs has taken the […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson tells players they must entertain crowd


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has reminded his players that they have a duty to excite the Tynecastle crowd. Neilson was disappointed that Saturday’s bright start against Dundee turned flat after Arnaud Djoum’s 24th minute header was cancelled out by Rory Loy’s second half equaliser. A passive performance on the pitch […]

November 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs take ‘massive boost’ from Rangers’ draw as Jason Cummings sees no end to own unbeaten run

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport Jason Cummings insists he cannot see an end to Hibernian’s unbeaten run after he and his team-mates received the ‘massive boost’ of Rangers dropping points at the weekend. Cummings was again the Easter Road side’s match-winner in Saturday’s hard-fought 1-0 win away to Alloa Athletic with a confident strike on the […]

November 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs star Farid El Alagui believes Rangers should be ‘looking in the mirror’

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport Farid El Alagui believes his Rangers counterparts will be casting nervous glances over their shoulders after Hibernian slashed the gap at the summit of the Championship to mere goal difference. In a title race which has scant room for slip-ups, the Gers dropped an unlikely two points against Livingston on […]

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

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