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Scots police ridiculed for re-branding helicopter in Gaelic

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POLICE Scotland have been ridiculed for spending taxpayers’ cash on re-branding their helicopter in Gaelic. Nationalist MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh tweeted a photo of herself sitting in the helicopter which bears the name of Police Scotland in Gaelic. The smiling SNP politician wrote: “Huge thanks to @PolScotPSYV & @policescotland for the opportunity to sit in a […]

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

Scots teacher lures comedy legend with a cunning plan

John Lloyd pictured with pupils at the High School.

A SCOTS teacher hatched a cunning plan to get a British TV comedy legend to take her class about the First World War. John Lloyd, who co-wrote and produced Blackadder, as well as working on Spitting Image, Not The Nine O’Clock News, and QI, was in Edinburgh for the festival. History teacher Katie Hunter “stalked” […]

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

Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson admits he was inspired by Scott Brown watching on from Easter Road stands

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson admits he was inspired by Scott Brown as a youngster watching on from the Easter Road stands. Ten years on, the on loan Celtic playmaker is hoping he can leave a lasting impression on the club’s supporters by helping Alan Stubbs’ side get back […]

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

Germany manager Joachim Low selects squad for “hostile” trip to Hampden

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Joachim Low has backed Germany to survive a “hostile” Hampden after naming his squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers. Low was full of praise for the progress made by Scotland under manager Gordon Strachan, insisting the old reliance on strength and route one football is a thing […]

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

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson welcomes prospect of international hiatus

Robbie Neilson at Preston

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson could be forgiven for cursing the timing of the international break as the Jambos look to cement their place at the summit of the Premiership with a sixth win from six matches. However, the Tynecastle boss insists he is ready to welcome the […]

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

VIDEO: This road rage row ended with a bang

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A VIDEO shows the moment a driver crashes into the back of a car – in the middle of a road rage row with a cyclist.     The footage shows the cyclist and a white van driver in a heated argument as they travel on what appears to be Crow Road in the Jordanhill […]

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

Mum “forced” to breastfeed in loo opens cafe for new mothers

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A SCOTS mum who felt forced to breastfeed in disabled toilets has set up her own cafe for pregnant women and new mothers.           Louise Dale, 26, felt pressure to breastfeed in private because she was uncomfortable doing it in front of other people. The mother-of-one, from Edinburgh, even resorted to […]

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

Pics show Ben Nevis snow caves so big they will last until winter

The breathtaking structures are expected to last until winter

REMARKABLE new images show summer snow caves clinging to the slopes of the UK’s highest mountain. The breathtaking structures on Ben Nevis – some of them 70 metres (230ft) in length – are likely to survive until this winter’s snows arrive. They have been preserved as a result of an unusual combination of low summer […]

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

Council spends £9.5K on holidays for troubled kids and carers

A beach on Albufeira, where the trio were staying (Pic: Wiki Commons)

A SCOTS council spent nearly £9,500 sending troubled youngsters and their carers on luxury holidays abroad. Shetland Council forked out the “totally inappropriate” sum treating two young people and their social care workers to four-star resorts in Disneyland Paris and Portugal. The information, revealed by a Freedom of Information request, details the two trips which […]

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

It’ll be no Great White on the night – Ben Fogle “fails” to find Jaws

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TV presenter Ben Fogle has “failed” to film a Great White shark in UK waters.       The star, accompanied by shark experts, travelled for several days with a decomposing whale which washed up in the Highlands attached to their boat. It was widely reported last week that the crew hoped cameras attached to […]

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

Family quits £4.5m estate after 300 years – amid attacks on SNP

The castle is on the market for £4.5m

ONE of Scotland’s oldest families have put their £4.5m castle on the market for the first time in 300 years – following a string of blistering attacks on the SNP. Hatton Castle, an imposing grade A listed property near Turriff in Aberdeenshire, is one of the most impressive in the country. It has been in […]

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

Tram chiefs wasted £400 on fake cake no-one could eat

Cllr Lesley Hinds was pictured cutting the 'tram cake'

TRAM chiefs have been castigated for wasting almost £400 on a fake cake that nobody could eat. Despite ongoing anger at the £750m cost of the scheme and the £2m inquiry into what went wrong, councils officials ordered the giant tram “cake” for a first anniversary PR picture. The city’s transport chief, Cllr Lesley Hinds […]

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

Stunning villa built by French POWs for sale

The mansion dates back to 1815

A STUNNING villa built by Napoleonic prisoners of war over 200 years ago has gone on the market for half a million pounds. The Perthshire mansion dates back to 1815 when roughly 7,000 French soldiers were captured and held in the area. The prisoners were put to work building the city’s jail during their time […]

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

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs refuses to confirm or deny interest in Billy McKay

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs has refused to confirm or deny whether he is trying to snatch Billy McKay from under the noses of Dundee United. However, the Easter Road boss admits a new striker is the missing piece of the jigsaw. McKay has been linked with the […]

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

Jon Daly admits he could not go back on his word to Raith boss Ray McKinnon after Hibs offer

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Jon Daly has revealed how he refused to go back on his word to Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon after Hibs made a last-ditch bid to sign the former Rangers striker. Just hours after verbally agreeing to join the Stark’s Park club over a coffee with McKinnon on […]

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

Darren McGregor appreciates Mark Warburton’s honesty after fulfilling Hibernian ‘dream’

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Gratitude may seem like an odd emotion for Darren McGregor to express towards Mark Warburton, given the arrival of the new Rangers manager saw him go from the club’s Player of the Year last season to utterly surplus to requirements this term. Nevertheless, Hibernian’s latest recruit was moved […]

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

Every child in Scotland to be given a library card

Health data from 856 children was used

EVERY child in Scotland is set to become a library member under new plans announced today. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed that pilot projects are currently being developed in every local authority to introduce automatic library membership. The pilots – which will give all children a library card at birth, age 3 or 4 or […]

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

Social care director slams drug funding reductions

Calum Murray is the director of adult care at CrossReach

A DIRECTOR of one of Scotland’s largest social care agencies has said it was “deeply distressing” that the number of drugs related deaths was now at a record high. Calum Murray, director of adult care at CrossReach which operates drugs support services across the country, said the funding reductions appeared to be “related” to a […]

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

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs weighs up move for Jamaican striker Theo Robinson

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs is weighing up a move for Jamaica international striker Theo Robinson as he bids to add attacking reinforcements to his squad. Stubbs was left frustrated by his team’s inability to turn a handful of chances into goals in Sunday’s bitterly disappointing 1-0 loss […]

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

Train passengers warned as rugby and festival fans descend on Edinburgh

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Scotrail has issued advice to anyone wishing to travel into the capital this weekend as 40,000 rugby fans descend on the capital, as well as thousands of festival goers. The firm, now known as Abellio Scotrail, has advised passengers to: “Buy your tickets in advance, be prepared for busy trains and allow extra time to get […]

August 24th, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Top Stories | Read More »

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