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Sales of beard nets soar thanks to hipster culture

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SALES of beard nets are rocketing – thanks to Hipsters’ love of facial hair.   The trend for bushy beards has caused a problem for the food industry because of strict hygiene rules.   Beard wearers working in the preparation or packaging of food should wear a net – or snood – to stop customers […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Scots exam “two-tier” and “worthless” claim teachers

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SCOTS pupils have a ‘two-tier’’ exam system with the new National 4 qualifications “essentially worthless” teachers have claimed.   The head of one of the country’s best performing state schools has raised serious concerns claiming “a bunch of youngsters seem not to be part of the exam system”.   Meanwhile an English teacher said the […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Super villain advertises for henchmen – to work at Careers Scotland lair

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A SCOTS supervillain is recruiting henchmen for his secret lair – below a Careers Scotland office. The evil genius, who calls himself Professor Colossus, placed an advert for minions on the free advertising website Gumtree. The sinister crime lord helpfully included the GPS coordinates for his “secret” base. And a quick check on Google Maps […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Queen ditches Harrods for Lidl

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HER Majesty appears to have got the discount supermarket bug and ditched Harrods for Lidl.   On a visit to Elgin, Morayshire, yesterday (Thu) the Royal was photographed walking past a giant sign for the store.   Her Majesty even appeared to have brought along her own bag to the Station Road store to avoid […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Huge rise in shock therapy without permission

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THE number of Scots receiving electric shock therapy without their consent has rocketed by over 50% in the past five years.   A total of 1,381 patients received ECT in 2013 without consent compared with 755 in 2008.   The figures mean that around a third of all patients who receive the treatment do so […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Health,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Ceilidh on the car deck

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PASSENGERS on a wind-swept ferry decided to liven up their journey by having an impromptu ceilidh. The normally quiet car deck was transformed into a wild scene of dance and music on a journey between two islands on Shetland.     A group of musicians returning from a festival provided the music and weary travellers joined […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Garage owner’s car vandalised

CCTV footage of the vandal who attacked Brian McPhillips vehicle

A HOMEOWNER has released CCTV footage of the moment a vandal poured acid on his Range Rover. The attack caused £3,000-worth of damage to the paintwork on Brian McPhillips’ car. The footage, filmed from his house in Prestonpans, East Lothian, shows a man wearing a grey hoodie walk up to the motor. He can be […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Chinese paedophile student jailed

Zhengxin Zhu was jailed for eight  months on Tuesday, November 18

A CHINESE student studying education at a Scots university has been jailed for downloading extreme child pornography. Zhengxin Zhu, who paid £12,600 to take a Masters in education at Edinburgh University, collected more than 2,000 vile pictures and videos. Some of the videos were “Level Five” – meaning they contained the most extreme content available. […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Otter in ecstasy after turning lobster creels into giant loofah

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A VIDEO shows an otter in heaven after turning lobster pots into the world’s biggest loofah. The three-minute film shows one of the normally elusive creatures in ecstasy as it uses the rough surface of the creels for an all-over scratching session. The footage was captured at Elgol, Skye, by tourist Max Cope.     […]

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Last residents leave the islands that inspired The Wicker Man

The Summer Isles were first occupied by the Vikings

THE SCOTTISH islands that inspired cult pagan film The Wicker Man have lost their last permanent residents. Tanera Mor in the Summer Isles was the last inhabited island in the group until the owners recent move to the mainland. The group of 17 islands, set amid the breathtaking, rugged beauty of Scotland’s north west coast, […]

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Former limo hire boss “wrecked neighbour’s home after driving mishap”

Mr Rae was enjoying a cup of tea when his neighbour of 40 years crashed into the house

A FORMER chauffeur hire boss partially demolished a pensioner’s house. Terry Cooper accidentally drove his VW Tiguan into the home of his neighbour of 40 years, leaving a gaping hole in the property. Mr Cooper, who once ran a luxury chauffeur hire firm, needed hospital treatment following the smash outside his home in Edinburgh. The […]

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

500 jobs secured by £250m Typhoon contract

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FIVE hundred Scottish jobs have been secured with the award of a £250m jet fighter radar contract.   The contract will involve workers at Edinburgh-based Selex ES making an upgraded radar for Typhoon jets.   The four European countries which build the fighter are spending an extra £1bn on equipment upgrades, £800m of which is […]

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Flying dog returns- This time he’s a cape wearing Jack Russell.

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A FLYING DOG’S fame has soared to new heights after recent photos emerged of him wearing a superman cape. Stanley, five, became famous earlier this month when photo’s of him zooming through the air as he raced across Dunnet Beach in the far north of Scotland emerged online. The new photos show Stanley resembling the […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in News,Top Stories | Read More »

Angry driver flashes fake police ID after close shave with cyclist

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A DRIVER was caught on camera flashing fake police ID in a bid to intimidate a cyclist he almost knocked over. Video footage shows the reckless motorist swerve at high speed within inches of the cyclist in Aberdeen. The angry cyclist catches up with the driver at lights – only to be told he is […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

One for the rodent

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A HOUDINI hamster has been reunited with his owners after two weeks on the run – during which he escaped twice, crossed a busy city road, and walked into a bar.   The remarkable rodent managed to get out of his owner’s Glasgow flat and was briefly recaptured in the street by a stranger before […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Slated: protesters hit the roof over Spanish tiles

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COUNCIL chiefs have been condemned for spending £1.3m on a building that will celebrate Scottish stone quarrying – and then using Spanish slate for the roof. Instead of using the local West Highland slate, Argyll and Bute Council are shelling out to have roof slates shipped from more than 1,500 miles away. The roof of […]

November 14th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Gordonstoun teacher struck off for possessing child porn

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A FORMER maths teacher at Prince Charles’s old boarding school has been struck off for a “shocking” criminal conviction involving child pornography. Samuel Henley, 32, taught at Gordonstoun school in Elgin, Moray – a £32,000 a year independent school that includes their heir to the throne and Prince Philip as former pupils. He was sacked […]

November 14th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Island for sale to welcome first residents in almost a century

The island of Linga is on sale for the same price as a two-bedroom flat

A STUNNING island in the extreme north of Scotland is set to be inhabited for the first time in more than 80 years. Linga has gone on sale for the same price as a two-bedroom flat in a smart area of Edinburgh or Glasgow. And the £250,000 price tag includes permission to create an eco […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Viking pot scanned in hospital

A CT scan cross section of the innards of the Viking pot. The circular shape in the upper right corner is said to be an ornate bead. The dome object to its left is a bone or ivory bead, and the coil curling from the bottom left to the centre is five brooches. But the rectangular shape at the centre remains a mystery

A HOSPITAL machine normally used to save lives has helped crack the secret of a 1,200-year-old Viking piggy bank. A tightly-sealed bronze pot was recently discovered in southern Scotland as part of a Viking haul described as the “most significant” found anywhere in the UK. Experts had no idea what the pot, found in Dumfries […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Brother and sister otter pups saved by sanctuary

The pair, just 10 days old, were rescued in September

AN animal sanctuary has revealed how it saved orphaned baby otter brothers from certain death. The pair, just 10 days old, were rescued after their mother was killed by a car in September. Suffering from cold and lack of food, the pups were found at two locations in the mainland Shetland village of Vidlin. Staff […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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