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Farage and Clegg will be seen as most untrustworthy in TV debates, study says


NIGEL Farage and Nick Clegg will be seen as the most untrustworthy politicians in the upcoming TV debates, according to a psychometric profiling study.   The communication strategies of different candidates were examined using data from their performances throughout the election campaign.   David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage were analysed with the Praditus Motivation […]

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

Island lamb orphanage takes in first newborn of the year


A lamb orphanage on a remote Scottish island has taken in its first resident of the year – a newborn called Mr Frazier. American couple Tully and Chris MacIntyre have opened up their home on the island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides to the tiny lambs for four years now.     Soon they […]

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

Court says sorry for breastfeeding blunder

Aileen Robertson with her son, Isaac

A NEW mum who was told that breastfeeding was no excuse to miss jury duty has been sent an apology by the court. Aileen Robertson, 39, asked to be excused from service as her seven-month-old was still breastfeeding. But the Fife mother was told that was no excuse and she could “use a bottle” instead. […]

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

Lifesaving facial surgery for kitten from Fife


A FIFE kitten has found a new lease of life after corrective facial surgery. Mr Norris was born missing the front right section of his upper lip, gum and palette. Vets advised he be put down as they believed the deformity would mean he would be unable to feed from his mother.     But […]

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

Scottish butcher sells Cream Egg Scotch eggs


A family butcher in the Scottish borders has come up with a new way to eat Cream Eggs – inside a Scotch egg. For just £1.85 you could enjoy a Cadbury’s Cream Egg surrounded by chilli flavoured sausage meat and covered in bread crumbs. Foston’s Fine Meats in the village of Duns, Berwickshire, is now […]

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

Bride books wedding before venue is even built


A SCOTS woman has booked her dream wedding – 370 miles away at a venue that hasn’t been built yet. Megan Crofts and her Florida-born fiance Eric Hewlett plan to marry at a new venue being built by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. They are set to make their vows on May 23 […]

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

Snowballs laced with poison believed to be plot to kill gulls


A SCOT has been left “horrified” after finding popular cakes stuffed with pills outside her house. One of Scotland’s favourite treats – Snowballs – were found laced with a potentially fatal blood-thinning medicine outside Robin Maclean’s home in Inverness. It is thought the snacks were being used as bait to poison gulls – and one […]

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

JK Rowling defends fan who questioned Dumbledore’s sexuality


Author JK Rowling has stuck up for a fan who questioned why Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is gay. The Harry Potter creator said people were “rushing to judgement without the facts” after a fan named Ana Kovovic took to Twitter to query the wizard’s sexuality.     Ana has since removed the tweet and cleared […]

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

Mary and John are the most common names among elderly care home residents, says new Bupa study


MARY and John are the top ranking names for elderly care home residents, according to a new study.   Bupa home services reviewed names of residents at their 27 care homes in Scotland.   The results show how trends have changed over the years, with only one – James – also featured among last year’s […]

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

Duke of Wellington and the cone debate reignited by new hotel design


GLASGOW’S most iconic and debated image – the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone on his head – is now pride of place a new £7m city hotel development. For decades revelers have climbed the monument to adorn the statue by Italian artist Carlo Marochetti with the controversial headgear.     But the Glasgweenian […]

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

Scots ask council to dig up 1,000 graves so they can build car park

The front of St Michael's Old Parish Church

SCOTS residents have asked their council to dig up 1,000 graves – so they can build a car park. A local group in Perth and Kinross have called for a historic graveyard to be made “more useful” by suggesting it be made into parking facilities. It is estimated that up to 1,000 bodies may lie […]

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

Abertay University named in the top 25 places to study video game design in the world

Dundee is one of three cities deemed "remote" by Debenhams

ABERTAY University has been named among the top 25 places to study video game design in the world. The university, based in Dundee, is one of only two outside the USA to be ranked in the prestigious Princeton Review’s 2015 list of the top 25 graduate and undergraduate institutions to study game design. The other […]

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

Edinburgh festival 2015 photography competition winner announced


Edinburgh International Festival has announced the winner of its competition for a photographer.   Alex Aitchison will be given £3500 to capture reportage style images of this year’s festival, which has a line-up that includes Juliette Binoche, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  Volksbuhne Berlin, and Max Richter.   The 22 year old from Edinburgh won […]

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

Scots are the biggest investors in the UK, study shows


SCOTS are the biggest savers and investors in the UK, according to a new study.   The research, by Investec Wealth & Investment, reveals that people in Scotland typically invest £4, 980 per year – more than those living in London and the south-east of England.   Despite a high cost of living, Scots also […]

March 25th, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Scottish attractions take top place at awards

Bass Rock won Landmark of the Year

THREE Scottish attractions have been voted the best in Britain at a prestigious award ceremony. Readers of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards voted an iconic Scottish cultural attraction near Falkirk, an uninhabited seabird sanctuary off Scotland’s east coast and a small rural inn in Dumfries and Galloway as UK favourites. The Kelpies won Landmark of […]

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

Monster prehistoric newt as big as a car has been discovered


A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that walked with dinosaurs was among Earth’s most deadly creatures according to Paleontologists. Described as “something out of a bad monster movie” they grew up to two metres in length and lived in lakes and rivers during the Late Triassic Period. The prehistoric species – which looked like […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

JK Rowling opens up to fans about rejection from publishers


Author JK Rowling has opened up to fans about being rejected by publishers and claimed one doesn’t even want her “in a beard”. On Twitter she revealed one publisher who turned down Harry Potter also send “the rudest rejection” of her book written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The Scot who lives in Edinburgh was […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Mons Meg returns to Edinburgh Castle after months of conservation work


Mons Meg, the world’s most famous medieval gun, was welcomed back to Edinburgh Castle this morning after months of conservation work. The six tonne cannon – which dates from the fifteenth century – was removed from the castle in January for the specialist work, the first time that the famous cannon had left the castle in […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Americans flock to Scotland to experience the home of Outlander first hand


American visitors are flocking to Scotland as companies running Outlander tours report massive increases in visitors from the US. The tourism surge comes with the hit show set to be premiered in the UK with a special joint-screening of the first episode in Glasgow and London today (Monday 23 March). VisitScotland’s dedicated Outlander section of its […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Mountain hares on the march: Native species on the rise in the Highlands


Scottish mountain hares are thriving in parts of the Highlands despite recent concerns the about species being in decline. Scottish moorland managers are reporting large numbers of mountain hare, linked to last year’s ‘best in a generation’ grouse season. The mountain hare is the only native species of hare or rabbit in Britain, distinguished by […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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