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More than a reeling – trad bagpipers freestyle jam contest

YOUNG bagpipe players are being encouraged to break Scottish stereotypes and rock out at a leading competitive event.   For the first time ever, the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships (SSPBC) will feature a ‘freestyle’ category.     The event will see musicians perform tunes under the theme ‘anything goes’, with competitors allowed to play […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Entertainment,In the Scottish Press,Scottish News | Read More »

Onesies for dogs are worldwide hit

A SCOTTISH seamstress has proved a worldwide hit with her tartan onesies – for dogs. The garment may be losing its appeal for humans but Aileen Perry’s canine onesies have sold as far afield as New Zealand and Canada. Aileen, 50, from Elgin, Moray, came up with idea for her own pet pooch Toto, to […]

September 5th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Pensioner’s Veg is Top Crop Once Again

A GREEN-FINGERED pensioner has broken records by winning the best vegetable garden in Fife – 24 years in a row. Jim Thomson, 88, has finished in first place with his gigantic crops – which include massive potatoes, marrows and onions. The retired civil servant from Dalgety Bay, Fife has gone from strength to strength with […]

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Community,In Brief | Read More »

Girlfriend of stab victim pays tribute to her “hero”

THE GIRLFRIEND of a young man who was killed in the street has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her “hero.” Jordan Mackay, 20, was fatally wounded in South Queensferry at around 1.30am on Sunday morning. His girlfriend Nicole Mckay, 21, said that she was waiting to wake up from the “nightmare,” and that “Jord” was […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Fans booked B&B near new home of T in Park before 2014 event started

MUSIC lovers booked up accommodation near the new home of T in the Park before the first note of the 2014 festival was played. Some B&Bs near Strathallan, Perthshire, are already sold out for the weekend in July 2015. After 18 years at Balado, festival organisers announced they were moving because of safety concerns over […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Community,In Brief,News,Scottish News | Read More »

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