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OFFICIALS are warning amateur hillwalkers to steer clear of Ben Nevis this summer as treacherous winter conditions are persisting longer than usual. High winds and snow in excess of two metres deep are making navigation a challenge on Scotland’s highest peak, and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland is asking climbers to steer clear. Ben Nevis […]
A renowned Scottish adventurer has smashed the Cairo to Cape Town cycling world record, completing the trip in just 42 days and beating the previous best time by more than two weeks Mark Beaumont’s incredible feat has seen him take an astonishing 16 days off the existing world record of 59 days and eight hours […]
UNDERGROUND drones are being used to repair gas pipes for the first time in Scotland – in a bid to cut down on roadwork chaos. The remote-controlled robots work inside the gas pipes to spot leaks and carry out repairs. The technology means less road has to be dug up, reducing the need for dreaded […]
A minister from Aleppo in Syria has made an impassioned plea for the world to focus on the war raging in his country. Addressing the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland taking place in Edinburgh this week, Rev Ibrahim Nseir highlighted the kidnapping of priests and bishops, as well as violent crimes committed against […]
A vocabulary of sign language which is to revolutionise how science is taught to deaf children has reached a milestone today with its thousandth sign. The sign language for ‘fireball’ is the thousandth term to be added to a website compiled by experts for use by teachers, interpreters and pupils. The University of Edinburgh […]