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A £2 million loan fund will be launched to help stop empty homes blighting Scotland’s communities, Housing Minister Keith Brown said today. The new funding was announced as the Unoccupied Properties Bill, which will allow local authorities to charge extra Council Tax on houses that have been empty for more than a year, was introduced [...]
An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people running in kilts, will take place this summer. Scots runners will try to break the original record set by Canadian runners in Ontario, which saw over 1089 kilted enthusiasts pounding the pavements. The attempt will made along the River Tay, in Perth and [...]
FOUR teenage sisters are set to follow in their famous cousin’s footsteps – by playing football for Scotland. Natasha, Simone, Dion and Whitney McMahon – cousins of Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher – are on track to be the first family in the country to have four siblings in the national squad. Natasha, 16, and Simone, [...]
LOCALS in Fife have been helping police tackle crime in the area. As part of the Fife Constabulary’s commitment to community engagement, community consultation meetings are held throughout Fife on a bi-monthly basis within the heart of local communities. This allows people to meet with local officers, identify issues they feel affect them and be [...]
Nicholson street Oxfam manager David Hendrie with some of the comics A COLLECTION of 5000 comic books spanning four decades has been donated to a charity shop in Edinburgh. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, left staff at an Oxfam bookshop stunned when they turned up at his flat to pick up the donation [...]