Friday, October 8, 2021

KT inspires singer to takes the States by storm

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By Alexander Lawrie AN UNKNOWN Scots singer is on the brink of stardom in the US – after being inspired by superstar KT Tunstall. Rebecca Caldwell, 25, from Arbroath, quit Scotland two years ago to find...

Jim Clark letter up for auction

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By Alexander LawrieA LETTER written by Scots racing legend Jim Clark just 18 months before his death is set to fetch over £1000 at auction next week.Signed by Clark on his own personal notepaper,...

Wicker man amongst scariest films of all time

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By Alexander LawrieSCOTTISH movie The Wicker Man has been voted one of Britain’s top ten horror films of all time.The classic cult movie is set on the island of Summerisle, and tells the story...

Casinos set for bumper weekend thanks to Bond

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By Kate SmailTHE stakes are high at casinos around the country this week – thanks to the release of the latest James Bond flick.Quantum of Solace will hit screens today (Friday) and casino bosses...

X Factor winner Leon returns home 255

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The 2007 winner of the X Factor, Leon Jackson, returned to his former workplace as his second single hit the shelves.The West Lothian singer signed copies of new hit 'Don't Call This Love' at...

KT dreams of Arctic move 252

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By Michael MacLeodSCOTS songstress turned Arctic explorer KT Tunstall says she wants to move to Greenland.In a honeymoon with a difference, she and drummer husband Luke Bullen teamed up with other musicians to witness...

Easy Distraction for Ian Rankin 236

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By Douglas WalkerNOSEY author Ian Rankin has revealed he sits in front a plain wall to stop himself from spying on people.The Rebus author reckons he wouldn’t get any writing done if he could...

Life after death for JK Rowling 230

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By Michael MacLeodHARRY Potter author JK Rowling says she believes in the afterlife.The Edinburgh author says she was surprised when young readers told her the books made them question their own existence.And she...

KT honeymoon in remote cottage 218

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By Alexander Lawrie NEWLYWEDS KT Tunstall and her drummer husband Luke Bullen shunned a celebrity-style honeymoon – by renting a small, secluded cottage on Skye for the week. The Scots-born pop star chose to stay in...

Michelle McManus supports children’s charity 216

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By Karrie GillettFORMER Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus showed her support for a new children’s helpline which would see counsellors available online.The campaign from charity NSPCC is hoping to raise more than £11 million...

JK Rowling honoured by city of Edinburgh 215

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By Michael MacLeodHARRY Potter author JK Rowling has said she can't ever imagine leaving Edinburgh after being honoured by the city.She picked up the 'Edinburgh Award' on Friday night for her "outstanding achievements and...

Glasvegas girl dishes dirt on band 206

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By Alexander Lawrie GLASVEGAS girl Caroline McKay has opened her heart about life on the road with her bandmates. The 25 year-old drummer claims to love the guys like “brothers”, and has spilled the beans on...

Bags of support from Scots celebs 205

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By Alexander Lawrie SCOTS pop stars Annie Lennox and Sharleen Spiteri have donated one of their own handbags to a cancer charity auction. The ex-Eurythmics singer and the Texas front woman are just two of over...

Glasvegas rock HMV store 190

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By Alexander LawrieBAND of the moment Glasvegas marked the release of their debut album on Sunday night with a very special midnight performance at the HMV store in Edinburgh.The Glaswegian four-piece thrilled 350 fans...

James Bond books fetch £31,000 184

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By Alex LawrieA COLLECTION of James Bond memorabilia owned by the Scot who was the inspiration for the fictional secret agent sold for an amazing £31,200 yesterday. The historic set of novels once belonged to...

JK Rowling scared to google Harry Potter 172

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By Douglas WalkerJK Rowling has revealed she resisted temptation and didn’t search ‘Harry Potter’ online until five years after the release of the first book.The multi-millionaire author says she was ‘utterly unprepared’ for what...

TV stars line up to host at festival 164

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by Karrie GillettGok Wan and Sharon Osbourne were among the familiar faces at the Edinburgh International TV Festival this weekend.Fashion guru Gok opened this year's festival with a show reflecting on the best and...

Sir Sean reveals autobiography 162

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By Karrie GillettSIR Sean Connery has launched his much-anticipated autobiography by reading extracts to hundreds of fans.The Bond legend turned up at his home city’s book festival to unveil his memoirs called Being A...

Scots comedy duo capture spirit of the fringe 161

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By Alexander Lawrie A SCOTS comedy duo has picked up a coveted award which catapulted previous winners The League of Gentlemen to stardom. John and Gerry Kielty are to be presented with this year’s Edinburgh Fringe...

Winehouse gag wins best of the fest 157

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By Alexander Lawrie A TOP comedienne has won the very first award for the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival – after taking a pop at Amy Winehouse. Zoe Lyons, 33, beat off nine...
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