Saturday, July 24, 2021

Scottish team to run five marathons in five days

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In two weeks time an amateur Glasgow team will run from Glasgow to London in five days, completing a marathon a day along the way.The team formed over four years ago, and have since...

£3M funding will make for warmer homes and cheaper bills

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The City of Edinburgh Council is to spend at least £3.3 million to make private homes across the capital warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat.In a programme run in partnership with Home...

Row over kids in primary school polling stations

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PARENTS fear paedophiles will get access to their children after a Scots council decided to keep dozens of primary school polling stations open on General Election day.More than 30 primary schools in Fife will...

Family lose leylandii battle after 35 years

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A FAMILY who battled their neighbours for more than 35 years over a high hedge have finally been defeated.Audrey Alexander’s personal dispute with her neighbour over the giant hedge started 23 years ago, making...

Scottish llama declared oldest in UK

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A PET llama living on the windswept north east coast of Scotland has been declared the oldest in Britain. Paddy the llama, who was 25 this year, has lived happily in a muddy field in...

More than a reeling – trad bagpipers freestyle jam contest

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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...

Onesies for dogs are worldwide hit

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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...

Pensioner’s Veg is Top Crop Once Again

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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...

Girlfriend of stab victim pays tribute to her “hero”

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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...

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

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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...

Orange parade, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

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As the marching season for the Orange Order peaked on Saturday, thousands took to the streets for the Annual Glasgow massed parade with bands and Lodges coming from far and wide, including Northern Ireland.  <!--

Festival goers can moonlight as Zombies

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Scotland's biggest jobs website has announced it's forgoing the living and is looking to recruit the undead. s1jobs are looking for zombies to fill a three week voluntary role during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Candidates must...

Ladies Day at the races sold out in record timing

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A RECORD-breaking 9000 guests are set to attend Musselburgh Racecourse’s famous Ladies Day this summer - after the event sold out nine weeks in advance. All tickets for the 14 June event have been snapped...

Scottish Government cracks down on empty houses

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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...

Thousands of kilted Scots runners to take part in world record challenge

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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,...

Darren Fletcher’s cousins set for Scottish football success

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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...

Dates of next Fife Police meetings revealed

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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...

Oxfam shop staff stunned by vast comic book donation

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Nicholson street Oxfam manager David Hendrie with some of the comicsA COLLECTION of 5000 comic books spanning four decades has been donated to a charity shop in Edinburgh.The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous,...

Pony with extremely overgrown hooves discovered in Fife.

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The pony's hooves were curled from neglect.The Scottish SPCA has sent out an urgent appeal for information after a pony was discovered with extremely overgrown hooves in Fife.The male Shetland pony was tracked down...

Mine’s a pint – and we’re not talking milk

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Parents Paula and Alex McPheators with four-year-old Zoe and two-and-a-half-year-old OliverBy Alan Robertson PARENTS have condemned a council for shutting their children's nursery and moving it into a"pub."Almost 40 children aged between two...
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