Thursday, September 16, 2021

Residents get a flavour of community life as hub launches at West Lothian development

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FAMILIES at a West Lothian development have been bonding over award-winning local ice-cream and a variety of family-friendly activities at the launch of a multi-use community hub which will be part owned by residents.Children...

Pensioners catch up on lost time thanks to community donation

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A HOUSING development is restarting its art and recreation activities thanks to a £1000 donation from a local community group.Craigmillar Castle Regeneration Group (CCRG) made a generous donation to Bield’s Castlebrae Glebe in Edinburgh...
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Festival occupancy surge welcomed by city hotel bosses

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Soaring guest bookings at Edinburgh’s largest independent hotel in August have helped to spark new optimism for the capital’s hospitality sector.Ten Hill Place saw occupancy rates reach 90% during August - up from 50%...

Scottish Opera tackles climate change in new show for Scottish schools

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SCOTTISH Opera are preparing to head out on a tour around Scottish primary schools to perform a new show about climate change.‘The Last Aliens’ is a newly commissioned production aimed at primary 5 to...

Two companies fined for failing that led to man’s injury

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TWO companies have been fined a total of £100,000 after an employee was crushed by machinery.Chivas Brothers Limited and Fire Protection Group (FPG) Limited pled guilty to health and safety breaches committed between December...

Research finds evictions in cost Scottish public £28m each year

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HOMELESSNESS charity Shelter Scotland has published research that found it costs the public at least £28m to evict tenants from social homes in a single year.The research was commissioned by the housing campaign group...

Volunteer-led project brings Rabbie Burns’s poem to life

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AN ICONIC route led by Robert Burns’s Tam O’Shanter has been revived with the help of Scotland’s national walking charity.The restored path was funded by South Ayrshire Council and Paths for All, with support...

Dental group flexes eco credentials after saving 164,000 sheets of paper in four months

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Scotland’s largest dental firm introduces paperless patient journeyA NEW sustainability protocol has enabled Scotland’s largest dental group to save the paper equivalent of four trees per month.Around 164,000 forms were completed electronically across Clyde...

Cumbernauld local recognised in housing providers kindness awards

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A DEDICATED member of staff at a housing development in Cumbernauld has been acknowledged for keeping spirits high during the pandemic.Carole Irvine, 61 from Cumbernauld, has been recognised in the ‘You are One of...
Arthur#s Seat - Scottish News

Man, 27, arrested in connection with death of woman at Scots tourist spot Arthur’s...

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A 27-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman at popular Scottish tourist spot Arthur’s seat.Police officers responded to a call at 9pm last night  following reports that a...
Council leaders in Edinburgh are urging residents to get their covid vaccine - Scottish News

‘Dismay’ in hospitality industry following vaccine passport announcement

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UKHOSPITALITY Scotland have responded with dismay to the First Minister’s announcement that vaccine passports will be required to enter nightclubs and large events.The new mandate means nightclubs, unseated outdoor events with more than 4,000...

Hologram technology developed at the University of Glasgow

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CLASSIC science fiction technology is one step closer to becoming reality with a new development in haptic holograms.A group of engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed a new way to create a...

Diageo launches new Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Edinburgh

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WELL known Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker has launched an eight-floor visitor experience in the heart of Edinburgh today.More than four years in the making, Johnnie Walker Princes Street is the centrepiece of parent company...

Prestwick on a trajectory to become Europe’s leading space hub

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PRESTWICK Spaceport is “on track to become the continent’s leading space hub” as it steps up its marketing and operational efforts, whilst moving forward  with launch partner discussions.The Spaceport has already secured a...

Olympic Hero Duncan Encourages Scots To Dive In

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OLYMPIC hero Duncan Scott is inspiring the biggest drive ever to encourage Scots of all ages and abilities to learn to swim.As part of his role as Learn to Swim Ambassador, Duncan is supporting...
Rebekah Sadok is raising awreness of Down Syndrome dental needs

Dundee student’s brother inspires her to raise awareness of dental needs of people with...

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A University of Dundee student, inspired by her brother, has created a website to bring awareness to inequalities in dental treatment for people with Down syndrome. Rebekah Sadok (23) has used illustration, animation and 3D...
Dog vaccination key to wiping out disease

Programme of dog vaccination key to rabies elimination, finds Scottish study

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A coordinated and sustained programme of dog vaccination against rabies, is effective in preventing transmission of the deadly virus to humans and among animals, and remains key to rabies elimination, according to a Scottish study.New research, led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute and Imperial College London, published today...
Rachel Murphy, new Scotland director of national transport charity

National transport charity appoints new Scotland director

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National shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has appointed Rachael Murphy as its new Scotland director.Miss Murphy, below, has joined from the Community Transport Association.CoMoUK is a charity in Scotland plus England and...
Scottish fishermen use app to reduce bycatch problem

Award for app that helps Scottish fishermen avoid catching unwanted fish

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An innovative app being used by Scottish fishermen to share real-time information with each other about the location of hotspots of unwanted fish has scooped a sustainability award.The Bycatch Avoidance Tool using Mapping (BATmap)...

Research shows severely overweight people in Scotland undergo bariatric surgery too late

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A RECENT study has found that patients in Scotland with severe obesity undergo bariatric surgery too late.The study, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), found that people assessed for...
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