Monday, January 24, 2022

Barry Ferguson to captain partnership with UNICEF 237

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By Karrie GillettRANGERS have become the first football club in Scotland to join forces with an international children’s charity.The groundbreaking partnership between the Glasgow club and UNICEF will be used to fund an education...

Record-breaking whisky collection comes home to Scotland 235

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By Alexander Lawrie THE WORLD’S largest whisky collection has returned home to Scotland. Over 3000 bottles of Scotland’s national drink – many of them unique - have been collected by a Brazilian collector over the past...

Protest over drinking age plans 233

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CAMPAIGNERS against the proposed ban on under-21s buying alcohol at off-licences have staged a protest outside the Scottish Parliament. The groups are calling on the Scottish Government to drop plans to raise they minimum ages...

Speed cameras are illegal says highland lawyer 228

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By Michael MacLeodA ZANY legal campaigner has told the High Court that speed cameras are illegal.Highland lawyer Robbie the Pict says speed cameras and red light cameras have never been registered or approved by...

New £130million water works goes ahead 226

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By Karrie GillettThe first official step in building a new £130 million water treatment works for Edinburgh has got under way.The site of the new facility at Glencorse will replace the 100-year-old works at...

US cops send Richey hate mail 223

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By Douglas WalkerTHE US cops who arrested Kenny Richey before his Death Row sentence have sent gloating messages to him in jail.The cheeky officers posted a ‘Thank You’ card to the inmate and wrote...

Top scout plunges to death at beauty spot 222

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By Douglas WalkerA TOP scout has died after plunging 50ft to his death on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.Mark Muir, 19, was discovered in jagged gorse bush by a passing walker after going missing 24...

St Monans is “community on the dole” 220

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By Alexander Lawrie A PICTURESQUE seaside town has been slandered on a popular website – as a community on the dole. The people of St Monans, in the East Neuk of Fife, have seen their reputation...

Official whisky glass hits 5 million mark 219

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By Alexander Lawrie SCOTLAND’S ‘Official Whisky Glass’ makers are celebrating after selling their 5 millionth glass. Glencairn Crystal – who supplies the Royal Family with their cut-glass crystal - has smashed all sales expectations over the...

Four seconds to demolish flats 214

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By Michael MacLeod THE first of Sighthill’s four tower-block flats has been demolished in just four seconds.Former residents watched on in tears and reminisced as forty years of history disappeared before their eyes.Signalling the end...

New operator found for ferry link 213

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By Karrie GillettA NEW provider has been found for the ferry service linking Scotland to mainland Europe.Dutch company Norfolkline has announced it will revive the Rosyth to Zeebrugge route for passengers and freight.And the...

Deaf school hailed as ‘great Scottish institution’ 212

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By Rhiannon RichesTHE FIRST Minister stood on familiar territory when he officially opened a new purpose-built school for children who are deaf or have speech and language impairment.Alex Salmond told staff and students that...

Salmond reacts to HBOS talks 211

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Amid fears of job cuts at HBOS offices across Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond said Westminster ministers should move quickly to end uncertainty among staff.He claimed the Scottish economy was still thriving and said...

Burns and Scott chairs up for sale 210

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By Karrie GillettCHAIRS owned by two of Scotland’s greatest writers are going under the hammer for £10,000.The two pieces of antique furniture belonged to Sir Walter Scott and National Bard Robert Burns and are...

£1m eco house opens its doors to visitors 208

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PROUD homeowners Archie and Anne Hunter have taken visitors on a tour of their £1million eco-house made from recycled materials destined for the rubbish dump.The environmentally-friendly home in Rosewll, Midlothian, took more than five years to...

Glocks fashion fix airport chaos 207

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By Michael MacLeodBLING knuckleduster necklaces and fashionable bullet-belts are causing chaos at airports.Police have hit out at “naive” travellers entering terminal search and security checks without realising they are carrying weapons.And music fans are...

Cadets honoured for ice-cream van bravery at police awards 201

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By Alexander Lawrie THREE hero army cadets have been honoured for their bravery after they ran to the aid of an ice-cream man who had just been blasted with a shotgun. Aaron Moore, 16, and 17...

Tartan Army blasts Edinburgh pub Scotland ban 200

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By Alexander Lawrie TARTAN Army chiefs have blasted a popular Edinburgh pub after they refused to screen the Scotland match. Incredibly, bosses at the Oddfellows boozer – which is just half a mile from Edinburgh Castle...

Woman crushed under fuel tanker in beauty spot 198

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By Michael MacLeodA WOMAN was crushed to death under a petrol tanker while crossing a road to catch up with her husband.The 62-year-old – named locally as Liz Kettle – was said to have...

First fatality on Forth Road Bridge 196

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By Martin CouperTHE motorcyclist who died after a horror crash on the Forth Road Bridge was the first fatality the structure has had in its 44-year history.Naval officer Alex Comrie, 48, was travelling to...
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