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  • Deila keen on Euro return next term

    BBC News - Scotland
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Celtic's performance in the 1-0 defeat by Inter Milan in the San Siro leaves Ronny Deila eager for more European action.
  • Lowick dance programme extended

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    It’s always a great moment to see when beginners suddenly find they can dance and the steps they have learned all come together. And they just start smiling!
  • Catch of the day, from sea to school explored at Academy

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Seafood Scotland’s acclaimed Seafood in Schools project will be visiting Linlithgow Academy on Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25.
  • Calamities in Tarbert as Aladdin comes to town

    The Campbeltown Courier
    cc
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Clachan Calamities wowed the crowds at Tarbert Village Hall  on Saturday February 21 2015 with its performance of Aladdin, which enchanted young and old alike. The colourful costumes, spectacular sound effects and even Scary Olaf had children shouting out with delight from the audience. There was plenty of adult humour to keep older folk amused too – especially from Tarbert’s own Margaret Henderson and new recruit David Stuart. See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015, also available online.
  • Forget 100 day landmark.. Nicola Sturgeon has had 3000 days to sort our crisis-hit NHS, says Kezia Dugdale

    dailyrecord - News
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    THE Scottish Labour deputy leader said the First Minister has had 3000 days in government to sort out the failures in our health service.
 
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Calamities in Tarbert as Aladdin comes to town

    cc
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Clachan Calamities wowed the crowds at Tarbert Village Hall  on Saturday February 21 2015 with its performance of Aladdin, which enchanted young and old alike. The colourful costumes, spectacular sound effects and even Scary Olaf had children shouting out with delight from the audience. There was plenty of adult humour to keep older folk amused too – especially from Tarbert’s own Margaret Henderson and new recruit David Stuart. See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015, also available online.
  • Players pick up prizes at drama festival

    cc
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Campbeltown drama group Accent Players lifted a host of prizes at the 66th Kintyre Drama Festival. A two-day theatre extravaganza saw six drama groups from across Kintyre and Mid Argyll taking part. For all the results and more photos, see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015. Also available online.
  • Young Pupils notch up two quick wins

    cc
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Campbeltown Pupils youths have been in fine form, winning two matches in two days. The under-13s side sealed their first win when they hosted to Dumbarton Riverside at Kinloch’s all-weather pitch on Saturday February 21, before a six-goal show against Broomhill Sports Club. For the full match reports see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015, also available online from the same date.
  • Restoring the splendour of Glenbarr Abbey

    cc
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Glenbarr Abbey is set for a big year ahead as its renovation gathers pace, with the eventual hope of again becoming a big tourist attraction. Jeanne Macalister, one of the historic house’s trustees and part of the Clan Macalister Charitable Trust which has managed the building since 1986, says it is hoping to build on the Kintyre community’s strong support for its two open days held last December. For all the details see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015. Also available online.
  • Call to remove ‘invasive’ security at Campbeltown Airport

    cc
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    ‘Invasive’ security checks at Campbeltown Airport should be put to an end with the introduction of an x-ray scanner, passengers are urging. Alan Baker, acting chairman of Campbeltown Community Council, said: ‘The practice at Campbeltown airport of rummaging through every inch of passengers’ check-in and carry-on luggage is outdated.’ Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, February 20 2015, also available online from the same date.
 
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Search for missing woman enters third day

    newsroom
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Police are continuing to search the coastline and adjacent countryside in the area around Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, for 35-year-old Orkney woman Shona Johnston. Officers from the Kincardine and Mearns local policing team as well as officers from specialist units have been making extensive searches of the area since she was reported missing on Tuesday afternoon. ...
  • Scottish Government still shortchanging NHS Orkney, says McArthur

    Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has demanded an explanation from ministers after figures revealed that NHS Orkney is still being shortchanged by the Scottish Government, despite promises made by the health secretary last month. On January 11, the Scottish Government issued a statement which said that an additional tranche of funding would “bring all health boards ...
  • Emergency group members visit Graemsay

    Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:36 am
    Representatives of the multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) have visited residents in Graemsay following disruption to the island’s water supply. The group, which brings together a range of organisations including Police Scotland, Orkney Islands Council, NHS Orkney, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the British Red Cross, met again yesterday in response to ...
  • First night honours for St Andrews Drama Club

    Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    The St Andrews Drama Club took the honours on the opening night of the 2015 drama festival with their production of Lynn Brittney’s Dig for the Diggers. Adjudicator Russell Boyce praised all three plays performed, declaring it had been a good night of theatre. Tonight sees another three groups take to the stage at the ...
  • Call for wave budget to come to Orkney

    newsroom
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Orkney MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur has said that the Scottish Government’s commitment to new renewables body Wave Energy Scotland is welcome, but must mark the beginning of sustained action to support the sector. Following the announcement last November that Pelamis Wave Power was going into administration, Mr McArthur says he has ...
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  • AHS English students quiz actress over Crucible role

    Shetland Times
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Secondary 5 pupils from the Anderson High School who are studying Arthur Miller’s The Crucible for their Higher English qualification have been given the chance to interview one of the stars of a live production of the play. A live screening of a performance of the classic tale based around the Salem witch trials will be screened in Mareel this weekend, starring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit). In collaboration with promotion company Cinemalive, Shetland Arts offered the excited pupils the chance to ask Armitage’s fellow performer Marama Corlett, who plays Betty Parris, about her…
  • Robinson criticises government over teacher freeze deal

    Shetland Times
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    The council’s political leader has criticised a Scottish government deal which calls for local authorities not to cut teacher numbers in exchange for cash. Gary Robinson dismissed Shetland’s £300,000 share of a £41 million Holyrood pie as a “drop in the ocean”, and less than 10 per cent of the cost of maintaining teacher numbers. He is now waiting on an islands education summit before Scottish government minister Angela Constance, and possibly fellow island leaders from Orkney and Western Isles, to help address the problem. Mr Robinson said the problem emerged after…
  • Nicholson joins islands musical collaboration

    Shetland Times
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Brought together by their music (from left): Kris Drever, Willie Campbell and Arthur Nicholson. Three singers from three islands have come together in a new collaboration which celebrates the art of songwriting. The Between Islands project has produced a collection of songs, fusing diverse styles from three different island backgrounds. Guitarist and singer Arthur Nicholson provides the Shetland link to the project, along with Orcadian Kris Drever who is living in the isles. The third member of the collaboration is Willie Campbell from Lewis. Their work will be heard for the first time in…
  • Singer Owens to return for two shows

    Shetland Times
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dean Owens will return to Shetland in April to promote his new album. Dean Owens returns to Shetland with The Whisky Hearts Band. Owens was last in the isles to perform his sell-out show inspired by one of his musical idols Johnny Cash. But his association with Shetland goes back further when he and his then band The Felsons played at the Shetland Folk Festival. Now he returns to help launch his new album Into the Sea, recently recorded in Nashville and produced by Neilson Hubbard and featuring such musical luminaries as award winning guitarist Will Kimbrough…
  • Council on track to make major savings

    Adam Guest
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Shetland Islands Council is set to save about £11 million pounds from its budget this financial year including £5.5million from its general fund for services. Councillors at the SIC’s policy resources committee, and later the full council meetings were given the news on Wednesday. The projected saving of £5.523 million on the council’s general fund is largely attributed to savings in children’s services and community care departments. The council is expected save £11.254 million overall. The council’s general fund also includes money for corporate services, infrastructure and…
 
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  • No need for chants, says McDowall

    gersfamily
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Unfortunately due to WordPress’s heavily sanctioned T’s & C’s they wont let us post the full article using a free wordpress domain, to read the full article please visit the articles individual post on our own website GersFamily.com by clicking the articles direct link here: ( http://ift.tt/1Bh7ylG ) WATP!
  • Marco Negri At The Louden Friday 10Th April

    gersfamily
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Unfortunately due to WordPress’s heavily sanctioned T’s & C’s they wont let us post the full article using a free wordpress domain, to read the full article please visit the articles individual post on our own website GersFamily.com by clicking the articles direct link here: ( http://ift.tt/1AvWAbn ) WATP!
  • Rangers caretaker boss: I wish Ally McCoist was sitting here instead of me

    gersfamily
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Unfortunately due to WordPress’s heavily sanctioned T’s & C’s they wont let us post the full article using a free wordpress domain, to read the full article please visit the articles individual post on our own website GersFamily.com by clicking the articles direct link here: ( http://ift.tt/1AO1EGU ) WATP!
  • Crossing A Road

    Jeb
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
  • Zoë Strachan, Scottish author, 40 today

    peterrobertson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Zoë Strachan Zoë Strachan, the Scottish author who contributed her story “In the House by the Sea” to Interlitq‘s “40 Glasgow Voices” feature, is 40 today.
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  • A Day Out Among the Border Abbeys

    Keith Savage
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    The Scottish Borders do not get their fair share of the tourism limelight. When visitors to Scotland begin scripting their itineraries, the mythic grandeur of the highlands unfurls to the north of Edinburgh and Glasgow and so go their travels. All too often that span of land between Scotland’s cities and the English border are struckthrough and not even given an honest thought. I understand. I’ve helped dozens of people plan their trips to Scotland in the past six months, and it’s hard to find the time to go south when most of Scotland lies to the north. Sometimes all you…
  • A Night at the Roxburghe Hotel, Part 2

    Keith Savage
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Last week I took you on a lavish tour of the Roxburghe Hotel, one of the Scottish Borders’s most atmospheric, luxurious, and comfortable accommodations. I explored my massive suite, soaked in the ambience of the library, and warmed up by the massive hearth fire. Oh, and I ate. A lot. The photos I shared were a small sample of the scads I took during my stay. But it’s not all eating and sleeping at the Roxburghe Hotel – of course you would be well satisfied if that was the extent of your stay. What truly sets it apart from the crowd are the various activities available to…
  • A Night at the Roxburghe Hotel, Part 1

    Keith Savage
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Scottish Borders are an undeniably beautiful place. The gentle, rolling hills and sheep-strewn fields hiding the ruined abbeys and peel towers of yesteryear make for exhilarating, if tiring, days out. So the question becomes: Where will you rest your head and recover your strength? Thankfully, the Borders have no shortage of accommodation options – I’ve already detailed the Roulotte Retreat and Whitehouse Country House – but as usual I spend scads of time scouring the interwebs, collecting personal recommendations, and listening to my gut to find the best ones (and…
  • Floors Castle, Playfair’s Fairy Tale

    Keith Savage
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    Kelso is home to the ruins of an ancient abbey, one of Scotland’s best breweries (Tempest), and some of the finest quintessentially Scottish lowland atmosphere. Just beyond the town’s outskirts you can find another home — Scotland’s largest lived-in castle: Floors Castle. I first spotted Floors Castle on my walk around Kelso. From the bridge over the River Tweed, you can clearly see the immense grandeur of one of Scotland’s great country houses, and up close the magnitude and awe of this structure is only amplified. To be fair, it can be troublesome visiting…
  • State of the Savage: January 2015

    Keith Savage
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    The new year has arrived and with it comes my first State of the Savage post of 2015. These posts always go outside of the norm here on Traveling Savage – they’re generally not about places in Scotland, per se – and give me a chance to update you on the state of my various projects. It’s also a good excuse for me to push back from the laptop, draw a deep breath, and take a high-level look at where things are going. The past couple of months have been busy with all projects ramping up. Things are moving ahead. And mostly, I feel good about the prospects of 2015. Ok,…
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