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  • Going 'whole hog' to celebrate veganism

    BBC News - Scotland
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Glasgow going all out to embrace veganism as anniversary marked
  • Crackdown on town’s ‘grot spots’ is planned

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Plans to use legal powers given to local government to tackle so called ‘grot spots’ and rundown buildings have been announced.
  • Only way to be safe, not sorry, is not to drink at all

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Drivers having one glass of wine or a pint of beer could find themselves over the limit under the Scottish Governments new drink-drive rules.
  • Youngsters battle on for Pupils

    The Campbeltown Courier
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Stretched to the limit  because of injury problems and work commitments, the McFadyen-sponsored Campbeltown Pupils fielded possibly its youngest-ever squad in a Scottish Amateur League fixture. Nevertheless, the boys who were available made a commendable stab at proceedings and but for fortune would have returned home with at least a share of the points against Eaglesham, rather than losing 1-0 away from home. For the full match report see the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 2014, also available online at
  • Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hysop meets Citizens Advice Scotland staff to mark anniversary

    dailyrecord - News
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hyslop met with the staff when they visited the Scottish Parliament to mark its 75th anniversary
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Youngsters battle on for Pupils

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Stretched to the limit  because of injury problems and work commitments, the McFadyen-sponsored Campbeltown Pupils fielded possibly its youngest-ever squad in a Scottish Amateur League fixture. Nevertheless, the boys who were available made a commendable stab at proceedings and but for fortune would have returned home with at least a share of the points against Eaglesham, rather than losing 1-0 away from home. For the full match report see the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 2014, also available online at
  • Tough test at Machrihanish airbase

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Everybody wants to test their fitness in the new MACC Challenge at the end of the month. The 100 spaces available were quickly snapped up by athletes eager to test themselves over miles of obstacles. Machrihanish Airbase Community Company (MACC) has been working with Campbeltown Running Club to organise the new event for the Kintyre sporting calendar. Find out more in the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 2014, also available online at
  • Retired couple lose Tayinloan dream home

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    A couple who used their life savings to build their dream home in Kintyre claim they have been left destitute after  they were ‘misled’ by government agencies. After being forced to give up their ‘beautiful wee house’ in Tayinloan, Geoffrey and Maureen Carter are living on their state pensions in a rented property in Machrihanish. Read their story in the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 2014, also online at
  • Pastor swims to raise cash for Kintyre food bank

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A pastor has completed a gruelling 400-length swim raising more than £1,100 for the Kintyre Food Bank. Ross Ferguson from Springbank Evangelical Church swam the exhausting six-hour challenge to raise cash for the food bank based at the Old Police Station on Castlehill, which can now stay open for a whole year. Find out what motivated him to take on the challenge in the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 also online at
  • Campbeltown firm wins contract to revamp town hall

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Campbeltown is set for a jobs boost as a ‘Wee Toon’ company has just won a multi-million pound contract. McKinven and Colville, a family firm operating in Kintyre for the for the past 52 years will take on the 12-month long project to redevelop Campbeltown Town Hall. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 2014, also available online at
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  • Road accident in Rendall

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Emergency services were called to a road traffic collision on the A966 in Rendall this afternoon, Friday. According to police, two men have been taken to hospital, although their injuries are described as not thought to be life threatening. Police also said that the road would be closed whilst the recovery of two [...]
  • Could you represent Orkney in the Scottish Youth Parliament?

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Young people in Orkney aged 14 to 25 have just one month to put themselves forward for election to the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP). The ‘expressions of interest’ period closes on November 30 with elections taking place online between March 2 and March 13, 2015. The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people. Their democratically [...]
  • Three bidders chosen to compete for hospital project

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    The next key stage in the development of the new £59 million hospital and healthcare facility in Kirkwall has been reached with the shortlisting of potential partners to design, construct, finance and maintain the facilities. Following a successful bidders day on August 14, three consortia have been shortlisted by the local health authority to go on [...]
  • Disappointment over calf scheme

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has expressed disappointment that the European Commission has rejected the case to provide additional support for small-scale beef farmers. Proposals put forward by NFU Scotland, and backed by Scottish Ministers, would have ‘front-loaded’ payments for the first ten calves, as a way of benefitting those with smaller herds and new entrants [...]
  • Iconic works set for Orkney

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness will become the most northerly venue in Britain to show work by Damien Hirst, with an ‘Artist Rooms’ display – featuring iconic works such as Away from the Flock – which opens next June. The National Galleries of Scotland and Tate have announced plans for the seventh year of [...]
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  • Two cars damaged in separate crashes

    Shetland Times
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    A car ended up on its roof in a field following a road accident near the Ollaberry hall this lunchtime. The incident happened shortly before twenty to two in the afternoon. The woman driver of the vehicle escaped injury. It came after a car was damaged when it struck the crash barrier on the main West Side road near the Norseman’s Inn this morning. Police, who received an emergency call at 7.37am, found the car empty alongside the A971, 50 metres from the Kergord junction. They later traced the driver who was unharmed and had gone to get help.
  • Man ordered to pay compensation

    Shetland Times
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Vandalising fish processing equipment at the Scottish Sea Farms premises in Scalloway earned one man an appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Robert Setrice, 39, of Skerpalea in Sandwick disconnected pipes and cables from the rear of fish processing machinery at Blacksness Pier. The malicious offence happened on three occasions between 30th March and 28th April. His actions meant effluent material discharged into the grounds. Setrice was ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation and handed a 12 month community payback order with 140 hours of unpaid work. Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie…
  • Robinson in Edinburgh to meet devolution supremo

    Peter Johnson
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    SIC political leader Gary Robinson was to meet the head of the Smith Commission, Lord Smith, in Edinburgh today to discuss how further devolved powers can be used to strengthen communities. Mr Robinson was among elected representatives from across Scotland to meet the man charged with overseeing the promised devolution of extra powers to Scotland in the wake of the referendum process. Lord Smith was to attend a meeting of Cosla, the local government organisation. Cosla president David O’Neill said he was delighted that Lord Smith had rightly recognised that Scottish local government was…
  • 18 Ackrigarth, Lerwick

    Shetland Times
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Accommodation:- Ground Floor – Kitchen, Sitting Room, Shower Room, Double Bedroom and Utility Room. First Floor – Master Bedroom and further Double Bedroom. External:- Garden ground enclosed by established hedges and mature trees with garden shed at the rear of the property. Entry:- Early entry available. Viewings:- Highly recommended. Please contact the Seller on 07545 872 784 to arrange a viewing.
  • 6 Westerloch Crescent, Lerwick

    Shetland Times
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Very spacious, four double bedroom detached property, set in small cul-de-sac in established Westerloch residential area of Lerwick within walking distance of the Clickimin Leisure Centre, Sound school & Tesco’s supermarket. Arranged over two floors the accommodation comprises a goodsized living room with solid-fuel fire, a 26’ long, modern fitted kitchen / dining room, two large double bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room), a toilet, utility room & sun room on the ground floor, plus two sizeable double bedrooms, a box bedroom, bathroom and box room on the first floor.
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  • Glasgow

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Goodness, there are lots of things to say here… !!  First I will start with what I have been t
  • The Image Sumblimations Collection is live on Etsy!!

    Chloe Henderson
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    I’ve just listed my full Image Sublimations Collection onto Etsy!! Yay! If you click on any of the images below they will take you to the listing   What do you think? Oh and remember if you buy anything from my etsy store today on this spookiest of Halloween days, you get a free spooky gift with your order! Yay!! Stay tuned for more listings coming soon!!! Chloe out.  
  • An Eerie Afternoon in Edinburgh

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Being stuck in the UK this year (normally not a problem, but I do miss fall), where Halloween-type events don’t tend to happen until on Halloween (or at least the week of), means I haven’t been able to do the run-up of creepy destinations that I featured last year.  However, I couldn’t let the holiday pass completely unremarked upon, so I can offer reviews of a ghost tour and an art exhibition that featured a few drawings of Death.  But no pictures of either, sorry. My boyfriend and I took a train to and from Edinburgh for a long weekend, and then rented a car to drive up…
  • Shamoli

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This way for international cuisine This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B & W» Have a ni
  • Scotland & Missing Home

    Tara Johnson
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’ve been in Scotland for a little over 50 days now. I have past the half-way point of my time here and honestly can’t wait to go home. I love Scotland, I do. I also miss home, Hyder street. Albuquerque seems so far away and I can’t help but feel a little jelous as I’ve seen people post pictures of the ballon fiesta, eating fair food and the constant reminder of my lack of green chili. That all being said, I would like you all to know that I’m not taking my stay here for granted. Scotland is everything I had dreamed it would be. Moss seems to be growing on every…
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  • A Taste of the Borders at Whitehouse Country House

    Keith Savage
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    When I began planning my time in the Scottish Borders, the area that immediately stood out as a focus for my travels was a triangle of land with the towns of Melrose, Kelso, and Jedburgh at the points. I’d been through the region briefly on a massive trip around all of Scotland in 2006, and the pleasantness of the area never left my memory. I like to have a small number of “bases” on my trips to limit how often I need to pack up and move on to another accommodation, and so I began to scour this region of Scotland for places to stay that met my admittedly strict standards.
  • Crossing the Borders by the Grey Mare’s Tail

    Keith Savage
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    I hope you’ve enjoyed the last several months of coverage of my travels through Dumfries & Galloway. Southwest Scotland is littered with impeccable ruins, swaths of deserted wilderland, and old market towns brimming with character. Today, I move eastward across the M74 into the land known as the Scottish Borders, a rural and hilly region shot through by the famous River Tweed. The Borders shares a rich history with Dumfries & Galloway, but it was this region that saw the fiercest fighting with the English during the Wars of Independence. Here you’ll find plenty of ruined…
  • Scotland Itinerary Ideas: Dumfries & Galloway

    Keith Savage
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Late last year I rolled out a series of Itinerary Ideas articles that each highlighted a different section of Scotland. When I’d written as many as I could, I couldn’t help but notice there were still glaring holes on the map, little wastelands of knowledge here on my site. It was this process that kickstarted the planning of my next trip – I needed to dig into and explore these areas that didn’t have their own articles, and so I hit the road this past spring to ferret out some of the great visitor experiences of southern Scotland. Coming up next – Scotland…
  • Picture This: The Glens of Moniaive

    Keith Savage
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    The high moors of Nithsdale bend the evening light into the narrow glens leading to Moniaive. A thousand years of history nestle in this crease of the southern uplands, the slow green slopes around town protecting it like inverted earthen ramparts. The stones released from the ground have become the battlements of sheep, and yet here and there a lone tree still stands against the pinkening sky. The wind speaks in my ears but the language escapes me. On first blush, this feels like a forgotten place, but after three nights there can be no doubt the memory of Moniaive is strong with those…
  • Caerlaverock Castle’s Ruinous Allure

    Keith Savage
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    The south of Scotland gets horrendously short shrift by the vast majority of visitors. Even Scots tend to go north, perhaps in an attempt to avoid the English pouring over the border (history repeats itself?). I am, of course, kidding – about the English, that is. The south is summarily dismissed by all but the most time-rich and curious travelers. More’s the pity, for, as the scene of many long-remembered battles for Scottish Independence, the south is littered with the ruins of stout fortifications and victimized places of worship. For a history buff like me, the south ranks…
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