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    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed

  • Trio sentenced for rural crimes

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Three people have been sentenced following a large scale police investigation into rural crime offences across the region.
  • More foster carers needed

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Northumberland County Council is asking for families, professionals who work with families and also members of the public who are aware of a privately arranged care situation for any child in Northumberland, to encourage the carer and / or parent to come forward and contact their local Children’s Services office.
  • Town Council’s accounts available for inspection

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    The period specified by the audit regulations during which members of the public can formally inspect Berwick Town Council’s accounts ends this Friday, 25 July.
  • Berwick students are recognised at awards

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    Northumberland College students who study in Berwick have been recognised in the institution’s annual awards which celebrate success.
  • Council makes case for A1

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    Dualling of the A1 through Northumberland could result in 2,000 new jobs, 12,000 new homes and generate £376 million for the local economy.
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  • “Ye Jacobites by name...”

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    The Braemar Jacobites held their annual walk last weekend, this year to Loch Callater, where they were joined on Saturday night by a Land Rover safari from the village and all enjoyed a BBQ at the loch-side.
  • Scottish Sculpture Work-shop has an axe to grind ...

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) have joined forces with The University of Aberdeen, to recreate a ceremonial axe as seen on the Rhynie Man standing stone.
  • GDP will continue to rise say SNP

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    As Scotland’s economy continues to grow with a 1% increase in GDP the SNP has highlighted how an independent Scotland could further boost growth and create jobs.
  • Tory leader Ruth Davidson in Deeside

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson MSP, visited Deeside last week, urging people vote ‘No Thanks’ in the referendum.
  • Take a Heather Hopper trip...

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    Following this week’s announcement by Stagecoach of the return of the Monarch of the Glen bus route, the 501 is also up and running.
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Medical mission for chopper

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    The Shetland based Coastguard rescue helicopter was called to Orkney last night to carry out a medical transfer. Shetland Coastguard said that the chopper crew transferred the patient from Westray to Kirkwall Airport, having received the call at 10pm. After being landed at the airport the patient was transferred to the Balfour Hospital.
  • Night time service to mark declaration of World War One

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    A late night vigil is to be held at St Magnus Cathedral to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The special service will end at 11pm – the exact time Britain declared itself at war with Germany on August 4, 1914. At that moment the last of 52 candles [...]
  • Stromness set for Shopping Week

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    The official opening of the week long summer gala which is Stromness Shopping Week took place earlier today, Monday. Neil Kermode, managing director of EMEC gave the opening address just after 11am this morning, before the 2014 Shopping Week Queen, Shannon MacLeod, was crowned by last year’s queen, Erin Davidson.
  • Island airports deliver passenger growth

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Passenger numbers at HIAL’s regional airports grew by almost 8000 during the last quarter, with the group’s island airports driving growth. Latest figures for the last quarter (April – June) show that passenger numbers at HIAL’s 11 airports grew by 7806, an increase of 2.2% on the same quarter last year. All of HIAL’s island [...]
  • Orkney footballers set for Academy test

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Orkney’s senior football team is due to play its annual challenge match against Wick Academy today. The Highland League side host this year’s fixture, with the match due to kick-off at Harmsworth Park at 2pm. Academy won last year’s match, coming back from a goal down to beat Orkney 3-1 at Picky.
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  • Cameron speech praises isles’ spirit

    Adam Civico
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    David Cameron addresses the audience in Lerwick Town Hall on Tuesday. Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the “farthest flung” part of Britain to claim the “broad shoulders” of the United Kingdom were a source of strength for communities across the nation. Mr Cameron arrived in the isles on Tuesday afternoon and spent time visiting the newly-restored Sumburgh Lighthouse before attending a reception in Lerwick Town Hall where was entertained with traditional music from Haltadans, was shown a display of local produce by members of the Shetland Food Producers’ Group and met,…
  • Shetland trio ready for Commonwealth Games

    Adam Guest
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Shetland commonwealth trio Lynda Flaws, Erraid Davies and Andrea Strachan will fly the flag for the isles as they kick off their quest for medals in Glasgow this week. The girls have been training hard, and both Davies and Strachan are to miss the opening ceremony at Celtic Park as they fit in in some last minute training ahead of their competitions. Table tennis player Flaws, 21, from Quendale is competing in the team, women’s single and women’s double events, with her first appearance in the team event on Thursday. She will be attending the opening ceremony tomorrow. The Scotstoun…
  • Cameron comes to isles

    Shetland Times
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    The Prime Minister arrived in Shetland for a two-day visit this afternoon – making him the first UK leader to visit the isles in 34 years. David Cameron’s arrival comes ahead of a drinks reception at the town hall in Lerwick this evening, where he will make an announcement on electricity subsidies. The Prime Minister is expected to bring news of a deal brokered by the UK government to spread the subsidy costs of providing electricity to Shetland across the whole of Britain – and not just the north of Scotland. It is claimed the announcement should put the subsidy on a more…
  • Not a foreign country (Bill Adams)

    Shetland Times
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    I see that once again a member of the “no” campaign is coming out with the assertion that if we dare to vote yes on 18th September “We will be a foreign country”. Can I point out that the Republic of Ireland is an independent country but is not a foreign country. This is not just my opinion, it is in fact the legal position as set out in British constitutional law. The Ireland Act, 1949 states unequivocally: “It is hereby declared that, notwithstanding that the Republic of Ireland is not part of His Majesty’s dominions, the Republic of Ireland is not a…
  • Anniversary exhibition for Bonhoga

    Shetland Times
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Opening this weekend, the new exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery is a celebration of both the 20th anniversary of the gallery and the history of its home, the Weisdale Mill. Since its construction in the 1850s the building has gone from meal and barley mill, to butchery and tannery, to art gallery, shop and cafe. Since 1994 it has been welcoming large numbers of both Shetland residents and visitors to the isles with a year-round exhibition programme of contemporary visual art and craft. In celebration of the 20th…
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  • Scottish football: Rangers defenders Sebastien Faure and Marius Zaliukas rated doubtful for friendly against Ottawa Fury

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
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  • A hitchhiking holiday in the Hebrides

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Fáilte gu Alba (Welcome to Scotland) I recently made a resolution to visit more of the UK. Having me
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  • Style, Luxury, Elegance: Glenholme Country House

    Keith Savage
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    As my journey through southern Scotland continued from Ayrshire through the Galloway Forest Park and down toward the Solway Coast, my Traveling Savage “headquarters” moved to Kirkcudbright and one of the most stylish and elegant accommodations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting: Glenholme Country House. This stately house stands just off the road leading into Kirkcudbright, a small, artistic seaside town that makes an attractive base for exploring the southern reaches of Dumfries & Galloway. When I visited Kirkcudbright eight years ago, I stayed at a farm B&B a…
  • The House that Border Thieving Built

    Keith Savage
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    The Galloway countryside is riddled with old stone fortresses and places of worship that have faded into antiquity. They stand on hills overlooking glens or hidden beneath the eaves of mixed woodland, once part of the natural order of life. These days, tourism has cast great spotlights on such places and wrapped them in parking lots, visitor centers, and exhibitions, and with this packaging the sites have lost a measure of their mystique. The quest becomes to find those sites that have escaped this fate, that languish in anonymity or mis-remembrance, for they do exist out in the wilds of…
  • Into the Wild: Through the Galloway Forest Park to Glentrool

    Keith Savage
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    An argument – a good and just one at that – could be made that the whole of Scotland should be a national park, but the reality is that Scotland has only two national parks: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms. Both are incredible places of wild and gorgeous beauty, and on my last trip to Scotland I found they do not stand alone in that category. The region of Dumfries & Galloway in southwest Scotland is anchored by a huge swath of wilderland called the Galloway Forest Park. This innocuously-named span of hills, lochs, and forest broods beneath some of the…
  • Picture This: Dunure Castle Crumbles by the Clyde

    Keith Savage
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    The Firth of Clyde gnaws at the Heads of Dunure like a dog upon a cracked skull. Down the coast of southern Ayrshire the sea cliffs spill their stony brains into the sea. Against the salt-flecked wind stands Dunure Castle, a shell of inspiration left behind long after the unknowable spark has passed. I crouch in the sand and rocks beneath its facade, brushing away the grit clinging to tiny, calcified sea creatures, look upward. Across the firth, the Isle of Arran seems to bob in the surf. There are castles there, too, and all across the width and breadth of Scotland. That the Kennedys…
  • High Time: A Visit to Clifftop Culzean Castle

    Keith Savage
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:23 am
    Scotland is not in short supply of enduring, beautiful sights. Whether man-made or natural, free to visit or requiring an entrance fee, there is a way to soak in the beauty of Scotland for every type of traveler. There are some sights, however, that rise above their compatriots and draw visitors with a kind of magnetic pull. Think Edinburgh Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Culloden, and Glen Coe. Well, here’s another one: Culzean Castle. South of Ayr, perched on a cliff along the Ayrshire coast, Culzean Castle (pronounced kul-LAYN) is one of Scotland’s most striking structures. Certainly…
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  • Scotland Vacation Planning

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    Scotland Vacation Planning Planning a vacation in Scotland? – Order a tailor-made tour plan from us here. Get peace of mind – and save time and money as well – by using us, your local Scotland travel experts! We have over 20 years experience in planning bespoke Scotland tours for many private individuals as well as for clients such as National Geographic Assignment, VisitBritain, VisitScotland, William Grant & Sons and the Texas Christian University Alumni Group. (We just selected a few at random!) Our service is independent – you only have to read our website to…
  • Verna, New Zealand

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    24 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
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  • Uists and Benbecula

    22 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Uists and Benbecula Heading north, up the Outer Hebrides, it’s over the causeway, past the famous otters crossing sign – see the Eriskay page – and into the Uists: South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist, in that order, where the usual Outer Hebrides landscape rule applies – rugged, gloomy hills to the east, along an indented coastline, then a great big sky in the middle and endless beaches and machair to the west.  Machair? Pronounced with the Scottish ‘ch’ as in loch, this is the rich shell-sand pasture that lies behind the shore.  Often it’s bright…
  • Barra

    22 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    Barra - almost the south end of the Outer Hebrides Castlebay is the main centre on the island of Barra, down at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides. These islands on the western rim of Scotland end like a chain shedding links. At the bottom end – the south end – from South Uist, a causeway leads to tiny Eriskay, then it’s 40 minutes on the ferry to Barra, in turn joined by a causeway to another tiny island: Vatersay. After that, well, there are other bare and rocky outcroppings  - of which the best-known is Mingulay, thanks to a song –  but none occupied these…
  • Harris

    22 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
     Harris - dazzling sand and endless rock  So, bound for Harris from North Uist (really Berneray) on the ferry, no doubt you leaned on the rail, or sat on the observation deck, depending on the weather, and watched the big hills loom. The port of of Leverburgh is strung along the coast, with big bare slopes beyond. Leverburgh has got fuel and some shops, including An Clachan (worth a browse – I got a great hand-knitted sweater!) and also The Anchorage Restaurant, just by the ferry pier. If you’ve come up from the Uists and been unlucky dining-wise, then you’ll be especially glad to…
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