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  • Hitachi seals £2.7bn train deal

    BBC News - Scotland
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Hitachi Rail Europe secures £2.7bn of funding for the construction of 500 carriages for the East Coast rail line.
  • Fire engines tackle Spittal blaze

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Three fire engines battled a large fire in front of the Eastcliffe estate in Spittal.
  • Waste collections arrangements

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    West Lothian Council has made special arrangements for recycling and refuse 
collections for Easter.
  • Win tickets to The Ideal Home Show Scotland 2014

    The Campbeltown Courier
    CCcomp
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    10 pairs up for grabs! The Ideal Home Show Scotland team are back at Glasgow’s SECC from May 23 to 26 this year in what promises to be yet another outstanding home event. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at the show, looking for ideas and products ranging from substantial home projects to those simply looking to add some extra flair to their homes. This year’s team of celebrity experts offering advice are TV Interiors guru John Amabile, architect and presenter George Clarke, fresh from Restoration Man, award-winning gardens expert and designer Diarmuid Gavin and Technology and…
  • Live updates: '300 missing' and four dead after South Korean ferry capsizes

    dailyrecord - News
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    The boat, whose 459 passengers included hundreds of high school children, has sunk off the south coast of the Korean peninsula
 
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Win tickets to The Ideal Home Show Scotland 2014

    CCcomp
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    10 pairs up for grabs! The Ideal Home Show Scotland team are back at Glasgow’s SECC from May 23 to 26 this year in what promises to be yet another outstanding home event. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at the show, looking for ideas and products ranging from substantial home projects to those simply looking to add some extra flair to their homes. This year’s team of celebrity experts offering advice are TV Interiors guru John Amabile, architect and presenter George Clarke, fresh from Restoration Man, award-winning gardens expert and designer Diarmuid Gavin and Technology and…
  • Selling your items in the Campbeltown Courier just got better

    CCcomp
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    West Coast Classifieds has changed! FREE LISTINGS FOR ITEMS NOW UNDER £100 We’ve increased the minimum value for free listings to apply to items worth £100 or less. Plus,draw attention to your item with our new photo and description box for just £15 for two weeks. NEW PRICES FOR SELLING YOUR ITEMS: Items under £100 –FREE Items over £100 –£10 for 2 weeks Boxed ads –£12.50 for 2 weeks NEW! Add a photo –£15 for 2 weeks All inclusive of VAT. Maximum 25 words. 20 words for photo ads. Terms and conditions apply. Wyvex Media reserves the right not to use photos that do not comply…
  • Nominate someone to be gifted two tickets to the Commonwealth Games

    CCcomp
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    NOMINATE TODAY! The Campbeltown Courier is asking readers to nominate someone in their local community who deserves to experience the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games first hand. The Scottish Government’s Legacy Ticket scheme recognises the achievement and contribution of people across Scotland who are helping to create this legacy by offering them tickets to watch one of the 17 sports at the games. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer is set to be the biggest sporting event in Scotland’s history – and they promise to be a fantastic spectacle to enjoy. These games are a…
  • MSP voices concern over Campbeltown Methadone service

    cc
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Serious top level questions are being asked about the group which took the controversial decision to begin a Methadone service in Campbeltown. The service was introduced ‘by stealth’ in February in defiance of assurances there would be full consultation with the community. Now,  MSP Michael Russell has voiced concern about Argyll and Bute’s Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) which made the sudden decision to start a service. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, April 4 2014, also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Careers and job fair highlights numbers looking for work

    cc
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    A career and job fair in Campbeltown Grammar has highlighted the number of people looking for full or part-time jobs in the area. Hundreds of people, including school pupils, attended the event. Raed more about the event and its impact in the Campbeltown Courier, April 4 2014, also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
 
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    Deeside Piper and Herald - News Feed

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    16 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Rothesay, visited Crathie Opportunity Holidays, at Crathie Kirk, during a visit to Deeside this week.
  • Adventuring entrepreneur joins CNPA team

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    The Cairngorms National Park Authority welcomed a new member last week with Paul Easto joining the authority’s board.
  • Deeside firms showcase best of Scotland

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Deeside firms will join a dozen tourism businesses from across Aberdeenshire to showcase the very best the region has to offer at this year’s VisitScotland expo.
  • Property consultants new to Cults

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    CKD Galbraith, property consultants, have announced the appointment of Iain Russell as chairman of the firm, as they opened their new Cults base.
  • What a bunch of smarties these Brownies are

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    Kind-hearted 2nd Alford Brownies have been fundraising for the Therapeutic Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
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    The Oban Times

  • Green Machine powers into record book

    ot
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    OBAN Lorne RFC prepared for their most important game in a year by registering a record victory over lowly Strathaven. The Green Machine rolls into Garnock for a potential league decider on April 19, almost a year to the day that it lifted the RBS National Bowl at Murrayfield. And Oban player-coach Corrie Louw says . . . → Read More: Green Machine powers into record book
  • Lochaber Camanachd fall to Kingussie

    ot
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    A debut hat trick from 17-year-old Savio Genini helped Kingussie to a 5-2 win over Lochaber Camanachd in an incident-packed match at Spean Bridge. Home fans and Lochaber coach Robert Johnstone may have felt aggrieved by some refereeing decisions but controversy apart Kings were good value for their victory. Read the full match report plus . . . → Read More: Lochaber Camanachd fall to Kingussie
  • Oban town centre transformation to go ahead

    ot
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Work to create a terraced, pedestrianised Stafford Street and the demolition of the White Building on the North Pier will both be underway by January next year as the Oban CHORD programme finally begins to take effect. The projects are part of the Oban Bay public realm enhancement scheme, which includes improvement of . . . → Read More: Oban town centre transformation to go ahead
  • Glamping pods come to Caledonian Canal

    ot
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    A batch of Alpine-style camping pods along the Caledonian Canal have been given the go-ahead  by Highland Council despite local opposition. Scottish Canals will build six wooden bothies at Gairlochy, near Spean Bridge, and a further two – a reduction from the original plan of seven – at Laggan Locks after being granted planning permission. . . . → Read More: Glamping pods come to Caledonian Canal
  • Islay welcomes royal visitor to its whisky distilleries

    ot
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    Photo courtesy www.islayinfo.com Islay welcomed a royal visitor to the island at the beginning of April 2014 when HRH Prince Albert of Monaco landed at Islay Airport. He toured the island’s distilleries and Jura Distillery with whisky writer Charles MacLean. For more Islay stories see The Oban Times . . . → Read More: Islay welcomes royal visitor to its whisky distilleries
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Find out more at archaeology open day

    Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:37 am
    Budding archaeologists and those with a passion for the past have the chance to take a closer look at Orkney College UHI’s archaeology department today, Wednesday, with an informal “drop in” running from 11am until 4pm. The event will give potential students the chance to meet members of the archaeology department — including staff and [...]
  • Ferry company meets with local producers

    Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    Thirteen Orkney food, drink and crafts businesses are taking part in a “meet the buyer” event today, Wednesday,  in a bid to have their products sold on Serco NorthLink Ferries’ services to the Northern Isles. Speaking before the event, Peter Hutchinson, senior manager vessel support services with Serco NorthLink Ferries, said the company was keen [...]
  • Search for Orkney’s best buildings draws to a close

    newsroom
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Organisers of the search for inspirational buildings in Orkney are reminding architects and designers that this is their last chance to get involved. Entries to the Highlands and Islands Design Awards, organised by the Inverness Architectural Association (IAA), must be in by Friday, April 25. And the organisers have reiterated that the awards do not [...]
  • Pumped out fishing boat leaves

    newsroom
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    The Peterhead registered fishing boat which was at the centre of an emergency when it started taking in water to the east of Orkney yesterday morning left Orkney last night, bound for its home port. Pumps were put on board the Tranquility yesterday morning by the Shetland based Coastguard search and rescue helicopter and by [...]
  • Referendum debate in Picky Centre

    Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    BBC Scotland’s The Referendum Debate television programme will be recorded at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, today, Tuesday. The programme will be presented and chaired by James Cook and on the panel will be Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland; Angela Constance MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Youth Employment; broadcaster and writer Lesley Riddoch, [...]
 
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  • Custody for man who is dubbed ‘a menace’

    Shetland Times
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    A man has been sent to custody for eight and a half months after he was found in the area of a house in Yell without lawful authority. Jason Pottinger, 26, of Meadowbank Road in Burravoe admitted the offence when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court. The woman who lived in the house – close to Pottinger’s own address – had been struggling to sleep at around 1.30am on 6th April, when she heard a vehicle being driven up the road to her house. She saw the car turn around and head back down the road away from the property. But later she heard a vehicle driving over her…
  • Cafe to close

    Adam Guest
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    A popular Lerwick cafe is to close its doors next Friday – because of a new addition to the owner’s family. The Havly Cafe in Charlotte Street will take its last orders next week, after owners Alasdair and Rhoda MacPherson announced its closure yesterday. A statement on the cafe’s Facebook page read: “For us the Havly owners, the Havly has become a haven and we have been delighted to see staff and customers come to view it with the same love and loyalty that we have for it. “Earlier this year we had a surprise of a prospective new addition to our family. We have looked for ways…
  • Perez to return to Shetland

    Shetland Times
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Douglas Henshall will return as DI Jimmy Perez in a third series of Shetland. A new series of the crime drama Shetland has been commissioned by BBC One, it was announced today. The decision follows the success of the recent six-part series, which finished last night and claimed more than a quarter of the Scottish audience. Produced by ITV Studios through BBC Scotland, Shetland will be filmed next year and return to the TV screens in the same format, with six one-hour episodes. It will again feature Douglas Henshall in the lead role of DI Jimmy Perez, with the drama being adapted from the…
  • New hope for community transport

    Adam Guest
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Communities could pull in funding and take responsibility for their own transport – according to a new plan up for discussion this week. The idea will be presented to public transport chiefs on Thursday as part of the Zetland Transport Partnership meeting. SIC transport planning manager Michael Craigie, said community transport was an opportunity of “addressing the gaps” in transport provision in the isles. Community transport can range from bicycles to a community ferry, he said. Mr Craigie added communities could obtain funding unavailable to the local authority, and the scheme could…
  • Hockey team through to semis

    Shetland Times
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    The Shetland hockey team are through to the last four of the Scottish District Cup, following an excellent victory over AAM Merlin’s Gordonians in the quarter-finals on Sunday. The Shetland players started amazingly well and took the lead in the first minute through Stacey Laurenson. Merlins were given no time to settle and a purple patch starting in the 19th minute effectively settled the outcome. A well-worked corner was struck at goal with the Merlins keeper doing well to block. However, Kristan Robertson was fastest to the rebound and flicked it past the goalie. Merlins restarted…
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  • McCoist - We Needed That Win

    gersfamily
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:23 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/1gA0FxV ) WATP!
  • Three New Common Weal Reports

    michaelgreenwell
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Three new reports have been published by the Reid Foundation. The first suggests that a 30 hour working week would be good for all. “The report – by Pat Kane, Gillian Wales, Isobel Lindsay and Ben Wray – outlines the harm overwork is doing to our economy, society and environment”. You can find that one here. The second “considers how the Common Weal can connect to children and young people’s  concepts of social justice”. That one is here. The third is “how an independent Scotland could be an opportunity to improve work environments for all.  The…
  • The Four Health Systems in the UK Compared (Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust / BBC News)

    Dementia and Elderly Care News (an online adjunct to Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence)
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:03 am
    Summary The Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have jointly assessed the performance of the four health systems of the UK over the last two decades since devolution. There have been significant improvements in performance in all regions, as measured by a range of indicators. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2014). England ‘being caught up on NHS performance’. London: BBC Health News, April 11th 2014. Full Text Link Reference Clarke, O. (2014). Longer waits but Welsh NHS holds its own says UK report. [Wales]: BBC News Wales, April 11th 2014. Full Text Link Reference…
  • Rangers 3 Forfar Athletic 0: Ally McCoist's men edge closer to unbeaten League One campaign with victory over Forfar

    gersfamily
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
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  • Stats: Rangers v Forfar

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    15 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
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    Traveling Savage

  • Planning My Trip to Southern Scotland

    Keith Savage
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Over the last few weeks I’ve mentioned my upcoming trip to southern Scotland, and today, just before I leave, presents a great excuse to give you a peek inside my trip-planning process. For the occasion I’ve dug up some old photos, rough as they are, from my one and only trip through Scotland’s southern reaches. Back in 2006, Sarah and I traveled through Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, and the Borders before heading north as part of a three-week trip that spanned the majority of Scotland. That trip sparked the love for Scotland that keeps me returning and that I try to…
  • Visiting Scotland’s Historic Sites

    Keith Savage
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    It’s hard to imagine a trip to Scotland that doesn’t involve interacting with at least a handful of the country’s historic sites. The bulk of my trips to Scotland revolve around visiting the innumerable castles, ruins, and other sites of natural beauty and importance that litter the landscape, and the same holds true for so many of you seeking to take a deep draught of Scotland’s historical and cultural richness. If you’re in the midst of planning a trip to Scotland, or just mulling over one in your head, you’ve probably got a list of places you’d…
  • State of the Savage: March 2014

    Keith Savage
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    In two short weeks I zip off on my return to Scotland. This period just before leaving is always full of deep introspection, a concerted effort to maintain mental equilibrium even as the days rotate away. My brain starts to wobble like a spinning top losing its torsion. The moment I stop spinning and clatter down is the moment the world begins spinning away from me, usually that intensely hard kernel of departure, of watching the house disappear in the rearview mirror. When people ask me if I’m prepared, if I’m ready to go, they’re asking about the logistics of the trip. Do…
  • Living History at Edinburgh Castle

    Keith Savage
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:15 am
    No matter where you explore in Edinburgh, whether in amongst the Old Town’s closes or the New Town’s ordered thoroughfares, the mammoth bastion of Edinburgh Castle hangs in the air just at the edge of your peripheral vision, and in many ways it has been the same apparition here on Traveling Savage. I’ve referred to Edinburgh Castle on many occasions. I’ve posted photos of it from the Sir Walter Scott Monument and Arthur’s Seat and named it my number one castle to visit in Scotland. I’ve mentioned it in countless other posts, too, but to my consternation and…
  • Scotland Itinerary Ideas: Black Isle and Easter Ross

    Keith Savage
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:48 am
    The land north of Inverness often falls off the radar of visitors to Scotland. Black Isle and Easter Ross, then Sutherland and Caithness are often just names on signs people pass on the way north to catch the ferry to Orkney, but as is true everywhere in Scotland there is much to be discovered if you would only give it some time. Today’s installment in the Scotland Itinerary Ideas series focuses on Black Isle and Easter Ross, a couple of areas within striking distance from Inverness that make excellent stops on the route northward. I have largely focused on specific topics throughout…
 
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    The Caledonian Mercury

  • Child Sexual Exploitation – victims by any other name

    Guest Writer
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    by Matt Forde National Head of Service for NSPCC Scotland Caught in a cycle of fear and shame, where your boundaries have The post Child Sexual Exploitation – victims by any other name appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • Letter from Germany: “Energiewende”

    David Scrimgeour
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    The “Energiewende” (energy transformation) has been in the news again here. The basic problem is the rising cost of energy for consumers, The post Letter from Germany: “Energiewende” appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • Ambulances, waiting times and MRSA: how UK nations have fared under devolution

    Guest Writer
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    By Jennifer Dixon, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Health and healthcare policy have been a matter for the separate administrations The post Ambulances, waiting times and MRSA: how UK nations have fared under devolution appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 11th April 2014

    John Knox
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    We have spent much of this week discussing the Red Road flats. Should they be blown up as part of the opening The post LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 11th April 2014 appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • Scotland Decides ’14: has Better Together blown up?

    Guest Writer
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    By Arthur Midwinter, University of Edinburgh; John Curtice, Strathclyde University; Karly Kehoe, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Neil Blain, University of Stirling Former The post Scotland Decides ’14: has Better Together blown up? appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
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