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  • Driver fined after overtaking video

    BBC News - Scotland
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    A man who was caught on video carrying out a careless overtaking manoeuvre on the A90 between Aberdeen and Peterhead is fined.
  • Plug pulled on Berwick Portas project

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Berwick’s much maligned Portas project, awarded £100,000 to regenerate the town centre, has been axed by Northumberland County Council.
  • Tesco to ban Ribena, Capri Sun and Fruit Shoots in childhood obesity battle

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    Supermarket giant Tesco is battling childhood obesity and has revealed plans to axe a number of its best-selling sugary drinks and juices at stores nationwide.
  • Roof plunge boy narrowly escapes death

    The Campbeltown Courier
    Michelle McAnally
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A YOUNG boy had a lucky escape when he crashed through a roof and fell 18 feet to a shop’s ground floor. To read the full story in the July 24, 2015 edition of theCampbeltown Courier, click here.  
  • Dundee fans stunned as flats next to Dens Park are painted TANGERINE

    dailyrecord - News
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    THE flats on Provost Road in Dundee have had a makeover- and are now painted in the colours of the Dark Blues' city rivals United.
 
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Roof plunge boy narrowly escapes death

    Michelle McAnally
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A YOUNG boy had a lucky escape when he crashed through a roof and fell 18 feet to a shop’s ground floor. To read the full story in the July 24, 2015 edition of theCampbeltown Courier, click here.  
  • Grand effort at bowling club fete

    Michelle McAnally
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    CAMPBELTOWN Bowling Club members added slightly more than £1,000 to the kitty at their annual fete. To read the full story in the July 24, 2015 edition of the Campbeltown Courier, click here.
  • Columba cyclist crisscrosses saintly tracks

    Michelle McAnally
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A TWO wheeled journalist on a pilgrimage in St Columba’s tracks landed in Scotland at Southend. To read the full story in the July 24, 2015 edition of the Campbeltown Courier, click here.
  • Restoration man helps clear church walls

    Michelle McAnally
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    A PROJECT to bring two historic Kintyre churches back to their former glory is gathering pace thanks to extensive clearing of its ancient walls. To read the full story in the July 24, 2015 edition of the Campbeltown Courier, click here.
  • Splashing new course record

    Michelle McAnally
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    A DEEP puddle was no barrier to a time trialler who cranked it up to crack the ladies record at Machrihanish airbase. To read the full story in the July 24, 2015 edition of the Campbeltown Courier, click here.
 
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Orkney Brewery Awards

    newsroom
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    The Orkney Brewery is celebrating a summer of success, with two of its beers winning top national awards this month. The Brewery’s newest release, Orkney Gold — a 4.5 per cent craft keg beer — secured silver in the Premium Lager and Pilsner category at last week’s Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) North Region competition ...
  • Goose management scheme enters fourth year

    newsroom
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    A project to manage the resident greylag goose population in Orkney has this week entered its fourth year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has confirmed. The Orkney greylag goose adaptive management pilot allows licensed shooting to take place, with experienced local guns, in August and September before migratory birds from Iceland arrive in October. SNH has said that ...
  • Water supply advice to farmers

    newsroom
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:22 am
    A team from Scottish Water will soon be visiting Orkney to provide support and advice to farmers on how they can protect drinking water sources from diffuse pollution. Preventing diffuse pollution means it is easier to maintain high quality source water entering Scottish Water’s water treatment works, benefiting public water supplies, while helping to protect ...
  • Investigation after communications disruption

    newsroom
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    An investigation is underway after a problem at Wideford Hill here in Orkney on Saturday, which led to a serious communications blackout in the Northern Isles, including disrupting phones, emergency services, and the cancellation of several flights. There have also been calls for a back up to be put in place to prevent 999 services ...
  • Birsay road works planned for this week

    newsroom
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out surface dressing and road marking operations this week in Birsay. The work is planned for Cumlaquoy Road, Loons Road, Bryameadow, Newan Link Road, Whitemire and Moss Road. A convoy system for vehicles will be in operation while the work, which is weather dependent, is carried out. The council ...
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  • Four in hospital after catching bug

    Peter Johnson
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    Four holidaymakers are in hospital with a virus after returning from a 10-day coach tour to Wales. Three passengers, who had just returned by NorthLink ferry, were kept in the Gilbert Bain Hospital after initial assessment yesterday and a fourth went to hospital later in the day. All the patients are thought to be Shetland residents who had been on an RG Jamieson’s tour to Llandudno. Director of Public Health for NHS Shetland Dr Sarah Taylor said that the patients, some of whom are elderly, had contracted a cold-type virus that had spread among the passengers in the bus. It appears that…
  • Clinical Spurs progress to Manson Cup final

    Shetland Times
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    Spurs progressed to the Manson Cup final with a 5-1 defeat of Delting in Brae. After half an hour of the match, however, nobody could have predicted that scoreline. Delting came out flying and dominated that spell. Two tame Dominic Mann headers aside, they had all of the play and didn’t let Spurs put a move together. Leighton Flaws’ free kick gave Delting a deserved lead. Danny Peterson had already seen a shot cleared off the line and one bounce back off the crossbar when Jamie Sim was fouled by Joe Kay just outside the area. Leighton Flaws stepped up and buried the free kick for 1-0.
  • BT says lightning may have caused phone blackout

    Adam Guest
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    BT has issued a statement in a bid to explain why a fault at one of its radio transmitters caused major disruption on Saturday. The communications company said damage may have been caused by previous lightning strikes, but they could not confirm that to be the case. Mobile phone and landline connections were lost for several hours, and Sumburgh Airport closed at lunchtime because of the problem. Eleven flights were cancelled and one was diverted to Kirkwall. Local businesses were also affected as they were unable to process card transactions for a number of hours. BT said it experienced…
  • Three posts to go at Shetland Arts

    Peter Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Shetland Arts is to pay off three senior staff as part of an ongoing restructuring exercise. The development officers for literature, drama and visual arts, Donald Anderson, John Haswell and Clair Aldington respectively, are all understood to be exiting the organisation in November. The Mareel-based trio have fallen victim to an organisational reshuffle that was started earlier this year as Shetland Arts attempted deliver its services in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. Last month, Shetland Charitable Trust announced it would half its budget for the Shetland Arts Fund, which will…
  • Police appeal after Brig o’ Fitch crash

    Shetland Times
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Police are appealing for information following a crash near the Brig o’ Fitch junction. The incident occurred at about 8.15am on Monday when a dark blue car overtook a line of traffic heading north on the A970. Police say the car clipped the front of an oncoming vehicle. Officers want to hear from anyone who saw the incident. Witnesses should phone 101 and ask for Lerwick police station.
 
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  • Sturgeons’s feisty stance on fox hunting may signal the start of a painful term for the Tories

    Frances
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    David Cameron’s plans to bring back fox hunting are starting to look less likely now Nicola Sturgeon has up-ended the apple cart. Sturgeon plans to express her disgust at being treated with “very little respect” by Cameron, through allowing SNP MPs to vote in the fox hunting debate. She said: “Since the election, David Cameron’s government has shown very little respect to the mandate that Scotland MPs have… The English votes for English laws proposals brought forward go beyond any reasonable proposition and look to make Scottish MPs effectively second class…
  • Season Tickets Break 30k Barrier

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    28 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
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    28 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
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  • A Day Out in Fife’s East Neuk

    Keith Savage
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    To my mind, there’s no more beautiful part of the Kingdom of Fife than the East Neuk. ‘Neuk’ is the Scots word for ‘nook’ or ‘corner,’ and indeed the East Neuk is the southeast corner of Fife, a span of quiet, historic fishing villages stretching along the coast between Elie and Crail south of St. Andrews. This area deserves attention especially in a place like Fife, which, in many travelers’ minds, is just another name for St. Andrews and golf. If you’re a fan of gentle, coastal scenery, good seafood, seaside walking paths, and…
  • A Happy Diversion to Cambo Estate

    Keith Savage
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    During my stint in the Kingdom of Fife last spring, I had the opportunity to explore much of eastern Fife from my base in Crail. I love the East Neuk’s cobbled fishing villages for their obvious visual charms but also their strong ties to the area’s past and old way of life. The subject of today’s post shares this in common with its East Neuk neighbors. The Cambo Estate sits snugly between Crail and St. Andrews in countryside that couldn’t be more desirable. The estate is composed of a grand country home and many acres of wooded and open land. The history of Cambo…
  • On the Farm in Fife: Visiting Daftmill Distillery

    Keith Savage
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    It feels like ages since my last write-up of a distillery visit. More than two years! I’ll rectify this horrifying gap by starting small. Really small. In fact, Daftmill distillery might just be the smallest distillery in Scotland, but I’ll get to that in due course. The truth is that when I was planning my trip to southern Scotland last year I got a little…anxious. Not for any characteristic of the Lowlands – they’re perfectly wonderful – but because the area of my trip was woefully devoid of distilleries. I had already visited Glenkinchie, and besides…
  • Stirling Castle, Buckle of the Central Belt

    Keith Savage
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Second only to Edinburgh Castle in sheer magnificence (and only by a kilt’s thread), Stirling Castle commands the Forth Valley passage into the highlands. The two castles are brothers in arms, separated only by a short distance and sharing many visual similarities: Both sit atop volcanic crags and tower over town, both possess age-stained cobbled streets and sandstone structures, and both have been meticulously maintained through the ages so that they now provide two of the best castle experiences in Scotland. Stirling Castle’s history is rich and bloody – bloodier even than…
  • Guardian of Scotland: A Visit to the National Wallace Monument

    Keith Savage
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    William Wallace. Instantly one thinks of Scotland. That tartan-clad warrior burning with the zeal of patriotism, bounding over heathery hills and laying waste to the soldiers of monolithic England with his massive broadsword. He would rather die than be forced into subjugation by a foreign power, and in that thought he is a pure manifestation of the indomitable human spirit. I admire that force of belief. Surely, most must. He dared to cut through the order of the time for what he believed in – few of us can say the same. However, one person’s freedom fighter is another…
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