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  • Armed robber 'linked' to earlier raid

    BBC News - Scotland
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    Police say an attempted armed robbery at a bookmakers in Edinburgh may be linked to a previous hold up.
  • Amber warning for snow

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Northumbria Police is reminding people to take precautions against adverse weather conditions.
  • Trainees get to grips with overgrown reserve at Kinneil

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Seven young people including Joe Brown from Whitecross have started work as practical conservation trainees thanks to a programme supported through the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI).
  • Bequest sees £1m given to Campbeltown causes

    The Campbeltown Courier
    cc
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Campbeltown Pupils at Kintyre Park, which benefited from the fund £1 MILLION of a bequest has been shared among numerous groups and organisations in Campbeltown in the past year. The windfall has proved a vital lifeline for some and a wonderful, unexpected boost for others. It has also left the firm of solicitors disbursing the money feeling like a ‘secret millionaire’. Read the full story and see which organisations have benefited in the Campbeltown Courier, January 23 2105, also available online.
  • Scotch Whisky: Westminster urged to cut duty on £5bn national drink in bid to boost UK economy even further

    dailyrecord - News
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    SCOTLAND'S whisky industry supports more than 40,000 jobs across the nation and is worth £5billion to the UK economy, a new report has revealed.
 
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Bequest sees £1m given to Campbeltown causes

    cc
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Campbeltown Pupils at Kintyre Park, which benefited from the fund £1 MILLION of a bequest has been shared among numerous groups and organisations in Campbeltown in the past year. The windfall has proved a vital lifeline for some and a wonderful, unexpected boost for others. It has also left the firm of solicitors disbursing the money feeling like a ‘secret millionaire’. Read the full story and see which organisations have benefited in the Campbeltown Courier, January 23 2105, also available online.
  • Driver stuck on icy hill for eight hours

    cc
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Taxi driver Graham Nisbet will never forget the hill coming out of Saddell. He was trapped on its snow and ice-covered slope for around eight hours from last  Friday night into Saturday morning. Found out what happened to the Kintyre taxi driver in the Campbeltown Courier, January 23 2015 also online.
  • Snow cancels games on ‘all-weather’ pitch

    cc
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Campbeltown footballers suffered a fixture blackout, or rather a whiteout, on Saturday January 17 2015  as a snowbound ‘all-weather’ pitch at Kinloch forced two games to be called off. For more on the 3G pitch see the Campbeltown Courier, January 23 2015, also online from the same date.
  • Row erupts over money to prevent A83 landslides

    cc
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    A row has broken out over news of a further £3 million to be spent on work to keep the A83 free of landslides. Argyll and Bute MP Alan Reid has questioned whether it is actually new money or ‘a re-announcement’ of money allocated last summer. See the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, January 23 2015, also online from the same date.
  • Kintyre food bank thanks public for support

    cc
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Kintyre Food Bank has been overwhelmed by public support since it opened at the beginning of October. It has needed that backing – with volunteers left in no doubt about the demand for such a facility. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, January 9 2015, also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
 
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  • Westray turbine application approved

    newsroom
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    A planning application which would see the erection of 5kW, 17.8 metre high wind turbine at land near Noltland Farm, Westray, has been approved by Orkney Islands Council’s planning committee. The application, which was submitted by Mr Jason Wilson of Noltland Farm, came before the committee this morning, and was recommended for approval [...]
  • Missing person appeal

    Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information in relation to a missing man from the Stromness area. Arthur Bruce Gunn was last seen walking on Dundas Crescent, Kirkwall, heading towards the town centre. Mr Gunn, 26, is about 6ft 3 inch tall, of slim build with short fair hair. He was last seen wearing a [...]
  • Health and social care integration moves ahead

    Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    Orkney Islands Council has agreed detailed proposals for the joint board that will plan and deliver integrated health and social care services for the county. The draft integration scheme sets out how the council and NHS Orkney will work together to set up the new partnership body – and the services it will have responsibility [...]
  • MP welcomes Papa Westray project funding

    newsroom
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:25 am
    Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed a six-figure investment from the Coastal Communities Fund for Papa Westray Development Trust and has called on other organisations to grab their slice of UK Government funding. His comments come after Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, confirmed an additional £10 million for projects [...]
  • Police appeal after theft of plant equipment in Burray

    newsroom
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:13 am
    Kirkwall police are appealing for information after a piece of plant equipment was taken from a  roadworks site, near Echna Loch in Burray. The vibrating plate is believed to have been taken some time between 4pm on Thursday January 22 and 8am on Friday January 23. Police are asking that anybody with information relating to [...]
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  • Fiery farewell for jarl’s galley

    Ryan Taylor
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    It may well be a fiery festival, but Up-Helly-A’ has more to do with water than you might first realise. An odd thing to say, perhaps. But that’s the conclusion of this writer, in any case, who has been known to have too much time on his hands to think. It’s certainly nothing to do with rain that has brought us to this conclusion – at least not this time. Thankfully, the evening procession was spared the sort of precipitation that has made past excursions a venture only for the brave and foolhardy. Guizer Jarl Neil Robertson, in the end, was spared from having to swim,…
  • Fire burns bright for juniors after damp day

    Peter Johnson
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Junior Guizer Jarl Lewis Harkness was in no doubt what being elected as leader of the Jarl’s Squad meant to him this year. 13-year-old Lewis, from Bressay said that being Jarl was a good experience as well as being good fun. The Junior Jarls Squad’s official duties started with marching along the street in the drizzle accompanying the seniors before returning to the Anderson High School, where Lewis is a second year pupil, for a well-earned refuel of food. After that it was back to Commercial Street, this time for a march unaccompanied by their older brethren. A highly anticipated dinner…
  • Alert as possible botulism case investigated

    Shetland Times
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Injecting drug users are being urged to be “extremely alert” after health officials confirmed they were investigating a possible case of botulism – an infection which can cause paralysis. The person suspected of having the infection is a drug user and NHS Shetland’s public health department is working alongside Health Protection Shetland to confirm the diagnosis. The patient is receiving treatment and is said to be in a stable condition. Cases of botulism have been reported recently in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland. Some have been confirmed with others under…
  • Blues face tough test in Island Games

    Adam Guest
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    The Shetland football team face a difficult group for this year’s Natwest Island Games – with the Isle of Wight being a tough nut to crack. The blues have been grouped with the 2011 winners, along with the Falkland Islands and Hitra and will battle it out this summer. Coach Niall Bristow expects a tough challenge ahead. Shetland last featured in the games in 2009 and bagged a gold medal on home soil in 2005. Asked if it was tough draw, Bristow replied: “It is. Because of the very nature of the Island Games is that you must win your group to compete for a medal.” Bristow expects…
  • Visitors flock to Lerwick for Up-Helly-A’

    Adam Guest
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Visitors from far and wide made for their first glimpse of the Guizer Jarl and his squad with a flurry of photographers and a Norwegian film crew surrounding the green and white Nils Olav at Alexandra Wharf. Matthew Rea and Jenny Haslam travelled up from Edinburgh for the big day. Matthew said the Jarl’s Squad suits were fantastic and was very impressed by their attention to detail. Colin Ferguson said he was thoroughly enjoying his first experience of Up-Helly-A’ having travelled north from Newcastle. He said it was great to see folk of all ages being involved in the festival. “It…
 
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    27 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
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  • Unexpected (Chapter 1)

    Kelly Cain
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:33 pm
    I found myself feeling super apprehensive about meeting Andrew Spence.  Not just meeting him, but spending the day with him.  Although a stranger to him, he is well known to me and about a million other people.  Not quite a star, but well on his way.  It’s not so much that he’s a celebrity and becoming rather famous, it’s more that I don’t want him to think I’m in this because of him.  Because I’m not.  At all.  I’m a fan of the show and I think he’s perfect as the lead character, Ian, but I really entered the contest for the trip to Scotland.  And I entered on a…
  • Journey to the Arctic Circle - part 1: the UK

    Cal
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    In August 2014 I left Perthshire, Scotland, on my honda hornet motorbike, aiming for Tromsø, Norway.
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  • Jedburgh Abbey, Masterpiece of the Augustinians

    Keith Savage
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    There was no way I was leaving the Scottish Borders without visiting all four of the great Border Abbeys. If you’ve been following along, I’ve already written about Dryburgh Abbey, Melrose Abbey (twice), and a little about Kelso Abbey. All that remains to complete my quartet is a visit to the magnificent Jedburgh Abbey, whose views rival even Melrose’s. As you might expect, Jedburgh Abbey is found in the center of Jedburgh, the largest town on the A68 between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, and its ruins, perched on a small hill, dominate the sky. The town itself is a…
  • On the Kelso Town Trail

    Keith Savage
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    The Scottish Borders is home to many pretty, pastoral towns with squares reminiscent of yesteryear, cobblestone streets, and stout buildings centuries old. Quaint shops, atmospheric pubs, and hearty restaurants intermingle with the cool smell of the River Tweed and the pleasant aromas of farm and field. The “heart” of the Borders is a special area, a triangle of land with the towns of Melrose, Kelso, and Jedburgh at the points, that exemplifies all that the Borders have to offer visitors, which is to say — A LOT. To my mind, the heart of the Borders is southern…
  • Creating a Memory at Roulotte Retreat

    Keith Savage
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    There are many amazing places to stay in Scotland. Mind you, it doesn’t hurt to have titanic natural splendor capable of turning the viewer into a gibbering lunatic as the backdrop for these places, but there are accommodations that bewilder in their own right and would fetch rave reviews even if located in the center of an abattoir. The trick is in finding them, and, I have to say, finding them is one of my greatest pleasures while traveling around Scotland. It might seem strange on first blush to have such a preoccupation with special accommodations. After all, wouldn’t really…
  • Picture This: Wild Ponies Atop Traprain Law

    Keith Savage
    24 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Traprain Law rises like an earthen whale from the pastoral East Lothian countryside, compelling fishermen to utter its ancient name of Dunpelder under their breath as they pass round the Bass Rock. A thin dirt trail winds up the side of the hill and through the centuries into the capital of ancient Gododdin. There is a haze and a stiff sea breeze in the air as I crest the final slope, but there is no force of nature that can disperse the sense of history peeling from the turf and sun-bleached stones. The law does not give up its secrets lightly. Curie and Cree cut a hoard of Roman silver…
  • The Wonder of Melrose Abbey

    Keith Savage
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Last week I wrote one of my unabashedly florid Picture This posts about Melrose Abbey, but the abbey deserves a more complete survey as it is perhaps the finest abbey ruin in all of Scotland. Few ruins can rival the completeness of the remaining structure and evoke the grandeur of what it must have looked like during the height of Melrose Abbey’s power. The simple fact is that this is the big daddy of them all, the primary draw of visitors to the Scottish Borders, and I’m happy to say it delivers. Does it ever. Each footstep upon the emerald turf crushes history from the ground,…
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