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  • Pedestrian, 78, struck by car dies

    BBC News - Scotland
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    A 78-year-old pedestrian dies after being struck by a BMW 3 series car on the Gallowgate in the east end of Glasgow.
  • Berwick bike rack proposal being considered

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Berwick Town Council is to discuss the possibility of installing a cycle rack on Bankhill.
  • Warning of gale force winds on Saturday

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds across most of Scotland on Saturday.
  • Kintyre Way brings in extra miles and cash

    The Campbeltown Courier
    cc
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    The Kintyre Way is now worth £800,000 a year to the local economy, it has been revealed. The Way celebrated the completion of its Kintyre 100 Project to give walkers an additional section from Dunaverty to Campbeltown. See the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015 for the full story. Also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Germanwings plane crash probe: Live updates as investigation continues in tragedy which killed 150

    dailyrecord - News
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:23 am
    THE investigation into what made Andreas Lubitz plunge 144 passengers and six crew to their death in the French Alps continues.
 
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Kintyre Way brings in extra miles and cash

    cc
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    The Kintyre Way is now worth £800,000 a year to the local economy, it has been revealed. The Way celebrated the completion of its Kintyre 100 Project to give walkers an additional section from Dunaverty to Campbeltown. See the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015 for the full story. Also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Delight as Mull of Kintyre cheese back on supermarket shelves

    cc
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Mull of Kintyre cheese is back on sale in Campbeltown’s Co-op and Tesco for the first time in years. And customers could not be more delighted. Read the full story behind its reintroduction in the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015, also available online.
  • Records fall at Argyll Sports Hall Athletics final

    cc
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    More than 100 young athletes converged in Oban for the Argyll final of Sports Hall Athletics. The county event was the last of five competitions held in Argyll over the winter months, promoted by Mid Argyll Athletic Club. During four hours of intense competition at Atlantis Leisure, some Kintyre youngsters were among those who excelled. See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015, which is also available online from the same date.
  • Springbank toasts living wage

    cc
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Staff at Springbank Distillery were toasting some good news this week when it became the first distillery in Scotland to enshrine the living wage. Distillery owner J andA Mitchell is also the first Argyll-based company to be credited under the scheme. See more in the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015, also available online.        
  • Mum saves family as room fills with smoke

    cc
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    A family of four had a lucky escape when smoke filled part of their Campbeltown flat early on Sunday morning. Jelena Manders woke dizzy and struggling to breath when the master bedroom she was sharing with her husband and son filled with acrid smoke. Read more about their lucky escape in the Campbeltown Courier, March 20 2015, also available online.
 
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Council allocated cash to support language learning

    Editor
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Orkney Islands Council is to receive £28,000 from the Scottish Government to support language learning. Five local councils in the Highlands and Islands have been allocated £529,000 of £7.2 million announced by the Scottish Government. The money can be invested in “local priorities:, which the Government says can include training for primary teachers, strategic planning ...
  • Thumbs up for North Isles Landscape Partnership scheme

    Editor
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Progress with plans for a North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme met with the approval of councillors this week, when the initiative was under discussion in the council chamber. Members of the development and infrastructure committee were considering an outline of the proposed scheme, to enable a first round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Councillors ...
  • Peugeot 207

    WebTeam
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Peugeot 207, 1.4 M Play, 5 door Price: £3,750 • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 46000 • Colour: Silver • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Air con, CD player, electric windows Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE ...
  • House fire in Kirkwall confined to porch

    newsroom
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Fire appliances from both Kirkwall and Stromness were called to attend a fire in a house in the Strynd area of Kirkwall earlier this afternoon. A fire service spokesman said that damage was confined to the porch of the house, and that investigations were continuing into the cause of the blaze, which occurred around 12.30pm.
  • Apartment – Hatston

    WebTeam
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    First Floor Apartment, Hatston, St Ola Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £125,000 EPC rating – C  Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk
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  • Airport security staff back strike

    Adam Guest
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    Airport security staff are to strike at Sumburgh Airport, following a strong vote in favour of a walkout. Union Prospect said 87 per cent of workers voted in favour of a strike on an 85 per cent turnout. Staff at AMSL, which forms part of the Scottish government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) will hold a 48-hour strike at all HIAL airports from midday on 7th April. The ballot was being held after workers agreed to take a stand against what they see as unfair pay and conditions, they are arguing for a pay increase of 30 per cent. “The ballot result announced this…
  • Nearly half of population will be pensioners by 2037, report says

    Peter Johnson
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Shetland is sitting on a demographic timebomb according to guidelines for UK government departments that are intended to prevent legis­lation having a negative impact on remote island areas. According to a section in the guidelines titled “Island Demo­graphics – Key Challenges” almost half Shetland’s population may be pensioners by 2037 despite Shetland being one of the few rural or island areas forecast to show population growth between 2012 and 2037. The estimates are that 44.2 per cent of Shetlanders will be drawing a pension by the end of the period compared with 29.3 per cent…
  • AHS netball team wins Open Silver Cup

    Shetland Times
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Anderson High School netball team has won the Open Silver Scottish Schools Cup. The cup-winning AHS Netball team. From left: Bethany Anderson, Leanne Fullerton, Heather Marshall, Tahnae Maclennan, Claire Johnston, Emma Niven, Curstaidh MacKay, Holly King, Libby Fox and Aimee Strachan. Photo: Kevin Jones The squad travelled to Motherwell for the final of the competition which was held at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in the town. And it was worth the journey with the AHS girls emerging victorious following a 44-21 win against Glasgow-based Hollyrood Secondary School. The AHS…
  • Three local photographers praised by awards judges

    Shetland Times
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Shetland was well represented in the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year competition – with three isles photographers getting recognition and the winning shot being taken in Fair Isle. The results the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014 were announced today and an Atlantic puffin photographed in Fair Isle by Johan Siggesson, who was visiting from his home in Malta, earned Johan the title of Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2014. The judges were won over by the image showing the puffin bearing a floral gift. “I’m sorry…” the award winning entry from Johan…
  • Voe Store taken over by new company

    Rosalind Griffiths
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Tagon Stores in Voe has been sold to a local couple, it has emerged this week. Current owners Scott and Phoebe Preston put the shop up for sale in January, and yesterday Mr Preston confirmed that the sale had gone through, subject to final confirmation from the solicitors. He said he was “delighted” that Ryan and Lesley Thomson, orginally from Unst, were taking over the business. It will be run as a newly-formed company Shetland Convenience Stores Ltd. Tagon Stores staff have already met the new owners and it is believed they are being kept on. Mr and Mrs Preston have run the shop for the…
 
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  • Zaliukas To Play Against England Tonight?

    gersfamily
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:35 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/1ChbmT7 ) WATP!
  • Sunset at Saligo, Island of Islay, Scotland

    angelsontheroad
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
  • Rachel Maddow on the Republican's 'Southern Strategy' and Fox's Demonisation of Blacks

    beastrabban
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Rachael Maddow is an American left-wing news anchor and political commentator on American television. I found this extremely interesting video from her show on Youtube. In it, she talks about the Republicans’ ‘Southern Strategy’. This was formulated in 1970s by Kevin Phillips. Phillips believed that after desegregation, the Republicans would get no more than 10 to 20 per cent of the Black vote. He advised the party that this should not concern them, and that they shouldn’t even try. Instead, they should target White voters, playing on their fears of Blacks and that…
  • Paul Murray insists he has started work on making Rangers a 'modern football club'

    gersfamily
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:03 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/1FZRK8p ) WATP!
  • Rangers v Cowdenbeath preview

    gersfamily
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
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    Traveling Savage

  • Cozy Comfort at Traprain Cottage B&B

    Keith Savage
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    East Lothian is a coastal place with loads of beaches, golf courses, and cliffs curling round the headlands of North Berwick on their way south toward Dunbar and the nearby English border. The interior of the region is largely given over to farm fields and the royal burgh of Haddington, East Lothian’s cultural center. And another iconic landmark: Traprain Law. My interest in the Law extends back to its Dark Ages history, and it, along with Tantallon Castle, became the driving force for my visit to East Lothian. When I found Traprain Cottage B&B standing in pastoral fields shadowed…
  • Summiting Traprain Law in East Lothian

    Keith Savage
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    East Lothian, that span of low, rolling plains east of Edinburgh, is renown for the beaches and golf courses that form the barrier between it and the North Sea. But this region possesses a collection of lesser-known jewels for the intrepid traveler — sites of historical interest and beauty that reward those who make the effort to visit a corner of Scotland all-too-often left in the dark. Rising above these pastoral, windswept plains is the eminence of Traprain Law, a hill that, perhaps, looks grander than it is for the low-lying farm fields surrounding it. Nonetheless, Traprain Law is…
  • Finding Camelot at Tantallon Castle

    Keith Savage
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Just 30 miles east of Edinburgh stands one of Scotland’s great castle ruins, the rose-hued Tantallon Castle, crowning East Lothian on the Firth of Forth coast. I cannot say for how long my desire burned to visit this reputedly gorgeous and historically rich castle other than to say, simply, too long. Being so close to Edinburgh, which should figure into anyone’s trip to Scotland, one would think it should be no trouble to visit, but Edinburgh — and the highlands — are like magnets that make journeys east and south from the majestic city difficult indeed. If…
  • Scotland Itinerary Ideas: The Scottish Borders

    Keith Savage
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    A little over a year ago 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 last spring to ferret out some of the great visitor experiences of southern Scotland. Coming up today – Scotland itinerary ideas…
  • A Day Out Among the Border Abbeys

    Keith Savage
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    The Scottish Borders do not get their fair share of the tourism limelight. When visitors to Scotland begin scripting their itineraries, the mythic grandeur of the highlands unfurls to the north of Edinburgh and Glasgow and so go their travels. All too often that span of land between Scotland’s cities and the English border are struckthrough and not even given an honest thought. I understand. I’ve helped dozens of people plan their trips to Scotland in the past six months, and it’s hard to find the time to go south when most of Scotland lies to the north. Sometimes all you…
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