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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Buy post office before it falls down, urges Kelly

    Michelle McAnally
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fresh calls have been made for the compulsory purchase of Campbeltown’s old post office writes Mark Davey. For the full story, read the Campbeltown Courier, July 3, 2015 available online.
  • Whisky and water welcomes Prince

    Michelle McAnally
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    There were high spirits despite heavy rain as Prince Charles commemorated 200 years of whisky production at two Islay distilleries. For the full story, read the Campbeltown Courier, July 3, 2015 available online.
  • Army of helpers make legion’s Nepal fundraiser a big success

    Michelle McAnally
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    A small army of former servicemen served tea, coffee and biscuits at a Campbeltown Royal British Legion Scotland fundraiser. For the full story, read the Campbeltown Courier, July 3, 2015 available online.
  • Cream of the crop rewarded

    Michelle McAnally
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    Two staff members at Campbeltown Creamery were rewarded for 25 years’ service at a presentation in front of their fellow colleagues. For the full story, read the Campbeltown Courier, July 3, 2015 available online.  
  • Double joy for Carradale with league and cup triumphs in second season

    Michelle McAnally
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Carradale AFC celebrated a trophy-laden second season in the West of Scotland AFL with a friendly match and cup presentation in the village. For the full story, read the Campbeltown Courier, July 3, 2015 available online.  
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  • Tarland School Parent Association say ‘Thank You’

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Tarland School Parent Association wish to thank pupils, staff, parents, stall holders, Fiona Brandie of Highland Hustle, magician Gary Seagraves, Diane’s ice cream van and all the other people who helped make our summer Fayre a success. We are delighted to have made £1300 for our school funds.
  • Humanitiarian Citizen awards

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Nominations for this year’s Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards are open, giving everyone the chance to celebrate the UK’s unsung young heroes.
  • Join us at Muir of 
Dinnet NNR Open Day

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    My first outdoor job was a seasonal Ranger at Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, or as it is more commonly known the Burn O’Vat.
  • “When the sun don’t shine” on Quineag

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You shouldn’t do it!” warns ‘Safetyman’; “aren’t you being silly...irresponsible, walking alone in the hills?”
  • Growing demand for befrienders

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Kincardine & Deeside Befriending say there is a growing demand for befrienders from older people who are lonely or isolated.
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Placemaking back on OIC agenda

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Controversial ‘placemaking’ proposals for Kirkwall’s Broad Street are back on the Orkney Islands Council agenda next week. On Tuesday, the council’s development and infrastructure committee will decide whether to progress the first phase of improvements at a cost of £1.083 million. The placemaking scheme, which has been on the OIC agenda since 2012, has attracted ...
  • Air ambulance visit cancelled due to weather conditions

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    The planned visit by the new Scottish Ambulance Service H145 air ambulance helicopter today, Saturday, has been cancelled — due to fog.
  • Town centre housing development open to visitors

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The doors to Orkney Housing Association’s latest Kirkwall development are open to the public this morning, Saturday. The £413,000 project saw the creation of three shared-ownership flats in Dunnett’s Close, in the centre of Kirkwall. According to OHAL, the flats have been constructed from a closed timber panel system, into which insulation foam is injected, ...
  • New air ambulance due to tour the county

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Folk in Orkney will have the chance to see the new Scottish Ambulance Service H145 air ambulance helicopter today, Saturday, July 4. The helicopter comes into service later this month, but is visiting the islands that it serves to give people the chance to talk to paramedics and pilots about the benefits of the new ...
  • Bronze for men’s 100m relay team

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    Orkney won another medal at the Island Games in Jersey this afternoon, winning bronze in the 4 x 100m men’s relay event. The team were Andrew Davis, James Flett, Fergus Macivor and Gordon Mowat. They finished in a time of 43.30s just under a second slower than the Guernsey team who won gold. Jersey won silver. ...
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    The Shetland Times » The Shetland Times

  • HIAL urges mediation over Sumburgh runway dispute

    Jim Tait
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    The operator of Sumburgh Airport has called for mediation to take place on its continuting dispute with Shetland Islands Council over runway repair costs. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) was recently granted a full hearing on its claim for damages against the SIC, following a decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session. However, HIAL is now urging the local authority to enter into mediation in a bid to resolve the ongoing dispute, brought about costs involved in solving the airport’s problematic east-west runway. Work to repair the runway, which has suffered…
  • Blinkered nationalism (Andy Holt)

    Shetland Times
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Listening with half my usual attentiveness to Farming Today this morning at a quarter to six I nearly missed a fascinating item from our very own John Johnston. I had thought we had plumbed the depths of the nationalists’ political control freakery with their Named Persons legislation, granting themselves power over every child in Scotland and relegating every parent to inferior status in relation to the state. But no. They now propose under the direction of the EU that Scottish and Shetland fishermen shall not only be required to land any fish caught over and above their quota but that…
  • Emotional last day as Team Shetland ends games with 23 medals

    Adam Guest
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Jersey 2015 has come to a dramatic and emotional close for Team Shetland, with three more medals taking the haul to 23. Katie Bristow returned to the track for the 5,000 metres after disappointment in the 10,000 metres earlier in the week. Despite leading from the front in a tough field she had to pull out of the race and was unable to finish. But today she showed great determination and led from the front again. Guernsey took the lead with five laps to go but Bristow retained a silver medal place and finished in 17.17. A relieved Katie Bristow crosses the line. Photo: Kevin Jones.
  • In this week’s Shetland Times

    Shetland Times
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A whole host of stories and pictures all the way from Jersey capturing a flavour of the NatWest Island Games are featured this week. Meanwhile, closer to home … A new commission has met for the first time to consider ways of identifying inequalities. The council is to spend an estimated £1.7 million in town hall repairs. A quartet of teachers are retiring from the Anderson High School in Lerwick. In entertainments, Lau prove to be on top form at Mareel. And in sport, Shetland Rugby Club held its annual Midsummer Seven’s tournament at the weekend. See our report and photos, plus…
  • Team Shetland hits 20 with more to come

    Adam Guest
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    It’s up to 20 medals now for team Shetland with another for star swimmers Andrea Strachan and Felix Gifford. On day five Strachan won gold in the 100 metres medley with 1.03. It was her third gold in the games and her fifth overall. Gifford won his second medal of the games with a bronze in the 400 metres freestyle. He clocked a time of 3.55. It was also great news in the athletics. The squad is up to eight medals in the games after games debutant Sophie Moar won bronze in the long jump with 5.37 and Faye Cox took bronze in the 200 metres with 25.68. It is the same medal tally as the games…
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  • Castle, Scotland, Travel

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Castle, Scotland, Travelsee the posting here

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    July 5th in history: July 5th seems to be a good day for new or unique things… On July 5th, 1687, Isaac Newton published his “Principia Mathematica,” which contained his laws of motion and his theory of gravity. The first bikini was introduced at a swimming pool in France on July 5th, 1946. Arthur Ashe became the first African-American to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon on July 5th, 1975. The Hormel Company introduced SPAM luncheon meat on this date in 1937. The first cloned animal, a sheep named Dolly, was born in Scotland on July 5th, 1996.  Because…
  • Edinburgh in Winter - Castle and The Meadows

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:29 pm
    I have written a couple of blog posts about Edinburgh. In October 2010, I moved to Edinburgh and that winter it was one of the most white winters in the history of Edinburgh. So, I have to write yet another post to show you what Edinburgh looks like in Winter. At the time, it wasn’t fun, there was no public transportation, and the road salt ran out leaving everyone to slip. I was living in a hostel at the time, and a lot of my roommates couldn’t fly home for Christmas due to the weather. All complaining aside, it did cover Edinburgh in the most magical white blanket. Castle I…
  • Dundee, Scotland

    H. Holcomb
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I just flew in this afternoon. While it was 7:30 am for back home, it was 3:30 pm here. We planned to be here sooner, but our flight got delayed in Toronto, Ontario due to a strike. I took pictures on the way here from Glasgow. It’s amazing how green and spread out everything is; however, the roads suck! Everything is on the wrong side. I don’t know how many times we were repeating, “Stay on the left! Go left around the roundabouts!” It’s weird. farm house next to highway fields and hills alongside the highway Also along the way, we  drove past various castle…
  • Rain Goose by ianbillenness by ianbillenness

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:57 pm
    In some parts of Scotland the Red-throated Diver is known as the “Rain Goose” as it is thought to possess weather forecasting capabilities. best dj in gurgaon delhi dwarka from 500px
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    Traveling Savage

  • 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…
  • Old Town Chambers: Dreams Realized in the Heart of Edinburgh

    Keith Savage
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    Yes, dreams. My dreams. I’m so choosy about accommodations when I travel and yet I’ve been unable to articulate the particular style and flavor that appeals to me. I just know it when I see it, and this is why I spend countless hours mining the web for something that glitters to my eye. Edinburgh makes it even harder because it overflows with high-end accommodations, from top-of-the-line B&Bs like Six Brunton Place to world-class hotels like The Balmoral, and every year new and interesting options present themselves to visitors enjoying Europe’s greatest city.
  • Dome Sweet Dome in the West Highlands

    Keith Savage
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    As the years pass and my trips to Scotland continue stacking one upon the other, I’ve noticed that my penchant for accommodations has drifted toward ever more unique and whimsical offerings. Last year, for example, I stayed in a Gypsy-style roulotte in the Borders and an eco-palace in Dumfries & Galloway built only from the materials found on the surrounding farmland. When it’s good, it’s great. These kinds of off-kilter, creative accommodations can enhance the travel experience to levels beyond the simple, heady fact of being in Scotland. Finding these special places…
  • A Sandcastle by the Sea: Hunkering Down in Fife’s East Neuk

    Keith Savage
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    The Kingdom of Fife is an unusual place. This small peninsula juts out of eastern Scotland between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay and defies classification with Scotland’s usual terms. In feel it is neither highland nor lowland, island nor central belt, but a curious mix of them all. Fife is most known for St. Andrews, that university town and golfers’ Mecca on the east coast, but many visitors would struggle to characterize the rest of the “kingdom.” The wide interior is largely farm fields and run-of-the-mill market towns, while much of the south coast,…
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