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  • Dons boss pleased to land Euro spot

    BBC News - Scotland
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Manager Derek McInnes is thrilled to secure European football for Aberdeen before the Scottish Premiership split.
  • Concerns at HGVs on cycle route

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    Concerns have been raised about the suitability of a section of the new Sandstone Way, a long-distance cycle path from Berwick to Hexham.
  • ‘Buy a brick’ plea to public

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    A Linlithgow Scout group is bidding to raise a staggering £160,000 to refurbish its
  • Warning over lack of Machrihanish footpath

    The Campbeltown Courier
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    A badly-needed path to improve pedestrian safety in Machrihanish is being delayed by Argyll and Bute Council, it was claimed this week. Near misses involving walkers and vehicles on the outskirts of the village have increased calls for a path to be created as soon as possible. ‘Machrihanish Caravan Park visitors are taking their lives in their hands walking into the village,’ said Donald Kelly. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17 2015, also available online.
  • Revealed: The low-pay misery of Scottish minister's minions leaves Scottish Government on the rack

    dailyrecord - News
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SANCTION of the controversial no-security contracts can be revealed days after Deputy First Minister John Swinney made an election pledge to protect workers.
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Warning over lack of Machrihanish footpath

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    A badly-needed path to improve pedestrian safety in Machrihanish is being delayed by Argyll and Bute Council, it was claimed this week. Near misses involving walkers and vehicles on the outskirts of the village have increased calls for a path to be created as soon as possible. ‘Machrihanish Caravan Park visitors are taking their lives in their hands walking into the village,’ said Donald Kelly. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17 2015, also available online.
  • Kintyre Way receives vital funding

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    Vital funding has been given to the Kintyre Way by wind farm developer RES – for a fourth year. Over the past three years, RES has been the main sponsor of the Kintyre Way – providing a total of £30,000 in lifeline funding. See more in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17 2015, also available online.
  • Stig wins race to be top scarecrow!

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    Southend welcomed some strange visitors when the village held its Scarecrow Challenge. First prize was won by the Ives family, with their creation ‘Stig for Hire’, based on the mystery test driver from BBC’s Top Gear programme. For more photos from the event, see the Campbeltown Courier, April 18, 2015. Also available online.
  • Artist seeks stories about Argyll Colliery

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    A film-maker, who captured the lives of Kintyre’s coal miners, wants to remember them through an exhibition. Jan Nimmo, who went to Campbeltown Grammar, produced The Road to Drumleman, a 50-minute film about  Argyll Colliery between Drumlemble and Machrihanish, described as the most remote mine in Scotland. She is seeking anyone who has any stories or photos of anyone connected to the colliery. Read more about her venture and see some of her drawings in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17 2015. Also available online.
  • Pupils draw a blank at last home match

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Campbeltown Pupils drew a blank  as they took on Eaglesham in their final home match of the  season. Played at Kinloch’s all-weather pitch, the Pupils knew a win would all but secure their Premier status for next season, but were left to contemplate what might have been had their pressure been converted into goals. See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17 2015, also available online.
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Sports event fundraiser set for Pickaquoy

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Orkney Climbing Club is holding a fundraising event at the Pickaquoy Centre on Sunday to raise money to support Emily Findlay and her family during her cancer treatment. Anyone interested is invited to come along and try a variety of sports and activities in exchange for a donation, the event being called “Climb High for ...
  • Postal vote packs due next week

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Postal voting packs for the UK Parliamentary Election will start arriving through Orkney letterboxes from Monday. For this election, packs will contain three items; a ballot paper, a return envelope and a postal voting statement, which is attached to a ballot paper envelope. Anyone can apply for a postal vote with 5pm on Tuesday set ...
  • Big weekend for live music fans

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    It will be a banner weekend for live music fans in Orkney, starting tonight, with Loud N’ Live — a fundraising event featuring local bands, in aid of mental health and suicide awareness for young people. The gig, taking place at the Orkney Sailing Club tonight, has been organised by ROAR and Orkney Live Wire, ...
  • Orkney FC contest The Football Times cup final

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tomorrow, Saturday, Orkney Football Club will be looking to add to their collection of silverware when they play Golspie Sutherland in the final of The Football Times Cup. The teams have already played twice this season in the league, which Golspie Sutherland have won, with both matches ending in a draw, so a close match ...
  • New lease of life for Kirkwall BID?

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    A new board of the Kirkwall Business Improvement District (BID) has been formed. At a meeting held in Kirkwall Town Hall earlier this week evening a majority of BID levy payers voted to revive the project with enough volunteers also coming forward to meet the quorum needed to form a new board. The new board will ...
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  • Community councils unhappy over multi-member SIC wards

    Jim Tait
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    The Scottish government is to be informed, through MSP Tavish Scott, on the adverse impact that multi-member SIC wards is having on community councils. This morning’s bi-annual meeting of the Association of Shetland Community Councils (ASCC) agreed unanimously to press the government over the issue, and call for a return to the former system. Several of the chairmen present lamented the current situation in Shetland, where much larger areas are represented by three SIC councillors, particularly the North Isles which covers Whalsay and Skerries as well as Unst, Yell and Fetlar. Two of…
  • Whalsay defeat Spurs to win Highland Fuels Cup

    Shetland Times
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    The Whalsay team with the Highland Fuels Cup. Photo: Kevin Jones Whalsay are this year’s winners of the Highland Fuels Cup, the traditional pre-season Shetland Football Association tournament. The Bonnie Isle side defeated Spurs 4-2 last night on the artificial turf of their home ground at Symbister, where all the matches in the competition had been played. Whalsay’s Ross Irvine puts the ball past Spurs’ keeper Grant Wood to score his team’s third goal. Photo: Kevin Jones Stuart Goodlad, Lee Irvine, Ross Irvine and David Murray got the goals for Whalsay with Paul Molloy and Luke…
  • Jewellery stolen from display cabinet

    Shetland Times
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Jewellery and watches have been stolen from a display cabinet in the Toll Clock Shopping Centre following an overnight break-in. Thieves forced their way into the centre in Lerwick between 9pm on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, police believe. Staff arrived to work to discover the damage and the the theft. The items taken were from a display cabinet in the foyer, according to temporary chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch. Police are investigating and ask that anyone with information, or who was in the area last night and saw or heard anything suspicions should contact Lerwick police station on…
  • CLAN chief executive to leave after 14 years

    Jim Tait
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    CLAN Cancer Support chief executive Debbie Thomson is preparing to pass on the baton after more than 14 successful years with the North-east charity. Mrs Thomson, who will stand down from the post in July, has been praised for her role in spearheading the organisation’s growth and cementing its reputation as a leader in its field. Under her stewardship, CLAN has grown from employing a team of five to a staff of over 60 and has expanded its reach from Aberdeen to provide services throughout Aberdeenshire and Moray as well as in Shetland and Orkney. Highlights included the planning,…
  • Lerwick view blocked by ‘monster’ house

    Rosalind Griffiths
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    A Lerwick resident whose view has been blocked by a house being built in a neighbouring garden has called on the planning service to be more compassionate. Mark Goodhand, who stays in Murrayston, objected to the plan­ning application, along with several other residents, when the new house was proposed in 2012. But planning officials approved the application as it did not contravene guidelines. Partners Anna Darnowska and Mark Goodhand with the new house being built behind their back garden. Photo: Dave Donaldson Now that the new house is nearly finished, Mr Goodhand said it is bigger than he…
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    WordPress Tag: Scotland

  • Gallus Glasgow P: the Panopticon

    Anabel Marsh
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Britannia Panopticon on Trongate is the world’s oldest surviving music hall. It
  • Rumour Mill: McCall | Deila | McNamara | McInnes

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:49 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 by clicking the articles direct link here: ( ) WATP!
  • Sample Post: Travel

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    The Three Stops You Must Make in Scotland If you’re planning on visiting Scotland, you’re in for a real treat. This is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture, and there is any number of things to see and do here. In fact, there is so much to do that you may have trouble narrowing it down if your vacation time is short. With that in mind, here are the top three stops you need to make while you’re in bonnie Scotland. The Isle of Skye. This island, the best known of the Inner Hebrides off the West coast of the mainland, is a popular Scottish destination that is…
  • House for an Art Lover: Mack the Knave

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    That lovely music room, with the piano in the background. Competition drawings When I thought about it, Scotland seemed perfect. For the moment, I did not want to go back to England, just yet. I was traveling alone, and I thought this would be something different. And it was, in a good way. I have had a fascination for Rennie Mackintosh since Janene gave me the book on his work. I will never get over actually being able to see the work, and even the excitement, over staying about 3 blocks away from the Glasgow School of Art. Being inside the standing school building on Scotland Street and…
  • White bike

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    White bike, morning light
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    Traveling Savage

  • Getting to the Core of Thistly Cross Cider

    Keith Savage
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    In recent years I’ve become a hobbyist cidermaker back home in Wisconsin. It’s not too fancy. I purchase fresh apple juice from local orchards, pitch it into a big glass carboy with some yeast, and let the magic of fermentation take over. I may not truly understand what I’m doing, but the end product usually tastes pretty good. Part of my pre-trip planning process involves seeking out producers of Scottish beverages. I’ve been to countless distilleries and a handful of breweries in my travels around Scotland, but never a ciderworks. When I learned that Thistly Cross…
  • Exploring the Wondrous Ruins of Dirleton Castle

    Keith Savage
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    When the topic of East Lothian castles arises, Tantallon Castle justifiably receives the lion’s share of the attention. Less than six miles to the west, however, not far from the Firth of Forth coast stands Dirleton Castle, one of the most surprising and beautiful castle ruins in Scotland. I had never heard of Dirleton Castle before I began researching my visit to East Lothian, and I probably never would have found it had I not scoured maps and scores of Web sites in my customary pre-trip planning. There is an upside to being detail obsessed. I came to Dirleton Castle straight from…
  • State of the Savage: March 2015

    Keith Savage
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Just across the street from Traprain Cottage B&B, in the private backyard of another house hardly a stone’s throw from Traprain Law, stands a great stone menhir. The setting is incongruous for this stone, hidden, as it is, among trees, buildings, and the detritus of modern living, for it is believed to be the burial stone of King Loth, for whom the Lothians are named. Loth has many legends attached to his name, but the most famous of them is his connection to King Arthur, where he is variously the father of Sir Gawain and the husband of Arthur’s sister. Of course he is also…
  • 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…
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