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  • Regatta cut short by death

    The Shetland TimesThe Shetland Times
    Peter Johnson
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    Skeld regatta was cut short on Saturday evening with the tragic death of Alan Slater, 63, who lived in Sandwick. Mr Slater’s death led to the yacht race being halted by the organisers. A marquee concert featuring the Revellers was cancelled as was Sunday’s songs of praise event.
  • Jason Maclean: From pitch to track

    BBC News - Scotland
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Para runner Jason Maclean caps a remarkable 18 months
  • Aldi staff take on mountainous charity challenge

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    Staff from the Aldi supermarket in Berwick are preparing to go through the pain barrier to raise money for a cancer charity.
  • Excitement rises as gala date beckons

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ellie McGinn is looking forward to being crowned 2014 Bridgend Gala Day Queen on Saturday, August 2.
  • Campbeltown cafe closes amid building fears

    The Campbeltown Courier
    cc
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    The popular Longrow cafe G10 Bistro has been forced to close its doors with the loss of two full-time and 10 part-time jobs – because of a deteriorating building to its rear. Now it is feared that up to seven neighbouring shops and six flats could be threatened in some way by structural problems. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, July 25 2014, also available on  line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
 
 
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  • Campbeltown cafe closes amid building fears

    cc
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    The popular Longrow cafe G10 Bistro has been forced to close its doors with the loss of two full-time and 10 part-time jobs – because of a deteriorating building to its rear. Now it is feared that up to seven neighbouring shops and six flats could be threatened in some way by structural problems. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, July 25 2014, also available on  line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Win a lawn mower!

    CCcomp
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Worth £359 Is your lawn looking a little worse for wear? Then we have the perfect competition for you this summer! The Hayter Spirit 41 mowers are lightweight and manoeuvrable.   Superbly designed and engineered, it features an aluminium skeleton chassis construction with tough ABS polymer covers and underdeck. Its full width roller gives a beautiful striped English lawn appearance.  It has seven height-of-cut settings controlled by a single lever and a 55 litre grassbag that can be lifted through the handlebars for easy emptying.  It can also be used to shred and collect Autumn leaves…
  • Survivors Night line-up announced

    cc
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    This year’s Mull of Kintyre Music Festival Survivors Night on August 24 headlines with Campbeltown super-group Slainte Davaar Allstars featuring a selection of some of the best musicians from Campbeltown and the return of Kintyre Schools Pipe Band to play for the first time since 2009. See more in the Campbeltown Courier, July 25 2014, also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Tenants’ association has to find new home

    cc
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Members of Dalintober and Millknowe Tenants and Residents Association have been stunned by the news they are to be removed from their usual meeting place. The decision by Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) to stop the group using the building was announced at a recent meeting, when an ACHA representative informed them that the building would be rewired, damp-proofed and turned into a residential property. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, July 25 2014. Also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Campbeltown Heritage Centre needs help with photos

    cc
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    As the centenary of the First World War approaches, Campbeltown Heritage Centre is holding a new exhibition to remember those in Kintyre who went off to fight. Beginning in Mid-July and lasting for a month, the centre already has a collection of rare photographs for its exhibition featuring Kintyre servicemen and women, but it is looking for help from the public to identify some unknown faces. See more in the Campbeltown Courier, July 25, 2014 – also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
 
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  • St Ola reach Parish Cup final

    newsroom
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    St Ola reached the final of The Orcadian Parish Cup, despite losing to Stromness this evening. The hosts won 3-1 in front of a large crowd at the Market Green, but a 2-0 advantage from the first leg of the semi-final saw St Ola progress to the final on away goals. They go on [...]
  • South Ronaldsay secure final spot

    newsroom
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    South Ronaldsay booked their place in the final of The Orcadian Parish Cup with a semi-final victory over Holm this afternoon. A goal just before half-time saw the hosts win 1-0 and level the tie 2-2 on aggregate, progressing to next month’s final on away goals. South Ronaldsay will face either Stromness or St [...]
  • Parish Cup finalists to be revealed

    newsroom
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The finalists of the 2014 The Orcadian Parish Cup will be decided today. Holm head for South Ronaldsay first, at 3pm, with the hosts looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg of the semi-final. Then, at 7pm, Stromness welcome St Ola to the Market Green, with the visitors aiming to add to [...]
  • Nominations open for coaching awards

    newsroom
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Orkney Islands Council is looking for nominations for this year’s sportscotland Orkney Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. The awards recognise the dedication, hard work and achievements of the coaches, volunteers and officials who work with local sports clubs. There are nine categories: Young Coach of the Year (under 25); Young Person’s Coach [...]
  • Stromness Shopping Week set for grand finale

    newsroom
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    The 66th annual Stromness Shopping Week, which was officially opened on Monday, is due to come to a close tonight. The popular fancy dress parade will proceed through the street at 7pm, escorted by the Stromness British Legion Pipe Band, with the Rendall Pipe Band following the float procession. The grand fireworks display by the Islesburgh [...]
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  • Bronze medal for Davies

    Shetland Times
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    What a moment. Erraid Davies, at the age of 13, is presented with her bronze medal. #Glasgow2014 pic.twitter.com/JKMinD15e1 — BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) July 27, 2014 Beaming Erraid Davies has captured the hearts of the nation after winning bronze in the Commonwealth Games. Davies, 13, scraped another half second off her personal best to claim bronze in the Women’s Para-Sport category SB9 and on emerging from the pool was interviewed live on BBC television. “I’m really, really happy,” the 13-year-old told Sharron Davies. Asked whether she had been spurred on by…
  • Regatta cut short by death

    Peter Johnson
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    Skeld regatta was cut short on Saturday evening with the tragic death of Alan Slater, 63, who lived in Sandwick. Mr Slater’s death led to the yacht race being halted by the organisers. A marquee concert featuring the Revellers was cancelled as was Sunday’s songs of praise event.
  • European Fireballs fall foul of fog

    Peter Johnson
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Mist and light winds scuppered the first day’s sailing at the European Fireball Championships in Lerwick today. Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask had originally signalled a one-hour postponement after the skipper’s briefing but that became an indeterminate postponement. The championships were officially opened at a town hall reception yesterday evening, with Guizer Jarl Ivor Cluness, backed by members of the Jarl’s squad, doing the honours. Following tunes by Brian Nicolson on guitar, Maggie Adamson on fiddle and Peter Wood on accordion, organiser John Manson thanked various…
  • Irish pair win national Fireballs

    Peter Johnson
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    The Shetland National Fireball Championship has been won by an Irish crew who snatched victory in three out of the four races which formed this year’s pared-down championship. Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella were triumphant after fog lifted enough to allow racing to get underway on Friday. The pair were also second in the only race they didn’t win – which went to Czech sailors Jiri Paruzek and Jakub Kosvica, who were among several Czech crews taking part in the National or European championships (which were due to start on Sunday). William Mouat and Neil Fraser had the…
  • Huge vessel brings an unusual cargo

    Shetland Times
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    The 216m long Chinese heavy lift vessel Xiang Yun Kou arrived in Lerwick yesterday carrying an eight-storey metal box. The unusual cargo is a subsea oil storage facility belonging to Premier Oil and is expected to be in the harbour for about a week while repair work is carried out. Once the work is completed it will be shipped to the Solan field about 90 kilometres west of Shetland. The subsea tank has 64 compartments and will spend the next 30 years under about 130m of seawater where it will be a temporary repository for the estimated 42 million barrels of oil in the field. Oil is expected…
 
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  • Coming to Derby

    gersfamily
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:20 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/1nvL5dY ) WATP!
  • Blantyre Rangers looking for new players

    gersfamily
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:19 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/1nvL4GT ) WATP!
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Imagine Dragons

    Neil
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Well, this following song is pretty famous (he said redundantly). But it has ties to my two favorite shows in the entire world: How I Met Your Mother, and Doctor Who. From the former, who could forget Ted and Marshall’s epic, Tantrum-fueled road trip across the country? Or the heart-breaking sadness that was the episode Arrivederci, Fiero? And then Doctor Who. If you haven’t seen the video [x] of David Tennant and the entire DW cast singing along to this song, well then, you’ve really been missing out. I am 99% sure there was an Ood dancing in there somewhere.  Anyway, the…
  • Domestic violence in England and Scotland

    clarewilkinson441
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Harsher treatment of male domestic violence in Victorian England In his 2004 book Men of Blood, Wiener argues that in England in the nineteenth century there was increasing condemnation of men who beat their wives. [1] Towards the end of the century, men who used extreme violence against their wives were more likely to be prosecuted and convicted, and they received harsher sentences. Specifically, aspects of the wife’s behaviour that had previously been seen as provocation, such as drunkenness and sexual infidelity, were no longer being accepted as mitigating factors in wife-killing cases…
  • Post on a Derby forum

    gersfamily
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:37 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/1nKXls5 ) WATP!
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    Traveling Savage

  • The Austerity of Dundrennan Abbey

    Keith Savage
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Perhaps it is only fitting that Dundrennan Abbey and its monks labored in the shadows of time far from the scribes of popular history. In fact, Dundrennan Abbey seems to have passed into the collective consciousness only once, when Mary, Queen of Scots spent her last night in Scotland there. The abbey, a handful of miles east of Kirkcudbright near the Solway Firth, was established in 1142 by monks of the Cistercian order, a branch of monasticism founded in Burgundy that eschewed luxury and even comfort in favor of hard physical labor and a life of austerity and god worship. When I arrived…
  • Style, Luxury, Elegance: Glenholme Country House

    Keith Savage
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    As my journey through southern Scotland continued from Ayrshire through the Galloway Forest Park and down toward the Solway Coast, my Traveling Savage “headquarters” moved to Kirkcudbright and one of the most stylish and elegant accommodations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting: Glenholme Country House. This stately house stands just off the road leading into Kirkcudbright, a small, artistic seaside town that makes an attractive base for exploring the southern reaches of Dumfries & Galloway. When I visited Kirkcudbright eight years ago, I stayed at a farm B&B a…
  • The House that Border Thieving Built

    Keith Savage
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    The Galloway countryside is riddled with old stone fortresses and places of worship that have faded into antiquity. They stand on hills overlooking glens or hidden beneath the eaves of mixed woodland, once part of the natural order of life. These days, tourism has cast great spotlights on such places and wrapped them in parking lots, visitor centers, and exhibitions, and with this packaging the sites have lost a measure of their mystique. The quest becomes to find those sites that have escaped this fate, that languish in anonymity or mis-remembrance, for they do exist out in the wilds of…
  • Into the Wild: Through the Galloway Forest Park to Glentrool

    Keith Savage
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    An argument – a good and just one at that – could be made that the whole of Scotland should be a national park, but the reality is that Scotland has only two national parks: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms. Both are incredible places of wild and gorgeous beauty, and on my last trip to Scotland I found they do not stand alone in that category. The region of Dumfries & Galloway in southwest Scotland is anchored by a huge swath of wilderland called the Galloway Forest Park. This innocuously-named span of hills, lochs, and forest broods beneath some of the…
  • Picture This: Dunure Castle Crumbles by the Clyde

    Keith Savage
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    The Firth of Clyde gnaws at the Heads of Dunure like a dog upon a cracked skull. Down the coast of southern Ayrshire the sea cliffs spill their stony brains into the sea. Against the salt-flecked wind stands Dunure Castle, a shell of inspiration left behind long after the unknowable spark has passed. I crouch in the sand and rocks beneath its facade, brushing away the grit clinging to tiny, calcified sea creatures, look upward. Across the firth, the Isle of Arran seems to bob in the surf. There are castles there, too, and all across the width and breadth of Scotland. That the Kennedys…
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  • Scotland Vacation Planning

    scotlandinaweek
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    Scotland Vacation Planning Planning a vacation in Scotland? – order a tailor-made tour plan from us. Get peace of mind – get the best possible experience and save time and money as well – by using us, your local Scotland travel experts. We are Scotland destination specialists – we have written about Scotland for many years and guided visitors to every part of this lovely country. We have over 20 years experience in planning bespoke Scotland tours for many private individuals as well as for clients such as National Geographic Assignment, VisitBritain, VisitScotland,…
  • Verna, New Zealand

    Johanna Campbell
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
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  • Uists and Benbecula

    scotlandinaweek
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Uists and Benbecula Heading north, up the Outer Hebrides, it’s over the causeway, past the famous otters crossing sign – see the Eriskay page – and into the Uists: South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist, in that order, where the usual Outer Hebrides landscape rule applies – rugged, gloomy hills to the east, along an indented coastline, then a great big sky in the middle and endless beaches and machair to the west.  Machair? Pronounced with the Scottish ‘ch’ as in loch, this is the rich shell-sand pasture that lies behind the shore.  Often it’s bright…
  • Barra

    scotlandinaweek
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    Barra - almost the south end of the Outer Hebrides Castlebay is the main centre on the island of Barra, down at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides. These islands on the western rim of Scotland end like a chain shedding links. At the bottom end – the south end – from South Uist, a causeway leads to tiny Eriskay, then it’s 40 minutes on the ferry to Barra, in turn joined by a causeway to another tiny island: Vatersay. After that, well, there are other bare and rocky outcroppings  - of which the best-known is Mingulay, thanks to a song –  but none occupied these…
  • Harris

    scotlandinaweek
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
     Harris - dazzling sand and endless rock  So, bound for Harris from North Uist (really Berneray) on the ferry, no doubt you leaned on the rail, or sat on the observation deck, depending on the weather, and watched the big hills loom. The port of of Leverburgh is strung along the coast, with big bare slopes beyond. Leverburgh has got fuel and some shops, including An Clachan (worth a browse – I got a great hand-knitted sweater!) and also The Anchorage Restaurant, just by the ferry pier. If you’ve come up from the Uists and been unlucky dining-wise, then you’ll be especially glad to…
 
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