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  • AUDIO: Loch Lomond camping ban proposed

    BBC News - Scotland
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Lochside camping in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park could be severely restricted in the future if stricter bylaws are approved.
  • Petition reveals consternation at Kwik Save plans

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A petition opposing plans for offices on the former Kwik Save site in Berwick has received nearly 400 signatures in just a few days.
  • Queensferry- Does it need more housing!

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    There is frustration on the streets on Queensferry as the city council aims to steam-roller through its Local Development Plan 2. 

  • Win a weekend break with Travelodge

    The Campbeltown Courier
    CCcomp
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    To celebrate the launch of ​Travelodge​’s new campaign ’Get Up and Go’, the value hotel chain is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a two night break, so that they can get up and go and find out what makes Great Britain so great. The prize includes a two night stay in any one of Travelodge’s 500 UK hotels with breakfast* included. The winner will stay in a newly modernised family room which caters for either two adults and two children or three adults. The room has an ​en-suite, a luxurious king-size bed called the Travelodge Dreamer, flat…
  • Roads Alliance team ready for gritting ahead of winter season in East and South Ayrshire

    dailyrecord - News
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    East and South Ayrshire residents will see gritters out and about as they test routes ahead of winter.
 
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • Win a weekend break with Travelodge

    CCcomp
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    To celebrate the launch of ​Travelodge​’s new campaign ’Get Up and Go’, the value hotel chain is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a two night break, so that they can get up and go and find out what makes Great Britain so great. The prize includes a two night stay in any one of Travelodge’s 500 UK hotels with breakfast* included. The winner will stay in a newly modernised family room which caters for either two adults and two children or three adults. The room has an ​en-suite, a luxurious king-size bed called the Travelodge Dreamer, flat…
  • Argyll and Bute says ‘No’ to independence

    cc
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Argyll and Bute said No to an independent Scotland by more than a 10,000 majority . At 5.55 am this morning (Friday), Sally Loudon, chief counting officer for the region, said 37,143 people had voted No in the referendum, accounting for 58.52 per cent of the 63,516 votes cast. 26, 324 voted Yes. In total 88.2 per cent of the electorate cast their votes. The count of Argyll and Bute votes began at Lochgilphead Joint Campus at 10pm yesterday, September 18. At 1am, the No camp was becoming increasingly confident of a victory. Alan Reid, MP for Argyll and Bute, said: ‘I am certainly very…
  • Magic Kintyre music festival

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Mull of Kintyre Music Festival has been described as bigger and better than ever after a long weekend of musical talents heard in venues across Campbeltown. See the full report and three pages of photos i n the Campbeltown Courier, Augsut 30 2014. Also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital  
  • Giant wind farm at Glenbarr a ‘monstrosity’

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Plans for 19 giant wind turbines near Glenbarr would be a ‘horrific development for a beautiful area’ Argyll and Bute councillor Robin Currie has warned. Plans for 19 giant wind turbines near Glenbarr would be a ‘horrific development for a beautiful area’ Argyll and Bute councillor Robin Currie has warned. Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee voted unanimously to oppose the plans but the Scottish Government has the final say. Full story in the Campbeltown Courier, Augsut 30 2014. Also online…
  • Story goes on despite Picture House closure

    cc
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    High hopes remain for the future of Campbeltown’s historic Picture House – despite the news that it is closing with the loss of seven jobs. Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,  August 22 2014, also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
 
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    The Orcadian Online

  • Pier water storage plans progress

    newsroom
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Councillors have been updated on plans to provide water storage and supply facilities at Hatston Pier. The OIC say that the aim is to meet the needs of the growing number of vessels using the pier. These include vessels from the renewables and offshore supply sectors, as well as cruise liners, members of the policy [...]
  • Ferry looks to be replaced

    newsroom
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Councillors on the policy and resources committee of the OIC have recommended that a replacement should be found for the 41-year-old Golden Mariana, which provides a passenger service between Westray and Papa Westray, and also serves as a back-up for the Graemsay. The Golden Mariana was built in 1973. The committee, which met earlier this [...]
  • Emergency services called to Stromness incident

    newsroom
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Police have confirmed the death of a 29-year-old man after a car went into the water off Copland’s Dock in Stromness last night. The emergency services were called to the scene just before 7 pm. Stromness Lifeboat, coastguards, medical teams, the fire service, police, and local divers all attended the incident. A police spokesman said that [...]
  • OIC name Garson West as preferred site for care home

    newsroom
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Garson West has been named as the preferred site for a proposed replacement for St Peter’s House care home in Stromness. The decision was made yesterday, in private, by the OIC policy and resources committee. This follows a consultation earlier this year, when the public were asked for their views on 16 potential sites in [...]
  • Orcadian Arctic explorer is remembered

    newsroom
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    A graveside service took place in the shadow of Magnus Cathedral this afternoon, at the final resting place of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae. The event in Kirkwall, followed by a service inside the cathedral, was held at the same time a plaque marking the exploits of the Orcadian explorer Dr John Rae was set [...]
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  • Dangerous driving charge is downgraded

    Shetland Times
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    A woman was fined £500 and received nine penalty points on her licence at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday after being found guilty of careless driving. Sheriff Philip Mann aquitted Szilvia Kerr of a more serious charge of dangerous driving after hearing evidence from the crown and defence. Kerr, 34, of North Lodge, Hillside Park, Gulberwick had been out photographing the northern lights on 26th January when she collided head on with another car while she drove on the wrong side of the road. The court heard how Kerr, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time was taken to the…
  • Concocted by urbanites (Robert Sutherland)

    Shetland Times
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    On 12th October 2012 I wrote a letter deploring the SIC’s then intention to close the Whalsay secondary school. On Tuesday night I attended a public meeting in Whalsay to discuss options to this ridiculous proposal. At an excellently attended, and conducted, meeting, the floor put forward compelling and reasoned arguments against the latest offer from the SIC. This means that all pupils will mandatorily, at the end of third year, be made to decamp to the Anderson High School in Lerwick. The overriding reason for this was put forward by the SIC representatives as being the Curriculum For…
  • Woman injured in North Road crash

    Shetland Times
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    A post van was involved in a crash with a car on the North Road out of Lerwick this morning. An ambulance attended the scene after the collision happened on the three-lane stretch of road on the outskirts of the town at around 9am. An injured woman was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital for treatment, where her condition was later described as being satisfactory.
  • Funding questions delay arts chief announcement

    Ryan Taylor
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    An announcement on who will replace departed Shetland Arts director Gwilym Gibbons will “soon” be made – after a lengthy delay due to questions over funding. The news may already have been announced if the development agency had not held off to allow Creative Scotland funding to be given the green light. News on the successor is expected, at last, in October. That is six months after Mr Gibbons announced he was quitting his role as Shetland Arts’ first director, following eight years in the job – a period which included overseeing the difficult gestation of the cinema…
  • Gemini to head to Scalloway

    Jim Tait
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    The accommodation ship Gemini, currently berthed at Dales Voe north of Lerwick, is shortly to be moved to Scalloway for the winter. The vessel, which houses up to 600 Shetland Gas Plant workers from Petrofac, will be berthed along the South Quay at Blacksness Pier. She will join the barge Bibby Challenge, which is occupied by around 300 BP staff, in the village. According to the SIC, which runs Scalloway Harbour, it will be a more sheltered berth, offering more protection for the vessel and for residents in poor weather. The Gemini would be moved as soon as a suitable weather window becomes…
 
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  • A Prayer for the Revival of Religion in Scotland

    artthan
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    As Scotland goes to the polls to vote on the question of independence, it would be fitting for all Christians–especially Reformed Christians–to give thanks for the rich Christian heritage in that nation and pray for a revival of gospel truth and grace. I don’t claim to be an expert on contemporary Scotland or the church scene there. But I do know how concerned John Witherspoon was for his homeland in the 18th century. Here is a prayer adapted from portions of his sermon Prayer for National Prosperity and for the Revival of Religion Inseparably Connected preached on Thursday, February…
  • Police Scotland U-turn on armed police patrols

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Police Scotland said it was reviewing the deployment of armed officers after listening to concerns from politicians and members of the public. Picture: … http://ift.tt/1vyz35u
  • What Scotland means to me - a fine song by Jim Lindsay

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Scotland Said No The Union is Maintained Proud to be Scottish proud to be British. http://ift.tt/Zta4G8
  • In Need Of Emergency Locksmiths in Scotland, CT?

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Call us: (860) 215-3342 Visit: http://ift.tt/Zta3SAscotland Reliable and professional locksmiths are really hard to find. What is more … http://ift.tt/1vyz1dZ
  • The End is Near

    gersfamily
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    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/1nNz460 ) WATP!
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    Traveling Savage

  • Caerlaverock Castle’s Ruinous Allure

    Keith Savage
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    The south of Scotland gets horrendously short shrift by the vast majority of visitors. Even Scots tend to go north, perhaps in an attempt to avoid the English pouring over the border (history repeats itself?). I am, of course, kidding – about the English, that is. The south is summarily dismissed by all but the most time-rich and curious travelers. More’s the pity, for, as the scene of many long-remembered battles for Scottish Independence, the south is littered with the ruins of stout fortifications and victimized places of worship. For a history buff like me, the south ranks…
  • State of the Savage: September 2014

    Keith Savage
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Just last week, one of the most important moments in Scottish history, the independence referendum, came and went. I followed along from my home in Wisconsin by streaming BBC coverage and denting a couple bottles of whisky with friends. As the night wore on and the results came back for each voting area, it became clear that the Scottish people had voted against independence. My friends and I turned down the volume, focused on the Scotch, made plans for future weekends, had a pipe – that sort of thing. It didn’t really hit me until later. Stirlingshire came back against…
  • Yes, No, Maybe the Duke Will Know: A Timely Visit to Drumlanrig Castle

    Keith Savage
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    My time in Moniaive was filled with pleasant surprises, not least the Three Glens Luxury Eco House, which turned out to be one of my favorite accommodations anywhere. Neil and Mary proved to be excellent and friendly hosts, spending their evenings with me and inviting me into their home. One evening before dinner, Neil posed a question I’m likely to hear only once in my lifetime. “Would you like to meet the Duke?” he asked, a big grin on his face. I paused, the glass of Bailie Nicol Jarvie halfway to my mouth. “Um, yes.” I believe those were my words. I’d…
  • The Lost Love of Sweetheart Abbey

    Keith Savage
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    The story of Sweetheart Abbey, south of Dumfries and close to the River Nith, is a divisive one, for it will either warm your heart or make you shudder, and in that sense the ensuing story is a character litmus test. I didn’t know this prior to my visit. What I knew was that after visiting Crossraguel Abbey, Dundrennan Abbey, and Glenluce Abbey, my abbey hunting in Dumfries & Galloway would come to an end here at Sweetheart Abbey, perhaps the region’s most famous example. First of all, Sweetheart Abbey is one of a pair of amazing sites about 20-minutes drive south of…
  • Journey to the Isle of Whithorn

    Keith Savage
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    You would be forgiven any confusion upon hearing that Isle of Whithorn is one of the most southerly towns on mainland Scotland. How could an island be on the mainland? That was the question that spurred me onward from Kirkcudbright and late into the day after visiting Glenluce Abbey and Castle Kennedy. Most people don’t pay much attention to the extreme south of Dumfries & Galloway, largely composed of a horn of land jutting into the Solway Firth called The Machars and variously described as disconsolate, desolate, and grim. It’s a safe bet that I will proceed directly to…
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    The Caledonian Mercury

  • A Yes Voter’s Autopsy of a Nation

    Tony Purcell
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    By G. Moore Firstly, and to remove any doubt, I voted yes for Scotland to become an independent country. It is now The post A Yes Voter’s Autopsy of a Nation appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • Senator David Norris “Israel bombs first and weeps later”.

    Staff Writer
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    The post Senator David Norris “Israel bombs first and weeps later”. appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • OUTDOORS: THE STRENGTH OF FAMILIES

    Nick Williams
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Life without TV Adventures on a ShoestringI just had to write about this story because it made me smile. It’s appearing on The post OUTDOORS: THE STRENGTH OF FAMILIES appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 30th May 2014

    John Knox
    30 May 2014 | 5:43 am
    This weekend I will ride like an anxious shareholder on the Edinburgh trams. I will feel every shoogle, look for every fault, The post LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 30th May 2014 appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
  • Scotland could become like its prosperous Nordic neighbours, but that won’t be cheap

    Guest Writer
    30 May 2014 | 4:31 am
    By Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen and Malcolm Harvey, University of Aberdeen At the heart of the Scottish referendum campaign is the The post Scotland could become like its prosperous Nordic neighbours, but that won’t be cheap appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
 
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