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  • Dancers set for street championships

    BBC News - Scotland
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Competitors from 30 different countries take part in the World Street Championships in Glasgow this weekend.
  • Academy students collect GCSE results

    Berwick Advertiser - News Feed
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    A mixed bag of GCSE results at Berwick Academy reflected the national picture as the impact of more rigorous examination criteria was seen across the country.
  • Charity tries new tactic

    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    With 17 children a day dying in the UK talking about baby and child loss is still a taboo subject for many who have suffered from such a tragedy.
  • Story goes on despite Picture House closure

    The Campbeltown Courier
    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
  • South Lanarkshire Council leader Eddie McAvoy column: We’re reaping benefits of quality in kids’ education

    dailyrecord - News
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An overall pass rate of 77 per cent was achieved across South Lanarkshire for the first time, while at National 4 and National 5 level, the respective pass rates were 88.4 per cent and 83.2 per cent.
 
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    Linlithgow Journal and Gazette - News Feed

  • Charity tries new tactic

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    With 17 children a day dying in the UK talking about baby and child loss is still a taboo subject for many who have suffered from such a tragedy.
  • Speak up on plans for more housing

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Residents in Queensferry are being urged to attend an important meeting in the town next week to discuss future housing 
plans for the area.
  • Shamed Tomlin narrowly avoids jail

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    A local carpet retailer in Linlithgow High Street has been placed on the sex offenders register for a period of three years.
  • Pedal power for Kirsty

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    A Linlithgow teenager, Kirsty MacRae, is in training for a two-day epic cycle ride to raise funds for Maggie’s Cancer charity.
  • Historian goes time travelling

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Historian Bruce Jamieson is launching a new book, ‘Linlithgow Through Time’ on Saturday, August 16, at Far from the Madding Crowd from 11am-12.30pm, where he will be signing copies.
 
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    The Campbeltown Courier

  • 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
  • Wheels in motion for MOKBike challenge

    cc
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    People are being sought to take part in the fourth annual MOKBike Challenge which offers a fun day of cycling for all ages and abilities to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. For more details, see the Campbeltown Courier, August 22 2014, also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Campbell leads raid on Tarbert 10k

    cc
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Campbeltown Running Club made another successful raid on the Tarbert 10k and 5k with Kenny Campbell an emphatic winner of the 10k. For more results, the full report and more photos, see the Campbeltown Courier, August 22 2014.  Also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
  • Free gift from The Highland Craft Company when you subscribe

    CCcomp
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Subscribe to Campbeltown Courier today and receive a FREE gift containing natural handmade bath and body products, courtesy of Highland Craft Company. Worth £22.50! QUOTE CANS0814 when ordering. Based in the North East Highlands, The Highland Craft Company has created an original range of natural handmade bath and body products using pure essential oils and plant extracts. They believe everybody deserves to pamper themselves, so why not try out some of their products – you’ll feel great and smell even better! www.thehighlandcraftcompany.com The free gift includes: 1 x Foaming…
  • Campbeltown Picture House to close

    cc
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Campbeltown’s historic Picture House is to close at the end of this month – with the loss of seven jobs. The cinema, one of the oldest in Europe having opened its doors in 1913, will close because of the need for ‘substantial improvement’, according to Campbeltown Community Business. Jane Mayo, chairwoman of Campbeltown Community Business, said: ‘Having fought long and hard to secure the future of the Picture House, we have been left with no option other than to cease trading in our current form for the short-term future.’ For the full story, see the…
 
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    The Orcadian Online

  • ‘Technical issue’ at Picky pool

    Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Staff from Orkney Islands Council are working alongside their colleagues at the Pickaquoy Centre to deal with a “technical issue” at the swimming pool. According to the OIC, while the issue poses no risk to the public, pool users my detect a diesel odour whilst in the building. Further updates will be issued early [...]
  • Sir Chris Bonington tackles the Old Man of Hoy

    Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
  • Green light for Pentland Firth power scheme

    newsroom
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    The green light has been given to kick off the first phase of the MeyGen project – the world’s largest tidal power development which will be installed in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. MeyGen has announced that terms have been agreed for a funding package of £50m and this means construction of the [...]
  • Freight ship due back next week

    newsroom
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Serco NorthLink have given an update on how the repairs on their freight ship Helliar have been progressing, and have said that the ship could be back in service next week. The ship has been out of action since the end of July after suffering from rudder problems. A Serco NorthLink Ferries spokesperson said: “M.V [...]
  • Stroke group offers support

    newsroom
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    A leading figure from the Stroke Association is due to visit Orkney next week. Fiona Craighead from the Orkney Stroke Support Group said that many people who’ve been affected by stroke find help and support from others who have had similar experiences. She added: “Orkney Stroke Support Group offers peer and social support through monthly [...]
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    The Shetland TimesThe Shetland Times

  • Double medal joy for Buchanan

    Adam Guest
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Zoe Buchanan with the gold and silver medals which she won at the recent British Transplant Games in Bolton. Photo: Kevin Jones Lerwick lass Zoe Buchanan is delighted to have bagged two medals at this year’s British Transplant Games. Eighteen-year-old Zoe was competing in the 18-29 category and won gold in the badminton doubles with Gemma Wardle from the Leeds adults team. Zoe, originally from Edinburgh, was competing for the Edinburgh adults squad.  She also scooped a silver medal in the table tennis singles – losing out in the final 17-15 and 14-12. This year’s games in Bolton…
  • The Cluve

    Shetland Times
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Lovely, two reception room / two bedroom, traditional stone cottage with lots of character, set in particularly private, walled garden in picturesque village 13 miles from Lerwick. Thanks to the elevated position the house enjoys commanding views over Hoswick and the sea to Levenwick in the distance. Renovated about 8 years ago, the double glazed accommodation includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, box room / office space & utility area. The mature garden, which includes a large decked area on the south side of the house and a garden shed, should provide…
  • Glenlea

    Shetland Times
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Three bedroom, single storey, detached house with a garage and several outhouses, set in established garden at Bridge End on the island of Burra, 11 miles from Lerwick. In addition to two bedrooms and a third box bedroom, the accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, also includes a living room, dining kitchen, shower room plus a large sun room with hobby room / office off. The property would benefit from modernisation which is reflected in the price, but nonetheless has the potential to provide an attractive home in a pleasant, rural location. EPC Band F. Viewing – please…
  • Ibrox

    Shetland Times
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Stunning, exceptionally spacious, 520 m², three reception room / six bedroom detached property enjoying magnificent views over the bay of Ollaberry. The property is well placed for access to Brae & Sullom Voe yet Lerwick (32 miles) is still within commuting distance. Completed in 2004 this well-presented property offers generous family accommodation or would suit B&B use. Particular features include a 100m² integral garage with twin electric doors, five balconies, electric under-floor heating, three large reception rooms including a study which could be used as a bedroom, a lovely…
  • Kaitrins

    Shetland Times
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Substantial four / five bedroom detached property occupying a prime site in small cul-de-sac close to the shore at Lower Hellister, Weisdale, enjoying spectacular unrestricted views south & west along the voe. The property is within walking distance of the shop, the school is about a mile away, and Lerwick (11 miles) is within easy commuting distance. Comprises:- 21’ sittingroom, large kitchen / dining room, office / 5th bedroom, four double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, utility room, hall & vestibule. Well-kept established site with plenty of tarred parking and 27’ x 19’…
 
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    WordPress Tag: Scotland

  • Rangers manager McCoist set to re-sign goalkeeper Robinson

    gersfamily
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:35 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/1q1hMQY ) WATP!
  • The Calgary Chessman - new book by Yvonne Marjot

    yvonnemarjot
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    yvonnemarjot:Thanks, Angelika, for coming up with a really fun interview – and for hosting me on your blog. Originally posted on A rat's a rat's a rat's a rat...: Yvonne Marjot, the name rings a bell, doesn’t it? Right, over the past months, she contributed greatly to my little PublicTransport PoeTry project. Today, her book The Calgary Chessman was published. I’ll admit, I haven’t yet finished reading it, but I’ve read the first few chapters when it was still on authonomy, liked it a lot and thus was delighted when she asked me whether I’d be willing to bang a…
  • Benromach 10yo new 2014 edition

    gjr71
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    A while ago I received two official samples from Benromach. One is the new 10 year old edition and the second one is the 1976 Vintage edition. The package did go with a nice letter from the managing director (Michael Urquhart) explaining the meaning of this combination in a single phrase “A Fingerprint to connect the old with the new”. The samples are from the same distillery, but different eras and by different owners (Present owner Gordon & Macphail, since 1993). Let start with the new edition of the Benromach 10. It is a combination of 80% Bourbon Barrel and 20% Sherry casks before…
  • Rangers to sign Robinson

    gersfamily
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:19 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/YIJ8l3 ) WATP!
  • Destination wedding...?

    Janavi02
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Neist Point, Isle of Skye, Scotland Photo by Karl Williams
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    Traveling Savage

  • The Bones of Belief: The Ruins of Glenluce Abbey

    Keith Savage
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Southern Scotland was once the setting of a huge population of Catholic monks dedicated to the various monastic orders of their time. Benedictine, Cistercian, Dominican, and Augustinian monasteries may not have taken center stage in the play of historical events – that is part of what it means to be a monk – but the past would be far more opaque without the work of monks who set about recording events in the world beyond their quiet walls. Much of what we know of the so-called Dark Ages is courtesy of the scribes of the various monasteries that thrived in that period. But…
  • A Dream Come True: Three Glens Luxury Eco House

    Keith Savage
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    I remember the moment I found Three Glens. It was an overcast January day, and I was searching for unique places to stay on my then upcoming trip to the south of Scotland. I try just about every word I can imagine in these searches, and some combination of “eco,” “luxury,” “new,” and “Dumfries & Galloway” spit out Three Glens. Not at the top of the page. In the middle, a place less obvious. I’d never heard of Three Glens, so I clicked over. You should do the same right now – but come back! I had that feeling – that warm…
  • The Romantic Ruins of Castle Kennedy

    Keith Savage
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Deep in the southwest corner of Scotland, just before one reaches Stranraer and the Rhinns of Galloway, stands the cute little village of Castle Kennedy. With a hearty breakfast from Glenholme Country House powering me, I reached this westernmost point of my day’s travels on the recommendation of my gracious hosts at Alton Albany Farm B&B, Alasdair and Andrea, who implored me not to miss the gardens there. Never one to ignore local advice, I slotted a visit to Castle Kennedy into my time in Kirkcudbright and thanked heavens, once again, that I build free time into my…
  • Need Help Planning Your Trip to Scotland?

    Keith Savage
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    (This post introduces a new service I’m offering; if you want to skip the preamble and get straight to the goods, scroll past the bearded picture of yours truly.) My first trip to Scotland happened in 2003, when I was 22, and it went down like this. My buddy Tim and I sat in the basement of the Great Dane bar in Madison as we neared graduation from college. I’d never been to Europe and I had basically no money to pay for a trip, but we decided to go for it during winter break. I borrowed money from my generous older siblings, packed my things, hopped an Aer Lingus flight to…
  • 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…
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    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.
  • Rugby: Cotter’s first Scotland squad is just baffling

    Hamish Macdonell
    23 May 2014 | 3:59 am
    Now, I hate to be the first one to pick holes in Vern Cotter’s first squad – particularly given that he has The post Rugby: Cotter’s first Scotland squad is just baffling appeared first on The Caledonian Mercury.
 
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    scotlandinaweek.com

  • Reasons for Moving to the Isle of Skye

    scotlandinaweek
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Isle of Skye otters - on commission from removal companies ‘down south’? You can help but notice the number of residents on Skye who were born furth of the island. They add to the vibrancy and go-ahead air the place has these days. (No, that wasn’t intended to be ironic. I mean it.) And I […] The post Reasons for Moving to the Isle of Skye appeared first on .
  • Does this peregrine go with my jacket?

    scotlandinaweek
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Here’s a faraway glimpse of a barn owl. When I saw it in the half-light of a winter afternoon in this Perthshire glen I thought for a fraction of a second I was looking at a snowy owl. No, just a barn owl – but equally inspiring. That weird specialism, all that hovering in the […] The post Does this peregrine go with my jacket? appeared first on .
  • Tatties Ower the Side

    scotlandinaweek
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Having an English father, my wife’s linguistic heritage of Scots vocabulary was formerly limited, though there’s nothing wrong with that – especially since her own mother had some Gaelic words by way of compensation. In addition, my wife was brought up in Edinburgh, a cosmopolitan place that can hardly be described as a repository for […] The post Tatties Ower the Side appeared first on .
  • Blog – Gilbert’s Incoherent Bramblings

    Johanna Campbell
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The post Blog – Gilbert’s Incoherent Bramblings appeared first on .
  • Driving Route to Skye

    scotlandinaweek
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Driving Route to Skye All set for a driving route to Skye, eh? I love these all-day drives. Well, not quite all day, but by the time you’ve had a coffee or two, stopped for pictures and all that stuff…there isn’t a lot of day left by the time you’re across the bridge at Kyle […] The post Driving Route to Skye appeared first on .
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