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Quiz: Can you name these 11 Scottish castles?

They are dotted around Scotland and offer a unique insight into our history and our heritage, but can you name these different Scottish castles?

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Donald Forsyth joins the Inverness office of accountant Saffery Champness. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has announced that Donald Forsyth has joined as a partner based in its Inverness office.

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Alan Brown has revealed that ministers have so much trouble understanding his thick Ayrshire accent that he rarely receives direct answers to his questions (Photo: SNP/PA Wire
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SNP MP complains parliament can’t make out his Ayrshire accent

Since sweeping en masse into Westminster the SNP’s MPs have complained they find the government’s policies incomprehensible – but for one Scottish MP, the problem is the other way around.

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Kirk Murdoch was hailed as one of the most distinguished lawyers of his generation. Picture: Contributed

Kirk Murdoch, doyen of Scots law sector, passes away

Pinsent Masons has announced “with great sadness” that Kirk Murdoch, chairman of the law firm in Scotland and Northern Ireland, has passed away “following a brave battle with illness”.

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Ewan Henderson, global brand ambassador for the Lost Distillery Co, leads a Hong Kong whisky tasting. Picture: Contributed

Hong Kong expansion for Lost Distillery Scotch brand

Ayrshire-based boutique whisky producer The Lost Distillery Company has launched its award-winning range in Hong Kong and Macau.

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Hazel had to be put down following the incident. Picture: Scottish SPCA

Family cat put down after being shot with air rifle

Shocking X-rays reveal the damage thugs caused when they shot a defenceless cat at close range with an air rifle.

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Three teenagers were injured when the car left the road. Picture: John Devlin

3 teenagers hospitalised after crash on A713 in Ayrshire

Three teenagers have been taken to hospital after a car came off the road in Ayrshire and ended up in a field.

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Services between Ayr and Maybole face disruption.

Scotrail services cancelled after person is struck by train

Rail services between Ayr and Maybole have been cancelled after a person was struck by a train.

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Video: Young Scots meet Barcelona heroes at Prestwick Airport

Two young boys were over the moon after coming face to face with their footballing hero Lionel Messi.

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Kirkmichael House in South Ayrshire. Picture: Savills

The restored 17th century mansion with its own parkland, loch and river access

WHEN its current occupants first moved in, historic Kirkmichael House in South Ayrshire, though still grand and handsome, had seen better days.

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Marks & Spencer said it was 'very disappointed' with the list. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

In full: Scottish Marks & Spencer stores at risk of closure

An unofficial list of Marks & Spencer stores at risk of closure includes three branches north of the Border.

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A segregated cycle path on Holmston Road in Ayr has been removed. Picture: Contributed

Task force launched after cycle routes axed

SNP transport minister Humza Yousaf today thrown down the gauntlet to Nationalist and other councillors who have scrapped existing and new segregated cycle lanes.
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The monument to Maggie Wall, who was killed in 1657 for being a witch, in Dunning, Perthshire. Picture: Contributed

List of ‘Scots witches’ published online for first time

The historic pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland have been published online for the first time.

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Farrah Fadli, also known as Farrah Gillespie, as police are searching for two men who may be linked to the missing mother-of-two. Picture: PA

Warning as police seek two men over missing Scottish mother

Police are searching for two men who may be linked to a missing mother-of-two.

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Police are appealing for infomation

Police search for Ayr mother feared missing with young children

A mother has gone missing from her home in Ayr and is believed to have taken her two young children with her.

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From left, Kenneth Dunsmuir of Dumfries House with Lost Distillery co-founders Brian Woods and Scott Watson. Picture: Contributed

The Lost Distillery Co finds new home in Ayrshire

The Lost Distillery Company, the boutique Scotch whisky producer, today announced its relocation to Dumfries House, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.

Retail
Donald Trump unveils the multi-million pound refurbishment of the Trump Turnberry clubhouse. Picture; John Devlin

Turnberry golf resort set for ‘Trump Tower’

Plans for a new clock tower at the Trump Turnberry have been given the go-ahead at the clubhouse in the South Ayrshire resort.

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The job ad specifically requests candidates with a good knowledge and understanding of literacy. Picture (posed by model): TSPL

Spelling error in Scots council’s job ad for English teacher

A Scottish council has blundered by advertising a vacancy for an English teacher - with a spelling error in the advert.

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Police watchdog probe after death of man, 44

Police watchdog probe after death of man, 44

A police watchdog has launched an investigation after the death of a 44-year-old man.

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The missing teen has been found safe and well.

Missing Ayr teen found safe and well

Amy Brown (13) who had been missing from Ayr since earlier today, Sunday 18 September has been found safe and well.

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