Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

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The Electric Bar in Motherwell is among five Central Belt sites revamped by Punch. Picture: Contributed

Punch raises glass to revamp of five Central Belt pubs

Pub operator Punch has completed five investments across the Central Belt totalling nearly £1 million, part of its commitment to invest £3m in Scotland and creating more than 30 jobs.

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Campaign to mark the graves of Scottish Kings at Dunfermline Abbey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Campaign to mark the tombs of Scots kings gathers pace

THE lack of ‘dignified markers’ at the graves of six Scottish kings has been labelled as “disgraceful” by historian and heritage campaigner, Sheila Pitcairn.

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Hollywood Bowl is set to float on the London market in July. Picture: TSPL

Ten-pin bowling group eyes £280m strike on stock market

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operator, has announced that it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

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Kirsten Chisholm with Ashley. Picture: contributed

Mum with breast cancer urges women to trust their instincts

JUST eight short months ago, she couldn’t have been happier as she became a mum for the second time.

Dunfermline Abbey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Travel: A romantic weekend in magical Dunfermline

Leave your expectations at the door for a surprisingly charming break to Dunfermline, writes Lizzy Buchan

The seals may leave the UK if a buyer is not found for them Picture: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Robert the Bruce seal at risk of export unless buyer found

AN “irreplaceable” seal commissioned by Robert the Bruce could be exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of more than £150,000.

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Paralympic Gold medalist David Smith, MBE

Spinal tumour forces Highland Paralympian hero to abandon Rio bid

A brave Highland athlete has spoken emotionally about being forced to give up his Olympic dream to face lifesaving surgery.

Citylink booked replacement flights for the veteran. File Picture: Contributed

OAP ‘spent night in bin’ after bus firm left him stranded

AN OAP spent the first night of his holiday in a recycling bin - when he was supposed to be flying to Malta to spend time with friends.

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Picture: TSPL

45,000 chickens facing slaughter in confirmed bird flu case

SCOTTISH poultry farm has been sealed off and thousands of chickens are set to be culled after tests confirmed a suspected case of potentially deadly bird flu.

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John Carson was scathing about Transport Scotland. Picture: Julie Howden

Key Forth Road Bridge work ‘cancelled 5 years ago’

Plans to strengthen the Forth Road Bridge were mothballed five years ago, an engineer has claimed.

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This could be yours for sixty thousand pounds - not really. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Forth Road Bridge put up for sale on eBay

THE Forth Road Bridge has been jokingly put up for sale on auction site eBay following Friday’s news that the link between Edinburgh and Fife will be closed for the remainder of the year.

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Picture: Alex Hewitt

Forth Road Bridge: Amazon promises on time deliveries

Amazon insisted last night deliveries at the busy Christmas period will not be affected by the bridge closure.

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The Clackmannanshire Bridge is one option. Picture: TSPL

Forth Road Bridge closure: Alternative routes

With the Forth road bridge being shut until at least New Year, many commuters lives have been thrown into chaos. Here are some alternative routes you can take.

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Courtney Barnett

What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including some of the best pantos of the festive season and Courtney Barnett performing in Glasgow

Scotland is set to spend more over the festive season this year Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / JP License

Four things you should know this morning

IT’S never too early to learn something new like how much will Scots spend on Christmas and should we all get first aid training?

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Lorraine Bristow Taggart speaks outside the court yesterday. Picture: Neil Hanna

Man strangled mother and hid corpse under caravan in Fife

A man has been jailed for at least 18 years for strangling his mother to death and hiding her body under a caravan.

Caitlyn Turner and Morgan Walker enjoy the fireworks at Edinburgh's Meadowbank Stadium. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Where to watch the fireworks this Bonfire Night in Scotland

OUR guide to Scotland’s biggest and best fireworks displays will ensure your Bonfire Night goes off with a bang

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Most, but not all, speed limits are grudgingly accepted. Picture: Bill Henry

Alastair Dalton: More speed limit thought required

Speed limits should be obeyed, but they must be credible to be respected. 
Drivers who stick to the limit on their regular routes are often infuriated to see others zooming past them, with no sign of any speed enforcement from police vehicles or cameras.

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Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie and Dorothy Banks, mother of murder victim Duncan Banks, appeal for information. Picture: PA

Mother’s appeal to help catch son’s killer

THE family of a man murdered in Dunfermline have appealed to the local community to come forward to help find his killer as a £10,000 reward is being posted for information.

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