Gran builds a house with tablet for homeless Kenyan family

A SCOTS granny has come to the rescue of a Kenyan family who had been squatting on a beach for five years by raising cash to build a house - by selling homemade tablet.

Gardening Show seeks country's top gardener. Picture: Contributed

Hunt is on to find Scotland’s top gardener

A NEW competition has been launched to find Scotland’s best gardener.

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Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland as she arrives in Antigua having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. 
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Scottish rower makes history with solo Atlantic crossing

A mother-of-two has rowed her way into the record books with a history-making solo crossing of the Atlantic.

Contact the Elderly celebrates a new group in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Contact the Elderly launches 17th group in Edinburgh

While it is an accomplishment for the charity, it being the fifth launched since January, more volunteers are still needed to meet demand from guests looking to join the charity.

Competitors perform at Red Bull Neptune Steps in Glasgow. Picture: Contributed

World’s toughest water adventure race returns to Glasgow

THE icy-cold waters of the Forth and Clyde Canal will host the return of Red Bull Neptune Steps next month, as the open-water adventure race lands back in Glasgow for its third consecutive year.

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Scottish charity rebuilds earthquake-hit Nepal village

SCOTTISH-based Bring Back The Smile To Nepal has completed the rebuild of an entire village left devastated by an earthquake.

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Crazy sea row in Tasmania to support Edinburgh Rape Crisis

A SCOTS rower is undertaking a massive challenge in Australia in a bid to raise funds for Edinburgh Rape Crisis

Sharon Deyell, from Bixter, Shetland, with some of the thousands of Christmas cards donated to the Woodland Trust charity to be recycled to help plant trees across the UK

Pensioner gifts treasured old Christmas cards to plant trees

It is famous for being one of the least wooded parts of the UK, but in Shetland one woman in her 90s has donated Christmas cards dating back to the 1970s to support a recycling scheme supporting tree planting across the UK.

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Ten years of living life as a cured type 1 diabetic

RUSSELL Macmillan, a registered blind 52-year-old from Glasgow, is celebrating the curing of his diabetes after 34 years of injections thanks to a lifesaving pancreas and kidney transplant he received in January 2007 – and he is now appealing for more people to sign up to the donor register.

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Michelle McKee to run in memory of mother. Picture: Contributed

Join the people in purple to race against dementia

Before Caroline Frost died last year she battled dementia for 12 years. Now her daughter is spearheading a national campaign aimed at ensuring that no-one faces the disease alone.

14th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will feature some of Scotland's top adrenalin-junkies.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sports

THERE are no prizes for a new climbing route, a first ski descent or for surfing a remote cold-water wave in Iceland.

Victoria Harris in training for trek. Picture: Contributed

Scot aims to do first solo Jordan trail trek for charity

A YOUNG woman is planning to become the first to trek solo across Jordan for a charity helping Syrian refugees and Jordanians in need.

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Sports minister Aileen Campbell. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/ JP License

Top athletes promote positive coaching

Sports minister Aileen Campbell is to meet some of Scotland’s top athletes today to promote positive coaching.

Andy with partner Clare Linning and children Hannah, 22, and Darren, 14. Picture: Contributed

Firefighters rally in support of injured colleague

A FIREFIGHTER who sustained life-changing injuries when a wall collapsed on him whilst tackling a blaze last year will be the focus of fundraising efforts by the Firefighters 100 Lottery this January.


Deaf amateur sailor who saved crewman wins award

A deaf amateur sailor has beaten an Olympic medallist to be crowned yachtsman of the year for his mid-ocean rescue.

Yachtsman of the Year Gavin Reid. Picture: Scott Heavey/PA Wire

Deaf sailor who rescued yachtsman beats Olympic heroes to award

A NOVICE deaf Scottish sailor who led a massive rescue during a round-the-world race has won the world’s biggest yachting award - against some of the biggest stars on the water.

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NESS chief executive Graham Findlay. Picture: Contributed

137-year-old charity NESS celebrates its best year ever

A 137-year-old north-east charity is looking forward to continued success after celebrating its best year ever.

Gill and husband Mark with daughters Neve and Katie-Anne. Picture: Contributed

Wife gives husband the gift of life with kidney donation

GILL Redmond did not need to worry about what present to buy her husband for Christmas: she’d already given him the gift of life by donating him one of her kidneys.

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Andy Murray awarded knighthood in New Year honours list

Tennis star Andy Murray has rounded off a spectacular year by being awarded a knighthood in the New Year honours list.

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Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn, pictured with actor George Clooney on a visit to Edinburgh, will receive an MBE. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

From entrepreneurs to glassblowers: Scots honoured in 2017

Andy Murray was far from the only Scot to be named in the New Year Honours list.

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