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81-year-old abuse survivor ticks off his bucket list

A pensioner who endured years of physical abuse during his early years in care has revealed he has a new-found lease of life as he ticks off a bucket list of experiences denied him in his youth.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 1
17-year-old Magnus Dixon and sister 14-year-old Ailsa Dixo

Teen Aberdeen siblings make list of top 100 Young Poets of the Year

A pair of teenage siblings have been named in a list of the world’s 100 most promising young poets, beating thousands of other entrants to the accolade.

Lifestyle
Mary Sophia Morrison winner of the new Angus Nicol Quaich C42A

Gaelic stalwarts honoured with Mod memorial awards

The Royal National Mòd continued yesterday as the children’s competitions ramped up to their grand finale.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Institutes across the UK have started to review honours given to Myanmar's First State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

Calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Edinburgh freedom

The Capital’s Lord Provost will write to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on behalf of Edinburgh condemning the violence in the country amidst calls to strip the former peace icon of having the freedom of the city.

Politics
The Dining Room has been named Restaurant of the Year.

Edinburgh eatery named Restaurant of the Year

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s restaurant The Dining Room has been named as Restaurant of the Year for Scotland at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in London.

News
An Edinburgh bar took home the top award.

Edinburgh bar named as Scotland’s Pub of the Year 2017

An Edinburgh bar has been named as Pub of the Year Scotland at the AA Hospitality Awards.

News
Mark Beaumont Around the World in Eighty Days

Leader comment: Bravo to Beaumont

It seemed like an impossible challenge – one indeed worthy of Phileas Fogg.

Opinion
Mark Beaumont's around the world in 80 days challenge set to finish. Picture: Matt Grayson

Mark Beaumont’s 80 days around the world finishes – ahead of schedule

Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont is set to reclaim the world record for circumnavigating the globe one day ahead of schedule.

News 4

Emma, 10, aims to break 84-year-old Forth swimming record

A ten-year-old girl who has never swum in the sea in Britain is attempting to break an 84-year-old world record by being the youngest person to cross the Firth of Forth.

News
Audrey McJimpsey, training manager at RSBi, and RSBi staff hold up a cheque for �2,300 raised by the sports fun day. Picture: Contributed

RSBi sports day scores over £2,300 for local charities

A sports fun day held by Glasgow manufacturing firm RSBi, where more than half of staff have a disability, raised over £2,300 for local charities.

Glasgow & Strathclyde

Video: Scots great-grandfather flies plane for first time

A Scottish great-grandfather has flown a plane alone for the first time - after starting flying lessons just a year ago.

Heroes
Mark Beaumont is spending 16 hours a day on his bike as he looks to beat the world circumnavigation record.

Scots adventurer cycles 7,031 miles into the record books

It is a gruelling adventure which tests the durability of one man’s body and mind, but Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont has already written his name into the history books as he seeks to beat the world record for circumnavigating the globe.

World
Elsa Yates, on the right, on her last set of Munros on A'Mhaighdean with a friend.

‘Supergran’, 76, bags every Munro - for the third time

A super-fit gran has climbed all 282 of Scotland’s highest hills at the age of 76 – for the third time.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 1
Corporal Jon Ward after completing his 80th marathon in Perth. Picture: Contributed

Corporal’s 100 marathon effort for RAF welfare charity

AN air force corporal aiming to do 100 marathons to raise cash for the RAF’s leading welfare charity has now completed number 80 in Perth.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
New ARCHIE chair Mary Nimmo and outgoing chairman David Sutherland launch the new Fresh Air Project at Raigmore Hospital with the help of childrens unit patient Ella Rose Sinclair, three. Picture: Contributed

Campaign will see Inverness sick kids play outdoors all year

A HIGHLAND charity which helps sick children has launched a £100,000 appeal to improve the outside space at the Highland Children’s Unit.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Stanley Bolland undertakes work experience as a 'Model Maker' at the Legoland Windsor Resort in Berkshire. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Stanley, 7, ‘man for the job’ at Legoland after heartfelt letter

A seven-year-old boy has laid the foundation for a career in construction after writing a heartfelt 
letter to Legoland bosses asking for work experience.

UK
Tom Weir statue. Picture: submitted

Loch Lomond’s Tom Weir statue to benefit from £4k donation

A MASSSIVE £4,000 has been made in tribute iconic Scottish broadcaster and mountaineer Tom Weir.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 1
The apprentices who helped Gorgie Farm. Picture: Supplied

Edinburgh urban farm spruced up for 40th anniversary

GORGIE City Farm in Edinburgh has undergone a makeover in time for its 40th anniversary this weekend - thanks to apprentices from Aberdeen Standard Investments who have taken the animal farm under their collective wing.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Christopher and Scot. Picture: Supplied

Dad to cycle 90 miles for hospital charity in memory of son

THE father of a young man who tragically died unexpectedly is to cycle over 90 miles to help an Edinburgh charity close to his family’s heart.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Craig McDonald. Picture: Contributed

Air Ambulance paramedic to do skydive for three charities

AN air ambulance paramedic is facing a very different kind of ‘flying’ this weekend when he leaps out of an aircraft at 10,000ft.

Dundee & Tayside
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