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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Scots writer and scientist Hugh Miller. Picture: Contributed

Works of Hugh Miller inspires NTS celebration of heroes

THE work of Hugh Miller, the Cromarty-born 19th century writer and scientist, has inspired a programme of events heralding local heroes being led by the National Trust for Scotland

Veteran Johnathan Lee with wife Dawn and children Hazel, three, and 11-month-old David. Picture: Contributed

Ex-soldier opens up Scots holiday home to veterans

AN 84-year-old former soldier is playing Santa to wounded and injured veterans by offering free holidays in Scotland.

Raasay Community Stores crowned best in Scotland for contribution to community. Picture: Contributed

Lifeline Raasay shop wins community award

IT serves a community of only 150 Hebridean islanders and was on the brink of closure just four years ago.

Kenny Miller joins children at their Christmas Party. Picture: Contributed

Kenny Miller celebrates Christmas with Scots sick kids

RANGERS star Kenny Miller has helped put smiles on the faces of terminally ill children.

Gamekeeper Leslie George. Picture: Contributed

Gamekeeper shaves off 32-year-old moustache for charity

A GAMEKEEPER who hasn’t been without his signature moustache since he was 18 years old has had it waxed off to raise vital cash for men’s health charities.

Caley Thistle goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams gets his beard pulled by Lakeisha Lapsley and Eilidh Smith during launch of Beards for Bairns. Picture: Contributed

Highland footballers ditch razors for kids charity

INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle players are hoping to score for a children’s charity this winter by ditching their razors.

Donnie Campbell after completing his 24-hour Munro challenge.

Munro mountain record broken with 24 tackled in 24 hours

FORMER Marine Donnie Campbell has broken an endurance record by running and climbing 24 Munros in less than 24 hours.

Backpacks set for refugee children. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline Sky staff donate backpacks for child refugees

AN appeal to make Christmas special for child refugees has led to an extraordinary act of generosity by staff at Sky in Dunfermline.

Andy Noble, with lollipop lady Elizabeth. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh man’s act of kindness stuns lollipop lady

A small act of kindness for a lollipop lady after her daughter’s bike was stolen has melted thousands of hearts on social media.

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Cancer survivor Florencia Pistritto, 30, of Edinburgh, who was chosen to cut the ribbon to launch Scotland's first Cancer Research UK superstore earlier this year at Corstorphine, and cancer scientist Dr John Thomson.

#GivingTuesday - A focus on Cancer Research UK

CANCER Research UK spent more than £33 million last year in Scotland on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research

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