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Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

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Scottish amputee football team to head to europe thanks to support from Muir Group. Picture: Supplied

Scotland’s amputee football team to make European debut

A TEAM of Scottish amputee football players is to play in a tri-nation tournament in the Netherlands.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
David Tennant with the winning card. Picture: Supplied

David Tennant picks Father’s Day card competition winners

FORMER Dr Who actor David Tennant has taken time out from his busy theatre schedule to judge a Father’s Day competition run by Scottish charity Circle.

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Ladies Lunch raises thousands for Spina Bifida charity. Picture: Supplied

Glasgow Ladies Lunch raises £21k for Spina Bifida charity

TV interior designer John Amabile and Britain’s Got Talent’s Edward Reid got the party started for 340 women who celebrated Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland’s 11th annual Ladies Lunch.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Golf coach Gillian Stewart at Castle Stuart. Picture: Supplied

Golf coach Gillian Stewart wins Castle Stuart Ladies Open role

ONE of the UK’s leading golf coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Michael Mellon with Prnce Harry. Picture: Supplied

Scots veterans selected for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

THREE injured Scots veterans have been chosen to represent the UK at the Invictus Games in Toronto this year.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Daniel McLaughlin and Jordan Docherty, with chef Scott Leask, at the Yes Chef! Dinner at Glasgows Hilton. Picture: Supplied

Ex-prisoners cooking with gas after chef project serves up transformation

A culinary event with a difference has helped secure full-time jobs for two young former prisoners.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Gregor MacDonald. Picture: Kevin McGlynn/Contributed

Oban teen internet piping sensation lands Oban Live slot

A 13-year-old who became an online hit after performing live on a transatlantic flight to New York is to be a special guest artist to open Oban Live, Argyll’s biggest music event.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Charlie Macmillan before his haircut challenge. Picture: Supplied

Lewis boy Charlie’s haircut challenge to help cancer victims

AN inspiring schoolboy from the Isle of Lewis is using his hair to help other children.

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Local Hero award winner Callum Skinner with Child of Achievement Cody McManus and Inspirational Young Adult winner Josh Manson. Picture: EEN

Evening News Local Hero Award winners celebrated

OLYMPIC champion Callum Skinner has been named this year’s Local Hero.

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Former US president Barack Obama will speak in Edinburgh later this month. Picture: AP/Charles Dharapak

Marshall Dallas: Teenagers offer bright future for Scotland

I had the pleasure of ­supporting the Balfron High School Duke of Edinburgh hiking and camping trip around Loch Ard in the beautiful, early summer weather at the weekend and was blown away by the quality, character and humour of the teenagers participating.

Opinion
The quality of life in Edinburgh is second best in the world, according to a global study

Leader comment: You need to go a long way to beat our capital city

Move over New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London. Despite their reputation for offering limitless opportunities, hefty wage packets and access to the finest social and cultural experiences on the planet, it seems these mega-cities are not all they’re cracked up to be.

Opinion
Particpants take part in the first of Scotland's Kiltwalks. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow Green sees record numbers for Kiltwalk charity

THE growing popularity of the Kiltwalk charity campaign saw more than 7,200 people take to the streets of Glasgow – helping to boost donations towards the £1 million landmark targeted by organisers for 2017.

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Linda Norgrove. Picture: Contributed

Linda Norgrove fund stunned by remarkable response to appeal

THE parents of Linda Norgrove, the Western Isles aid worker who died in a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in 2010, have been overwhelmed by the response to their latest appeal for funds.

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John Byrne with Lennox Dunbar and David McCracken. Picture: Aberdeen City Council

Renowned artist John Byrne unveils new artwork in Aberdeen

JOHN Byrne has revealed a striking new limited edition print to support the fundraising campaign for the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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Keiran McKandie, whose family have donated 10 defibrillators in memory of their son. Picture: Contributed

Donated defibrillator used to help save man’s life

A DEFIBRILLATOR donated to the police by a couple whose 16-year-old son was killed in an accident has been used to help save the life of a 52-year-old man found slumped in his car in a remote location.

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Nicola Sugden, James Sugden and John Sugden. Picture: Contributed:

Queen bestows Royal Warrant on Highland countrywear firm

ONE of the oldest established tailoring specialists in the Highlands, Campbells of Beauly, has been granted the Royal Warrant for supply of tailored goods to the Queen.

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Helen Fowler. Picture: Julie Bull

Helen Fowler: The ordeal of theatre with MS

BALANCE remains elusive, but I put one wobbly foot in front of the other and make my way down to the dress circle in Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Scotlands rugby team shows that great performance relies on more than athletic ability    Picture: Neil Hanna

Andy Lothian: Self-awareness gets the best results

A keenly-contested and punishing RBS 6 Nations championship has brought the importance of self-awareness and resilience among elite athletes to the fore.

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Margaret Bayne with the Kenyan family she helped. Picture: Contributed

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.

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