The jingle jangle genius of Nobel laureate Bob Dylan

Those for whom awarding a Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan is low brow populism just don’t get the poet who opened a new frontier in literary expression, writes Dani Garavelli

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Former Seargeant Major Norrie MacKinnon. Picture: Contributed

Former Scots soldier cycles to raise cash for war veterans

A FORMER soldier inspired by his colleagues killed or injured in war in Iraq and Afghanistan has helped raise much-need funds for the Poppyscotland charity.

Fundraisers are to take on the muddy Beast race in Banchory. Picture: Contributed

Deaf and blind team to compete in Aberdeenshire Beast race

TWO sensory impaired people are taking part in a challenging – and messy – race to raise awareness of visual and hearing impairment.

Francesca Mancini with her sister Chiara, 5, plus her mum May and dog Chico.

‘I’ll always be around’ - Young cancer victim’s last letter

A YOUNG cancer victim left a heartbreaking note to her parents saying, “I’m not scared of dying, but I’m scared of leaving you”.

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Veteran Duncan Slater, who had his legs amputated following an explosion in Afghanistan in 2009, will lead the Balmoral Challenge for Walking With The Wounded next summer. PIC Walking WithThe Wounded.

Amputee to lead fundraising walk over Balmoral hills after Queen e-mail

A veteran who endured a double amputation after being blown up in Afghanistan is to lead a charity walk over the hills at Balmoral after the Queen gave her personal permission for the fundraiser.

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Paul, Joan, Iona, Grace and Eiligh Kane. Picture: contributed.

Nine-year-old girl with diabetes wants to raise awareness

A nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and diabetes will walk 5km - the furthest she has ever attempted - to raise awareness of her conditions.

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Private Ryan OMalley and Colour Sergeant Jim Gould of the Royal Regiment of Scotland prepare at Glasgows Pinkston complex. Picture: AP

Scots soldiers retrace ancestors route through North America

Two-and-a-half centuries after their military ancestors fought and died in two 18th-century North American wars, members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will embark on a 340-mile canoe trip that will trace the water route many of their forebears travelled.

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Barry Cook, Derek McEwan and Jenny Cook.

Glasgow pair will run, row and cycle from London to Paris

Two fundraisers are set to embark on the challenge of a lifetime as they attempt to run, row, and cycle their way from London to Paris in just six days.

Sister Ellie, 7, Jordan and mum Angela. Picture: Cancer Research UK

Ex-Dundee United striker Jordan Moore fronts cancer campaign

Former Dundee United striker Jordan Moore who battled skin cancer twice has been chosen to launch Stand up to Cancer in Scotland.

The dogs in the Breasta centre in the Romanian city of Craiova. Picture: Simona Cirnu

Scots teacher campaigns to save hundreds of Romanian dogs

A Scottish teacher has made it her aim to save hundreds of Romanian dogs from horrible conditions.

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Isla is from Aberdeenshire.

Teen carer writes moving poem about effects of dementia

A Scottish teenager has written a moving poem about the effects of dementia - after both her grandparents suffered from the illness.

Alistair Aitken, 10, races to raise funds for MS Society Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh schoolboy, 10, raises funds for MS Society Scotland

A Scottish charity is hoping the achievements of a young runner will inspire more children to get involved in fundraising activities.

Chris Graham, who had treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma

Student told he had blood cancer days before 21st birthday

A Scottish student was diagnosed with cancer just days before his 21st birthday.

Matt Lowther.

Young dad dies of brain cancer after dream move to Scotland

A young mum was left devastated after a dream move to the Scottish countryside turned into a nightmare when her husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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Alnwick Castle. Picture: phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Helen Fowler: Life isn’t always a fairytale, MS has crept up on me

“ONLY the bravest souls will survive the trail,” warns Alnwick Castle’s guide to its fairy tale-themed garden.

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Explorer Josh Quigley. Picture: Toby Williams

Tartan Explorer decides charity begins at home

HE had planned to cycle across the globe to raise awareness of mental health issues after overcoming his own battle with depression.

Riekie - who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant - with her two young children. Picture: Contributed

Scots mum helps fundraise life-saving op for best friend

A SCOTTISH mum has appealed for help to fundraise a life-saving procedure for her best friend.

Writer Helen Fowler.

Helen Fowler: Museum helps me appreciate MS treatment today

It’s the first day of the school holidays.

Janice Logan in Uganda with the nurses she's mentoring. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh hospice share expertise to tackle cancer in Uganda

For almost four decades it has thrown a caring arm around Edinburgh cancer patients and their families.

Girls and boys  in Palestine have been given a positive activity in the conflict zone thanks to SkatePAL.  PIC SkatePAL

Scot takes skateboarding to Palestine to “spread the love”

A Scot who has been “spreading the love of skateboarding” in Palestine by connecting conflict-worn children to the sport is set to take his peace-driven project around the world.

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