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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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Earthquake caused devastation across Nepal.

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.

Rower Linda Greig prepares for Oz trip

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.

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