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Glasgow School of Art faces student revolt

Students at the Glasgow School of Art are to stage a one-day boycott of their students and a public protest about the way the world-famous institution is being run.
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The residents of Cables Wynd in 1924. Picture: Edinburgh University Centre for Research Collections/Fraser Parkinson

‘Fascinating’ photographic archive of 1920s Leith published online

A series of images giving the public a rare glimpse into 1920s Leith and its people has been made available online.

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Philip Murray was the last man to be hanged at Calton Jail (pictured) on 30 October 1923. Pic: TSPL

The last man hanged at Calton Jail

93 YEARS AGO this week Edinburgh news vendor Philip Murray was making headlines of his own as he became the last ever man to be hanged at the city’s notorious Calton Jail.

Olympic medalist Polly Swan with team mate Caitie Gorton-Phillips in front of the West Boathouse. Picture: Peter Devlin

Historic headquarters of rowing wins lottery boost

A campaign to restore a century-old boathouse where Olympic gold medalist Katherine Grainger first tried out rowing has won a £1.2 million lottery boost.

A First World War soldier recovering from his wounds at Bangour Hospital, West Lothian. Picture: contributed

Historian calls for former hospital to become war museum

Derelict hospital buildings should be converted into a conference centre and museum dedicated to Scotland’s military record, according to a war historian.

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The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, officially opened the restored New Cumnock Town Hall. Picture: PA

Prince Charles ‘thrilled’ to see restored town hall open

THE Prince of Wales has officially opened a historic town hall that he helped save from demolition.

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The Ballachulish Ferry in 1965. A bridge took its place in 1975. Picture: Scotsman Publications

Place name of the week: Ballachullish - Baile a’ Chaolais

The original settlement in Lochaber known simply as Ballachulish or Baile a’ Chaolais (Balecheules in c. 1591) is what is now marked on maps as South Ballachulish.

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Coisir Ghaidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich leis an t-suaichnean urraim, Eairdsidh.

Cor na Gàidhlig ga sheasamh le Swinney aig Mòd nan Eilean Siar

Thill am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail do dh’Innse Gall le brag agus Iain MacLeòid, Ceann Suidhe a’ Chomuinn Ghàidhealaich a’ sireadh inbhe UNESCO airson cultar na Gàidhlig anns na h-Eileanan Siar.

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Tessa Hartmann launched the Scottish Fashion Awards 10 years ago.

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
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Dingwall Gaelic Choir enjoyed a clean sweep of trophies at the Mod. Conductor Kirsteen Menzies holds the Lovat & Tullibardine Shield, and Steven MacIver holds the Weekly Scotsman Quaich - plus mascot.

Mòd set for Inverness in 2020 as it draws to a close in Western Isles

As the Royal National Mòd reached its final day of competitions in Stornoway, it was announced that Inverness will host the event in 2020.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
How many of Scotland's shipwrecks could be hiding treasure? Picture: Contributed.

Five Scottish shipwrecks whose treasure has yet to be discovered

SCOTLAND boasts over 6,000 miles of coastline, and from the Isle of Mull to the Firth of Forth it’s absolutely peppered with hundreds of shipwrecks.

People & Places
Stirling Castle was the last stronghold of resistance against Edward I in 1304. PIC Ian Rutherford/TSPL

War Wolf - the world’s biggest catapult - built to take a Scottish castle

The medieval weapon of war became an obsession of Edward I as he struggled to claim Stirling Castle.

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Stirling used to have a thriving harbour.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Pontoon plan to revive Stirling’s harbour link to the Forth

A council has submitted a planning application for a floating pontoon on the River Forth at Stirling as part of plans to reconnect the ancient town with the Forth and once again take advantage of its waterfront location.

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Discover how to live like a Laird in Glencoe

Top things to do around Glencoe

Dramatic and romantic with a rich history, Glencoe is a must-visit destination filled with things to do

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The red phone box at CairnGorm has been saved. PIC Contributed.

Highest phone box in UK saved following Highland protest

The highest phone box in the UK has been saved following a campaign to halt its removal by BT.

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Highland Rev Susan Brown teeing off. Picture: Contributed

Chaplain creates blessing for each hole at Royal Dornoch

GOLFERS at one of the world’s most prestigious courses are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Eight-year-old Eilidh Gammons recently won seven Highland dancing championships in  just 17 days. Picture: SWNS

Scots 8-year-old takes Highland Dancing world by storm

An eight-year-old girl is being hailed a prodigy in the world of Highland Dancing after winning a remarkable 17 championships this year alone.

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Robert Burns was said to be inspired by Ossian's poems. Picture: TSPL Archive

Scotland’s epic Ossian poems ‘stolen from Ireland’

Ancient poems regarded as a literary cornerstone of Scottish history are now thought to be an elborate hoax, according to researchers.

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Buggler Chris Trowbridge  from the Royal Marines Band at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

Event to celebrate 200 years of Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill will be colourfully commemorated on Friday at 10.45am during a special event to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

Carol Maclean and Hector MacKechnie were the winners of the Gold Medal at the Mod's showpiece event for fluent Gaelic singers. Picture: John Maclean

Last year’s runner-up wins Mòd Gold Medal in showpiece event

The tension was running high at Lewis Sports Centre in Stornoway on Wednesday night as the judges of the prestigious Gold Medal competition at the Royal National Mòd collated their marks for the eight finalists, but there was joy for Carol Maclean and Hector MacKechnie when the marks were finally delivered.

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