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HMS Vanguard to be commemorated at centenary event

Hundreds of Navy men killed when a ship exploded off the Scottish islands 100 years ago are to be remembered at a commemoration event attended by their descendants.

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Tom Forsyth has stayed on a croft on the remote settlement of Scoraig in Wester Ross since 1964. He is pictured here in 2010. PIC: TSPL/Ian Rutherford

5 alternative communities of Scotland

Far from the daily grind and a million miles from the rat race, Scotland is host to a cluster of alternative communities where life is run by different rules.

From communes where decisions are made at weekly meetings to spiritual retreats and off-grid settlements that are run solely on green energy, here we look at five communities that have gone their on way in search of a life well lived.

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John F Kennedy made his first offical appearance as a representative of the United States in Glasgow in September 1939 aged just 22. PIC: Getty.

How JFK’s road to The White House started in Glasgow

On what would have been John F Kennedy’s 100th birthday, we look back at his first appearance as an official representative of the United States when he arrived at a Glasgow hotel to meet victims of the sinking of the SS Athenia.

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Head carver Martins Cirulis works on a design for the front panel. Picture Toby Williams

The mission to resurrect the GSA’s Mackintosh library

Dani Garavelli meets the band of elite craftsmen who live and breathe a project to resurrect part of Mackintosh’s razed art school… but not in Glasgow

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Wilfred Owen was treated at Craiglockhart War Hospital, Edinburgh, site of the planned remembrance garden. Picture: Jane Barlow

Garden of peace to be created to honour war poet Wilfred Owen

He gave voice to the infantrymen of the First World War with his unflinching studies of the horror of conflict.

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Workers head for home after their shift at Castle Mills. Picture: TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Kings of the Castle Mills

Amid the increasing number of modern retail units and apartment blocks slowly eating up gap sites in Fountainbridge for the past decade, stands the last remnants of one of Scotland’s most important industrial landmarks.

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Glasgow skyline as seen from Sauchiehall Street, taken in July 1963. Picture: TSPL

From the archives: 26 photos of Scotland from the air

Another trawl through our extensive photo archive produced numerous pictures of Scottish locations taken from the air.

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A portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie receives its final inspection from senior curator Deborah Clarke at the Palace of Holyrood House . PIC:  Stewart Attwood.

Countdown to Jacobites show at National Museum of Scotland

Piece by piece, the forthcoming Jacobites exhibition at the National Museums of Scotland fits into place.

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Actor and comedian John Belushi took a break near Wick at the height of the Blues Brothers craze in the summer of 1980. Here is is pictured with local boy Colin Bruce. PIC: Contributed.

6 American icons and their lesser-known visits to Scotland

As Barack Obama soaks up a warm Scottish welcome, here we look at six more American icons who have made lesser-known trips to the four corners of the country.

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We answer the most commonly Googled questions about Scotland

Google can be incredibly helpful - from its “did you mean...” suggestions to its autofill options, the search engine is always keen to help you out when you look for information online.

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Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, where the Honours of Scotland were held. PIC: Flickr/Creative Commons./Christian Kadluba.

The women who smuggled Crown Jewels from Dunnottar Castle

With a pledge to throw the jewels into the sea rather than let them fall into English hands, six women were linked to an audacious plot to remove the Honours of Scotland from Dunnottar Castle as it was encircled by Oliver Cromwell’s forces.

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National Museum of Scotland ‘expertise’ key to landing viking hoard

A museum director has defended the decision to assign a 1,000-year-old Viking hoard unearthed in Dumfries and Galloway to Scotland’s national museum in Edinburgh.

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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
A meeting of the Atholl Highlanders at Blair Atholl Castle, Perthshire, in June 1971. PIC: TSPL.

Atholl Highlanders get set for Blair Castle parade

Final preparations are being made at a Highland castle for the annual parade of Europe’s last private army which was created during Queen Victoria’s travels to Scotland in 1844.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Dali's Christ of St John of the Cross will leave Kelvingrove to go on loan in September. Picture: Robert Ormerod

Salvador Dali painting to leave Glasgow on loan

It is perhaps the most famous painting in Scotland. But fans of Salvador Dali’s iconic work, Christ of St John of the Cross, are advised to make the most of it before the artwork is loaned to two museums south of the border.

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Lynn Harter received a postcard through the letterbox earlier in the week which was sent in September 1955. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh postcard delivered 62 years late

A WOMAN has been left puzzled after a postcard was delivered to her house intended for the home’s previous occupants - 62 YEARS after it was posted.

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Dundas Castle is just one of many hidden fortresses in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

9 hidden castles in Edinburgh you didn’t know about

Edinburgh Castle is arguably the city’s most recognisable landmark, but did you know it’s not the only castle in town?

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The Apollo in Glasgow - more likely the Hydro now - was the scene of a rite of passage for Euan McColm and many others.

Euan McColm: the rite of passage of attending a first gig

In the wake of the terror attack in Manchester, Euan McColm reflects on the rite of passage of attending a first concert.

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The clan battlefield map charts conflicts on Scottish soil between the 12th and 18th centuries. PIC: Contributed.

New map charts Scotland’s clan battlefields over 600 years

A new map charts the battlefields where clans fought on Scottish soil from the 12th Century.

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