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Global festivals celebration to mark Edinburgh Fringe's 70th birthday

A global celebration of festivals is to be staged for 24 hours in the run-up to the 70th anniversary Edinburgh Fringe - in a bit to emulate the worldwide buzz generated by St Patrick’s Day and Burns Night.
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Staffin School. Picture: Contributed

Plans unveiled to repopulate Skye crofting village

A NEW affordable housing development has been announced for a remote Skye community – the first in 18 years – with an aim to repopulate Staffin village.

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Music charity founder Tommy McGrory is organising the Baker Street tribute with the Paisley 2021 bid team.

Baker Street tribute to be staged in Paisley in Gerry Rafferty's honour

It was the song that made Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty his fortune after becoming a world-wide hit and has been played on radio more than five million times over nearly 40 years.

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Dunbar Beach,  East Lothian. Picture: Becky Duncan Photography/Contributed

John Muir Way celebrates third anniversary

THE John Muir Way officially opened its famous 134-mile coast-to-coast route three years ago.

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Goireasan ath-sgrùdaidh ùra sa Ghàidhlig rin lorg air BBC Bitesize

Bidh cuimhne aig cuid mhath againn air na feasgaran air fàs fada, a’ chuthag air a thighinn, sìde bhòidheach airson a bhith a’ riagail a-muigh às dèidh latha san sgoil … Sin mura biodh deuchainnean air fàire, a’ teannadh dlùth agus a’ cur bacadh air ar saorsa agus gun robh feum tionndadh gu na leabhraichean!

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Dundee - fort of the Tay. The fort was likely to have been Dundee Law, where this photo was taken from. Picture Ian Rutherford

Place name of the week: Dundee - Dùn Dè / Dùn Deagh

This name originally denoted ‘the fort of the Tay’, although the second element has changed a great deal over time – the modern Gaelic form for the river is Tatha.

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In 1917, Wilfred Owen was diagnosed with shellshock and treated at the Craiglockhart Hospital in Edinburgh.  Picture Ian Rutherford

Mystery of WW1 poets’ meeting place solved in Edinburgh golf club

Researchers have finally pinpointed the location where three of the greatest war poets held mystery meeting 100 years ago.

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Tartan Day Parade along 6th Avenue, New York in 2004. Picture; Donald MacLeod

Video: New York ‘celebrates Scotland’ with Tartan Week parade

Thousands of people have celebrated Scotland by joining in the annual Tartan Week celebrations in the city.

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The Ross Fountain is in danger of collapse. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh’s Ross Fountain to be removed for year-long repair

It is the exotic-looking landmark which has had pride of place in the historic heart of Scotland’s capital for 145 years.

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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.


Leith warehouse becomes film studio for Avengers movie

A vast warehouse on Edinburgh’s waterfront has been turned into a film studio for the latest Avengers blockbuster.

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An MV Coruisk, am bata a chaidh a thoirt far na slighe eadar Malaig is Armadal agus a bu choir a bhith air a tilleadh a reir muinntir Shleite.

Draghan ann mun t-seirbheis aiseig eadar Armadal is Malaig

Tha draghan mòra aig daoine fhathast mun t-seirbheis aiseig eadar Armadal agus Malaig a rèir Cathraiche Fòram Còmhdhail Shlèite, Ruaraidh Moireach. Choinnich buill den fhòram le Ministear na Còmhdhail Humza Yousaf BPA o chionn beagan sheachdainean ann an Dùn Èideann, ach a rèir Mhgr Moireach tha dùil aig cuid san sgìre ri bliadhna dhoirbh eile leis an t-seirbheis a tha CalMac air a chur air dòigh.

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The back of the Fettercairn Jewel. Picture: Contributed

16th century jewel secured by National Museum of Scotland

A precious jewel discovered during the clear-out of a mansion house has been secured for the nation amid hopes it has links to Scotland’s 16th century royal dynasty.

Buchanan Street in Glasgow is named after Andrew Buchanan, a merchant who owned two slave plantations. Picture: John Devlin

David Walsh: Confronting our unwanted history

Rededicating streets which mark Scotland’s links to the slave trade fails to deal properly with the past says David Walsh

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The mummy shroud was discovered in a museum store more than 80 years after it was wrapped up in brown paper.

Mummy shroud found in museum store goes on display

A mummy shroud more than 2000 years old has been unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland - for the first time since it was discovered in its collections more than 80 years after being stored away in a brown paper parcel.

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Holocaust exhibition open at Scottish Parliament. Picture: Contributed

Holocaust exhibition open to the public at the Scottish Parliament

AN exhibition of the shortlisted designs for a National Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre has been unveiled at The Scottish Parliament.

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Hogmanay switch is probably inevitable given funding cuts. Picture: PA

Brian Ferguson: Hogmanay switch no surprise given funding squeeze

Hogmanay switch probably inevitable given funding cuts, writes Brian Ferguson

The former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh building could be used for music, drama and arts events. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building in frame to host arts festival

Edinburgh’s historic former Royal Infirmary building could become home to an arts festival – more than a decade after the last patients were treated there.

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The Monarch of the Glen has been secured for the nation after a four-month fundraising campaign.

Monarch of the Glen set to tour Scotland after being secured for the nation

The iconic Monarch of the Glen painting is set to go on tour around the country after the Scottish Government stepped in to help secure its future.
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