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Pictorial history celebrates 50 years of Glasgow Airport

A pictorial history of Scotland's first major airport has been published to mark its 50th birthday,

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Rusting rail carts at Wanlockhead. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

Scotland’s highest village: Wanlockhead

Perched on the Lowther Hills, Scotland’s highest village has a legacy built on gold.

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Scotsman artwork created to mark paper’s 200th anniversary

In paper and ink, it captures the grandeur of Scotland – to mark the birthday of the newspaper that has chronicled the country for two centuries.

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The mask of Alexander Peden which had been passed down through his family for more than 200 years. PIC NMS.

The terrifying disguise of a fugitive church minister

It was the grim mask used to conceal the identity of a 17th Century Ayrshire minister who went on the run and slept in a cave during one of Scotland’s darkest spells.

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The 'Inner Ring Road' at Port Dundas pictured in 1972. Signage displaying the Ring Road was still present well into the 1990s. Picture: Stuart Baird/www.glasgows-motorways.co.uk

Glasgow’s unbuilt Inner Ring Road

IT famously cuts through Scotland’s biggest city and was the biggest engineering project since the introduction of the railways.

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Battle of Culloden by David Morier, an Anglo-Swiss painter supported by the Duke of Cumberland.  PIC Wikicommons

How captured Culloden Jacobite soldiers became plantation slaves

A major new research project to examine links between the failed ‘45 Jacobite uprising and the slave trade is underway.

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The Edinburgh Corporation bus hangs precariously over the edge of the bridge. Picture: TSPL

On this day 1967: The Dean Bridge bus crash

IT sounds like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie; a municipal bus packed with terrified passengers, suspended precariously over the edge of a deep ravine.

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Donald Trump's mother was born on the Isle of Lewis. Picture: Creative Commons

The Scottish clan roots of Donald Trump

The story of the grandson of a Gaelic-speaking fisherman from a remote part of the Hebridean Isles who rose to become leader of the free world sounds as if it came from the pages of a Hollywood script.

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More than 900 descendants of Robbie Burns have already been established. PIC Contributed.

Could you be related to Robert Burns?

With anything between 12 and 18 children mothered by at least four women, there is no doubt that the family tree of poet Robert Burns runs deep and wide.

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Divers survey the wreck of HMS Vanguard. Picture: Bob Anderson/HMS Vanguard Expedition 2017/PA Wire

First images of sunken Scapa Flow warship released

The first images of the sunken warship HMS Vanguard have been released by divers given special permission by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to visit the wreck in Scapa Flow.

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Picture quiz: How well do you know Trainspotting?

Picture quiz: How well do you know Trainspotting?

WITH the hotly-anticipated sequel due out in just a matter of days, it’s time to re-familiarise yourself with the 1996 original - how well do you know Trainspotting?

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Robert Burns wrote more than 200 poems in his short life. Picture: Cate Gillon

Five of Robert Burns’ most famous poems

Robert Burns wrote his first poem aged 15. By the time of his death in 1796, aged just 37, the Bard of Ayrshire had completed around 220 works of poetry.

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A recreation of the royal stronghold of Rheged which has been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway. PIC GUARD Archaeology.

Lost dark age kingdom discovered in Galloway

A “lost” dark age kingdom has been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway after archaeologists finally solved the mystery surrounding the location of the elusive stronghold.

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The first page of the letter Robert Burns wrote to Agnes McLehose containing the song Ae Fond Kiss. Picture: PA

Robert Burns’ Ae Fond Kiss manuscript to go on show

The fragile original manuscript of one of Robert Burns’ most famous love songs is to go on public display in Glasgow for the first time for just two hours to celebrate Burns Day next week.

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The famous opening scene features Renton and Spud running down Princes Street after stealing goods from John Menzies. Picture: Film4.

Five Trainspotting locations which have changed beyond recognition

IRVINE Welsh’s Trainspotting with its mean streets, drug-ridden council estates, and dodgy toilets showed the world a gritty side of Scotland’s capital they had never seen before.

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Hundreds of fossils have been found on Skye. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scotland’s dinosaur fossils and where to find them

Since the first reported sighting of The Loch Ness Monster by St Columba as far back as the 7th century, the search to prove its existence has become an obsession for some.

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Details from Old World to New World (1874) which typified the movement of people from Europe in the mid 1800s. PIC Wikicommons.

The 200 Scots buried in a mass grave in Quebec

They sought life in the New World; weavers, farmers, wives and children who boarded a ship at Greenock in 1857 to be met by both opportunities and loved ones in Montreal.

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Greenfield Primary School in Govan. PIC www.geograph.co.uk

School where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim wins historic listing

The Glasgow primary school where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim as a young boy is the latest historic property in Scotland to have its heritage protected.

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe pictured filming in Tweeddale Court. Picture: SWNS

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were in Edinburgh’s Old Town today to film some scenes for the upcoming third series of the programme.

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Capital’s ghost signs spelling out city’s urban past

They offer a tantalising glimpse into a bygone age, having withstood the onslaught of time to bridge the gap between past and present.

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