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Clooney takes a selfie with the Social Bite staff. Picture: PA
Clooney takes a selfie with the Social Bite staff. Picture: PA
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TODAY’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including George Clooney’s visit to an Edinburgh sandwich shop, and Sandi Thom’s emotional rant against BBC Radio 2

George Clooney arrives in Edinburgh

Hollywood star George Clooney has begun a visit to Edinburgh by dropping in on a sandwich shop which helps the homeless.

Clooney was visiting the Social Bite cafe, which gives 100 per cent of its profits to charity, recruits a quarter of its staff from homeless backgrounds, and runs a ‘suspended’ service where customers can pre-pay food for homeless people to claim later,

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Glasgow wedding planner’s ‘surreal’ lunch date with Clooney

Heather McGowan was the lucky woman who won the opportunity to have lunch with Clooney during his flying visit to Edinburgh.

She said: “I was really worried that I would be a mess but I held it together. It was a day that I am honestly not going to forget.

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Storm Abigail forces school closures

The fast-moving storm has prompted an amber - “be prepared” - severe weather warning being brought forward by three hours to 6pm.

Shetland has been added to the alert area, which also covers Orkney, the Western Isles, and the west and north coast north from Skye.

The impending storm has already caused significant west coast ferry disruption, with CalMac cancelling sailings on 17 routes including all services to the Western Isles tomorrow.

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Holyrood election poll favours snap SNP victory

Fifty-eight per cent of Scots intend to back the SNP in the constituency vote at next year’s Holyrood elections, according to a new poll highlighting the gulf between Nicola Sturgeon’s party and Labour.

Of the 1,034 adults over the age of 16 questioned, 58 per cent of those who expressed a preference said they they intended to vote SNP in the constituency section of the May 2016 elections, an increase of two percentage points on the previous month.

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Sandi Thom posts emotional online rant against BBC Radio 2

Thom’s latest single Earthquake, set to be released on November 27, failed to make the BBC radio station’s playlist.

The visibly upset singer took to her Facebook account and posted a video “so people realise how much it hurts because I apparently can do no right.”

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