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Warnings for Dundee over talent drain of young creatives

Dundee’s ambitions of becoming a leading hub for culture and the creative industries are being held back by a talent drain, a lack of major employe rs and a shortage of space for artists and start-up companies to work from.

Dundee & Tayside
The apartments at Ramsay Garden are now some of the most desirable properties in Edinburgh. Picture: Tony Hisgett / Wikimedia Commons

Ramsay Garden: From student halls to million pound property

The flats at Ramsay Garden are an iconic part of central Edinburgh‘s skyline.

The White Horse Bar has been serving drinkers in the Royal Mile since the 17th century

Oldest pub on the Royal Mile to become oyster bar

It has served thirsty drinkers in Edinburgh’s Old Town since the 17th century.

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The Sauceress: Dr Claire Gerrard, aka Spectra Vox, poses near her home on Lewis for the Goth on the Croft calendar. PIC: Chris Macleod.

‘Goth on the Croft’ charity calendar launched

A new “Goth on the Croft” charity calendar has been inspired by one woman’s move to the Outer Hebrides.

People & Places
Scottish Conservatives leader, Ruth Davidson is to appear on the Great British Off.

Ruth Davidson to appear on celebrity episode of Great British Bake Off

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is to appear on a celebrity episode of the Great British Bake Off.

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The Skye Bridge opened on October 16, 1995. PIC:  Chris Furlong/Getty Images.

How the Skye Bridge changed island life

It spans less than a mile - but its impact on the isle of Skye has been infinite.

People & Places

On this day 1962: King Olav visits Edinburgh

FOR probably the first and only time in history, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh slipped into the Capital with virtually zero fanfare. It was 16 October 1962 and the British royals were not the star attraction.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Dany Cotton has called for a Fireman Sam rebrand. Picture: Getty

London Fire chief calls for Fireman Sam equality rebrand

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton has called on the term ‘fireman’ to be banned and for the name of popular kids show Fireman Sam to be rebranded.

TV & Radio 4
Heinrich Steinmeyer died in 2013. Picture: Mark Ferguson

Villagers asked how to spend windfall left by former Nazi soldier

The people of a Perthshire village will be asked next week to decide how a windfall left by a former Nazi storm trooper should be spent.

Historic Events
Long before Markus Zusaks character, Liesel Meminger, there was another infamous book thief operating in Edinburgh. Picture: PA

The real Edinburgh reverend who stole literature centuries before The Book Thief

There could be very little common ground between a fictional 12 year old girl in war-torn Nazi Germany and a real 19th century Scottish man of the cloth – besides a mutual appreciation for stealing books, that is.

Children playing on a lorry by Roger Mayne, Glasgow, 1958. � Katkin Tremayne.

Growing up in Scotland captured in new photo show

Glorious photographs which capture a Scottish childhood from across the decades have gone on show at a new exhibition at Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

People & Places
Ed Sheeran has injured his arm in a bike accident.

Ed Sheeran tour ‘at risk’ after singer injures arm

Singer Ed Sheeran has told fans an arm injury could affect some of his forthcoming tour dates after he was involved in a bicycle accident.

Sean Hughes  has died aged 51

Sean Hughes: Comedian dies aged 51

Stars of stand-up comedy have paid tribute to the Irish comedian Sean Hughes, who has died at the age of 51.

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Granton Castle.

Work underway to revive long-lost medieval garden in Edinburgh

Beyond a small wooden door on the fringes of an industrial site near the Granton shore, lies, most unexpectedly, a secret medieval garden.

People & Places
The Cauldron, Grangemouth, by George Robertson. Picture Photo: George Robertson/PA Wire

Urban views of Scotland win VisitBritain landscape photography awards

An industrial landscape at Grangemouth, a steam train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct and the three bridges crossing the Forth were among the Scottish entries in this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year Award.

Bob Harris, British Amateur Champion and three times British Walker Cup team captain, was a Carnoustie member

Kirsty Gunn: We should promote the concept of ‘Archive’ as part of the Scottish experience

Oh, Mum! The face was lit up. The eyes were shining. “It was… “ Big intake of breath… “A-mazing!” This outburst came from my eldest daughter following her first day on “work experience” in a historical archive – and given that the average teenager is not a creature given to outbursts of publicly demonstrated enthusiasm I had to take her expression of unalloyed delight pretty seriously. Not that I was surprised. The archive she was talking about wasn’t any old archive. Dr Caroline Brown had given Millie permission to have a stint helping out with some sorting and filing at the extraordinary treasure trove that sits beneath the floor of the main Tower Building at the University of Dundee.

The number of tourists is increasing but more than half of the tourist offices have closed. Picture: by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Brian Ferguson: Tourists numbers rising so why the office closures?

It is quite an achievement to turn what should have been a success story for one of Scotland’s most important industries into a country-wide controversy.

Thomas has welcomed new friends and said goodbye to others in the show's overhaul. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Leader comment: Will Thomas the Tank Engine be steaming?

IF the intention is to make the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine more realistic then a plan to update the Rev WH Awdry’s tales may fall short of the mark.

Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world's seas, Sir David has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Fast action on plastic pollution required Sir David Attenborough

Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world’s seas, Sir David Attenborough has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series.

TV & Radio
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