7 things we learned about Scotland this week

Dogs Trust have reported that over 1,400 dogs were abandoned last year
Dogs Trust have reported that over 1,400 dogs were abandoned last year
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A LOOK back at the week, with seven key numbers about Scotland you need to know.

1,464 dogs were abandoned in Scotland

Heartbreaking figures from Dogs Trust have revealed that over 1,400 dogs were left in council owned pounds, and were never reclaimed by their owners.

Adrian Burder, Chief Executive of Dogs Trust said: “To learn that over 1,400 unclaimed and unwanted dogs are left in council kennels across Scotland should shock us as a country of dog lovers. Abandoning a dog is simply unacceptable and sadly, Dogs Trust’s famous slogan “A Dog is For Life” is as significant as ever – if you are not ready to care for a dog for its entire life, do not commit to becoming a dog owner.”

Find out more here >>>

£5.58 was donated per person by Peterhead residents in the first half of 2015

More people are living till 100-years-old than ever before

More people are living till 100-years-old than ever before

Peterhead in Aberdeenshire was proven to have the deepest pockets as they gave an average of £5.58 per person, for a total of £103,026 in the first half of 2015.

This makes them the most generous town in Scotland, according to charity website JustGiving.com.

Find out how generous other Scottish Towns are >>>

Celtic Football Club is worth £46.6 million

The Scottish Premier League champion team is the most valuable team in Scotland, being worth over £10m more than the team in second place. This is thanks to some frugal money management from the team, securing there place as the highest net worth Scottish team.

What are other Scottish football teams worth? >>>

910 people lived to age 100 in 2014

There has been a rise of 78 per cent in the number of people living to age 100 over the last ten years, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In 2004, the number of Scots living to their centennial year was only 510 - an increase of 400 people.

Find out what is causing this increase >>>

87,503 people in Scotland have Gaelic skills

Local authorities are coming up with a plan to promote the Gaelic language after new figures revealed that 5,300 less people were able to understand the language than ten years ago.

Research looked how many people were able to speak, read and write Gaelic (37 per cent) to being able to speak the language (66 per cent) to being able to understand the language (27 per cent) but not able to speak read or write it.

See our map of the Gaelic language here >>>

65 per cent of Scottish adults are overweight

Two thirds of Scottish adults are now classed as being overweight, according to figures from the Scottish Health Survey.

Findings show that two in every three adults (65 per cent) in Scotland are overweight, including 28 per cent who are obese. A higher proportion of men are overweight, including obese than women (69 per cent compared to 61 per cent).

What does this mean for Scottish health warnings? >>>

A deep fried Mars Bar has 350 calories

While it has always been reported a deep-fried Mars Bar has over 1,200 calories, new statistics show that figure was out by almost 900, according to a trio of Scottish nutritionists Tess Capper, Heather Lickley and Natasha Alonzi.

While the empty calorie filled snack isn’t ever going to make the diet list, it’s a small comfort to know it’s not as bad as previously thought.

Find out how they got figures wrong here >>>

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