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Migration sees Scotland’s population reach record high

Migration to Scotland has seen the population rise to its highest ever level reaching 5,404,700 at the end of June last year.

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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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CCTV of an osprey braving wintry conditions to incubate her three eggs while sitting in a "snow doughnut" in the Highlands. Picture: RSPB Scotland/PA Wire

Osprey mother braves winter ‘snow doughnut’ to protect eggs

An osprey is braving wintry conditions to incubate her three eggs while sitting in a “snow doughnut”.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Renewable energy technology can only benefit us, says David Cole-Hamilton. Picture: John Devlin.

David Cole-Hamilton: Emissions cut is win-win

In a recent Scotsman 200 article Climate Alarmists Have Little ­Evidence To Go On (13 April), The Rev. Dr. John Cameron argues that we shouldn’t be ­concerned about global warming.

Opinion 9
Dredging for scallops causes damage to sensitive marine sites. Picture: Howard Wood

Ilona Amos: Sensitive sites need protected if we want plenty more fish in the sea

The sea has been a focus of life in the village where I grew up for centuries – probably millennia, though no-one can remember quite that far back.

Opinion 1
People walk through a snow shower along Grampian Road in Aviemore. Picture: PA

Scotland’s weather: Snow falls around country

Some of Scotland’s most famous landmarks have been hit by an Arctic blast that has brought heavy snow to parts of the country.

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One of the new Red Pandas is welcomed to Edinburgh Zoo. Picture: RZSS/Katie Paton

Edinburgh Zoo’s red pandas move into new enclosure together

Edinburgh Zoo’s red pandas have officially moved into a new pad together.

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Three Limaria hians on the surface of a flame shell bed. Picture: Graham Saunders/Scottish Natural Heritage /PA Wire.

Rare reef at Loch Carron devastated by scallop dredging

A conservation charity has called for action to protect marine life after a rare flame shell reef was devastated by scallop dredging.

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Full Ribbish Binns in The Leith Walk Area, Edinburgh. Buchanan Street.

Rubbish row spills over into election in Edinburgh

Overflowing bins, missed collections and dirty streets have been a recurring source of controversy for the current council administration.

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The gritters could be out in force as a shock cold snap is on the way

Scotland's weather: “Shock” cold snap on the way

Threatened severe gales followed by an arctic blast "will come as quite a shock", the Met Office warned today.

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The Hemp Eyewear brand has five styles, which can be fitted with prescription lenses. The hemp frames are formed in a compression moulding process then coated in eco-friendly resin.

High hopes for sunglasses made from cannabis plants

Fields of cannabis could soon be carpeting the Borders countryside if ambitious new plans get off the ground.

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Video: Minke whale stranded on beach in Elie refloated

A whale which was stranded on a beach in Scotland has been successfully refloated.

News 1
Protesters in Ottawa, Canada on one of the global Marches for Science. Picture: AP

Thousands take to Edinburgh streets on March for Science

More than 2,000 scientists and members of the public descended on Scotland’s capital city to promote and defend science.

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Coal powered the UK from the Industrial Revolution to the present day but that is changing  and changing fast. Picture: PA

UK sees first full day without coal-fired electricity

Britain was on course yesterday to see its first full day without generating any electricity from coal since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid has said.

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Kishorn dry dock was last used in 1994, but will be brought back to life for a floating windfarm project. Picture: Contributed

Kishorn dry dock reopens after 23 years for wind farm project

A dry dock last used in 1994 will reopen after an agreement was signed today to use the site for the construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm.

Tech 7
Wildlife campaigner Chris Packham. Picture: DF Management/PA Wire

BBC presenter Chris Packham cleared of assault

A magistrate threw out a “time-wasting” hearing with his head in his hands as BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham was cleared of assault while filming an illegal bird trapping documentary, the presenter said.

Environment
The bank has invested in numerours green initiatives (Pic Ian Rutherford
Blacklaw)

Jobs pledge as £2.3bn sell-off of Edinburgh bank confirmed

Westminster has agreed a £2.3 billion deal to sell the Green Investment Bank to an Australian financial giant.

Business 9
The reusable mug had not been risk assessed.

Train passenger’s reusable mug refused over ‘risk assessment’

A Virgin Trains attendant refused to serve coffee to a passenger in his reusable travel mug because it had not been ‘risk assessed’.

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A cruise vessel at Duart Castle, Isle of Mull. Picture: Majestic Line

Surge in bookings for small-ship charter firm in Hebrides

SINCE launching their third mini-cruise vessel in April 2017, the Majestic Line has experienced a massive surge in forward bookings.

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A new study aims to discover how many beavers are living wild around Tayside in a population that is thought to have sprung from animals that escaped or were illegally released from captivity

Study begins to count ‘unofficial’ beaver population in Tayside

Scientists are beginning a new study to accurately establish how many ‘rogue’ beavers are currently living in the wild around Loch Tay.

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