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Fishing line caught Buzzard rescued from tree

A buzzard has been rescued after being found hanging upside down from a tree on a fishing line in Aberdeen.

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The buzzard that was rescued after it was found hanging upside down from a tree on a fishing line. Picture: PA/SSPCA

Buzzard saved after being suspended from tree by fishing line

A buzzard has been rescued after being found hanging upside down from a tree on a fishing line in Aberdeen.

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Emily Plant, 17, made the news this week... but do you know why? Picture: SWNS

The Scotsman weekly news quiz, 23/9/2016

Welcome to The Scotsman’s weekly news quiz.

Politics
The whisky industry is aiming to reduce reliance on non-fossil fuels

Whisky industry sets ambitious new green energy targets

The Scotch Whisky industry will aim to generate 40 per cent of primary energy used to make whisky from non-fossil fuels by 2030 under new guidelines launched today by the industry body.

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London Olympic Games 2012. Future Olympic Games may be restricted to a just a few dozen cities due to climate change. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scotland could host every other Olympics in future

SCOTLAND could host every other Olympic games by the 22nd century thanks to climate change, according to new research.

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Campaigners have managed to stop their ad being overturned. Picture: EN/Gareth Easton

Greenpeace hails overturning of ban on anti-fracking ad

Environmental campaigners have claimed victory after a ban on an ad warning that fracking would not cut energy bills was overturned.

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There are many new types of fungi being flagged up by members of the public. Picture :Getty

Ilona Amos: Vital role of fungi often overlooked

Summer is definitely on the wane, the leaves now beginning to change colour before falling to form their crunchy autumn carpet. It’s a time when foragers take to the woods in search of a free feast of delicious wild mushrooms. An enjoyable pursuit as the nights draw in, as long as you can avoid the lethal ones.

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Image: Met Office

Upcoming storm names revealed by MET office

NAMES with a distinctly Caledonian flavour have been chosen by the Met Office to help the public identify major storms which could hit the UK this winter.

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Video: wasp makes cameo appearance on BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland News presenter Emma Cameron had an unexpected guest on air as she read out this morning’s bulletin.

News
Ding Dong Tree, Prestonpans Primary School, Scottish Tree of the Year 2016

Six finalists set for tree-mendous battle to become Scottish Tree of the Year

A bicycle-eating sycamore and a spruce brought as a seed from the Himalayas are among six finalists battling it out to become this year’s Scottish Tree of the Year.

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Bruce Sandison will talk about where  Scottish anglers are likeliest to strike lucky. Picture: Mike Brookes Roper

Veteran angler to reveal Scotland’s best fishing spots

It is a quiet and contemplative style of angling thought to date back 2,000 years – attracting thousands of enthusiasts to Scotland’s rivers and lochs every year to enjoy a spot of fly-fishing.

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Planning has to be about common sense and the common good

Leader comment: Beach hut should stay

There has to be planning control in Scotland, particularly to protect its remote areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Scotland is a stunning country, and we need to protect that for its own sake and for the protection of our vital tourism industry. But Scotland is also a country that people live in, and enjoying its natural resources can take many forms.

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Collars have been used to punish dogs' bad behaviour

Majority of Scots back ban on electric shock dog collars

A majority of Scots back some kind of ban on the use of electric dog collars amid concerns they are “harmful and cruel,” a Scottish Government report indicates.

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A demonstration against plans for fracking in the Forth Valley. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Report calls for fracking and nuclear power in Scotland

The Scottish Government has been attacked for its inconsistent energy policy by a leading expert who has suggested fracking and new nuclear power stations are needed to keep the lights on.

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Golden eagles have a huge 2m wing span. Picture: Wikipedia

10 interesting facts about Scotland’s golden eagles

THERE are few more thrilling sights in Scotland than spotting a golden eagle in flight, here are ten interesting facts about the most regal of Scotland’s birds.

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A new barite mine near Aberfeldy will replace the current site at Foss to deliver vital supplies for the North Sea oil and gas industry. Picture: Contributed

New mineral mine set for Perthshire

A new underground mining operation has been given the go-ahead in Highland Perthshire.

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T in the Park ospreys cost DF Concerts £1m

T in the Park boss Geoff Ellis says that ospreys nesting on the festival site set his company back £1m.

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Andrew Gerlach of Keenan Recycling helps Jess Matthew from Earthys Ratcliffe Terrace restaurant in Edinburgh with its food waste disposal. Picture: Contributed

Scots recycling firm on using BGF funding to turn profits

In partnership with BGF.

Environment
Increase in Dolphin sightings have been reported in the Firth of Forth. Picture: Scottish Seabird Centre tour boat guide Gavin McDougall.

Warm weather leads to spate of dolphin sightings in Forth

Scots who have delayed donning their winter woollies in the midst of the sensational September heat wave and instead are packing buckets and spades to head to the seaside could be in for an unexpected bonus.

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Lynx cubs are born at Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park celebrates lynx triplets - video

A trio of adorable Northern lynx cubs have been born in the Highlands.

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