Giant yellow duck makes bid for freedom

Glasgow drivers must have thought they were going quackers when a giant duck made a bid for freedom.

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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.

Herne with his steed, hounds and owl, illustrated by George Cruikshank, c.1843. Picture: SWNS

Scots pagan loses battle to create shrine to forest god Herne

A pagan is at loggerheads with planning officials after they refused permission for a sacred shrine to an ancient antler-headed forest god.

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Paisley hospital apologises after ‘dead body’ spotted in window

Paisley hospital apologises after ‘dead body’ spotted in window

Hospital bosses were forced to apologise to visitors and patients after a ‘dead body’ was spotted in a maternity unit window.

Picture: John Devlin

Scottish banknotes banned from McDonald’s franchise

Fast food chain McDonald’s has been condemned for a decision to ban Scottish banknotes from a string of branches south of the Border.

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The SFA have rubbished reports stating the squad cancelled the game after too many late nights. Picture: John Devlin

SFA deny claim Scottish youth squad was too hungover to play

The SFA have denied claims the Scotland Women’s under-19 squad had to cancel a European Championship qualifier because they were too hungover.

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Staff at an Edinburgh business were treated to a holiday as their bonus. Picture; Google

Edinburgh firm takes staff on exotic bonus holiday

An Edinburgh firm has taken members of staff on a four day holiday to Portugal as a work bonus.

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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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Glasgow has highest level of road rage in UK

Drivers in Glasgow have the worst level of road rage in the UK, according to a new survey.

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Emily Plant. Picture: SWNS

Message in a bottle travels from Findochty to Russia

A message in a bottle sent from Moray has turned up 2,000 miles away in Russia.

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US murder suspect arrested after hiding out in Edinburgh

US murder suspect arrested after hiding out in Edinburgh

A GANGLAND murder suspect who fled the US after allegedly shooting dead a rival has been found hiding out in the Capital.

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Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in Poldark.

Poldark actor slammed for ‘abysmal’ Scottish accent

Fans of the hit television show Poldark have shown their dismay at a new character’s “abysmal” Scottish accent.

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Gin Head with Tantallon Castle in the background. Picture: Contributed.

Former WW1 radar station on market for £3.5m

It has been billed as the ultimate lair for a James Bond villain - a former WWII radar station on the market for a cool £3.5m.

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German-themed burger bar to be removed from Kelpies site

KELPIES artist Andy Scott has won a battle to have a “fake Bavarian burger bar” that sits in the shadow of his beloved Kelpies sculptures removed.

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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.

Mo Kam Tai, 76, regularly climbs onto the ledge to clean her windows. Picture: Twitter

Glasgow gran climbs onto ledge five floors up to clean window

This is the house proud gran Mo Kam Tai, aged 76, who regularly perches on a ledge five floors above Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, to clean her windows.

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Members of the public gather in Cardiff to watch a giant peach being moved through the streetds to mark Roald Dahl's centenary. Picture: Getty Images

Video: Giant peach in Cardiff marks Roald Dahl centenary

A giant peach has been transported along the streets of Cardiff as part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of children’s author Roald Dahl.

Picture:  Greg Macvean

Scotland’s political elite back breast cancer campaign

Scottish political leaders today showed their support for women with breast cancer with a colourful display.

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Christopher Baxter says he was attacked because he was wearing a kilt. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Scot claims he was attacked ‘for wearing kilt in England’

A SCOTTISH man has claimed he was viciously assaulted for having the “audacity” to wear a kilt in the English countryside.

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