Hunt for Scots author of message in a bottle sent 46 years ago

A US writer who acts a “go-between” to reunite people who find messages in a bottle with whoever finds them in the sea has asked for help to solve a mystery which stretches back decades to Edinburgh.

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Papers also include reported UFO sightings and recipes for invisible ink.

Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

Declassified documents released online reveal US Central Intelligence Agency interest in Scottish research into the paranormal.

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The Jolly Santa product has been recalled by Thorntons.

Recall for chocolate santas as pieces of plastic found inside

More chocolate santas have been withdrawn from the market amid concerns they may contain pieces of plastic - just weeks after a separate batch was found to contain tiny button batteries.
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The rat ate through the car seat. Picture: The Newsletter/Johnston Press

‘Help! A rat ate my Mercedes Benz’

A rat ate its way into a Northern Irish woman’s Mercedes Benz causing around £2,000 worth of damage.

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Rhoda Meek with the 'bottle'. Picture: Contributed

Iceland message in a bottle washes up on Tiree after a year

A message in a bottle dropped into the sea off Iceland has washed up in Scotland - despite predictions it would make landfall in Scandinavia.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Scottish swimmer David Wilkie celebrates after beating his 200 m breast stroke record during the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, July 1970.

Ex-Olympian David Wilkie quits local pool after being told off for swimming too fast

Olympic gold medallist David Wilkie has quit his local health club after he was told by a lifeguard to stop swimming so fast.

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Macie, a 14-week-old Staffirdshire Bull Terrier who  swallowed a kitchen knife and required life-saving surgery.
 Picture: Sandy Young

Scottish puppy survives swallowing eight-inch knife

AN 12-week-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been saved by emergency surgery after swallowing a kitchen knife.

Presents given to animal charity by youngster Zoe. Picture: SSPCA

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

The Scottish SPCA is on the hunt to thank young Zoe Raynor.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Picture; PA

Theresa May to feature in edition of American Vogue

Theresa May is to be featured in a glossy fashion spread for American Vogue, Downing Street has confirmed.

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The hand clasp grip used on Casper is exactly the same as for a human patient. Picture: John Devlin

High demand to learn CPR to save animals in emergencies

CPR is a skill people usually learn to help save the life of a fellow human in a medical emergency.

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Portobello Beach. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Scotland’s weather: Temperatures set to be hotter than Barcelona next week

While many flood warnings are still in place in the south of England after arctic winds hit the UK bringing winter weather, Scotland is to be warmer than many parts of mainland Europe in the next week.

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Tasha Smith (left) and her sister Jo wait nervously to see if they have a Pointless answer. Picture: BBC

Henrik Larsson wins two contestants the Pointless jackpot

A contestant on the popular TV quiz show Pointless scooped the jackpot thanks to a ‘random’ Henrik Larsson answer

The dipper bird under water in the River Ness. Picture: Contributed

River Ness bird’s underwater exploits an online sensation

A FILM of a dipper bird diving underwater in the River Ness has made a major Internet splash - with over half a million viewers so far.

The Dandy has not been published since 2012.

Dandy characters to be reborn in McCartney collection

Characters from iconic Scottish comic The Dandy are to be featured on a new range of clothes by fashion designer Stella McCartney - four years after a cartoon version of her father appeared in the final edition of the publication.
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An adult Skywalker hoolock gibbon or Gaoligong hoolock gibbon. Picture: PA

New species of gibbon found in China named after Luke Skywalker

A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

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Dr Margaret Maitland has described the restored box is an "absolute masterpiece of Egyptian craftsmanship."

National Museum cracks Egyptian treasure riddle after 160 years

Missing fragments of an ancient Egyptian treasure have been reunited with the rest of the remains – 160 years after the item was donated to a Scottish museum.

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A brocken spectre caught in a fog bow from the top of Ben A'an. Picture: SWNS

In pictures: Mountain climber captures rare fog bow and spectre

A mountain climber has captured two rare weather phenomena - a fog bow surrounding a Brocken Spectre - in the same photograph.

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Samuel L Jackson in Snakes on a Plane (snakes not pictured). Picture: Contributed

Snake on a plane forces flight to be cancelled

An Emirates flight was cancelled at the weekend - after a snake was discovered on the plane, in a rare case of life imitating art.

Nemo, a Shetland pony, is rescued by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service after it became stranded in a swollen river near Lochard Road, Aberfoyle. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shetland pony rescued by fire crew from swollen river

Firefighters have rescued a Shetland Pony which was stranded in a swollen river.

Blair Drummond staff are searching for a new pal for Mondula. Picture: Blair Drummond Safari Park

Scotland’s last remaining elephant on hunt for new companion

A search has been launched to find a partner for Scotland’s last elephant after she lost her only companion last year.

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