Photographer captures Milky Way from North Uist

There are good nights for stargazing then there are ones that produce sights like this.

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Picture: Gary Hodgson

Reindeer enjoy the Cairngorms snow in summer weather

REINDEER are pictured enjoying a hot day in the sun in the Highlands.

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Newlands was jailed at the High Court in Glasgow. File picture: John Devlin

Judge says ‘LOL’ as he jails man over Facebook boast

A thug spared prison for his part on a street attack on a vulnerable man was finally locked up after boasting on Facebook about not being jailed.

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Scots actor Alan Cummin. Picture: Contributed

Alan Cumming ‘cures’ Nicola Sturgeon’s fear of dogs

SCOTTISH actor Alan Cumming claims to have helped cure Nicola Sturgeon’s lifelong fear of dogs after introducing her to his “very soothing” pet pooch.

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Richard Gadd 
Monkey See Monkey Do. Picture: Contributed

Scottish comic Richard Gadd in running for top comedy award

A Scottish comedian is in the running for the most coveted award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time in more than two decades.

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Is this one of the best hat-tricks of all time?

A Scottish junior footballer is being praised for scoring what is a contender for the “greatest hat-trick of all time”.

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Police are hunting duck thieves in Laurencekirk. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Thieves steal 230 ducks from Aberdeenshire farm

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of 230 ducks from a farm near Laurencekirk.

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Gleneagles Hotel. Picture: Getty

Millionaire fined for racist rants in bar of Gleneagles Hotel

A millionaire businessman has been fined for racially abusing staff and tourists at Gleneagles Hotel because he was refused service in the bar.

Stefan Hutter was held in police custody after launching a vicious verbal tirade at several people because he had fallen out with others during a round of golf at the luxury resort.

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Tesco has admitted it received complaints from English customers about the use of Saltires. File picture: Getty Images

Tesco removes Saltire from fruit after English complaints

Britain’s biggest supermarket was at the centre of an unlikely row yesterday after it dropped images of the Saltire from its punnets of strawberries.

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Gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's singles. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Where would Scotland have finished in Olympic medal table?

What was the most successful Olympic nation per capita at this year’s Rio Games and how would an independent Scotland have compared?

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Cllr Kitts-Hayes was staying in a 'Wild West' cabin similar to this. Picture: LEGOLAND Billund

Scots councillor ‘compared Legoland cabin to Butlins in 1970s’

A ranting Scottish councillor who refused to resign after storming out of a trip to Legoland in Denmark compared his luxury chalet to “Butlins in the 1970s”, a leaked report reveals.

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Man proposes to girlfriend by documenting their relationship in Lego

A love-struck romantic proposed to his girlfriend using stop motion animation documenting their relationship in LEGO.

BT search for new voice of speaking clock to take over from Sara Mendes da Costa. Picture: BT/PA Wire

BT launch competition to find new voice of speaking clock

TELECOMS giant BT has launched a search to find a new voice for its speaking clock service.

Scotlands national instrument has hidden dangers. Picture: PA

Death by bagpipes: scientists warn of illness caused by pipes

Playing the bagpipes could put your life at risk – by breathing in mould spores lurking inside the instruments.

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Edinburgh Zoo penguin given military honour

A highly decorated king penguin has been given a promotion in a special ceremony at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Banksy's iconic Spy Booth creation. Picture: SWNS

Mystery of Banksy’s spies mural removal ‘needs inquiry’

AN MP has called for an urgent inquiry over the removal of a famous Banksy artwork satirising government surveillance, branding it “absolutely shocking”.

The Loch Ness monster.

On this day in 565: St Columba spotted the Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster has long fascinated Scots and tourists alike, with regular reported sightings of the aquatic beast.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as Super Mario at Olympics closing ceremony in Rio. Picture: Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News/AP

Japan PM Shinzo Abe appears as Super Mario during Olympic handover

JAPANESE prime minister Shinzo Abe was the surprise star of Tokyo 2020’s clever segment in the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Star Wars Stormtroopers take part in Glasgow Comic Con.  Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Star Wars Stormtroopers head for the Mall-ennium Falcon

SHOPPERS could have been forgiven if they thought they were in the middle of a sci-fi movie at the intu Braehead shopping centre.

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The Airlander 10 is seen in the air over a road on its maiden flight. Picture: Getty Images

World’s largest aircraft, Airlander 10, makes first flight

The world’s largest aircraft, nicknamed ‘the flying bum’, has made its successful maiden voyage.

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