Dundee & Tayside

Dundee & Tayside

Man in court accused of murdering cousins at family vigil

A man appeared in court today accused of murdering two cousins at a family vigil for a teenager who is feared dead after plunging from cliffs.

Dunkeld, on the banks of the River Tay, means the 'fort of the Caledonians'. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Place name of the week: Dunkeld - Dùn Chailleann

Dunkeld - Dùn Chailleann

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Average speed cameras went live on the A9 in October 2014. Picture: Peter Jolly

A9 average speed camera safety record marred by fatal crashes

Two more fatal crashes have dented the A9’s improved road safety record since average speed cameras went live two years ago, the latest figures showed today.
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The number of lives lost as a result of fires has halved since the use of smoke alarms became widespread. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Smoke alarm using voice to wake up children to be trialled

Researchers from the University of Dundee are seeking hundreds of families to help them trial a new smoke alarm sound aimed specifically at waking children by using a low frequency bleep followed by a spoken message.

James I of Scotland was murdered in Perth in 1437. A project has now been launched to recreate his final resting place at the town's lost Charterhouse. Picture: National Galleries of Scotland

Search for lost Scots royal tomb begins in Perth

His death was brutal even by the standards of the House of Stewart, a royal dynasty no stranger to untimely demises.

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Property in Milton of Drimmie, Perthshire, where a two-year-old boy went missing from and was found drowned in the River Ericht on Sunday. Picture: SWNS

Two-year-old who died at River Ericht named as Jacob McIntyre

Police have confirmed a two-year-old boy who died on Sunday at the River Ericht is Jacob McIntyre.

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Wild Boar. Picture Ian Rutherford

Concerns over 40-strong wild boar colony near Scottish town

A colony of up to 40 wild boards has been established in a woodland in Perthshire.

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The face of the "brutally murdered" Pictish man. Picture: Dundee University

Scots experts reconstruct face of murdered Pictish man

Scottish researchers have reconstructed the face of a Pictish man who was brutally murdered 1,400 years ago.

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Elevator UK project manager Lynne Martin with Accelerator manager Andy Campbell at the launch in Dundee. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Gaming sector gets a lift from Elevator programme

An international project to help nurture Scotland’s brightest gaming companies has been unveiled in Dundee.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Tuesday evening.

Firefighters tackle major blazes in Fife and Dundee

Emergency services are dealing with two major fires across Scotland this evening.

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Church helping patients fight dementia through hymns

A SCOTTISH church is helping support dozens of people with dementia through the medium of music.

Margaret Bayne with the Kenyan family she helped. Picture: Contributed

Gran builds a house with tablet for homeless Kenyan family

A SCOTS granny has come to the rescue of a Kenyan family who had been squatting on a beach for five years by raising cash to build a house - by selling homemade tablet.

The Carnoustie Bronze Age sword. Copyright: GUARD Archaeology

3,000-year-old spearhead found in Angus ‘find of a lifetime’

A 3,000 year old bronze spearhead embellished with gold has been discovered in the North East of Scotland with archaeologists declaring the weapon as the “find of a lifetime.”

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James I, King of Scots, who died 580 years ago this week. PIC Wikimedia.

How King James’ love of tennis sealed his murder

James I, King of Scots, played a lot of tennis during his Christmas holidays at a Perth friary in 1436, perhaps to shift some weight given reports of his “excessive corpulence”.

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The Gaylet Pot, as photographed from a farmer's field near Auchmithie in  Angue. PIC www.geograph.co.uk/Andrew Diack

Video: The mystery of Gaylet Pot blowhole

The Gaylet Pot, a random blowhole in an Angus cliff side, has intrigued and even frightened with its “roar” for generations.

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John Mackay and Edith MacKay. Picture: Wullie Marr

Scot and wife who survived Auschwitz share 71st Valentine’s Day

A survivor of Auschwitz and the Scots commando who helped save her are today celebrating their 71st Valentine’s Day together.

Crossbasket Castle. Picture: submitted

The 10 best castle hotels in Scotland

Scotland is famous for its majestic castles and country houses, which range from medieval fortresses to Victorian manors.

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Abertay University pupils learn the pyschology of Vikings. Picture: Alan Richardson

Abertay Uni uses sport - and Messi - to reach deprived kids

AN innovative Abertay University education programme that has used Lionel Messi’s wages, the Tour de France and the Six Nations as hooks to engage some of Scotland’s most deprived children has reached an incredible 40,000 participants.

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