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Glasgow & Strathclyde

Glasgow’s unbuilt Inner Ring Road

IT famously cuts through Scotland’s biggest city and was the biggest engineering project since the introduction of the railways.

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More than 15,000 new homes will be built in Glasgow in the next five years. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Glasgow lays foundations for 15,000 new homes by 2022

More than 15,000 homes will be built in Glasgow over the next five years as the city moves away from a legacy of depopulation.

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Sandy Kennedy, Paul Reynolds, Mark Baird at Gin 71C

Search on for most entrepreneurially-minded Scot

LEARNING for Life Saltire Fellowship could be a game-changing opportunity.

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The revamp at Cameron House is due for completion in May. Picture: Contributed

Cameron House reveals plans for lochside terrace revamp

Five-star resort Cameron House has revealed plans for phase two of its ongoing multi-million-pound renovation, including a major new terrace overlooking Loch Lomond.

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Mohammad and Talat Aslam from Newlands attended Glasgow Mosque. Picture: Robert Perry

Two Scots killed in Saudi Arabia pilgrimage crash tragedy

A couple from Glasgow were among six Britons killed in Saudi Arabia after the minibus they were travelling in was involved in a crash.

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A number of new stations have opened in Glasgow in recent decades. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Robroyston station opening will be Glasgow’s 60th

Glasgow is set to open its 60th railway station after the local authority today approved £10 million worth of funding for a project that will also deliver 1600 new homes.

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Rebecca Williams with Cameron Logan

Woman injured in fatal Milngavie fire discharged from hospital

A woman seriously injured in a fire which killed her boyfriend on New Year’s Day has been discharged from hospital.

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RSBi is the manufacturing division of City Building. Picture: Contributed

Welfare fund deal gives lift to RSBi workforce

Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) has boosted its workforce thanks to a contract that will see the manufacturing firm supply furniture to vulnerable individuals.

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St. Kilda. Picture: Isla J. Robertson. National Trust for Scotland.

Six great Scottish islands you can only reach by sailboat

SCOTLAND boasts some of the most stunning islands in the world for scenery and wildlife, and many of the best are thankfully accessible by public transport - be it ferry, plane or road bridge.

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Robert Burns wrote more than 200 poems in his short life. Picture: Cate Gillon

Five of Robert Burns’ most famous poems

Robert Burns wrote his first poem aged 15. By the time of his death in 1796, aged just 37, the Bard of Ayrshire had completed around 220 works of poetry.

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Edinburgh Castle remains the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Number of North American tourists visiting Scotland up 14%

A sharp rise in the number of North American tourists heading to Scotland helped offset a drop in visitors from Europe last year, official figures reveal.

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Students make up around 13% of Glasgow's population. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow ‘swamped’ by student accommodation, MSP warns

Scotland’s biggest city risks becoming a “ghost town” outwith university term times due to the influx of student accommodation, according to an MSP.

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Charcoalblue's projects include Perth Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Design firm opens Glasgow base on back of Scottish wins

A design consultancy that specialises on projects in the theatre sector has opened a Glasgow base to support a growing portfolio of work in Scotland.

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Alistair Harkness: Glasgow Film Festival champions mavericks

Alistair Harkness: Glasgow Film Festival champions mavericks

Since its inception, Glasgow Film Festival has prided itself on being an audience-friendly event, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t also been a pioneering festival.

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Benny Lynch after a fight at Shawfield Stadium in Glasgow in 1937.

Glasgow Film Festival to feature boxing champ Benny Lynch's rise and fall

One of Scotland’s forgotten sporting heroes is set to get top billing at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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Details from Old World to New World (1874) which typified the movement of people from Europe in the mid 1800s. PIC Wikicommons.

The 200 Scots buried in a mass grave in Quebec

They sought life in the New World; weavers, farmers, wives and children who boarded a ship at Greenock in 1857 to be met by both opportunities and loved ones in Montreal.

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Citylets boss Thomas Ashdown said the firm expects rental growth in all major urban areas 'with the exception of Aberdeen'. Picture: Contributed

Lettings market tipped for return to growth this year

Residential rentals are forecast to rise this year in the wake of an “uncharacteristic” dip at the end of 2016.

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Police hunt for ‘pram-pushing hitman’ in Penilee shooting

Police investigating a gangland shooting outside a Glasgow school are appealing for information after footage of the suspected hitman surfaced.

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Greenfield Primary School in Govan. PIC www.geograph.co.uk

School where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim wins historic listing

The Glasgow primary school where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim as a young boy is the latest historic property in Scotland to have its heritage protected.

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