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Wraps come off Japanese architect's V&A Museum for Dundee

It has already been 10 years in the planning and has been no stranger to controversy, delays and budget problems.

Dundee & Tayside
The findings may come as little surprise but suggest that Tinder reinforces ancient mating behaviour. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tinder brings out ancient mating behaviour, finds Scots study

Tinder brings out the basic mating instincts of men and women as they choose between beauty and brains, a study has found.

Gadgets & Gaming
Harpist Anna Tait Westwell, from Oban has won the 2017 Sir Philip Christison Trophy at the Royal National Mod in Fort William. PIC: John Paul Peebles.

Record numbers celebrating Gaelic culture at the Mòd

The Royal National Mòd - the celebration of Gaelic language, music, art and song - is now underway in Fort William with a record number of people taking part in competition and performances.

People & Places 2
An aerial view of Loudoun Castle in East Ayrshire, which was substantially rebuilt in the early 19th century. It was ruined by a fire in 1942. Picture: Contributed

Loudoun Castle could be restored by Titantic Quarter developer

It’s the ruined 19th century country house once dubbed the ‘Windsor of Scotland’, but better known to a generation of Scots as the location of a long-closed theme park.

People & Places
A replica of The Hector which is moored in the harbour at Pictou. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr.

Scotland gifts Canada sculpture to honour early emigrants

A hand-carved stone sculpture featuring the ship that carried some of the first Scottish emigrants to Canada is to be presented to the Canadian Government.

People & Places
Many households across Scotland are struggling to make ends meet, data reveals. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Challenge Poverty Week is a stark reminder for all Scots

The annual Challenge Poverty Week (CPW) offers politicians and campaigners the chance to discuss how best to tackle the persistent social inequalities that impact on the lives of too many people in Scotland.

News 2
The currency issue was a major talking point ahead of the referendum. Deputy Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar and credit union worker Alison Dowling deliver a giant mock-up of a pound coin with Alex Salmond's face on it to Bute House in August 2014. Picture: SWNS

Should an independent Scotland adopt its own currency?

The debate on what currency an independent Scotland could use might seem like it should be consigned to history along with the other minutiae of the 2014 referendum.

Politics 297
Picture: Glasgow's Christmas lights are up, Glasgow Chamber Twitter

Christmas lights go up in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Despite only being mid-October, festive lights are up and ready to be switched on in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Figures are showing the number of passengers are up at Highland airports.

Figures show Highland and Island airport passenger boom

New figures have revealed a further period of passenger growth at leading regional airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL), with 522,476 customers using the company’s 11 airports across Scotland between July and September 2017.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Eileen Nisbet (left) and Nan Rourke Rafferty (right) have met up for the first time in more than 50 years. Picture: Neil Hanna

Patrick Thomson’s pair reunited after more than 50 years

MORE than half a century ago they worked together at one of Edinburgh’s premier shopping institutions. Now they live on opposite corners of the globe from each other, but they’ve ­finally been reunited.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Dundee's creative industries strategy has been published ahead of a bid to become a European Capital of Culture.

Dundee warned over talent drain of young creatives

Dundee’s ambitions of becoming a leading hub for culture and the creative industries are being held back by a talent drain, a lack of major employe rs and a shortage of space for artists and start-up companies to work from.
Dundee & Tayside
17-year-old Magnus Dixon and sister 14-year-old Ailsa Dixo

Teen Aberdeen siblings make list of top 100 Young Poets of the Year

A pair of teenage siblings have been named in a list of the world’s 100 most promising young poets, beating thousands of other entrants to the accolade.

Luke Robertson, whose experimental treatment in Mexico has already extended his life span, with his young brother, Lewis.

Brave Luke, 7, defies odds after treatment at Mexican hospital

A terminally-ill youngster has defied the odds and will travel to Mexico for a third round of groundbreaking treatment next month.

Mary Sophia Morrison winner of the new Angus Nicol Quaich C42A

Gaelic stalwarts honoured with Mod memorial awards

The Royal National Mòd continued yesterday as the children’s competitions ramped up to their grand finale.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Dale Thomson had been discharged from the in-patient Carseview Centre mental health unit, in Dundee

NHS bosses ‘should hang their heads in shame’ over Dundee suicide

The mother of a mental health patient who killed himself said NHS bosses should “hang their heads in shame” over the services they provide.

News 1
Three men were attacked with corrosive liquid in North Lanarkshire. Picture: John Devlin

3 men taken to hospital after ‘life-changing’ liquid attack

Three men were taken to hospital suffering from burns after they were attacked with a corrosive liquid in North Lanarkshire.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 1
The White Horse Bar has been serving drinkers in the Royal Mile since the 17th century

Oldest pub on the Royal Mile to become oyster bar

It has served thirsty drinkers in Edinburgh’s Old Town since the 17th century.

Lifestyle 2
The Sauceress: Dr Claire Gerrard, aka Spectra Vox, poses near her home on Lewis for the Goth on the Croft calendar. PIC: Chris Macleod.

‘Goth on the Croft’ charity calendar launched

A new “Goth on the Croft” charity calendar has been inspired by one woman’s move to the Outer Hebrides.

People & Places 5

Video: Storm Ophelia causes tenement to collapses in Glasgow

A city tenement block has partially collapsed as Scotland continues to suffer the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.

News 25
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