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Travel: A luxury break to dog-friendly Trigony House Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway

If you’re dog tired then what better place to recharge your batteries than somewhere that really knows how to look after dogs?

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Which? has warned of the need for an enforcement strategy on food hygiene. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Glasgow and Edinburgh worst offenders in food hygiene standards

Authorities in Scotland’s two biggest cities have been singled out by a leading consumers’ association as among the worst offenders in the UK for monitoring food hygiene standards.

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Tahir Ahmed suffered a fractured skull when he was attacked at his shop last August. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Man staged machete attack 3 weeks after being freed from jail

An armed man who attacked a shopkeeper with a machete during an attempted robbery had been released from jail just 22 days earlier, a court heard yesterday.

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Calgary Bay on Mull is a unique habitat but one which is under threat from grazing sheep. Picture: Getty Images

Islanders on Mull launch crowdfunding bid to save rare habitat

With its dazzling white sands and crystal clear waters it is renowned as one of the jewels of the Hebrides.

Environment
GUTTED: Pete Irvine the founder of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. Pic: Neil Hanna

Former Edinburgh’s Hogmanay boss ‘gutted’ over contract

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay founder Pete Irvine has accused the firm which is to take over the event of cashing in on the Capital’s winter festivals and ruining the look of the city centre in recent years.

Lifestyle

Police search 800 tonnes of rubbish in Corrie McKeague probe

Detectives trawling through a landfill for missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague say they have now searched over 800 tonnes of rubbish.

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A ghost walk in Alloway.

Scotland’s best ghost walking tours

SCOTLAND is steeped in dark history but where can you go to learn more about the ghosts of Scotland.

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Former Scots monastery on sale for same price as London flat

Former Scots monastery on sale for same price as London flat

A former monastery in the west of Scotland has gone on the market for the same price as a one-bedroom London flat.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with their children, Julian, left, and Kyoko, on holiday at Durness, in Sutherland, in 1969. PIC: PA.

John Lennon and his holidays in the Scottish Highlands

It was a place where John Lennon was to bring his own children to share his love of long summers in the Highlands.

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Kier said work was progressing well on the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building. Picture: McAteer Photograph

Construction group Kier builds 12% profit increase

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic home, today reported higher half-year profits and a “strong pipeline” of activity north of the Border.

Companies
Police in Edinburgh arrest ex-youth football scout in abuse inquiry

Police in Edinburgh arrest ex-youth football scout in abuse inquiry

A former youth football scout has been arrested by police investigating allegations of historical abuse in the sport.

News 5
Bruce Minto has spearheaded fundraising efforts for the National Museum of Scotland over the last decade.

Lawyer honoured for fundraising efforts for National Museum of Scotland

One of Scotland’s leading legal figures has been honoured for his efforts to transform the National Museum of Scotland over the last decade.

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Fife House, the seat of the local authority in Glenrothes. Labour formed a minority administration following the last election in 2012. Picture: Neil Doig

Parties face off over schools ahead of Fife council election

It’s Scotland’s third largest local authority, representing the interests of more than 368,000 people.

Politics 4
Completed in 2005, Edinburgh Airport's control tower is one of the city's tallest buildings. Picture: TSPL

The top 15 tallest buildings in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH’S ancient Old Town boasts what are thought to be some of the world’s earliest residential ‘skyscrapers’.

News 4

Is Scotland’s Jessie Mann the world’s first official female photographer?

IT is strongly believed that Jessie Mann, from Perth, is the first woman photographer.

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A Scottish Ambulance Service  King Air craft was dispatched to Shetland instead of Orkney following an error at NHS Grampian. PIC: Contributed.

‘Unreserved apology’ as air ambulance sent to wrong islands

A health board has made an “unreserved apology” to the family of a sick baby after an air ambulance was dispatched to the wrong islands to collect the young patient.

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Record-breaker: Callum Hawkins. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scots runner Callum Hawkins smashes Mo Farah record

Scottish runner Callum Hawkins has smashed a half-marathon record previously set by Sir Mo Farah.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Alliance Trust chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin said the ATS owner was 'well placed for the future'. Neil Hanna

Alliance Trust Savings returns to full-year profit

Dundee-based investment platform Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) today announced a move back into the black following the completion of its £14 million takeover of Edinburgh rival Stocktrade.

Financial
Nell was coaxed to safety by a recuer with a doggie biscuit (photo: Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team)

Sheepdog saved by abseil rescue team after 12 days in wild

A sheepdog missing for 12 days in the wilderness was saved after a mountain rescue team abseiled down a Highland gorge and coaxed her to safety with a dog biscuit.

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The James Hutton Institute has developed a new system of blight reporting. Picture: Robert Biedermann/thinkstock

New weapon in the fight against late potato blight

Scottish potato growers will this year have an added weapon in their fight against one of their perennial problems – late blight.

Farming
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