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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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Edinburgh is popular with tourists

Edinburgh ‘tourist tax’ lined up for next year

A TOURIST tax in the Capital could be in place in just over a year, the council leader has said.

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Papers also include reported UFO sightings and recipes for invisible ink.

Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

Declassified documents released online reveal US Central Intelligence Agency interest in Scottish research into the paranormal.

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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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79 Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank branches are set to close. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Clydesdale reveals list of 40 Scottish branches set to close

The owner of Clydesdale Bank has published a list of 40 Scottish branches which are to be axed.

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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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Alex Salmond believes a second independence referendum could be held in autumn 2018. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Alex Salmond predicts indyref2 in autumn 2018

A second vote on independence could take place in autumn 2018, former first minister Alex Salmond has said.

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The nations jobless total has jumped by a massive 11,000 . Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scots economy “lags behind UK” in latest economic data

Scotland’s economic growth is continuing to fall behind the UK while the jobs picture also looks more bleak north of the Border, official figures have revealed.

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Applecross Bay. Picture: Creative Commons

Five of the best beach walks in Scotland

Scotland’s beaches offer spectacular views and golden sands, but some of them can take a bit of a walk to get to.

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Unemployment in Scotland increased by 14,000 from August-October. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Numbers of Scots out-of-work jumps by 14,000 to reach 145,000

Scotland's jobless total has jumped by 14,000 in a fresh blow for the country's struggling economy.

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Picture: John Devlin

Sex crime convictions at record high in Scotland

The number of people convicted of sex crimes reached a record high last year.

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Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

Edinburgh Airport has broken a new annual record for passengers at any Scottish airport after it confirmed 12,366,498 flew through the airport in 2016.

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More than 120,000 children across Britain spent Christmas homeless and in temporary accommodation, according to analysis by Shelter. Picture: Laurie Garnons-Williams/Shelter/PA Wire

Scots children living in temporary accommodation up 17%

The number of children living in temporary accommodation rose by 17 per cent last year, a figure described as “deeply worrying” by housing campaigners.

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The landing strip on Barra is washed by the tide twice a day and is the only beach airport in the world to handle scheduled flights. Picture: Allan Milligan

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

The operator of some of Scotland’s smallest airports has reported its passenger numbers rose to a new record level in 2016.

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Paramedics standing outside an accident and emergency department in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

100 Scots patients spent 12 hours in A&E in first week of 2017

One hundred patients spent more than 12 hours in accident and emergency (A&E) in the first week of the new year, figures show.

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Hope Street , Glasgow.

Scotland's most polluted street. Picture; John Devlin

Scotland’s most polluted streets revealed amid health concerns

Lethal fumes linked to cancer, asthma, strokes, foetal development and the onset of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s are continuing to pollute Scotland’s busiest street seven years after a legal deadline to tackle the problem, an environmental campaign group has said.

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Accident and emergency staff are frequnetly attacked. Picture: John Devlin.

Concern over emergency worker attacks

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SSE engineers clear fallen trees from a road near Yetts O'Muckhart, east of Stirling. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scotland’s weather: New warning issued for more snow and ice

A further snow and ice warning was issued today after snow and strong winds caused power cuts, felled trees and blocked roads.

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