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Haggis recipe 'should be tweaked' to beat US import ban Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Haggis recipe 'should be tweaked' to beat US import ban Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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IT’S never too early to learn something new like how American’s could be enjoying haggis soon and which cancer charity just turned 19?

Haggis could be returning to America

The national dish of Scotland could be making a long awaited return to the States after a 44-year absence.

Manufacturers of the fare will join a Scottish Government delegation in an attempt to convince authorities to reconsider the veto - put in place because US Health Authorities don’t believe that one of the main ingredients, sheep lungs, are fit for human consumption.

With 9.2 million Americans claiming Scottish ancestry, it could claim a lucrative market, were the ban overturned.

What has Richard Lochhead, the rural affairs secretary, said could be an alternative? >>>

Inverness digital agency expanding oversees

A digital and social media agency is making the venture oversees, with a new office in the Netherlands.

Tuminds, based in Inverness, has several big brand clients - such as Diageo, Highlands & Island Enterprise and Royal Bank of Scotland. This is been announced as part of a longer-term strategy to broaden its international reach.

What is the company saying? >>>

Which workers are most likely to call in sick?

Females in Edinburgh aged 18-24 who work in the utilities sector are most likely to call in sick.

The Beneden research survey shows that physical illnesses are more likely to make people call in sick than mental illness. More women call in sick than men, 62 per cent versus 54 per cent, but men are more likely to call in sick if they have a hangover.

What are the top ten reasons for phoning in sick? >>>

Maggie’s Centre Edinburgh turns 19

Campaigners and supporters gathered at Maggie’s Centre in Edinburgh last week to celebrate the cancer support charity’s 19th birthday.

The centre, the first to open in Scotland, offers a refuge for people looking for support living with the disease, giving them a breathing space to talk freely about any concerns they may have or just to express emotions they don’t feel comfortable talking to their families about.

What did some users of the centre say about its support? >>>