Martin Davidson: Challenge is what Outward Bound strives to do – for youngsters and ourselves

Last year the Outward Bound Trust challenged ourselves to become ­bigger, better and bolder than we have ever been. After all, we ask the young people who take part in our residential programmes to seek ­challenge and push themselves ­outside their own comfort zones, so it’s only fitting and correct that we do the same as an organisation and as individuals.

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Former Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg is to receive a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list according to reports. Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Nick Clegg to be awarded ‘knighthood in New Year’s Honours’

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is to receive a knighthood in the New Year’s honours list, it has been reported.

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Elise Christie is lone Scot on BBC Sports Personality list

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Edinburgh eatery named Restaurant of the Year

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s restaurant The Dining Room has been named as Restaurant of the Year for Scotland at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in London.

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Edinburgh bar named as Scotland’s Pub of the Year 2017

An Edinburgh bar has been named as Pub of the Year Scotland at the AA Hospitality Awards.

Mark Beaumont Around the World in Eighty Days

Leader comment: Bravo to Beaumont

It seemed like an impossible challenge – one indeed worthy of Phileas Fogg.

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Mark Beaumont’s 80 days around the world finishes – ahead of schedule

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RSBi sports day scores over £2,300 for local charities

A sports fun day held by Glasgow manufacturing firm RSBi, where more than half of staff have a disability, raised over £2,300 for local charities.

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Video: Scots great-grandfather flies plane for first time

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Scots adventurer cycles 7,031 miles into the record books

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‘Supergran’, 76, bags every Munro - for the third time

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Corporal Jon Ward after completing his 80th marathon in Perth. Picture: Contributed

Corporal’s 100 marathon effort for RAF welfare charity

AN air force corporal aiming to do 100 marathons to raise cash for the RAF’s leading welfare charity has now completed number 80 in Perth.

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A seven-year-old boy has laid the foundation for a career in construction after writing a heartfelt 
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