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Glasgow students to revive university’s historic Latin contest

Students at Glasgow University are to take part in an ancient Mastermind-style head-to-head competition for the first time in decades - which will see them sit on an historic chair and answer questions about Latin.

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Picture: Sir William Gibson-Craig

Letter reveals Scot’s role in abolition of slavery

A Scottish politician’s pivotal role in the abolition of slavery in the West Indies is set to be revealed for the first time.

There are some interesting seasonal jobs available in Scotland this summer (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 unusual summer jobs in Scotland

When summer arrives, it brings with it a diverse range of job opportunities in order to meet the increased demand from tourism and school holidays in Scotland.

When Scots would wash their faces in the May dew for luck

The May Day tradition which originated in Scotland has only fallen out of favour fairly recently, writes David McLean


In pictures: the history of the Dean Village

The Dean Village is arguably one of the most photogenic areas of the city, with rows of mews houses, former mills and industrial buildings and leafy outlook

Three of the tiny coffins found on Arthur's Seat in 1836. Picture: TSPL

Author claims to have solved Edinburgh coffin-doll mystery

They are perhaps one of the capital’s most enduring mysteries, made famous by TV documentaries and fictional novels.

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The QE2 moored at her berth in Dubai Port

QE2 gets ready for Dubai opening as a floating hotel

The historic QE2 ocean liner, the crowning glory of Scotland’s shipbuilding heyday, is to finally begin a new chapter as a floating hotel this week.


15 pictures that will make you nostalgic for Scotland in the noughties

Scotland has changed a lot since the noughties - and we miss it.


Edinburgh piper wows crowds at New York Tartan Day Parade

The piper to the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh wowed the crowds at the Tartan Day Parade in New York as she performed in a special tartan created to celebrate Scotland’s status as a fair trade nation.

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Video: Amazing moment field of Highland ponies surprise passengers

This amazing video shows the moment a field full of Highland ponies surprised passengers on a busy road as they ran alongside traffic.

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Call to ban buses from Edinburgh’s Old Town to protect heritage

People living in the historic heart of Edinburgh want a clampdown ordered on open-top buses, tourist coaches and trucks, amid claims its Old Town has become an “unsustainable mess”.

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12 pictures that will make you nostalgic for Scotland in the ‘90s

From the very first T in the Park to the Time Capsule, here are some blasts from Scotland’s past.


11 pictures you’ll only understand if you grew up in Scotland

Growing up in Scotland was the best!

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Ramsay McGhee, depute grand master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Photograph: Graham Hunter

Masons turn to students in bid to boost membership

For more than four centuries, its ways have been shrouded in secrecy, known only to a band of brothers which has included no fewer than five monarchs and the likes of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

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Service of Reinternment of the remains of victims of the 1645 plague of Leith, at Rosebank Cemetery'', Wullie Marr Photography

Leith pupils hold memorial for plague victims found below playground

PUPILS at a Leith school have held a memorial service to pay tribute to dozens of plague victims whose remains were discovered below their playground.

The ship is rusting and taking on water at Long Beach, California. Picture: David McNew/Getty Images

Historic liner Queen Mary could sink due to lack of repairs

Fresh fears have been raised for the future of one of Scotland’s most historic ocean liners, the RMS Queen Mary, after a marine engineering expert warned that the beleaguered ship is rusting and taking on water with urgent repair and maintenance work not being carried out.

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Loch Ness Monster to feature on new 10p coin

IT is one of Scotland’s best-loved legends, with thousands of people flocking from around the world every year hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive creature.

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St Mary's RC Primary pupils were involved with archeologists at the dig. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Funeral to be held for Edinburgh’s 17th century plague victims

A special funeral service is to be held for dozens of victims of the 17th century plague that swept through Edinburgh – after the remains of adults and children were found beneath a school playground.


In pictures: 10 of Scotland’s most chilling ghosts

If you like the thrill and chill of a good ghost story then you’ll adore Scotland’s rich mine of dark spirit tales.

The Dundee contingent of hunger marchers at Euston Station, London, on 5 November 1932. Photograph: J A Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Unemployment and poverty: how Scotland welcomed back its war heroes

They were promised a ‘Land Fit for Heroes’ when they returned from the horrors of the First World War to their homes in Scotland’s cities, towns, villages and islands.

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