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.
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.
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.
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.