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Jim Duffy: Here’s the real reason why we should quit Facebook

Jim Duffy has decided to delete his Facebook account – and it’s not about the Cambridge Analytica affair.

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The Moonwalk Scotland. Picture:''Neil Hanna

MoonWalk founder on the benefits of power walking

Power walking is not like running where you get the pain threshold and think ‘gosh, this is terrible’,” says Nina Barough who founded the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

(L-R) Jimmy Akingbola as Valentine and Idris Elba as Walter. Picture: PA

Idris Elba goes back to his London childhood for new sitcom

It’s party time. The Babycham is flowing. And shell suit-wearing guests are shuffling amid the fogged disco lights to Dead Or Alive’s You Spin Me Round.

A commemorative drawing of the Bash Street Kids at "The McMenace" to mark 80 years of The Beano. Picture: Nigel Parkinson

Bash Street Kids to take over Dundee museum for Beano anniversary

The Bash Street Kids will stage a takeover of The McManus museum and art gallery in Dundee this summer – and rename it The McMenace.

About 250 cases of cancer a week across Scotland could be avoided through lifestyle changes

About 250 cases a week of cancer in Scotland could be avoided

Around 250 cases of cancer a week could be avoided in Scotland through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a leading charity.

A commemorative drawing of the Bash Street Kids at "The McMenace" to mark 80 years of The Beano. Picture: Nigel Parkinson

80 years of The Beano marked at “The McMenace” in Dundee

The Bash Street Kids will stage a takeover of The McManus museum and art gallery in Dundee this summer - and rename it The McMenace.

Portrait of First Baronet General Tam Dalyell at the House of the Binns near Linlithgow. PIC: NTS.

“Bloody Tam” Dalyell and his card games with the devil

The contents of the family pile of the late MP Tam Dalyell are being catalogued by heritage chiefs with a table where his direct ancestor is said to have played cards with the devil among the collection.

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Day of the Dead will be part of the American retrospective season at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Donald Trump era to inspire Edinburgh International Film Festival theme

The impact of Donald Trump's presidency on the United States is to inspire a major strand of the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.

Sherlock Holmes tartan made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle descendant

A descendant of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has created a tartan inspired by the famous fictional detective.

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Edinburgh runner up in TripAdvisor’s top destination awards

Users of popular review website TripAdvisor have named Edinburgh as their second favourite city in a list of the top ten UK destinations

Kelly Macdonald will play a mother who has been campaigning to reveal the new identity and whereabouts of her son's schoolboy killer in 'The Victim.'

Kelly Macdonald and John Hannah to star in new TV thriller set in Edinburgh

Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald is to star in a new Edinburgh-set TV thriller about a mother accused of revealing the identity of her son’s killer and conspiring to have him murdered.
Picture: Kinclaven Bluebell Wood in Perthshire, Julie Howden/WTML

12 of the best bluebell woods in Scotland to visit this spring

It may be the end of snowdrop season, but this means it is almost time for the Bluebell to reign supreme in Scottish woodlands

Outdoors 2
Limmy will be on BBC Scotland for the first time in more than four years next month.

Limmy to make TV comeback next month

Cult Scottish comic Brian “Limmy” Limond is to return to the nation’s TV screens next month with a one-off special.


TV shows are being mislabelled as Scottish to meet quotas, MSPs told

Television productions are being mislabelled as Scottish in order to meet broadcasting quotas, MSPs have heard.

Politics 8

Film reviews: Unsane | Mark Felt | The Third Murder | Have a Nice Day | Here to be Heard

Shot on an iPhone, Steven Soderbergh’s claustrophobic horror Unsane sees Claire Foy trying to prove her sanity, while Liam Neeson is ill-served by plodding political tale Mark Felt

Mick Kitson

Book review: Sal, by Mick Kitson

This is a striking and stark debut novel. It is not without its faults, but its virtues redeem it; rather like its titular character. Sal is a 13-year-old girl whose abuse by her alcoholic mother’s boyfriend leads her to plan his execution. Her particular fear is that he will turn his attentions on her younger half-sister, Peppa.

The WWII fat pictured on the shore just south of Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire. PIC: Contributed.

Mysterious lumps of fat found on Scotland’s beaches

Large blocks of fat have washed up on beaches on the east coast of Scotland.

Alex Gray

Book review: Only The Dead Can Tell, by Alex Gray

The 15th novel in Alex Gray’s Detective Superintendent Lorimer series begins with the death of a middle-aged woman, Dorothy Guildford, in her own home, the evidence pointing firmly towards her husband, Peter, as the person responsible for the knife embedded in her chest.

Pathologist Dr Rosie Fergusson isn’t convinced, however, and she clashes with the detective who’s in charge of the case.


Under the Radar: L-Space

Hailing from various different places, Glasgow-based L-Space have been developing a growing following, playing a string of gigs and festival slots since starting out as a duo in 2016. Now swollen to a four piece, they play a dreamy synth pop underpinned by early Eighties keyboard sounds and the airy vocals of frontwoman Lily Higham.


Theatre review: Ceilidh, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Amid all the mayhem of the recent Creative Scotland funding round, Scotland’s fairly-new Gaelic-language touring company Theatre Gu Leor emerged as one of the winners, newly raised to regularly funded status.

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