Travel review slams Ben Nevis for being ‘too high and steep’

A one star TripAdvisor review that pans Britain’s highest peak for being too high and steep has gone viral.

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In pictures: 10 of the harshest TripAdvisor reviews of Scotland

There is no pleasing some people.

Mars Curiosity rover and St Kilda - worlds apart. Pictures: Wikimedia Commons

Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover explores St Kilda

NASA’S rover Curiosity has been examining an area on Mars named after the Outer Hebridean archipelago St Kilda.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Whisky Distillery Tester wanted - Is this Scotland’s best job?

A Scottish stag party experts site is offering a dream job to whisky lovers.


Tennent’s create ultimate assistant for Alex McLeish in Scotland role

Scottish football sponsors Tennent’s Lager have launched their candidate for the assistant manager role.


In pictures: 21 things you’ll only understand if you’re from Edinburgh

There are many great things about being an Edinburgher that those born elsewhere will never understand.

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Buddy perched on his rescuer's steering wheel after being found on a clifftop with the bird now safely back home. PIC: SSPCA.

Buddy the budgie returns home after clifftop rescue

Buddy the Budgie has returned home after being rescued from an Aberdeenshire clifftop.

Aberdeen & North East
The brothel has closed down following complaints

Scotland’s first sex doll brothel shuts down following ‘complaints from neighbours’

The UK’s first sex doll brothel has closed down following complaints from neighbours.

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Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire. Picture; ian Smith, free to use

Residents ‘trapped in their village’ due to landslip

Residents of the small coastal town Gardenstown have claimed they have been cut off to the rest of the world following a landslip which left them unable to leave their town.

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Katie Brennan with her partner Ryan

How one Facebook led to an engagement

After 11 years of being single, one woman tells the story to our colleagues at the I of how one Facebook post changed her life.

These are Pipers, not Peppers (Picture: Getty)

Leader comment: Red Hot Chili Peppers or Chilli Pipers?

“What’s in a name?” Juliet Capulet once wondered; she and Romeo were soon to find out just how much there can be.

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Screen grabbed image issued by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) from a television ad for Amazon's Echo Dot smart speaker which has been cleared by the regulator after it activated a viewer's own device and placed an order for cat food. Picture; PA

Amazon Echo Dot advert activated viewer’s device and ordered cat food

A television ad for Amazon’s Echo Dot smart speaker has been cleared by the regulator after it activated a viewer’s own device and placed an order for cat food.

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The quadrangle at King's College, University of Aberdeen. Picture: Wikicommons

Students campaign for cat to become Scottish university rector

A group of students at one of Scotland’s oldest and biggest universities are fighting for a cat to become their new rector.

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The crowd on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Picture: Mark Pentler/Twitter

Watch: Rugby fans create crowd-surfing line on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

A group of rugby fans have been filmed bringing a rather unusual form of entertainment to Edinburgh’s high street on Saturday morning.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong with assorted henchmen Picture: (AFP/Getty)

Leader comment: Dastardly plot foiled at Winter Olympics – or is it?

It’s billed as a gathering of the world’s finest sporting talent but, behind the scenes at this snow-covered mountain resort, what’s really going on?

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The �18,000 emperor mattress from John Lewis promises a "perfect night's sleep". PIC: Pixabay.

You are not dreaming - John Lewis sells mattress for £18,000

It promises the perfect sleep - although the £18,000 price tag might be enough to keep you awake at night.

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Children at Edinburgh charity help name police puppies

Children at Edinburgh charity help name police puppies

Two police dogs have been named by an Edinburgh Children’s Hospital charity.

Poundland. Ian Georgeson

Controversial ‘naughty elf’ Poundland ad campaign banned

Poundland’s controversial “Elf Behaving Badly” campaign featuring a child’s elf toy in a series of sexualised poses has been banned for being irresponsible and likely to cause widespread offence.

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Russell Findlay had acid thrown on him when he opened to door to a man disguised as a postman

Cuddly tiger toy sparks armed police callout

Armed police were sent to an Aberdeenshire farm after reports a tiger was on the loose, only to find it was a cuddly toy.

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Parents are given advice by fellow passengers when they jet off on holiday.

Plane passengers 'parent shamed' over kids' behaviour

More than a third of parents travelling with babies and toddlers in the last five years have experienced ‘parent shaming’ from other passengers, a report has claimed.

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