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Wanted: Workers to help with conservation of Scottish golden eagle

If your idea of a dream job is protecting one of Scotland’s most majestic animals then look no further.

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Passengers board a train at Newtongrange as the new service begins in 2015. Photograph: Andrew OBrien

Expert attacks ‘volatile’ Borders Railway service

Passengers on the Borders Railway are still suffering “volatile” punctuality and poor service, two years after its opening teething troubles should have been sorted, according to campaigners.

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The incident happened on Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh.

Scots man arrested on suspicison of modern slavery offences

A Scot is among two men arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences after five foreign men were found aboard a fishing boat.

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Hawick High school. Picture: Southern Reporter.

Police called in to patrol Scottish school after unruly behaviour

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of a Scottish high school in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

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The incident happened on the A702 near Carlops. Picture; Google Maps

Three taken to Edinburgh hospital after ‘head-on collision’ in Borders

Two adults and a child are in hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision in the Borders.

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Weather warnings for ice were in place across Scotland on Friday morning.

Scotland’s weather: ice alerts as cold snap comes to an end

Britons woke up to slightly warmer temperatures on Friday, with forecasters saying the current cold spell is “almost on its way out”.

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Glentress Forest could become even more popular with bikers and tourists if plans for development are accepted. Picture: David Cheskin/Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty Images

Plans for £11.3m tourism Glentress masterplan unveiled

Plans for an 11.3 million tourism development in the Scottish Borders has been unveiled.

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Snow is set to hit Scotland. Picture: Peter Jolly.

Scotland set for flurry of ice and snow after Met Office warning

People have been urged to wrap up warm as ice and snow is descend on Scotland.

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A man was rescued by emergency services

Walker rescued after becoming lost in snowy hills

A walker has been rescued in dark and snowy conditions after becoming lost and disoriented in the hills.

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Three spectators were killed near Coldstream during the Jim Clark Rally in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Deaths of three fans at Scot motor rally may have been avoided

The deaths of three motorsport fans at a rally in the Scottish Borders might have been avoided, a sheriff has ruled as he found safety checks at the event were “weak” and “inadequate”.

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Police probe teenager’s sudden death in Innerleithen

A police investigation is under way following the death of a teenage girl in the Scottish Borders.

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A police investigation is underway following the death of a teenage girl in the Scottish Borders.

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A former Facebook President spoke out about the network last week

Is this Christmas card too ‘sexual’ for Facebook?

An artist from Hawick was baffled when her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from the Facebank social media site for being too sexual.

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Transport minister Humza Yousaf with the new vehicles. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nimble crash recovery truck added to winter roads fleet

A new all-terrain vehicle has been drafted in to help clear crashes quicker as part of the latest winter weather fleet unveiled by Transport Scotland today.

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A 14-year-old boy has been named after being found dead at his Ardrossan home. Picture: John Devlin

Boy named after being found dead in Ardrossan home

A popular pupil from an Ardrossan high school has been found dead in his home.

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A Scottish Borders family were forced to flee their family home in the middle of the night from a deliberately lit fire. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Police say Borders family home fire was ‘horrendous crime’

A fire which forced a family to flee their house in the middle of the night was started deliberately in a “horrendous crime”, according to police.

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The Galloway Hoard was discovered buried in a field by a metal detectorist three years ago.

UK’s biggest Viking hoard secured by National Museum of Scotland

UK Government funding has helped the National Museum of Scotland secure Britain’s biggest hoard of Viking-age treasures.

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‘Unicorns’ are alive and well in Galloway

KNOCKENGORROCH World Ceilidh Music Festival organisers are aiming to break the international record for the highest number of unicorns in one place later this year.

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Regal manor once owned by Robert the Bruce on the market

A luxurious manor owned by Scotland’s famous warrior king has been put on the market.

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