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Lesley Riddoch: ‘Tenants versus trees’ row has echoes of the Highland Clearances

Tenant farmers still have a precarious existence in Scotland 250 years after the Highland Clearances, writes Lesley Riddoch.

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Leave the tent at home and camp in luxury with a stay at one of these Scottish camping pods

Seven of the most fun camping and glamping pods in Scotland

If you’re sick of tents but still want to see the great outdoors, camping pods are a cosy solution.

Dumfries & Borders

Scotland’s weather: overnight snow causes traffic disruption

Motorists experienced disruptions to their morning commutes this morning as Scotland suffered heavy showers of hail and snow.

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The Borders town of Hawick has been without a station since the original Waverley line closed in 1969. Picture: Joe Steele/TSPL

Which railway lines in Scotland could be reopened?

When residents in Midlothian and the Borders celebrated the opening of the £350m Borders rail link in 2015, campaigners in other Scottish communities still cut off from the network looked on enviously.

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Scotland rugby great John Rutherford. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scotland rugby great John Rutherford wins cancer battle

Scotland rugby great John Rutherford has urged all men over 50 to get tested for prostate cancer after winning his own battle against the disease which killed his brother.

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The landslip near Winchburgh on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line. Picture: ScotRail Alliance

Landslips and flooding causes major ScotRail disruption

A landslip has closed the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line - hours after it was shut by flooding.
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Borders on flood alert as rivers burst banks

The Scottish Borders are on flood alert today as river levels across the region continue to rise.
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A bridge similar to the Oresund which connects Sweden with Denmark could  link Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to a leading architect. PIC: Creative Commons.

Fresh calls for bridge to connect Scotland and Ireland

A leading Scottish architect has proposed building a bridge between Scotland and Ireland to create a ‘Celtic Powerhouse’.

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Dumfries and Galloway man rescued after becoming stranded in snow

A mountain rescue team has rescued a man who became stranded as he tried to walk to safety after a week cut off by snow.

Dumfries & Borders

Scotland’s weather: Drivers told to stay off the roads

Police and ministers told motorists to stay off the roads across a swathe of central and southern Scotland today after a new amber warning for heavy snow was issued.

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1990 Grand Slam hero Gary Armstrong turned out for the Stewart's Melville third XV at the age of 51. Picture: Martin MacDonald

Scotland great Gary Armstrong playing again at age of 51

Gary Armstrong, a hero of Scotland’s Five Nations Championship triumphs in 1990 and 1999, made a surprise return to rugby at the weekend when he turned out for Stewart’s Melville’s third XV at the age of 51.

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Vehicles are seen stuck in traffic on the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway

‘No-one came to check on us’: Motorists relive horror night stuck in Scottish snow

Many motorists spent the night on the M74 in Lanarkshire after heavy snowfall, relying on Twitter and radio reports for updates.

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Heavy snow causes closure of all schools in Scottish borders

All schools have been closed in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday after heavy snow overnight.

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Drivers stranded on M74 overnight as heavy snow hits Scotland

Hundreds of drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars after heavy snow saw them stranded on the M74.

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Scotland’s weather: snow causes crashes and school closures

Wintry weather has caused several road collisions in the Highlands and Strathclyde as motorists face treacherous driving conditions, while dozens of schools have been closed.

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Snow on the A68 at Carter Bar near the English Border this morning. Picture: Amey Trunk Roads

Scotland's weather: Snow warning raised to amber

Today's snow warning has been raised to amber by the Met Office, with up to 10cm falling at low levels.
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Scots schools sends unruly pupils back to primaries as punishment

Unruly pupils who forced education bosses to call in the police have been sent back to primary schools for work experience as punishment.

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Police have charged two men over a housebreaking in Fairmilehead. Picture: John Devlin

Three arrests after Police Scotland recover cannabis worth £200k

Three men have been arrested after cannabis with a street value of almost £200,000 was recovered in police searches.

Dumfries & Borders
Freddie Maitland died when his car collided with a lorry. Picture: Cumbria Police

Parents pay tribute to Scotsman killed in Cumbria crash

The parents of a 28-year-old man who died in a crash on the A66 in Cumbria have paid tribute to their “beloved” son.

Dumfries & Borders
Two people were found dead on Boxing Day at Ladyrig View, Picture: Google Maps

Police launch investigation after two found dead in Borders village

POLICE have launched an investigation after two people were found dead at a property on Boxing Day.

Dumfries & Borders
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