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IT’S never too early to learn something new like how much will Scots spend on Christmas and should we all get first aid training?

Scotland is set to spend more over the festive season this year Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / JP License

The life of Andrew Carnegie

The Carnegie Hall is on of the most respected venues in New York. But what about it’s namesake, who was born in Fife?

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On November 25 1835, one of the most successful industrialists and philanthropist was born at 4 Moodie Street, Dunfermline, to William and Margaret Carnegie.

The young Carnegie was indelibly shaped by the role his family played in Fife’s textile industry.

As the industry entered decline during the 1840s, Carnegie’s father took the step of relocating the family to Allegheny in Pennsylvania in search of a better life.

How much will Scots spend on Christmas?

MORE Scots are feeling generous as the festive season approaches and expect their Christmas spending to rise, a new survey has found.

Shoppers north of the border will spend an average of £592.22 over the festive season - up £124.97 from 2014.

A consumer study surveyed the spending habits of 1,000 Scottish adults and found more plan to splash out this December.

Super fast broadband coming to Glasgow?

Fibre optic network specialist CityFibre today unveiled plans to bring superfast broadband to Glasgow.

The Aim-quoted firm, which has teamed up with Edinburgh-based telecoms firm Commsworld to deliver similar “gigabit city” schemes in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, has signed a ten-year deal with Inverness communications business HighNet, which will migrate 100 of its existing customers onto a new fibre network to be built by CityFibre in central Glasgow

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Most Scots don’t have first aid training

Many Scots admit they would not know how to respond if someone had a heart attack in their presence.

Research by St Andrew’s First Aid found 75 per cent of adults have not received professional training on how to handle a loved one or colleague suffering an attack.

The survey has highlighted the worryingly vast gap in the nation’s abilities in administering life-saving first aid skills

The survey also revealed that 50 per cent of Scots have received no first aid training whatsoever.