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Video: bid to rescue porpoise stranded in Firth of Forth

Rescuers arrived to transport the marine mammal from the Grangemouth burn to deeper water at Blackness.

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Health secretary Shona Robison chats with head of nursing Brendan Forman and senior charge nurse Diane Gardiner while visiting Perth Royal Infirmary

Shona Robison defies calls to quit over NHS Tayside crisis

Health secretary Shona Robison defied calls for her resignation as opposition MSPs attacked her handling of revelations that charity cash was used by NHS Tayside to pay for routine services.

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More than 820 improvement projects across Britain are planned over the two May holiday weekends. Picture: Network Rail

May Day weekend disruption for Scottish rail travellers

Scottish rail passengers face major disruption over the May Day holiday weekend including no direct trains between Glasgow and England.

More than 40 firefighters have responded to the blaze

40 firefighters tackle blaze in Dundee

More than 40 firefighters are tackling a fire in an old school in Dundee.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison should be considering her position say Scottish Labour

Shona Robison signs off on loan for NHS Tayside to repay fund

Shona Robison last night announced the Scottish ­Government is to lend more money to NHS Tayside to help it repay the endowment fund it plundered to finance a new IT system.

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The blaze was extinguished by firefighters from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Picture: John Devlin

Man dead after Arbroath caravan fire

The body of a man has been discovered in a caravan following a fire in Angus.

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Ruben Ostlund's The Square is about the unexpected, the terrifying and the funny in society and domestically

Kirsty Gunn: Great art makes people wonder ‘What was all that about?’

My daughter and I are still reeling after seeing Ruben Ostlund’s The Square at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Tuesday night. It can be hard to talk a teenager into a film with subtitles – has been my experience, at least – but Millie was on for it, having had many a mind-expanding experience in the velvety, comfy environment that is that wonderful, stunningly programmed cinema in the heart of Dundee. So a two-and-a-half hour film set in Stockholm’s refined art world in Swedish? Of course.

Labour health spokesman Anas Sarwar has written to Holyrood's Health Committee. Picture: TSPL

Holyrood committees asked to investigate NHS Tayside scandal

MSPs should question all health boards across Scotland to ensure the use of charitable donations which sparked the NHS Tayside scandal is not more widespread, Labour has said.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Management replaced at crisis-hit NHS Tayside

A new senior management team has been installed at scandal-hit NHS Tayside as pressure mounted on Health Secretary Shona Robison over her handling of the crisis.

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A prospective student visits Abertay during an open day at the Dundee university, which is ranked as a world-leader for video game design. Picture: Alan Richardson

Scotland’s video games industry ‘healthier than it has ever been’

A multi-million pound commercial development in Dundee is the perfect illustration of the confidence that surrounds the city’s video games industry.

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1901:  Robert Falcon Scott's ship SS Discovery, the vessel that took him on his first expedition to the Antarctic in 1901-4.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Captain Scott’s Discovery samples help climate change debate

She was one of the most famous scientific research exploration ships in the world, facing treacherous seas and unknown danger on her voyage to the largely unchartered wilderness of Antarctica.

Beano bosses want Jacob Rees-Mogg to stop impersonating Walter Brown.

Beano accuses Jacob Rees-Mogg of impersonating Walter the Softy

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has insisted he his “flattered” after the creators of the Beano asked him to stop impersonating their long-running character Walter the Softy.
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Police Scotlland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Coastguard were involved in the operation. Pic: John Devlin

Man dies after being recovered from River Tay

A man has died after being recovered from the River Tay in Dundee.

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Baby seriously hurt after incident in Dundee

Baby seriously hurt after incident in Dundee

A 10-month-old baby is in a serious condition after an incident at a property in Dundee.

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Steven Hutton was sentenced to 19 months in prison. Pic: Kingdom News Agency/John Devlin

Dundee thief caught selling stolen goods on Facebook

A thief who tried to flog his stolen loot on Facebook - only to be caught when he tried to sell the goods through a page his victim was a member of was today jailed.

"Amazing" nurses at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital organised for a grandad to see his dog just hours before his death. Picture: Ashley Stevens

Grandad allowed to see dog in Dundee hospital hours before death

Nurses have brought a smile to the face of a dying man after they allowed his dog to visit him in his hospital bed in Dundee just hours before he passed away.

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Dundee man Andrew Pattie has been jailed for stealing inflatable jacuzzis

Dundee man jailed for stealing inflatable jacuzzis

A Dundee man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for stealing inflatable jacuzzis.

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The infant whale was found dead on Barry Buddon beach near Monifieth. Picture: Cascade News

Autopsy to be performed on sperm whale found on Scottish beach

Experts are to carry out a “world-first “ autopsy on the 12-metre sperm whale that was washed up on a Scottish beach.

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The new V&A museum in Dundee is generating interest in the city as a conference venue.

Scotland’s strengths in innovation and research attract business tourism

Scotland’s bio-revolution is attracting unprecedented international interest – and nowhere is it more firmly on the radar than in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector.

Rory Archibald, business development manager at VisitScotland, says: “Scotland has one of the largest clusters of scientists working in life sciences – bigger than anywhere in Europe – so it is a massive draw.

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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.

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