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IT’S never too early to learn something new like the best dream jobs that are in Scotland and why is the Borders Railway becoming a miserable experience?

Travelling on the Borders service is leaving passengers feeling miserable
Travelling on the Borders service is leaving passengers feeling miserable

The best dream jobs to be found in Scotland

Leave the office behind with jobs that involve taste-testing, getting paid to sleep or even playing video games for a living.

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One such is an animal therapy handler. The organisation provides dogs for universities, residential homes and schools to promote positive relationships between animals and humans as well as fend off stress or loneliness.

Volunteer owners of dogs and cats can share the joy their animals bring with those in hospitals, residential homes, special needs schools and even universities by bringing their pet along to animal therapy days. Canine Concern Scotland Trust and Pets As Therapy are just two organisations that are always looking for volunteers.

Who was the last man to be hanged in Glasgow?

At just 20-years-old, Anthony Miller was led from the condemned cell in Glasgow’s Barlinnie Prison to the grim building known as ‘the hanging shed’.

It was 8am on December 22, 1960 and all avenues of appeal had been exhausted. Miller had a hood placed over his head and a noose was fastened around his neck.

Executioner Harry Allen pulled the trapdoor release lever and the teenager from Crosshill plunged to his death. It was now 8.02am.

Borders Railway is a miserable experience

Passengers are suffering a “miserable” service on the new Borders Railway, with more than two in three trains arriving late, campaigners have complained.

Cancellations have added to the disruption on the Edinburgh-Tweedbank line, with seven services not running on one day last week because of faulty trains.

Supporters of the route blamed the poor punctuality on ScotRail using its least reliable trains, along with cutbacks to the length of double track, which hampers trains being able to pass each other.

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TomTom moving to Edinburgh

Mapping and navigation firm, TomTom is relocating a major part of its operation to Scotland and will be based at Edinburgh Technopole in Midlothian.

TomTom has decided to rent a floor of the Fleming Building at the science park on the Bush Estate just outside Edinburgh where it will house approximately 24 of the team responsible for upgrading and design of software for the renowned company, whose equipment is installed in millions of vehicles across the globe.