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Record number of people flew to Scotland’s Highlands and islands

A record number of people flew to some of Scotland’s most far-flung destinations, according to the latest figures from one of Scotland’s airport operators.

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Scotland’s weather: More snow, severe gales and heavy rain expected

Scots are being told to prepare for severe gales and heavy rain this week, following a week of heavy snow which brought travel chaos to parts of the country.

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The A82 was closed by police near the Glencoe Mountain Resort

Five injured in car crash during drifting snow

Five people have been injured in a two-car crash as drifting snow causes hazardous conditions in the Highlands.

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Watch two climbers rescued from ‘precarious position’ at Glencoe

Two climbers have been airlifted to safety after being discovered in a “precarious position” - having survived a night without shelter at 3,000 ft.

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many are travelling to Glencoe for winter sports.

Police issue a ‘do not travel’ warning for Glencoe

Police Scotland is advising drivers of hazardous conditions in the area of the A82 in the Glencoe area and requesting the public to stay safe and not drive into the area.

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Milder weather is on the way. Picture: Getty

Milder weather ahead as commuters struggle in snow

More snow warnings have been issued for tomorrow, but forecasters said milder weather lay ahead with temperatures up to 12C by midweek.

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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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The Wilkhouse inn as depicted in John Kirk's 1772 map of the old Kintradwell Estate, Sutherland. PIC: Map courtesy of National Library of Scotland.

18th Century inn abandoned during Clearances is unearthed

The remains of an 18th Century inn that was abandoned during the Highland Clearances have been unearthed by archaeologists.

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Nancy Glen fishing boat approaching Tarbert (Loch Fyne) 
The boat capsised in Loch Fyne on Jan 18 2018
PICTURE: JONATHAN ALLEN

Search resumes for missing Loch Fyne fishermen

A major search has resumed for two missing fishermen after their boat, the Nancy Glen TT100 capsized in Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute.

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Scientists discovered worryingly high levels of plastic waste at Scapa Flow. Picture: Scapa Flow Wrecks

Plastic levels at Scapa Flow ‘similar to Forth and Clyde’

The amount of plastic waste found on beaches around Scapa Flow in the Orkney islands is similar to that in industrialised waterways such as the Clyde and Firth of Forth, research has shown.

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Thomas Ranger was discharged after an operation on his foot at Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Claims hospital sent man, 80, home in pyjamas on boat

A hospital is investigating complaints that it sent an 80-year-old patient home in his pyjamas on a two-hour boat journey.

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Loch Fyne.

Search launched for missing fishermen after boat capsizes

A large-scale search and rescue mission is under way for two fishermen after their boat capsized.

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More mystery as search for clan chief finds body of headless woman, 25

It was designed to bring to an end a 270-year-old mystery surrounding the final resting place of notorious clan chief Simon “The Old Fox” Fraser who was executed for treason following the Battle of Culloden.

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Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
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The time capsule gives a unique glimpse into the lives of those living around Loch  Torridon in the late 1880s. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr/Chris Combe.

Inside the 19th Century time capsule found in the Highlands

It holds some fine details of life for one Highland community during the late 19th Century - from the date of the first ripe strawberry of the season to a rent reprieve for crofters during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year.

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Leanach Cottage at Culloden Battlefield is to open to the public once again. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr/Malcolm Manners.

Iconic cottage at Culloden Battlefield to open to public

The famous thatched cottage at Culloden Battlefield which was likely used as a field hospital during the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army is to open again to the public.

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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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A double room suite - the first on a British train - with ensuite and shower.

New Caledonian Sleeper trains delayed until October

A new £100 million fleet of Caledonian Sleeper carriages with en suite showers and double beds will be introduced six months late, operator Serco announced today.
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More than 200 grit lorries work across Scotland. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sir Salter Scott: Names of Scottish road gritters prove a hit

Generally yellow in colour and carrying a heavy load of salt, the average road gritter is not designed to win public affection.

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A trial will get underway on 9 February. Picture: TSPL

Gilbey gin empire heir accused of assaulting mother

The heir to the world-famous Gilbey gin empire has appeared in court accused of assaulting his elderly mother when visiting her countryside home.

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