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Heatwave over: Scotland set for sub zero temperatures

Many Scots basked in sunshine today, but sadly the warmth will not last.

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The spot where the Battle of the Braes was fought on Skye in April 1882. PIC:

OTD 1882: Crofters and police clash at Battle of the Braes

A violent confrontation between police and crofters broke out during a planned mass eviction on the Isle of Skye 136 years ago today.


Medieval handbell among treasures found on Highland island

An early medieval handbell and several graves of senior clan figures are among items recorded by archaeologists on a tiny island in a Highland loch.


Scottish heritage attractions set new visitor record

More than 5 million people have visited Scotland’s heritage attractions in a single year with a new record set by the country’s historic properties.


Russia considers banning Scotch whisky imports in diplomatic row

Exports of Scotch whisky to Russia could be hit by the worsening diplomatic row between Russia and the UK, senior figures in Moscow have warned.

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Ian Young at the controls of one of his miniature steam engines at Ness Islands Railway. PIC: Contributed.

Miniature railway in the Highlands goes up for sale

A much loved miniature railway in the Highlands has gone up for sale.

Lorraine Grains. PIC: Contributed.

Body found in search for missing woman in Shetland

The body of a woman who went missing from a smell village on Shetland has been found after an island-wide search by police diving units and fellow Shetlanders.

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Kevin Mcleod's body was recovered from Wick harbour in 1997

Kevin Mcleod case a 'miscarriage of justice'

The handling of an unexplained death more than 20 years ago has been described as a “huge miscarriage of justice”.

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A Tesco store. Picture: Contributed.

Tesco store runs out of baskets - after spate of thefts

Locals in Stornoway have reacted with bewilderment after the local Tesco store announced that a spate of thefts meant that they could no longer provide baskets for shoppers.

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Ackergill Tower Hotel is a wonderful stop on the NC500 (Photo: contributed)

7 luxury hotels to visit on the North Coast 500

Despite northern Scotland's wild reputation there's ample choice of luxury hotels for those who decide to take on the North Coast 500.

The Edinburgh Half Marathon is one of many half marathons taking place this summer (Photo: TSPL)

10 half marathons to try in Scotland this summer

The Scottish running calendar is packed with 10ks, half marathons, marathon and ultra runs during summer. Test yourself during the warmer months with one of these Scottish Half Marathons.

In pictures: 1,000 people gather for Culloden anniversary

Around 1,000 people gathered at Culloden to mark the 272nd anniversary of the battle.

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9 eerily deserted islands of Scotland

Many of Scotland’s 790 islands now lie uninhabited - save for wildlife - but a handful were once thriving communities.


10 facts about the Battle of Culloden you might not now

The Battle of Culloden, on 16 April 1746 was one of Scotland’s most famous conflicts and the climax of a decades-long battle to install the descendants of the House of Stuarts to the British throne.

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The public will be asked to choose a name for the cub. PIC: Contributed.

Sex of polar bear cub at Highland zoo is revealed

The sex of the first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years has finally been revealed.

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“Mass grave of Jacobites” found near Culloden

A mass grave of leading Jacobites killed after the Battle of Culloden may have been found.

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Some of the litter Neil Fraser spotted on his 1,000-mile hike around the Shetland coastline. Picture: Cascade

Washing machine among junk piled up on island coast

A hiker has photographed piles of rubbish as he walked the otherwise unspoilt 1,000-mile Shetland coastline.

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Lorraine Grains has been missing since Thursday. PIC: Contributed.

Shetlanders out in force in search for missing islander

Shetlanders have turned out in force to search for a missing islander who has not been seen since Thursday.

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9 of the best white sand beaches you won’t believe are in Scotland

Forget the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, Scotland has incredible white sand beaches scattered around its coastline, rivalling any found around the world.

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