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Stirling firm deploying latest mapping tech to tackle Cambodian disasters

A Stirling technology company, which has worked with the likes of Registers of Scotland, Savills and Scottish councils, is using what it says is the ­latest web-based mapping technology to improve disaster-management and response in Cambodia.

Tech
A bus can be a great way to see the countryside - if you can count on it coming.

Alastair Dalton: Travel is all about the joy of the ride

Travel should be an adventure - especially when so much of our daily transit can be a monotonous trudge.

Opinion 1
Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh has joined the line-up. Picture: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Bloody Scotland line-up to feature Irvine Welsh and Val Mcdermid

Authors Denise Mina, Val McDermid and Irvine Welsh are in the line-up for Scotland’s crime-writing festival, it has been announced.

Books
Stirling University buildings and campus in the shadow of the Wallace Monument. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Plans for £20m sports complex in Stirling get green light

Plans for a £20m transformation of sports facilities at Stirling University have been approved by councillors.

News
Stirling University buildings and campus in the shadow of the Wallace Monument. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Stirling City Deal cash will fund university expansion

Two international research centres will be developed at a leading Scottish university as part of the latest City Deal to be signed off by UK and Holyrood ministers.

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Conference to ask what Scotland can learn from community land ownership

Ulva was back in the headlines this month when the tiny island off the coast of Mull became the latest community buyout in Scotland.

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Celebrate the royal wedding in style at one of these Scottish pubs (Photo: Shutterstock)

5 pubs screening the royal wedding near you

Don’t worry, our invite got lost in the post too - but you can still watch the royal wedding this Saturday 19 May without making a trip to Windsor.

Lifestyle
Benedict the European eagle owl chick from Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, at home with his keeper Dave Warren. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Living with an owl is ‘a hoot’ says Scottish safari park keeper

A European eagle owl chick has been making himself at home at the house of a keeper from Scotland’s safari park.

Environment
McCall Smith will mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of his most popular novel. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Alexander McCall Smith to launch crime writing festival in Stirling

A crime writing festival is to mark the launch of its 2018 programme with the first appearance of writer Alexander McCall Smith.

Books

Outlander star Sam Heughan joins thousands to run in Stirling Marathon

Outlander star Sam Heughan joined thousands of runners on Sunday as he took part in the Stirling Scottish Marathon.

Lifestyle
The Great Edinburgh Cross Country event attracted a world-class field, including Mo Farah and Laura Muir. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Great Run to move Edinburgh cross country showpiece event to Stirling

A deal has been struck to save January’s international cross-country event in Scotland, with organisers Great Run poised to agree a three-year deal to move the prestigious event to Stirling.

Athletics
Filming has taken place in and around the surreal and mystical Devil's Pulpit at Finnich Glen.

Scotland’s beauty spots to feature in live-action Pokemon movie

A series of Scotland’s most idyllic beauty spots will feature in the first live-action Pokemon film in a major boon for the country’s tourism sector.

Lifestyle
A Ruppell Griffon vultue was one of the two birds killed in the fire at Blair Drummond Safari Park

Fire at Blair Drummond Safari Park kills rare vulture

Two of Scotland’s biggest birds – an endangered vulture and a white tailed eagle – have been killed after a fire tore through their aviaries at a Scottish safari park.

News
Jack Crozier from Dunblane whose sister Emma was killed at Dunblane primary speaking outside the US Consulate in Edinburgh

Dunblane massacre relatives join campaign for US gun controls

Relatives of Dunblane massacre victims were among hundreds of people who protested outside the US Consulate in Edinburgh on Saturday as part of a campaign for greater gun control in America.

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Volunteers in Balquhidder dug trenches to lay fibre optic cable for the the community's broadband network

Rural Scottish village broadband network among fastest in UK

It is a beautiful yet remote enclave, where the price of living in one of Scotland’s great wildernesses has long been an internet connection so sluggish that local hoteliers were unable to process bookings and fledgling companies were forced to relocate.

Tech 1
Lorna Taylor pictured during the Scottish independence referendum. Picture: Getty

SNP member who pursued Tory supporters in van playing indyref music fined

An SNP member who admitted threatening Conservative Party supporters  by "blaring" an independence anthem at them from a white van as they canvassed at the last general election has been fined £500.

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Two men have been charged following the raid.

Two dead after M9 motorway collision near Stirling

Two men have died after a car came off a motorway and ended up in a field.

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Emergency services are attending the scene.

M9 in Stirling closed after serious road crash

The M9 is closed Eastbound at Junction 9 Bannockburn due to a serious accident.

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The emotional video has survivors addressing the camera. Picture: Dunblane Stands With Parkland

Video: Dunblane survivors send emotional message to Florida pupils

It was a day which changed Scotland forever and a tragedy that those who lived through will never forget.

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Police are appealing for information relating to break-ins in a Reddingmuirhead street

Two arrested over Clackmannanshire death

Two men have been arrested following the death of a man in Clackmannanshire.

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