Scotland faces severe accommodation shortage for university students on campus

Scotland has a “clear problem” with providing accommodation for university students on campus, an MSP has claimed.

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The sword, said to have been owned by Robert the Bruce, will go on display in Edinburgh later this month. Picture: TSPL

Rare sword belonging to Robert the Bruce to go on display

It is an imposing weapon which, according to legend, was once owned by the father figure of Scottish independence, and was even used to confer an unofficial honour upon the nation’s bard.

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Our great sporting champion is properly creaking as injuries put his career on hold.

Aidan Smith: Is Andy Murray really done with scowling and ice baths?

It’s unthinkable that Andy Murray would retire from tennis and not return for more thrilling matches, says Aidan Smith

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Woods near Cambusbarron were searched by police

Search resumes for missing plane spotted heading towards woodland

A search mission has resumed after reports that a microlight aircraft was seen falling towards a wooded area.

Woods near Cambusbarron were searched by police

Police search as aircraft spotted ‘descending into woodland’

Police have launched a search tonight after a light aircraft was spotted ‘descending into woodland’ near Cambusbarron in Stirlingshire.

Duncan Burns was an accommodation liaison officer at Stirling University

Student ‘ambassador’ jailed for raping woman he met on Tinder

A student “ambassador” who boasted he was going to have sex with 100 women at his university was has been jailed for five years for raping a student.

The model has been painstakingly crafted using more than one million LEGO bricks. Picture: Donald MacLeod

In pictures: Scotland’s Jacobite history depicted in LEGO

A SPECTACULAR model depicting Scotland’s Jacobite history - made from one million LEGO bricks - has gone on show at Stirling Castle.

Police are appealing for information.

Two drivers taken to hospital following A9 crash

Two drivers were taken to hospital after an accident on the A9 in Stirlingshire.

The Scotsman transport correspondent Alastair Dalton finds an electric bike makes Edinburgh's steep streets easy pedalling. Picture: Jon Savage

Alastair Dalton: Electric bikes could be transformational

It is the one form of transport that sparks unalloyed delight - and it could become a game changer.

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The trial took place at Stirling Sheriff Court

Instructor spared jail after sexually assaulting schoolgirls

A Duke of Edinburgh scheme instructor who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls on Bronze Award expeditions was spared jail after his lawyer told a court the conviction had cost him his job and might lose him his house.

Blossom the chimpanzee was the oldest chimp in Europe. Picture: Blair Drummond Safari Park

Tributes pour in for Blossom, Europe’s ‘oldest chimpanzee’

EUROPE’S ‘oldest chimpanzee’ has died at the age of 62, Blair Drummond Safari Park has announced.

Jamie Harron has been freed, according to his representatives after he was sentenced to three months in a Dubai jail for touching a man's hip. Picture: Detained in Dubai/PA Wire

Dubai Scot’s warning to travellers: ‘It could happen to anyone’

A man detained in Dubai after being accused of touching a man’s hip in a bar has warned that “if this could happen to me, it can happen to anyone.”

Economy secretary Keith Brown celebrates the hire scheme's 37,000 journeys with Forth Environment Link executive director Clara Walker. Picture: Forth Environment Link

Stirling wins Scotland's first large-scale electric bike hire scheme

Scotland's first large-scale electric bike hire scheme will be launched next year in Stirling, economy secretary Keith Brown announced today.
Jamie Harron, 27, was jailed for three months after touch a businessmans hip in a bar in the UAE. Picture: SWNS

Scot jailed for touching man in Dubai “has sentence dropped”

An activist group says a three-month prison sentence has been dropped for a Scottish man in Dubai over touching another man’s buttocks after an argument in a bar.

Collect of Jamie Harron from Stirling who is being detained in Dubai. Picture: SWNS

Man who claimed Scot had indecently touched him in Dubai drops complaint

A businessman who landed a Scot in a Dubai jail over claims of being indecently touched had dropped his complaint, it emerged today.

Runrig have added an extra concert to their farewell tour. Picture: TSPL

Runrig announce extra farewell concert after huge demand

Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig have announced they will perform an extra farewell concert after all 25,000 tickets for the first date sold out.

Children performing with Scotland's Big Noise orchestras get glowing report.

Big Noise children’s orchestra gets top inspection report

A youth orchestra charity giving free music tuition in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas has the potential to “transform” children’s lives, a report has found.

Heavy rain could cause travel disruption

Scotland's weather: Flood warning from heavy rain on Sunday

Heavy rain and strong winds could cause flooding and travel disruption across parts of Scotland on Sunday and Monday, the Met Office warned today.
Duncan Ogilvie heads the family-owned conglomerate. Picture: Contributed

Ogilvie Group snaps up motor insurance claims business

Ogilvie Group, the Stirling-based mini-conglomerate, has acquired UK motor insurance claims support specialist Active Auto Solutions (AAS) for an undisclosed sum.

Steven Morris, founder and CEO of ESM Investments. Picture: Graham Flack

Fast-growing Scots tech firms targeted by new £25m fund

Scotland’s technology sector has been given a fresh boost after a Stirling-based investment syndicate pushed the button on a £25 million fund.

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