Scotland

The silver lining from the election? A more united kingdom

Now the EU cannot weaken its Brexit opponent by driving a wedge between England and Scotland<p>There is unlikely to be much of a legacy from Theresa May’s premiership, which could yet be truncated a short way into its second year. Yet one very good thing looks like coming out of it: the strengthening …

Brexit

Scotland to introduce 'soft' opt-out organ donation system

Scots will have to actively opt out of donating their organs after death under a controversial new system that aims to increase donation rates.<p>Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Public Health Minister, said legislation would be tabled to introduce a “soft” opt-out system whereby people will have deemed …

United Kingdom

Orkney cliff fall tour guide named by police

<b>A tour guide who died when he fell from a cliff in Orkney has been named by police.</b><p>Jamie Shannon, 23, from the Stirling area, was fatally injured at Yesnaby on Monday.<p>He was working with an Edinburgh-based company, Haggis Adventures, guiding a minibus group on a tour of the Highlands and …

News (Scotland)

What to Do in Scotland: Your Perfect 8-Day Itinerary

For a country that’s half the size of Georgia, Scotland packs a decidedly outsized punch when it comes to beautiful natural scenery, wonderful …

United Kingdom

Opposition for extra booze licence in Coltness after under-age drinking fears

Coltness Community Council chairman John Carr confirmed the group would be opposing the bid by shopkeeper and North Lanarkshire councillor Shahid …

News (Scotland)

SketchBlog

Posted on Jun 28, 2017<p>A new collective is launched for Edinburgh creatives wishing to try something new. Yesterday I dropped in to see the new …

Edinburgh

Donald Trump's son opens 'great' golf course at Turnberry

Donald Trump's son Eric said his family had "made Turnberry great again" as he opened a second course at the famous golf resort.<p>His father bought Turnberry in South Ayrshire in 2014 but has stepped away from the family business empire since becoming US president.<p>Mr Trump Jr flew into Scotland to …

Donald Trump

Canada’s DNA reveals surprising ancestry

Canadians take great pride in celebrating the country’s diversity. But do we really know where we come from?<p>Ancestry, the family history website …

Canadian News

This Is Why The SNP Thinks It Lost So Many Seats In The General Election

Independence, Jeremy Corbyn, and activist complacency all had a part to play, according to MPs who lost their seats.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 09:24 GMT<p>Yui Mok / PA Wire/PA Images<p>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes new SNP MPs to Westminster, London.<p>SNP MPs who lost their seats in the election …

Referendums

Brexit talks approach could undermine devolution, Holyrood minister warns

She warned: "The exclusion of the Scottish Government from any meaningful influence over the UK's negotiating position during this second phase of …

Brexit

Is school summer holidays too long for the kids of Dumfries and Galloway?

School's out this week<p>Schools in the region are set to break up for the summer holiday this Friday.<p>Thousands of youngsters will be looking forward to …

News (Scotland)

North Ayrshire has one of the lowest rates of internet usage in the UK

According to the Office of National Statistics 15.3 per cent of North Ayrshire residents don't use the internet.<p>North Ayrshire has among the lowest …

News (Scotland)

Bin storage costs for the Dumfries and Galloway council branded a waste of money

The decision taken by members means the bill for the failing "source separated waste collection system" has now topped £350,000.<p>A council decision to …

Recycling

NHS Dumfries and Galloway spend "eye-watering" sum on temporary doctor for just one week's work

Politicians fear health board's GP "crisis" is reaching breaking point.<p>NHS Dumfries and Galloway paid more than £18,000 to hire a temporary doctor …

Health Care

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd gets set for yet another Scottish tour

Sir Ken Dodd is about to embark on a tour of Scotland and on Sunday plays Dunfermline. Gareth Jones caught up with the famous comedian and found he …

News (Scotland)

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - 11 insanely beautiful places in the UK to get away from it all

11 insanely beautiful places in the UK to get away from it all<p>Chris HitchingsSocial Media Producer, BBC Springwatch<p>Comments<p>There is nothing better than being out in the wilderness, surrounded by beautiful nature. The rustle of the wind in the trees, the gurgle of a mountain stream, the pop of a …

Nature

Dave King will return Rangers to its rightful place in Scottish football – Record FC

Our Rangers blogger James Black has complete confidence in the chairman and his board.<p>I need to start off with a confession. When Dave King and the …

Scottish Football

Scotland to play first competitive match on artificial surface when Gordon Strachan's side face Lithuania

Scotland are still in the hunt for a play-off spot for the 2018 Russia World Cup and their next game against the Baltic nation in September will be …

FIFA

New Abbey Corn Mill features in new set of special Royal Mail stamps

The Historic Environment Scotland site is included as part of a collection featuring three windmills and three watermills from across the UK<p>A New …

News (Scotland)

Cambuslang boxer Jordan McCorry says he will handle the pressure to become Scottish Super-Featherweight champion

THE Drumsagard fighter will box Jamie McGuire on July 1 for the Scottish title at the Paisley Lagoon Centre.<p>Cambuslang boxer Jordan McCorry insists …

Boxing

Relieved owners thank community for help after pesky parrot makes a great escape

The owners of Skye combed the streets for three days to find the blue macaw after she opened the latch on her cage and flew out the back door.<p>A pesky …

News (Scotland)

Scotland's rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis – a photo essay

Photographer Murdo MacLeod makes one of the world’s most spectacular and remote road trips, taking in wild landscapes, ancient ruins and enduring traditions on his way to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides<p>The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, starting with the A858 in Carloway and …

United Kingdom

Industrious ants in Cairngorms National Park

The industrious nature of some of Nature’s smallest creatures has been recorded in part of the Cairngorms National Park.<p>Over decades, ants of several varieties have constructed a massive hill on the Glen Tanar Estate in Aberdeenshire, even creating “roads” – little tracks to and from the nest made …

Aberdeenshire

Earth - 13 beautiful images of our National Parks

The first seeds for today’s National Parks were sown in the 19th Century by great romantic poets such as Byron, Coleridge and Wordsworth. It wasn’t until 1951, however, that the first areas were designated as National Parks, the most recent to be assigned being the South Downs in 2010.<p>There are …

Aberdeenshire

Moray: 'We are fed up with the SNP. It's as simple as that'

After the most stunning election in recent history, Guardian reporters are writing from four key constituencies to make sense of the results. In Moray, Severin Carrell andphotographer Murdo MacLeod find palpable antipathy towards the SNP and little appetite for a second Scottish independence …

Aberdeenshire

Edinburgh to Fife: How to Spend One Week in East Scotland

While Scotland isn’t an enormous country, it does have an incredible amount to offer, from its historic cities to its vast countryside. We recently …

United Kingdom

Scottish YouTuber Who Faces Prison Over a Joke Can’t Get a Lawyer

Scottish comedian and YouTuber Markus Meechan, better known as Count Dankula, is facing a year in prison for recording and uploading a video where he …

Conservative POV

The Brexit Plague

When she first became Prime Minister in 2016, Theresa May took an almost indecent glee in rolling back the era of David Cameron. His chancellor and …

Aberdeenshire

Cladding on buildings owned by Scottish universities urgently being inspected

In the wake of Napier’s announcement, several other universities confirmed they had already or were in the process of carrying out safety checks.<p>The …

United Kingdom

29 Places In The UK That Look Like They Were Made For Instagram

Pack your bags, you're gonna want to visit these places.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 10:42 GMT<p>1. The Old Man of Storr, The Isle of Skye<p>2. Beach huts, Folkestone<p>3. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland<p>5. Whiteless Pike, Lake District<p>6. Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland<p>8. Durdle Door, Dorset<p>9. Tresco Abbey …

United Kingdom