Scotland

The Quintessential Scottish Festive Treat - Buttery Shortbread

• 45 mins<br>• Prep: 20 mins,<br>• Cook: 25 mins<br>• Yield: 12 servings<p>Ratings<p>(109)<p>By Elaine Lemm<p>Updated 12/10/17<p>print<p>Look no further for a quick, irresistible and …

Baking

Jacobite uprising as kilted protesters slam plan to build houses on Culloden 'war graves'

Around 50 people gathered under banners at the proposed site close to the historic battlefield.<p>A horde of kilted protesters voiced their anger at …

This Dish Is a Royal Family Favorite for Dinner Parties, According to Their Former Chef

Much has been said of the royal family’s individual eating habits (Queen Elizabeth loves chocolate! Princess Diana avoided red meat!) but this one …

Food

UK: First snow of the year reaches London

Heavy snow, freezing fog and gale force winds in the UK – luckily not all in the same place.<p>Snow is always newsworthy in the UK, especially when it falls on London. On Sunday morning, that is just what happened.<p>This was not just a few flakes - train services slowly closed in the suburbs of …

Weather

'Black Monday' warning as Storm Ana descends on Tayside and Fife

© Getty<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Parts of Scotland are set to be too cold for grit to work with temperatures on ‘Black Monday’ expected to …

Weather

Festive delight as dogs meet Santa at Aberdeen pub

Christmas came early for dogs at an Aberdeen pub today.<p>Slains Castle, on Belmont Street, held a doggy day, with activities and treats specially …

Aberdeenshire

Katie Hopkins lays into Edinburgh’s Sleep in the Park

CONTROVERSIAL commentator Katie Hopkins has sparked outrage after slamming last night’s Sleep in the Park.<p>More than 8,000 fundraisers joined …

Edinburgh

Trains to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow disrupted after wire damage

Trains between Edinburgh and Helensburgh have been cancelled after damage was caused to overhead wires.<p>ScotRail said the disruption was expected …

Trains

Public cash ‘paid for lawyers in Luke Mitchell appeal bid’

Convicted killer Luke Mitchell’s latest appeal was started using taxpayers’ cash - it has been revealed.<p>Mitchell, who was found guilty of murdering …

Edinburgh

Dodgy door left train passenger in agony but ScotRail give her the cold shoulder

Samantha Ebury was hurt trying to help a disabled man trapped in doorway but says she has been blanked by rail firm.<p>A train passenger injured by a …

£1 million indoor trampoline arena coming to Musselburgh

A £1 million indoor trampoline arena is set to open in East Lothian.<p>The huge complex, by operator Jump In, will feature 100 interconnected …

Edinburgh

Saxophones, sheep and style: The story of Izzy Lane

Izzy Lane is launching its winter collection of beautiful pieces made from rescue sheep wool. Stephanie Smith talks to pioneering founder Isobel …

Leeds

Dan Wallace, Hannah Miley Collect 3 Titles Apiece In Edinburgh

• Friday, December 8th – Sunday, December 10th<br>• Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh<br>• SCM<br>• Entry List<br>• Day 1 Recap<br>• Day 2 Recap<br>• Results & <i>Meet Mobile (Scottish</i> …

Olympics

Girls basketball: Highlands vs. Bracken County, Dec. 9

Buy Photo<p>None<p>Highlands sophomore Maggie Hinegardner passes the ball during Highlands' 65-23 win over Bracken County in girls basketball Dec. 9, 2017 …

College Basketball

Scottish flights cancelled as snow shuts down English airports

Heavy snow across parts of the country is causing disruption to Scottish flights departing from Edinburgh and Glasgow.<p>Heavy snow across parts of …

Aviation

Win two tickets for 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' at Vue Cinema in Livingston

The Courier and Vue Cinemas have teamed up to offer a pair of tickets to one reader.<p>The follow-up to 1995 fantasy hit ‘Jumanji’ hits cinemas in time …

Movies

Best Photography Locations on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye is a popular place these days, and for good reason, it’s a fantastically beautiful place with plenty to see and do. From a …

Landscape Photography

Scottish classroom left in tears as 20th teacher in four years quits

The extent of the teacher recruitment crisis facing Scotland has been revealed as parents have told how a class of eight-year-old children have had …

Education

Young kitten who spent two months living under a tree and starving needs a new home

Maisie is nine months old is currently in the care of West Lothian Cats Protection<p>A young cat is appealing for a new place to call home this …

Cats

Police seize £125,000 of cocaine from car on M74

<b>Cocaine with an estimated street value of £125,000 has been seized after police stopped a car on the M74.</b><p>The vehicle was pulled over by officers acting on intelligence near to Bothwell Services, North Lanarkshire, about 18:40 on Friday.<p>Police Scotland said two men were arrested and detained in …

First look as Margot Robbie goes very retro for Mary, Queen of Scots biopic

She's every inch the queen, even in the 16th century.<p>The pictures we've seen from the set of the upcoming <i>Mary, Queen of Scots</i> biopic may have hinted …

Margot Robbie

As Britain’s birdlife takes flight, skies of my youth are changing for ever

Birds that were once rare visitors to Britain are becoming a regular sight in England, but in Scotland, Arctic species are likely to vanish<p>Even though almost half a century has passed, I can still recall in vivid detail the events of a hot, sunny afternoon in August 1970. My mother and I were …

Environment

Who is the only player to captain both Liverpool & Everton?

<b>Only one man in history has captained both Liverpool and Everton, and Andrew Hannah had played with distinction for both Merseyside rivals.</b><p>In 1888, …

English Premier League

Photographing Scotland – new book and competition

Esha Ness – Shetland<p>Dougie Cunningham, a 40-year old professional photographer and hill walker, has spent the last five years travelling around …

Edinburgh ‘Sleep in the Park’ seeks £4m to fight homelessness

Bob Geldof offers support as 9,000 people set to sleep outside in freezing conditions<p>12 minutes ago Updated: 10 minutes ago<p>Thousands of people …

News (Ireland)

Top press photos of the week: Supermoon, Santa and snow

<b>Our top press photos this week feature events and anniversaries around the world</b><p>Every week we take a look at some of the top press photos of the week …

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Underwater archaeologist reflects on 20 years at helm of Scottish Crannog Centre

© Supplied<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Loch Tay has long been the site of archaeological interest as the stunning Highland Perthshire location was …

Archaeology

Galloway national park fight stepped up

<b>A bid to create Scotland's third national park in Galloway is taking a step forward.</b><p>A discussion paper is being published by the organisation campaigning for the move.<p>Scotland currently has two national parks - in the Cairngorms and at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.<p>The Galloway National Park …

National Parks

Memorial marks 80 years since Castlecary train disaster

<b>One of Britain's worst train crashes is to be remembered in a memorial service.</b><p>The Castlecary rail disaster cost 35 people their lives in a freezing snowstorm on a December Friday night in 1937.<p>Another 179 were hurt in the tragedy when an Edinburgh to Glasgow express ploughed into a stationary …

Trains

Scottish WWII hero finally honoured for bravery after French track him down 10,000 miles from home

The 97-year-old was in the Navy for 14 years before he and his late wife emigrated to Australia.<p>A Scots war hero has been honoured for his part in …