Scotland

First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund declares $0.075 dividend

First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund (NYSE:FAM) declares $0.075/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield …

Aberdeen

Police warn 'Harry Potter' fans to stop this dangerous activity in the Scottish Highlands

"I would like to remind everyone that we are mere Muggles."<p>British police have issued a warning to remind <i>Harry Potter</i> fans that, firstly, train …

Scottish Highlands

Terminally ill boy responding to treatment in Mexico

<b>The mother of a terminally-ill boy from East Lothian has told how treatment he is receiving in Mexico - paid for by a huge crowd funding campaign - is helping improve his quality of life.</b><p>Seven-year-old Luke Stewart, from Tranent, has a brain tumour known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma.<p>His …

The Brain

Scotland boss Strachan omits Leipzig winger Burke for England clash

The highly-rated forward will not figure against the Three Lions after being left out of the senior squad and freed to play in the Toulon Tournament<p>Oliver Burke has been left out of Scotland's squad to face England in next month's World Cup qualifier as Gordon Strachan tries to ease the pressure on …

Aberdeen

BP gives new hope to North Sea oil revival as extraction begins from one of largest projects in recent years

BP has started extracting oil from one of the largest new North Sea projects in recent years in a revival for the declining oil basin.<p>The development follows BP's $4.4bn (£3.4bn) upgrade to the Schiehallion field in the West of the Shetland islands. The area also holds BP’s major new gas field …

Oil

Tories' £780m raid on Scotland's EU cash

According to research by the Scottish Parliament’s information centre, Scotland contributed £6.5 billion to the EU and got back £5bn between …

Referendums

CMA inquiry into £11bn Standard Life merger

It will look at whether the tie-up "may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition".<p>The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) …

Aberdeen

Man dies in accident at Highlands quarry

<b>A worker's death at a Highlands quarry is being investigated by police and the Health and Safety Executive.</b><p>The 35-year-old man died at Kishorn Quarry in Wester Ross on Wednesday. Emergency services were called to the site at 11:20 that day.<p>A crowdfunding campaign set up to pay for the man's funeral …

United Kingdom

Unbeaten Celtic end astonishing season as Invincibles with win over Hearts

Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong in the second half saw Brendan Rodgers’ side become the first side since Rangers in 1899 to go …

Aberdeen

Celtic clinches unbeaten Scottish Premiership campaign

Celtic became the first side to complete an unbeaten 38-game season in Scottish football by overcoming Hearts with a 2-0 win on Sunday.<p>The Bhoys …

Aberdeen

Fernando Alonso makes it into Fast Nine on first day of Indy 500 qualifying

Formula One’s Fernando Alonso made it into the Fast Nine on the first day of qualifying for next week’s Indianapolis 500.<p>The McLaren driver, who will …

Aberdeen

Brits sign off in Japan with six more medals

Off the back of a punishing camp in Thailand, Britain’s athletes showed their resilience against rested opposition to amass a haul of 19 medals …

Aberdeen

Top 20 danger junctions for Scottish cyclists revealed

<b>A list of the country's top 20 cycling collision hotspots has been drawn up by the charity Sustrans Scotland.</b><p>It looked at the number of accidents recorded at each junction, then weighted the results according to the severity of injuries sustained and how many cyclists were active in the area.<p>The …

Cycling

Man knocked unconscious by three muggers in Irvine

<b>A man was knocked unconscious in an attack by three muggers in North Ayrshire.</b><p>The victim was struck on the head with a blunt instrument before being robbed of money and other personal items.<p>The attack took place in an open field area in Bourtreehill, Irvine, at about 20:00 on Friday.<p>The injured man …

United Kingdom

The derided railway sandwich, and its role in the privatisation of Britain

From restaurant cars to curling corners, onboard catering tracked the fortunes of public ownership<p>As from today there will be no more bacon-and-sausage baps for sale on the trains from London Marylebone to Banbury and Birmingham; no more ploughman’s sandwiches or cheese-and-onion crisps; neither …

Aberdeen

Top 10 last lines of songs

Andrew Sentance‏ suggested this list, a companion chart to that of Best First Lines, and nominated number five. I said no Beatles, but Geoffrey Peter …

Top 10

Historic Stoer Lighthouse in Sutherland, Scotland is on the market

It's made up of two apartments and an external bothy.<p><b>This historic lighthouse in Sutherland is currently on the market – and it's the perfect coastal</b> …

News (Scotland)

The Observer view on Scotland’s windfarm dilemma

The government must find a way to proceed with green energy projects while maintaining responsibility for its environment<p>For anyone who has concerns about our environment and about humanity’s future in a rapidly heating world, the proposed construction of massive offshore windfarms in Scotland’s …

News (Scotland)

Energy from Aberdeen waste scheme could cost £63m and only 'potentially' offer reduced heating for homes

A proposed new district heating network only offers “potentially reduced” heating costs and could cost £63 million to establish according to a new …

Aberdeen

New hope of uncovering Stirling's lost Iron Age roundhouse

<b>Archaeologists believe they have found part of the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, known as a broch, in Stirling.</b><p>It was first discovered and described by a local archaeologist Christian Maclagan in the 1870s.<p>Attitudes towards women at the time meant her academic paper on the broch was only …

Archaeology

Police investigate Falkirk incident

<b>A man has been detained by police after what officers described as a "disturbance" in Falkirk on Friday afternoon.</b><p>Police had been called to the town's Glenburn Road at about 16:50.<p>They have refused to comment on reports that the incident involved the attempted abduction of children.<p>A police …

Crime

Sailability Scotland SCIO Travellers Round 2

Close tussles at Loch Venachar

Sailing

Armed attackers steal car from driver in Stepps

<b>A man was attacked and had his car stolen by two armed men in a business park in North Lanarkshire.</b><p>The 38-year-old was approached by the men as he returned to his silver Skoda in Buchannan Park in Stepps at about 17:40 on Friday.<p>They demanded his car keys and, when he refused, the men produced …

United Kingdom

GUEST POST: Why Brand Malta matters, and how corruption harms it - Daphne Caruana Galizia's Notebook | Running Commentary

<i>This guest post is written by Justin Borg-Barthet, who lectures in EU Law and Private International Law at the University of Aberdeen. He is the</i> …

Aberdeen

Queen’s cute nod to her party-loving sister on night out at the Ivy

<b>Rare photographs of the Queen holding her purse reveal that the monarch carries a personal tribute to her sister, Princess Margaret.</b><p>The small coin …

Aberdeenshire

A Circle of Gentlemen - a once secret Jacobite society

Dressed in periwigs, kilts and jackets of the richest velvet, key members of A Circle of Gentlemen gather in the opulent surroundings of Culloden …

History

University of Aberdeen team saves 50,000 frozen Alaskan artefacts

<b>More than 50,000 frozen Alaskan artefacts are to be returned home after being preserved by archaeologists at the University of Aberdeen.</b><p>The team has spent more than seven years recovering and preserving the objects at Nunalleq.<p>They faced a race against the clock in the face of melting ice to save …

Aberdeen

Pretend You're Mary, Queen of Scots, When You Visit These Scottish Castles

If you can't get enough of <b>Reign</b> on Netflix, then you'll be excited to hear a new <b>Mary Queen of Scots</b> film should be heading into production later this …

United Kingdom

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews £330k wedding to have Scottish theme

The couple are set to tie the knot tomorrow at the society wedding of the year.<p>As bride-to-be Pippa Middleton and James Matthews prepare to tie the …

Royal Family

5 of the best food festivals coming soon to Scotland

Starting from this weekend, we take a look at 5 of the most exciting food festivals coming to Scotland<p>Scottish Street Food Festival, Riverside …

Festivals