From mountain bikes to the grail church: nine great Edinburgh day trips

Edinburgh is famous for its world-class architecture, the biggest arts festival on the planet, and some of the best parks, galleries and restaurants in Britain. But Scotland’s capital is also perfectly placed for exploring a wealth of local gems, with ancient palaces, golden sands, top mountain …

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What should you do if you’re bitten by a tick?

An expert’s view on the prevention, symptoms and treatment of Lyme disease<p>How afraid should we be of ticks and Lyme disease?<p>‘The tricky thing is knowing if you have been bitten by a tick. They are hard to find and can be very small when they first attach because they’re not full of blood,” says …

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Princess Anne's Stylish Life in Photos


Prince Harry Says His Father, Prince Charles, ‘Did His Best’ After Diana’s Death: ‘He Was There for Us’

Prince Harry is speaking for the first time about the anguish his father, Prince Charles, faced in breaking the news to his sons of their mother …


Edinburgh fringe's funniest jokes, from 2012 to 2017 – video

Chuckle at what are officially the best gags from the Edinburgh fringe festival in recent years. From Stewart Francis’s 2012 one-liner to Ken Cheng’s 2017 triumph, all were voted winner of the Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe award<p>Ken Cheng’s pound coin gag voted Edinburgh fringe’s funniest joke

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Ever wondered what Scotland looks like from space? Three amateurs have captured amazing GoPro footage using a weather balloon

Video was filmed using a GoPro attached to a weather balloon which the three friends launched into space.<p>Three amateurs have managed to capture …

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Ismael Cruz Cordova Cast In ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Ismael Cruz Córdova, who had a stand-out performance as the troubled boxer Hector Campos on season 4 of Showtime’sRay Donovan, has been …


Here are the 10 funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

"I'm not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change"<p>The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is always guaranteed to showcase incredibly …

Edinburgh Festival

Using your phone as a Satnav? Here’s what you need to know

It’s no secret that many driver use their mobile as a satnav in their car, with Google traffic updates and instant updates often proving very popular.


9 Places In Scotland Where They Should Have Filmed "Game Of Thrones"

Anything Ireland, Croatia, Spain, and Iceland can do, we can do way better.


MP accused of gender stereotyping for putting daughter in pink coat for nursery

A councillor was forced to apologise to a colleague after criticising him for letting his daughter wear pink to school.<p>SNP councillor Moira Shemilt …


Klein House Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Viewing Day: Saturday 2nd September<p>In 1957 the celebrated architect Peter Womersley designed one of the finest houses to have been built in Britain …


This remote Scottish castle could be yours for only £130,000

The only downside is it doesn't have a roof!<p><b>Knockhall Castle is an extraordinary historic property, dating back to the 16th century and boasting</b> …

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Large lion's mane jellyfish filmed in Summer Isles

<b>A large lion's mane jellyfish has been filmed by a snorkeler at Isle Martin in the Summer Isles in the north west Highlands.</b><p>Noel Hawkins, of the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Living Seas project, took his footage late last week.<p>Lion's mane are one of the world's largest known species of jellyfish and …


Community anger as police hunt biker after Ferry Road crash

MOB rule could take over in Drylaw to get justice if motorbike joyriders are not stamped out, community activists have warned.<p>Senior administrator at …


This North Ayrshire fish and chip shop is in the running to be named best in the UK

The competition billed as as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chip industry revealed its finalists today.<p>A North Ayrshire chippy is in the running to be …

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Scotland, Wales to join forces against Brexit plans

The leaders of the governments of Scotland and Wales on Tuesday agreed to work together on amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that will transfer …

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Trump Turnberry hotel receives £110,000 Scottish tax rebate

US president’s luxury resort benefits from scheme set up to help small businesses affected by economic slump<p>Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Turnberry has been handed a £110,000 tax rebate by Scottish ministers as part of an emergency bailout intended to help struggling small businesses.<p>Figures …

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Map: Road closures revealed ahead of Fireworks Concert

Ahead of the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, a number of roads will be shut.<p>Commuters have been warned to plan ahead of the show with a number of …


Pepsi the cat needs a new home

Cat Protection in West Lothian are currently looking after the lovable cat<p>Cat Protection in West Lothian are looking for a new home for the lovable …


Channel 4 and VisitScotland invite viewers to direct a Scottish road trip

Channel 4, in partnership with VisitScotland, will be inviting viewers to take part in and direct a series of five ads for a first-of-its-kind …

Road Trips

Daily action over trouble on the trains between Dumbarton and Helensburgh

Police and authorities are ensuring the violence which has escalated over the last couple of months is curbed.<p>Meetings are being held every day in a …

Store boss warns soaring rates could threaten jobs

Sign up to our Daily newsletter<p>A north-east entrepreneur has condemned a 115% rates rise which hit his department store yesterday and warned it could …

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£5m development plans for former Leith cinema revealed

LIFE is set to imitate art as developers look to turn a former iconic art deco cinema into luxury flats.<p>The £5 million project to convert the State …


Temporary reopening of city centre road for Great Aberdeen Run

Sign up to our Daily newsletter<p>A major city centre road, which is undergoing a multimillion-pound pedestrianisation project, will be temporarily …


New schools secure £28m investment

<b>A £28m investment is to be be shared between four new schools across Scotland in the latest phase of the Schools for the Future programme.</b><p>Deputy First Minister John Swinney made the announcement during a visit to Jedburgh Grammar School, one of the schools which will be replaced.<p>The other sites …


Three sets of twins in once class as 2200 new primary ones start school

Springfield Primary in Linlithgow welcomed three sets of twins and four boys with the same name.<p>It was a big day for over 2,200 new primary ones who …


Modern farmhouse with stables on sale in Midlothian

If you want to get away from a busy city life then take a look at this farmhouse, which boasts stables and training arena, three paddocks and 5.2 …


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon praises improvements to M8 motorway around Monklands

The SNP leader last week attended a ceremony marking the £500m project, with motorists now saving 20 minutes on Glasgow to Edinburgh journeys.<p>The new …

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No Executive means no focus for debate

Potential trading barriers following from Brexit are attracting high profile attention although, for the present, with little final agreement on how …