Scotland

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Scotland

With bitterly cold winters, short summers, and a notoriously damp climate, Scotland’s gardeners have their own particular set of challenges. Yes …

Landscaping

Scottish haggis coming to Canada for first time in 46 years

For the first time in nearly half a century, Scotland will be exporting haggis to Canada.<p>Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned from Canada and …

Canadian News

West Lothian Councillor makes appearance on hit TV show

Councillor Harry Cartmill, who represents Bathgate, appeared on Outlander<p>A West Lothian councillor has appeared in an episode of the hit TV show …

United Kingdom

The Origins Of Scotland’s Burns Night

Filled with hilarity and steeped in tradition, like any great event, Burns Night had to start somewhere. Technically speaking, the very first event …

Robert Burns

North Ayrshire police 'concerned' for man who vanished a week ago

Officers have said it was unusual for James Larmour to go missing.<p>Police are desperately trying to trace a North Ayrshire man that's been missing for …

United Kingdom

Women who used vaginal mesh implants ‘deserve an apology’

A Tory MP has called for an apology for women affected by the vaginal mesh implant scandal.<p>Dr Sarah Wollaston, who is chairperson of the Health …

United Kingdom

Scottish Borders ADHD medicine prescription rate defended

<b>A health board has defended its rates of prescriptions for ADHD and dementia medicines after they were shown to be higher than the national average.</b><p>NHS Borders said its specialist services were picking up conditions and offering treatment at an early stage.<p>Concerns have been highlighted in the past …

Highlands Bancorp declares $0.02 dividend

Highlands Bancorp (OTCPK:HSBK) declares $0.02/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 0.69%<p>Payable Dec. 1; for shareholders of …

Business

Revealed: How much it costs to get married in Scotland

A recent survey of 4,000 brides has found that the average cost of a Scottish wedding is now £26,544.<p>The figures (provided by hitched.co.uk) show …

Weddings

Police identify woman who lay dead 'for some time' in Edinburgh flat before being discovered

Moira Gilbertson was discovered by police at a property in Dumbiedykes Road on Saturday morning.<p>Police have formally named a woman whose body was …

Edinburgh

V&A dundee update: kengo kuma's vision takes shape

<b>the full scale of the V&A museum of design, dundee has been revealed after the temporary cofferdam — which allowed the structure to be built into the</b> …

Design

Police Scotland officer in court over indecent images

<b>A serving police officer in Argyll and Bute has been charged with possessing indecent images of children.</b><p>Darryl Burnside appeared in Oban Sheriff Court on Tuesday in connection with the offence.<p>The 49-year-old made no plea or declaration. The case was committed for further examination and Mr …

Crime

North Ayrshire parliament constituencies set for radical shake-up

North Ayrshire would be served by two constituencies - Arran and Cunninghame and Renfrewshire West.<p>North Ayrshire’s parliamentary boundaries could be …

United Kingdom

Top Places to Visit in the United Kingdom (From Busy London to Scottish Highlands)

Don’t know which places to visit in The United Kingdom? Actually, a better question is – where to start? It is only the greatest kingdom in the world …

Europe

Exploring The Natural Beauty Of The Scottish Highlands…

For the longest time, I’d always wanted to fully explore the Highlands of Scotland!<p>Like not just a quick drive by or popping in for a few hours but …

Scottish Highlands

Jane Park: £50k on plastic surgery bagged me football boyfriend

Britain’s youngest Euromillions winner Jane Park says spending £50,000 on cosmetic enhancements has brought her happiness.<p>21-year-old Park, from …

Edinburgh

Ramsay Garden: From student halls to million pound property

The flats at Ramsay Garden are an iconic part of central Edinburgh‘s skyline.<p>Nestled below Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile, the …

Edinburgh

Glasgow flats collapse as Storm Ophelia hits Scotland

The front of a block of flats has been brought down in high winds as Storm Ophelia sweeps across Scotland.<p>The block in the south side of Glasgow, …

News (Ireland)

Billionaires' Britain: A Scottish Highlands 'safari' by helicopter with glorious Gleneagles

In Scotland, the wild is rarely more than a whisper away. At Gleneagles we gazed over manicured croquet lawns, past the grand estate trees planted a century ago, beyond golfers on fairways, to the brooding heights of the Ochil Hills. Their slopes were a chaos of wild colours – purple, rose, madder, …

Scottish Highlands

Thames Discovery Programme set sail to the Isles of Scilly with CITiZAN

Personally, all of my archaeological experience has either been on urban sites in London or on the Thames foreshore so the visit to Scilly was a …

Archaeology

Three men left with 'life-changing injuries' after corrosive liquid attack in Cumbernauld

The men were sprayed with the unknown substance on Saturday night.<p>Three men were taken to hospital suffering from burns after they were attacked with …

United Kingdom

Edinburgh house prices soar at twice national average

AVERAGE home prices in the Capital have risen more than double the national average to £246,611, official statistics reveal.<p>The latest UK house price …

Real Estate

Two men charged after 18 properties targeted in crime spree

Police in Edinburgh have charged two men following a number of housebreakings, thefts and attempted housebreakings in the city<p>The incidents took …

Crime

Humza Yousaf set for A77 visit to assess the dire state of the road

The Transport minister has been invited to Ayrshire by Council Executive Eileen Howat.<p>Scotland’s transport boss will be invited to visit a South …

United Kingdom

Emotional scenes as much loved minister says farewell to Flemington Hallside Church

A packed congregation gathered to hear Rev Neil Glover’s final sermon before he departed for a new challenge at Aberfeldy Church, which is linked …

Emotions

Car crashes up in Perthshire

Last year saw increase in fatalities and injuries<p>There were 10 deaths on the region’s roads last year due to traffic collisions – a 67 per cent …

United Kingdom

Three tourist information centres to close

Perthshire sites will shut doors within two years<p>Three tourist information centres in Perthshire are to close within the next two years.<p>Aberfeldy’s …

United Kingdom

West Lothian childminder recognised with national award

Laraine Lambie, a Livingston community childminder, won a Nancy Ovens Award for Play<p>A West Lothian childminder has been recognised with a national …

United Kingdom

West Lothian school raises money for TV's Sean Batty visit

St Anthony’s Primary School in Armadale raised £400 for STV Children's Appeal<p>St Anthony’s Primary School in Armadale welcomed STV weatherman, Sean …

United Kingdom

The P1 classes that will be appearing in this week's West Lothian Courier

The new starts in this Thursday's edition<p>Look out for Thursday’s paper for the next of our primary one photo supplements.<p>In this week’s Courier, …

United Kingdom