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2 hrs ago | UKClimbing.com

Ballachulish Bridge [Argyll and Bute, Scotland]

Crag features A tiny granite buttress sitting directly underneath the south side of the A82 bridge, it offers a handful of short routes for trad or dry-tooling practise, which stay dry even in the rain.

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Pirate buster Billy Irving found solace in playing the pipes for his...

Grieving mum told van driver who killed her nine-year-old son she 'forgave him' as jury decided his fate BLAIR Fearn, 26, reversed into nine-year-old Anthony in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, in July 2012, killing him almost instantly.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Newkerala.com

Scotland woos tourists with Commonwealth Countdown

April 14 marked exactly 100 days to go to the XX Commonwealth Games. To celebrate the occasion, VisitScotland, the national tourism body for Scotland, has unveiled a list of the 100 Brilliant Things to do in Scotland that everyone must experience whilst in the country during this amazing year.

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Scotsman.com

Salmon farms 'killing off wild stock'

A GOVERNMENT review of wild fisheries in Scotland is failing to take into account the threat posed by farmed salmon, experts have claimed.

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Sunday Herald

Last charge in battle of Culloden housing plan

And 268 years and a few days later, opponents to a housing development near the battlefield outside Inverness are hoping to harness the defiant spirit of Charles Stuart's doomed clansmen.

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The Otago Daily Times

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

Sarah Renwick, from Inverness, Scotland, works in the apple-packing facility at Waipopo Orchards, near Timaru, last week.

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Sunday Herald

Temperatures soar in Scotland and weather forecasters say there could be more to come

SCOTLAND has enjoyed one of its warmest days of the year so far, as the nation bathed in temperatures close to what was being experienced on the Mediterranean.

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Sunday Herald

From Sutherland to Winnipeg: the exiles of Kildonan

The Kildonan settlers were turned away from Fort Churchill upon their arrival from Scotland.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Loch Ness Monster possibly captured on satellite imagesLoch Ness...

Has the Loch Ness Monster finally been captured on satellite imagery? Some people who have taken a look at the area in question on Apple Maps seem to think so.

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The Northern Scot

Ironworks trainees' showcase CD

THE first students on a pioneering new course at the Ironworks will get the chance to run the whole show at Sunday's Easter Showcase gig.

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BBC News

Superfast broadband for island

Homes and businesses in the town will get fibre broadband as part of the A 410 million Digital Scotland partnership.

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Scotsman.com

Forestry Commission buys Rothiemurchus forest

A MASSIVE part of the ancient Caledonian pine forest - described as the Crown Jewel of woodlands in Scotland - has been sold to Forestry Commission Scotland for 7.4 million by a Highland estate.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Record

Disgraced former Rangers owner Craig Whyte's repossessed...

RYAN CHALMERS, who was shot in both legs behind a pub on Tuesday, walked free from court two years ago after admitting stabbing Christopher Bergin to death but claiming he acted in self-defence.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Fiji Times

Gospel singers arrive

ABOUT 1000 UK Fijian Methodist Fellowship members are expected to be hosted at Stoke-On-Trent for their three-day meeting and choir competition during the Easter weekend.

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Sunday Herald

Woman killed after car went into Caledonian Canal is named

Sheila Cameron, 65, of Banavie, Fort William, in the Highlands, died as a result of the incident at nearby Neptune's Staircase at around 2pm on Wednesday, April 9. Police, ambulance and coastguard went to the scene and Ms Cameron was recovered from the water.

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TwinCities

What do you say to your son when he comes home from school and says: 'Are we poor?'?

Writes Wicki-Yah: "Gramma Deb of White Bear Lake's entry about stay-at-home moms [BB, 4/11/2014] reminds me of a much-retold conversation I had with Theater Boy about 25 years ago.

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A Gurn from Nurn

The Alton Burn - a lot gets taken away with the rubble. 1

Soon there will be no trace of the former Alton Burn Hotel building. Proof perhaps of how transient so many things that are all around us are.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

National park home plan setback

The project, near Aviemore, has been delayed for several years by legal challenges from conservationists, and now Springfield Properties has confirmed that its focus has shifted elsewhere.

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Daily Star

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Steve, from Wimborne, Dorset, quit his job fitting security cameras to spend his days searching for Nessie and living on the banks of Loch Ness in 1991.

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Business Wire

Acrow Supplies New Bridge to Glen Cannich in the Highland Region of Scotland

The new bridge is a 120 tonne, 52 meter, single span structure of prefabricated modular steel, and serves as a lifeline route for the residents of Glen Cannich as well as a major utility company's vital access to nearby Mullardoch Dam.

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