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6 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Inventor uses his head to blow away midges

MIDGES are the scourge of Scotland - a tiny army that has caused thousands of tourists to make a hasty retreat.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Northern Scot

Runrig behind the scenes at their Party on The Moor.

SAY what you like about Runrig - and few Scottish bands inspire such levels of devotion or loathing - Gaeldom's prime musical export know how to throw a party.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sunday Herald

Inside Track: Referendum intervention that merits a place in the history books

With the recent focus on the potential of independence for Labour supporters, memories stirred of a rainy night on Skye 26 years ago when the same issue was raised.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Opinion

UKClimbing.com

Loch nam Breac, Gairloch, Ross & Cromarty [Highland, Scotland]

Crag features A cluster of sandstone boulders with lots of crystal inclusions. Visible from the road when driving from Gairloch towards Poolewe.

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TrekEarth

Prinsep Ghat

I took this shot at Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata.. About Prinsep Ghat:- Prinsep Ghat is a Ghat built during British Raj, along the river bank of Hooghly and on its bank on Kolkata side.

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Sunday Herald

Arts News

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Fraser Anderson is now based in London, but having spent seven years living in France he is showing his affection for his former home by touring in a Citroen 2CV.

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The Telegraph

Scottish cemetery tapestry on world tour

A tapestry on Calcutta's Scottish cemetery will be among the 150 panels narrating the history of Scottish emigration that will tour Scotland on the occasion of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to be held in July and August.

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Sunday Herald

Macmillan's sell-out a vital lesson for Scotland

Exactly 54 years ago protracted and angry discussions took place between American President Dwight Eisenhower and UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan about the placing of the Polaris nuclear weapons system in Scotland.

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Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), World News, United Kingdom, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sunday Herald

Expert accuses bodies of woodland vandalism

A LEADING expert has accused two arms of the Scottish Government of permitting an act of environmental vandalism by approving the planting of 100,000 trees in the Cairngorms National Park.

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The Northern Scot

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival chairman James Campbell.

In the finals are BenRiach 12-year-old Sherry Matured and Knockando 12-year-old, in the 12 years and under category; Balvenie 15-year-old and the Singleton of Dufftown 18-year-old, in the 13 to 20 years category; and Glenfarclas 30-year-old and Cardhu 21-year-old in the 21 years and over category.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Grampian County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

Switched

'Loch Ness Monster' Spotted On Apple Maps

A group of Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts say they've sighted the legendary Scottish beast via satellite images on Apple Maps.

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PRLog US Entertainment

Oh, Doctor! Matt Smith, Karen Gillan To Attend Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con; Dual Photos May 4

Apr. 21, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Smith, who recently completed an acclaimed four-year run as the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the landmark British television series "Doctor Who," and Karen Gillan, who portrayed "Amy Pond," will appear at the inaugural Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con.

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Sunday Herald

Inside Track: Something to get wild about in Aberfoyle

The first book I read as a student newly arrived in Provence, France, to teach English for a year, was by the famous novelist Marcel Pagnol.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sunday Herald

Four flee to shore after boat hits rock

The two men and two women went into the water when their Bayliner boat hit a rock at Rubh'a Chruidh island, off the isle of Kerrera, near Oban, Argyll and Bute, just before midnight on Saturday.

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Loch Ness Monster Reportings on the Rise After Sighting on Apple Maps

Images of what is reportedly the infamous monster of Scotland's Loch Ness has spawned a spate of copycat sightings since the mythical creature was supposedly captured on Apple Maps by amateur Loch Ness Monster spotters last year.

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Mirror.co.uk

Pirate-hunter played the BAGPIPES to other inmates to keep up his spirits in Indian Jail

A Scot on a mission to keep pirates as bay has described how playing the bagpipes lifted his spirits while banged up in an Indian prison.

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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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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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