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Thursday | BBC News

Targeting floating voters on a ferry

Passengers on the overnight ferry from Aberdeen to the Northern Isles were left in no doubt that the final stages of a political campaign were underway.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Scotsman.com

Scotland's natural resources must be nurtured

There are of course the unanswered questions - how much energy can be generated, when, and at what cost? Some may say we are ten years away from the answers and many have been saying that for the past 15 years.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Mail

Gone in (less than) 60 seconds: Island home to the 'shortest flight ...

Yours for A 12million! Private Greek island for sale complete with 13 acres, a 17th-century watchtower and its own CHURCH 'Our worst nightmare coming to life': Family contracted E.coli on holiday to Spain with toddler daughter left in critical condition 'Best surprise ever!': Touching moment tearful son waves dad goodbye at airport for business ... (more)

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TrekEarth

Last sun Stromness

We've just travelled from Norway to the Orkney Islands. The welcome was rain but just before sunset the sun made a brief appearance lighting up the tops of houses and the fields beyond.

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Montrose Today

National news item has Montrose link

There is a Montrose connection to a recent national news item about the Royal Yacht Britannia's purchase of the heritage vessel MV Windsor Castle.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

In Orkney, a short hop between sleepy isles gets you airborne, briefly

"It will only take about a minute and a half to get across the water," said McAllister, 48, before taking off from Westray to Papa Westray, neighbouring Orkney islands north of the Scottish mainland.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Edmonton Journal

John Walter's descendants mark his birthday

The original John Walter, who helped Edmonton grow from a fur-trading post to a large city, died in 1920, of course, but his 90-year-old grandson, John Walter, was on hand.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Newsday

Body is identified as missing man

Last Thursday, Kirkwall Lifeboat recovered a body off the coast of Copinsay. Police Scotland said they could now confirm it was local man Mr Ritch.

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BBC News

Referendum debate round-up

Ahead of the 18 September independence referendum, BBC Scotland hosted a debate in Inverness giving voters the chance to quiz politicians and commentators at the heart of the historic vote.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

BBC News

Killer's escape bid from prison van

The man convicted of murdering a waiter in a Kirkwall restaurant 20 years ago is believed to have tried to escape while being taken to hospital.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

BBC News

Floating hotel boat for city docks

The visitor attraction has bought MV Windsor Castle, a former lighthouse boat, and will spend A 1m converting it into a 25-bedroom luxury hotel.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

CNN

Ring o' Brodgar

Touring Scotland for this first time this May I was struck by the varied grandeur of this incredible country.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Sunday Herald

Ortak jewellery store to open in Orkney

It was founded in 1967 and grew to 15 retail outlets in the UK. But the firm went into administration last year after getting into financial difficulties and it closed its final stores in March.

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National Geographic

Fictional Outlander Series Has Real Links to Scotland's Newly Unearthed Neolithic Ruins

In the newest book in Diana Gabaldon's fictional Outlander series, Claire Randall, honeymooning in Scotland after World War II, visits Craigh na Dun, a make-believe prehistoric stone circle near Inverness, and falls through the stones-and into the 18th century.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

BBC News

Man in court over pensioner's death

He is charged with murdering Eleanor Whitelaw, 85. She died in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 28 July after being attacked in her home.

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BBC News

Man, 55, found dead in glen named

A hillwalker found dead in Glen Etive by the crew of a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter on Sunday has been named by police.

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Newsday

Dutch biker named as A9 crash victim

A motorbike rider who died after being involved in a crash with a camper van on the A9 in the Highlands last week has been named by police.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014

Sunday Herald

Orkney killer loses his bid for freedom

A FORMER soldier who was convicted 14 years after killing a waiter on Orkney has lost his bid for freedom.

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BBC News

World War One centenary commemorated

A special service at Glasgow Cathedral will be attended by Prince Charles, Prime Minister David Cameron, First Minister Alex Salmond and Commonwealth heads of government, as well as UK and Irish politicians.

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