August 28, 2018

No human no cry… new album of reggae songs to help dogs relax when master’s voice is not

SCOTLAND’S largest animal charity has recruited a multi-million-selling songwriter to produce an album of music – specially for reggae-loving dogs.
August 28, 2018

Lack of food puts rare Arctic skua at risk

ONE of Scotland’s rarest seabirds could be lost as a breeding species due to lack of food, warns the RSPB.
August 28, 2018

Tourist chiefs in tribute to Scots TV pioneer with guide to top small-screen locations

THE first guide to Scotland’s top TV locations – and most famous small-screen characters – is launched today to mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of TV pioneer John Logie Baird.
August 28, 2018

‘IN TATTERS!’ SNP condemned over HISTORICALLY-LONG patient waiting times

MORE than a quarter of patients are not being treated within the SNP’s legally binding timescale of 12 weeks, the worst performance since the target was introduced six years ago. Opposition MSPs today said the system is “in tatters” as official figures...
August 27, 2018

Spiked kebab leaves Sharpei Hoshi in pain

Vets have saved the life of a dog that swallowed a metal skewer along with a chicken kebab. They were stunned to discover the piece of metal inside Hoshi the Sharpei when they took X-rays to investigate a lump which had appeared in her side.
August 27, 2018

SNP urged to back tourist tax that could rake in £2.5m for Edinburgh at festival time

A NEW “tourist tax” could raise £2.5million for Edinburgh during its booming summer festival season, it was claimed yesterday. Scottish Labour is backing proposals to charge visitors up to £2 extra a night to stay in the Capital’s hotels and short-stay...
August 27, 2018

Biking’s big names race to join Ewan McGregor on his new Long journey

SCOTS star Ewan McGregor is to team up with pal Charley Boorman for another motorbike trip – this time from Ushuaia in South America to Alaska. The announcement of the mammoth journey, titled Long Way Up, has already revved up rivalry among bike manufa...
August 25, 2018

Fire-hit families and firms allowed home

THE first residents and businesses forced to flee when fire ripped through the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building at Glasgow School of Art have been allowed to return to their properties. A devastating fire broke out at the famous building on June 15 a...
August 25, 2018

Scots Mafia boss held over plot to kill prosecutors

A Scots restaurateur exposed as a Mafia-style mobster is back behind bars for allegedly plotting to kill prosecutors. Businessman Antonio La Torre – named by prosecutors as a Camorra crimelord, the Neapolitan equivalent of the Sicilian Mafia – was arre...
August 25, 2018

SNP has ‘no legal basis’ to suspend Alex Salmond over sex assault claims

NICOLA Sturgeon tonight insisted the SNP could not suspend Alex Salmond over sex assault claims as she was urged to disclose details of secret talks with her mentor over a misconduct probe. The First Minister said there is “no legal basis” to instantly...
August 25, 2018

Scandal of Scotland’s crumbling bridges after years of warnings

SCOTLAND’S motorway and trunk road network has 36 weak bridges, including some of the country’s busiest and most historic crossings. The list includes raised approaches to the Erskine Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing as well as the A-listed Bridge o...
August 24, 2018

Jackie Stewart’s ex-race car set to fetch £500,000

A RARE racing car driven by Sir Jackie Stewart at the beginning of his meteoric career is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at auction next month. The 1962 Tojeiro EE-Ford Endurance Racing Coupé was one of only two made for Scotland’s legendary Ecurie E...