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Manda Scott announced as winner of McIlvanney Prize for crime fiction

MANDA SCOTT ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR CRIME FICTION

Author Manda Scott has been announced as the winner of the 2019 McIlvanney Prize, at the opening of the Bloody Scotland international...

Bel Elton interview: the comedian returns to stand up after 15 years

BEL ELTON INTERVIEW: THE COMEDIAN RETURNS TO STAND UP AFTER 15 YEARS

Motormouth is back with a mouthful for the modern world

 
 
 

DOWNLOADS OF MISSING PERSON APP FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA HIT 10,000

A groundbreaking app which helps missing people in the UK who are suffering from dementia has been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

Director Magnus Wake brings his Edinburgh-set paranormal feature film Dark Sense to screens, while reflecting on the city's need to attract films like Fast And Furious

DIRECTOR MAGNUS WAKE BRINGS HIS EDINBURGH-SET PARANORMAL FEATURE FILM DARK SENSE TO SCREENS, WHILE REFLECTING ON THE CITY'S NEED TO ATTRACT FILMS LIKE FAST AND FURIOUS

JUST as all eyes in the Capital are currently focused on the high-octane chases and death-defying stunts being filmed around the city...

 
 
 
In pictures: 12 of the best pubs in the Borders, according to the latest Good Beer Guide and Good Pub Guide

IN PICTURES: 12 OF THE BEST PUBS IN THE BORDERS, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST GOOD BEER GUIDE AND GOOD PUB GUIDE

Almost 20 pubs in the Borders have made it into the latest Campaign for Real Ale Good Beer Guide and 11 are listed in the rival Good...

Over 100 cases of salmonella poisoning from UK eggs recorded in last three years

OVER 100 CASES OF SALMONELLA POISONING FROM UK EGGS RECORDED IN LAST THREE YEARS

Dozens of people have been poisoned after eating British eggs contaminated with one of the most dangerous forms of salmonella, according...

 
 
 
In pictures: Scotland's top brewers and beers crowned at 4th annual Scottish Beer Awards

IN PICTURES: SCOTLAND'S TOP BREWERS AND BEERS CROWNED AT 4TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH BEER AWARDS

The 'Oscars' of the Scottish brewing industry have revealed Scotland's best brewing businesses and beers at an exciting ceremony in...

Linlithgow Jazz presenting the sophisticated sounds of Brazil

LINLITHGOW JAZZ PRESENTING THE SOPHISTICATED SOUNDS OF BRAZIL

Linlithgow Jazz presents the sounds of Brazil on Saturday, October 5, as it welcomes Glasgow-based band Nossa Bossa for the first time.

 
 
 
Stuart Gillies: Thriving fintech scene set to give business new moves

STUART GILLIES: THRIVING FINTECH SCENE SET TO GIVE BUSINESS NEW MOVES

Fintech, the use of technology in the delivery of financial services, is thriving. Companies and products such as Monzo and Apple Card...

Theatre review: The Exorcist, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

THEATRE REVIEW: THE EXORCIST, THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW

WHAT a load of enjoyable old nonsense is this Bill Kenwright stage version of The Exorcist, playing to packed houses at the Theatre...

 
 
 
Theatre review: The Eye of the Storm, King's Theatre, Edinburgh

THEATRE REVIEW: THE EYE OF THE STORM, KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH

IT'S thought that there are almost three-quarters of a millIon young carers in the UK today; and Emmie, the heroine of this award-winning...

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2019: dates, tickets, banned items and celebrities playing

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019: DATES, TICKETS, BANNED ITEMS AND CELEBRITIES PLAYING

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the most exciting golf events in the world for golf lovers.

 
 
 
Donna Reynolds: Workplaces need a social media policy

DONNA REYNOLDS: WORKPLACES NEED A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

I don't care much for social media. I don't agree with the school of thought that we must Instagram it or it didn't happen. Perhaps...

Nostalgia: 33 pictures of the Voice of Falkirk final in 2009

NOSTALGIA: 33 PICTURES OF THE VOICE OF FALKIRK FINAL IN 2009

Long before 'The Voice' appeared on television, there was the Voice of Falkirk competition, a chance for local people of all ages to...

 
 
 
'Oot yer tree': 30 uniquely Scottish words to describe being drunk - and their origin

'OOT YER TREE': 30 UNIQUELY SCOTTISH WORDS TO DESCRIBE BEING DRUNK - AND THEIR ORIGIN

If you live in Scotland - or have Scottish relatives - then you will probably have heard these words being used before.

Opera review: Amadeus & The Bard, Auchinleck Academy

OPERA REVIEW: AMADEUS & THE BARD, AUCHINLECK ACADEMY

WHERE better to catch up with Scottish Opera's youth touring project, Amadeus & The Bard, than in the heart of Ayrshire? The Bard,...

 
 
 
Music reviews: Lammermuir Festival, various venues, East Lothian

MUSIC REVIEWS: LAMMERMUIR FESTIVAL, VARIOUS VENUES, EAST LOTHIAN

PRESTONPANS has had its battles to fight - one in particular, of course - but the challenge facing its centuries-old Prestongrange...

Two Borders pubs named best in Scotland for beer and food

TWO BORDERS PUBS NAMED BEST IN SCOTLAND FOR BEER AND FOOD

Two Borders pubs have extra cause for cheer after being named the best in the country.

 
 
 
Historic Kinneil offers free tours during Bo'ness beerfest

HISTORIC KINNEIL OFFERS FREE TOURS DURING BO'NESS BEERFEST

Heritage group Friends of Kinneil is supporting free guided tours at Kinneil House tomorrow - while suggesting a visit to the Bo'ness...

Music review: Ariana Grande, Hydro, Glasgow

MUSIC REVIEW: ARIANA GRANDE, HYDRO, GLASGOW

Over the last two years, the American pop singer Ariana Grande lost an ex to drugs and played a concert at the Manchester Arena during...

 
 
 



England vs Tonga, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off, what TV...

England vs Tonga, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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US announces they are deploying more troops to Saudi Arabia

US announces they are deploying more troops to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. is sending more American troops to Saudi Arabia to protect the country's oil infrastructure, the Pentagon said on Friday. Read more ...

Boris Johnson to tell Merkel and Macron three ‘crucial' points in last ditch...

Boris Johnson to tell Merkel and Macron three ‘crucial' points in last ditch Brexit bid

BORIS JOHNSON will make an early dash to a New York summit tomorrow for urgent talks with European leaders amid growing hopes of a Brexit deal. The Prime Minister yesterday... Read more ...

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood banned from using ‘Fab-u-lous' catchphrase

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood banned from using ‘Fab-u-lous' catchphrase

The acid-tongued judge has been warned not to use his infamous catchphrases for any monetary gain outside the show Read more ...

England lose another of their backroom staff ahead of Rugby World Cup kick-off

England lose another of their backroom staff ahead of Rugby World Cup kick-off

Team doctor Phil Riley left for 'personal reasons' following England's win over Italy in final warm-up match Read more ...

Tom Watson survives bid to oust him as Labour deputy leader but could still...

Tom Watson survives bid to oust him as Labour deputy leader but could still face the boot tomorrow 

Labour's National Executive Committee is to examine the matter on Saturday. Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has publicly clashed with Jeremy Corbyn before. Read more ...

Carrie Symonds to take her first overseas trip with boyfriend Boris Johnson...

Carrie Symonds to take her first overseas trip with boyfriend Boris Johnson to New York

Ms Symonds will get to the UN General Assembly in New York on her own steam, without Mr Johnson's RAF jet. It is unknown whether the couple will be staying together in a hotel. Read more ...

Fraudsters are targeting new students with a wave of scams, HMRC warns

Fraudsters are targeting new students with a wave of scams, HMRC warns

Using fake university email addresses offering tax refunds, despite most students not paying tax, criminals are able to steal money, set up direct debits or even take control... Read more ...

Amazon delivery driver dresses up in red fez after a customer asked courier...

Amazon delivery driver dresses up in red fez after a customer asked courier to 'wear a pretty hat' 

Mark McManus, 28, from Totnes in Devon wrote the tongue-in-cheek request in the 'additional instructions' part of his Amazon order form. Read more ...

Saturday preview: Racecard, analysis and tips for the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr on...

Saturday preview: Racecard, analysis and tips for the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr on Saturday

THE big race this Saturday is the Ayr Gold Cup and it's one hell of a puzzle. The 200K pot is up for grabs and as you'd expect a full field of 25 are treasure hunting. Getty... Read more ...