Trip Down Memory Lane at HebCelt Festival

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Trip down memory lane at HebCelt festival. BY MURRAY MACLEOD. murray. macleod@whfp.co.uk. The 19th Hebridean Celtic Festival, held in Stornoway last week, was very much a walk down memory lane for many of the festival-goers, with a coming together of global cultures thrown into the mix for good measure. With headline acts including Donnie Munro, Big Country and the Levellers, it was alway... -> Read more at West Highland Free Press

Endurance Athletes Scale UK's 10 Highest Mountains in One Day

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Endurance athletes scale UK's 10 highest mountains in one day. Endurance athletes Donnie Campbell and Andrew Murray — both of whom have strong links to Skye — scaled new heights at the weekend by succesfully running the UK's 10 highest mountains in one day. The duo — running in support of the Scottish Association for Mental Health — completed their feat in 13 hours and 10 minutes.... -> Read more at West Highland Free Press

Wood Fire Doused at Ollaberry

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Wood fire doused at Ollaberry. Two fire engines put out a burning stack of scrap wood in Ollaberry yesterday evening after getting a call from the public. Fire engines from Hillswick and Brae attended the scene using one hose reel jet and four sets of breathing apparatus to douse the fire and soak the surrounding area. The incident was reported over at 8.54pm. Two engines attended the fir... -> Read more at Shetland Times

Roxburghe Hotel Sold to US Firm

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Roxburghe Hotel sold to US firm. One of Edinburgh's most prestigious hotels, The Roxburghe, is sold to a US-based investment management firm. -> Read more at BBC News

Fog Grounds Air Traffic at Sumburgh

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Fog grounds air traffic at Sumburgh. Fog has disrupted flights to and from Sumburgh airport today, with three flights scheduled for departure and three arrivals before mid-day delayed. A further two aircraft managed to land and take off before 9am. Everything since has been fogbound. A press release from Loganair, which operates Flybe's service to and from Shetland, said that due to low f... -> Read more at Shetland Times

Singapore Takes the First Shooting Medal

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Singapore takes the first shooting medal. There was a tense finish to the first medal competition on the opening day (Friday) of the Commonwealth Games shooting events at Barry Buddon... -> Read more at Guide and Gazette

Fither Alan on Mend After Fall

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Fither Alan on mend after fall. A good turnout of Teries took part in the Kelso-Yetholm ride-out on Saturday and although conditions were described as “a bit wet” they enjoyed the day. -> Read more at Hawick News

One Win and a Loss for McGuire's Men

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One win and a loss for McGuire's men. St Andrews United hosted the first game of their pre-season campaign on Saturday when they welcomed Blantyre Victoria to Recreation Park... -> Read full article

Hapless Robber Jailed over Shop Raid

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Hapless robber jailed over shop raid. A man with two previous convictions for assault and robbery is jailed for eight years over a botched armed raid. -> Read more at BBC News

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Celebrates 130 Years of Reaching for New Heights

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Royal Scottish Geographical Society celebrates 130 years of reaching for new heights. A Perth-based society whose members have scaled the world's highest mountains and reached the pinnacles of political success is celebrating its 130th anniversary. -> Read more at The Courier

David Drifts into Leading Position

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David drifts into leading position. An Arbroath drift racer is steadily climbing the ranks in one of the fast-paced motorsport’s top contests. -> Read more at Arbroath Herald

Saints Boss Keeps on Re-building

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Saints boss keeps on re-building. St Andrews United manager Phil McGuire has continued to add to his squad as the Saints look to bounce back to the Super League... -> Read full article

Parents Pay Tribute to 'kind and Caring' Son Grant Kennedy

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Parents pay tribute to 'kind and caring' son Grant Kennedy. Parents of a Montrose man who has lost his long battle with illness aged just 31 have paid tribute to their "caring" son. -> Read more at The Courier

Legacy of Westfield Opencasting Could Claim a Life

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Legacy of Westfield opencasting could claim a life. THE warning was given this week that a legacy of the opencast mining industry could claim a young life. -> Read more at Central Fife Times

Haddington Town House Set to be Free of Scaffolding Again at Last

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Haddington Town House set to be free of scaffolding again at last. WORK on a building at the heart of Haddington is finally set to be complete – but it was almost demolished nearly 65 years ago. -> Read more at East Lothian Courier

Care Village Complainer Fears It Will be 'traffic Galore'

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Care village complainer fears it will be 'traffic galore'. New plans for a care village in Lumphinnans have sparked anger from a neighbour, who says he will be left with "no freedom" and traffic problems. -> Read more at The Courier

Flower Thief Strikes at Auchterhouse Display Twice in a Week

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Flower thief strikes at Auchterhouse display twice in a week. Norma MacLeod just wanted her local bus stop to look beautiful. -> Read more at The Courier

Crewman Injured on Braveheart

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Crewman injured on Braveheart. A crewman on the Yell scallop boat Braveheart was taken to hospital yesterday after he was struck and injured when the vessel was hauling her gear. Braveheart contacted the rescue service when she was just south of Baltasound, according to a coastguard spokesman, but in view of the vessel's position the best course of action was to land the crewman at the pi... -> Read more at Shetland Times

Mikaeel Kular: Hours After Shooting This Happy Video his Mum Beat Tot So Badly He Died from his Injuries

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Mikaeel Kular: Hours after shooting this happy video his mum beat tot so badly he died from his injuries. IN our exclusive video the youngster is happily eating ice cream in a restaurant - hours later mum Rosdeep Adekoya gave him a beating that was to prove fatal. -> Read more at Daily Record

Mikaeel Kular Death: Hours After This Video Was Shot Tragic Boy Received Beating That Led to his Death

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Mikaeel Kular death: Hours after this video was shot tragic boy received beating that led to his death. IN our exclusive video the youngster is happily eating ice cream in a restaurant - hours later mum Rosdeep Adekoya gave him a beating that was to prove fatal. -> Read more at Edinburgh Now

Paddler Sets Sights on a World Record

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Paddler sets sights on a world record. A PERSONAL trainer is expected to paddle through the centre of Inverness today on a non-stop 30-hour charity challenge that includes a world record bid on Loch Ness. Spencer Timson (41) will clock up 102 -> Read more at Inverness Courier

A Quaich Guide to the Medal Gifts

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A quaich guide to the medal gifts. What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise? -> Read more at BBC News

Independence: Darling Warns of 'Yes' Camp Tricks

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Independence: Darling warns of 'Yes' camp tricks. “INCREASINGLY desperate” Scottish nationalists will pull any trick they can when Holyrood returns to business for its unprecedented summer session after the Commonwealth Games, according to Better Together leader Alistair Darling. -> Read more at The Scotsman

Lossie Ready for Big Season Kick off

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Lossie ready for big season kick off. LOSSIEMOUTH'S Grant Park hosts the official kick off to the new Highland League season on Saturday. -> Read more at Northern Scot

Fishermen Can Predict Fish Stocks, Study Finds

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Fishermen can predict fish stocks, study finds. FISHERMEN are just as good as scientists at predicting the level of commercial fish stocks, a new study has claimed. -> Read more at The Scotsman