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Hero of Iolaire disaster to be honoured in new stage show

A hero of the Iolaire disaster which claimed the lives of more than 200 servicemen returning to the Isle of Lewis is to inspire a new musical production marking its centenary. John Finlay MacLeod saved dozens of lives after managing to swim ashore...

today, 01:10 in Lifestyle

Muriel Spark’s companion of 30 years tells of ‘deep friendship’

The artist who lived with the author Muriel Spark for more than 30 years and inherited her fortune has described their relationship as a deep friendship based on a strong mutual understanding. Penelope Jardine tells a major new documentary on the...

today, 00:27 in Lifestyle

90s star Sandra McKenzie says she is homeless and penniless

Sandra McKenzie, lead singer of 90s band Goldbug and Prince’s one-time lover says she is now homeless and penniless. She once had it all - millions in the bank, apartments all over the world and a yacht. She was the voice of the Bodyform TV ad, and...

today, 00:27 in Lifestyle

Army could stay in Germany to counter Russian aggression

The head of the British Army has paved the way for a potential U-turn on the decision to pull back troops from Germany owing to the growing threat of Russian aggression. General Sir Nick Carter highlighted how the Kremlin, in building an increasingly...

yesterday, 22:54 in Hot News

Theresa May hosts Burns Supper in Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the legacy of Robert Burns as she hosted a celebration of the bard with politicians, business leaders, and other well-known faces from Scotland. A number of the Scottish Conservatives new MPs were at the dinner, which...

yesterday, 22:37 in Politics

Scottish band Mogwai sponsor kits for school’s football team

Seminal Scottish rockers Mogwai have inked a new deal - sponsoring the kits of a primary school in Glasgow. St Roch’s, in the Royston area of the city, thanked the band in a Twitter post after announcing that their ‘Young Team’ youth football squad’s...

yesterday, 21:20 in Lifestyle

Video: How to make mouth-watering haggis pakora

You don’t need to fill up on neeps and tatties to enjoy a haggis supper on Burns Night. These delicious pakora prove there’s more than one way to skin a haggis on Burns Night. Not everyone - myself included - has the stomach for a grand dollop of...

yesterday, 20:37 in Lifestyle

Maid Marian star Howard ‘Lew’ Lewis dies in Edinburgh hospital

THE former wife of comic actor Howard “Lew” Lewis has paid tribute to the fun-loving star who brought laughter to millions. Anna Burke spoke of her family’s heartbreak after Lew - best known for roles in Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes...

yesterday, 19:51 in Lifestyle

“Ecstatic” end to 130-year hunt for children lost in Canada

One family’s 130-year search for relatives who went missing after being shipped to Canada from an Edinburgh children’s home has come to an “ecstatic” end after their family was traced. The quest to find the missing youngsters was started in the 1880s...

yesterday, 19:03 in Lifestyle

The Big Interview: Royal College of Surgeons’ commercial director Scott Mitchell

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is an august institution with a pivotal role in the development of surgical techniques we take for granted today, with notable names in its history including anaesthesia pioneer Sir James Young...

yesterday, 18:33 in Business

Forth Road Bridge is to get first full paint job since it opened

THE Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964. Transport Scotland has revealed that a trial is being developed to finally paint the bridge’s main truss deck in its entirety. The work, which has previously been...

yesterday, 17:27 in Politics

Video: How to make haggis, neeps and tatties

Celebrate Robert Burns’ birthday with a verse, a dram and this simple haggis recipe. With Burns Night fast approaching, it’s time to get the ingredients in for Thursday’s traditional haggis supper. Below you’ll find hassle-free cooking instructions...

yesterday, 17:11 in Lifestyle

Fresh calls for bridge to connect Scotland and Ireland

A leading Scottish architect has proposed building a bridge between Scotland and Ireland to create a ‘Celtic Powerhouse’. Alan Dunlop, visiting professor of architecture at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and Liverpool University, claimed a...

yesterday, 15:16 in Lifestyle

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

In an age of burgeoning technological advancements, digital connectivity is playing an increasingly influential role in Scotland’s economic success, writes Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work. In homes and offices,...

yesterday, 14:55 in Politics

Video: Five top tips for a perfect Burns Night from James Macsween

From alternative haggis dishes to poems and whisky, James Macsween has you covered. Edinburgh-based haggis producer James Macsween has shared his top tips for making the most of Burns Night on January 25th. Around 30 per cent of Macsween’s annual...

yesterday, 14:33 in Lifestyle

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