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Glasgow ‘least affordable city in the UK’ for students

Glasgow is the least-affordable city in the UK for students while Aberdeen is among the most cost-effective, a new study has suggested. The Royal Bank of Scotland student living index found students in Glasgow had the lowest term-time income at £786.60 a

18 July 2017 in Learning

Beavers ‘boost biodiversity and improve wetlands’

Beavers, well-known “ecosystem engineers”, can help restore wetlands and boost biodiversity, new research has found. Researchers from Stirling University looked at the effects a small group of beavers had on a wetland in Tayside originally drained for fa

18 July 2017 in Learning

Aberdeen university leads global project to battle cyber-attacks

A major international project to prevent organisations and businesses being hacked by cyber-attacks is being spearheaded by the University of Aberdeen. The three-year £1 million project will examine ways of preventing hackers enticing people into downloa

18 July 2017 in Learning

Bulky T-Rex ‘could not have moved at high speed’

The world’s most famous dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, could not move at high speed because its legs would have broken, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Manchester say the sheer size of T-Rex meant its leg bones would have buckled

18 July 2017 in Hot News

BBC stars allowed to defend their salaries on social media

BBC star presenters who earn more than £150,000 a year will be allowed by the corporation to defend their salaries on social media if they so wish. A list of employees who earn more than the benchmark figure will be published on Wednesday as part of an a

18 July 2017 in Politics

SNP brand House of Lords by-election ‘ludicrous farce’

The SNP have branded a House of Lords by-election called to elect an hereditary peer to the upper chamber a “ludicrous farce” and reiterated demands for it to be scrapped. Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, spoke out following fresh calls for the Lor

18 July 2017 in Politics

Stockbridge outdoor book library back up and running

A free library in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge colonies has been replenished after its contents were ransacked in the middle of the night. Users of the global book borrowing scheme are encouraged to take a book and return it. Housed in a cabinet on Teviotdale

18 July 2017 in Lifestyle

Disruption and damage caused by TRNSMT festival angers locals

Residents are angered at plans for a music festival to return to Glasgow Green because of the mess, damage and disruption they say the event caused. Locals said the historic east end park was yesterday still a “construction site” - more than a week after

18 July 2017 in Lifestyle

Scotland’s hot spell set to end

Scotland’s hot weather spell is set to fizzle out as rain, wind and cooler temperatures are predicted over the next few days. Most of the country has been enjoying sunshine and warmth recently, with temperatures reaching a balmy 26C. But conditions are s

18 July 2017 in Environment

Six Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows targeting Brexit

Nothing, it seems, is safe from the consequences of Britain’s shock decision last year to leave the European Union. As politicians rage over the consequences of the just-published ‘Great Repeal Bill’, in Scotland’s capital, preparations are well underway

18 July 2017 in Politics

Scottish ospreys move to Spain in reintroduction scheme

Ospreys born in Scotland are being taken to Spain as part of a project to restore the species to the country after an absence of more than 100 years. A total of 12 chicks have been taken from nests in the Highlands and Aberdeenshire this year and relocat

18 July 2017 in Environment

Labour MPs form group urging party to embrace Englishness

A group of Labour MPs has formed a new group within the party aimed at pressuring the leadership to not shy away from English identity. The ‘English Labour Network’ was set up by prominent Labour politicians who say the party has more to do bridge a gap

18 July 2017 in Hot News

Spitfire recovered from Loch Doon put on display

A Spitfire has been put on display 35 years after it was recovered from the depths of Loch Doon in South Ayrshire. The unveiling took place during their military vehicle show at the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum on Sunday July 16 with the aircraf

18 July 2017 in Lifestyle

Cruising in Scotland offers appeal to food lovers

SCOTLAND’S small-ship charter firm The Majestic Line has launched its 2018 brochure - with an aim to appeal to food lovers. However, those wishing to cruise on the west coast of Scotland with Majestic Line will have to act fast as the company already has

18 July 2017 in Lifestyle

Kilted yoga instructor to release Scotland picture book

The Scot credited with inventing the ‘kilted yoga’ craze has announced plans to release a picture book marrying yoga and Scotland’s beautiful landscape. Finlay Wilson, 30, from Dundee, shot to fame after publishing a number of videos demonstrating yoga t

18 July 2017 in Lifestyle

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