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IN PICTURES: Galashiels and Melrose remember war dead on Remembrance Sunday

In both towns, parades were held, silences observed and poppy wreaths laid at their war memorials... our photographer Alwyn Johnston was along at both. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mike Gray takes the salute from drum major Iain Brown in Galashiels....

Monday, 17:09 in Lifestyle

Morrisons to ban black plastic in bid to improve recycling

Morrisons has become the first major retailer to commit to ending the use of black plastic packaging in its own-brand food and drink products to boost its green credentials. The supermarket chain will replace black plastic, which is difficult to...

Monday, 17:09 in Lifestyle

Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie recreate image of their fathers together in same Scottish regiment

Hollywood stars Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie have recreated a photograph showing their fathers together in the same Scottish regiment. Their fathers, Captain James Grant and Captain John Ritchie, were stationed together in the Seaforth Highlanders some...

Monday, 17:09 in Lifestyle

Dead dog found in Bonnyrigg woods

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found with open knife wounds to its neck in a forested area near Bonnyrigg. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was notified by a member of the public who found the dog on November 5....

Monday, 17:09 in Lifestyle

Investigation by East Dunbartonshire Council into “inappropriate behaviour” in social work services

East Dunbartonshire Council is believed to have started an investigation into allegations surrounding “inappropriate behaviour and culture” in social work services. A trade union has described it as a “deeply concerning situation”. It is understood...

Monday, 17:09 in Lifestyle

General election 2019: SNP accuse Lib Dems of 'hypocrisy' over election debate legal challenge

The SNP has accused the Lib Dems of "utter hypocrisy" after the Liberals launched a legal challenge against ITV over a decision to exclude Jo Swinson from a televised election debate. The broadcaster is hosting a head-to-head between Prime...

Monday, 17:08 in Politics

Scottish independent schools appeal three times as many exam results

Labour is demanding fees for exam appeals be scrapped after "worrying" figures showed independent schools challenging almost three times as many results, compared to their state-run counterparts. Last year independent schools appealed 7 per...

Monday, 17:08 in Politics

Climate change: Deadly viruses are being released from melting ice – Dr Richard Dixon

Climate change can cause deaths as a result of wildfires and droughts but also through the release of viruses and bacteria held in the ice. And if we carry on increasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it could even affect our intelligence, writes...

Monday, 17:08 in Politics

Ayrshire group engineers management buyout with £4.5m Barclays funding

An Ayrshire manufacturing group has undergone a ­management buyout (MBO) after securing £4.5 million in funding, as it aspires to ­introduce new technologies and drive growth. Precision Tooling & Castings, which incorporates three manufacturing...

Monday, 17:05 in Business

2019 general election: Boris Johnson breaks alcohol ban for second time

Boris Johnson has broken his booze ban for a second time on the election trail. The Prime Minister had claimed he would not drink until Brexit was sorted, with the first phase of the UK’s withdrawal set for 31 January. But he failed to show restraint...

Monday, 17:03 in Lifestyle

Falkirk primary pupils team up with parents and grandparents for litter pick

Green-fingered pupils, parents, grandparents and teachers worked together to tidy up a school in a bid to make its grounds a litter-free zone. Staff at St Francis Xavier’s Primary School in Falkirk were delighted when members of its Pupil Council...

Monday, 16:43 in Environment

When does SAAS come in? Payment dates and other questions answered

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) provide financial support to Scottish students undergoing full-time education in the UK. With the demands of higher education often restricting students from entering full-time or even part-time employment, the...

Monday, 16:42 in Learning

New ten-year tourism strategy for Fife launched

A ten year tourism and event strategy for the Kingdom has been launched by Fife Tourism Partnership in conjunction with Fife Council and the Local Tourist Associations. And those in the industry believe the key to it is embracing digital technology....

Monday, 16:34 in Business

Craig’s home woes as Hollywood Hills house fails to sell

Cumbernauld’s most famous son Craig Ferguson has a problem on his hands despite his well documented riches. The former Cumbernauld High School pupil made millions with his chat show before making a transatlantic move to Glasgow’s West End last year....

Monday, 16:26 in Lifestyle

Fifers recognised at Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

Three Fife apprentices have reason to be proud this week after they were named as finalists in this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards. The awards, delivered by Skills Development Scotland, are now in their 18th year and bring together apprentices,...

Monday, 15:52 in Business

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