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Law’s fightback keeps him in the mix at Spey Valley

Law’s fightback keeps him in the mix at Spey Valley

David Law lost the lead but a back nine fightback left him still well in the mix for a maiden Challenge Tour title in the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge. The Aberdonian shot a par 71 at Macdonald Hotels’ Spey Valley course at Aviemore and slipped from...

yesterday, 17:51 in Sport
 
Spotlight on support for local circular economy

Spotlight on support for local circular economy

Potential funding streams to exploit opportunities within the circular economy will be explored when business leaders gather for two briefings in Tayside this month. Circular Tayside was launched in May in a bid to raise awareness of the growing...

yesterday, 16:27 in Business
 
“The hospital will not close” – First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hits out at Stracathro Hospital closure claims

“The hospital will not close” – First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hits out at Stracathro Hospital closure claims

Scotland’s First Minister has given an assurance that Stracathro Hospital will not close. Nicola Sturgeon warned that anyone making claims to the contrary was “doing the public a real disservice”.

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Dugouts the target for Forfar Farmington Football Club

Dugouts the target for Forfar Farmington Football Club

Forfar Farmington Football Club is desperately fundraising for dugouts to put its sports complex top of the league. The north-east’s premier women’s football club has one more week to reach its £2,000 Crowdfunder goal to provide shelter for home and...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 

Snow Patrol frontman hails ‘amazing change’ in Dundee as he returns for honorary degree

The lead singer of Snow Patrol returned to the city where it all began on Friday morning to receive an honorary degree from Dundee University. Gary Lightbody was one of ten prominent figures recognised by his alma mater – almost two decades on from...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Pizza flinging contest has all the ingredients for festival fun

Pizza flinging contest has all the ingredients for festival fun

A Carnoustie festival believes it has all the ingredients to serve up the perfect slice of family fun with a tasty twist on a discus throwing contest. The discus will be replaced with a pizza base for the world’s first Highland Fling pizza throwing...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Out-of-hours GP service consultation ‘not fit for purpose’

Out-of-hours GP service consultation ‘not fit for purpose’

Consultation on Fife’s out-of-hours GP service was branded a sham as it was given the go-ahead to start on July 2. The public will be asked for views on how urgent cover is provided overnight, at weekends and on public holidays. However, there is no...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Woman rescued after 30ft coastal path fall in Fife

Woman rescued after 30ft coastal path fall in Fife

A woman has been rescued after falling from the coastal path in Fife. Emergency services raced to the scene between Pittenweem and Anstruther at around 1pm on Friday after a member of the public raised the alarm. Coastguard rescue teams and crew from...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Fife owner takes to Gumtree to sell pony she brands an ‘irritating little git’

Fife owner takes to Gumtree to sell pony she brands an ‘irritating little git’

A Fife pony owner driven demented by the “irritating” animal has become an online sensation after she tried to sell him on Gumtree. The poster, known only as Julie from Newport-on-Tay, shared the brutally honest blurb about 12-year-old Clyde, pointing...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Furious parents demand Angus school bus change after sleeping six-year-old was missed on public service

Furious parents demand Angus school bus change after sleeping six-year-old was missed on public service

Parents are fighting for school bus service changes after a sleeping Angus six-year-old was taken to a depot 55 minutes away from his stop when the driver failed to spot him. The boy was on the top deck of a public service double decker running...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional
 
Vauxhall announces electric Corsa

Vauxhall announces electric Corsa

Vauxhall is to call the upcoming all-electric version of its popular Corsa city car the eCorsa, it has been announced. Parent company PSA also confirmed the zero-emissions vehicle will be produced at its Opel/Vauxhall plant in Spain from 2020. The new...

yesterday, 12:31 in Lifestyle
 
What’s the best easy ground cover for the garden?

What’s the best easy ground cover for the garden?

John Stoa explores the best easy ground cover plants An attractive garden is usually a balance of areas of high input containing bedding plants replaced twice every year for a dramatic show of colour and other more tranquil areas that can still look...

yesterday, 12:12 in Lifestyle
 
Fishing the electric way

Fishing the electric way

A flash of silver in the swirling pool. A cry goes out: “There’s one, there’s one!” Up scoops the net and within its mesh lies a glistening salmon parr. I remove the young salmon from the net and briefly examine it before placing it into a bucket of...

yesterday, 10:37 in Lifestyle
 
Making waves with Monifieth Triathlon Club

Making waves with Monifieth Triathlon Club

Ahead of the M3 Monikie Triathlon Festival on July 7 and 8, Gayle joins an open water swimming training session If you can swim 400m, ride a bike and run 3km, you’re more than prepared for a novice triathlon. That’s what Monifieth Tri Club’s triathlon...

yesterday, 10:02 in Lifestyle
 
Willo Flood insists all the pressure will be on former side Dundee United in the Championship this season

Willo Flood insists all the pressure will be on former side Dundee United in the Championship this season

Willo Flood insists the burden of expectation will sit firmly on the shoulders of his former club Dundee United this season after a summer of “splashing the cash”. The 33-year-old midfielder left Tannadice at the end of the last campaign and signed...

yesterday, 09:51 in Sport
 


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