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Opportunity knocks at St Cyrus

Opportunity knocks at St Cyrus

Red-breasted mergansers belong to a group of ducks known as the ‘sawbills’, so called because of the serrated edges to their bills, designed for gripping slippery fish. It’s all about finding the right opportunity – and this pair of red-breasted...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
The Verdict: Ten-man Dundee United beat St Mirren 2-1 in the Scottish Cup to make it through to quarter-finals

The Verdict: Ten-man Dundee United beat St Mirren 2-1 in the Scottish Cup to make it through to quarter-finals

Dundee United are through to the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup thanks to this ultimately hard-fought win over St Mirren. The Tangerines absolutely cruised the first half and went into the break two goals to the good after strikes...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
Scotland 13 Ireland 22: Scots dire defensive errors lift Ireland to Murrayfield victory

Scotland 13 Ireland 22: Scots dire defensive errors lift Ireland to Murrayfield victory

Three defensive calamities by Scotland gave Ireland all the ammunition they required to get back on track and inflict the first away win at Murrayfield in the Guinness 6 Nations for three years. Ireland’s three tries all resulted from Scottish errors,...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
RESTAURANT REVIEW: 16 West End, St Monans (43/50)

RESTAURANT REVIEW: 16 West End, St Monans (43/50)

Tucked away by the harbour in St Monans is one of the East Neuk’s dining gems although the downside to eating here in winter is that you don’t get to enjoy the beautiful sea views. Upon being welcomed by the friendly staff, we were shown into the cosy...

9 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Container crops

Container crops

Discover a variety of edibles you can grow in any space Many people would love to grow vegetables, but simply don’t have a big enough garden, or in some cases, don’t have an outside space at all. Lucky, there are many crops that will grow happily in...

9 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Montrose will put derby delight to one side to concentrate on Stenhousemuir

Montrose will put derby delight to one side to concentrate on Stenhousemuir

Montrose manager Stewart Petrie enjoyed some derby delight against Brechin but will put that win to one side to take on Stenhousemuir today. Petrie is hoping for a better outcome at Ochilview this afternoon than when the Gable Endies were hit by a...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
St Johnstone manager may opt for continuity of selection

St Johnstone manager may opt for continuity of selection

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is hoping continuity of selection will help the Perth side regain their pre-break momentum. Saints have struggled to click as an attacking force since their best performance of the season at Dens Park that ended 2017...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell hoping to reap benefits of mini winter break against Stranraer at Gayfield

Arbroath boss Dick Campbell hoping to reap benefits of mini winter break against Stranraer at Gayfield

Arbroath boss Dick Campbell is hoping the hard work his players put in during a mini winter break will reap dividends when they face Stranraer at Gayfield this afternoon. The table-topping Red Lichties lost their last League 1 game at home to local...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
Mark Reynolds confident Dundee United have what it takes to win cup clash

Mark Reynolds confident Dundee United have what it takes to win cup clash

Mark Reynolds will look around the Dundee United dressing room today and conclude that they have enough to beat St Mirren. The Tangerines may only be sitting third in the Championship while the Buddies are up in the Premiership but Reynolds is...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
Blustery day at Murrayfield could play into Scotland’s hands

Blustery day at Murrayfield could play into Scotland’s hands

The wind that swirls around the bowl of BT Murrayfield could be to Scotland’s advantage today in their Guinness 6 Nations clash with Ireland, if it’s as strong as forecast. Two years ago the wind helped Scotland to a commanding 21-5 half-time lead,...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
Matt Taylor sticking with Scotland

Matt Taylor sticking with Scotland

Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor will complete his current contract and stay until 2021 despite reported interest that he should join Australia’s coaching team under Michael Cheika. Taylor had also been mentioned as a potential target for England...

9 February 2019 in Sport
 
A tale of espionage and… knitting

A tale of espionage and… knitting

Knitting during both the First and Second World Wars was vital for the wellbeing of troops. Whether it was socks, hats, mittens or scarves, handmade gifts meant a lot more than warmth, they truly improved the happiness of soldiers. But did these home...

8 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Dundee United post financial loss of over £200,000

Dundee United post financial loss of over £200,000

Dundee United have made a loss of £218,993 for the year ended June 2018. The figure contrasts with a £1,042,855 loss the previous year, which the Tangerines have labelled a “significant improvement.” United also saw their trading turnover reduced by...

8 February 2019 in Sport
 

Political forecaster Sir John Curtice claims Brexit has made Scots independence cause harder

The UK’s top political forecaster has claimed the SNP’s anti-Brexit stance has dented the party’s prospects of an independent Scotland. Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, said the issues of Brexit and Scottish...

8 February 2019 in Politics
 
Andrew Nelson insists new-look Dundee are no longer Premiership pushovers

Andrew Nelson insists new-look Dundee are no longer Premiership pushovers

Andrew Nelson defiantly insists the new-look Dundee team he is part of can no longer be considered pushovers by the rest of the Premiership. The 21-year-old striker was snapped up by Dark Blues boss Jim McIntyre last month for an undisclosed fee from...

8 February 2019 in Sport
 


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