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Single to Tweedbank, Please
A new railway line - the longest new domestic line to be built in the UK for over a century - has opened to link Edinburgh with the Scottish Borders. See: Single to Tweedbank, Please
Beano /Queeno - Dennis the Menace Compared to Prince Philip
The Beano childrens' comic has published a cartoon of the monarch reading that publication and saying: "That Dennis causes trouble everywhere he goes . . . reminds me of my Philip!" See: Beano /Queeno - Dennis the Menace Compared to Prince Philip
Robert Burns the Musical
It appears that the 'Thriller' star Micheal Jackson was a Burns fan and collaborated on a musical based on the poet's life which may now become a permanent tourist attraction in Edinburgh. See: Robert Burns the Musical
I Name this Monster, 'Elizabeth'
According to papers of naturalist Peter Scott, it seems that the Queen and Prince Philip very interested in the hunt for The Loch Ness Monster. Scott even suggested naming the creature after the Queen - "Elizabethia nessiae" See: I Name this Monster, 'Elizabeth'
Edinburgh to Get Its Own Dram
A single malt distillery is set to return to Edinburgh fr the first time in nearly a century. The former master distiller for The Macallan, plans to open the Holyrood Park Distillery. Rhe distilley aims not only to produce a hand-crafted single malt whisky but also to reinforce the capital's position as a world-class tourism destination. See: Edinburgh to Get Its Own Dram
Want Your Porridge in a Cone or a Slider?
A museum in Newtonmore has teamed up with an ice cream producer to make and sell porridge flavoured ice cream. See: Want Your Porridge in a Cone or a Slider?
A Monstrously Good deal for Loch Ness Brewery
Loch Ness Brewery, based in Drumnadrochit, has got its beer into 49 Marks & Spencer outlets throughout Scotland. See: A Monstrously Good deal for Loch Ness Brewery
Apples, Barter and Cider - Simple as ABC
A cider maker in East Lothian is offering free cider or apple juice in exchange for spare apples. See: Apples, Barter and Cider - Simple as ABC
Connery Swings into Golf Movie
Jason Connery, son of the James Bond actor, is behind a major film based on the life of 'Old Tom Morris' of St Andrews. See: Connery Swings into Golf Movie
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