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Seaweed the Key to Rejuvenate Crofting?
Researchers have suggested that an ancient farming system, which incorporates seaweed, could be used on land a much wider area and increase the production from crofting in the Highlands. See: Seaweed the Key to Rejuvenate Crofting?
Arnie's Survives Edinburgh Traffic
Arnold Schwarzenegger narrowly avoided being terminated by a Number 36 bus as he cycled the wrong way down one of Edinburgh's busiest streets. See: Arnie's Survives Edinburgh Traffic
An Iconic Nip at £2,000 a bottle
A new blend, made by Chivas Regal is to be launched at £2,000 a bottle, including taxes. See: An Iconic Nip at £2,000 a bottle
Government Scolds Trump - Then Asks For Help
Managers at the government owned Prestwick airport have been in discussions with the Trump organisation, which owns the nearby Trump Turnberry Golf Resort, to explore a commercial partnership. See: Government Scolds Trump - Then Asks For Help
Open Golf Sinks a Fortune into Scotland
The Open Championship in St Andrews brought £140 million into the Scottish economy last year, according to new research. See: Open Golf Sinks a Fortune into Scotland
Paisley Bids to Be City of Culture
Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture has been met with some surprise.. See: Paisley Bids to Be City of Culture
Plan to Restore Historic Whisky Distillery On Ice
The project to restore a ruin known as "the birthplace of Scottish whisky" appears to be heading for the buffers. See: Plan to Restore Historic Whisky Distillery On Ice
Harris Gets Weaving and Its Orb Gets Lyon's Approval
The Lord Lyon, King of Arms, has granted that the orb trademark be the industry's coat of arms which will provide a further layer of protection from imitations See: Harris Gets Weaving and Its Orb Gets Lyon's Approval
Wettest Winter on Record
We are getting used to breaking weather records with "warmest" and wettest so it was no real surprise to see that the Meteorological office had announced that the 2015/2016 winter had been the wettest ever since records began in 1910. See Wettest Winter on Record
People With Glass Houses Will Have to Stump Up
The glass houses in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, some dating back to the 19th century, are in need urgent of repair and restoration, having suffered not only the ravages of time but the increase in damaging storms in recent years. It is estimated that the cost could be £40 million. See: People With Glass Houses Will Have to Stump Up
The Jackie Takes to The Stage
In the 1970s "Jackie" magazine produced by D C Thomson, the publisher of The Sunday Post was a top selling magazine for girls with 600,000 copies a week. Now "Jackie the Musical" relates the fortunes of a woman called, you guessed it, Jackie., will start a national tour in March, after a premiere in Dundee. See: The Jackie Takes to The Stage
Three Cheers for Three Stills in Hawick?
Whisky distilling might be returning to the Borders after a break of over 100 years if the Three Stills Company gets planning approval for a proposed facility in Hawick. See: Three Cheers for Three Stills in Hawick?
Barking Mad? The Search for Scotland's 'Ambassadog'
VisitScotland, formerly the Scottish Tourist Board, has come up with a wheeze to capitalise on canine popularity: enter the 'Ambassadog.' See: Barking Mad? The Search for Scotland's 'Ambassadog'
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