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Sun 23 July 2017 - 8:30 pm
Carlisle Utd striker agrees to join Queen of the South
by NEWS&STAR
19:54
08 Jun
Striker Steven Rigg says he is relishing the prospect of a fresh start having agreed to join Queen of the South. Rigg was one of 10 players released by Carlisle United at the end of last term as part of boss Keith Curle’s first team squad shake-up. But the 23-year-old has acted swiftly, sealing a move to the Dumfries-based Scottish Championship side, who are now managed by fellow Cumbrian Gavin Skelton. Rigg will complete his switch when his Carlisle contract officially expires at the...
ONE DRIVER AN HOUR SEEN ON THEIR OHONE IN SCOTLAND
by Natalie Walker
19:06
25 Apr
Almost two-thirds of Scottish motorists say they witnessed at least one driver using their mobile phone at the wheel during their last hour on the road, according to a new poll. And 97 per cent of them have told how they regularly see other drivers looking at their phones in stationary traffic. A new RAC poll also showed men are more likely to make a phone call while driving while women more likely to send a text. The automative services company says the findings show the need for ma...
RAILWAY TO MAKE FIRST PASSENGER JOURNEY
by ALASTAIR DALTON
10:18
05 Sep
HUNDREDS of passengers will today be among the first for nearly half a century to take a train to the central Borders, ahead of tomorrow’s historic line re-opening. The winners of 480 “Golden Tickets” will board special services from the Borders Railway’s seven new stations as part of celebrations to mark its restoration between Edinburgh and Tweedbank. The original Waverley line – named after Sir Walter Scott’s novels – closed 46 years ago. Lord Steel, who campaigned against the route’s c...
On this day 1952: First Scots TV show
by Scotsman
19:14
14 Mar
Saturday 14 March 2015 ON THIS day in 1952, the first TV programme to be broadcast in Scotland showed the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society performing the Duke of Edinburgh Reel. This day would be beginning of television as we now know it in Scotland. The programme was broadcast from the Kirk o’Shotts transmitter, using the 405-line television system.
SCOTLANDS WEATHER TEMPERATURE TO PLUMMET FURTHER
by ILONA AMOS
18:00
18 Jan
TEMPERATURES in Scotland could tonight plunge to the lowest levels seen this winter, according to Met Office forecasts. Readings of -7C were expected last night as amber alerts for snow and ice remained in place for some areas. But forecasters warn that gentler winds, clear skies and a carpet of snow could force the mercury as low as -15C. “Lightening winds could see readings of -10C or even -15C in sheltered parts of Argyll and Perthshire as Sunday turns to Monday,” said the Met Offic...
FORMER RANGERS OWNER CRAIG WHYTE
by by KEVAN CHRISTIE, Scotsman
18:50
15 Nov
A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of former Rangers owner Craig Whyte on Friday - as four others were detained by police investigating the sale of the Ibrox club in 2011. The four men were held during early morning raids at addresses across the UK in an operation that involved officers from Police Scotland, Surrey Police, Cheshire Police and Thames Valley Police.,BR> David Grier, Paul Clark and David Whitehouse worked for Duff and Phelps, who were Rangers’ administrators and Gary Withe...
AVERAGE speed cameras on the A9 are to be switched on
by ALASTAIR DALTON (scotsman)
21:25
12 Oct
by ALASTAIR DALTON AVERAGE speed cameras on the A9 are to be switched on in three weeks, the A9 Safety Group announced yesterday. The date – Tuesday, 28 October – was revealed as the group, which includes Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and councils, launched a campaign to remind drivers of speed limits on the road. The cameras will cover the seven single carriageway – 60mph limit – sections between Perth and Inverness, but also the continuous 70mph dual carriageway section b...
NEW WIND FARMS TO POWER HALF OF SCOTS HOMES
by Andrew Whitaker (THE SCOTSMAN)
09:02
11 Oct
by ANDREW WHITAKER Updated on the 11 October SCOTTISH ministers have approved four major offshore wind farms that it is claimed could generate enough electricity for more than half of the homes in Scotland, as part of the SNP government’s flagship policy of promoting renewable energy. The developments in the Forth and Tay regions will include hundreds of turbines said to be capable of producing up to 2.284 gigawatts of electricity – enough to power 1.4 million of the 2.4 million homes...
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