If you go down to the woods today, there are no big surprises. But if you go down to the woods in future years, there might be a 500kg bear staring back at you. Great for wildlife enthusiasts, but a frightening prospect to some locals. What are the arguments for and against reintroducing bears to Scotland's forests? By James McKean Over...
We are officially ‘Over the Hump’! It is Wednesday, and the downhill slope to the weekend starts here! Our new works and money section kroW now has a dedicated page on our website. We continue to grow on social media with our Instagram following up 3% week-on-week, and Over the Hump now being followed by 20,900 people on Twitter! Our highlights...
The unbelievable story of how Pepsi Cola once owned the 6th Largest Navy, but failed to win the cola wars in Eastern Europe. by James McKean During the reign of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union existed almost entirely free of western influence. Stalin’s U.S.S.R strove for self-sufficiency, meaning minimum effort was put into forming trade relationships with other states. The Soviet Union’s...
What is it like to jump off a cliff into the sea? Quite fun actually! This new adventure sport which combines elements of rock climbing, wild swimming and cliff jumping is starting to make waves around the world. On a particularly moody Sunday morning in February 2014, my friend Nick and I drove down to a small village in North...
The date of France’s last ever public execution of a prisoner by guillotine will surprise you. The last ever prison execution even more so. This article contains subject-matter and historical footage some readers may find upsetting. By Angus Wright When conversations, books or films move towards medieval ages, it is only a matter of time before capital punishment and the guillotine...
Wanting to visit Edinburgh, but can't because of lockdown restrictions? Fear not, there are several ways you can visit Scotland's capital from the comfort of your own armchair.. By Bev Cleary Stuck in ‘lockdown’ wishing you had already made that trip to the second most visited city in the UK as you had always planned? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the...
We are officially ‘Over the Hump’! It is Wednesday, and the downhill slope to the weekend starts here! There was again much to celebrate this week.  We launched our new Work and Money section - kroW.  We continue to grow on social media with our Instagram following up 2% week-on-week, and Over the Hump now being followed by 20,800 people...
How have the elite football players of the Premier League being keeping fit during lockdown? By Phil Taylor With the Premier League edging closer to a dramatic return the question remains how have the players managed to stay fit during the lockdown process and how  have the coaches been able to keep a close eye on how they have been keeping...
Chloë is our new ‘agony queen’. She invites you to take a chair, tell her your problems and await her judgement. Dear Chloë, Hi! I have been speaking to this guy for a few weeks now - we met on tinder but have talked on the phone and everything. He’s after a relationship as he said he’s had enough of one...
The numbers of military veterans who end up homeless remains shockingly high. Although the situation is improving, why do so many veterans end up sleeping rough on our streets? By Bev Cleary They have risked their lives and left loved ones behind to give their best years to serving their country, yet some veterans of recent conflicts remain homeless. Although the situation...