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...
Dark Tourism, where people choose to vacation in places associated with death and killing, has become much more visible on social media. It can range from genocide (Auschwitz and the Killing Fields), nuclear disasters (Chernobyl), to bubonic plague catacombs (Paris). Why are more tourists going to these sites and what should you be mindful of when visiting? By Phil Taylor The...
Scotland's Coastal waters are home to five species of sharks, killer whales and plenty of prey such as seals. Scotland would seem to have the perfect habitat conditions for great whites to thrive, yet they are not seen. Why? By Angus Wright Scotland is well known for its wildlife on land, in the air and in the sea. With a huge...
The Bolton Strid on the River Wharfe has a rumoured 100% fatality rate for those unfortunate enough to fall into its deadly waters. What makes this idyllic stream deadlier than even the Niagara Falls? By Bev Cleary It might look like the kind of picturesque, babbling brook you would see in a Disney movie or one of those gorgeous, scenic watercourses...
'For the Love of Scotland' event starts at 6pm tonight and will be streamed on the Gigs in Scotland Facebook and YouTube page. The star-studded event aims to raise money for the Masks for Scotland charity to buy protective equipment for the NHS. The three-hour live stream, which starts at 18:00, will be hosted by DJ Edith Bowman and features Annie...
Exclusive new drone footage recorded just before the Covid lockdown has shown the dramatic scale of building works in Winchburgh. In the video, the development of the new £6m public park can clearly be seen. The new 78-acre park will include 31,000 newly planted trees providing woodland walks, as well as several play areas, a café, an enclosed dog park, community...
The sight of an 'M' road will be known to all Winchburgh residents, with the village being close to both the M9 and M8. Any certainly the sight of a road sign indicating an 'A' or a 'B' road will be a familiar one to any driver. But the sight recently in the village of road signs indicating road...