Tyndrum
Four and a half weeks of endless exertion, nearly 300 mountaintops scaled, and finished with 48 hours of non-stop running - Donnie Campbell astounded runners everywhere by shattering the Munro running record by over a week. By Andrew Cook While Skye may be famously known for men called Donald wearing kilts instead of trousers, Skye-born Donnie Campbell has given the Isle...
josh quigley
Endurance rider Josh Quigley is embarking on a new challenge this weekend - to set the fastest time to cycle the North Coast 500. In December last year, Josh was on a solo round-the-world trip when he was hit from behind by a car in Texas, and sent flying 50 yards. The former Deans Community High School pupil was in hospital for...
Frankfurt Christmas Market
Christmas Markets are back on for 2020. So where in Europe can you experience Christmas at its most magical? By Phil Taylor The year 2020 will go down in history as one of troubled times and strange moments. However, we can hopefully see a return to near normality by the end of the year and one of the things that makes...
Scottish football club ownership
Just won the lottery? If you want to invest in a Scottish football club you don't necessarily need to have won the jackpot. By Angus Wright Despite its history and loyal following, Scottish football has always been viewed as a lower level of the sport by outsiders. Even the Scottish Premier League is criticised and looked down on, especially when compared...
Doune Castle
Stirlingshire’s Doune Castle is the best-preserved medieval stronghold you are likely to find in the whole of Scotland; from its formidable 12-metre high curtain wall, to its imposing main tower. So well preserved, in fact, that it has been predominantly used as a filming location in many major films and TV shows, from comedy classics like Monty Python and...
It looms over the Scottish countryside. What is the story behind this huge pyramid standing majestically in the middle of the Aberdeenshire countryside? By Angus Wright Scotland is the last place you think of when someone mentions pyramids. These impressive structures normally conjure pictures of monoliths in the Egyptian desert or the Mexican jungle. But tucked away in the woods of...
They were called the 'heather priests' - a small clandestine 18th Century community set up in the secluded Braes of Glenlivet at a time when Catholicism was still illegal in Scotland. Visiting the remains of Scalan Seminary brings home how remote some communities in Scotland can be, and reveals secrets to Scotland's past. By James McKean In the Braes of Glenlivet,...
Road Works Sign
Traffic using the B9080 bridge over the M9 at Muriehall will be controlled by temporary traffic lights between 09:30 and 16:30 on 27th, 28th and 29th July. This is to allow operating company Amey to upgrade the safety barrier on the bridge. These works are not expected to cause any significant delays. A spokesman for Amey said: “The safety of workers remains...
On Saturday July 25, executive producers Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and Kai Hsuing (“Lords of Chaos”), along with Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (“Whitney,” “One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland”) are inviting budding film makers the chance to pick up their cameras to create “Life In A Day 2020.” Exactly 10 years after the original “Life In...
Martyn Day MP has called on West Lothian small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the role they play in their communities. Shopkeepers have until Friday, September 11th to nominate their businesses via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will...