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Interview with Alan Mair of The Only Ones Special

The Glasgow-born singer/songwriter/bass player/guitarist, also a former member of The Beatstalkers - "the first Scottish pop stars" - filled Digital Journal in on his new solo project.

Family heartbreak as body of missing Karen Buckley is found

Glasgow - Police in Glasgow have identified that the body found yesterday near a farm north of the city is that of missing Irish student Karen Buckley.

Unusual finding at Glasgow's Kelvingrove—The Antiques Roadshow Special

Glasgow - Glasgow has many free, interesting attractions. One of the more famous is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End. What you might not expect to find while browsing around is the filming of an episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Special

Glasgow - Today, July 23, sees the start of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. In temperatures surprisingly warm for the Scottish city, athletes, spectators and citizens have been enjoying the build up to the opening ceremony due to take place this evening.

Scottish firefighters save Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow - The quick response of the fire service, arriving within four minutes of the first call to the emergency services, has meant they were able to save more of the Glasgow School of Art building than had been thought possible.

Glasgow School of Art catches fire Special

Glasgow - The iconic Glasgow School of Art building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is in flames, with a column of smoke visible from across the city.

Review: Glasgow Botanic Gardens Special

Glasgow - Glasgow will be filled with visitors this summer for the Commonwealth Games 2014, but what if you are not a sports fan and want to enjoy other aspects of the city? Glasgow translates loosely from the Gaelic as "dear green place" for a very good reason.

Glasgow 2014: Demolition cancelled following protests

Glasgow - It must have seemed like a good idea to the organisers of this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but the demolition of five tower blocks as part of the opening ceremony has been cancelled following protests.

Independence — Is Scotland ‘Better Together’ than 'Independent'? Special

Glasgow - Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop emcee, Wee D, discusses why he feels he is fortunate and is firmly in the ‘Better Together’ camp and not voting 'Yes’ in the upcoming referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country.

Commonwealth Games 2014: opening ceremony with a difference

Glasgow - As the city of Glasgow in Scotland prepares to host the Commonwealth Games this summer, an unusual start to the opening ceremony has been announced today April 3.

Everybody know – Glasgow's Southside Fringe Festival is happening Special

Glasgow - Glasgow’s Southside Fringe recently opened its new HQ in Pollokshaws Road and started its crowdfunding appeal towards its upcoming 2014 festivities. Corinna Currie discusses the purpose and aims of the Southside Fringe Festival due to take place in May.

Report: Glasgow helicopter tragedy, engines 'flamed out'

Glasgow - A report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that both engines "flamed out" on the helicopter that crashed into The Clutha bar in Glasgow on November 29, 2013.

Clutha helicopter tragedy — Glasgow pulls together benefit gigs Special

Glasgow - On Friday, November 29, a Police Scotland helicopter crashed on top of the Clutha Vaults bar. Nine people died and 32 were injured, 14 seriously. The Glaswegian community quickly gathered to arrange benefit events for victims, families and rescue teams.

Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub; kills 8, injures 32

Glasgow - At 10:25 p.m. local time Friday, a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Early figures — that one person was dead and 32 injured — have been revised up.

Helicopter hits Scottish pub, casualty numbers unknown

Glasgow - A police helicopter has crashed into a pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Two police and a civilian pilot were aboard the aircraft, with more than 100 in the pub.

Developers destroy years of Glaswegian voluntary work in minutes Special

Glasgow - South Seeds volunteers spent three years building and nurturing a community garden in a troubled area to have it razed to the ground by property developers.

Is the Glaswegian still making idiotic decisions? Special

Glasgow - Danny Gillan, a Glaswegian care-worker, and writer rounds up his conversation with a chat about his music and work and wonders if he is still making bad decisions.

Scottish care-worker and writer — "I am an Idiot" Special

Glasgow - Glaswegian writer and care worker, Danny Gillan, who sometimes plays guitar, carries on his conversation with Digital Journal.

Study: Stroke victims show recovery after stem cell therapy

Five out of nine stroke victims at Glasgow's General Hospital, in their 60s, 70s and 80s, taking part in a preliminary clinical trial of a new treatment that involves injection of stem cells into the brain, have shown "mild to moderate" signs of recovery.

Famous Glasgow landmark may be forced to close

Glasgow - The Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street which were designed by famous Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh may be forced to close.

Glasgow to be heated by underground water

Scientists at the Glasgow Caledonian University are investigating old, abandoned mines to see if the water in them can be used to heat the city using geothermal energy.

Aliens welcome in Glasgow says City Council

It's one of the stranger requests from the FOI Act but in response to a member of the public's enquiry about "what provisions have been put in place for our inevitable encounter" with aliens, Glasgow City Council said they would be welcome.

Cheerleader Championships in Glasgow

Scotland is best known for kilts and bagpipes but that is all going to change in June 2013, when pompoms will be the order of the day.

Snake on a plane in Glasgow

Startled staff clearing up a plane that had just landed at Glasgow airport from Cancun, Mexico found an 18 inch long snake.

Scarlett Johansson films in Glasgow

Glasgow is becoming a popular spot with filmmakers. Recently, the city hosted Brad Pitt in a zombie movie, now Scarlett Johansson is filming scenes for 'Under the Skin'.

'The Parlotones' rock Glasgow Special

Top South African band, 'The Parlotones', finished their latest tour of the UK with a storming performance at the Oran Mor venue in Glasgow.

Review: Lip Service, The BBC's Best Kept Secret

Glasgow - Lip Service is the BBC Three's best kept secret and one of the best drama's on TV that you're probably not watching. Check out my review on why it's not to be missed.

Security costs for 2014 Commonwealth Games a 'real risk'

Glasgow - Public spending watchdog Audit Scotland has announced concerns over the security costs of the Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow 2014.

57-year-old man admits to raping girls 20 years ago

Glasgow - David McCallum, a father of three, has admitted at the High Court in Glasgow that he is guilty of raping three girls when they were aged between 9 and 12, twenty years ago.

Apology issued to dad questioned for taking pictures of daughter

Paisley - A shopping centre in the west of Scotland has issued an apology to a man after contacting the police because he was taking pictures of his daughter eating ice cream.
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The fire at the Glasgow School of Art
The fire at the Glasgow School of Art
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The fire at the Glasgow School of Art
The fire at the Glasgow School of Art
David Young
River Kelvin  Glasgow
River Kelvin, Glasgow
The Clutha Vaults  Glasgow  is the cream building in the foreground
The Clutha Vaults, Glasgow, is the cream building in the foreground
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Paul Watt  a regular at the Clutha pub  reacts at the police cordon set up around the site of a heli...
Paul Watt, a regular at the Clutha pub, reacts at the police cordon set up around the site of a helicopter crash on the Clutha in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, November 30, 2013
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The Parlotones lead singer Kahn Morbee
The Parlotones lead singer Kahn Morbee
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 Furtivo  the snake found on a flight from Cancun at Glasgow airport
'Furtivo' the snake found on a flight from Cancun at Glasgow airport
Scottish SPCA
South Seeds community project Agnew Lane  Glasgow
South Seeds community project Agnew Lane, Glasgow
South Seeds
Crawford Smith
Crawford Smith
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Celtic  Park in Glasgow  presently the largest capacity soccer stadium in Scotland.
Celtic Park in Glasgow, presently the largest capacity soccer stadium in Scotland.
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Glasgow s Southside Fringe Festival
Glasgow's Southside Fringe Festival
Southside Fringe
Rescue workers examine the wreckage of a police helicopter  which crashed onto the roof of the Cluth...
Rescue workers examine the wreckage of a police helicopter, which crashed onto the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow, Scotland. November 30, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Russell Cheyne
Ibrox Park  Glasgow  home of Glasgow Rangers
Ibrox Park, Glasgow, home of Glasgow Rangers
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Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University
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Glasgow s Southside Fringe Festival
Glasgow's Southside Fringe Festival
Southside Fringe Karen Diver
Corinna Currie
Corinna Currie
Southside Fringe
A view of the Red Road flats
A view of the Red Road flats
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Clyde  official mascot of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Clyde, official mascot of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
South Seeds community project Agnew Lane  Glasgow
South Seeds community project Agnew Lane, Glasgow
South Seeds
Rescue workers examine the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed onto the roof of the Clutha...
Rescue workers examine the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed onto the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow, Scotland November 30, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Russell Cheyne

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