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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.
Digital Journal Report by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

First full humpback whale post mortem performed in Scotland

Tobermory - Scotland’s increased importance as a unique marine habitat for large species had its sadder side, Friday. Experts performed Scotland’s first full post mortem after a humpback whale was found floating in seas off the Isle of Mull.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Scots, English face off at Bannockburn battle once again

Kirkoswald - Scottish and English fighters will meet again on the battlefield Saturday to mark 700 years since their legendary clash at Bannockburn, in an anniversary laden with symbolism just months before Scotland votes on whether to leave the UK.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Hiker in flip-flops needs a rescue team from 4,000 ft mountain

Fort William - Tourists of Scotland's 4,006 ft mountain, Aonach Mor, wanted to get in touch with nature by wearing minimal to no footwear. Incidentally, one member of the group hurt his ankle and needed to be stretchered down from the mountain.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Three people jailed for wrapping bacon around mosque door handles

Edinburgh - Three people were given jail sentences after having defaced a Scottish mosque back in January 2013. According to sources, the group wrapped bacon around the door handles and threw some through the front doorway.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Scots fan at England v Uruguay goes viral (video)

Glasgow - It was a tense game as England faced Uruguay in the World Cup on Thursday night, with fans across the UK glued to their televisions. Imagine their surprise when one of the supporters wearing blue and white wasn't quite what they expected.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Man tries to row from New York to Scotland, saved by Coast Guard

A Scotsman attempting to row by himself from New York to Stornoway, Scotland found himself caught in a bad storm about 50 nautical miles off the U.S. coast. Fortunately, a Coast Guard rescue team made their way to him just in time.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Was a murder caught on Google Street View? (Video)

Edinburgh - People have found some pretty weird things using Google's Street View, with everything from people making love to donkeys lying dead on the street. This time was more serious, however, as it looked like a grisly murder was taking place.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

New Whale Week festival spotlights Scotland’s rich marine habitat

Tobermory - Believed to be the first event of its kind in Scotland, the inaugural Whale Week festival, highlighting the importance of Scotland’s west coast, peppered with islands and inlets, as a habitat for cetaceans, kicks off on Sunday, June 8.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Tibetan tranquility in the Scottish Borders Special

Eskdalemuir - Tucked away amongst the mountains and forest of the Scottish Borders is a haven of peace and tranquility known as the Kagyu Samye Ling, a Tibetan Monastery where visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the facilities and take part in activities.
Digital Journal Report by Amanda Payne - 4 comments

Stunning sculpture: The Kelpies horse-heads open in Scotland

Falkirk - A major new cultural landmark now graces the countryside in central Scotland as the breathtaking Kelpies sculptures near Falkirk was officially launched Thursday and will open to the public Easter Monday.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

UK website launched for May film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

The Royal Blog of Oz, the "Wizard of Oz"/L. Frank Baum blog of Dorothy and Ozma Productions, owned by Jared Davis and others in the Oz community recently reported that the United Kingdom website for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has launched.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Royal Navy chief warns of threat posed by Scottish independence

London - Britain's Royal Navy chief on Tuesday warned that an independent Scotland would "damage the very heart" of the military service.
In the Media by AFP

Scotland's leader woos Labour, women ahead of independence vote

Aberdeen - Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond set aside party politics in a major speech on Saturday as he appealed to Labour voters and women to back independence in the nation's upcoming referendum.
In the Media by Maureen Cofflard (AFP)

Protest over bird of prey deaths in Scotland

Inverness - A protest took place today, April 12, in Inverness over the deaths of 19 birds of prey in the region. Twelve have been confirmed to have been poisoned.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

Independence vote about Scotland future, not the SNP says Salmond

Aberdeen - Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will reach out to voters on Saturday in a key speech on the independence referendum, saying the ballot is about the country's future not his party's.
In the Media by AFP

The Kelpies sculpture in Scotland close to completion

Falkirk - An incredible monument to the use of horse power in Scotland's past is nearing completion on the Forth and Clyde canal near Falkirk.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

We Are Not A United Kingdom— We need change not 'Independence' Special

Glasgow - Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop emcee, Wee D, continues his chat with discussing the video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, produced by Omar Al-Zidjali of Redtree pictures. Danny explains why this piece is not only about Scotland's future.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Emcee WeeD—Hip Hop not just about money making or shooting people Special

Glasgow - In connection to his video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop artist and emcee, Wee D, talks about Hip Hop, his reasons for using and defending this musical genre and the benefits of Hip Hop for young people.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Danny Gillan on 'independence'— Should Scotland be independent? Special

Glasgow - Scotland will hold a referendum for independence from the UK in September. Scottish writer, Danny Gillan, continues his conversation about the future of his homeland as an independent state and whether in his view Scotland should have independence.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Danny Gillan on 'independence'— Can Scotland survive and prosper? Special

Glasgow - In September, Scotland will vote in a referendum for independence. Scottish writer Danny Gillan discusses if Scotland is ready to be an independent country; can Scotland survive and prosper and whether Scotland should declare independent statehood.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

April McFool! British papers poke fun at Scottish vote

London - An independent Scotland would drive on the right, replace the queen's head on coins and bring in UN peacekeepers with purple berets -- if Britain's newspapers were to believed on April Fool's Day.
In the Media by AFP

Companies gear up for vote on Scottish independence

Edinburgh - Six months before Scotland votes in a referendum on whether to become independent from the rest of Britain, major companies are going public on their plans whatever the outcome.Firms ranging from Royal Bank of Scotland to British Airways and Royal Dutc...
In the Media by Julien Mivielle (AFP)

Scottish independence is 'too good to miss' says actor Sean Connery

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery has said an independent Scotland is an opportunity "too good to miss" and ending the union with England would help boost artistic creation north of their common border.
In the Media by Reuters

Scotland Referendum leads to business rethink

Glasgow - The looming Referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country is already having a knock on effect, months before the vote takes place, with businesses rethinking their plans for their future in Scotland.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

North Sea oil reforms needed to reverse UK production decline

London - While the Scottish independence debate rages this week around North Sea oil revenues, a report said ambitious reforms were necessary to maximise production regardless of whether Britain or Scotland rules the waves.Britain has extracted around 42 billio...
In the Media by Jessica Berthereau (AFP)

British, Scottish cabinets clash on key oil industry

Aberdeen - The British and Scottish governments were to hold cabinet meetings in Scotland's oil capital on Monday to present rival visions for the crucial industry's future after September's independence referendum.British Prime Minister David Cameron took his mi...
In the Media by AFP

British cabinet to meet in Scotland amid independence fears

Aberdeen - The British cabinet will meet in Scotland for only the third time in history on Monday to announce plans for the country's oil industry, which it warns will decline if Scots vote for independence.The fate of North Sea oil revenues will be a key issue a...
In the Media by Robin Millard, James Pheby (AFP)
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Two members of the Gibraltar Team
Two members of the Gibraltar Team
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A huge reef of flame shells found off Scottish coast
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A huge reef of flame shells found off Scottish coast
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The view from Compass Hill on Canna  overlooking Canna Bay
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The view from Compass Hill on Canna, overlooking Canna Bay
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A red kite flying
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A red kite flying
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Coire nan Lochan  a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe  Scotland
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Coire nan Lochan, a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe, Scotland
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Loch Ness
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Loch Ness
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The Papal Visit website
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Volunteers listen to a briefing before taking part in the search for missing 3-year-old Mikaeel Kula...
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Volunteers listen to a briefing before taking part in the search for missing 3-year-old Mikaeel Kular, at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 17, 2014. The boy was last seen on Wednesday night when he was put to bed in his home in Edinburgh
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John Swinney MSP
John Swinney MSP
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Gavin Hastings
Gavin Hastings
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Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric  near Loch Ness  Scotland
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Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric, near Loch Ness, Scotland
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Videographer Maciej Winiarczyk was lucky to capture two unusual phenomena at once in Scotland in ear...
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Videographer Maciej Winiarczyk was lucky to capture two unusual phenomena at once in Scotland in early August. The Aurora Borealis, combined with noctilucent clouds.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
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Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
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Mark McConville wearing his  Jimmy hat  and waving the saltire
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Mark McConville wearing his 'Jimmy hat' and waving the saltire
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Gavin Hastings
Gavin Hastings
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Forensic officers leave the home where missing three year old Mikaeel Kular lives in Edinburgh  Scot...
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Forensic officers leave the home where missing three year old Mikaeel Kular lives in Edinburgh, Scotland January 17, 2014. The boy was last seen on Wednesday night when he was put to bed in his home
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Bottlenose dolphin pictured off the Scottish coast
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Bottlenose dolphin pictured off the Scottish coast
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Eric Joyce  MP for Falkirk  Scotland  has been suspended from the Labour party over Commons drunken ...
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Eric Joyce, MP for Falkirk, Scotland, has been suspended from the Labour party over Commons drunken brawl.
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