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Official figures revealed those living north of the border are more likely to suffer an untimely death than in any other part of the UK, fuelled by increases in fatalities relating to heart disease, injuries and infections. In Scotland, there were 15,933 preventable mortalities in 2016, which is 1,140 higher than ... England
Warm air from Africa is giving Scottish weather a much needed boost, with temperatures set to rise to 20 degrees in some parts of the country - but how long will it last? Mild air has been pushed up from Africa and has raised temperatures across much of Europe and the UK. Aberdeenshire will ...
In answers to written questions in parliament, Scottish Secretary David Mundell confirmed to the Edinburgh North and Leith MP that his department's 2017 "Scotland's trade" campaign had been promoted to people on social media, except for those who declared an interest in Scottish independence.
On average, migrants entering Scotland tend to be younger than the general population. In the year to mid-2017, 56 per cent of all in-migrants were aged 16-34 years, compared with 25 per cent of the population as a whole. Of in-migrants from the rest of the UK, 48 per cent were aged 16-34. When it ... EU
In 2015, Europe's first catch-and-release aquarium opened in Tobermory on Scotland's Isle of Mull. The founder was inspired by similar models she saw in Canada and wanted to bring that idea to the local visitor center to help teach the costal town about its underwater backyard. Now, the Mull Aquarium ...
Property prices in the U.K. rose 4.4% in the 12 months to February, bringing the average home price up £9,000 (US$12,780) to £225,047 (US$319,912), according to the latest U.K. House Price Index released Wednesday. But price increases for February, were not as high as in January, which saw a ... Wales
Scotland's top earning senior doctors are overwhelmingly men, BBC research has found. The figures showed just 15 out of 100 of the highest-paid consultants across Scotland's health boards were women. The Freedom of Information data suggested just two of Scotland's NHS boards had as many as ...
Cunningham has written to UK environment secretary Michael Gove, Welsh environment minister Hannah Blythyn and Northern Ireland civil service head David Sterling, inviting them to a summit in Scotland to "develop an ambitious and coordinated approach to deposit return schemes for drinks ...
A GROUP of Russian oligarchs is bidding to buy Gruinard Island off the north west coast of Scotland. Gruinard is known as Anthrax Island after being used for testing biological weapons during the Second World War. It is uninhabited today due to fears of ongoing contamination. Little is known about the ...
SECTARIANISM is in decline and claims of widespread anti-Catholicism in Scotland are “unhelpfully alarmist”, according to the country's leading intellectual, Professor Sir Tom Devine. The University of Edinburgh historian claims there is little chance of coming up against religious prejudice in 2018, apart ...
It said: “Heavy snow is expected over parts of England and Scotland, especially for high ground. “As a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the UK, rain will turn to heavy snow in places. “Several centimetres of snow are possible, especially over ground above around ...
In a bid to rebrand, the Orange Order is due to hold a “media and public relations seminar in the spring” which is expected to take the form of a “how others see us” forum led by a professional PR consultant, according to an article in the Orange Torch, the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland's newsletter.
The SNP said the “contemptuous” comment is similar to a remark made by Conservative MP and former minister Oliver Letwin, who described the divisive poll tax pilot in Scotland, which was trialled in 1989, a year before it was rolled out in England and Wales, as “the Scottish experiment” when he was an ...
Scotland has become a world leader in sourcing its electricity from renewables, after a record year in 2017 for creating eco-friendly energy, figures show. The nation got more than two-thirds – 68.1 per cent – of its electricity from green schemes last year – an increase of 26 per cent on the year before.

confirmed to the Sunday Mail that none of them will be in Scotland. The decision has been met with dismay by campaigners. MSP Kate Forbes, who has led calls to ban plastic straws, said: “I recognise that a phased approach makes sense, particularly to ensure that any customers who need straws such as ...
Under the new rights, the definition of a carer will be extended, with the removal of the requirement for "substantial caring on a regular basis" - meaning more people will be able to access support. There are an estimated 788,000 carers in Scotland, including 44,000 who are under 18. The value of care they ...
Scotland's environment secretary has invited her counterparts from across the UK to a summit to draw up a coordinated plan for bottle return schemes. Roseanna Cunningham said there are areas where working together is likely to deliver “greater benefits” UK-wide. Scotland became the first part of the UK ...
Britain's second biggest police service was launched on 1 April, 2013. Eight forces became one in the biggest overhaul of law enforcement north of the border since 1967. As Police Scotland turns five, BBC Scotland looks back at its challenges, from unspeakable tragedies to misconduct allegations.
The demand for high-rise living remains strong despite a national debate on building safety following the Grenfell fire, Scotland's largest social landlord has said. Glasgow ... Last year a BBC Scotland investigation found there were more than 300 tower blocks under local authority control without sprinklers.
The committee's inquiry focuses on Scotland's priorities for future trade relations with both EU and non-EU countries. It will also be looking at how the UK and Scottish governments promote Scottish exports and Scotland as a destination for foreign investment – there is form for submissions on the Parliament ...
The Met Offce has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in large parts of Scotland on Easter Monday. Forecasters say a weather system will move in from the south and meet cold air over the UK, bringing rain that could turn to heavy snow in the south of Scotland.
The camera obscura was built in 1836, a time when Scotland was rosy-cheeked with Enlightenment endeavour. It was funded by local astronomy enthusiasts, and is the oldest continuously operated one in Scotland. This makes it Dumfries' second-biggest claim to fame – with a tip of the hat to its being ...
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 23 and 30 March. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics. Danny Tennyson Image caption Walking on water at Balmaha. Photo sent by Danny Tennyson. Dawne McPherson Image caption Dawne ...
People travelling away from home to enjoy the long weekend are set to run into huge traffic jams on major routes - with 26 million drivers expected to hit the roads over the next four days. Snow is expected to hit again on Monday but this time in southern parts of Scotland. The yellow "be aware" warning has ...
Scotland's 2018 Invention Convention participants are pictured here with their principal, Joanna Genovese. Students include Lia Munoz, Xavier Howell, Hazel Connally, Aiden Aframe, Russell Morgan, Hunter Sucato, Sebastian Utomo, Lauren Lazar, Victoria Sears, Trevor Chojnacki, Connor Chojnacki, ...
LAURINBURG — Scotland Health Care System's front lobby is full of shining stars, each one representing a physician. The stars were handwritten by health care system staff and visitors and each one carries a message of appreciation in honor of Doctors' Day. These handwritten messages carry two to ...
It also has the advantage of an electorate smaller in size than the population of Greater Glasgow. Introducing a similar system in Scotland would present challenges as well as offering benefits. The need to print and transport over 4.5 million paper ballots could be substantially reduced, saving money and ...
RALEIGH — A majority of Scotland County children live in poor or near-poor homes, a major risk factor for negative educational, health and economic outcomes, according to a new report. The 2018 County Data Cards by NC Child, a statewide nonprofit advocating for children, found that poverty and ...
With a year to go until the UK leaves the European Union, BBC Scotland has been speaking to Scots pondering a future in Spain. It's easy to understand why so many Scots settle on the Costa Blanca, with its sandy beaches, all-day breakfasts and the promise of sunshine 300 days a year. Spanish officials ...
The story also follows the parallel life of their adult daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton), whom Claire left behind in the 1960s. Outlander is filmed in Scotland and producers have said it will continue to be shot there, despite the main story moving across the sea, because of the significant resources put into ...
Hainan Airlines has announced it will be running direct flights between Beijing and two new destinations – Edinburgh and Dublin, starting in June. The new routes are the first time Ireland and Scotland have been directly connected to China and are an exciting prospect for business travellers. The flights ...
People across the world can now view all the National Museum of Scotland has to offer without even leaving their sofas. Using Google Arts and Culture's museum view experience, which is similar to how Google's Street View works, tourists can view the 20,000 objects on display at the National Museum.
The public is being asked to "shape the detail" of a new agency to revive the economy of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. The South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP) was officially launched earlier this year. It has been backed by £10m from the Scottish government and paves ...
Broadband infrastructure provider Openreach has announced plans to hire about 400 trainee engineers across Scotland over the next year. The roles will be based in the Highlands and Islands, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Perth and Kinross and Dumfries and Galloway. Openreach said ...
For the sixth year running, Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK in attracting visitors to its tourist attractions. Edinburgh is the top UK destination outside London - but the whole country is benefiting from a tourism renaissance. So why is Scotland punching above its weight?
The UK government says it is looking at ways to "counter tax rises" for armed forces personnel based in Scotland. It follows the decision by the Scottish government to bring in new income tax bands which it is estimated could affect 8,000 members of the military. The changes will see the introduction of a ...
A £25m project to improve mobile phone coverage in parts of Scotland has been announced by the Scottish government. The Scottish 4G Infill Programme will fund new mobile telephone masts in locations with no existing 4G mobile coverage. An initial 16 "notspot" sites have been identified, including in ...
The Labour Party is “back” in Scotland and is now on the cusp of winning almost half of the Westminster seats north of the border, Jeremy Corbyn will say on Friday. The Labour leader will claim that his party, dismissed as a spent electoral force after the 2015 general election, is “alive and kicking” in ...
Tapani Jokinen, who helped develop the multi-million selling Nokia 3310 and 1100 cellphones, will devliver the latest in a series of lectures organised by Zero Waste Scotland on the need for a circular economy - in which materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible and goods and services ...
Garry Ringrose with less than an hour's rugby to his credit in the last two months will line-up against Scotland with Ireland bidding to move to within one win of a Six Nations Grand Slam on Saturday. The 23-year-old centre - who played every minute of last year's Six Nations but who has missed the first ...
An MSP campaigning to end period poverty in Scotland has said the "time is right" for Holyrood to pass legislation to tackle the issue. Labour's Monica Lennon said Scotland could "lead the world" by passing her member's bill for a universal system offering free sanitary products. It follows research ...
The UK government is to table its new offer on post-Brexit powers for Scotland and Wales in the Lords within days after the three governments failed to reach a deal. The long-running dispute between the three sides is threatening to come to a head just as Theresa May meets Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's ...
A century after women's suffrage, women are still underrepresented in public statues and art. To mark International Women's Day, I am launching a campaign for a tourist trail highlighting Scotland's best memorials to women. I hope that the concept will be adopted by tourist agencies and schools to highlight ...
... sleet and also some snow pushing northwards across northern England and Scotland. “That will eventually become confined to the hills of Scotland, where today we will see some significant snowfall.” With temperatures continuing to slowly increase snow will be restricted to the high grounds in Scotland.
Sir, – Not for the first time, a correspondent in these pages proposes that Scotland has no place at the Brexit negotiations table. AA Bullions (March 3) states that the SNP, “Do… not understand that the current arrangements are that a contract exists between the UK and the EU”, which, “does not require, ...
Garry Ringrose is expected to ease Ireland's midfield injury nightmare by starting Saturday's crucial clash with Scotland, having hit full fitness following a January ankle injury. The Leinster centre could partner Bundee Aki to offset long-term injuries to Robbie Henshaw and Chris Farrell, as Ireland chase a ...
A giant three-dimensional concrete map of Scotland is to be officially unveiled next month in the Borders after lengthy restoration work. The Great Polish Map of Scotland was built in the 1970s in the village of Eddleston, near Peebles. It was constructed in recognition of Scottish hospitality to Polish soldiers ...


 

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