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September 17, 2014, 9:05 am BST

Two die as West Lothian helicopter crashes

TWO men died after a private helicopter which took off from West Lothian crashed into the sea in Yorkshire.

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September 17, 2014, 9:05 am BST

Artists unite for Scottish culture celebration

Iconic extracts of work by Iain Banks, Dame Muriel Spark, Robert Louis Stevenson, JM Barrie and Lewis Grassic Gibbon will be performed as part of a 12-hour celebration of Scottish culture being staged in one of Edinburgh’s most historic buildings on Wednesday.

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September 16, 2014, 7:44 pm BST

EIFF begin search for new artistic director

THE Edinburgh International Film Festival is seeking a new figurehead after the sudden departure of its artistic director after just three years in the job.

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September 16, 2014, 1:24 pm BST

Fireworks mark Forth Road Bridge 50th anniversary

Fireworks brought celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge to a close.

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September 14, 2014, 8:02 am BST

Orange Order rally over ‘evil’ threat to Union

Scottish independence: The Better Together campaign last night distanced itself from a “Proud to be British” Orange Order rally which warned against the “divisive and evil enemy” of Scottish nationalism and of the “delusional” politics of First Minister Alex Salmond.

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September 14, 2014, 8:02 am BST

Scottish independence: Orangemen rally for Union

SENIOR FIGURES in the Orange Order have described Scottish nationalism as “a divisive and evil enemy”.

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September 13, 2014, 6:47 am BST

Church of Scotland minister resigns

A CHURCH of Scotland minister has resigned his position with the Kirk to join former members of his congregation who left in protest at the ordination of openly gay clergy.

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September 12, 2014, 9:42 am BST

Edinburgh Airport hopes for Ryder Cup boost

EDINBURGH Airport will hope this month’s Ryder Cup reverses a fall in UK passengers after it took the shine off a record August announced today.

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September 11, 2014, 1:16 pm BST

St Andrews cat Hamish McHamish dies

The death has been announced of St Andrews cat-about-town Hamish McHamish.

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September 11, 2014, 6:59 am BST

The day Walter Scott admitted to Waverley novel

IT was a secret he had closely guarded for 13 years.

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September 11, 2014, 6:59 am BST

Fire crews tackle Edinburgh flour mill blaze

MORE than 50 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a flour mill.

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September 10, 2014, 11:58 am BST

Traffic light change clears Edinburgh tram path

TRAFFIC lights in Edinburgh city centre have been changed to cut delays caused to trams by being snarled up in traffic, the city council said today.

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September 9, 2014, 10:31 am BST

Edinburgh tram passengers at 1.5m in 100 days

EDINBURGH’s trams have carried more than 1.5 million passengers in their first 100 days of operation – putting them on track to hit their first-year targets.

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September 9, 2014, 10:31 am BST

National treasure to be sold at auction

IT is an heirloom and a national treasure which last changed hands when Downing Street was home to Benjamin Disraeli.

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September 9, 2014, 10:31 am BST

Fife Animal Park owner faces animal welfare charges

A ZOO owner is facing court accused of a string of animal welfare charges, including leaving an emu suffering from a painful beak ulcer and illegally buying lemurs, tortoises, marmosets and wildcats.

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September 8, 2014, 9:44 am BST

Battle of Prestonpans ‘windfarm’ plan sparks anger

HISTORIC Scotland has been criticised over its involvement in a planning application that could see a windfarm substation built on a historic battle site.

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September 8, 2014, 9:44 am BST

Exercises teach pensioners how to reduce falls

An innovative exercise programme to help reduce falls in older people in Scotland could save the public purse millions of pounds, research suggests.

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September 8, 2014, 9:44 am BST

Police probe claims over Mikaeel Kular’s case file

POLICE have launched an investigation amid claims council staff inappropriately accessed confidential social work files on toddler Mikaeel Kular.

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September 6, 2014, 3:08 pm BST

Spruce up for Edinburgh University’s ‘golden boy’

IT’S a shining symbol of learning that has been the crowning glory of an iconic Scottish building for more than a century.

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September 6, 2014, 3:08 pm BST

Edinburgh rickshaws avoid ‘hazard’ ban

EDINBURGH’S rickshaws narrowly swerved a ban last night after transport chiefs launched a bid to clear the “hazardous” vehicles from the capital’s streets.

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