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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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Chapel Loan, leading to Rosslyn Chapel

April showers and May flowers

Among the many visitors to Roslin during the spring and summer, the botany students are easily recognised as they arrive by the early afternoon train, with their vascula slung over their shoulders, and step blithely through the village, making their way to the Glen, or in the evening with boots and clothing somewhat mud-stained, and walking less blithely they reach the station for their homeward journey to town.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Four wheelwrights outside their workshop at Fala Dam, c1890. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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A close up of the intricate tiling on the chapel floor at Newbattle Abbey. Photo: Newbattle Abbey/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Newbattle Chapel floor tiling

This image, taken from the Scran archive, shows a close up view of one of the impressive circular designs that can be found in the middle of the chapel floor at Newbattle Abbey.

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research.

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Hand to hand fighting for the railway station in  Roeux.

Deadly attacks at the Chemical Works

In the Picardy region of North East of France, lies the charming and peaceful town of Arras, writes John Duncan (Newbattle at War).

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Frozen Light production Home is aimed at people with  Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

Unique theatre show for people with learning disabilities comes to Scotland

An innovative new show aimed at people with complex learning difficulties is coming to theatres in Scotland.

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Trains in, and heading to, Glasgow will be busy with sports fans on April 21-23.

Busy weekend for sports fans on Scotland’s railways

ScotRail is advising customers that rail services to and from Glasgow over the weekend of April 21-23 will be extremely busy due to three major sporting events taking place.

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A group of people sitting outside their house in Carrington circa 1940. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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A monk brewing the famous caffeinated wine. Pic: SWNS

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone

Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone

Hackers can steal PINs and passwords simply from the way we tilt smartphones when typing in information, say security experts.

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So what's your favourite Easter Egg?

Dairy Milk set to be Scotland’s most popular Easter treat

As the Easter eggs roll off the shelves ahead of this Sunday, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Scotland’s most popular chocolate to have for Easter.

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Making a contactless payment while driving could be costly

Contactless payments could land drive-thru users with £200 bill

Drivers could be fined up to £200 for using contactless payment via their mobile phone while at the wheel, police have warned.

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Hunt is on for Scotland’s best gardener

Hunt is on for Scotland’s best gardener

The organisers of Gardening Scotland - the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – are urging people up and down the country to get their nominations in for this year’s Gardener of the Year Award.

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Orson Welles in Citizen Kane.

Top 20 films Brits claim to have seen (but possibly haven’t ...)

Consider yourself a movie buff? Turns out four in ten Brits claim to have watched a film they’ve never actually seen just to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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