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Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Hewan Cottage. Photo: The Bryce Collection

Retiring May to leafy June

Winnie Stevenson (Roslin Heritage Society) continues her series of articles exploring Roslin Glen’s flora and fauna 100 years ago.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Men making chimney-sweeping brushes at Dawson's factory, Dalkeith, Midlothian, 1937. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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A journal belonging to the Dalkeith Scientific Association. Photo: Dalkeith History Society/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Dalkeith Scientific Association

The Dalkeith Scientific Association was established in September 1835 at a time when there were great breakthroughs in science and mathematics.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Dogs Trust is calling on the government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after an undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Back in the land of ‘cooncil telly’

Back in the land of ‘cooncil telly’

Say it loud, say it proud, I got cooncil telly.

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Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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An S Class submarine similar to HMS Sahib.

Friendly fire kept secret for more than 50 years

In 1942 the war was in full swing in North Africa, writes John Duncan (Newbattle at War).

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Do you know your rights when it comes to taking a break at work?

Do you know your rights when it comes to taking a break at work?

You’ve been slogging away at your desk for hours and are desperate to get outside for some fresh air.

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Anxious about travelling? Take control and have a contingency plan in place in advance.

Scots pack a hol of worries

Going on holiday is supposed to be a time when any cares and worries disappear but Scots manage to find plenty to fret about before flying.

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Curtis and Harvey Ltd horse and cart, Roslin, Midlothian, July, c.1920s - 1930s. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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Is this the best British film of all time?

Is this the best British film of all time?

Can you guess what movie tops the list as the greatest British film ever made?

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A banner belonging to the Scottish Co-operative Women's Guild, Penicuik branch. Photo: Scottish Co-operative Women's Guild, Penicuik Branch/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - PenicuikCo-op Women’s Guild

Members of the Penicuik Women’s Guild were meeting prior to its registration with the Co-op movement in 1909.

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