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Record breaking year for Royal Highland Show

A record breaking 190,000 visitors flocked to the Royal Highland Show over the last four days (22-25 June) demonstrating once again the strength and enduring appeal of Scotland’s iconic celebration of farming, food and rural life.

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The Scottish Parliament's debating chamber.

Safety of Scotland’s high rise homes to be examined

The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

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A Home Link Family Support volunteer plays eyes, ears and nose with a young child.

Can you help a local support group?

We are a unique volunteering service that supports parents with young children and we are looking for new recruits in Midlothian – would you like to join us? writes Jane Ellis (Home Link Family Support).

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Time to get your creative juices flowing

Loanhead pet store’s appeal to creative youngsters

Young pet lovers are being encouraged to get in touch with their inner animal and get the creative juices flowing.

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Craft Butcher Awards presentations - Hunters of Kinross receive their awards, pictured back from left, Tom Lawn of Scobies Direct, Frank Mitchell, Pamela Hunter, Liz Herkes, Judith Johnston from Lucas and Archie Hall from Dalziel.
Front from left, Conner Stewart, Iain Hunter and David Winton. Photo: Graeme Hart, Perthshire Picture Agency.

Pathhead butcher celebrates awards’ landslide

Delicious beef and tasty chicken products have helped secure Hunters of Kinross a wealth of gold and silver accolades in the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

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St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church, Dalkeith

Views from the Pews - Truth is the foundation of our society

Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who sent Jesus to the Cross, has received much bad press, writes Rev Sandy Horsburgh (St Nicholas Bucchleuch Church, Dalkeith).

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Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

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Students Lucy McDougall from Galashiels, Safari Mason from Kelso, and Nicole Crawford from Dalkeith, with newly hatched chicks

College course enjoys some animal magic

Animal Care has grown to become one of Borders College’s most popular course areas with applicant numbers rising.

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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 per cent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Drivers are facing accelerating increases in car insurance taking average premiums to £666 as Government compensation rules come into effect, new research1 from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to get active outside to protect their wellbeing.

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UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

NHS union UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish government to ‘scrap the cap’ on NHS pay, which will include UNISON members lobbying Scottish Government ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS board reviews.

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UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK Coast.

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Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Conservation bodies are calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks.

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Ensure children are safe on Scotland’s farms and crofts this summer

Ensure children are safe on Scotland’s farms and crofts this summer

With Scottish schools starting to break up for the holidays next week, NFU Scotland is warning farmers and crofters of the dangers of letting children play on farm during the summer.

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Which? said that some cameras could be hacked. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

VIRGIN Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

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Joan and Fraser Brown celebrate their Diamond Wedding with Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery and Deputy Lieutenant Ian Gardner.

Dalkeith couple’s diamond days

Joan and Fraser Brown, who live in Eskfield Grove, Eskbank, recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

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What Scottish women want revealed

What Scottish women want revealed

It’s the age old question – what do women want in men? What’s more important, height? Muscles? Beards?

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Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Around two thirds of UK road users would support a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, vans and lorries in an effort to get the worst polluting vehicles off our roads, according to a survey by IAM RoadSmart.

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