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2014-04-08 16:22:15

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish warriors from the year 1314 took New Yorkers by surprise today as they stormed Brooklyn Bridge.

2009-04-19 12:03:32

Some jobs created by city councils in Britain and Scotland are laughable despite being an apparent drain on local resources, a pressure group says. TaxPayers' Alliance Chief Executive Matthew Elliott faulted local governing bodies such as the Newcastle City Council in Britain and Scotland's Angus Council

2009-01-18 00:43:20

The first survey of Loch Lomond in 147 years has found Scotland's most famous loch is 600 feet deep in places with sheer cliffs lining an underwater canyon. The British Geological Survey used the latest technology -- multi-beam sonar -- to map the floor of Loch Lomond, The Scotsman reported.

2008-10-13 09:00:31

By David Leask TAXPAYERS are being forced to pay out more than GBP 300 a seat for air routes with almost no passengers and "zilch" economic benefits, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

2008-10-11 09:00:14

MORE than 6,000 litres of alcohol were spilt over a road yesterday after a 38-tonne tanker overturned. The tanker, travelling from a distillery in Edinburgh, collided with a small van at 8:40am on the A71 near the North British Distillery in Addiewell, West Lothian.

2008-10-06 00:00:20

News in brief ENVIRONMENT The collapse of sea trout numbers in the British Isles has left scientists baffled as to the cause, with hauls in Scotland at a 50-year low. Last year, catches on the river Spey, the largest river on the Moray Firth system in north-east Scotland, fell by 52 per cent.

2008-10-03 18:00:24

CONCERNS have been raised over travel plans for removing coal from a proposed new mining site in West Lothian. Energy company The Banks Group submitted plans last December to extract coal and fireclay from a site near Breich.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.