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2014-09-26 12:23:33

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenmorangie is proud to celebrate its third consecutive year being named a Hot Prospect Brand by Impact, the popular spirits, beer, and wine publication of M. Shanken Communications, Inc. This honor brings special significance since Glenmorangie is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to receive the title the past three years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148602 Impact, a source for global news and research, holds the utmost...

2014-09-24 16:23:49

GLENEAGLES, Scotland, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Will today's result be an omen for who will win The Ryder Cup? Only time will tell." - Golf pundit and former Ryder Cup captain, Colin Montgomerie European journalists enjoy narrow win over American counterparts at what could be an early predictor of this year's result The European team are favourites to retain this year's Ryder Cup if a media event held at Gleneagles today is anything to go by....

2014-09-23 23:01:07

Domain Names Brand Easyspace Offers New Scottish Internet Identity Glasgow, United Kingdom (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Scotland’s new domain Dot Scot is now available to register for Scots living in the United States. The .scot domain, which will give Scottish businesses and individuals across the world a unique Internet identity, has entered the General Availability phase and is now available from ICANN-accredited domain name registrar Easyspace. According to census reports there are...

2014-09-22 08:29:30

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has achieved its target enrolment of 700 subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease into the second of its two Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM), a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This multi-centre, placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-005) is aimed at assessing the efficacy of LMTX(TM) in people diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's disease. The study...

2014-09-17 04:21:26

GLASGOW, Scotland, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First antibacterial with a new mode of action from a truly novel class of anti-infective in over a decade MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a truly novel class of anti-infectives, announces today that it has secured GBP4.0m ($6.4m) to advance the development of its lead antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, against a range of Gram-positive infections including Clostridium...

2014-09-11 12:30:43

AHMEDABAD, India, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotland will vote on an independence proposition on September 18, and Elegant MicroWeb, of Ahmedabad, India, wishes the Scottish people the best during this important time in their history. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/705199 ) In 2001, just two years after the Scottish Parliament was established, it became the first of many organizations throughout the United Kingdom to join hands with...

2014-09-08 23:09:29

Dave Pearson, Director of the company that invented the Worlds’ largest zero carbon 900C heat pump will represent Star at Scotland’s upcoming renewable heating seminar. Glasgow (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Hosted by Glasgow University, and organised by trade body Scottish Renewables, “Harnessing Heat from Rivers” is the first event to shine the spotlight on deploying river source heat pumps. The seminar will focus on cutting edge developments being made in the water sourced heat...

2014-08-19 23:14:46

Document Generation Platform-as-a-service (DGPaaS) enables the embedding of HotDocs interviews in third-party applications Lindon, UT and Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 HotDocs, the market leader in document generation software, announced today that it will be showcasing HotDocs Cloud Services at ILTA 2014, which runs August 19-21 at the Gaylord Hotel in Nashville. The hosted platform, which was released earlier this year, enables organizations of any size to experience...

2014-08-12 16:25:32

VisitScotland launches online guide to series' stunning locations EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with the STARZ network premiere of Outlander in the US, which took place this past Saturday, August 9, generating over 3.7 million views, fans of the bestselling novels can now follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire with a new interactive map courtesy of VisitScotland. The map will also provide a unique opportunity for Canadian fans to research the...

2014-08-05 12:28:15

EDINBURGH, Scotland, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year running and fresh off the back of a sensational Commonwealth Games, Miller Homes is giving local sports clubs across the country an opportunity to win a fantastic GBP500. Launching the scheme again in June this year, the leading UK housebuilder is aiming to promote fitness within its communities by encouraging local clubs and organisations to enter the competition. To be in with a chance of...


Latest Scotland Reference Libraries

Angus Cattle
2014-07-04 09:54:06

The Angus is a breed of cattle originating from Scotland. They were developed using native cattle from the Aberdeenshire and Angus counties of Scotland. They are known to most of the world as Aberdeen Angus. Before the 1800s the Aberdeenshire and Angus cattle were called Angus doddies. In 1842 a bull was born to Hugh Watson named Old Jock. Another one of his cattle was a cow named Old Granny, that was born in 1924. Most of the Angus of today can be traced back to these two cattle. In...

2012-06-18 09:40:26

Symbol: ATGLF Group: Dicot Family: Chenopodiaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: CAN    N Synonyms:   ATFR3 Atriplex franktonii Taschereau Distribution: AtriplexglabriusculaEdmondston var.franktonii(Taschereau) S.L. Welsh distribution:CAN(NB, NS, PE, QC) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

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2008-05-19 10:10:04

The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland. It is one of the oldest terriers as well as one of the oldest working breeds in Scotland; it was bred to hunt burrowing prey. The average Cairn Terrier stands between 9 and 13 inches tall and should weigh 13 to 18 pounds, although some can weigh as little as 7 pounds or as much as 27 pounds. It has a harsh outer coat that can be red, sandy, gray, cream, wheaten or brindle, and a soft, dense undercoat. The breed is loyal and strong. It can be...

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2008-05-18 18:19:00

The Border Collie is a herding breed that descended from breeds near the border of England and Scotland. It is commonly considered the most intelligent breed of dog. It has always been a herding breed and has more recently become popular as a pet and a sporting dog. The Border Collie is a medium-sized dog with a fairly thick double coat. Black and white is the most common color combination, although its coat can be black tricolor, red and white, red tricolor, blue and white, red merle,...

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2007-04-19 05:12:06

The Knifetooth dogfish, Scymnodon ringens, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58° N and 15° N, at depths of between (200 and 1,600 m). Its length is up to 3.61 ft (1.1 m). The Knifetooth dogfish is a rare species inhabiting continental slopes, usually mesopelagic although taken most often near the bottom. It is black in color,...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'