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2014-04-02 16:27:14

Scotland Week 10k Run & Festival Takes Place on Saturday, April 5 NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 5 at 8 AM, a tide of tartan will descend on New York's Central Park as up to 9,000 runners take part in the eleventh annual Scotland Run (10K), part of the Scotland Week festivities. Runners line up at West Drive near 62nd Street and finish at West Drive near 67th Street. A key part of the annual Scotland Week celebrations, and operated by New York Road Runners (NYRR),...

2013-02-24 23:00:17

CapTel, MED-EL Corporation, and Oticon are Partners in Hearing Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 Three leading telecommunications and hearing technology organizations– CapTel®, MED-EL Corporation, and Oticon–have become major sponsors of the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center, the Internet resource for adults and children with hearing loss, their families and the professionals who support them. The “Partners in Hearing” sponsorship will...

2012-11-08 08:41:25

EDINBURGH, Scotland, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A colourful picture of life in Scotland in the early 20th Century is revealed today, with the release of the Wills and Testaments from 1902 to 1925 by the National Records of Scotland on the ScotlandsPeople [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ] website. The new records, 392,595 in total, document the last wishes of 267,548 individuals who lived and died in Scotland during this period. The collection also includes the...

130 Year Old Recordings By Alexander Graham Bell Restored
2011-12-27 12:42:09

Scientists, journalists and curators have all had to opportunity to listen to audio-recordings made by Alexander Graham Bell 130 years ago. A man's voice in the recording can be heard reading "to be or not to be“¦" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet on a green wax disc. The early audio recordings had been packed away and considered obsolete at the Smithsonian Institution for over a century.  However, new technology has allowed the recordings to be recovered so they...

2011-12-21 22:55:11

Scots of Pakistani origin are 50 percent more likely to be admitted to hospital with chest pain and angina than those of Indian ethnicity, a study has found Scots of Pakistani origin are 50 per cent more likely to be admitted to hospital with chest pain and angina than those of Indian ethnicity, a study has found. Scots of Indian and Pakistani origin also have much greater levels of hospital admissions for both conditions than people of white Scottish ethnicity. Those of Pakistani...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

AG Bell has partnered with The Townsend Group to sell its exhibits, sponsorship and advertising Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), the international organization committed to advancing the outcome of listening and spoken language for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, has retained The Townsend Group to sell its exhibits, sponsorships and advertising. Founded in 1983, The Townsend Group works...

2010-12-20 05:00:00

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KILTR today announced the public beta launch of its international online platform for business professionals of Scottish descent at http://www.KILTR.com. KILTR brings together 40 million Scots worldwide to network online and tap into the vast knowledge, experience and opportunity offered by the Scottish community, which is renowned as canny and entrepreneurial in business. The company has recently closed a Series A round of financing with...

2009-08-24 10:00:00

"It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still, I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come, the British and American people will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together in majesty, in justice, and in peace." - Winston Churchill NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scots Guards Pipes and Drums are coming to New York to commemorate the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 and to pay...

2009-04-11 05:36:58

The Road to the Isles through some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery and history has finally acquired two lanes through its entire 45 miles. Scottish Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson plans to open the fourth and final section of the route to be upgraded on Wednesday, The Scotsman reports. With luck, drivers will be able to complete the journey from Fort William to Mallaig in 45 minutes if they are in a hurry. The A830, formerly infamous for its one-lane stretches and sharp turns, passes...

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2009-04-02 10:50:00

Researchers say DNA techniques may have uncovered new scientific evidence of an ancient invasion of Scotland from Ireland, BBC News reported.Scots living on Islay, Lewis, Harris and Skye were found to have strong links with Irish people, according to the Edinburgh University study.Some time around 500 AD the Gaels came from Ireland and conquered the Picts in Argyll, but the researchers said the study was the first demonstration of a significant Irish genetics component in Scots' ancestry.The...