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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.

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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.

2008-09-21 18:00:18

By IAN ROBSON WRITER Val McDermid had to make changes to her successful novel Place of Execution for its TV adaptation. The novelist, who is based in Northumberland, was happy to make amendments to get the story on screen.

2008-08-29 18:00:39

By Mackenna CATHY Jamieson needs to pep up her leadership campaign. It's one thing to call for improved health screening for athletes.

2008-08-04 18:00:34

IRVINE Welsh's directorial debut has been put on hold after Scottish Screen withdrew GBP 400,000 funding.

2008-07-20 18:00:23

HEART-THROB James McAvoy will pick up pounds 12million to star in two sequels to this summer's blockbuster film Wanted. Hollywood bosses have given the go-ahead to the action thrillers in which Scot McAvoy, 29, plays office nerd-turned-assassin Wesley Gibson.

2008-06-26 00:00:00

The title of this new musical takes its name from the Tony Hatch- penned song made a huge hit by Lulu.

2008-06-24 03:01:44

By Buescher, James By James Buescher / Sunday News Correspondent Over a pint of Guinness at a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland, or at a rugby match in Belfast, Northern Ireland - these are the places you might find a bunch of guys conspiring to form a Celtic battle-music band.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.