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January 8, 2019 4:46 AM UK weather forecast: WARNING in place as Britain braces for SEVERE wind lashing and snow

A WEATHER warning is in place as powerful winds are expected to batter northern and eastern Scotland later today, with snow also expected across parts of the UK. The Met Office warned of transport delays in affected areas. The warning is in place for northern and eastern Scotland down to the Firth of Forth. Light snow could hit the North Yorkshire Moors 115

January 2, 2019 4:48 PM Rod Stewart's friend reveals all about Rod the Mod at the start of his career

As Rod Stewart says he would like his young lad to play him in a biopic, we talk to Gary Leport, who knew the singer when he was first starting out. On January 10 of that year Roderick David Stewart was born at 507 Archway Road to the delight of his Scottish-born father Robert, a master builder, and mother Elsie, who had already had two sons and two daughters 60

December 29, 2018 2:38 PM Scottish borders crash: Minibus overturns 'carrying 24 people on board' in horror smash

A minibus carrying 24 people overturned in a horrific smash on the A6089 between Carfraemill and Gordon on the Scottish border on Saturday afternoon, with one person confirmed dead. Police have confirmed that one person has died while 23 people, including the driver, were taken to hospital with injuries after emergency services responded to the scene 87

December 19, 2018 6:03 PM Loch Ness Monster mystery SOLVED? Historian’s NEW photo APPROVED by sightings register

A GRAINY image of a bird-like creature with a four-foot long neck has led a top military historian to announce the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has finally been solved. Ricky D Phillips was in the middle of conducting a tour of the famous Scottish loch when a beast with a long neck matching the description of the mystical creature emerged out of the freezing 81

December 18, 2018 9:59 AM History-making polar bear cub Hamish turns one

The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years has turned one. Hamish shares an enclosure with his mother Victoria at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms. Park staff have marked his birthday by giving him treats encased in an ice block and food hidden inside cardboard 59

December 17, 2018 3:53 PM Europa League draw: Celtic v Valencia, Bate Borisov v Arsenal, Malmo v Chelsea

Scottish champions Celtic have been drawn to face Spanish side Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League. Valencia are 14th in La Liga and finished third in their Champions League group, behind Juventus and Manchester United. Premier League side Arsenal play Bate Borisov of Belarus, while Chelsea - who won the competition in 2013 - take on Swedish 69

December 9, 2018 6:15 PM Dunkeld chippy offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

A Scottish chip shop is offering customers an entire deep-fried Christmas dinner. Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire claims its turkey goujons, battered Brussels sprouts and carrots and parsnip fritters are already proving popular. They are served with a giant pig-in-a-blanket - a battered foot-long sausage - and a deep-fried mince pie on the side. Sale proceeds 45

December 9, 2018 9:07 AM Feeding our old folks on the cheap in hospitals

The alarming figures have led to fears that thousands of Scotland’s most vulnerable people may not be getting enough nutrition. Orchard View in Greenock, a 42-bed facility for older people suffering from dementia that was opened last year at a cost of £7million, spent £2.50 per patient each day. Several other mental hospitals run by Greater Glasgow and Clyde 49

December 8, 2018 8:27 AM Lights, camera, action for Scotland's first film studio

A WAREHOUSE in Leith has been earmarked to become Scotland’s first dedicated film studio. The world-class complex will be based on the eastern harbour at the former Pelamis Building (Image: Ryan McVay/ Getty) The world-class complex will be based on the eastern harbour at the former Pelamis Building where Marvel Studios made Avengers: Infinity War. The site has shooting 44

December 7, 2018 1:25 PM David Coburn, gay Scottish UKIP leader, quits party over far-right shift

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland, has quit the party in protest of its shift to the far right. The UKIP Member of the European Parliament for the Scotland, who was one of the pro-Brexit party’s only out gay officials, followed former leaders Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall in quitting UKIP. In a statement, Coburn condemned the “infiltration 62