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New measures announced to speed up adoption in Scotland

Adoption in Scotland is to be streamlined to cut down the amount the time children have to wait before becoming part of stable families.

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The Waterside Hotel

Travel: The Waterside Hotel, Inverness

It was somewhat reassuring that on a rare night away from home without the kids that the Waterside Hotel in Inverness felt just like . . . home.

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Discount Hamleys toy store set to open in Livingston

Discount Hamleys toy store set to open in Livingston

Iconic toy retailer Hamleys is to open a branch in Livingston Designer Outlet, its first discount venture in Scotland.

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It's now unlikely many Scots women will be looking for a date with Ash. Picture: PA

Dating site ‘creep’ brands Scots women ‘very overweight’

AN Australian has been branded a “creep” after he rejected a Scottish woman on a dating site for being, in his words; too old and obese.

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Those looking for love in Glasgow are likely to have more luck Picture: Robert Perry

Glasgow singles have best chance in Scotland of finding love

A new survey has revealed that Glasgow is the best Scottish city to be in if you’re single and looking for a date.

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Josh with Maurice who inspired his project. Picture: Tartan Explorer

Josh Quigley: Help me feed a homeless person and give them hope

There are an estimated 100 million people homeless worldwide.

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Thousands watch Edinburgh Festival Carnival

THOUSANDS of spectators flocked to the city centre for one of the highlights of the cultural calendar.

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Travel: Silverdale Holiday Park

Travel: Silverdale Holiday Park

Set in more than 100 acres of beautiful countryside with views sweeping across Morecambe Bay.

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New production of 'Cats' at the Playhouse. Picture: supplied

Review: Cats

CAPTIVATING. Since it premiered in London’s West End in 1981, generations have been held spellbound by Cats.

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Taylor Torkington will be playing Oliver. Picture: Scott Louden

Chorister lands lead role in hit musical Oliver

AN 11-year-old chorister can consider himself “well in” after landing his first leading role in a summer production of hit musical Oliver.

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The Queen will be treated to a host of entertainers as she passes by. Picture: Bill Henry

Thousands expected to flock to Holyrood for Big Day Out

THE Queen is addressing the Scottish Parliament today at a special ceremony, which also sees Ultravox frontman Midge Ure singing Burns’ song A Man’s a Man for A’ That.

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An installation by C�leste Boursier-Mougenot. Picture: Toby Williams

The rise of Jupiter Artland on Scotland’s art landscape

Since its nomination as Museum of the Year, visitor numbers to Jupiter Artland are up by 47 per cent. Moira Jeffrey joins the judging panel on 
its visit to the sculpture park and discovers that win or lose, this corner of West Lothian is a growing presence in Scotland’s cultural and artistic life

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Underwater photos by freediver and photographer Janeanne Gilchrist

Roger Cox: The hidden world captured by Scots freediver

It’s only been going since 2014, but already Edinburgh’s annual photography festival, Retina, is turning into a serious, city-straddling proposition.

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Magician Kevin Quantum at Summerhall ahead of the Magic Festival which starts there on Friday. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh International Magic Festival to conjure thrills

ILLUSIONISTS, mind readers and magicians from across the world will arrive in the Capital this weekend for the UK’s biggest magic extravaganza.

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Participants run a mile carrying a sack of tatties above their shoulders.

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Thousands turn out for Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival

Thousands of families put their best foot forward for the Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival.

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A visualisation of how the installation might look on Edinburgh Castle. Picture: EIF

Edinburgh International Festival to make Edinburgh Castle rock a work of art

IT will last less than 20 minutes, but is expected to attract more than 27,000 people to watch the dramatic transformation of an iconic national landmark formed around 350 million years ago.

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A gentoo penguin chick being weighed. Picture: Katie Paton/Edinburgh Zoo

Gentoo penguin chicks weighed at Edinburgh Zoo

A TOTAL of 22 gentoo penguin chicks have hatched at Edinburgh Zoo so far this season.

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A woman walks next to an artwork by Harrie Fasher titled 'Which way forward?' at Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Picture: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Bondi Beach sculptures set to liven up Leith’s waterfront

It is one of Australia’s most popular outdoor events, drawing more than half a million visitors to Sydney’s famous waterfront.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh leave the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the first opening of the parliament in 1999. Picture: Bill Henry

Chinese dragons, Bollywood dancers to mark Holyrood’s 5th session

CHINESE dragons and Bollywood-style dancers will join a 2000-strong “Riding” procession to mark the opening of the Scottish Parliament’s fifth session.

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A Let's Circus performer getting ready for the Grassmarket spectacular. Picture: supplied

Grassmarket to host circus spectacular

ACROBATICS, slapstick comedy and “spine-tingling” tricks are being promised in the Grassmarket this Saturday and Sunday.

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