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Glasgow Film Festival to feature boxing champ Benny Lynch's rise and fall

One of Scotland’s forgotten sporting heroes is set to get top billing at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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A recreation of the royal stronghold of Rheged which has been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway. PIC GUARD Archaeology.

Lost dark age kingdom discovered in Galloway

A “lost” dark age kingdom has been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway after archaeologists finally solved the mystery surrounding the location of the elusive stronghold.

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The famous opening scene features Renton and Spud running down Princes Street after stealing goods from John Menzies. Picture: Film4.

Five Trainspotting locations which have changed beyond recognition

IRVINE Welsh’s Trainspotting with its mean streets, drug-ridden council estates, and dodgy toilets showed the world a gritty side of Scotland’s capital they had never seen before.

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Red, Red Rose Street Brings Burns to Edinburgh this January

Red, Red Rose Street brings Burns to heart of Capital

THERE’S a chance to celebrate Burns’ Night early this weekend when Red, Red Rose Street, a new festival of Burns’ music and words comes to the Capital.

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Speed-flyer Willis Morris in action

Meet the thrill seekers

There are no prizes for discovering a new climbing route, a first ski descent or for surfing a remote cold-water wave in Iceland.

Adventurers risk everything in pursuit of their sport and the satisfaction of achieving a first.

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Details from Old World to New World (1874) which typified the movement of people from Europe in the mid 1800s. PIC Wikicommons.

The 200 Scots buried in a mass grave in Quebec

They sought life in the New World; weavers, farmers, wives and children who boarded a ship at Greenock in 1857 to be met by both opportunities and loved ones in Montreal.

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Stranger Things has been a huge hit on Netflix. Picture; contributed

Scam warning issued for Netflix and Amazon Prime users

Netflix users in Scotland are being urged to stay vigilant after an online scam has emerged targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Greenfield Primary School in Govan. PIC www.geograph.co.uk

School where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim wins historic listing

The Glasgow primary school where Sir Alex Ferguson learned to swim as a young boy is the latest historic property in Scotland to have its heritage protected.

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Captivate Theatre's Oliver

Banish the blues at The Brunton

WHY not banish the winter blues with a trip to Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre. Their current season boasts a vibrant music programme with performers of all eras and genres.

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SCO bring Stan and Mabel to Edinburgh

SCO bring Stan and Mabel to town

THE Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) brings the exciting story of Stan and Mabel to town to entertain the Capital’s children this month.

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe pictured filming in Tweeddale Court. Picture: SWNS

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were in Edinburgh’s Old Town today to film some scenes for the upcoming third series of the programme.

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What songs are on the new Trainspotting (T2) film soundtrack

The sequel to Danny Boyle’s acclaimed comedy drama Trainspotting will feature an eclectic mix of punk and new wave hits, including songs by Blondie and The Clash.

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Trainspotting 2 is out in January. Picture; PA

Blue Monday: 20 reasons to be cheerful on year’s most depressing day

HOLIDAYS are over and it’s back to work with expanded waistlines and shrunken bank balances.

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MYSTERY: Harriet Gordon-Anderson and Amber McMahon in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

EERIE, sinister and disturbing in parts, Malthouse and Black Swan State theatre companies slick co-production of Picnic at Hanging Rock is a perturbing piece of theatre.

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The Cluny Centre hosts a variety of groups. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Council rules out new community centre for growing Morningside

COUNCIL chiefs have ruled out a new community centre in Morningside to replace a busy church-run centre which is closing.

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Capital’s ghost signs spelling out city’s urban past

They offer a tantalising glimpse into a bygone age, having withstood the onslaught of time to bridge the gap between past and present.

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Arlene Stuart will host the awards this year.

Arlene Stuart announced as host for Local Hero Awards

Arlene Stuart has been confirmed as the host for the the Local Hero Awards 2017.

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A warning is being issued for those who illegally stream tv. Stock image

Warning letters to be sent out in illegal TV crackdown

Internet and television providers are sending out warning letters to households believed to be watching pirate TV, either from illegal downloads or Andriod/Kodi devices.

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The revamp for the Scottish National Gallery is due to be unveiled in the spring of 2019.

National Gallery revamp wins £2m boost from Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has agreed to bankroll a radical transformation of the nation’s flagship art gallery - after its display of Scotland’s most important paintings was branded “an institutional embarrassment.”
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Forth One's Grant Stott announces break from radio

He’s been on air for 27 years, entertaining the people of Edinburgh with his quick wit and amusing anecdotes.

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