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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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Upcycle and recycling...Lynne Marshall with just some of the bikes which have been recycled or donated to the Just Cycle charity in the last year.

Tweeddale charity lacks funding but not ambition

A charity launched in the Borders in October 2015 is not short on ambition.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Lorna Robertson

Lorna sails into Masterchef quarter-finals

A former Southern Reporter journalist is taking on her toughest challenge yet as a contestant on BBC cookery show Masterchef.

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92-year-old Robert Cheape with mini-Shetland pony, Wilson at Riverside Health Care Centre, Selkirk.

Borders debut for mini ponies

Residents at Selkirk’s Riverside Health Care Centre enjoyed the mane attraction on Tuesday when they received a visit from miniature Shetland ponies Wilson and Edwardo.

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Lorna Robertson, who appears on BBC Ones Masterchef tonight.

Lorna cooks up a storm on BBC’s Masterchef

A former Southern Reporter journalist is taking on her toughest challenge yet as a contestant on BBC cookery show Masterchef.

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Kelso Ladies in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Kelso Ladies 2007

Not many teams can run successfully with no paid coaches, no substantial funding and no venue to call their own.

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research.

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Abbey Fitness Centre in Kelso raised more than �1,300 for Comic Relief.

‘Fantastic turnout’ as centre pedals for charity

A Kelso fitness centre has raised more than £1,360 in a charity spinathon, marking the centre’s 20th anniversary.

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Border Reivers Steve Scott, Scott Newlands, John Dalziel and Gregor Townsend in 2007.

NOSTALGIA 2007: Supporters see red in bid to save Border Reivers

In 2007 Border Reivers Steve Scott, Scott Newlands, John Dalziel and Gregor Townsend were keeping up community involvement, despite the shadow hanging over the Netherdale-based professional rugby club.

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Frozen Light production Home is aimed at people with  Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

Unique theatre show for people with learning disabilities comes to Scotland

An innovative new show aimed at people with complex learning difficulties is coming to theatres in Scotland.

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Trains in, and heading to, Glasgow will be busy with sports fans on April 21-23.

Busy weekend for sports fans on Scotland’s railways

ScotRail is advising customers that rail services to and from Glasgow over the weekend of April 21-23 will be extremely busy due to three major sporting events taking place.

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A monk brewing the famous caffeinated wine. Pic: SWNS

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone

Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone

Hackers can steal PINs and passwords simply from the way we tilt smartphones when typing in information, say security experts.

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So what's your favourite Easter Egg?

Dairy Milk set to be Scotland’s most popular Easter treat

As the Easter eggs roll off the shelves ahead of this Sunday, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Scotland’s most popular chocolate to have for Easter.

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Lichens grow on the branches of many trees at Dawyck.

Trees sourced from around the world planted at Dawyck Garden

The Dawyck Botanic Garden is a 62 acre Regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and is situated about 10 miles from Peebles, near Stobo. The garden is famous for its old and majestic specimens of trees, especially conifers.

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Shadow is 15 years old and has only three legs - he is delightful and desperate to find a new family.

Reasons to take on an elderly cat

Elderly cats are often overlooked in Rescue Centres because people think that they will end up paying excessive vet bills or may not have the cat for very long.

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