transport
Scotland’s Refurbished Trains Still Shit on the Tracks

Bear with us on this one, right, but if the Pope was to visit Inverness and Glasgow on an official visit to Scotland, and let's say he travelled by train and needed a poo mid-journey, then Read More >>

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Vegan Irn-Bru Sandwiches Exist Now

We didn't think there was much of a crossover between Irn-Bru fans and vegans, but either we were wrong or a café is about to go bust, because it's gone to all the effort of creating a sandwich that combines the two. Read More >>

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Genius Scotsman Reverse-Engineers His Own Full-Sugar Irn Bru

News that the sugar in Irn Bru was being cut in half did not go down well in Scotland, where it's the best-selling drink – above even Coca-Cola products, which win in most territories. But an enterprising Scotsman reckons he's come up with a homebrew recipe that tastes the same as the old version. Read More >>

energy
Scottish Island Has Electricity All Day Now

The internationally renowned knitwear hotbed that is Fair Isle is in the news today, and not because someone's bought a bespoke jumper for £200. It's because the island is finally luxuriating in an uninterrupted, 24-hour electricity supply. Read More >>

health
Scottish GPs Start Prescribing Lovely Walks

GPs up in Shetland are the first in the country to try an entirely new method of tackling obesity and all the other forms of modern malaise that have us staring sad-faced at our doctors all the time, with 10 surgeries around the islands starting a scheme that encourages the prescribing of walking and birdwatching to help with various physical and mental ailments. Read More >>

space
Scotland’s Commercial Space Industry Joins the Four-Mile-High Club

There won't be too many science fiction novels or TV series based on the work of Skyrora and the launch of its Skylark Nano rocket from Scotland, although it is a vaguely successful first in the history of the UK's space industry. It's the first commercial rocket launch from Scotland, they say, and signals that there could indeed be a massive future space industry based up in the highlands. Read More >>

cars
Scottish Car Manufacturing Restarts for Tall People Having a Midlife Crisis

This lovely car here is the Raptor RR, a vehicle best described as being a bit like a Caterham but longer, so it can fit tall people in. You also need to have a garage to keep it in for 363 days of the year and have up to £44,000 to spend on what is basically a massive toy to be at least the third car in the household. Read More >>

environment
Scottish Games Cancelled for Hay

Again, we're here with some good news and some bad news about Extreme Heatwave 2018 and its effects on the country. The good news for one particular Scottish farmer is that it's been decent enough weather to get a hay crop in, the bad news is that it was so hot and dry – yes even in Scotland – that the grass grew more slowly than usual, hence the cancellation of this year's Invercharron Highland Games that really has to use that exact same hay field. Read More >>

food
Scots Still Eat What They Damn Well Like

Researchers looking into the effects of the endless healthy food messaging that's been thrown at us over the recent years have some bad news from the lands north of the border, where not much has changed. Square sausages and bacon have not yet been hounded out of popularity, and five-a-day still mostly refers to bottles of Irn-Bru. Although some of them are sugar-free now. Read More >>

animals
It’s Tourist Season so Scientists are Dredging Loch Ness Again

Scientists who fancy a romantic busman's holiday to the Scottish highlands have come up with a new reason to examine the contents of Loch Ness, with this latest team hoping to analyse the water to hunt for the DNA signatures of mysterious contents. Read More >>

booze
Scotland is Putting an End to Cheap Booze From Today

Back in 2012 the Scottish government passed some legislation to implement a minimum price on alcohol, in order to tackle issues with overdrinking. Despite some of the legal challenges that legislation faced in the years since, today is the day that it goes into effect. Read More >>

science
170 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprints Just Turned Up on Isle of Skye

Suspiciously close to the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes the new announcement that researchers have discovered fresh sets of dinosaur footprints on the north eastern part of Scotland's Isle of Skye. The prints are around 170 million-years old, and are the second set of fossilised prints discovered on the island. Read More >>

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Uber Accused of Excess Sneakiness in Winning Aberdeen Licence

Uber recently added Aberdeen to the list of UK cities it's allowed to operate within, but the area's MSP claims the way the cab firm and the council handled the deal was a bit of a whitewash. Read More >>

weather
The Oldest Snow Patch in Scotland is About to Melt

Imagine a patch of snow being so old and legendary that it even has its own name. Welcome to the Scottish Highlands where a patch of snow, known as "the Sphinx", has only disappeared six times in 300 years. Read More >>

scotland
East Dunbartonshire is the Best Place in the UK for Women, Apparently

If you're a woman and fed up of falling victim to that gender pay gap in your local area, you may want to consider packing your bags and heading for Scotland: East Dunbartonshire has been voted the best place for women to live in the UK thanks to a recent BBC Radio 4 poll. Read More >>