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 >>

cars
Scotland’s New Bridge Closes… For Opening

Scotland's new Queensferry Crossing road traffic bridge is to close this weekend, but it's not broken or anything. The cars are being made to go away again so that people can enjoy a walk over the 1.7 mile river bridge. Read More >>

transport
London to Scotland Sleeper Trains to go Full Travelodge From 2018

Did you know, right, that there's an overnight train that connects London to Scotland? With beds? Proper, lie-down-in, beds? And someone to bring you a cup of tea in the morning? Well there is, and even though the shaver plug sockets have been upgraded and turned into USB outputs in the last year or two, it's all a charmingly old fashioned experience. But that is to change from 2018, when a new fleet of 75 bespoke modern carriages enters service. Read More >>

education
Scottish School With One Pupil Needs a New Teacher

The Scottish school of Foula Primary is after a new teacher, and it shouldn't be too much like hard work as from next term there's only going to be one child attending. Read More >>

energy
Scotland Nearly Hits Renewable Power Independence

The turbines dotting the hills of Scotland had a cracking month in May, with the modern white totems to consumerism and their solar panel chums generating 95 per cent of the country's home electrical needs. Read More >>

emoji
England, Wales and Scotland Get Their Own Flag Emoji

A Cheeto is President of the US, the UK has decided to divide itself in two while continually arguing with itself, and we have newspapers that lie with impunity to push the agendas of their billionaire owners. But never mind, the Welsh dragon now has its own emoji. Read More >>

phones
Highest Phone Box Survives BT’s Latest Cull

The highest BT phone box in the UK is to survive for a few more years at least, as the phone network operator has scaled back its plans for a cull of public call boxes. Read More >>

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Barack Obama Is Coming To Scotland

Since the UK seems to be obsessed with bringing back symbols of better times right now, it should be excited to hear that 44th US President Barack Obama is heading to Scotland next month. Read More >>

VR
Curious About Scotland? Try it in VR First

Stressed about exchange rates and want to holiday nearer home this year so every family lunch doesn't cost £85? Try Scotland. It uses the same money, mostly the same language and has mountains and sea and B&Bs, and if you're still not sure there's now an option to have a quick look around its greatest tourists spots in VR before committing to getting there. Read More >>

archaeology
This 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword Is Absolutely Incredible

In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. Among the items found is a gold-decorated spearhead, and a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition. Read More >>

gadgets
Celebrate St Andrew’s Day With the Best of Scottish Technology

Google still thinks lying to tourists about dinosaurs still being real is Scotland's greatest contribution to the world. But it's not. And no, it's not deep-frying Mars bars, either. Read More >>

transport
World’s Shortest Flight Logs 1,000,000th Passenger

The world's shortest scheduled flight, which links the remote Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray, carried its one millionth customer this week -- quite a remarkable feat on a route that currently operates a tiny eight-seater plane. Read More >>

google
Earn Some Cash on the Side by Talking to Google in a Scottish Accent

Google can help you earn $$$$ by working from home, as long as you're Scottish and have access to a PC and/or Android-powered mobile phone. Read More >>

energy
Scotland Will Soon Get the World’s Biggest Floating Offshore Windfarm

Congratulations to the people who live north of Hadrian's Wall. Your country’s seas are about to become the proud guardians of the world’s largest floating wind farm. Read More >>