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From Rob Roy to Long John Silver, Peter Pan to Harry Potter, Scotland’s landscapes, history and passionate people have helped breathe life into some of the world’s best-loved literary heroes.

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Just a quarter of Scottish workers get enough mental health support

Just a quarter of Scottish workers get enough mental health support

New research has found that only a quarter (24%) of Scottish workers feel their employer provides them with enough mental health support in the workplace.

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5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

When the Conservatives won a majority in 2015’s general election, a petition which originated during the Scottish referendum campaign, gained a new lease of life.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
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Extra drive on roads maintenance

Scotland’s trunk roads are set for a maintenance investment boost with a rise in funding for improvements across the network.

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The Stranglers are embarking on a tour of Scotland.

Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!

The Stranglers’ story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it’s one that is still being written.

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Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their ‘healthy’ living habits!

Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their ‘healthy’ living habits!

The majority of Brits (61 percent) are in complete denial about their health, according to new research.

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Homes pay out £86m to retired Scots

Homes pay out £86m to retired Scots

Property wealth is boosting the retirement standard of living of Scottish pensioners by more than £86 million, according to new analysis from Keyretirement.com

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Top illnesses of British travellers revealed

Top illnesses of British travellers revealed

An online flight comparison company has discovered the top illnesses and injuries that British travellers have encountered on their holidays where they’ve had to seek medical assistance.

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Volunteering to help old folk can be so rewarding

Volunteering to help old folk can be so rewarding

Could you make a difference to the lives of older people in your local community?

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Over 50s are big spenders on home and lifestyle

Over 50s are big spenders on home and lifestyle

Aspirations for dream homes and cars are not just for the young, many of us live this dream after we turn 50 by carrying out major spending on homes, cars and holidays.

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Evidence suggests some children do not wake to commonly used smoke alarms.

Families wanted for new smoke alarm study

Researchers are seeking hundreds of families across Scotland to help them trial a new smoke alarm sound aimed specifically at waking children.

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One in six fear they will need money from their kids in retirement

One in six fear they will need money from their kids in retirement

Forget the Bank of Mum and Dad – nearly one in six parents worry they will have to turn to their children for financial support in retirement, research from MetLife shows.

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Scots warned to hang up on new phone scam

Scots warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Scotland are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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Festival Co-Chairmen Roger Goodyear, MBE, and Keith Newton, MBE, with Valerie Cheyne of ACE Winches

Firm gold sponsor for Boat Festival

ACE Winches is pleased to announce its support for the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy.

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This youngster was delighted with his Christmas presents

Festive cheer in Moldova

Stella’s Voice is thanking all those who donated to its Christmas appeal.

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Karen Lau, pictured right, with link worker Susan Rendell

Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Creative Mintlaw pupils praised at Art Exhibition

Talented Mintlaw Academy pupils had their artwork on display at a recent Art Exhibition.

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Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Horticulture students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) were among those from around Scotland who attended the Grow Careers event at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to learn more about opportunities in their chosen field.

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Cecilia Penny was better known as Bunty

Tributes paid to beloved Bunty

The North-east lost one of its most ardent supporters of its culture and heritage on January 20 with the death of Cecilia Penny, better known by the affectionate name of “Bunty”.

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Manhattan Mooring Poles by Andrew Simpson

Another win for Malcolm

Peterhead Camera Club members gathered to hear the results of their latest internal competition, ‘Night Photography’ recently.

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