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Although there is no official Scottish national bird, many Scots would like there to be one, and have tried to make themselves heard. There are a few Scottish birds which could fit the bill, but ballots, petitions and research show that the stunning Golden...

What is the good life? Entire books have been written to address this question. Philosophers of all ages pondered about this transcendent query as well. Still, the question remains to this present day. It therefore comes as no surprise that people are...

We Work is yet another example of a classic 'bubble'. Whether its the South Sea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sea_Company Tulips: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania Or Asteroid mining: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613758/asteroid-mining-bubble-burst-history/...

Always remember a group of Kiwis & a group of Aussies that travelled up from Brighton to London one day. The 4 Aussies bought a ticket each, the Kiwis only bought one ticket between the 4 of them. "But what happens when the Ticket Inspector comes along?"...

) Types of cold ... I was in inland Russia in -35C with no wind and as long as everything was covered, it was almost pleasant in the sunshine. But 5C in Beijing I was frozen to the core because it was so damp. Lesson : Don't be put into a negative frame...

It's time to start shouting at people about Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a lot more common than many people realise. It is particularly dreadful when it strikes the young, children, or people in their prime. A mother with toddlers who is struggling with...

I love being out in the wind and rain. I've climbed Mountains in some ferocious squalls and never felt more alive. Good boots, long johns, an old coat and a wooly hat - and I'm laughing. In winter I also try to go absolutely as long as possible without...

Voting over the air pollution The unseen diesel particles, the EU instruction to clean up our act cannot be filtered out. We are all affected and breathing in carcinogenic compounds, whether whilst sitting in cars, walking on the street or playing in...

Jane Haining was a quiet farmer's daughter from the south of Scotland who ended her life as a slave labourer in the most notorious extermination camp the world has ever known. She is the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life for Jews...

The Library of Innerpeffray, Perthshire, was founded along with a school around 1680 by David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madertie, who wanted to make books and reading available to all. This idea may seem commonplace now, but Innerpeffray was the first free public...

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