Category: LIFE & STYLE!

How tartan inspired hipsters and generations of style tribes

It was once a feared symbol of rebellious Highland clansmen, considered so dangerous that laws were passed to prevent anyone except Government troops from wearing it....

Sunset Song named Scotland’s favourite book in new poll

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been named Scotland’s favourite book in a new poll. The top ten novels in the BBC Scotland survey included contemporary and...

Raphael masterpiece worth £20m discovered in Haddo House in Aberdeenshire

A 16th century masterpiece of the Virgin Mary believed to be the work of the Italian renaissance painter Raphael and worth around £20 million has been discovered...

9 in 10 Brits Living ‘On Autopilot’

Millions of Brits are spending large chunks of their day on ‘autopilot’ – because they are living a ‘Groundhog Day’ existence, a study has...

Veteran broadcaster Robbie Shepherd bids farewell to BBC show

He has led the country in a merry jig for more than three decades, but Robbie Shepherd is preparing to take the floor for the last time. The veteran broadcaster, a...

Fife hospital to use facial recognition to detect vital signs

A Scottish hospital will use facial recognition technology to detect patients in need of emergency care. Victoria Hospital in Fife will be first to trial the innovative...

Why couldn’t the Romans hold and conquer Scotland?

From fierce fighters of Caledonia to the mountainous terrain of the north, many reasons have been offered as to why the Romans lasted only 80 years north of the Antonine...

MPs back calls for new BBC ‘Scottish Six’ news bulletin

Pressure is growing on the BBC to commission a “Scottish Six” after a cross-party committee of MPs backed calls for a nightly news broadcast edited,...

Value of Edinburgh’s festival soars to £313m in five years

The value of Edinburgh’s festivals has soared by almost a quarter to £313 million in the space of just five years, according to new research. Flagship events...

Homeless people given red cards by police for anti-social behaviour

Homeless people are being handed football-style red cards in a bid to clamp down on aggressive begging. Police are issuing the cards in Liverpool following complaints...