Cycling septuagenarian takes to the saddle for cancer charity

Having not regularly ridden a bicycle since passing her driving test 56 years ago, Janice Houghton-Wallace has set herself the challenge of not only getting back on a bicycle again but training to take part in a cycle time trial challenge as part of the Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival at Peterborough on 2 June.

Four Scottish pubs have scooped awards at the Pub and Bar awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

Criminal gains are to benefit local community projects

Ill-gotten gains diverted to help community project

Wigtown Festival Company has received a cash boost £6,706 for local creative and cultural activities during its Year of Young People 2018 programme.

Sports clubs have been recipients in the past.

£10,000 grant for community groups

Community groups in Scotland that help local people look after their hearts can now apply for a regional grant up to £10,000, thanks to national charity Heart Research UK and Subway.

Poetry and prose will form a large part of the project culminating in a public exhibition in Dumfries during the summer and Wigtown Book Festival.

Ill-gotten gains diverted to help Wigtown community project

Wigtown Festival Company has received a cash boost £6,706 for local creative and cultural activities during its Year of Young People 2018 programme.

Paula Ward, VisitScotland regional leadership director.

Looking forward to a full and exciting tourist season

Tourism businesses are preparing themselves for a busy year as the season gets fully under way.

A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
You could get married at an iconic Scottish landmark, such as Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow's West End (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 of the best outdoor wedding venues in Scotland

Scotland doesn’t always get the best weather, but the spring and summer months tend to bring with them a few gorgeous days and weeks.
Loreburn is the first social landlord in Scotland to use the technology.

Latest technology used to predict and avoid falls

Dumfries and Galloway housing association Loreburn has become the first social landlord in Scotland to adopt new wearable technology that predicts the potential risk of falling for its sheltered housing customers.

Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
Mollie Hughes has summited Mount Everest twice

How Scotland's mountains prepared Mollie Hughes for Everest

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes explains how living in Scotland prepared her for record-breaking climb of Mount Everest.
Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is a great weekend getaway (Photo: Contributed)

10 three-night summer staycations in Scotland for less than £300

Whether you're planning a romantic trip for two, a family excursion or a group holiday with a difference - we’ve put together a list of fantastic places to stay here in Scotland.

A new �3.5 million fund has been made available to social landlords.

New funding for enegy efficient social housing

Social housing landlords will be able to make their properties more energy efficient, with money from a £3.5 million decarbonisation fund.

Pot holes are costing motorists and insurance companies around �1million per week.

Continuing cost of pothole damage

New research reveals that the pothole ‘epidemic’ is costing UK motorists and insurers a whopping £1 million a month.

The Fisherfield Forest Munros contain two of Scotlands least climbed mountains (Photo: Shutterstock)

The 10 wildest and least climbed Munros in Scotland

Head into the wilderness and take on one of the most remote Munros.
Daniel Lacey is pictured with the 7000-year-old bog oak which he is using for his Spring Fling exhibits. The wood was recovered from a layer of peat in the Solway Firth last year.

Rare find leads to unique exhibits

A Langholm-based craftsman is turning his hand to creating furniture from a 7000-year oak tree for this year’s Spring Fling open studios event.

Scottish Rural Action and Disability Equality Scotland are seeking clarity on the legal status of planned RBS branch closures.

Clarity sought on legal status of RBS closures

Scottish Rural Action and Disability Equality Scotland have joined forces with Jeane Freeman MSP to seek clarity on the legal status of the planned closures of 62 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branches across Scotland.

The Dryfesdale Country House Hotel near Lockerbie is now on the market with a price tag of over �2.3million.

Long-established hotel up for sale

A well-known hotel near Lockerbie has been put on the market with an asking price of more than £2million.

Launch of Citizen Girl...Emma Ritch and Talat Yaqoob from Women 50:50 join up with Girlguiding Scotland members to launch their 2018 campaign.

Girlguiding Scotland steers girls towards politics

Girlguiding Scotland and Women 50:50 have joined forces to empower a new generation of girls, with their joint Citizen Girl project. Here, we find out more about it...

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