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Controversy over Glasgow’s Demolition Plans for Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Controversy over Glasgow’s Demolition Plans for Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

One of the totemic landmarks of Glasgow, the towering cement blocks of the Red Road Flats, have been ear-marked for entertainment, as the organizers of the Commonwealth Games plan to blow them sky-high. The demolition will feature as part of the opening ceremony when the Commonwealth Games commence in July. Many are finding it in […]

Andy Murray Opens Luxury Hotel in Scotland

Andy Murray Opens Luxury Hotel in Scotland

Andy Murray now adds Hotelier to his list of achievements as the tennis ace opens Cromlix today, a luxury Five Star hotel near his home town of Dunblane in Scotland. Formerly a grand but rundown Victorian mansion, the property has been lovingly restored and refurbished. Amongst its many attractions are a beautiful loch, a private […]

‘Sláinte’ Is an Irish Term for Good Health

‘Sláinte’ Is an Irish Term for Good Health

Many people wonder what the word sláinte means, and why the word is used so often on St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte (SLAHN-chə) is a Gaelic-Irish term for “good health,” an expression in Ireland that stems from the word slan, which means “safe.” According to a reader survey on IrishCentral.com, sláinte is the most used Irish […]

Swordsmith Seeks Apprentices

Swordsmith Seeks Apprentices

Forget apprenticing for Donald Trump.  Two apprenticeships have opened in Scotland under a master swordsmith who seeks new minds to train in the art of weaponry—as in making actual, sharp swords out of metal using nothing but rudimentary tools. While they are not making swords for knights of old to wield in ancient battle, as […]

Lockerbie – the Pain Persists 25 Years On

Lockerbie – the Pain Persists 25 Years On

Twenty five years have passed. Twenty five years, but it still feels raw to the residents of the tiny Scottish town, which became known all over the world for the most horrible reason. The Lockerbie bombing. Twenty five years of grief too for the family and friends of those who were lost that day when […]

Scottish Police Helicopter Crash Kills at Least 8

Scottish Police Helicopter Crash Kills at Least 8

There were at least 8 people killed by the Scottish police helicopter crash on Friday night at 10:25 p.m. The helicopter crashed into the roof of The Clutha Pub, according to Police Scotland authorities, and it has resulted in the deaths of at least 8, though more are feared to have died. Also, at least […]

Glasgow Chopper Crash Leaves 8 Dead in Pub

Glasgow Chopper Crash Leaves 8 Dead in Pub

  In an almost unreal but tragic event, a police chopper crash has left 8 dead after it landed onto the roof of a Glasgow pub yesterday. The popular Glasgow pub, Clutha Pub, which was putting on a live music show featuring a local ska band for the eve of St. Andrew’s Day, saw the […]

Scotland in Shock After Police Helicopter Crashed Into Pub

Scotland in Shock After Police Helicopter Crashed Into Pub

Scotland is in shock after a police helicopter crashed on to the roof of a pub in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday night.  It is thought that at least six are dead and 32 people injured.  The accident happened at 10.25 pm local time on Friday. Firefighters and police are on the scene trying to enter […]

Scotland Police Helicopter Crashes on Roof of Glasgow Pub

Scotland Police Helicopter Crashes on Roof of Glasgow Pub

A police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub, known as  “The Clutha”  on Stockwell Street in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday. According to Scotland police, there were three people in the helicopter and about 120 patrons in the pub at the time of the crash.  Latest reports indicated that there were several casualities but no confirmed deaths […]

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