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SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury's has admitted "an error" over the mislabelling of farmed Scottish salmon. They made the confession after the Salmon and Trout Association (STA) filed a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority...
PARTS of Scotland could be battered by marble-sized hailstones as thunderstorms and heavy showers sweep across the country today, weather experts have warned. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for central and southern Scotland, as thunde
A RARE capercaillie has been released back into the wild after being found injured in Aberdeenshire. The female capercaillie was taken into the care of the Scottish SPCA earlier this month after being found injured in the centre of the village of Ballate
Lobster fishing remains big business off the coast of Maine but even with new regulations and new gadgets can it ever be sustainable? Michael Sanders investigates the real costs of the crustacean on your plate An industry based largely on lobster monocul
POLLUTION levels in Glasgow's subway system are ten times higher than on the city's streets, and eight times over the World Health Organisation's approved levels, a new survey suggests. • Pollution levels prompt concerns from environmentalists over safet
AN internationally acclaimed toxins experts is visiting Scotland next week to highlight the risks of unconventional gas extraction techniques such as "fracking". Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, a senior advisor to the Australian National Toxics...
The debate over the viability and future of wind power in Scotland is omnipresent. But another form of renewable energy could soon become part of the national energy revolution - wave and tidal energy. To date, the sector has been something of a cottage
A FARMER has spoken of his distress after discovering eleven of his sheep mauled to death and a further nine badly injured following a dog attack. Gordon Stoddart, 55, who has lived on Auchencorth Farm in Penicuik since 1975 and took over from his father
TORNESS Nuclear power station has opened to the public for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America. The power station unveiled its new visitor centre yesterday before taking guests on a guided walk of the power station – the first si
A DIVING expedition is under way to uncover the secrets of giant horse mussels on Scotland's seabed. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University have headed to Scapa Flow, Orkney, to examine the habitat of the mussels which can grow to 25cm long, equivalent
Leaked Papers Show UK Government Will Backtrack on Tar Sands Extraction Being Classified As Highly Polluting
Allowing tar sands oil into Europe would be a victory for ‘profit-before-planet’ politics warns Lorna Howarth Money talks as UK politicians back dirty oil The UK government has come under fire this week from both NGOs and scientists for rejecting an EU p
Breaking into the flat of a long dead spinster whose cats have been left to fend for themselves would be a harrowing experience, but it would at least prepare the nostrils for a sniff of the Titan Arum. After a seven year wait, the world’s largest inflor
Lightning struck a television tower in Russia's second city on Monday during a thunder storm, lighting up the sky in a spectacular display. Service from the television tower was reportedly disrupted for a few minutes following the phenomenon. The tower i
THEY might look as though they should be restricted to the golf course. But these open-sided electric microcars will be used to help tourists explore Scotland's countryside through an environmentally friendly transport scheme. The Eco Travel Network (ETN
CROFTERS are lambing. There is no better time of year, at least on a fine morning. The terrible spring made lambing in the southern areas of Scotland a ghastly experience. But those who lamb further north start later in the spring, so there is grass for
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