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  • Scottish Leader: Using Mass Migration to Grow Population ‘Most Important National Challenge’

    01/16/2018 10:47:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the government is working to change the narrative around migration to persuade Scots that the nation needs huge numbers of people from abroad. Speaking at the launch of a Scottish government paper which argues for continuing open borders with Europe after Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), the SNP leader claimed a population that is ever-expanding as a result of mass migration is “essential to our economic prosperity”.
  • Are Skirts the Next Men’s Fashion Trend?

    01/12/2018 2:25:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 111 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 12, 2018 | Johannah Masters
    In an era during which rules seem meant to be broken — and more and more people are calling for gender equality — it should surprise no one that the fashion world is the head cheerleader for change. Case in point: the Fall 2018 Menswear designers presenting a variety of skirts on their runways. A wrap skirt paired with a matching jacket showed up at the Astrid Andersen show in London, as well as a flasher worthy trench dress at Alex Mullins and a a flirty full skirt bounced along at Bobby Abley.
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    https://youtu.be/TqQL--1Rx20
  • UFO in near miss with airbus plane over Glasgow with 200 passengers onboard

    09/02/2017 12:05:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | Mike Merrit
    “The light passed about 100-200ft above their aircraft. They assumed it to be a drone and reported it to air traffic control. There was no time to take avoiding action,” said the report on the incident, which happened on May 26. ... In 2013 another A320 also had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow. The A320 was flying with its landing lights on, in clear conditions and at an altitude of about 4,000ft above the Baillieston area of Glasgow, when the pilot and non-flying pilot saw an object “loom ahead” at a range of about 100m. The...
  • A New Trial in Scotland May Bring Universal Basic Income to Life

    12/27/2017 6:22:44 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 28 replies
    Futurism ^ | Lou Del Bello
    Advocates of universal basic income believe that the unconditional offer of a regular, though tiny, sum of money could help many get back on their feet, and even encourage them to invest in new business ideas. However, people from both sides of the political aisle have engaged with the proposal, which would cost money upfront but could deliver important savings by replacing unemployment benefits...
  • 60-Million-Year-Old Meteorite Strike Discovered In Scotland

    12/15/2017 12:06:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    ndtv ^ | 12/15/2017
    Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye have found ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the first meteorite impact described within the British Paleogene Igneous Province (BPIP), raises questions about the impact and its possible connection to Paleogene volcanic activity across the North Atlantic. Simon Drake, an associate lecturer in geology at Birkbeck University of London, zeroed in on a meter-thick layer at the base of a 60.0 million-year-old lava flow. "We thought it was an ignimbrite (a volcanic flow deposit)," said Drake. However, when researchers analysed the rock using an electron microprobe,...
  • The Scottish Government apparently decided that newborns need taxpayer-funded supplies

    12/15/2017 8:48:08 AM PST · by Salgak · 14 replies
    ParentClub (Scotland) ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Self
    Today, a British friend of mine posted a photo of his three-year-old son looking into his newborn brother's crib. Which is made of cardboard. Inquiring, it turned out to be "Scotland's Baby Box", a government-funded initiative that gives a large box full of clothing and baby supplies to every child born in Scotland. This thing makes the usual "baby bag" of freebies handed out at hospitals (and paid for by companies that hope the recipients will buy more of their product, when the starter packs run out. . .) look trivial in comparison. Since when was it the job of...
  • Digital exploration of the Sculptor's Cave [Moray, Scotland]

    11/26/2017 3:36:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Archaeology UK ^ | November 24, 2017 | Kathryn Krakowka
    During the late Bronze Age, the cave appears to have been a repository for precious objects, with finds ranging from bronze bracelets via pottery to a swan's neck pin. Large quantities of human remains have also been discovered - especially those of children - suggesting that the cave may have been a centre for funerary rites. Intriguingly, on the frontal bone of one child, there is evidence suggestive of deliberate defleshing. Some of the cave's most important features, however, are the Pictish symbols that can be found on the walls of its entrance passages. Problematically, the cave is only accessible...
  • UK Supreme Court Allows Scotland to Effectively Stop Poorer People Buying Alcohol

    11/15/2017 10:37:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Britain’s Supreme Court has allowed Scotland to become the first country in the world to set a minimum price for alcohol, after a five-year legal battle. The measure is intended to bring down levels of drinking and related harms in the country, but is likely to only affect those on low incomes, critics argue.
  • Bronze Age farmer Tam is earliest known Stirling resident

    11/09/2017 11:46:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    The Times ^ | November 2 2017 | unattributed
    A skeleton found 138 years ago in Stirling has been identified as a Bronze Age farmer who worked the land more than 4,000 years ago. The discovery makes the man the earliest known resident of the ancient capital of Scotland. The farmer, who died in his twenties, has been nicknamed "Torbrex Tam", after the area of Stirling in which he was found. Tam's facial reconstruction has been carried out by a forensic artist to discover what he would have looked like. The remains were found in 1879 when workmen digging for gravel hit the slabs of a stone-lined cist. The...
  • Not mad, just adventurous: Cyclist completes trip around the world in 80 days

    09/19/2017 4:35:50 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 37 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 19, 2017 | Peter Ford
    SPIRIT OF HUMANITY   Mark Beaumont set a world record, cycling 16 hours every day on his 79-day trip through 16 countries. The hardest part of the challenge, he said, was sleep deprivation. PARIS—As he got off his bike in front of the Arc de Triomphe, Mark Beaumont looked remarkably fresh for a man who had just cycled around the globe in less than 80 days, shattering the world record. After pedaling for 16 hours a day through 16 countries, Mr. Beaumont arrived on Monday evening to a welcome from family and friends at the spot from which he had...
  • Edinburgh University law student, 21, who mocked ISIS on Facebook is probed (trunc)

    09/05/2017 12:30:40 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 11 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9.4.17 | Amie Gordon
    Full title: Edinburgh University law student, 21, who mocked ISIS on Facebook is probed by college bosses over it being a HATE crime that 'puts minority students at risk' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4852548/Edinburgh-Uni-law-student-21-probed-hate-crime.html#ixzz4rpnatR5e Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook A law student is under investigation by his university after allegedly mocking ISIS on social media and 'putting minority students at risk and in a state of panic'.
  • Mull of Kintyre - Looking back on a Scottish mega-hit

    08/22/2017 6:10:27 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 August 2017 | David Allison
    The late summer might seem like a strange time to write and record a Christmas number one but that is exactly what happened on a Kintyre farm 40 years ago this month. The song in question was Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre", co-written with Denny Laine and featuring the local Campbeltown Pipe Band. For a number of years it was the biggest-selling single of all time, and was the first UK single to sell more than two million copies. Co-writer Laine had joined McCartney's group Wings in 1971, having previously enjoyed chart success with The Moody Blues, and over...
  • The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots

    08/11/2017 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 Aug 2017 | Dany Mitzman
    Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian Alps. So local legend has it… And there are plenty of signs to suggest that maybe, just maybe, it's true. High up in the mountains of northern Italy, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border, the people of the tiny village of Gurro speak a strange dialect, incomprehensible even to the other villages in the same valley. They have peculiar surnames, and the women's traditional costume features a patterned...
  • Scotland to Britain: Protect Scotch whisky after Brexit

    07/30/2017 7:20:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2017 8:11 AM EDT
    Scotland has called for Scotch to be defined in U.K. law so its vital whisky industry can be protected after Brexit. Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown has written to officials asking for strong legal protections for the industry, which is worth around £4 billion ($5.3 billion) in exports. A European Union definition of whisky currently protects sales from substandard products — but EU laws will no longer apply to Britain after the country exits the bloc in 2019. …
  • Six Out of Ten Scots Now Say They Have No Religion

    07/09/2017 5:43:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | 7/1/17 | Catriona Webster
    THE proportion of Scots who say they have no religion has reached a new high, a survey shows. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that nearly six in 10 (58%) describe themselves as having no religion, up from 40% in 1999. The survey, carried out by ScotCen, revealed that those aged 18-34 were the least likely to be religious, at 74% compared to 34% of those over 65. The Church of Scotland has been hardest hit by the drop in religious affiliation, with just 18% saying they belong to the Kirk compared to 35% in 1999. The proportion of...
  • Night of the Northern Lights

    06/27/2017 10:57:40 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 3 replies
    On 25th February 2014 Sun produced X4.9 flare which on 27th February caused G2 (KP 6) geomagnetic storm on Earth. It was the brightest aurora display so far during this solar maximum which I could witness with auroral displays overhead in the far north of Scotland. This short movie illustrates what has been seen from latitude 58.3 degrees north. Here is a link to the music used, as many of you asked about it http://www.pond5.com/stock-music/1070...
  • An Eerie Tour of Craignethan Castle

    06/26/2017 6:47:27 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-26-17 | JR
    Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located above the River Nethan, a tributary of the River Clyde, at NS816464. The castle is two miles west of the village of Crossford, and 4.5 miles north-west of Lanark. Built in the first half of the 16th century, Craignethan is recognised as an excellent early example of a sophisticated artillery fortification, although its defences were never fully tested.
  • Top UK University tells Immigrants: No Pooing in Bins, Showers

    06/20/2017 6:55:46 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 53 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/20/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Strathclyde University sent an email to 650 “multi-cultural” students and staff after janitors complained about “people pooing in bins, showers and the likes” and apparently not knowing there were toilets designed for such personal business. The memo was emailed last week by the operations management team of the University's state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) to its 400 students and staff of 250.
  • University warns over 'inappropriate' lavatory habits - blaming foreign students for defecating ...

    06/19/2017 6:31:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Luke Barnes
    Complete Headline: University warns over 'inappropriate' lavatory habits - blaming foreign students for defecating in the showers and dustbins The memo was emailed to 400 students and 250 staff at Strathclyde University [in Scotland] It reminded them that 'all bodily fluids' needed to be 'disposed down the toilet' The memo singled out the 'different practices' of foreign students But a university spokeswoman later hurridly apologised for the email Students at one of Scotland's top universities have been told off for pooing in showers and bins. Bosses at Strathclyde University were forced to send a memo to the 400 students and...