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October 2018

Circus ban debate: ‘you wouldn’t annoy an 800lb predator’

Image copyright Thomas Chipperfield Image caption Mr Chipperfield has two lions Tsavo and Assegai and a tiger called Altai he keeps as his pets as well as his performing partners “You wouldn’t want to annoy…

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Child sex abuse support service wait ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mother said the wait for counselling was a dark time for the family A mother waiting for support for her children after her ex-husband was jailed for abusing…


Hundreds told of partner’s abusive past

Image copyright PA Nearly 1,600 people in Scotland have been told about the abusive past of their partners since the introduction of a new law in 2015. Police Scotland said that 3,500 people in total…


Doddie fund raises £250k for MND research

Image caption George “Doddie” Weir revealed last year that he had motor neurone disease A foundation set up by former rugby star Doddie Weir has raised £250,000 for research into motor neurone disease (MND). The…


£1m boost for Glentress Forest leisure plan

Image copyright Forestry Commission Scotland Image caption Miles of new trails will be built as part of the major investment A new forest leisure project in the Scottish Borders has secured £1m of public money….


Children’s author backs bid to save public libraries

Image copyright Helen Pugh Image caption Children’s author AH Proctor will visit 50 public libraries and donate hundreds of books during National Libraries Week Children’s author AH Proctor has said Scotland’s public libraries are vital…



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