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Cosmic gathering in Sanquhar set to reveal secrets of the universe

Land artist Charles Jencks will be joined by leading cosmologists for Cosmic Collisions, Birth, Rebirth and the Universe

WORLD-RENOWNED artists, architects and scientists are heading to a historic Dumfriesshire former mining town to reveal the deepest secrets of the universe.

12:00am Monday 22 May 2017

Alaskan treasures to be returned home after Aberdeen preservation job

One of the artefacts preserved by Aberdeen University archaeologists

A HUGE collection of 50,000 “frozen in time” Alaskan artefacts are to be returned home after being preserved by archaeologists at Aberdeen University.

12:00am Saturday 20 May 2017

Rab Wilson: Gang alang fir a braw day celebratin aathing Scots

Scots speikers wull gaither up fir the SLS annual Collogue

THIS while ah’d bin giein a heize tae the wark o the Scots Language Centre, but this week it’s the turn o a sib organisation, the Scots Language Society (SLS), or Scots Leid Associe. The Scots Leid Associe wis foondit in 1972 an aye ettles tae…

12:00am Thursday 18 May 2017

Wave trials to revolutionise work at sea with better tidal data

The Butt of Lewis lighthouse, where the Lews Castle UHI team’s radar is based

THE way that waves and currents are measured – which is vital for those who make their living from the sea – could be transformed following a year-long trial by a group of researchers in the Western Isles.

12:00am Friday 19 May 2017

Monster gaming becomes a virtual reality at Dundee Design Festival

Dundee's V&A Museum of Design

PEN and paper monsters will be transformed into virtual reality characters in a gaming challenge at this month’s Dundee Design Festival.

12:00am Tuesday 23 May 2017

Call for action as study finds 60% of those in poverty live in working households

Experts from Cardiff University say the figure is the highest recorded

RESEARCHERS are calling for tax credit cuts to to be reversed and high housing costs to be tackled after finding that 60 per cent of people in poverty across the UK live in households where at least one person is in work.

12:00am Tuesday 23 May 2017

Roundabouts and T junctions dominate list of 20 worst hotspots for cycling accidents

The Sustrans survey took into account frequency and severity of accidents as well as the number of cyclists using routes

ROUNDABOUTS in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wallyford and a junction on the Stirling University campus are among 20 cycling “collision hotspots” identified by new research.

12:00am Monday 22 May 2017

Letters II: Party manifesto must be clear that an SNP vote is a vote for indy

Gloating: David Mundell

THE party manifestos are out. The Unionists have spoken and their message could not be clearer. The Labour Party and the LibDems are implacably opposed to independence. Theresa May makes it clear that with her expected and increased parliamentary…

12:00am Monday 22 May 2017

Book Review: David McCrone's ambitious analysis of Scotland's sociology leaves important stones unturned

Author David McCrone is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh

THE title of this magisterial volume immediately raises the questions of what a sociology of Scotland can offer, and in what way is it different from other accounts. Professor David McCrone, joined by a handful of other writers, offers an analysis of…

12:00am Monday 22 May 2017

Plain packaging bid to stub out smoking comes into force

Cigarettes and tobacco for sale in a corner shop in standardised packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking

CIGARETTES and other tobacco products must be sold in plain packaging from today in a move hailed by campaigners as a “momentous milestone” in the aim of drastically cutting smoking rates in Scotland.

12:00am Saturday 20 May 2017
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