The best news and pictures from Scotland this week.
The Chinese festival, considered the world’s largest, is marking its 35th year. It opens on January 5 and runs for a month.
People gather for sunrise at Newgrange on the morning of the winter solstice, which is marked by pagan celebrations.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children's Hospital today (December 11 2018) following the announcement the Duchess will become the new patron of the hospital.
A chip shop is offering customers a seasonal treat – an entire deep-fried Christmas dinner. Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire says its turkey goujons, battered Brussels sprouts and carrots, and parsnip fritters are proving very popular. They are served with a giant pig in a blanket – a battered foot-long sausage – and a deep-fried mince pie on the side. The speciality supper will set you back about £10. Sale proceeds are going to the community, with a visit from Santa and his reindeer planned.
More than 1,000 students from St Andrews University celebrated at Thursday’s winter graduation ceremony. Students from 80 different countries were joined by former Open champion, Paul Lawrie and Old Course Hotel owner, Herb Kohler, who received honorary degrees at the ceremony.
The mayor of Tijuana declares the situation a ‘humanitarian crisis’ as the ‘migrant caravan’ is halted at the US-Mexico Border.
Hundreds of students take part in the traditional Raisin Monday foam fight on St Salvator’s Lower College Lawn at the University of St Andrews.
The Queen has opened a new wing and unveiled a series of newly-commissioned artworks while visiting the RAF Club in London to mark its centenary year.