An analysis of global lottery draws from the past 12 months has discovered the numbers that are most frequently drawn and conversely those that are deemed the ‘unluckiest’.
Puffin season has begun at the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick. Visitors to the 5-star Centre have the opportunity to control the interactive cameras to zoom in on the live puffin action on the islands of Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. It’s also possible to see the amazing ‘clowns of the sea’ with a range of boat trips that take in the local islands.
If you thought bird watching belonged to a bygone era, when all you needed was a notebook, binoculars and a flask of tea, think again.
As the Scottish summer holidays are fast approaching with most schools breaking up this week, you're probably wondering how to entertain the kids and whether a UK holiday is right for you. To help we have costed up the travel for a family of four to a selection of locations, with travel options from Dundee.
The “Coffice” economy (that’s coffee shop-office) is booming and four out of five Scots are part of it
When a monocled Patrick Moore waxed lyrical about astronomy in The Sky at Night, he popularised the science of the stars in a way that bewitched thousands of young viewers and gave them a lifelong interest in the subject.
Watching Sandy Galletly powering through the water it’s hard to believe that this toned swimmer is in his mid-seventies. Taught to swim by his mum when he was just eight, he showed a flair for the sport and the intervening years have seen him transform from a water baby to champion swimmer.
When it comes to sport, children often take the lead from their parents but for dad Steven Brown it was a case of “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” So when son Connor started kickboxing classes at the age of five, the Lochgelly dad decided the best way for the wee lad to improve was if he joined as well. Six years later the dad and son duo are both black belts – and the best of friends.
A delicious aroma of homemade soup fills the air as a group of hungry diners tuck in. But this isn’t any ordinary lunch – it’s Soup ‘n’ Soul, a gathering each Wednesday from 12 noon onwards in Dundee's St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, and part of the network of local organisations helping those less fortunate than us or in need of company, comfort or just a hot meal.
Back in the 1980s, when Sandy Pattullo was at college, asparagus wasn’t seen as a viable crop in Scotland. Nothing daunted, he and wife Heather enjoyed growing asparagus in the garden and when farming friends from New Zealand visited and told them it was the easiest crop on the farm, it ignited an interest in the Pattullos to grow it commercially.