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Lifestyle

The puffins are back on the Jewel of the Forth – but not for long

July 11 2017

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.

Lifestyle

Summer holiday get aways from Dundee for all the family

June 29 2017

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.

Lifestyle

Paul’s passion for planets makes him see stars

June 24 2017

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.

Lifestyle

Champion swimmer Sandy’s living life in the fast lane

June 17 2017

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.

Lifestyle

Father and son duo Steven and Connor are the perfect kickboxing team

June 3 2017

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.

Lifestyle

Dundee’s pride: hoping those who need it with sustenance for body and soul

May 30 2017

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.

Farming

Asparagus – the king of vegetables

May 27 2017

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.

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