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Rani of Jhansi by Ramu and Shubho Karmakar | Photo by Miriam Ali for Greater Govanhill

City of Empire: New exhibition unveils Glasgow’s colonial legacy 

City of Empire, a new permanent exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum unpacks Glasgow’s ...
Magic Scales - and author Paul Murdoch

How one author set out to change perceptions of asthma through stories

“At four years old I remember rolling down a grassy hill on a summer’s day. ...
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Provost ‘horrified’ by Argyll and Bute Council’s poor road maintenance

Long-awaited flood prevention works in Kilcreggan now look set to be finished two months late, ...

The struggle of migrant mothers: escaping abuse and confronting international abduction charges

Every year, thousands of immigrant mothers suffer violence from their partners, resulting in them running ...
A view of the Viking wind farm from the Vidlin junction at the weekend. Photo: Shetland News

Viking Energy bond well worth waiting for says Shetland council chief executive

THE LONG-awaited and overdue financial bond for the Viking Energy wind farm has finally been ...

‘Relentless, embarrassing & cruel’: Report highlights social isolation faced by young women in Highlands

It is 5:35pm on a warm spring evening in Inverness and, as a 16-year-old, I ...
Edinburgh City Chambers. © 2023 Martin McAdam

Edinburgh Council denies services for children with additional support needs are being cut

The Edinburgh Reporter has been told that many applications for Enhanced Support Base (ESB) placements ...
FONDS images on display at Tramway

FONDS: New multimedia exhibition tells the stories of Govanhill through its most treasured objects

FONDS, a new photography exhibition, podcast and film will open in our new exhibition space ...
cars parked on pavement in Edinburgh

Edinburgh becomes first local authority in Scotland to enforce pavement parking ban

Following new Holyrood legislation, Edinburgh has become the first local authority in Scotland to enforce ...
Photo of Hedgehog Resting on Person's Hand

Hogwatch Dumbarton: providing lifesaving care for hedgehogs

Hedgehog numbers in the UK have dropped from an estimated 30 million in 1950 to ...
Person Signing Document Paper

Bank closures in Islay create concerns in community of being left behind

The recently announced impending closure of the Shore Street, Bowmore branch of the Bank of ...
The jarl squad marching up Commercial Road in Lerwick for Up Helly Aa | Photo from Shetland News

A historic Up Helly Aa in Lerwick as women join the jarl squad

After a long wait to become guizer jarl of Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa, local Richard ...

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