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Biggar Rugby Club’s BT Division 2 title challenge is hit by defeat at Dumfries Saints

Biggar Rugby Club’s BT National League Division 2 title challenge faltered on Saturday when they were defeated 22-10 at The Park by a stout Dumfries Saints squad.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Scots across the country are being asked to participate in the biggest celebration of world famous poet Robert Burns by raising a toast and saying #CheerstoRabbie.

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Strictly embargoed 00.01 Monday 3rd April; Cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time.

Beaumont will be attempting to travel 18,000 miles around the world, starting from Paris on Sunday 2 July. As a warm up to the Artemis World Cycle, he will first cycle around the coastline of Britain, leaving on 4th April. The 3,500 miles, 15-day training ride will be at 80 days pace, with Beaumont cycling for 16 hours and 240 miles per day.

As part of his mission to travel around the world in 80 days, breaking the current world record of 123 days, set by New Zealands Andrew Nicholson, the Scottish adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction. The journey will also be tracked through Twinkl, a global educational platform for primary schools.

Mark Beaumont lays down cycling challenge

World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont is calling on families to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’.

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

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Satellite image showing snow-covered Scotland. Pic: University of Dundee

Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police Scotland is advising drivers in much of the southern and central belt areas to avoid travelling on the roads tonight, following a warning by the Met Office of severe weather between 9pm tonight and 5am tomorrow.

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John Dunn has been sacked by Carluke Rovers (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Carluke Rovers axe fell on manager John Dunn after alleged absences from training sessions

Carluke Rovers have sacked boss John Dunn after allegations that he attended less than half of the club’s training sessions during his brief two-month tenure.
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Carluke FC manager Paul Davies (right) branded some refereeing decisions in the 5-2 loss to Port Glasgow Celtic disgraceful

Cobras boss Paul Davies bites back at referee after Carluke FC defeat

Paul Davies mapped out the future for Carluke FC at Hampden this week.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Ryan Moffat has just scored the second of Biggars tries and as he gets up his team mates celebrate (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Bad tempered derby at Peebles ends with vital victory for title chasing Biggar RFC

Biggar Rugby Club stayed in title contention with a fine 15-10 success at local rivals Peebles on Saturday.

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Lanark United manager Paul Burns

Late Taggart strike earns Lanark United a 4-4 draw in thriller against Royal Albert

Lanark United drew 4-4 in an incredible McBookie.com Central Division 2 encounter last Saturday, writes Tam Anderson.

Football
Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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Cheesefest is coming to Edinburgh

Cheesefest 2018: A festival for cheese lovers is coming

A festival for cheese lovers is coming to the Capital for the first time in February.

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Lanark Amateur Swimming Club's medallists at Cumbernauld

Lanark Amateur Swimming Club aces excel at Cumbernauld Christmas Meet

Lanark Amateur Swimming Club completed their competitive season at the Cumbernauld Christmas Meet held at the Tryst Centre, Cumbernauld.

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Lanarks Harris Holmes in triathlon action last season (Pic courtesy of Triathlon Scotland)

Lanark lad Harris Holmes was ‘wheely’ productive throughout 2017!

Eight-year-old Lanark marvel Harris Holmes won a total of six cycling, triathlon and swimming titles during a phenomenal 2017 season.

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Lanark United manager Paul Burns would like to bring another recognised striker into the Moor Park set-up

Lanark United manager Paul Burns eyeing January additions

Lanark United manager Paul Burns has revealed that he’s keen to strengthen his squad in a bid to fuel a late bid for promotion from McBookie.com Central Division 2.

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