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Military precision is needed for the 2017 Elliot Gathering

In ancient times, if you got wind that the Elliot clan was getting together, you’d be right to expect some trouble.

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“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction”

Scotland’s new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today.

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B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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The Shropshire Union is well known for its Kingfishers.

On The Wildside

During late autumn I spent two very interesting weeks travelling the ‘Four Counties Ring’ a circular route on the canal system.

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Helping hand...James Dobie has eight lively Bearded Collies who help him operate the farm as a one-man band.

Berwickshire’s starring role in 300 Farmers book

With 16,000 farmers the length and breadth of Scotland, there’s a rich seam of talent in our country.

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A pop-up dining experience of food produced within a 16 mile radius of Berwick can be enjoyed at Gasparro's in Berwick's Bridge Street.

Local food on pop-up menu

A pop-up dining experience offering the best of locally-sourced food and drink is on the menu at Gasparro’s Restaurant, in Bridge Street, Berwick, on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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The mild weather has resulted in nice specimens of the Crimson Waxcap.

Ants working away to make Mire Loch a hot spot for biodiversity

St Abbs Head is famous for its breeding sea birds and is a very attractive place in summer with the wealth of colourful flowers which grow in great abundance, but there is also a wealth of other wildlife living there and all working away to make it a hot spot for biodiversity.

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Dogs love the freedom of safe open spaces like this wonderful beach at Dornoch in Sutherland.

Planning a holiday? What about your pets?

It is the time of year when many of us are booking holidays. For those who also have much loved family pets there are a few extra considerations.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Pic by: Rahim Packir Saibo/Flickr

Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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North Berwick Rotarians are organising a Classic Car Tour to mark the club's 50th anniversary.

Classic Car Tour will boost St Abbs lifeboat funds

St Abbs Lifeboat is set to benefit from The Rotary Club of North Berwick’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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A stay in Duns Castle is first prize in a new Beauty and the Beat competition

Be my guest - at Duns Castle

The build up to the release of Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ next month has inspired a competition where the prize is a five night stay in Duns Castle.

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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