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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Musicians to perform on peak in honour of Frightened Rabbit frontman

A group of musicians are trekking up Britain's highest peak this weekend to perform - in memory of former Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Source:...

Pro-Brexit campaigner wins appeal against Electoral Commission fine

The founder of pro-Brexit campaign group BeLeave has won his appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Pro-Brexit...

Film fans baffled by 'creepy' trailer for Cats movie adaptation

Fans have reacted with bafflement after the first trailer for Taylor Swift's Cats was unveiled. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Film fans baffled by 'creepy' trailer...

Experts solve mystery of medieval tunnel beneath Paisley Abbey

Experts have discovered one of Scotland's best-preserved medieval tunnels was a 100m long drain beneath Paisley Abbey - after centuries of mystery. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Religious order played 'pass the paedophile,' child abuse inquiry hears

A religious order has been accused of playing "pass the paedophile" by a former boarding school pupil. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Religious order played 'pass...

Ken Walton: Benedetti – a role model for all young instrumentalists

WHEN Nicola Benedetti voices concern over the spiralling educational dilemma facing young instrumentalists in Scotland today, she knows it will make headlines. She knows...

Nicola Benedetti interview: “I’m a disruptor”

WHEN Nicola Benedetti voices concern over the spiralling educational dilemma facing young instrumentalists in Scotland today, she knows it will make headlines. She knows...

Dalkeith widower’s agony at wife’s road death

A devastated widower from Dalkeith has recalled his agony at learning an ambulance that passed him was responding to his jogger wife who...

'Battle for eyeballs' as BBC and ITV launch new BritBox subscription service

It’s long been the gold standard of television broadcasting with its beautifully-filmed period dramas such as Gentleman Jack, crime thrillers like Line of Duty,...

Strike action set to close six Scottish airports

Six airports are to shut at various times over three days as air traffic controllers strike in a dispute over pay. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...

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Clyde shipyard could be nationalised amid row over ferries

Ministers are considering taking over a Clyde shipyard to ensure the completion of two desperately-needed CalMac ferries which have hit problems. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...

British oil tanker with 23 onboard 'seized by Iran'

The Government is "urgently" investigating reports that a British oil tanker has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Rangers lose latest round of court battle with Mike Ashley's firm

Bosses at Rangers have lost the latest round of a long-running High Court fight over merchandise with Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Owners of 'largest puppy farm in Scotland' convicted of animal cruelty offences

Cruel breeders who owned the 'largest puppy farm in Scotland' and are thought to have burnt the corpses of dead dogs in a van...

Musicians to perform on Ben Nevis peak in honour of Frightened Rabbit frontman

A group of musicians are trekking up Britain's highest peak this weekend to perform - in memory of former Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Source:...