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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.

Sick Kids hospital hit by toxic culture – Ian Swanson

LEAFLETS had been delivered to homes across the city and there were adverts on the backs of buses, all proclaiming the opening date for...

Michael Bayne: Give them a Ring – businesses in need of machinery can make...

Thirty-two years ago, in 1987, a ground-breaking new ­initiative was born into rural Scotland. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Michael Bayne: Give them a Ring –...

Rip Torn

Rip Torn, actor. Born: 6 February, 1931 in Temple, Texas. Died: 9 July, 2019, in Lakeville, Salisbury, Connecticut, aged 88. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Rip...

Average house price in Scotland expected to soar in coming years

The average house price in Scotland is predicted to rise by 14 per cent over the next four years to soar to £170,000 –...

Scotland just missed a chance for Scandinavian-style land reform – Andy Wightman

The SNP and Conservatives joined forces to pass a “Tory-style Planning Bill” that means communities will have to wait for the means to govern...

Why social media anxiety might actually be a good thing – Tania Edwards

The rise of anxiety attributed to our modern obsession with social media might be a sign that we realise we should be doing more...

Here’s how you can say ‘No to Boris, Yes to Europe’ – Stephen Gethins

The ‘people’ need to show their ‘will’ at the “No to Boris, Yes to Europe” demonstration in London on Saturday 20 July, writes Stephen...

Decision to honour Alan Turing on £50 note ‘must promote tolerance’

The great nephew of Alan Turing has said the decision to honour the pioneering scientist by featuring him on a new banknote is a...

Corbyn faces emergency meetings next week over anti-semitism storm

The Labour Party will hold a special shadow cabinet meeting next Monday amid mounting anger over its handling of the ongoing anti-semitism scandal, before...

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt narrow Brexit options over backstop

Both candidates in the Tory leadership race have raised the chances of a no-deal Brexit by ruling out one of the few possible compromises...

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Mother's heartache after baby son nearly died from chicken pox

A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a...

Unemployment remains lower in Scotland than rest of UK

Unemployment in Scotland is now 0.5% lower than the UK as a whole as the jobs market north of the border continues to boom. Source:...

'Fast and Furious' car chases to bring Edinburgh's Royal Mile to a standstill

Residents have been warned to prepare for Holywood high speed car chases being filmed along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh next month. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Fast and Furious 9: Royal Mile residents warned of closures as filming takes place...

Residents have been warned to prepare for Holywood high speed car chases being filmed along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh next month. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Scots jobless figures continue to outperform the UK

Unemployment in Scotland is now 0.5% lower than the UK as a whole as the jobs market north of the border continues to boom. Source:...