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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.

Theresa May 'to ask for short Brexit delay'

Theresa May will seek a short Brexit delay from EU leaders amid suggestions of a Tory backlash if the Government requested a longer extension...

Scotland land ownership ‘damaging communities’ in some areas

Concentrated land ownership appears to be causing “significant and long-term damage” to communities in some parts of Scotland, a report has found. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Letters: Thank heavens for John Bercow’s Brexit intervention

One Scotsman reader thinks John Bercow’s controversial halting of plans to re-run a voter on Theresa May’s Brexit deal could be divine intervention. Source: Scotsman Read...

Study finds strong cannabis linked to psychosis

Smoking potent forms of cannabis greatly increases the risk of serious mental illness, a major study has found. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Study finds strong...

Scottish school becomes first in UK to ban glitter

A Scottish primary school has become the first in the UK to ditch controversial plastic glitter in favour of a more eco-friendly biodegradable alternative. Source:...

Obituary: Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, whose signature tune was the theme...

Dick Dale, surf guitar legend. Born: 4 May, 1937, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: 16 May, 2019, aged 81. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Obituary: Dick Dale,...

Oh Polly’s slogan For Girls, By Girls drives our fashion success – Claire Henderson

At this time every year, International Women’s Day reminds us to reflect on and celebrate how far ­women’s rights have come thanks to the...

Paul Anand: A fairer society and decent quality of life gives us many happy...

Today is the International Day of Happiness and a recent Royal Bank of ­Scotland study found that happiness in Scotland is on the rise....

Drinking very hot beverages linked to higher risk of oesophageal cancer

Very hot drinks may be linked to a 90 per cent higher risk of oesophageal cancer, a study of 50,000 people suggests. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Disease threat to Scotland’s ancient pine forests due to climate change, report warns

Scotland’s ancient pine forests are increasingly at risk from a disease which is thriving as the climate warms, an expert report has warned. Source: Scotsman Read...

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10 of the cheapest properties on the market in Edinburgh right now

You may be surprised by how much you can get for less than £100,000 Source: Scotsman Read full story: 10 of the cheapest properties on the...

20mph speed limit cheapest way to save lives, MSPs told

Cutting residential road speed limits to just 20mph across Scotland is the most cost-effective way to reduce road deaths, MSPs have been told. Source: Scotsman Read...

20mph speed limit cheapest way to save lives, says Green MSP

Cutting residential road speed limits to just 20mph across Scotland is the most cost-effective way to reduce road deaths, MSPs have been told. Source: Scotsman Read...

Anti-piracy firm ARX Maritime cheers overseas growth

Anti-piracy equipment developer ARX Maritime has unveiled a four-fold rise in revenues after enjoying rapid international growth. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Anti-piracy firm ARX Maritime...

Scottish Government urged: Stop plan to build power plants in Scottish glen

Mountaineers and hillwalkers’ organisation Mountaineering Scotland have called on the Scottish Government to review a “green power” decision it says will damage one of...