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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.

Brits to spend £106 less each on presents as consumer cheer declines

Source: Scotsman Read full story: Brits to spend £106 less each on presents as consumer cheer declines

Scottish indie musicians join forces for pro-environment 'Band Aid-style Christmas single'

Scottish indie musicians have joined forces for a Band Aid-style festive charity single - featuring Rudolph the reindeer getting shot out of the air...

Watch: Scottish indie musicians join forces for pro-environment 'Band Aid-style Christmas single'

Scottish indie musicians have joined forces for a Band Aid-style festive charity single - featuring Rudolph the reindeer getting shot out of the air...

SNP member set to investigate racism allegations has resigned over alleged anti-semitism

An SNP conduct committee member who was set to investigate claims of anti-semitism in the party is set to resign after it was revealed...

Jo Swinson apologises for welfare cuts Lib Dems backed when in power with the...

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has apologised for welfare cuts the party backed when it was in power with the Tories. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...

Liberal Dem who stood against Ian Blackford at last election is now backing the...

The Liberal Democrat candidate who stood against Ian Blackford in Ross, Skye and Lochaber at the last election has backed the SNP in the...

Hidden giant planet discovered by astronomers for first time

Evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found for the first time. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Hidden giant planet...

Heartwarming Christmas ad made for just £100 by local hardware store goes viral

A heartwarming Christmas ad made for just £100 by a local hardware store has surprised its owner by going viral after just two days...

Edward Kane and The Matter of of Honour – Chapter 1

... and so, the old nobleman closed one eye, took careful aim with his pistol and BANG! Thirty feet away, his young opponent looked...

Man to stand trial accused of murdering Emma Faulds

A date has been set for the trial of a man accused of murdering Emma Faulds. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man to stand trial accused...
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Royal Navy ‘regrets’ misunderstanding over drill which sparked 'Gibbo' rumour that Queen had died

It was the leaked WhatsApp message that sparked furious rumours the Queen had died, creating a storm on social media around the world. Source: Scotsman Read...

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Tories getting majority

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Boris Johnson getting a majority and said "people are thinking very carefully" about how...

Man appears in court charged with murder of woman 35 years ago

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Glasgow 35 years ago. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man appears in...

Pub hires 'Chief Excuse Officer' to help customers enjoy uninterrupted sporting fixtures

A pub has hired a 'Chief Excuse Officer' to help customers enjoy uninterrupted sporting fixtures this Super Saturday. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Pub hires 'Chief...

Green MSP accuses Scottish Government of funding a 'bomb-making factory' in Scotland

A Scottish Green MSP has accused the Scottish Government of funding a "bomb-making factory" in Scotland. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Green MSP accuses Scottish Government...