The English women's cricket team have shown the men the way by winning the recent women's cricket World Cup in Australia. A woman (England's Claire Taylor) was chosen as one of the five players of the year by cricketing almanack Wisden for the first time since the publication started naming the best cricketers in 1889.
Newly digitised records of famous Scots, including Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, have been made available online.
David Walters was a man who had everything. He was belovèd by his mother, had brains and looks and got the girl, Bella of Belle Isle.
The Scottish Government today announced it is expanding The Open Market Shared Equity scheme to the whole of Scotland. An increased budget of £60 million - up from £24 million in the pilot launched 18 months ago - is expected to help around 1,500 households to buy through the scheme this year.
The Scottish Government has announced a £2 million
injection into Edinburgh's Festivals over the coming financial
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association (MAMA) has been producing musicals since 1951. Their production this year of Hello Dolly! (from the book by Michael Stewart, based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman) is another ambitious presentation.
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The Dunfermline Building Society, its 530 staff, 300,000 customers, branches, and call centres has been taken over by the UK's biggest building society the Nationwide today.
Web users taking part in a study investigating photographic evidence for ghosts were most convinced by an image of a figure in period dress passing by a window in the historic Tantallon Castle in Fife, it was announced today.
Kander and Ebbs 1966 musical Cabaret is based on Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, his memoirs of Berlin in the early 1930s, later adapted by into a play by John Van Druten, I Am a Camera.
The 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, often harked back to as Edinburgh's golden age of intellectual and scientific accomplishment, is a central theme of this year's Edinburgh International Festival 2009 programme
A Glasgow night club's toilet cubicle (there does appear to be just the one) with its gleaming black lavatory is the unusual setting for the power games played by Darren, the cubicle's very own Sultan of Ching, with Rory the unfulfilled poet who has turned to being a wedding poet as a living.
As a social satire, Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class (1978) combines a profound, semi autobiographical commentary on 1950s American rural life with a surreal black farce. The plot follows the dysfunctional, malnourished Tate family as their aspirations and ambitions disintegrate with the bricks and mortar of their farmhouse and the myth of the America dream.
Donald Trump and the European Emissions Trading Scheme have come out tops in the inaugural Stupid Awards, beating a shortlist of "some of the most notorious climate-trashers" in Scotland, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, budget airline Ryan Air and the Scottish Government.
Imagine having to be set upon a revolving platform for about an hour. Imagine not only having to keep your balance on this small revolving platform, but having to co-ordinate your movements with six other people on six revolving platforms.
An eleventh hour resolution has been brokered in the dispute that halted work on the Princes Street section of the Edinburgh Tram Project. Work on laying the track on Edinburgh City Centre's main street was due to start a month ago, but it was halted after a disagreement between the tram project manager, tie Limited, and its contractors erupted over additional costs of between £50m and £80m.
BAA has been ordered by the Competition Commission to sell either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport within two years. BAA was also ordered to first sell two of its English airports - it runs seven U.K. airports in total.