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Two men saved after dinghy rescue in Firth of Forth

The Courier - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two men have been rescued in the Firth of Forth after getting into difficulty during a trip out on the water. Members of the Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat crew responded to a 999 call made by one of the men aboard a 10-foot dinghy which had been drifting ...
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Worker killed in accident on new Forth crossing - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The 60-year-old man who died is understood to have been hit by the moving boom on a crane shortly after midday on the north tower of the new bridge over the Firth of Forth, outside Edinburgh. He was said to have suffered severe blood loss and attempts ...
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'David Cameron: 'Zero' Scottish steel in Forth Road Bridge

Herald Scotland - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Prime Minister insisted the Scottish and UK Governments "should work together" on issues such as procurement, but went on to assert Scotland's Forth Road Bridge spanning the Firth of Forth contained "absolutely nothing" when it came to Scottish steel.

Memory Lane: loss of the little puffers came as a blow

Scottish Daily Record - ‎9 hours ago‎
From this basic type of puffer, three varieties developed: inside boats continued in use on the Forth and Clyde canal, while shorehead boats extended their range eastwards into the Firth of Forth and westwards as far as the Isle of Bute and from there ...
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American Christian siblings want to 'serve' in Glasgow

The National - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Other stops on the two-week mission will include “a weekend exploring the medieval Old City of Edinburgh and hiking along the coast high above the Firth of Forth. We'll be welcomed into the Scottish disciples' homes, moved by the unforgettable sound of ...

Fife lifeboat crew help injured man aboard Belgian warship

The Courier - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Members of the Anstruther crew were paged just before 1pm on Thursday to help the casualty aboard the BNS Narcis, a Belgian minesweeper which is currently stationed in the Firth of Forth. The man, who is understood to have suffered a hand injury, was ...

Right beside the beach

The Courier - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
On the upstairs level are three large bedrooms, two of which look out across the Firth of Forth. Off the back bedroom is a fixed staircase into the attic.

What's On in Edinburgh This Weekend – 37 Things To Do!

The Edinburgh Reporter - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Bank Gardens are nearly 6 acres of secluded wild gardens with lawns, trees and shrubs with banks of bulbs down to the Water of Leith, with stunning vistas across Firth of Forth. Refreshments available. 2-5pm, Sunday 1st May, Moray Place/Doune Terrace.

Orkney hosts official commemorations for centenary of The Battle of Jutland

Island News & Advertiser - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Forth at War is a new exhibition from the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Fife which explores the contribution of the Firth of Forth to the war at sea through paintings, models and memorabilia from the Battle of Jutland. (20 May - 28 August 2016 ...

Sutherland sailors begin a month of Jutland centenary commemorations at Scottish memorial

Navy News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The next major commemorative event north of the border will be in South Queensferry on the Firth of Forth in late May; nearby Rosyth was the home of Admiral Beatty's battle-cruisers which suffered terrible losses at Jutland (HMS Indefatigable and Queen ...

Baillie Gifford makes its boldest call since 1909

Financial News (subscription) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
View more content by Mike Foster Email 28 April 2016. When the new Queensferry crossing over Scotland's Firth of Forth is finished at the end of the year, it will be the tallest bridge in the UK. And, quite possibly, the ...

What larks - we're all itching to get twitching with this book on birdwatching

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Nevertheless, Merritt clocks up the miles on his yearlong quest: there's an odyssey to the remote highlands in search of capercaillies - like 'black grouse on steroids' - and a voyage to the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth where some 150,000 gannets ...

Top 10: the best boutique hotels in Edinburgh - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
An insider's guide to the top boutique hotels in Edinburgh, including the best for stylish sensibilities, Michelin-starred restaurants and romantic bedrooms, in locations near to Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, Princes Street and the city centre.

Rubble from Cockenzie Power Station chimneys is recycled to fill mineshafts

East Lothian Courier - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The water used to steam clean the trenches is passed through a 'siltbuster' which removes residual oils to ensure they do not end up in the Firth of Forth. The meticulous procedure of cleaning allows the firm to recycle so much of the material onsite ...
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Major Scottish road closed after lorry catches fire

Press and Journal - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
A lorry has been engulfed in flames during rush hour commute on a busy Scottish road this morning. The A92 is closed near Lochgelly in both directions as emergency services battle to bring the blaze under control and manage traffic.

West Lothian war memorial suffering from lack of visitors due to 'poor signage'

Scottish Daily Record - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The site, in the hills overlooking the Firth of Forth, was donated by West Lothian Council, who are responsible for the maintenance of the memorial.

Smoke visible from Edinburgh after HGV inferno on A92 Kirkcaldy to Cowdenbeath route

Scottish Daily Record - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
News of the incident spread across social media, with rising smoke visible across the Firth of Forth in Edinburgh. The area is currently closed in both directions at the Lochgelly Interchange, but police have confirmed the westbound carriageway has now ...
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'The Night Manager': 'The performance of your life'

Rapid City Journal (blog) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"The Night Manager" swings back and forth between feeling like it's adapted from John le Carre's work and seeming like it's part of a much blander, less interesting story of international intrigue.

Guarding Delaware Bay during World War II

Asbury Park Press - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Since the late 1700s, schooners carried cargo back and forth along Delaware Bay, filled with cargoes from around the world and local products to be shipped across oceans.

Edinburgh Airport Community Board support of local initiatives nears £500000

MoodieReport - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
A girls' football club in West Lothian, a social enterprise that trains and empowers people who have been affected by homelessness and a historical community project on the bank of the Firth of Forth are three of the latest non-profit organisations to ...