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News Roundup for March 29, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home

Shieeeeeeeeet. This news is a real downer, but it’s good to be informed? 1. Brexit has been triggered, folks. Scotland’s pissing off too. Northern...

Scotland's Parliament Backs New Independence Referendum

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.28.2017 | Home

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has cleared the first major hurdle for holding a new referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingd...

Daily Mail Hits Another Low With Sexist Front Page

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 03.27.2017 | Women

It’s 2017 ― can’t two female world leaders meet without their bodies making headlines? London’s Daily Mail, in a preview for Tuesday’s front...

9 Cocktails To Drink On World Whiskey Day

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.27.2017 | Taste

With a news cycle as brutal as the one we’ve been living through, we could all use a whiskey cocktail. Sure, a margarita can get us feeling festive,...

My Family Immigration Story: The Tragic Life of Jennie Tarleton (1868-1944)

Sue Kerr | Posted 03.28.2017 | Women
Sue Kerr

I've heard tales of Jennie Tarleton my whole life long - the brave 17 year old Scots girl who set sail for the New World all alone from Glasgow. Jenni...

8-Year-Old Writes Letter Requesting A Park Swing For Brother With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.22.2017 | Parents

After visiting a new local park, 8-year-old Naomi Gwynne had an important request for the “park builders.” She wanted them to include a swing for ...

Why Scotland's Leader Is Rallying Support For A New Independence Vote

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home

Scotland will not be dragged out of the European Union without a fight. Nearly two-thirds of Scottish voters opted to remain in the EU, as 51.9 percen...

News Roundup for March 14, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics

Happy Pi Day, here’s some not-so-happy news. 1. US applications for New Zealand Citizenship are up 70% since Trump’s election. You can’t get muc...

Scottish Leader Demands New Referendum On Independence

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.13.2017 | Home

EDINBURGH, March 13 (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, o...

Schoolchildren Give Dead Class Goldfish An Epic Viking Send-Off

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.03.2017 | Parents

Freddy and Bubbles got a fitting send-off for two little warriors. Instead of flushing their two dead class goldfish down the pan, students at an elem...

People Are Losing It Over This NSFW Video Of Men Doing Yoga In Kilts

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living

Picture yourself in the woods. You’re on a relaxing hike, when suddenly you hear the sound of chimes and the thumping of drums. Is it a drum circle?...

Dry Cleaner Lost Bride's 147-Year-Old-Wedding Dress. So She Turned To Facebook For Help.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weddings

Tess Newall’s wedding gown had extra sentimental value. Her dress is a delicate family heirloom her great-great-grandmother handmade more than a cen...

Meet The Original Trump Haters

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.09.2017 | Comedy

People in Scotland have a long history of protesting against President Donald Trump. When Trump decided to construct a new golf course in Aberdeenshir...

Meet The Man Who Gave Up Everything To Hunt The Loch Ness Monster

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.08.2017 | Weird News

Many people have made the journey to Loch Ness in Scotland in search of the mythical monster. But one man made has made it his life’s mission. Great...

Celtic FC Has Outgrown Scotland -- Should They Play In England?

Thomas Lahey | Posted 02.03.2017 | Sports
Thomas Lahey

A lot has been said of Celtic Football Club in the last week. The Scottish champions have enjoyed an undefeated run of 23 matches in the Scottish Prem...

Ardbeg: Cold Smoke on the Rocks

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.29.2017 | Taste
Joseph V. Micallef

The Ardbeg distillery complex and the south shore of Islay. The Ardbeg whisky distillery sits on the south shore of Islay, along a stretch of coast...

'Lucky' Puppy Survives After Swallowing 8-Inch Knife Whole

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.17.2017 | Weird News

Macie the puppy is lucky to be alive after she swallowed a chef’s knife. Frightening X-rays show how the 8-inch utensil became firmly lodged inside ...

Toast the New Year with These Distinctive Drinks from Around the Globe

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.03.2017 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous writer and rambler, once explained that he traveled "not to get anywhere, but to go." The great affair, he said, w...

Oban: A Highland Whisky Story

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.04.2017 | Taste
Joseph V. Micallef

The Oban distillery, Oban Scotland The Oban distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland, dating back to 1794. It sits at the head of a broad U-shape...

Climate Change This Week: Vanishing Life, Solar Power Boom Year, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are s...

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 6, Northern Europe - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.01.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Today it's northern Europe's turn for the blog series on the setting sun, not only the actual setting but also the buildings or landscapes caught in i...

Trump Once Bombarded Scottish Leader With 16 Letters Slamming A Wind Farm

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

In a series of 16 letters sent over two years, Donald Trump repeatedly berated Scotland’s former top minister for greenlighting a wind farm off the ...

Boredom, alienation and anxiety in the maths classroom? Here's why

The Conversation Africa | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Brian Hudson, University of Sussex The quest for appropriate teaching and learning practices for children and young people is ongoing and ever presen...

Scottish Council Rejects British Plans To Build Immigrant Detention Center In Glasgow

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home

A Scottish local council rejected U.K. government plans to build an immigrant detention facility at Glasgow airport, giving some hope to anti-detentio...

Scottish Leader Puts Trump On Notice In Model Response To His Win

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of Britain’s most respected politicians says she acknowledges the election of future U.S. President Donald Trump but remains comm...