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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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Vikings take part 
during a torchlight procession through Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings, research finds

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings - especially if their surname ends in ‘son’, according to experts.

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Colin Prior

BBC documentary reveals why Bothwell photographer is king of the mountain

Bothwell photographer Colin Prior is featured in a new documentary due to be broadcast on BBC2 Scotland this Monday.

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Scottish schoolchildren lay poppy crosses at the service at Faubourg dAmiens Cemetery, Arras. Picture: Warren Media

Scotland remembers ‘terrible price of war paid at Arras’

Descendants of soldiers killed in the Battle of Arras – including 18,000 Scots – 
gathered at events in Scotland and France yesterday to mark its centenary.

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Frank Quitely with his image of Superman flying over Kelvingrove. Pic: SNS.

Glasgow is Frank about its place as the centre of the comic book universe

Nearly 200 years ago Glasgow became the birthplace of the comic book and remains at the entre of the industry to this day.

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Balbithan Castle near Kintore, Aberdeenshire. PIC Contributed.

Scottish castle and Jacobite hideaway for sale for less than £1m

A historic castle that became a Jacobite hiding place following the Battle of Culloden has gone on the market for less than £1m.

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The extended family of James Forrest are brought together by the TV show Heir Hunters including half siblings  Maureen Armstrong (second, right), Ian Cunningham (third, right) and Christine Robertson (centre)

Heir Hunters exposes family secret hidden for 60 years

A routine search for heirs after a man died in Craigneuk care home leaving no will and no known next of kin led to an extraordinary family reunion.

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Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

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Margaret Davies appears in the new Trainspotting film, including scenes filmed in Bellshill.

Singer swaps club stage for a part in T2 Trainspotting

A club singer has revealed how she was talent spotted by director Danny Boyle to appear in the sequel to Trainspotting and ended up filming scenes in a Bellshill pub.

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John Hurt in his role as 'the War Doctor' in a Doctor Who special episode.

Actor Sir John Hurt dies at 77.

Veteran character actor John Hurt, star of movies including Alien and Harry Potter, has died at 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

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Will Ferrell in Elf.

Holly hosts festive fun and films

Staff at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre will be joined by Holly the Elf throughout December for festive fun and films.

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Motherwell student Rachel Clinton appears with Christopher Brookmyre at City Lines

Clinton to make her debut at Book Week Scotland event

A talented student writer from Motherwell is set to make her public speaking debut alongside best-selling novelist Christopher Brookmyre.

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick star in The Accountant

Film Review: The Accountant (15)

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow

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Thomas Docherty with his remembrance coin

Bellshill’s Thomas creates new Remembrance coin design

A Bellshill man who now works at the Royal Mint has designed the 2016 commemorative £5 coin.

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Carol Vorderman. Pic: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

I’m a Celebrity... line-up announced

All bets are off as we can now reveal the full line-up for I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2016 which includes TV star Carol Vorderman, Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt and Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas.

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Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner filming in Edinburgh. Credit - Jane Barlow

VIDEO - Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released.

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