News / Dundee by Dawn Morrison August 27, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dundee councillor Michael Marra has called on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to offer assurance that emergency cover is safe in the city. Mr Marra said his concerns followed the revelation that Dundee fire appliances had been deployed in Aberdeen five times in the last six months. He said: “These new figures are deeply worrying and stand in stark contrast to previous assurances. “Five times in six months tells us that this is now happening as a matter of course. “I have no problem with emergency response but the decision has been made previously as to how many fire engines we need in Dundee and that number is no longer being met as we are plugging the gaps in Aberdeen’s cover.” Senior fire officer in Dundee, Gordon Pryde, said: “The people of Dundee can rest assured that at no point was the city … [Read more...] about Assurance given over fire engine cover in Dundee after engines sent to Aberdeen
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The future of Rangers boss Graeme Murty beyond the end of the season is up in the air - and so too are the prospects of many of the first team squad at Ibrox. Even in the unlikely event the current boss is still in charge after the end of the current Premiership campaign, directors are likely to open the door for another squad revamp this summer. Record Sport’s Gary Ralston has run the rule over the players he believes should stay at Rangers for the new season and, if they can get them off the books, the players who should go. Wes Foderingham The keeper rarely makes an outrageous howler and the chopping and changing of defensive personnel in front has hardly helped, but he’s still to convince he’s trustworthy in the long term. He loses too many goals from long range and his failure to command his box at a set piece are flaws, although he’s arguably the best instinctive shot stopper in the league. Rangers might be better cashing in and starting anew. VERDICT: GO … [Read more...] about Which Rangers players should stay and who should go this summer?
By Mairi Lowe Cawdor Estate Where? Cawdor, Nairn Perhaps the most frequented estate in Scotland by fashion publications such as Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine and Vogue with photographer Bruce Weber, Cawdor Estate has a stunning aesthetic and rich history. Indeed, Jean Campbell, model of the moment and daughter of former Vogue fashion editor Isabella Cawdor, grew up on the estate and is now making waves in the fashion industry, dawning from bonnie Scotland. (cawdor.com) Hopetoun House Where? South Queensferry, Edinburgh Re-opening on March 30, Scotland’s finest stately home Hopetoun House is one of the best examples of 18th century architecture in Britain. Notable productions on the estate include Scottish photographer Albert Watson’s photoshoot for Saks Fifth Avenue in 2015 and the grand drawing room being part of the film set for popular TV series Outlander. As well as Midhope Castle on Hopetoun grounds being used as an exterior film location, … [Read more...] about The 25 most fabulously fashionable places to be seen in Scotland
by Graham Hunter 02/03/2018, 11:39 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The smug, obese man sat there sweating profusely. Belly like a spacehopper, damp shirt open nearly to the top of that protruding gut, necklace as thick as a bicycle chain … The ex-jailbird President of Atletico Madrid, Jesús Gil, spread his ample backside across two of the seats in the Crazy Crab restaurant of Barcelona’s Puerto Olimpico. Sunday, September 1, 2002, and that evening his Atleti side would kickstart their joyful return to Spain’s Primera Division after two seasons in the absolute inferno of La Segunda (Division Two) inflicted thanks to Claudio Ranieri, who took over … but then took them to relegation in 1999/2000. Pure fluke meant I was lunching in the same eatery that afternoon as I began my first season covering La Liga as a full-timer in Spain. But I’d see the old hooligan a few hours later as he took … [Read more...] about Atleti can bring title race to life and I will toast them if they do
0 Have your say Bob Keiller may be well known for his current role as Scottish Enterprise chairman and for his prior career in the oil and gas industry, latterly leading energy services heavyweight Wood Group as chief executive. But many are also familiar with his love of painting, and he had originally pondered a career creating album covers for heavy metal bands, only to instead study engineering after being warned by a friend that few people make a decent living from art.He still picks up a brush but his wife refuses to let him hang his works around their home. “She thinks they’re abstract expressionism – and I’m thinking ‘no, that’s a still life’,” he says wryly.Keiller spent about three decades in oil and gas, stepping down from Aberdeen-based Wood Group at the end of 2015 with a “golden parachute” of nearly £500,000 and having picked up a string of awards recognising his contribution to the industry and as a … [Read more...] about ‘Some of it I find frustrating, some of it I find interesting. It’s been a bit of an education but it hasn’t left me scarred – at least not yet’