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A distillery manager has told of his amazement after learning that US spies hunting weapons of mass destruction had been monitoring his whisky plant.


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Scotland's wild red deer are changing shape due to breeding with a foreign species, a new study has found.


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A reconstruction has revealed the face of a medieval knight whose skeleton was discovered at Stirling Castle.


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A linguistic mystery has arisen surrounding symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland that predate the formation of the country itself.


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The UK feared harsh action by Libya against British interests if the Lockerbie bomber died in jail, cables published by Wikileaks claim. ... The Scottish government released Megrahi in August 2009 on compassionate grounds because he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. He returned to Libya and is still alive. ... The British ambassador in Libya allegedly told a US diplomat that the Libyans could "cut us off at the knees".


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Lying in the Atlantic Ocean, 40 miles or so north-west of the Outer Hebrides, St Kilda is home to about one million breeding seabirds, which come to the islands each spring to breed and raise their young. But for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, the UK archipelago was also home to "the bird people". This extraordinary group of men, women and children lived what amounted to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, right into the early...


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A US government delegation has been invited to Scotland in a bid to overturn its 40-year ban on haggis.


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Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been detected in Glasgow and Oxfordshire.


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Geologists have discovered a vast new landscape that rose above the north Atlantic waves 56 million years ago.


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A scientist who was involved in cloning Dolly the sheep 15 years ago has started work on a new technique to clone rare Scottish wildcats.


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