Day: 14 August 2021

Kash Farooq moves closer to McGregor rematch after stylish victory over Castillo

KASH FAROOQ put in another stylish and controlled performance as he moved closer to a mouth-watering rematch with Lee McGregor. The Scot was taken the distance by Luis Gerardo Castillo but after 10 rounds there was no doubt over the outcome as Farooq claimed the WBC International title. The 25 year-old got the nod from …

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Women’s Scottish Open: Kelsey MacDonald vow to ‘go for it’ chasing career changing finish

THIS really is uncharted territory for Kelsey MacDonald. A bogey, bogey finish to her third round in the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Links may have been a bit of a scunner for the Scot but a spot in the top-10 with 18 holes to play is not to be sniffed at. On …

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Scottish teen Hannah Darling wins Girls’ Amateur Championship

Hannah Darling fought off a late comeback from Beth Coulter to continue her superb summer and win the R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship at Fulford. The 18-year-old from Edinburgh began the week with selection to the Great Britain and Ireland team for this month’s Curtis Cup and ended it in style by defeating Ireland’s Coulter by …

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Penalty shootout drama as Stryjek heroics send Livingston into League Cup quarter finals

AT THE end of a gruelling 120 minutes and penalties in Livingston, nobody in black knew what to do with themselves.  David Martindale dashed onto the pitch and threw his hands in the air, Keaghan Jacobs, returning for the first time in 17 months, collapsed to the floor, and the hero of the hour, Max …

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Brian Beacom’s TV preview: What does crime show teach us? Not much, I’m afraid

BURGLARS, murderers, psychopaths. We are fascinated by crime. We wallow in tales of those who hack people to death, poison, drown . . . there seems to be no crime so dastardly we don’t wish to know the details. We may despise those who steal our money, televisions and self-respect, yet we are more than …

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Eating and drinking: Enjoy a new Hendrick’s Gin pop-up in the capital

Do you have a curious mind? Hendrick’s Gin has launched a pop-up at the five-star The Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh. The Hendricks Cucumber Lemonade Garden Rooftop is now open until Sunday 5th September, between 4-10pm Thursday-Sunday. The garden is open to the public, with no need to book and offers enchanting views of the dramatic …

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‘A wonderful mix of history, anthropology and psychology’: Neil Mackay reviews Hello, Stranger by Will Buckingham

Granta, £20 Review by Neil Mackay BACK in the early 20th century you could travel the length of Mongolia, and without exception be guaranteed a full belly and a bed for the night if you’d a pouch of tobacco and knew to swirl your tea clockwise, leave your guns at the door, and never flash …

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Gardening with Dave Allan: The surprising truth about bees and autumn

As September approaches, individual gardeners can make a huge difference to the success of our bumblebee populations. Because this is the ‘hungry gap’ for bees. In spring, we’re strongly urged to provide nectar rich flowers for emerging queen bumbles and other pollinators but perhaps surprisingly, it’s just as important to lay on an abundant supply …

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David Wilson’s Crime Files returns to BBC Scotland for a second series

Tell me more. Criminologist Professor David Wilson returns to our screens with a 10-part second series of his BBC Scotland crime talk show. Some details please? The opening episode sees Wilson seek to understand what could motivate a spree or mass killing. Forensic clinical psychologist David Cooke shares his specialist knowledge on the 1996 Dunblane Massacre in …

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