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MeteoGroup said 18mm of rain was recorded in Drumnadrochit in the Highlands between 7am and 7pm today. Islay site internet received 16mm and 14mm fell on Prestwick in Ayrshire. Roads in Greenock were also flooded, and a large fire in a block of flats is suspected of having been caused by lightning. In Glasgow, the newly-refurbished Tollcross International Swimming Centre was forced shut because of problems with the building's rainwater system. The centre will host swimming events during next summer's Commonwealth Games.
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It has now really sunk in that its just one year to go to the Commonwealth Games," said Gregor. "Its going to be a massive year for Scotland, Scottish sport and Scotland Sevens. The buzz on Buchanan Street was really apparent and there was a really good vibe that you know is just going to grow and grow as the year goes on. Glasgow 2014 Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy, said: It was a real thrill to be in the heart of free Glasgow celebrating the One Year to Go milestone to the Commonwealth Games. Glasgow 2014 is the biggest sporting celebration coming to the UK next year, the biggest sporting occasion ever seen in Scotland and the next opportunity to see a wealth of top athletes and the next generation of superstars in action. The Commonwealth Games has a very special place in my heart. Its an occasion like no other in sport and I have no doubt that Glasgow and Scotland will ensure next years Games are an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for athletes and spectators alike. Id encourage everyone to be part of this.
Scotland mark a year to go until All Blacks Sevens defend Commonwealth Games Gold
In an email to NTS Glencoe, Mr and Mrs Parker said: "As you can imagine we are deeply upset by the development regarding Emily's bench. We support the local community whenever we visit by using local services and continue to do whatever we can to support the work of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team. The situation is very hurtful." Related Articles Glencoe was once a vibrant nature reserve 06 Dec 2012 http://uk.netlog.com/kitigyhemena/blog/blogid=639325 The couple, from Nottingham, applied for a permanent memorial at the spot she entered the River Coe. NTS granted permission and installed a bench on the Parkers' behalf on April 3, 2013. The family marked the installation with a toast to Emily on the third anniversary of her death, April 6.
National Trust for Scotland apologises to bereaved family
ITV Border has its news operation headquartered in Gateshead. Says an Ofcom media release : In Scotland, Ofcom is requiring enhanced coverage of Scottish affairs in the area covered by ITVs Border licence that lies in Scotland to better serve viewers. In addition to retaining a full 30 minutes of weekday early evening news relevant to the region, Ofcom will require a further weekly 90 minutes of regional programming to be scheduled for viewing in the Scottish part of the Border region. That programming may be shared with the other Channel 3 licensees in Scotland. ITV must now provide separate transmissions for the two parts of the Border region, so that viewers in England can continue to see network programming. STV which operates the licences for Central and North Scotland is to have its ten-year licence renewed on the same broadcasting obligations terms as currently. Aspokesperson for STV told allmediascotland: visit site Todays announcement from Ofcom is a welcome milestone in the process as we continue to work towards securing a ten-year licence renewal.
Disney opens doors in Scotland
One aspect of the trip did come as a mild surprise: Even though it was a Disney tour, we weren't overwhelmed by Mickey and his friends. In fact, just about the only trace of Disney characters to be seen was the collectible trading pins that were handed out to everyone after each day's adventures. Adventures by Disney tours aren't cheap. The Scotland itinerary is more than $5,000 per person. But most meals are included, you stay at luxury accommodations, have front-of-the-line or exclusive access to attractions, and are led full time by well-trained guides. For a family traveling in a foreign land, it's hard to imagine a more seamless way to do it. (Note: The minimum age for the trip is listed as 4, but a more realistic minimum would probably be 7 or 8.) For more information: 1-800-543-0865, www.adventuresbydisney.com , or a travel agent.
South of Scotland TV viewers to receive ‘enhanced’ local news service on Channel 3
Somerled's kingdom was divided between three sons and they went on to form clans, including Clan Donald. The chiefs of Clan Donald became known as the Lords of the Isles and Finlaggan on Islay in the Inner Hebrides was their power base. Backed by an army of fierce warriors, the lords ran the islands and large parts of the west mainland coast as if it was an independent state separate from the rest of the country. Download the reader here They raided far inland, attacking places such as Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, and challenged the Stewarts, including King James I, for control of Scotland. In 1411, Domhnall MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, commanded an army of up to 10,000 men on a raid against Aberdeen, a royalist stronghold. It is said that Domhnall intended to burn the town to the ground, but his advance was halted by an army of about 2,000 at the Battle of Harlaw near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. Both sides claimed victory after a clash fought with axes and spears that left hundreds dead.