Couples opting for 'less is more' with runaway weddings in Scotland

Gretna Green is famed for runaway weddings but elopement is now big business across Scotland. Couples who don’t want the fuss and expense of an elaborate wedding are opting to sneak away for a simpler day. Wedding companies around the country have tapped into the growing market, offering an increasing number of elopement packages. Companies like Wee Weddings at Crear, near Tarbert in Argyll, offer everything from the flowers and the photography, to the witnesses, a beach and a piper in Highla

Scandal of starving Scots as people go hungry because of Universal Credit

Vulnerable Scots are already suffering starvation because of Universal Credit, an SNP minister claimed yesterday. Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said amid embarrassing new revelations about the problematic roll-out, the UK Government should halt proceedings and address Universal Credit’s major problems. Visiting Glasgow City Council’s Universal Credit hub in Ibrox, she said: “As a constituency MSP and on ministerial visits, I have heard of cases that are simply heartbreaking

Sabrina Stocker: “Children shouldn’t feel like they’re learning, they should feel like they’re having fun.”

Fans of The Apprentice on BBC will be familiar with Sabrina Stocker. The 22 year-old appeared on the show last year and was a favourite with viewers for her bubbly personality and positive approach to the tasks set out by Lord Sugar each week. Sabrina proved to be business savvy through the process and reached the final five before being fired by Lord Sugar. Fast forward to present day and Sabrina has married her passion for the sport and her business skills set to create ‘My Tennis Events’ whi

Inexperienced GB exit Davis Cup despite Norrie brilliance

Great Britain were defeated by Spain in the first round of the Davis Cup last weekend in Marbella. Leon Smith’s side were faced with a few challenges during the course of the tie. Andy Murray’s absence due to his ongoing hip injury – which he is currently recovering from after an operation – left the team without their star player while Kyle Edmund was left unable to play due to a hip injury he picked up during his run to the Australian Open semi-finals last month. As a result, the singles and

Kyle Edmund replaces Andy Murray as British number 1

Andy Murray has been Britain’s number 1 ranked tennis player since 2006, but this week was replaced by Kyle Edmund after falling through the world rankings due to injury. The three-time grand slam champion hasn’t played a competitive match since Wimbledon of last year due to his continuous struggle with a hip injury. In hopes of returning to the court, Murray underwent surgery on his hip in January. As a result, he was unable to compete in the Australian Open and the Davis Cup has since slippe

My experience with roaccutane 3 months in.

I’ve put up with with acne and bad skin for a number of years. In 2012 I decided to take the first step in treating my acne and was given tablets to help it. This went on for a further two years taking tablets and lathering on creams then I was eventually referred to a dermatologist. In February of 2014 I was recommended to go on roaccutane (Isotretinoin) which is basically a last resort for acne when nothing else has worked. I was on roaccutane for 6 months and it really made a difference. My s

Hearts thrill under MacPhee to ease pressure off Tynecastle side

Hearts landed their first win at Tynecastle Park of the season, hitting five past St Mirren to ease pressure at the bottom of the league. Suzanne Oliphant reports. With both teams sitting at the bottom of the table level in points with only goal difference setting them apart, gaining three points would have be crucial for either team as a win would’ve seen them shoot up the table. The Edinburgh side were searching for their first home win of the season while St Mirren were yet to secure a win