Visit my main website at

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Headteacher flashdance

Teachers at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar shocked pupils by breaking into an impromptu dance routine in the school canteen, as you can see here in this news report.

The flash mob was led by the rector Phil Black and the event was watched by over 600 people. Senior pupils were about to go on exam leave and the teaching staff wanted to give them something to smile about before the hard work begins.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Which country is best for your health?

Health experts in the UK have been looking at how health politics and policies differ in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. And for patients, Scotland presents a more favourable climate than England.

To find out more, follow this link.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Drunk With Power?

The famous Speyside region of Scotland is home to half of the country's 100 distilleries. They supply Scotland (and the rest of the world) with great whisky, of course, but that distilling process also results in lots of spent grains.

Now that byproduct of the whisky-making process is going to keep the lights on as well, thanks to a new biomass plant in the village of Rothes that just got the go-ahead.

To read more about this story, click here.

You can learn more about whisky and its importance to the Scottish people in Scottish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave.