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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Future Games Contest Comes to Dundee

One of the biggest video games festivals of Scotland, Future Games Contest, has come to Dundee this year.

The competition will result in three winning teams to be announced on Sunday. The teams will be sent across for nominations at Bafta One To Watch awards this year.

According to BBC, Future Games Contest, a festival organised by IC Tomorrow, a program run by Technology Strategy Board in collaboration with Abertay University has been launched which will end up with an international level video game design competition. The festival which will run for three days is expected to be visited by thousands of people.

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Oil Spill in the North Sea

Royal Dutch Shell estimated Monday that 54,600 gallons of oil had spilled into the North Sea from an oil rig off Scotland’s eastern coast. The Gannet Alpha rig, 112 miles east of Aberdeen, is operated by Shell and co-owned by Shell and Esso, a subsidiary of the American company Exxon Mobil. Glen Cayley, technical director of Shell’s European exploration and production activities, called the spill “significant,” but said he believed that waves would disperse the oil sheen and that the spill was not expected to reach the shore. It was not clear when the leak began last week.

Scottish students to study Scottish Studies

According to Scottish paper The Herald, all pupils in Scotland will be expected to learn a new school topic Scottish Studies, which explores the country’s history, literature, language and culture, a Government minister has said.

Dr Alasdair Allan, the SNP’s Minister for Learning and Skills, said he was “not interested” in creating a subject to which only some pupils had access. He also revealed that Scottish Studies – first unveiled in the SNP’s 2011 election manifesto – would result in an externally marked exam in secondary school.

Silly moo!

An animal charity has rescued a bullock in South Ayrshire which got its head stuck in a ladder.

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Monday, 15 August 2011

Win tickets to the Scottish Festival!

Show us your Scottish pride… upload your photo of you wearing kilts, playing a bagpipe, eating haggis, golfing, etc.

Winging It! Prizes courtesy of the Scottish Festival include:

- One (1) winner to receive prize pack with a pair of tickets to the Scottish Festival,
- Coupon for a free souvenir program,
- Parking pass, and
- Free t-shirt coupon.

Two (2) runner-up winners to each receive a pair of tickets to the Scottish Festival.

Register for contest and upload your photo.

Enter contest by August 18th.

Watch Winging It Buffalo Style on Friday, August 19th, to see if you are a winner!

Amherst Museum Scottish Festival & Highland Games
9am – 5pm, Saturday August 20th

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Renovation restores Victorian glory to Scottish museum

The National Museum of Scotland reopened to the public on Friday, 29 July 2011, after a 47-million-pound renovation that has restored its Victorian glory while giving it a spectacular boost into the 21st century.

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