Tag: Scotland

1.2-Billion-Year-Old Crater Of Biggest Meteorite Collision In UK History Discovered Hidden In Scottish Coast

The site of the biggest meteorite crash in the United Kingdom has finally been found. It occurred 1.2 billion years ago, but scientists said the crater is remarkably well-preserved under the seabed.

Space June 10, 2019

Man Finds Woolly Mammoth Bone While Strolling On A Beach

A man discovered a piece of a mammoth leg bone on a shore of one of the beaches in Scotland. His discovery could be the first ever confirmed mammoth bone found in his country.

Animals June 12, 2018

Here Is The ‘Convincing’ Proof That The Loch Ness Monster Is Real

This Scotsman believes he has photographic evidence that proves the Loch Ness Monster is real — or it's just seals.

Viral September 16, 2016

107-Year-Old Woman Becomes Oldest Organ Donor In Scotland, Saves Sight Of Patient In Need Of Cornea

Age is not a barrier when it comes to organ donation, a new campaign in Scotland advocates. Indeed, a 107-year-old woman has become the oldest organ donor in the country.

Public Health July 6, 2016

Laser Scan Provides Detailed Model Of Culloden Moor Battle Site

Archeologists in Scotland used cutting-edge laser scanning technology LiDAR to digitally scan the Battle of Culloden site for a detailed model of the landscape where the Jacobites took their final stand.

Animals April 15, 2016

Oh Deer - Did Early Humans Bring Animals to Scotland From Europe 5,000 Years Ago?

Red deer found on islands off the coast of Scotland may have arrived there with Stone Age human sailors. Why is this finding so surprising?

Animals April 7, 2016

Wildlife Park Prepares To Start Breeding Polar Bears

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is working with Highland Wildlife Park on a polar bear breeding program. Polar bears Arktos and Victoria are being paired up in this animal conservation effort.

Earth/Environment February 20, 2016

Dinosaur Footprints Found In Scotland Reveal Habitat, Behavior Of Jurassic Giants

Scientists were able to discover the largest dinosaur fossil site in Scotland and it contains footprints that reveal new information about sauropods' habitats and behaviors. Sauropods were found to have spent some time in shallow water due to reasons that are yet to be identified.

Animals December 2, 2015

Loneliness A Public Health Crisis As Damaging As Poverty And Poor Housing: Report

A Scottish committee reported that loneliness and social isolation are becoming critical problems among the populace. It recommends for the government to address this as a public health concern and to work on removing the stigma of asking for help.

Life October 30, 2015

One In Seven Scots Have Natural Resistance To Midge Bites

A BBC documentary revealed that some Scots may be able to naturally repel midges. A team of scientists investigates what could possibly be the cause and how the findings can be used to help others acquire the same natural immunity.

Life October 20, 2015

British Archaeologists Discover 3000-Year-Old Swords On Isle Of Coll

Fragments of ancient bronze spearheads and swords were found by archaeologists on the Hebridean island of Coll in Scotland. The scientists believe the weapons can help unlock the secrets of early civilization on the island some 3,000 years ago.

October 16, 2015

Pigs Help Uncover 12,000 Year-Old Ice Age Stone Tools In Scotland

Ice Age stone tools were found by a 'swine team' foraging in the coast line of Islay Island. The discovery pushed back the timeline of early human activities in Scotland by approximately 2,000 years.

Animals October 11, 2015

Creature From The Deep: Rare Alien-Looking Shark Caught Off Scottish Coast

A rare false catshark was caught by marine experts in the United Kingdom after the sea creature was entangled in a boat's trawl. This strange-looking shark is endemic to the Atlantic, but it has not been seen in British waters for a decade.

Earth/Environment October 1, 2015

New 'Ice Age' Fly Species Found In Scotland

Researchers from the Scottish Natural Heritage have found a species of fly known as Okeniella caudata in the Glen Clova mountain range of Scotland. It is believed that this fly has existed in the remote area since the Ice Age.

Earth/Environment August 7, 2015

Monster Hunter Believes Loch Ness Monster May Be Giant Catfish

The Guinness World Record holder for the longest-running Loch Ness monster hunt, Steve Feltham, is still waiting for Nessie to finally appear – as a Wels catfish. While a research in 2013 sent 600 sonar beams to the depths of the loch and used satellite tracking and found nothing, the hunter says he won’t stop looking.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2015

Rewilding Britain: Lynx, Wolves And Boars Should Be Reintroduced To Scotland

Rewilding Britain is launching a campaign to reintroduce lost wildlife to Scotland - including predators. Plenty of locals and government officials are however concerned about the potentially negative impact the wolf, lynx and wild boar could have on the countryside.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2015

Yum And Wow: Fisherman Catches Very Rare Golden Lobster In Scotland

A rare golden lobster was caught by a Scottish fisherman about half a mile from Barns Ness Lighthouse in Dunbar. Experts say that the chances of finding such an oddly colored crustacean are one in 5 million.

Earth/Environment July 9, 2015

Environmental Groups Lobby For Reintroduction And Recognition Of Beavers In Scotland

Over 20 environmental groups have sent petitions to the government of Scotland to officially recognize the beaver as a native species and reintroduce it to the region.

Earth/Environment June 17, 2015

Travelers Snap Photo Of UFOs Over Loch Ness

A group of travelers apparently captured a photo of two UFOs hovering over Loch Ness during a holiday in Scotland. Are aliens looking for Nessie, too?

June 11, 2015

Dwindling Cod Populations May Be Caused By Grey Seals Says Study

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have discovered that the significant decrease of cod stocks found in the west coast of Scotland is potentially caused by the rapid increase of grey seal populations in the area.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2015

Loch Ness Monster: 12 Things You Didn't Know About The Legend

Google launched a virtual expedition to search for the Loch Ness Monster on Monday. But how much do you really know about the legendary creature?

Feature April 21, 2015

Scientists Trying To Solve Mystery Behind Increasing Dolphin Sightings In Scotland

The population of common dolphins found in the Hebrides has more than doubled in the past 12 years. Marine experts and volunteers are expected to go on an annual summer survey to further investigate the cause.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2015

Red Grouse Boom Results In Rise Of Scottish Mountain Hares

Despite concerns over a decline in Scottish mountain hares, the population is following the lead of a flourishing game bird.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2015

Genetic Study Unravels Modern British DNA

Modern Britons are gentically diverse, but what else can we learn from a 20-year study of their DNA?

March 18, 2015

Amateur Photographer Snaps Mesmerizing Meteor Over Loch Ness

"I will never take a picture like that again" — John Alasdair Macdonald captures a shooting star by accident.

Space March 17, 2015

Lost Sherlock Holmes Story Found In Man's Attic

A man recently found a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story in his attic. The story was originally written for a book raising funds to repair a bridge in a Scottish town.

Movies/TV Shows February 20, 2015

Loch Ness Monster? No, But Dolphin-sized Reptile Terrorized Isle of Skye 170 Million Years Ago

The Dearcmhara shawcrossi was a fearsome marine reptile that hunted prehistoric sharks and dinosaurs in the Middle Jurassic period. The dolphin-like animal thrived when the Isle of Skye was still under water 170 million years ago.

Animals January 12, 2015

Meet Kai, a Cute Shar-Pei Mix Abandoned at a Scotland Train Station

Kai, a Shar-pei mix, was found abandoned at a railway station in Scotland. All he had left was a suitcase full of his belongings.

Internet Culture January 8, 2015

Healthcare Worker in UK Diagnosed with Ebola

Ebola has reached Glasgow, Scotland, where a healthcare worker returning from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease.

Life December 29, 2014

The world's best whisky has been announced and it's not Scottish

We finally know what the best whisky in the world is for this year, according to 'Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.' Unfortunately, Scots will be very upset over this news.

Internet Culture November 4, 2014

Scottish win independence on the web: New .scot domain opens

Scotland may have failed to gain independence through a referendum vote last week, but the country finally got its own Internet domain name on Sept. 23.

Internet Culture September 24, 2014

A piece of chicken has totally predicted Scotland's independence vote

Spoiler alert: A man in England has found iron-clad evidence that Scotland will vote to become independent. His evidence is a piece of chicken he found at KFC.

Internet Culture September 18, 2014

Gingers in danger of extinction in Scotland because of climate change?

Red head people may become extinct in the next hundred years. Around 13 percent of the total Scottish population are gingers.

Earth/Environment July 7, 2014

Loch Ness Monster is dead, locals fear

After 18 months without a sighting of the Loch Ness monster, some locals fear the creature may be dead. The lack of reports may also mean another species has become extinct.

Animals February 10, 2014

Ghost ship infested by cannibal rats heading to the UK shores?

A ghost ship might be heading to the UK and its occupants - thousands of rats - are eating one another.

Society January 26, 2014

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