(SCOTLAND) JUST IN: Flash floods hit Edinburgh on Sunday night as a clean-up begins across the city #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.05: The recently-opened St James Quarter shopping centre was also hit: Fire crews attended a number of incidents, including a bridge in Chesser, where they could be seen helping vehicles stuck in the water.

#AceWeatherDesk says BBC Scotland reports that Edinburgh clean-up under way after flash flooding as trains in and out of the capital were stopped and social media images showed numerous flooded streets, affecting homes, bars and businesses.

Dr Eoin PLant-O’Toole: couple stuck at a bus stop on Edinburgh’s Roseburn Terrace

A couple were also pictured by Dr Eoin Plant-O’Toole stuck at a bus stop on Roseburn Terrace, where what he described as a “river” had formed: Nicola Wilson

Sunday’s stormy weather also caused a problem for shoppers in the brand new St James Quarter, which only opened last month.

Water could be seen dripping down windows and onto the balconies of several floors to ground level.

A spokeswoman for St James Quarter said: “Due to the severe weather in Edinburgh, parts of the St James Quarter Galleria were cordoned off for safety reasons: St James Quarter has been built to fully integrate with the city’s streetscape and is not an enclosed building: Whilst St James Quarter has been designed as a naturally-ventilated environment and allows some rain to come into the galleria, the extent of water ingress in two sections was mainly caused by severe rainfall testing areas within the second phase of opening which are still under construction.”Heavy localised rain led to flash flooding in Edinburgh on Sunday

At 17:46 ScotRail tweeted to confirm that trains between Helensburgh and Edinburgh would instead only run as far as Bathgate for safety reasons.

Buses were arranged to run from Edinburgh to Glasgow while Network Rail workers set up pumps to take the water off railway lines.

Kayak search

Meanwhile, a search was carried out in the River Forth for two people in a kayak after the Coastguard received a 999 call from a passer-by who was concerned about them due to the poor weather conditions.

The Coastguard was called just before 17:15 on Sunday and carried out an extensive search, involving its helicopter from Prestwick, rescue teams from Fisherrow, Kinghorn and South Queensferry and RNLI lifeboats from Kinghorn and South Queensferry.

After nothing was found the search was called off at about 21:00 pending further information.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.05: 2021:

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(SCOTLAND) Remembers Prince Phillip with a minutes silence & gun salute at Edinburgh Castle as his funeral begins at St. George’s chapel in Windsor Castle at 15:00hrs local time #AceNewsDesk report

Duke of Edinburgh: Scotland to fall silent to remember Prince Philip: A gun salute at Edinburgh Castle will mark the beginning and end of the national pause for reflection at 15:00 & at Prince Philip’s former school – Gordonstoun in Moray – pupils will fall silent for three minutes in tribute’

#AceNewsReport – Apr.17: Prince Philip’s long association with Scotland began with his schooldays in Moray and continued with family trips to Balmoral in Aberdeenshire every summer.

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Duke of Edinburgh

Getty Images: Duke of Edinburgh was fond of Scotland and enjoyed attending the Braemar Gathering highland games

The duke died at Windsor Castle on Friday 9 April, aged 99. He was married to the Queen for 73 years. 

photograph shared by the Queen ahead of his funeral shows the couple smiling at the top of Coyles of Muick – a beauty spot close to the Scottish estate – in 2003. 

Countess of WessexThe photograph of the couple was taken by the Countess of Wessex and published on the Royal Family’s Twitter account

A series of events are planned across Scotland to mark the day of the duke’s funeral. 

Young sailors on board Gordonstoun school’s 80ft training boat, Ocean Spirit of Moray, will lay a wreath off the coast of Hopeman harbour, where the young Prince Philip learned to sail. 

On the shore, a lone student piper will play whilst displaying the Duke of Edinburgh’s coat of arms on a banner presented to the Gordonstoun pipe band by the Queen in 2019. 

In Aberdeen, a beach sand artist will create a large sand picture of the duke. 

Elsewhere, the Royal Standard will be raised at the peak of Ben Nevis by members of the Outward Bound Trust to mark the duke’s support of the charity. 

The trust will also raise flags at Snowdon in Wales, and Scafell Pike in the Lake District. 

Seven Scottish Cup fourth-round ties have been moved to avoid a clash with the funeral, including the Rangers v Celtic match which will now be held on Sunday.

In horse racing, the Scottish Grand National at Ayr has also been delayed by 24 hours from its traditional Saturday slot.

Major B Varvill RAMCPrince Philip at the helm of Diligent when he was around 15

Meanwhile new pictures of the duke sailing a boat during his teenage years at Gordonstoun have been released. 

Philip was captured on camera in 1937 – when he would have been around 15 – at the helm of one of Gordonstoun’s boats, a two-mast, 14-ton boat named Diligent.

In another shot, he grins at the cameraman while helping with the washing up.

Philip’s time at the prestigious boarding school under the eye of his eccentric headmaster Dr Kurt Hahn, inspired him to start his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

The images were taken by the great-uncle of a former pupil, who then contacted the school.

Major B Varvill RAMCAnother previously unseen image shows a young Prince Philip doing the washing up

On Friday, Gordonstoun pupils took part in an early-morning run by way of tribute to Philip.

Morning runs were compulsory at the school until the 1990s and more than 100 students and staff, in household groups, ran a 3.5km route from Gordonstoun House to the nearby coastguard watchtower which Philip reopened in 1955.

The watchtower replaced a wooden hut which the duke, a member of the “Watchers” – a precursor to the Coastguard – helped build in 1935. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s affinity with the north east of Scotland has also been highlighted by the minister of Crathie Kirk, the church used by the royal family when at Balmoral Castle.

Rev Kenneth MacKenzie is the minister of the parish of Braemar and Crathie and domestic chaplain to the Queen, who visits the church for Sunday services with members of her family, when staying at the castle.

He said: “Over the last few days, many different tribes and nations have, with some justification, laid claim to the duke, and while I seek no argument with those who claim that he was ‘thoroughly European’, ‘archetypically British’, ‘adopted by the Commonwealth’, ‘Baptised Orthodox’, ‘Confirmed Anglican’ or whatever – let me try to set the record straight.

“I think HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was one of us.”

Rev McKenzie added he was a “man of faith with an active and enquiring mind” and said he had a keen interest in the church a national and institutional level, including the decisions and discussions of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The minister recalled: “He was never slow to question how this ‘so-called faith’ was being lived out in any given parish and community – and speaking for myself, I loved him for it.”

How to follow the funeral on the BBC TV and radio

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Remembered: BBC One, Friday 16 April, 19:00-20:05

The Funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: BBC One, Saturday 17 April, 12:30-16:20 and 20:10-21:10

The funeral will also be broadcast on Saturday 17 April from 14:00-16:10 on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service English, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster. 

It will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales and BBC local radio with some variation in start times.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.17: 2021:

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(EDINBURGH) JUST IN: Sputnik to close its broadcasting as a news organisation after 5yrs according to TASS after being termed as a Kremlin propaganda tool #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: Sputnik began broadcasting from its Edinburgh studio in August 2016, the same year that U.S. intelligence agencies accused it and the RT news channel of participating in an influence campaign to sway the U.S. presidential election. Members of Scotland’s ruling party criticized its launch as a “tool for disinformation.

Russian State-Funded Sputnik News Pulls Out of Britain: ‘Russia’s state-run Sputnik news organization will shut down its British operations five years after opening a bureau in Scotland, the news agency described as a Kremlin propaganda tool announced Friday began broadcasting in Britain from a studio in Edinburgh in August 2016’

Sputnik, which broadcasts in more than 30 languages online, said in a statement that it was moving Britain-based activities to the United States and Russia as part of a reorganization ordered by its Russian parent company.

“The international edition in English will now be handled by the Sputnik offices in Washington and Moscow,” Sputnik said in a statement.

“The coverage of developments in the United Kingdom will continue as normal.”

Britain’s The Times newspaper reported that the abrupt closure came as a surprise to Sputnik’s estimated 20 staffers who will be made formally redundant as of April 5.

It quoted an unnamed source familiar with the situation in Britain as saying that the news agency raised concerns toward the “increasingly hostile” political environment in the UK.

Last year, a British parliamentary report accused the government of “lacking curiosity” regarding alleged Russian influence efforts in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Sputnik and RT have operated under the state-run Rossiya Segodnya media conglomerate’s umbrella since a 2014 restructuring seen as a Kremlin attempt to further tighten its grip on the media.

The United States in 2018 ordered Sputnik and RT to register as foreign agents under its anti-Nazi propaganda law, prompting Russia to retaliate with a foreign agents law of its own.

(c)MOSCOW TIMES 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.04: 2021:

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SCOTLAND: ‘ Time for Scottish People to Finish What Was Started Two Centuries Ago ‘

#AceNewsServices – SCOTLAND (Edinburgh) September 16 – On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland’s National Monument.

' Time to finished what was Started Two Centuries Ago '

‘ Time to finished what was Started Two Centuries Ago ‘

A colonnade of classical stone pillars modelled on the Parthenon in Athens, it’s grand, inspiring – and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.

The National Monument of Scotland, on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, is Scotland’s national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars.It was intended, according to the inscription, to be “A Memorial of the Past and Incentive to the Future Heroism of the Men of Scotland”.

The monument dominates the top of Calton Hill, just to the east of Princes Street. It was designed during 1823-6 by Charles Robert Cockerelland William Henry Playfair and is modelled upon the Parthenon in Athens.

Construction started in 1826 and, due to the lack of funds, was left unfinished in 1829. This circumstance gave rise to various nicknames such as “Scotland’s Disgrace”, “Edinburgh’s Disgrace”, “the Pride and Poverty of Scotland” and “Edinburgh’s Folly”.

It’s a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland’s incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday.

#ANS2014

#edinburgh, #scotland, #scottish

Scotland records UK’s hottest day of 2014 as temperatures top 26C


Summer sun: Warm weather was enjoyed across central Scotland on Wednesday.

Scotland has recorded the hottest UK temperature of the year, with Perthshire soaring to 26.5C on Wednesday.

The record-equalling high was set at Strathallan, near the village of Forgandenny. STV (Scottish Television) weather presenter Sean Batty, who said the warm temperatures of the past few days have made parts of Scotland just as hot as many Mediterranean holiday destinations, warned Scots to take care. “The UV levels are at their highest point now with just a few days to go till the summer solstice,” he said. “Towards the end of the week the temperatures will come down to mid teen values for most of the country and there will also be a higher risk of some showery rain.” The temperature set at Strathallan equals that recorded in Writtle in Essex on Monday. My city hot 27 yesterday and it was BAKING outside. Here in Scotland we make the most of this weather, it could last a day, a week, an hour 😀 And of course nobody can deny eye candy right?


1 mile from my house

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More reasons why Scotland can’t test the water with UKIP

I have done a blog already on the real dangers of a Scotland being run by UKIP. This is a real and present danger to Scotland. The above and below images prove that if UKIP do win an Election with Scotland part of the Union that they would dissolve our Parliament as promised and treat us like Thatcher did. Our two options are David Cameron and the Tories or Nigel and UKIP! We as a nation must vote yes on September 18th otherwise we run the risk of being a funny comedy for UKIP

We can’t chance this people, vote with your mind, vote with logic, vote with the truth not lies from #NAW camps


Scotland has spoken already

I already said I think the dangers of UKIP will help an #AYE vote and I think I have show here again, this can only help us on September 18th, here is the blog I done and an Image below from Twitter saying exactly what UKIP think of Scotland. We can’t go near this, vote for our future, vote with your head not your heart

https://acenewsservices.com/2014/05/27/dangerous-uk-ukip-surge-might-make-an-independent-scotland-a-reality/
My last UKIP Blog

#danger-of-ukip, #edinburgh, #independent-scotland, #lord-monchton, #nigel-farage, #racist-homophobic-ukip, #scotland, #ukip, #ukip-hate-scotland, #ukip-surge, #welsh-parliaments

Dangerous UK UKIP Surge might make an Independent Scotland a reality

Been debating and thinking about the surge of UKIP votes. Now UKIP have said they WILL dissolve the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments. I think this surge of UKIP wins has made an Independent Scotland a reality. If the polls are right and UKIP would have caused a hung parliament had this been a general election in the UK I know for SURE no Scottish person would want this. So is there a way of thinking that UKIP could have just made the undecided, decide on yes?

This is the last time this right wing nut job was in my city Edinburgh

Now I am a #AYE campaigner and write for #AYE but we don’t do it with hate. The venom from the people in my city to this man is there for all to see and I believe my whole country will say no to Nigel. I think Nigel has JUST made a sure thing of the yes vote. We MUST as Scottish people look and research UKIP and it’s polices. If we do this and realise they are gaining support in England, we run the risk of this idiot running Scotland! This can’t happen, THIS CAN’T HAPPEN!


WE CAN’T HAVE THIS IS EVEN A MAYBE!


This was him in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland


Salmond even warned us, but he played a BLINDER over UKIP and it’s racist, homophobic scum


WAKE UP SCOTLAND!

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#UK: `Fight for an `Independent Scotland' will come at a price and that price as always is `Business First '

#AceUKNews says according to the report in the Telegraph the well known insurance company `Standard Life’ is making provisions to quit Edinburgh should Scotland become independent and decamp to London England.

The insurance, savings and pensions giant confirms it is drawing up contingency plans to move operations from its Edinburgh headquarters if there is a Yes vote in September, while RBS also warns independence would damage its business.

Although the firm insisted in its new annual report it was not taking a stance on Scottish independence, it said the planning was necessary to protect customers and shareholders.

It is understood this could involve moving its headquarters from Edinburgh to London.

In a double blow to the Nationalists, RBS used its full-year results to warn that uncertainty over the referendum is already damaging its business and a vote for separation would be “likely to significantly impact the Group’s credit ratings”.

Among the “material issues” Standard Life said was behind its decision were uncertainty over a separate Scotland’s currency, membership of the EU, monetary system, arrangements for financial services regulation and approach to individual taxation.

#ANS2014

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Mikaeel Kular: ” Mother Rosdeep Charged Charged with Son’s Murder”

#AceGuestNews says Mikaeel Kular: Mother Rosdeep charged with son’s murder

Rosdeep Kular murdered her own son. charged with son’s murder

JUST TRAGIC.. Reason I blog this again is I was told to remove “MURDER” from the last title.

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has appeared in court charged with his murder.

Rosdeep Kular, 33, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, charged under her married name of Adekoya.

She is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice. She made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Mikaeel was reported missing from his home in Edinburgh last Thursday, prompting a major search.

His body was found 20 miles away in Kirkcaldy, Fife, late on Friday.

The private hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court lasted only a few minutes and no media or members of the public were present.

There was a heavy police presence as a van left Edinburgh Sheriff Court after Rosdeep Kular’s appearance

The case was continued for further examination, with another court appearance expected on 28 January.

Forensic officers have continued their investigations at the site where Mikaeel’s body was discovered.

His body was removed from woodland behind a property in the town’s Dunvegan Avenue at the weekend. A house in the street was searched, along with an area of woodland to the rear and side of the property.

Ms Kular and her five children had previously lived at the address. A neighbour told the BBC that Mikaeel and his twin sister were born while the family was living there.

Mikaeel was reported missing from his home in Ferry Gait Crescent, Edinburgh, at about 07:15 on Thursday morning.

More than 200 volunteers from the community joined the emergency services in a huge search operation for the young boy.

Hundreds of people gathered at Muirhouse St Andrew’s Church in Edinburgh on Saturday evening for a service in Mikaeel’s memory.

Many also left flowers and soft toys and lit candles outside his home in Edinburgh.

 

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#AceGuestPost: “A Musical Tribute to Mikaeel Kular-In God’s Hands Now”

#AceNewsServices says a musical tribute to Mikaeel Kular – In God’s hands now

Mikaeel Kular's family x

Mikaeel Kular’s family x

Thank you, nearly 2,000 shares of this video on Facebook

When a child of 3-year-old goes missing we all fear the worst, all over the world. This doesn’t happen in Scotland, we don’t have to deal with this. Today we do. But we do together and as one. Same as any community would. I couldn’t go search but my son did. All I could do was sit and type. Now we know the Mother killed her own, what should have been her precious child “Praying4TheDay” Anger comes and we ask God to take Mikaeel and to make sure he is ok. We ask why but we will ever know why Rosdeep Kular did what she did. She will go to Cornton Vale women’s prison till the trial.

In the meantime our thought turn to Mikaeel. His pain is over, he won’t be in pain again, he is in a better place. But I thought all day about doing something but couldn’t as I couldn’t walk. I was one of a few people who put a reward out for  information, and I would again. We wanted a headline like “Kid found in Uncles house alive” We never.

For Mikaeel

 

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