JudoScotland is the national governing body for judo in Scotland. It was founded in 1988 to represent Scottish judoka, coaches and officials, JudoScotland is the sportscotland recognised governing body for the Olympic sport of Judo within Scotland. It is currently situated in Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Ratho, Euan Burton Euan was born on 31 March 1979. He fought in the Under 81 kg men category and he is currently a 5th Dan black belt. His best results include,2010 World Championship bronze,2010 Tokyo Grand Slam gold, Burton is mainly concentrating his efforts as a development coach for JudoScotland after his disappointing result at London 2012. Traditionally he fought in the -81 kg category but has moved up two weightings to fight in the -100 kg category to make the Scottish team for the Commonwealth Games. During the Bratislava European Cup and winning gold at this weight in Belgrade and this secured him the title of second eldest European Cup winner. He is now retired Sally Conway Conway was born 1 February 1987 and she fights in the Under 70 kg females category.
She is currently a 1st Dan black belt and her best results include,2011 IJF Samoa World Up Gold,2009 World Championship 5th, and 2006 Junior World Championship Silver. Conway is originally from Bristol but moved to Edinburgh in 2005 and she is seen as one of Britains most physical judoka. She started judo as a result of her dad founding a club, Christopher Sherrington Sherrington was born on 21 October 1983. He fights in the weight of over 100 kg males category. Christopher is a 1st Dan black belt and his best results include,2011 Samoa World Cup gold,2005 British Open gold, and 2010 Swedish European Cup bronze. As well as a judoka, Christopher Sherrington is a Royal Marine. He started participating in judo because the Royal Marines encourage competitive sport for extra physical training, sarah Clark Clark was born on 3 January 1978. She fights in the under 57 kg females category and she is currently a 5th Dan black belt. Her best results include,2009 European Championship Silver,2006 European Championship Gold, Clark got her 1st Dan black belt at the young age of 15.
She is the oldest female on the British judo team and her favourite technique is left-handed uchimata which she worked on when she suffered a broken arm in 2009, which required surgery
Glasgow International Match
The Sainsburys International Match, formerly known as the Aviva International Match, is an annual indoor track and field athletics meeting which takes place in late January in Glasgow, Scotland. The televised competition is the first major event in the United Kingdoms athletics calendar. It was held at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena from 1988 to 2012 and it moved to the Commonwealth Sports Arena from 2013 onwards. In each athletic event, athletes score points for their team depending on performance, the inaugural edition was held in 1988 as the Dairy Crest International and it attracted participants such as Linford Christie and Butch Reynolds. The event was broadcast on ITV and was received with around 2.75 million viewers in total. France returned as the team to the hosts in the 1995 and 1996 competitions. The competition was sponsored by Norwich Union from 2000 to 2009, following the renaming of Norwich Union, the competition became known as the Aviva International Match in 2010.
Great Britain won the 2010 competition, highlighted by Jessica Ennis win in British record-time against reigning 60 metres hurdles world champion Lolo Jones. The 2011 competition saw a competition between Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Sweden and a Commonwealth Select team. Helen Clitheroe produced a record in the 3000 m, embarking on a solo run to victory. In the 2013 competition, the United States and Russia tied with 58 points each, the last edition was in 2015. In 2016 the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix moved to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow for the very first time, Event information from UK Athletics Event history in brief from BBC Sport
Sinclair Breweries Limited is the parent company for Orkney and Atlas ales. Orkney Brewery was founded in March 1988 by Roger White at the old schoolhouse in Sandwick, Atlas was formed in 2002 by Neill Cotton and merged with Orkney in 2004 under the name Highland & Islands Breweries. Highland & Islands was taken over by Sinclair Breweries in 2006, in June 2004, the Orkney Brewery was acquired from its retiring founder by the shareholders of Atlas Brewery to form Highlands and Islands Breweries. In summer 2006, the company was bought by Sinclair Breweries Ltd, the cask ales are available in various pubs around Britain and at British beer festivals. The filtered bottled ales are sold throughout Europe and in North America, the Orkney brewery produces cask ale and filtered beer in bottles, and since October 2005, a lager. Dark Island a rich, vinous dark ale, is the biggest seller, dark Island has won Champion Beer of Scotland on several occasions. Red MacGregor, a 4% bitter has won the World Cask Beer Gold Medal, the same name is used for a 5% premium bitter available filtered in the bottle.
Orkney brewery uses isinglass in the production of all of its beers, Atlas Brewery was originally based in Kinlochleven and situated in a category B listed former aluminium smelting facility. It closed in 2010 with operations relocated to Orkney, among its beers are Nimbus Pale Ale, Latitude Pilsner, and Three Sisters Scotch Ale which are available on tap and in bottles throughout Lochaber and Scotland. They produce a number of seasonal beers, Skull Splitter is an 8. 5% abv wee heavy Skull Splitter won the award of Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2001 at CAMRAs national winter celebration of beer. Skull Splitter takes its name after Torfinn Hausakljuv who was nicknamed Skullsplitter, hausakluif was the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney sometime around 950 AD. Skull Splitter was in the centre of controversy over its name. The Portman Group, which is the watchdog group, carried out an investigation based on complaints that the ale had an aggressive theme. The Portman Group decided on 23 December 2008 not to uphold the complaint after the brewery launched a campaign to save this 20-year-old beer.
The model for the Skull Splitter label was photographer Michael Hockney, Hockney was asked by Roger White if he could take a shot for a small promotional poster. A member of Orkney Islands Council, who was a Shetlander, offered his full Viking regalia, at the last minute, the council member decided it was something that an elected official should maybe not do, but insisted White borrow the costume. Hockney arrived at Broch of Gurness to meet White and the model, White suggested Hockney looked suitably Viking-like and that perhaps he should wear the costume. The Fuji 6x9 camera was set up and Hockney struggled to get his size 10 feet into size 7 deerskins, Roger White brought his 35mm camera and it was, in fact, Whites camera that took the shot
Tilllate, formerly M8, is a dance music, club culture and lifestyle magazine. Formerly printed, it is now a magazine with the option to print. It was established in Scotland in 1988 and its demographic is 18- to 25-year-olds, and it includes fashion stories and artist interviews, club or technology reviews, and coverage of current and predicted trends. The magazine has hosted parties in such as Miami, New York City, Singapore, Sydney, Beijing. It has relationships with brands and clubs worldwide, formerly known as M8 Magazine, the magazine acquired the social networking site tilllate. com and so the magazine was rebranded tilllate in August 2009. M8 magazine was founded by David Faulds in September 1988, in June 2011 Tilllate launched a USA edition, which is now edited by Wilf Ligbott
Scotland on Sunday
Scotland on Sunday is a Scottish Sunday newspaper, published in Edinburgh by The Scotsman Publications Ltd and consequently assuming the role of Sunday sister to its daily stablemate The Scotsman. It was originally printed in broadsheet format but in 2013 was relauched as a tabloid and it backed a No vote in the referendum on Scottish independence. Scotland on Sunday was launched on 7 August 1988 and was priced at 40p, ultimate ownership of Scotland on Sunday has changed several times since launch. In 1995, the group was sold to the billionaire Barclay Brothers for £85 million, in December 2005 the paper, along with the other Scotsman Publications titles, was sold to Edinburgh-based newspaper group Johnston Press in a £160 million deal. List of newspapers in Scotland Iain Gale, Scotland on Sunday art critic Andrew Crumey, Scotland on Sunday literary editor, 2000–06
Musselburgh railway station
Musselburgh railway station is a railway station serving the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian near Edinburgh in Scotland. It was opened by British Rail in 1988 and is located on the East Coast Main Line,5 1⁄4 miles east of Edinburgh Waverley and it is located near the recently built campus of the Queen Margaret University. A station of the name was opened by North British Railway in July 1847 and was located not on the main line. That station serviced the Edinburgh and Dalkeith line to Fisherrow but was closed to services in 1964. The station currently has two platforms, platform 1 is used for trains heading east to North Berwick and Dunbar. Platform 2 is used for heading west to Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central. Monday to Friday daytimes there is a service westbound to Edinburgh. On evenings and Sundays there is a service in each direction. On Monday to Saturdays there is a bi-hourly and late night service runs from Edinburgh Waverley to Dunbar that stops at Musselburgh. There is a service to and from Glasgow Central
Scottish Liberal Democrats
The Scottish Liberal Democrats is a liberal and social-liberal political party in Scotland. The Scottish Liberal Democrats hold 5 of 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament and 1 of 59 Scottish seats in the UK Parliament. The Scottish Liberal Democrats are one of the three state parties within the federal Liberal Democrats, the others being the Welsh Liberal Democrats, the Liberal Democrats do not contest elections in Northern Ireland. Local parties are responsible for the partys political campaigning and for selecting candidates for parliamentary. There are eight regional parties, the partys headquarters are located at 4 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh. The conference is the highest decision-making body of the party on both policy and strategic issues, see below for the current office-bearers and all other members of the Partys three management committees. All party members vote every two years in elections to elect people to all the below positions, except Leader & Depute Leader. Vice-Convener, Isobel Davidson Policy Committee Members, Jacquie Bell, Ewan Hoyle, Barbara Mills, Euan Robson, vice-Convener, Jenni Lang Conference Committee Members, Graeme Cowie, David Green, Callum Leslie, Sandy Leslie, Paul McGarry, Ross Stalker.
Vice-Convener, Campaigns & Candidates, Alan Reid Treasurer, Caron Lindsay The party employs a team of staff at their HQ in Edinburgh. Associated organisations generally seek to influence the direction of the party on an issue or represent a section of the party membership. Following the Local Council Election of May 2012, under the Single Transferable Vote system,71 Liberal Democrats were elected, a voluntary Executive Committee meets several times a year to run the organisation. The party campaigned for the creation of a devolved Scottish Parliament as part of its policy of a federal United Kingdom. In the first elections to the Scottish Parliament in 1999, the party won 17 seats, following this, the party formed a coalition government with the Scottish Labour Party in the Scottish Executive. The party leader, Jim Wallace, became Deputy First Minister of Scotland and this partnership was renewed in 2003 and Wallace became Deputy First Minister and Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning.
On 23 June 2005, Nicol Stephen MSP succeeded Wallace as party leader, prior to the partnership government being formed in 1999, the UK had only limited experience of coalition government. The partys participation attracted criticism for involving compromises to its preferred policies and this experience led to some criticism of the partys election strategy and its leader. On 2 July 2008, Nicol Stephen resigned as the party leader, at the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections, the party lost all its mainland constituencies, retaining only the two constituencies of Orkney and Shetland. It secured three List MSPs and this was by far the partys worst electoral performance since the re-establishment of a Scottish parliament in 1999
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles, the Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI, King of Scots, became King of England and King of Ireland, Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. The union created a new Parliament of Great Britain, which succeeded both the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England. Within Scotland, the monarchy of the United Kingdom has continued to use a variety of styles, the legal system within Scotland has remained separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland constitutes a distinct jurisdiction in both public and private law.
Glasgow, Scotlands largest city, was one of the worlds leading industrial cities. Other major urban areas are Aberdeen and Dundee, Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third-largest city in Scotland, the title of Europes oil capital, following a referendum in 1997, a Scottish Parliament was re-established, in the form of a devolved unicameral legislature comprising 129 members, having authority over many areas of domestic policy. Scotland is represented in the UK Parliament by 59 MPs and in the European Parliament by 6 MEPs, Scotland is a member nation of the British–Irish Council, and the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Scotland comes from Scoti, the Latin name for the Gaels, the Late Latin word Scotia was initially used to refer to Ireland. By the 11th century at the latest, Scotia was being used to refer to Scotland north of the River Forth, alongside Albania or Albany, the use of the words Scots and Scotland to encompass all of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages.
Repeated glaciations, which covered the land mass of modern Scotland. It is believed the first post-glacial groups of hunter-gatherers arrived in Scotland around 12,800 years ago, the groups of settlers began building the first known permanent houses on Scottish soil around 9,500 years ago, and the first villages around 6,000 years ago. The well-preserved village of Skara Brae on the mainland of Orkney dates from this period and it contains the remains of an early Bronze Age ruler laid out on white quartz pebbles and birch bark. It was discovered for the first time that early Bronze Age people placed flowers in their graves, in the winter of 1850, a severe storm hit Scotland, causing widespread damage and over 200 deaths. In the Bay of Skaill, the storm stripped the earth from a large irregular knoll, when the storm cleared, local villagers found the outline of a village, consisting of a number of small houses without roofs. William Watt of Skaill, the laird, began an amateur excavation of the site, but after uncovering four houses
Borders General Hospital
Borders General Hospital, is a district general hospital on the outskirts of Melrose, Scotland. It has 328 beds and offers a range of healthcare services. It is the hospital in the Scottish Borders and serves the counties of Selkirkshire, Peeblesshire. Other counties and Berwickshire are served by Berwick infirmary* and larger hospitals in the City of Edinburgh and it has an Accident and Emergency Department and a Macmillan Cancer Unit. The Hospital is governed by NHS Borders, its Director of Nursing, Borders General was built by John Laing & Son and opened in 1988 creating over 1000 jobs initially run by Borders General Hospital NHS Trust which was succeeded by NHS Borders. It was home to the Scottish Borders Campus of Napier University nursing college up until their withdrawal in 2010/11. The Planned Surgical Admissions Unit opened in March 2011, affording patients a more suitable environment to go for routine surgical procedures, the renal dialysis unit major benefited from a major upgrade in June 2011 which included an increase in the number of dialysis machines from 6 to 12.
In January 2013 the Margaret Kerr Unit opened, providing dedicated palliative care facilities, the development provided a dedicated entrance, accommodation for patients and several large sun lounges. In March 2013 refurbishment to the stroke unit was completed. As part of a new department a new audiology suite opened in August 2013. The Borders General Hospital is accessible via the A6091 road, which links the A7, the Good Builder, The John Laing Story. Borders General Hospital page on NHS Borders website