A collection of gold coins found under the kitchen floor has sold for more than £750,000 at auction.
Hundreds of people attended a memorial service to pay their final respects to a restaurant they believed had closed for the final time, only to be informed it was only shut for renovations. Rancheritos, a Mexican food chain, provide burritos, super nachos and tacos from its outlet in
Heat energy is now being harnessed from visitors to a Glasgow arts venue. After three years of development, the radical new thermal heating and cooling system called BODYHEAT was activated at a special launch event at which SWG3 began officially harnessing body heat from visitors to the ve
The unveiling of a luxury floating home in Panama last month quickly sank when the structure ended up becoming partially submerged. Touted as the first step on the road to man's colonisation of the ocean, the £1.3 million SeaPod suffered an awkward pump malfunction, resulting in
Some of Scotland’s leading architects and heritage experts are to develop a masterplan for the only home built by the poet Robert Burns. A consortium led by Delfinity Limited won the contract to develop a sustainable future for Ellisland Farm and Museum near Dumfries, where the poet wrote Auld
Forty-four pure gold coins dating back to the 7th century have been found hidden in a wall in Israel. Archaeologists revealed that the coins were found within a wall at the Hermon Stream (Banias) nature reserve.
The Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar is planning the highest green building in the world, a 28-storey apartment tower designed in hybrid timber technology. Named Burj Zanzibar - “burj” meaning tower in Arabic - the spectacular high-rise is designed to reach 96 metres in height.
Belgian grid operator Elia is behind plans for what the company says ”will be the world’s first artificial energy island.” The Princess Elisabeth Island will be located almost 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast and will serve as the link between the offshore wind farms in the
An image of Stockingfield Junction and Bridge in Glasgow, reflected on the Forth and Clyde Canal, has won the 2022 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Photo Competition. The photo, taken by George McBurnie, a senior project manager for Scottish Canals and ICE Scotland member, was submitted in line
The 16th century heraldic ceiling at St Machar's Cathedral and the work carried out to restore it over the last two years are to be showcased as part of celebrations and thanksgiving in Aberdeen this weekend. Comprising 48 coats of arms including that of Pope Leo X, King James V of Scotland, He
A new build family home in Dalmally, Argyll is the first building to be clad in recycled TV screens. Set within a stunning landscape overlooking Loch Awe, Hundred Acre Wood features a central hall space designed to accommodate an 18-ft Christmas tree.
State-of-the-art drones and lasers are being used together for the first time in Britain to improve Scotland’s sewers and are helping Scottish Water to reduce its carbon emissions. A combination of hi-tech drones and laser technology adapted for use in the waste water Industry is being deploye
The underwater discovery of a distinctive wrought iron anchor found by ScottishPower Renewables at the bottom of the southern North Sea has been hailed as an “incredibly rare” find. Believed to be a rare example from the Roman or possibly late Iron Age – somewhere between 1,600-2,0
Network Rail has completed one mile of boundary fencing renewals with a difference on Glasgow’s south side. Hedgehog-friendly holes have been included in a timber fencing renewal at Muirend to allow the little creatures to move freely in and around railway property.
A team of archaeologists working on the Çatalhöyük site in southern Turkey has discovered an unusually large building over 8,000 years old. Çatalhöyük is a tell, a mound made of several subsequent settlements, belonging to a Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city in