Scotland fans mark Christmas Truce centenary in Ypres

British and German men, along with many other nationalities, crossed the borders of 'no man's land' to exchange Christmas greetings as well as gifts such as chocolate and tobacco. The events of December 1914 were recently even dramatised in one supermarket chain's Christmas advert. One timeless image from the truces that has stood the test of time is the games of football played between the comrades of both sides. To celebrate the centenary of the truce, the Belgian football association recen

Jimmy Vee: from Harthill to Hollywood and Club Noir

But Club Noir has always had the reputation of doing things a little differently in their ten year tenure. Just ask Jimmy Vee. The 3ft 8in actor from Harthill first heard about a different kind of gig from his usual day job when Club Noir co-founder Iain Singleton tapped him on the shoulder ten years ago. He might not match the bouncer stereotype, but he could hardly resist a return to the door - and the stage - for Club Noir's sold out Halloween tenth anniversary this Saturday. Jimmy said: "

Alex Salmond: From business student to Scotland's First Minister

Seven years after he came to power, Alex Salmond announced the end of his tenure as Scotland's longest serving First Minister. The 59-year-old's decision came hours after the the nation voted No in the independence referendum, one of the key points of the Scottish National Party's campaigns throughout the years. Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond's path to becoming First Minister began with his education at local Linlithgow Academy, before studying business studies at Edinburgh College of Comme

Obama: US will continue 'strong and special relationship' with UK

US President Barack Obama has praised Scotland's "passionate and peaceful deliberations" that led up to the independence referendum. Mr Obama welcomed the No vote and pledged that the US would continue its "strong and special relationship with all the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". His sentiments were echoed by Spanish Prime Minister, who praised Scotland for "clearly and unequivocally" deciding to remain in the UK and the European Union. On Friday, Mr Obama said: "We welcome

IndyRef: #BigBigDebate gets heated as pupils vent frustration on Twitter

The SSE Hydro would provide the venue with four politicians battling it out on stage and pupils from schools across the country encouraged to ask questions and engage in the discussion. This was a chance for thousands of first-time voters to get up close and personal with some of the most informed people on both sides of the independence fence and an opportunity to have their voices heard. However, as the thousands of pupils arrived on Thursday morning and packed themselves into the arena, thi

How Stephen Gallacher swung from nowhere to Ryder Cup wildcard pick

The Gallacher name can now be synonymous with the Ryder Cup for two reasons after Stephen was named as a wildcard pick for Europe's 2014 team. Stephen was picked alongside Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter for the tournament against the Americans at Gleneagles on September 23-28. Douglas Barrie takes a look at Gallacher's rise to the top of the golfing world. Born into an illustrious golfing family, his uncle, Bernard Gallacher OBE, played for the European team on eight occasions and was also capt