Zane Lee

Zane Lee is a talented content writer at Cumbernauld Media, specializing in the finance and business niche. With a keen interest in the ever-evolving world of finance, Zane brings a unique perspective to his articles and blog posts. His in-depth knowledge and research skills allow him to provide valuable insights and analysis on various financial topics. Zane's passion for writing and his ability to simplify complex concepts make his content engaging and accessible to readers of all levels.
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Aberfeldy shooting victim identified as local man Alan Lawson

Aberfeldy shooting victim identified as local man Alan Lawson

Police launch murder probe after fatal incident Police Scotland have confirmed that the man who was shot dead in Aberfeldy on Wednesday morning was Alan Lawson, a 61-year-old resident of the town. A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the incident. The shooting took place around 7.30am on Wednesday, February 23, 2023, at a property on Taybridge Terrace. Emergency services attended the scene, but Mr Lawson was pronounced dead at the scene. A firearm was recovered by the police. Detective Chief Inspector Iain Wales, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This was a…
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Emma Caldwell’s family demands justice after killer’s conviction

Emma Caldwell’s family demands justice after killer’s conviction

The family of Emma Caldwell, who was murdered in 2005 by a serial rapist, has issued a statement calling for a public inquiry into the police handling of the case. They say the police failed to protect Emma and other vulnerable women from the killer, who continued to commit violent crimes for almost two decades. A long-awaited verdict Iain Packer, 51, was found guilty of murdering Emma Caldwell in a remote woodland near Biggar, South Lanarkshire, on 29 February 2024. He was also convicted of 32 other charges against 22 women, including 11 rapes and multiple sexual assaults. He was…
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Forest-Based Workshops to Combat Stress at Historic Edinburgh Castle

Forest-Based Workshops to Combat Stress at Historic Edinburgh Castle

A Fife business that offers forest-based workshops to help employees cope with stress and improve their wellbeing is expanding to Edinburgh. The business, called Wild Workforce, has secured permission to run its innovative programme at the 16th century Lauriston Castle, following an agreement with the city council. What is Wild Workforce? Wild Workforce is a business that was founded by Clare Stephen, who has a background in professional development and human resources. She was inspired by the successful forest schools in Scandinavia, which have been shown to benefit the physical and mental health of children, as well as their resilience…
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Scotland to increase minimum alcohol price to 65p per unit

Scotland to increase minimum alcohol price to 65p per unit

The Scottish government has announced that it will raise the minimum unit price (MUP) of alcohol from 50p to 65p, effective from 30 September 2024. The move is aimed at reducing alcohol harm and saving lives, but has faced opposition from some retailers and industry groups. Why is the minimum unit price changing? The MUP policy was introduced in Scotland in May 2018, making it the first country in the world to set a floor price for alcoholic drinks based on their strength. The policy was designed to target cheap, high-strength products that are often consumed by harmful and dependent…
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Reusable nappy schemes could save parents and the planet, says MSP

Reusable nappy schemes could save parents and the planet, says MSP

The benefits of reusable nappies Reusable nappies are a more eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to disposable ones, according to Monica Lennon, a Scottish Labour MSP. She is calling for the Scottish Government to support the rollout of free reusable nappy schemes across Scotland, which could save new parents up to £500 per child. She also said that reusable nappies could help reduce landfill costs for councils and fight the climate and cost-of-living crisis. Lennon welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans to explore if a successful free scheme for reusable nappies in North Ayrshire could be replicated elsewhere. She also said that…
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How steroids are fuelling gang violence in Scottish prisons

How steroids are fuelling gang violence in Scottish prisons

Prisons in Scotland are facing a surge of gang-related violence as inmates are using steroids to boost their strength and aggression. The drugs are being smuggled into jails through various methods, including vapes and drones. Steroids detected in five prisons According to a report by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), traces of powerful steroids were found in urine samples from inmates at five prisons in Scotland. The prisons are Barlinnie, Edinburgh, Glenochil, Perth and Shotts. The report also revealed that the use of steroids increased by 50% in 2023 compared to 2022. Steroids are synthetic hormones that can enhance muscle…
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Farmer’s terrifying ordeal after being attacked by cows in Scotland

Farmer’s terrifying ordeal after being attacked by cows in Scotland

A farmer from Scotland has shared his harrowing experience of being trampled and gored by a herd of cows while he was out walking his dog. The incident left him with serious injuries and a fear of going back to the fields. How it happened David Smith, 67, was walking his border collie Meg on his farm near Dumfries on February 18, 2024, when he encountered a group of about 20 cows with calves. He said he tried to avoid them, but they suddenly became aggressive and charged at him. He said: “They just went for me. They knocked me…
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Buckie Harbour sees steady fish landings amid pandemic

Buckie Harbour sees steady fish landings amid pandemic

Six vessels bring in 135 boxes of seafood Buckie Harbour, a fishing port in Moray, Scotland, has witnessed a stable week of fish landings despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the harbour master, six vessels brought in some 135 boxes of fish, prawns, and squid last week. This is comparable to the previous week, when 142 boxes and 31 bags of clams were landed. The harbour master said that the demand for seafood has been affected by the lockdown restrictions and the closure of restaurants and hotels. However, he added that the local market has been…
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Ayrshire residents fear for their safety as torture killer remains at large

Ayrshire residents fear for their safety as torture killer remains at large

Police launch manhunt for suspect in brutal murder of Alan Lawson The police are searching for a man who is believed to have tortured and killed Alan Lawson, 61, in his home in Ayrshire on February 12. The suspect, who has not been named, was seen walking around the town of Cumnock the next day, despite being wanted for murder. Lawson was found with severe injuries in his flat on Glaisnock Street and was rushed to hospital, where he later died. A post-mortem examination revealed that he had suffered multiple stab wounds, burns, and blunt force trauma. The police described…
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Highland Council urged to reconsider development plan for Inner Moray Firth

Highland Council urged to reconsider development plan for Inner Moray Firth

The business community in the Inner Moray Firth area has called for the Highland Council to review its proposed local development plan, which they claim is outdated and does not reflect the current and future needs of the region. Plan submitted to Scottish Ministers The Highland Council submitted the Inner Moray Firth Proposed Local Development Plan 2 to Scottish Ministers on 24 March 2023. The plan sets out the policies and land allocations to guide development in the Inner Moray Firth area over the next 20 years. The plan was based on a public consultation that closed on 17 June…
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