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20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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Butefest 2016 - festival scenes  (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Butefest: Three days of music and fun ...

Max Yasgur summed up the spirit of music festivals when he spoke of how ‘’people can get together and have three days of fun and music, and have nothing but fun and music.’’

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The Begbies (Pic: Michael Gillen)

Butefest: Five bands to see ...

Music festivals are about more than just the headliners.

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The annual competition attracts hundreds of entrants and spectators. Pics by FPA

Get your jam on for Fife skate competition

Young people from around Kirkcaldy are adding the finishing touches to this year’s Bevy Jam, the annual skate competition they have organised for the past five years.

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LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

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A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

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A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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A new youth group has been set up in Leven.

New Levenmouth youth group

An enterprising group of young people in Levenmouth have set up their own summer project.

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Orla has been performing in Burns competitions for years, winning many medals and trophies. (George McLuskie)

Burns-singing teen hits the high note

An Elie teenager has her eyes on the big time as she prepares to take part in an international arts festival.

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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Bowhouse Market, St Monans

Launch of Bowhouse Food Festival in Fife

The countdown is on to a new food festival in north-east Fife this weekend.

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Val McDermid (Pic: George McLuskie)

Val’s words set to form unique Hogmanay trail

Kirkcaldy author Val McDermid has been handed her most unique challenge to date - to pen a story that will take readers on a trail around Edinburgh.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Dogs Trust is calling on the government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after an undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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