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Jobs boost in Cumbernauld

There is good news on the jobs front after it emerged that bus giant Stagecoach is looking to recruit more staff at its Carbrain-based depot.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Fears over gravestone safety at Kilsyth cemetery

Fears over gravestone safety at Kilsyth cemetery

The state of gravestones in Kilsyth Cemetery has sparked fears that a potential tragedy might not be far away.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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The ancient past of Cumbernauld’s woodlands

The ancient past of Cumbernauld’s woodlands

The steep-sided, wooded glens of Cumbernauld, which are formed by the Red Burn and its tributaries, have long been popular scenic attractions. This bridge appears to have been on a path connecting Cumbernauld House and Abronhill. Cumbernauld was once famous as one of the last places in Scotland where the ancient Caledonian forest survived, and this was the last habitat of white cattle which, according to one 16th-century writer, had manes like “fierce lions,” were “more wild than any other beasts” and had “no fear of hounds, sharp lances or other penetrative weapons.”

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Croy to get new play area

Croy to get new play area

Families in Croy will be able to enjoy the benefits of a totally renovated play space thanks to a community campaign by local parents.

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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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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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This 1963 photo shows Seafar's high rises under construction. Half a century later, they are being torn down.

End of an era in Seafar

Two more symbols of Cumbernauld’s New Town early days will soon be no more.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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Medical emergency at Cumbernauld shopping centre

Medical emergency at Cumbernauld shopping centre

An ambulance crew rushed to the Antonine Centre yesterday (Wednesday) after an elderly man became unwell after 1pm.

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Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Team

Grant funding for green-friendly groups

Schools, charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the E.ON Energising Communities Fund.

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Building now underway on Cumbernauld secondary and arts centre

Building now underway on Cumbernauld secondary and arts centre

Work has now started on the project to construct a new secondary school and theatre as two of the town’s oldest buildings are replaced.

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Nostalgia: Hidden cost of the Castlecary Arches

Nostalgia: Hidden cost of the Castlecary Arches

The Castlecary Arches are one of the most distinctive features of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, which opened in 1842.

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Auchinstarry sensory garden fixed up a treat

Auchinstarry sensory garden fixed up a treat

Lots of volunteers pitched in to help restore a community sensory garden in Kilsyth’s Auchinstarry Marina recently.

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Detail from the cover of Glasgow: The Postcard Collection by Adam Smith of Cumbernauld

Kildrum author’s look at Glasgow’s history

Kildrum man Adam Smith has published a new pictorial history, this time focusing on Glasgow’s evolution since Victorian times.

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Condorrat school says fond farewell

Condorrat school says fond farewell

An office manager who has helped staff, pupils and parents at a Condorrat school for 35 years has now retired.

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Cumbernauld bus depot will get on board with Open Doors Day again

Cumbernauld bus depot will get on board with Open Doors Day again

The Stagecoach depot in Glencryan Road has confirmed it will take part in Doors Open Day in September.

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Cumbernauld depot has lost item

Cumbernauld depot has lost item

A valuable item lost on Friday is in a safe place and is waiting to be collected by its owner after it was handed in by a bus passenger.

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