2015 Chieftain’s Ceilidh: 2 May Venue: RAAFA Club, Bullcreek Whisky Tasting: 18 July (To be confirmed) Golf Day: 12 September

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The first issue of The Saltire after the Society’s Annual General Meeting is the usual interesting mix of information and stories from Scotland. The Calendar of Events on page two details the full list of Society events for the year . . . perhaps you should have a look and transfer the dates of events…

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A special ceremony has been held to mark the handover of RAF Leuchars to the army. The Fife base, near St Andrews, has been an RAF station since 1920. It was announced five years ago that its air force status was to end as part of the Ministry of Defence’s strategic defence and security review.…

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Edinburgh University has vaulted into the top 30 of the best universities in the world. The Scottish capital’s university has climbed from 46th place to 29th in the latest Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings and is the only Scottish institution in the list. “Our rise in these rankings is not only great news for the…

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Its that magic time of year when we have a lot of fun with family and friends, and when most of us are inclined to drink and eat too much! So, when you feel like a break from it all, why not sit down and read our Christmas and New Year issue of The Saltire.…

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We thought we’d just squeeze in an issue of The Saltire before the St Andrew’s Day Ball . . . just to give you something to read! As usual, it’s a mixture of information and interesting/entertaining stories from Scotland. We hope you enjoy it. November 2014

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Inverness is the happiest place to live in Scotland, according to a survey which asked people how contented they are with their home and community. The Highlands city came second in the UK, with Falkirk coming fifth in the list of the happiest places to live in Britain. Although not in the UK top ten,…

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Drinks giant Diageo has set its sights on tackling youth unemployment in Scotland by launching a £5 million training program for young people. The Bell’s and Johnnie Walker distiller has initially targeted the hospitality industry with the Learning for Life program, aiming to put 200 job candidates through the scheme this year. But it later…

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A rare bottle of The Macallan M single malt whisky has sold for over £380,000 at a charity auction in Hong Kong. The ‘Imperiale’ six-litre bottle of the exclusive 44.7% single malt went under the hammer at Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong. Named ‘Constantine’, the bottle is one of only four ever created, with…

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