Scotland

Glasgow 2014

This Summer, Glasgow Plans to Blow Up Its Tallest Buildings on Live TV

Eye-catching maybe, but is celebrating the destruction of social housing really in good taste?

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Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

A Lost Scottish Island, George Orwell, and the Future of Maps

A 141 square-mile island vanished from Google Maps, and the company has yet to restore it. What do glitches mean for little-known places?

This Glasgow Demolition Could Also Be a Gnarly Music Video

You're not born to rock unless you can do it from the center of a choking cloud of demolition dust.

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Want to Avoid Scotland's Pesky Insect Hordes? There's an App for That

With "Midge Forecast," Scots can safely navigate their way around clouds of teensy biting flies.

This 12-Year-Old Parkour Athlete Will Amaze, Scare the Crap Out of You

Robbie Griffith is starting to get noticed in the urban sport, and it's easy to see why.

Regan Appleton

Turn Your Beloved Old Bike Into Taxidermy

In a world that deems it fit to stuff and preserve dead pets, this isn't that bizarre.

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What's a Language Worth to a Small Town in Scotland?

A fisherman's dialect dies out.

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Restoration of the Day: The U.K.'s Largest 3D Map

A preceding model was created by exiled Polish troops to defend the Scottish coastline.

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Toilet Tuesday: Metal Thieves Finally Find Public Bathrooms

Your weekly roundup of the world's classiest toilet news.

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Death Served Cold: Revisiting the Bloody 'Glasgow Ice-Cream Wars'

Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.

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Famous Glasgow Slum Meets 600 Lbs. of Explosives

The '60s-era Red Road Flats complex was once seen as the solution to urban overcrowding in Scotland; now it's turning to rubble.

Baud Valérie

The War on Bagpipes: Wiping a Single Instrument Off the Urban Map

The bagpipe is possibly the only musical instrument to have been labeled a tool of warfare.