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'Gies a swatch of the weather, hen' ... meet the man who taught Alexa how to understand the Scottish accent

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HE’S the man who taught the Scottish dialect to Alexa, the voice behind the Amazon Echo digital assistant, so that she could respond if you called out to her to turn on the big light, “gie’s a bit of Sydney Devine” or asked the address of…

12:09am Sunday 23 April 2017

Downshifting on the up and up ... why more and more Scots want to live The Good Life

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TRUMP, Brexit, the weather, work, public transport, bills, supermarket self-service tills, and, of course, the career of Katie Hopkins. If the thought of enduring another day of modern life fills you with dread it could be time to start downshifting.…

12:10am Sunday 23 April 2017

The mad, bad and the downright sad: Scotland's top Google searches revealed

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - APRIL 25:  A demonstrator holds a puppet of Donald Trump outside the Scottish Parliament on April 25, 20012. Trump spoke of his concerns over a proposed wind farm, mooted to built near his new GBP 1 billion golf resort, telling the S

GOOGLE it. Two words that 15 years ago would have meant nothing to the vast majority of the public but today have entered into everyday usage, synonymous with the quest for answers. Answers about everything from the mundane, like train times and the…

12:10am Sunday 23 April 2017

Head to come

HE’S the man who taught Glaswegian dialect to Alexa, Amazon’s digital slave, so that she could respond if a local called out to her to turn on the big light, “gie’s a bit of Sydney Devine” or the address of nearest howff for a bevvy.

12:09am Sunday 23 April 2017

Adventurous streak: meet the Scots taking on the world

Newall Hunter at the summit of Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Picture credit: Newall Hunter

WHETHER tundra, desert, ocean or peak, the world's most extreme places hold little fear for the bold Scots featured in The Herald Magazine this weekend.

12:10am Saturday 22 April 2017

Make outdoor play the norm for our children

RACHEL COWPER, Inspiring Scotland

WITH a sunny start to April and the longer days ahead, you might begin to see the streets and green spaces of Scotland filled with children and wonder: is it not always so? Sadly, like the rose-tinted memories of endless childhood summers, it isn’t.…

12:05am Tuesday 18 April 2017

Farmers spring into action for new season

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FARMERS across Scotland have been busy catching up on their spring work schedule. Livestock farmers have been spreading artificial fertilisers, slurry and farmyard manure on their grassland. Others have been rolling silage fields to compact the land and…

11:15am Monday 17 April 2017

Farmers spring into action for new season

FARMERS across Scotland have been busy catching up on their spring work schedule. Livestock farmers have been spreading artificial fertilisers, slurry and farmyard manure on their grassland. Others have been rolling silage fields to compact the land and…

12:07am Monday 17 April 2017

Pretswell to the fore as Scots make headway

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Pamela Pretswell of Scotland hits her approach shot during day three of the RACV Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort on February 27, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images).

PAMELA PRETSWELL moved into the hunt for a maiden win on the Ladies European Tour during round two of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open.

10:34pm Friday 21 April 2017

Police body chief warns force risks being seen as 'giving up' on certain areas

Police body chief warns force risks being seen as 'giving up' on certain areas

Police Scotland risks being seen as "giving up on community presences" and overplaying issues such as cyber crime as it plans for the future, MSPs have been told.

7:11pm Thursday 20 April 2017
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