Lost kite surfer saved by Lifeboat and Coastguard crews

By Michael MacLeod

A KITE surfer had to be rescued from choppy seas after going missing off the coast of Montrose.

A helicopter from RAF Kinloss was scrambled to help search for the man, but lifeboat and coastguard crews saved him after an hour-long search.

He was found sitting on his surfboard with the kite wrapped around him for warmth.
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Hibs player facing court on driving rap

By Michael MacLeod

HIBS defender Darren McCormack is facing a court appearance after being arrested and charged for allegedly driving without a licence or insurance.

The 21 year-old Scottish Premier League player was stopped by police in the early hours of Sunday morning – just hours after his team’s 5-1 Scottish Cup victory over Montrose.

He was arrested in Leith Walk, just minutes away from Hibs’ Easter Road Stadium.

The club refused to comment, but Lothian and Borders Police confirmed the player – who holds one cap for Scotland Under-21s – had been charged.
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Thieves snatch £200 in charity cash

By Rory Reynolds

FOUR callous thieves nicked a charity bucket containing £200 from a hen night at a Scots bar – before shoving their way through the generous women who made the donations.

The twisted men, who were drinking in Montrose’s Anchor Bar, perked up when they heard an announcement that the ladies were collecting for cancer charities.

They then grabbed the bucket and ran out the door, leaving manager Lorraine Watson fuming.

She has vowed to ban the men, who she claims she has identified to police.

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£32,000 for a piece of Scottish history

god contract

By Michael MacLeod

A RARE copy of one of Scottish history’s most important documents has been saved by an ex-pat in America – for six times its value.

Known as “a contract with God”, only 12 copies of the National Covenant are known to exist in library records.

Experts expected it to fetch around £5,000, but the new owner forked out a whopping £32,137 for the 370 year-old document.

Bidders from across the globe battled it out in a bid to take it away from Scotland.

But the auction winner, who is based in America, vowed to ensure the book’s Scottish roots remained intact.
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