New Scots deployment “raring to go” to Afghanistan

By Michael MacLeod

SCOTLAND will send 1,000 troops to Afghanistan over the next six months, it was announced today (Thursday).

The massive deployment will see regiments from every corner of the country jetting out to join NATO operations in Helmand province.

While the new battalion was said to be “raring to go,” the current band of Scots troops sweating out the final weeks of their deployment will be marching on their stomachs thanks to a big hearted ex-soldier.

To coincide with the latest troop deployment, Ali Sutherland arranged a special delivery to the Royal Scots Guards in Afghanistan.
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Police search still on for person lost in River Almond

Inspector Stephen Elliot at the scene of the incident

Inspector Stephen Elliot at the scene of the incident

By Cara Sulieman

RESCUERS hunting for a hooded man who plunged into a fast-flowing river said yesterday the victim may actually be a woman.

An RAF Kinloss helicopter joined the search at the River Almond in Livingston after reports a man jumped head-first off a bridge into the gushing torrent 20ft below.

Two drivers who witnessed the fall were left “very distressed” after seeing the mystery person falling into the 10ft-deep river.

Having interviewed other witnesses who saw the person near the murky waters at Kirton yesterday (Thurs), detectives said they have intelligence suggesting they should be looking for a female.

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