Protest against park closures
- Parents and children opposed to plans by a Scots local authority to remove all the equipment from 50 of its play parks have staged a series of protests at six of the targeted sites. The parks would cost #163;705,000 to upgrade, according to SNP-led Angus Council. The council has pledged to spend about #163;1.2 million on improving 50 other parks.
'Yes' campaign seeks teenager to join board
Scotland on Sunday
- The Yes Scotland campaign is advertising for a teenager to sit on its advisory board to help shape its approach to the independence referendum. The group, which is leading the campaign to persuade Scots to vote for independence, wants a 16- or 17-year-old to advise on the age group, which will be allowed to vote in the 2014 ballot.
Dahl gets the Gaelic treatment for schools
Scotland on Sunday
- His works have been translated into 34 languages but now a new market is opening up for Roald Dahl - Gaelic. Copies of the author's famous novels - Danny, The Champion Of The World (Danaidh Laoch An T-Saoghail) and The Magic Finger (A Chorrag Chrosta) - have just been published in Gaelic as part of a #163;500,000 project and sent to schools in Scotland.
Scouts and guides will consider secular oaths
- The Scout Association has launched a consultation to gauge support among members for an alternative atheist Scout promise, removing the invocation of a deity. At the same time, the Guide Association is to launch a consultation about its very similar promise, with views sought on all parts of the wording from early January.
Desperate Dan's switch to digital world just Dandy
Press and Journal
- One of Britain's best-loved comics, The Dandy, is celebrating its 75th anniversary by relaunching as an exclusively online publication. The comic's iconic characters will leap from the printed page into a new digital format, propelling Desperate Dan and Keyhole Kate into the 21st century. Their digital antics will now be available to download.