Scotland http://kunc.org en 'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record http://kunc.org/post/flying-scotsman-cyclist-obree-sets-new-speed-record Cyclist Graeme Obree, 48, has set a new world speed record for prone bicycles, as the man known as the Flying Scotsman topped 56 mph during a session at the just-completed <a href="http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2013/results.htm">World Human Speed Championships</a>, held at Battle Mountain in the Nevada.<p>Pedaling with his nose less than an inch away from the front wheel of his custom-built, smooth-skinned bike, Obree finally succeeded Friday, after early runs failed to break the record of 54.9 mph set by Steve Ball in 1983.<p>Obree's final session on the flat desert highway was a succe Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49627 at http://kunc.org 'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines http://kunc.org/post/thar-he-blows-trump-tussles-scots-over-wind-turbines A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump.<p>At the heart of the wrangle: wind.<p>Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent.<p>The roots of Trump's hatred for these turbines can be found, at least in part, in what was once a stretch of rolling dunes and grassland in northeastern Scotland, overlooking the North Sea.<p>He is spending hundreds of millions creating a resort there.<p>Last year, he opened its star attraction, a championship golf links. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 46521 at http://kunc.org Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines Bird On Rare Visit To U.K. Killed As Dismayed Twitchers Watch http://kunc.org/post/bird-rare-visit-uk-killed-dismayed-twitchers-watch <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7JKcN69kjQ</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:58:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46469 at http://kunc.org Bird On Rare Visit To U.K. Killed As Dismayed Twitchers Watch Scottish Couple Welcomes Third Set Of Twins http://kunc.org/post/scottish-couple-welcomes-third-set-twins Karen and Colin Rodger already had two sets of boys. When Mom got pregnant this time, the thought of more twins crossed her mind, but a doctor said the odds were 500,000 to 1. Now she's given birth to twin girls, and the family tells the Daily Mirror it's shopping for a van. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:20:00 +0000 45230 at http://kunc.org Just In Case: Cruise Line Insured Against Loch Ness Monster http://kunc.org/post/just-case-cruise-line-insured-against-loch-ness-monster There's word that a Scottish cruise line has taken out an insurance policy in case of a beastly disaster. Jacobite Cruises is now insured against damage from the Loch Ness Monster.<p>"We see it as keeping in line with good business practice," Freda Newton, managing director of Jacobite Cruises, tells <em>The Scottish Sun</em>. "There is so much going on — people have tried to hunt the Loch Ness Monster, people have tried to capture it. We just don't know what could happen. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:14:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 43641 at http://kunc.org Just In Case: Cruise Line Insured Against Loch Ness Monster