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Jack Vettriano painting of Zara Phillips goes on sale at auction

Jack Vettriano’s painting of Zara Phillips for Sports relief with her reclining on a Union flag is up for auction. It is predicted to defy the credit crunch and fetch a stunning £1 million. “We hope people will start bidding from £100,000,” says a spokesman for Bonhams, which is conducting the auction in aid of…

Falkirk Mod 2008

The National Mod 2008 has started this week in Falkirk . The Mod is a Gaelic festival of traditional music with a prestigious gold medal for the best in each category . To some ‘The Mod is coming home’ might seem a curious slogan to use as the Mod has never been held in Falkirk before however the slogan arises from the annual Trysts that were held in Falkirk over the centuries where drovers and cattle dealers from all over the Highlands and Islands would converge on the town to buy and sell their livestock. The Mod is Coming Home because the whole concept of the Highland Gathering had originated in Falkirk