Scotland http://www.kunc.org en For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder http://www.kunc.org/post/one-crime-writer-peaceful-shetland-perfect-place-murder Crime writer Ann Cleeves puts it best in her novel <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/329526105/dead-water-a-shetland-mystery" target="_blank">Dead Water</a>:<em> </em>"Shetland didn't do pretty. It did wild and bleak and dramatic."<p>The Shetland Islands are a damp and rocky place, with endless miles of green and gray. Humanity seems to cling to the land here like a few tenacious barnacles. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," Cleeves says.<p>These Scottish islands lie hundreds of miles from any mainland, as far north as the tip of Greenland. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 58686 at http://www.kunc.org For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder 'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record http://www.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://www.kunc.org 'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines http://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.kunc.org Bird On Rare Visit To U.K. Killed As Dismayed Twitchers Watch Scottish Couple Welcomes Third Set Of Twins http://www.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://www.kunc.org