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Abbey's Tranquility Is Under Threat From Proposed New Road...ELGIN, SCOTLAND - JULY 21:  Father Giles Conacher lights a candle in the lady chapel at Pluscarden Abbey on July 21, 2015 in Elgin, Scotland. Monks at Abbey which owes its foundation to King Alexander II of Scotland in the year 1230, are warning their peaceful way of life will be threatened if a possible route for a new dual carriageway linking the A96 road between Forres and Fochabers will run close to their retreat near Elgin.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Father Giles Conacher lights a candle in the lady chapel at Pluscarden Abbey on in Elgin, Scotland. Monks at Abbey which owes its foundation to King Alexander II of Scotland in the year 1230, are warning their peaceful way of life will be threatened if a possible route for a new dual carriageway linking the A96 road between Forres and Fochabers will run close to their retreat near Elgin. 

A course worker shelters under an umbrella in the stands during day two of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife

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A course worker shelters under an umbrella in the stands as play is suspended during day two of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife.

A spectator wearing trousers in the design of the Cnadaian flag watches as Graham DeLaet of Canada (L) makes a birdie on the ninth hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland...A spectator wearing trousers in the design of the Cnadaian flag watches as Graham DeLaet of Canada (L) makes a birdie on the ninth hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 16, 2015.

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A spectator wearing trousers in the design of the Canadian flag watches as Graham DeLaet of Canada makes a birdie on the ninth hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland on Thursday

Japan s Shinji Tomimura drives a ball from the second tee during a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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Japan’s Shinji Tomimura drives a ball from the second tee during a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Wednesday

The Kelpies sculptures are officially opened by Princess Anne, Princess Royal and a flotilla of boats on July 8, 2015 in Falkirk, Scotland. Sculptor Andy Scott also attended  the opening, along with Duke, a Clydesdale horse which was one of the models for the 30m works, which have received more than one million visitors since they were completed in April 2014.

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The Kelpies sculptures are officially opened by Princess Anne, Princess Royal and a flotilla of boats on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland

Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results at the Glasgow election count

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Leader of the Scottish National party, Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results at the Glasgow election count at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow after the polls closed in the UK general election.

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party's final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland...Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party's final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party’s final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland 

SNP candidate for Perthshire South and Ochil, Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh, is joined by Alex Salmond, the SNP candidate for the Gordon constituency during campaigning on Thursday in Milnathort, Scotland

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SNP candidate for Perthshire South and Ochil, Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh, is joined by Alex Salmond, the SNP candidate for the Gordon constituency during campaigning on Thursday in Milnathort, Scotland

Anti-nuclear activists block one of the entrances to Faslane naval base on the Clyde in Faslane, Scotland. The Scrap Trident campaign is urging voters to back only those candidates who firmly reject the plan to replace the current Trident system

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Anti-nuclear activists block one of the entrances to Faslane naval base on the Clyde in Faslane, Scotland. The Scrap Trident campaign is urging voters to back only those candidates who firmly reject the plan to replace the current Trident system

Lovers of Light photography competition...Undated handout photo issued by VELUX of 'Drawn' taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, which is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX's third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March

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‘Drawn’ taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX’s third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. 

A general view of the container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, West Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands

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The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday

UK Met Office Issues Warning After The Coldest Night Of The Winter...GARTOCHRAN, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19:  A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne on January 19, 2015 in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as -12C during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as minus 12 degrees Celsius during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far. 

Pink footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on November 5, 2014 in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record, set in 2010, which saw 65,060 geese arrive at the nature reserve.

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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on Wednesday in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record set in 2010

Students from St Andrew's University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the 'academic family' on October 20, 2014, in St Andrews, Scotland. Every November the 'raisin weekend' which is held in the university's Lower College Lawn, is celebrated and a gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first year students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin.

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Students from St Andrews University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ on Monday, in St Andrews, Scotland

A spectator wearing a hat covered in badges waits for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

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A spectator wearing a hat covered in badges waits for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland

US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

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US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday

Supporters from the "Yes" Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland  on Friday

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Supporters from the “Yes” Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 18, 2014. Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city. While Glasgow voted in favour of independence, the margin of victory was not large enough to give Alex Salmond and his campaign the momentum they need.

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First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result.

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday

Piper, Ryan Randall, leads a march to the polling station in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

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Piper, Ryan Randall, leads a march to the polling station in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.