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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson speaks to local residents at the Scottish Maritime Academy during a coast-to-coast tour by helicopter as campaigning continues for the Holyrood election on May 3, 2016 in Peterhead, United Kingdom. As campaigning for the Holyrood election enters its last forty eight hours, recent polls suggest the Conservatives are virtually neck-and-neck with Labour in the race to be the main opposition party in Scotland

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson speaks to local residents at the Scottish Maritime Academy during a coast-to-coast tour by helicopter as campaigning continues for the Holyrood election today in Peterhead, United Kingdom

Scottish Parliament election 2016 campaign ...Audience members hold the SNP party Scottish Parliament election manifesto up during its launch at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, as the party bids for its third term in power. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 20, 2016. The manifesto pledged to increase NHS funding by £500 million more than inflation over the five-year course of the next parliament, with Ms Sturgeon describing this as "part of a package of investment and reform to equip the NHS for the future". See PA story POLITICS SNP. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Audience members hold the SNP party Scottish Parliament election manifesto up during its launch at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, as the party bids for its third term in power

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opens Glasgow Vaults, Scotland's first independent safety deposit box service

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opens Glasgow Vaults, Scotland’s first independent safety deposit box service.

An angler holds his fishing pole during the opening day of the salmon season on the River Spey on February 11, 2016 in Aberlour, Scotland. The annual opening day ceremony took place at Penny Bridge, with the traditional pouring of a bottle of Aberlour twelve year old single malt Scotch whisky into the river.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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An angler holds his fishing pole during the opening day of the salmon season on the River Spey in Aberlour, Scotland. The annual opening day ceremony took place at Penny Bridge, with the traditional pouring of a bottle of Aberlour twelve year old single malt Scotch whisky into the river

A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it's banks flooding the area on December 31, 2015 in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure.

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A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it’s banks flooding the area in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure. 

Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day

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Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day

***BESTPIX*** 3D Definitive Human Project Launches For The Edinburgh Royal College Of Surgeons...EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, views a three dimensional image of a human head as the Glasgow School of Art design studio and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh announce a partnership on November 5, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have joined the Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio on the 3D Definitive Human project which will lead to a step change in medical and surgical training and practice. The digital model starts with precise medical scans of a cadaver then a team of international experts in 3D medical visualisation at the digital design studio use similar techniques to those that create computer gaming environments to make the complex digital model.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, views a three dimensional image of a human head as the Glasgow School of Art design studio and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh announce a partnership

Scottish red deer graze following the end of the rutting season on Wednesday in Glen Etive, Scotland. The rutting season sees the large red deer stags compete against each other for mating rights and can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract the hinds. The rut draws to a close in early November when the males will spend the winter feeding to regain strength for the following year's season.

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Scottish red deer graze following the end of the rutting season on Wednesday in Glen Etive, Scotland

Sasha Muir and Margaret Davidson sit in a car as some of the thirty Barbary macaques known as The  Middle Hill Troop  after living  between the top of Gibraltar rock and the town, show what happens when car drivers forget to lock their luggage compartment, as Scotland's only monkey drive through section opens at Blair Drummond Safari Park

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Sasha Muir and Margaret Davidson sit in a car as some of the thirty Barbary macaques known as The Middle Hill Troop after living between the top of Gibraltar rock and the town, show what happens when car drivers forget to lock their luggage compartment, as Scotland’s only monkey drive through section opens at Blair Drummond Safari Park

Great Britain tennis fans show support for their team during day one of the Davis Cup Semi Finals between Great Britain and Australia at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow

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Great Britain tennis fans show support for their team during day one of the Davis Cup Semi Finals between Great Britain and Australia at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow

John Baxter riding Monarch the horse and Gemma Williamson during a photocall in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh ahead of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 10, 2015. One of the largest rides in Scotland, and a spectacle of historical significance, the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, expects to attract up to 20,000 spectators this weekend when 280 riders from Edinburgh and riding towns across the country gather together for a procession up the Royal Mile. The Riding of the Marches will take place on Sunday 13th September

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John Baxter riding Monarch the horse and Gemma Williamson in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh ahead of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. One of the largest rides in Scotland, and a spectacle of historical significance, the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, expects to attract up to 20,000 spectators this weekend

HMS Artful, the third of the British Royal Navy's new Astute Class attack submarines on arrival at her Scottish base port of HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Scotland, 19 August 2015 from where she will carry out sea trials before entering service later this year. The 7,400-tonne Artful left BAE Systems construction yard at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria several days ago before sailing to her new home at Her Majesty s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde. She will provide the Royal Navy with the most technologically advanced submarine Britain has ever sent to sea. HMNB Clyde will become a home for the Royal Navy s submarines and associated support by 2020, creating a submarine centre of specialisation. The base is amongst the largest single-site employers in Scotland, with 6,700 military and civilian personnel, increasing under current UK Government plans to 8,200 by 2022.

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HMS Artful, the third of the British Royal Navy’s new Astute Class attack submarines on arrival at her Scottish base port of HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Scotland, on Wednesday from where she will carry out sea trials before entering service later this year

Performers Fleur Tooth, Florence O'Mahony and Rosalind Hoy from the Human Zoo Theatre Company, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, advertise their act "The Girl Who Fell In love With The Moon" which is on at the  Pleasance Dome, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Performers Fleur Tooth, Florence O’Mahony and Rosalind Hoy from the Human Zoo Theatre Company, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, advertise their act “The Girl Who Fell In love With The Moon” which is on at the Pleasance Dome, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Morph-suited performers David Labanca wearing an orange suit and Gianmarco Pozzoli wearing a green suit from Italian dance company Discoteque Machine perform in a giant  kaleidoscope at Camera Obscura in Edinburgh to promote their show running from August 7 to 31 at Zoo Southside as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Morph-suited performers David Labanca wearing an orange suit and Gianmarco Pozzoli wearing a green suit from Italian dance company Discoteque Machine perform in a giant kaleidoscope at Camera Obscura in Edinburgh to promote their show running from August 7th at Zoo Southside as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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.