Strathallan Airfield: Skydiver, 56, dies after parachute fails to open during jump

Skydiver, 56, dies after parachute fails to open during jump at Scottish airfield Victim named as experienced skydiver David Ball from EdinburghCause unknown but 'too low' theory being probedSite has had a number of incidents in recent yearsFatal accident at Strathallan airfield in Perthshire yesterday , is David Ball, 56, from the Barnton area of Edinburgh.

The Vikings are coming… and so is Hogmanay! Scotland gears up for New Year in fancy dress

The Vikings are coming… and so is Hogmanay! Scotland gears up for New Year in fancy dressMore than 7,000 join torchlit procession through EdinburghCapital hosts 30million extravaganza to celebrate New Year | UPDATED: 21:24 GMT, 30 December 2012 The streets of Scotland's capital were overrun by a horde of Vikings – in a festive invasion to celebrate Hogmanay. Dozens of Vikings from Shetland, clad in armour and holding shields, joined around 7,000 others revellers in a stunning torchlit parade through Edinburgh to mark the end of the year.