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Cloud will be slow to clear from the south on Monday morning. Otherwise, dry with some spells of sunshine

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Hop onboard the only engineless cargo ship

The Tres Hombres cargo sailing ship
The Tres Hombres cargo sailing ship Credit: Fairtransport/Eyemouth Harbour Trust

Visitors will be able to get onboard the world's only engineless sailing cargo ship when it visits Eyemouth Harbour on the 28th August.

The ship, the 'SV Tres Hombres' will stop en route from Copenhagen to Great Yarmouth as part of a European journey. The owners of the ship 'Fairtransport', based in the Netherlands, are said to be the world's first 'emission free' shipping company.

It will stay at the port until the 31st August.

  • The Tres Hombres was originally built in 1943 and has been restored before joining Fairtransport's fleet
  • The overall length of it is 32 metres
  • It's Gross Tonnage is 128 tons

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Alistair Darling: 'We do not need to divide these islands'

The leader of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, had these parting words:

No country the size of Scotland can compare to what Scotland has done. Our successes of invention, of engineering of medicine. Scotland gave the world the Age of Enlightenment. Now of course we could go it alone, but I don't believe we'd be as successful as Scotland will be as part of the United Kingdom ... We have now had 3.5 hours of prime television time and the two of us have debated and I still haven't had straight answers to a simple question: Alex Salmond says you and I don't need to know what the Plan B is, well yes we do ... We do not need to divide these islands into separate states in order to assert our Scottish identity ...

– Alistair Darling
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