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  • 30 January 2007

Al Gore’s climate change film, An Inconvenient Truth, is to be shown in all of Scotland’s secondary schools. Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Chief Executive, Duncan McLaren, said of the Executive initiative: ‘For the sake of future generations we hope that every politician and civil servant is shown the film too.’

The launch of a new tourism website, North Highlands Scotland, will highlight John Lennon’s links with the area. The late Beatle spent a number of summer holidays in Durness, Sutherland as a child, returning with Yoko Ono and his children in the late 60s. The remote landscape also inspired Lennon’s song ‘In My Life’.

Two popular Glasgow clubs, Cube and the internationally renowned Tunnel have been put up for sale. Owners CPL Entertainment Group have stressed that both nightspots will be sold as going concerns. They were popular with Glasgow clubbers, with Cube attracting such famous names as Eminem and Will Young.

In possibly the strangest film announcement of the year, Ewan McGregor has been slated to star in spoof war film Jackboots on Whitehall. It imagines what would have happened if the Germans had won the Battle of Britain but been defeated by the Scots. It also stars Timothy Spall as Churchill and Alan Cumming as Hitler.

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