Elle Duffy

Online journalist, STV News

A 19-year-old journalist from Scotland.
Multimedia journalism student at Glasgow Caledonian University. Previous online reporter, feature writer and production journalist with STV in Glasgow. Occasional lifestyle blogger.

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Husky pup rescued from Ayrshire harbour by coastguard
The husky was found nearing the point of exhaustion on Monday evening and it was clear she had been in the water for some time. Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team was called out...
'Greek' Thomson: Remembering Glasgow's overlooked architect
Yet when Mackintosh was still a child, another architect had already spent his life designing a great city of towers and churches. Born 200 years ago on Sunday, Alexander...
Author of mystery message in bottle tracked down to Scotland
It was a calm September evening when Jimmy Robertson signed off a hastily written letter, crammed it into a tiny bottle and threw it into the North Sea. It was 1970 and he had...
Gongo the survivor: A three-legged dog's journey to Scotland
It began in a small village - a figure sprinting towards a cowering Tanzanian street dog, machete in hand, striking the tiny pup's leg. Another figure approached, laughing....
Scots couple in love for 71 years reveal secret to happy marriage
In a small house in Peterhead, Robert Morrison looks at the ring on his finger that hasn't moved in 71 years. His wife is busy in the next room, bustling back and forth getting...
In pictures: Thousands geek out with sci-fi stars at comic con
Whether you secretly hoard all 100 episodes of Stargate: Atlantis, have a mug covered in Star Wars quotes, or are still waiting on your Hogwarts letter, there is one thing for...
Food lovers in meltdown over sell-out Cheese Toastie Festival
Fluffy toasted bread, bubbling cheese and a not-so-healthy array of glazed meat and fresh tomato; whatever the definition of a perfect cheese toastie is, Scotland has it sussed....
Air hostess battles cancer to publish book on life in the skies
Lesley Sehli, 58, who became one of the first female crew members to fly with Saudi Airlines, recalls travelling the world, meeting extraordinary passengers and even rescuing...
Mother completes 18 random acts of kindness in memory of her son
Inside a white envelope with a candy cane border, there was a picture of a young boy with a blue and yellow scarf and a toothy grin. It was one of Lynne McKenzie's favourite...
Twelve of Scotland's most enchanting forests to explore
Laura Piper Eleanor Duffy With almost one fifth of its land area covered in woodland, it's no wonder that Scotland's forests hold pride of place in some of our favourite...
Scotland in miniature: Why tourists flock to Arran all year round
The islands of Scotland were often seen as a quiet destination for retirees, with their tranquil settings and gentler pace of life. But the isles have seen quite a revival in...
National Library of Scotland finds new home at Kelvin Hall
The recently refurbished Kelvin Hall in Glasgow plays host to the new National Library premises, which sees an extension to the library's reach outside of its old home in...
Scotland's oldest island postie prepares for busiest delivery day
For 16 years, Michael Braddock has served the tiny island community, ready at the lick of a stamp to throw on his royal red satchel and deliver his round. Over the years, being...
Kilted walker losing use of legs braves all to cross Canada on foot
Its owner sits nearby, silently planning how he will walk the short distance between his couch and the kitchen. He takes a deep breath and stands - not too quickly, but fast...
Scotland's tribute: The famous faces gone too soon during 2016
From actors and comedians to musicians and athletes, we want to remember these well-known figures who are no longer with us. Starting with the sad news of David Bowie's death in...
How a deaf teenager from Congo found her voice in poetry
Forced to escape war-torn country of DR Congo, the 16-year-old has been brought up in Scotland from a very early age. Not only faced with the difficulty of communicating with...
Paws off: Tourists under fire for rubbing Greyfriars Bobby nose
The affectionate tradition of touching the statue's nose for good luck has left the pup sporting a shiny bronze snout, despite being treated to a nose job in 2013. The criticism...
Four lion cubs make first public appearance at safari park
Visitors to the park in Stirlingshire were introduced to 12-week-old cubs Murray, Reid, Thistle and Isla on Tuesday. Vet Patrick Day gave the cubs their last inoculations and a...
In pictures: Scottish Nature Photography Award winners
Gordon Rae, from Lockerbie, snapped the diving bird at Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms. "My winning image came by chance one morning when the light was in my...
Residents urged to hit new heights in Monumental Challenge
Edinburgh City Council is giving residents the chance to win a "Hogmanay of a lifetime" by challenging them to climb two of the city's tallest monuments. People have between...
Paw patrol: Meet the cuddly newest recruits to Police Scotland
Springer spaniel brothers Archie and Mac will be trained as drug detection dogs, and have already begun their intensive eight-week police training with handlers PC Stewart Rae...
Heartbroken boy reunited with teddy bear lost on Isle of Arran
There is nothing better than going on holiday with your best friend, but what happens when you lose that friend on an island in the middle of the sea? Seven-year-old Cole Bruce...
Death-defying Darcy up for pet survivor award after 60ft dam fall
Stretching her legs en route to a family holiday, two-year-old Darcy inexplicably jumped down a 60ft dam, leaving her fighting for her life. As her desperate owners struggled to...
Vampire urban myth that caused mass hysteria in 1950s Glasgow
Socks pulled up high and bags hastily slung over shoulders, children begin walking to school, not knowing that their bags would later be traded for stakes and their socks would...
Couple create picture book on Alzheimer's for baby daughter
He and his family were gathered around the kitchen table, talking about the changes to their grandmother's personality and trying to come to terms with what this would mean for...
Scots designer to launch pop art fashion line with Kanye West
Nothing interested him at school and despite earning a degree in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Philip struggled to find a post-graduation job. To fill his time, he...
Time flies: World's shortest flight celebrates a million passengers
Have you ever jumped into a taxi and found that by the time you finally manage to click your seatbelt into place, it's time to pay the fare and hop out? That is the exact...
Scot plans world record attempt to enjoy longest Christmas Day
The anticipation of Santa's arrival would begin from as early as November, with his annual trip to Glasgow's George Square to see the city glow with twinkling lights. Then,...
Christmas adverts through the years as John Lewis unveils latest hit
If the dark mornings and gingerbread-spiced drinks aren't enough of an indication, the release of the John Lewis Christmas advert is a sure sign that the festive season is just...

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