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Georgia Davies sets new Games record in 50m backstroke as Scottish duo Ryan …

The 23-year-old, who won silver in the 100m final, came home in 27.90 seconds ahead of Emily Seebohm of Australia. England's Lauren Quigley was third-fastest while Kathleen Dawson set a new Scottish record in 28.56. Talent: Georgia Davies set a new …

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'Independence could shrink Scottish economy by £8 billion'

Speaking to the Border Union agricultural show in Kelso, Mr Darling is said to have warned that the "border effect" could hamper thousands of Scottish businesses if the country goes independent. "The access to the single market of 63 million people in …

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Scottish referendum: oh, to belong to this clamjamfry of yes voters

No matter that you left the Scottish electoral roll in the 1980s and will have no vote in the referendum. Your views and voting intention, even without an actual vote, are apparently of interest. You work in what's loosely called the arts and will be …

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Scottish independence: SNP considers inflation-based minimum wage but stops …

Christina McKelvie, a SNP member of the Scottish Parliament, said: "We know one of the key drivers of poverty is earnings, which is why we would use the powers of independence to set a Scottish minimum wage guarantee. A minimum wage that rises – at the …

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Meet the Microbrewers of Denmark: The taste of Danish …

Our Enterprise Europe Network team is offering Scottish businesses a fantastic opportunity to attend a guided business trip to Funen in Denmark. 29 September – 1 October 2014Odense, DenmarkAttendees will get the chance …

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Holyrood report hails potential economic benefit of 'fracking …

Developing shale oil and gas resources in Scotland could deliver a number of positive economic impacts, according to an independent report. Experts found there are no significant technological barriers to the development of …

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2014 Commonwealth Games Open Ceremony Scottish Humor at Its Best

The 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony was Scottish humor at its best. The problem is that many nations would have no idea what the elements really meant and just why there was a traffic cone on the top of a statue. Even some of the English, …

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Scottish Government launches 'one-stop shop' equality website

A new website which aims to promote equality in Scotland has been launched by the Scottish Government. The site will initially focus on disability, race and LGBTI equality, with other equality elements to be added later. It will be the Scottish …

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Tale of Two Governments on fracking

There is a clear contrast between Westminster's “gung-ho” approach to Fracking, and the evidence-based, consensual approach being pursued by the Scottish Government, the SNP said today. Westminster today announced fracking licenses for vast swathes …

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Smith sole voice of Scottish farming in Europe

The SNP MEP has been on the committee since 2007 but will now continue only as a substitute member, while also taking on membership of the committee on foreign affairs. The change now means that Scottish agriculture will only be represented by a single …

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Tay Grin says Malawian artists must embrace culture …

NyasaTimes Online is Malawi\'s award winning quality news source on the web offering breaking news and in-depth, analytical features,national, business, sports, political, columns, health, agriculture news from Malawi and Africa. … Malawi's hip-hop artist, Tay Grin, says his trip to Scotland where he went to perform at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Festival, has taught him […]

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Scottish fishermen to raise issues of quotas, discards with …

Undercurrent News. Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK fisheries minister George Eustice in the ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh on July 24. Catching …

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Scottish duo Bennett and McNally reach backstroke final

Scottish duo Bennett and McNally reach backstroke final. Monday 28 July 2014. Scots Ryan Bennett and Craig McNally finished one-two in their heat to reach the final of the men's 200 metres backstroke as the penultimate day of swimming began at the …

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Ken Clarke Says Scottish #Indyref Is A 'Gamble' For David Cameron

David Cameron is "taking a gamble" on the future of the UK by allowing the referendum on Scottish independence, a Tory Party heavyweight has said. Ken Clarke, who first became a Tory minister in 1972 when Cameron was six, has criticised the September …

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Commonwealth Games Medallist Daniel Wallace Divides Critics Over 'Freedom …

Scott said the buzz amongst the Scottish swimmers was "absolutely amazing". "We are all such a close knit team and Dan's gold medal last night meant everyone was so inspired. Everyone today is getting in the pool and wanting to replicate what Dan did …

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Discharge fine for Scottish Water

An investigation by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) found that chlorinated water had flowed into the burn from the Alva Service Reservoir after a valve failed. Officers said Scottish Water failed to neutralise the discharge until they …

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Rangers offer Ibrox assurances

Rangers, who won promotion to the Scottish Championship last season, have already admitted fresh income will be required over the next year to meet running costs, with losses of nearly £70m announced for the first 18 months since the club was reformed …

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Scottish Water fine after chemical spill kills hundreds of fish

Scottish Water has been fined for discharging chemicals into a burn where hundreds of dead fish were found. Members of the public reported seeing the dead fish at the Alva Burn in Clackmannanshire at the end of August last year. An investigation by the …

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Greg Clark issues warning on Scottish independence

Greg Clark, the new minister for universities and science, has used one of his first speeches in the position to warn Scottish researchers of the disadvantages of leaving the UK. He said that a vote for independence in September “is a vote to leave the …

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Video: Commonwealth Games and Scottish independence

SCOTSMAN journalist Stephen McGinty disputed the notion that Scotland's success in claiming 30 medals in the opening four days of the Commonwealth Games would sway voters towards independence in today's Scotsman Google+ Hangout.

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Scottish bronze medal winner celebrated with Irn-Bru

Scotland's 13-year-old Commonwealth Games hero Erraid Davies has revealed she celebrated her bronze medal-winning swim with some Irn-Bru. Erraid told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I was just really happy – I didn't expect it. All I wanted was a PB [personal best].".

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Summit County Fair kicks off with rarely witnessed birth of …

News coverage from Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Copley, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Tallmadge, Bath Township, Summit County, Portage County, Kent, Stark County, Canton, Jackson, Wadsworth, Medina County and Wayne County for the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com … Paula Hyde gently moves Zoe, a two-day-old Scottish Highland female calf as Zoe's mother Zepher keeps a close […]

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Dive in for Scottish scallops

When I first started cooking, all the best scallops were sent overseas and, unless you had a contact, they were difficult to get a hold of. Thankfully, that's not the case today so make sure to look out for flavour-packed scallops from Scottish waters …

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Scots growers face 'basic' green regime

However, the Scottish Government's efforts to complete these equivalence proposals and have them agreed with Brussels have now run out of time – the deadline is this coming Friday, August 1 – and in the name of giving the industry 'clarity' over what …

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Role of oil industry in Scottish vote on independence

On the 18th of September people in Scotland will be asked to vote yes or no on whether the country should become independent from the rest of the UK. Martin went to Aberdeen to find out why oil rigs there, the large platforms used to get oil out from …

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Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we …

Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality. … PinkNews covers religion, politics, entertainment, finance, and community news for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in the UK and worldwide. Founded to produce broadsheet quality […]

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Miliband seeks US link dividends – Newsnet Scotland

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish.

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Signeul and Hay to speak at Coach Development Day

Clubs are asked to encourage as many of their coaches as possible to attend and are reminded that the conference counts towards an existing coach's Continuous Coach Development. Coaches must attend at least one Scottish FA in-service event (such as …

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Ryan Adams announces Scottish tour date

He will be taking to the stage at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on September 25. He will also be playing O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London on September 19 and Albert Hall Manchester on September 24. Pre-sale tickets for all the shows are available …

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Yes vote offers fair day's pay for fair day's work

An estimated 150,000 people could see a pay increase in an independent Scotland, new figures reveal. In an independent Scotland the SNP will set up a commission to consider a new 'Scottish Minimum Wage' – which would at least rise in line with inflation.

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Kick-off for new referee kit

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, Scottish regional chair for Specsavers, said: 'We are delighted to have been involved in the pre-season event today, as it has given us a real insight into the work that goes into keeping our match officials at the very top of …

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Consolidator AFH buys IFA to expand into Scottish market

AFH has bought out Edinburgh-based Finlay Gow & Company for £657,000 to enter the Scottish advice market. The consolidation firm said it was its ninth acquisition since the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and brings its funds …

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No way! Hans Rey to speak at Scottish conference

Hans Rey said, “It is very exciting to be announced as a speaker at the 2014 Scottish Mountain Bike Conference – International Edition. There are fantastic mountain biking trails in Scotland, both purpose-built and natural, and I am very much looking …

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Scottish Independence Yes Vote Would Make 17% Of People Leave Scotland

"We can have the best of both worlds for Scotland – a strong Scottish Parliament, with more powers for Scotland guaranteed, backed up by the strength, security and stability of being part of the larger UK. Only separation puts that at risk." The SNP …

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IFA boosts assets above £800m with Scottish acquisition

Listed IFA AFH Financial Group has acquired the assets of Edinburgh-based Finlay Gow & Company Limited for a total consideration of up to £675,000, marking the its entrance into the Scottish market. The acquisition adds £40m in funds under management, …

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