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Scotland futsal coach ready for inaugural match

Speaking to the Scottish FA website, Potter said: “We had our final training session in Perth this week, and it is safe to say the players are all pretty excited ahead of Sunday's match. “Sunday's match will certainly be an eye-opener for all of us, I …

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Scottish Cup: Celtic's Craig Gordon expects tough battle when he returns to …

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Gordon, who won the Scottish Cup with Hearts in 2006, said: "They will be right up for this on Sunday. They are still undefeated in the league so it makes it a big game and one where they will probably fancy their chances.

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Scottish dairy Graham's launches milk contract to protect farmers

A Scottish milk processor has unveiled an innovative milk contract to help protect its farmers from post-quota volatility. Graham's Family Dairy will pay farmers a standard litre rate for a pre-agreed volume of milk and any extra will be priced by …

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Back in the job I love

I have listened carefully to the needs of Scottish agriculture. Consequently, whilst adjusting to this new Common Agricultural Policy will not be easy for anyone, it is a much better deal for Scottish farmers and crofters than it otherwise would have been.

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Facebook Q&A and interview: Scottish Labour candidate Sarah Boyack

Into this social media bear pit stepped Sarah Boyack, Lothian MSP and contender for Scottish Labour leader, in a live question and answer session on the STV News Facebook page on Thursday. Ms Boyack is a seasoned political operator, with extensive …

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Football – Dates set for Scottish semi-finals

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "We are pleased to be able to announce the information for this season's Scottish League Cup Semi-Finals, following agreement with all four clubs and other parties involved, including our valued broadcast …

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Scottish Cup: Team news and injury updates for all the fourth round ties

Premiership sides are involved for the first time this season on the Road to Hampden. Here's our look at who could be lining up for your side, those struggling with injury and the ones affected by suspensions for this weekend's games. Share; Share …

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Jak and Eddie's Best of Scottish Food on STV this St Andrew's Day

Feast your eyes upon STV this St Andrew's Day – November 30 at 6pm when Jak & Eddie's Best of Scottish Food will air. STV has teamed up with STV Glasgow for the one off cookery show in celebration of the special day and the show is packed full of ideas …

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Launching a pro-independence newspaper takes guts, even …

What is noticeable, however, is the lack of many Scottish and “rest of UK” news stories outside of the paper's central agenda. A comparison with the sister paper, The Herald, makes that very clear. It is also obvious that not …

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Over 15,000 children forced to depend on food banks for …

In a shocking and staggering release of information from food bank charity the Trussell Trust, figures reveal that the use of food banks in Scotland has risen by 124% since last year. The charity, which manages … Search News …

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Record FC Hibernian: A Scottish Cup run is vital for morale as league enters …

Most Hibbies fear we face another season in the Championship, despite our aspirations for more. But imagine what a Scottish Cup win would do for our long suffering support, whatever happens in the league. First up on our winter schedule is Alloa, who …

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Business groups voice concerns over Scottish tax plans

Devolution to Scotland of control over income tax rates and bands threatens to add to the administrative burden on companies operating north of the border, say business groups and tax experts. Some have also raised concerns that investment could be hit …

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Scottish chocolate shop Oban Chocolate Co. is voted one of the top 10 in Europe

An artisan chocolate shop serving Irn Bru eclairs, Cranachan Truffles and Horlicks Ganache has been named one of the best in Europe. Oban Chocolate Co., based in Corran Esplanade in the Scottish west coast town of Oban, made the list of the 10 most …

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The Scottish chapel built with a lard roof – and other mysteries

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles' sentiment is attractive, but perhaps his life resonates more with the living because the marble Parthenon is a constant reminder of …

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Iain Duncan Smith vetoed greater Scottish powers over universal credit

Other sources said Labour and Lib Dem negotiators had to press the Scottish government and the Tories into accepting another key concession late on Wednesday, to allow Holyrood to introduce and pay for wholly new benefits – a measure Labour argues …

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Domestic abuse linked to football match days – Scottish study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Reports of domestic violence increase significantly on days of certain football matches, according to a Scottish study published on Friday. In some cases, reports of domestic abuse doubled on match days.

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Robbie Neilson warns Celtic: Hearts are desperate to win in Scottish Cup

Robbie Neilson believes Hearts' Scottish Cup tie against Celtic will be an altogether different affair from their League Cup encounter earlier in the season – and warned the Premiership leaders his side are much improved from that night. Hearts went …

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Scottish Flashback: Glasgow Subway electrification

Scottish Flashback: Glasgow Subway electrification. Glasgow Subway workers prepare a train for electrificiation in 1935. Picture: TSPL. Published on the 28 November 2014 14:22. Published 28/11/2014 14:22 …

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Award for Madame Ecosse's contribution to Europe

Dr Ewing is the only Scottish politician who has served in three parliaments during her distinguished career which saw her sit first at Westminster, then the European Parliament where she gained the affectionate nickname Madame Ecosse for her …

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Premiership stars meet East Region prospects

2020 Centres are the first step on the Scottish FA performance pyramid and targets talented boys and girls in the Primary 5-7 age bracket. Players are selected from professional clubs and the non-professional game to take part in "best-v-best" sessions …

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David Cameron's Scottish plan will create two classes of MP, warn furious …

This would include stopping Scottish MPs voting on financial matters, No 10 confirmed. The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: “In terms of things that are UK-wide, UK members of Parliament will retain full responsibility. “There are elements …

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Celebrate the stunning beauty of the Scottish landscape …

C2NN – Care2's member-powered news network · popular stories · newly … Celebrate the Stunning Beauty of the Scottish Landscape With the Annual Lovers of Light Photography Competition | Daily Mail Onl. Offbeat (tags: …

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Blind Scottish Centipede Reveals How Venomous …

News Staff. Usually blind sages revealing the secrets of the universe are Asian. Scotland doesn't get enough respect that way but a centipede is defying the stereotype. Arthropods are one of Earth's real success stories, with …

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Stirling Albion hatch plan for Scottish Cup upset

Stirling Albion boss Stuart McLaren is putting together a game plan to pull off a Scottish Cup shock against Raith Rovers. The Binos suffered a 4-0 defeat at Dunfermline in their last outing and remain at the foot of League One, meaning their …

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Mountaineers ask for Scottish Government to keep to its promises by rejecting …

“Wind farms alone are now claimed to be producing more than enough electricity for all Scottish homes. Indeed, Lang Banks, director of the environmental group WWF Scotland, was reported by the BBC as saying that wind turbines in Scotland have been …

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Record FC Inverness: Scottish Cup weekend and another trip to St Mirren Park …

This weekend is ordinarily a highlight in the football calendar. This is the day when the so-called big teams enter the Scottish Cup. This year though it's shaping up to be a bit monotonous. Instead of being able to knock a few of the more 'obscure …

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Scottish facility develops SiC mosfets for electric car maker

Raytheon UK's Scottish semiconductor business is to develop a silicon carbide (SiC) based mosfets for use in electric, hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Glenrothes-based facility has a development contract with an unnamed car …

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Scottish football: Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte faces court date in …

Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 before he placed the club into administration in February 2012. The Oldco Rangers was liquidated several months later and Whyte was subsequently banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football.

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Demand for equal playing field with Scottish airports

The Smith Commission, set up by Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of the vote against Scottish independence, said yesterday that Air Passenger Duty should be fully devolved to the Scottish parliament along with assigning the power to set income …

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Scottish Cup build-up: Let's get a good start and silence Ibrox, says …

Allan Johnston admits the Scottish Cup will be a welcome distraction this weekend as his Killie team look to get back to winnings ways. The Rugby Park side have slumped to four straight defeats in the league – and it doesn't getting any easier in the …

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Scottish Cup: Craig Gordon expects a tough battle when he returns to …

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Gordon, who won the Scottish Cup with Hearts in 2006, said: "They will be right up for this on Sunday. They are still undefeated in the league so it makes it a big game and one where they will probably fancy their chances.

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How well do you know contemporary Scottish literature? Quiz

You might be brilliant on Burns and superb on Scott, but how much do you know about the Caledonian books of recent years? It's Scottish Book Week, so high time you checked. Share. Email. Caitlin Carney. theguardian.com, Friday 28 November 2014 07.17 …

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Scotland and wider UK facing “biggest terror threat since 9/11

Thursday 27 November, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … Police Scotland have urged vigilance as they prepared to launch a week-long initiative to counter extremism across the country. They will brief …

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ICO warns marketing rules must be kept to during lead up to …

News release: 22 November 2013. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has set down an early marker warning the Scottish referendum campaign groups that they must comply with electronic marketing rules in the lead up to next …

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Scottish Parliament to be handed control over income tax

The Scottish Government is set to get control over income tax and a raft of other new powers under plans agreed by the cross party Smith Commission. Lord Smith will report the full agreement made by representatives of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the …

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