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Scottish high street sales down 2.5% in March

He added: “A particularly strong performance in the fashion and footwear categories shows that shoppers are taking advantage of popular new collections on offer. Scottish retailers are working hard to respond to what customers want in this sector, and …

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David Moyes Manchester United reign to earn Scottish manager £7 million …

David Moyes Manchester United reign to earn Scottish manager £7 million including compensation. Scottish manager will have earned £137,254 a game during disasterous 10-month reign at Old Trafford. David Moyes Manchester United reign to earn …

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NOW YOU KNOW: Rangers played Premier clubs in each round of Scottish Cup

M. AITKEN (Glasgow) – Can you confirm that when Rangers won the Scottish Cup in 1991-92 they met Premier League clubs in each round. Yes they did. They entered the cup in the third round and beat Aberdeen 1-0 at Pittodrie with a goal by McCoist.

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Daily Record and Sunday Mail win five coveted gongs at Scottish Press Awards

Daily Record wins Campaign of the Year. SCOTLAND'S leading newspapers, the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, have won five accolades at the prestigious Scottish Press Awards. The Sunday Mail took the top award of Newspaper of the Year for its blend of …

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UEFA Euro 2020 finals bid launched

The Scottish FA is today proud to submit its bid for Glasgow and the National Stadium, Hampden Park, to become a host city for the UEFA European Championships in 2020 on the competition's 60th anniversary. The bid has been made in partnership with the …

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Robert Burns for Scottish independence in new play

The work by Liz Lochhead, one of 20 writers to contribute short plays inspired by paintings or sculptures at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, will leave audiences in no doubt over her creation's voting intentions if he was alive …

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Scottish independence: plans to loosen immigration controls 'need debate'

She told the Guardian that Salmond needed to publish the Scottish government's analysis about the numbers of additional migrants and the potential costs and benefits to the economy, particularly to meet a predicted pensions deficit because of Scotland …

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Scottish independence: Ed Miliband makes case for Union

Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband has claimed. The Labour leader made his comments as the shadow cabinet prepared to meet in Scotland. The Scottish National Party has challenged Mr …

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The RSPB: News: RSPB Scotland welcomes Scottish …

Four committees of the Scottish Parliament today published their recommendations on the Governments third National Planning Framework (NPF3).

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Scottish gallery cancels Israel embassy sponsorship cash

A Scottish art gallery has cancelled the Israeli embassy's sponsorship of an exhibition after anti-Israel activists threatened to mount a 90-day protest. The embassy had paid around £1,300 to support video artist Yael Bartana's contribution to a …

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Scottish Independence Will Cost Taxpayers £450 Extra Annually for Pensions …

The UK government claims that Scottish independence will cost the taxpayer hundreds of pounds more each year as the state pension bill will rise for each working-age adult. According to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), which based its …

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Cosla calls for radical overhaul of Scottish democracy

Scotland is the most centralised nation in Europe with a few elected representatives covering large populations and geographical regions, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) said. Local democracy "has been gradually dismantled over the …

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Scottish Government speeds up end of right-to-buy plans

Plans to end the right of people in council and housing association homes to buy their property are being speeded up, the Scottish Government announced. Plans to end the right of people in council and housing association homes to buy their property are …

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Scottish Sea Farms Site Finalist in M&S Sustainability Prize

The retailer's award scheme celebrates farmers who supply M&S and have proved their commitment to sustainability. Four regional finalists from Scotland will go forward to the finals and Scottish Sea Farms' Eday site in Orkney has been chosen as a finalist.

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Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan comments on Rangers' 120 day …

SCOTTISH Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has admitted he has had 'no recent communications with Rangers' ahead of the publication of Graham Wallace's 120-day review. The Ibrox chief executive is set to publish the findings of his …

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Camera Obscura in longlist for Scottish Album of the Year

Glasgow talent is making up most of the Scottish Album of the Year's longlist including Chvrches, Hector Bizerk and RM Hubbert to name a few. You can vote for your favourite album from May 26 for 72 hours which will secure the album with the most votes …

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Parliament rooms honour Scottish icons at long last

HEROES of history are finally being given their proper place in the Scottish Parliament – four years after MSPs agreed to honour them. Holyrood's six committee rooms were named in 2010 after famous Scots from Robert Burns to Adam Smith but, despite …

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Scots banking system was not to blame

It is untrue to claim “were it not for Westminster and the Bank of England bailing out the Scottish banks, they would have been totally destroyed”. The answer to Mr Martin's naked attempt at scaremongering is simply to say that banks are not bailed out …

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Scottish Album of the Year 2014 longlist revealed

The SAY Award is an arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists between January and December of the previous calendar year. Inaugurated in …

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Scottish rivers and lochs could provide a £250m energy windfall

David Pearson, of Star Renewable Energy, which conducted the new research, said: “Heat pumps have the potential to save Scottish businesses £250 million a year – enough to employ almost 10,000 people at the country's average salary. “Scotland is a cool …

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Healthy grassroots vital to Scottish football – Regan « Club …

What's hot and happening in grassroots football – news and updates from Club Website, the UK's largest grassroots football network.

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IFoA comments on HM Government's Scotland Analysis …

… Members · Communities · Practice areas · News · Events · Research and resources · Regulation · About us · Home » News » All news » IFoA comments on HM Government's Scotland Analysis report on Work and Pensions …

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Lloyds hires former Pru CEO Prettejohn as Scottish Widows chair

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed former Prudential chief executive Nick Prettejohn as non-executive director and chairman of Scottish Widows. Prettejohn held the role of chief executive at Prudential UK and Europe from 2006 and 2008 and until …

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Grangemouth dispute takes toll on Scottish manufactured exports

Grangemouth dispute takes toll on Scottish manufactured exports. By Graham Huband, 24 April 2014 7.15am. Scottish manufactured exports fell by 4% as the effect of the Grangemouth petrochemical plant dispute hit sales. New official figures from Scotland …

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Rare Scottish-German visual storytelling for Shire

Fresh from performances in Germany, Starcatchers and Theater o.N. (Berlin) are bringing an intricate visual story for young children a small story / eine kleine geschichte, to Aberdeen's Lemon Tree Studio next month as part of a Scottish tour. The new …

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Report: Scottish first minister's questions

First Minister Alex Salmond answered questions from opposition leaders in the Scottish Parliament from noon. Johann Lamont kicked things off for Labour, with Ruth Davidson leading for the Conservatives. First minister's questions returned for the first …

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Portsmouth warship sent to shadow Russian Navy destroyer …

Officials at the Ministry of Defence said Typhoon aircraft were dispatched from Scottish base RAF Leuchars after the Russian presence was detected. A defence spokesman said: 'Typhoon quick reaction alert aircraft were …

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Brown in Scottish independence pensions warning

The former prime minister and MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath warned that the Scottish pension bill will be three times the projected income from North Sea oil revenues in 2016, the year that independence would come into effect should Scotland vote …

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Reborn Caledonia Reds out to reclaim their role in Scottish rugby

A second match in Prestonpans next week against a Newcastle Falcons XV has also been arranged, with a view to putting the Reds and Caledonia region on the map again as Scottish Rugby debates how to expand representative rugby and widen its player …

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Scottish independence: Carmichael raises questions over pro-Yes pensions

Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael believes the Scottish government has many questions to answer over the future of pensions after independence. The minister was speaking in light of a report released by the UK government which says …

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Bid to host Euro 2020 games at Hampden officially launched by Scottish FA

The bid to bring European Championship games to Hampden Park in 2020 has been officially unveiled by the Scottish FA. The international tournament will be spread across the continent for the first time in 2020 to commemorate 60 years of the competition …

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Scottish Government set out plans to slash the number of payday loan shops …

PLANS to slash the number of payday loan shops and bookies in town centres were unveiled yesterday at a Scottish Government summit. Ministers want to breathe life into rundown high streets by giving councils powers to limit the number of outlets in …

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Scottish independence: Noam Chomsky backing Yes

In 1990, following a speech on self-determination in Glasgow, Professor Chomsky said: “Is a movement for Scottish nationalism crazy? It depends what form it takes. If it takes the form of expressing cultural values and integrating people in a more full …

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Scottish Corporate Awards: Alexander Dennis voted Scottish Company of the Year

Bus maker Alexander Dennis took the top title of Scottish Company of the Year in the inaugural Scottish Corporate Awards last night (weds). The Awards, whose principal sponsor is Barclays Bank, are the successor to the Scotland plc awards. They …

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Dundee waterfront project handed £8.3m of public cash from Scottish Enterprise

Finance Secretary John Swinney announced details of the latest funding, saying: "The financial support from the Scottish Government via Scottish Enterprise will regenerate the Dundee central waterfront and will offer views over the river, the city and …

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