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Guardian front page, 27/11/14 Plans to hand control of income tax and welfare benefits in Scotland to the Holyrood parliament lead some papers, including the Guardian. Cross-party negotiators in Westminster planned to work all night ahead of an …

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New manager makes winning start as Glens progress in Scottish

This was the Glens' new manager Benny Andrews' first game and they added two former players, signed during the week, in the pool. Paul McBride made his debut and goalkeeper Clive Guppy was named among the substitutes. Glenrothes started the game …

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Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev will find out on December 4 if his appeal …

The Bulgarian was handed the suspension by the Scottish Football Association last month after being found guilty of 'using offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature'. Tonev's charge related to an incident during Celtic's home game …

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Ample food for thought over state of Scottish golf

Just some of the views expressed in the last 48 hours after social media went into meltdown like never before as far as Scottish golf is concerned following The Scotsman highlighting that Scott Jamieson, 31 tomorrow, will be the youngest of the eight …

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Scottish football: Neil McCann believes Rangers can reel in Hearts and win the …

Scottish football: Neil McCann believes Rangers can reel in Hearts and win the title. Last Updated: 26/11/14 5:40pm. 3. Neil McCann: Rangers can win the title despite being nine points adrift of Hearts. Neil McCann believes Rangers can still win the …

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Scottish football legend Arthur Monford has died

Tributes have been pouring in after it was announced legendary Scottish sports broadcaster Arthur Montford has died. Montford is the most famous face and voice of STV sport, where he presented sports show Scotsport for an incredible 32 years and was …

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All bets off as UKIP take Rochester in local by-election …

… far is too far when it comes to the monarchy and Westminster politics? Tuesday 25 November, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … Scotland and wider UK facing “biggest terror threat since 9/11″ · scot parl …

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What next for independence movements in Europe …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … The independence referendum had created a headache – if not a chronic migraine – for officials in Brussels, in trying to figure out whether Scotland would have to leave the EU and then reapply for membership (under Treaty 49, which was the official preference of former President Barroso and the […]

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Scotland to be offered total control over income tax after …

Labour's policy shift will be confirmed on Tuesday by Jim Murphy, the favourite to become the next Scottish Labour leader. Photograph: Jeff J ….. 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights …

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Ambitious legislative plans welcomed

It was also announced that the Scottish Government will consult on the introduction of a new specific offence of domestic abuse and on legislating to tackle the issue of revenge porn. Following her meeting with MND campaigner Gordon Aikman, First …

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Depressing three-way race to be most Left-wing Scottish Labour leader candidate

Speaking in Glasgow yesterday, he also recalled the conventional wisdom which suggested that parties promising to increase taxes didn't win elections before dismissing the very idea by saying: “But I have faith in a Scottish sense of justice and …

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Scottish parliament to get control over income tax and welfare spending

In a significant switch backed by Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, and party leader Ed Miliband, Labour has dropped its opposition to allowing the Scottish parliament to set different tax rates to the rest of the UK after watching support for the party …

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Scottish rents rising faster than the rest of the UK

Scottish rents went up 2.2 per cent in the past year to an average of £537 a month, compared to 1.5 per cent across England and Wales. Rents in Edinburgh hit a new record high of £615 in October. The only region to see a price fall month-on-month was …

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Scottish hairdressing hat trick is Philip Bell's crowning glory

When Philip Bell heard he had won the coveted Scottish Hairdresser of the Year award for the third time, all of Facebook knew within minutes. A photo conveying the 55-year-old hairdresser's shock, delight and excitement, was snapped by a colleague at …

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Scottish Government considers ban on wild circus animals …

THE Scottish Government will "look carefully" at how the law could be changed to ban circuses from using wild animals, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said. … C2NN – Care2's member-powered news network.

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Equine flu outbreak in Scottish Borders

A raft of new outbreaks have been recorded in the UK over the last three months with two in the Scottish Borders. Nicola Snowden equine veterinary advisor for Keeping Britain's Horses Healthy said: “Since mid-August there have been 25 reported …

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Scottish FA seek talks with Mike Ashley over Rangers influence

The Scottish FA are seeking talks with Mike Ashley over his growing influence at Rangers. The governing body wrote to the Newcastle United owner last month seeking clarity over the extent of his involvement at Ibrox. Ashley, who holds a nine per cent …

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Stirling Albion look to cause Scottish Cup upset

Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren believes his side are capable of causing an upset when they entertain Raith Rovers in Saturday's Scottish Cup fourth-round tie. The Binos slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Dunfermline at the weekend and remain five …

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Scottish football: Aleksandar Tonev's appeal against seven-game ban to be …

The Bulgarian was handed the suspension by the Scottish Football Association last month after being found guilty of 'using offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature'. Tonev's charge related to an incident during Celtic's home game …

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Video: SFA launch Scottish Cup Goal of the Round competition with some …

THE SFA have launched their latest William Hill Scottish Cup Goal of the Round competition. Fans have the chance to vote for their favourite from the best six strikes in last month's third round of the competition via the SFA's website. The selected …

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Scottish flashback: Glasgow Corporation Tramways

… send off the trams. Glasgow's Riverside Museum owns the largest collection of rolling stock, including the only remaining horse-drawn tram. The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life runs a former Glasgow Corporation tram on an electric tramway.

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Scottish Labour in despair

I have never heard such unremitting gloom from every wing of the Labour Party: front bench, shadow cabinet, backbench, Scottish and English. The consensus is that this moment marks the beginning of the end of the UK, a slippery slope onto which the …

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Scottish farmers set for New Year subsidy boost

Scottish farmers and crofters are set to receive a cash injection in the New Year as part of a £69million refund to the UK from the European Commission. According to the Scottish Government, this will result in an average boost of £670 per Scots farm …

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Graham's rise to the top

"We are now the most significant Scottish-owned dairy business and its our hard work ethic and personal accountability for everything we do and everyone we work with which is part of our success story. Our whole family has direct relationships and long …

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Scottish football: Aleksandar Tonev's appeal against seven-game ban to be …

The Bulgarian was handed the suspension by the Scottish Football Association last month after being found guilty of 'using offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature'. Tonev's charge related to an incident during Celtic's home game …

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Ross County: Jake Jervis hoping for response in Scottish Cup

Jake Jervis insists losing to St Johnstone will not derail Ross County's revival as they prepare to head to Perth again on Scottish Cup duty. County claimed four of the eight points they have earned this term in the three games before Saturday's 2-1 …

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Scottish Students May Soon Be Playing 'Football Manager' As Homework

Schoolchildren of the world may soon be begging their parents to begin a new life in North-east Scotland with the news that the Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education (SATPE) have discussed introducing Football Manager to PE classes in …

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Why Aren't Scottish Teenagers Getting Drunk Anymore?

A new report from SALSUS (the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle And Substance Use Survey) shows major dips in the percentage of Scottish teens that are hitting the bottle, to the tune of a 45 percent decrease. In surveys conducted last year, 19 …

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Vern Cotter cautious ahead of pivotal year for Scottish rugby

When Scottish Rugby and Vern Cotter struck up a deal for the Kiwi to become their new head coach, a spanner was thrown in the works by the president of his then current employers, Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne. With neither side willing to budge on the …

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Ten Scottish proverbs and sayings about money

HERE we look at some of words and sayings that have been passed down through generations of Scots when it comes to managing money. A deaf man will hear the clink o' money. A saying that emphasises the lure of money. Get what you can, and keep …

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Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger to open two new Scottish outlets

Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger is creating 34 new jobs with the opening of two new Scottish outlets in the coming weeks in Edinburgh and St Andrews. The latest store openings, on Edinburgh's North Bridge and Market Street in St Andrews, will take …

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Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin joins growing criticism of long security …

Crime author Ian Rankin. SCOTTISH author Ian Rankin has joined in increasing criticism of Edinburgh Airport's long security queues. After being held up yesterday, the Rebus author tweeted: “One x-ray machine in use at 7:30am. “Having to lock passengers …

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Nicola Sturgeon set to be voted in as Scottish first minister …

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to be voted in a Scotland's first minister. She would take over for Alex Salmond, who stepped down in September after his … Read the latest on DW-NEWS here …

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Scotland 1-3 England – Friendly fire halts momentum …

… electoral wrong-doing in referendum. Tuesday 25 November, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … Gordon Strachan's mission to drag Scotland out of the wilderness years into the promised land of France 2016 remains on course, but this emphatic 'friendly' defeat in the 112th contest against England punctures the growing momentum he and his players have […]

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SNP could stand for Berwick seat in UK elections – Scottish …

Sunday 23 November, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment · Politics · Indy … She says broadcasters have no plans to include the SNP leadership in any UK-wide debates to be screened in the run-up to May due to their presence being confined to Scotland, but a move to stand in an […]

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