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Scottish business confidence on the up – News stories …

Latest business survey confirms optimism amongst Scottish businesses continues to grow.

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All aboard: Scottish duo find success with coach tour company

Claire MacDonald and Kevin Miller established Eclipse Breaks after identifying that no other Scottish coach operator offered door-to-door pick-up services for holidaymakers. After a year in business, they have taken more than £1million in bookings, …

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Scottish independence would lead to passport checks at Border, confirms minister

An immigration minister has told a House of Commons committee that Scotland leaving the EU would lead to passport checks on rail and roads on the English border. Conservative MP James Brokenshire made the claims at a commons select committee …

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McBusted's Scottish fans are 'amazing'

Super group Mc Busted kicked off their opening concert at Glasgow's Hydro Arena with giant inflatable boobs and roaring space rockets. Some pundits have said that the show was the most 'explosive' witnessed in since Michael Jackson rocked the Super …

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Senior Tories say move Trident to US if Yes vote

"The message finally seems to be getting home – Scotland doesn't want Trident and it will go if we vote Yes, saving billions of pounds for Scottish taxpayers. With independence, nuclear weapons will be removed from Scotland – and a clear timetable for …

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Saturday's Scottish footballLive

Saturday's Scottish footballLive. Radio and text coverage as Premiership champions Celtic visit Motherwell at lunchtime before four other top flight matches. 19 April 2014. Share this page · print. Get involved. To get involved contact us in any of the …

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Saturday's Scottish Gossip

Striker Leigh Griffiths says he is on "very thin ice" at Celtic following his off-field misdemeanours and feared he would be sacked by the club he joined in January. (Sun). Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd, who has played in England, Turkey and the United …

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Scottish workforce encouraged to do more exercise as part of new Physical …

The long-term outcome of the week is to inspire a more physically active Scottish workforce – aiming towards reducing sick days, workplace injuries and work-related illness. The Physical Activity Awareness Week is part of a wider Fit in '14 campaign …

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St Johnstone's rallying call to supporters for Scottish Cup final

… in Bridgend, has started selling a St Johnstone-themed milkshake. Izi, who has supported the Perth team since moving to Scotland from London five years ago, said the sweet treat was to honour the team in the first Scottish Cup final in their 130 …

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Scottish Ballet stars talk about being mums and how it has enhanced their …

They're sharing the role of Juliet's mother Lady Capulet in Scottish Ballet's latest show, but off stage they're mums for real too. MARIA CROCE talks to the trio about returning to the stage after having kids. Eve Mutso, 33, is mum to daughter, Hele …

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Medal belonging to Scottish WW1 Hero who stepped on grenade to save pals …

THE Scottish World War 1 soldier won his medal after stepping on a grenade to save his pals went on to be a professional footballer. His medal is up for sale in London. Lochee born WWI hero Lance Corporal James Collins who had his feet blown up by a …

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Scottish Premiership LIVE: Motherwell v Celtic

GOOD morning and welcome to our live coverage of today's Scottish Premiership clash at Fir Park where Motherwell take on champions Celtic. Stuart McCall's men are currently in third place in the league, four points behind Aberdeen and they will be …

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CBI backs no vote in Scottish independence referendum

The CBI has registered with the Electoral Commission to formally back a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum, prompting two of the business lobby group's members to leave. The organisation faced criticism that its position does not …

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What price Scottish independence for an army of cross-border workers?

He's the managing director of SWP Engineering Services, based just a quarter of a mile from the Scottish border. Some of his 16 staff live on the English side, some on the Scottish side, while four-fifths of his business is generated north of the …

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Wings Over Scotland | Keep watching the skies

Incidentally, for those who want more detailed coverage and analysis of the key issues behind the headlines, there is a wealth of material available on our Scotland's Future pages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/16630456.

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Better Together … or Oops for short – Newsnet Scotland

A couple of weeks ago, YouGov did a Scottish poll for the Times newspaper which asked "Imagine that, instead of the proposed two-option referendum on independence there was a three-option referendum, offering people …

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Kilmarnock star Kris Boyd insists broken relationships between media and …

KRIS BOYD insists Scottish football will never make a full recovery from illness until the poison is drained out of the game's system. The Scotland striker last night offered an astonishing insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of the national …

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Motherwell v Celtic: Lennon hails skipper Scott Brown ahead of Well game and …

Lennon's stars will all be in action today at Motherwell, refreshed after a break afforded to the squad due to their lack of involvement in the Scottish Cup semi-finals. The manager also took a chance for a rest but he admits his plans didn't quite …

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Stenhousemuir v Rangers: McCoist relishes Hearts clash next season but admits …

ALLY MCCOIST has revealed he was happy to see Hearts saved but admitted that the relegated Edinburgh outfit could pose a serious threat to the Light Blues' title ambitions next season when the two meet in the Scottish Championship. Willie Vass.

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Blantyre bowlers cruise to Scottish Knockout Cup success

Blantyre Miners' Welfare Indoor Bowling Club enjoyed a comfortable 93 shots to 67 win over Cumbernauld in the Scottish Knockout Cup Final on Saturday. This is the second time in three years that Blantyre have won the trophy, last winning it at Stirling …

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CBI Scotland officially registers support for a No vote – Express

THE pro-United Kingdom Better Together campaign got a huge boost yesterday when CBI Scotland formally announced its backing for a referendum No vote. … legitimate concerns and asked genuine questions about what leaving the UK would mean for businesses and for Scottish jobs.” Two companies said they will leave the CBI following the news. Aquamarine, […]

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Police issue mephedrone party drug alert after death of …

NHS Scotland advised those who may have taken the drug or were experiencing adverse side effects, such as agitation, fever, tremors or confusion to go to A&E. Mephedrone was linked to 25 deaths in the UK while classed …

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Wales says no to Scottish independence: our exclusive YouGov poll

Mr Flynn, MP for Newport West since 1987, expressed frustration with the UK Government's interventions in the independence debate in a tweet this week, after Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warned of job losses in Scottish defence. He wrote: “Tory …

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Scottish independence: No campaign urges business to speak out

The campaign against Scottish independence is launching a late but pivotal drive to encourage nervous business people to speak out for remaining in the UK, amid opinion polls suggesting nationalist support has grown. Only a tiny proportion of Scotland …

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Prescription for prosperity

Said Mr Miller: "A healthy and vibrant tenanted sector is vital for the future of Scottish agriculture. It underpins many established farming businesses that are the core of food production and communities the length and breadth of Scotland. "The …

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Argyll News: Interesting Business Scotland interview with …

A generally interesting recent programme on Scotland and the shipping industry in the Business Scotland series on BBC Radio Scotland with Douglas Fraser, drew its expert interviewees from the Scottish state owned …

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Nationalist Leader in Scotland Wagers Career on Independence Vote

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Mr. Salmond began imbibing his country's glorious history at the knee of his grandfather, a plumber and amateur historian. “My grandfather had a fierce love of equality and was a fierce admirer of Robert Burns …

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Victory for Business for Scotland as CBI is forced to register …

Breaking News. Since Business for Scotland broke this story several CBI members have been telling us they are dismayed or disappointed with the CBI stance. This press statement has just been released by Aquamarine …

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Property tycoons to spend £50m turning HAUNTED Scottish castle into luxury hotel

Spooky escapes: Property tycoons to spend £50million turning a HAUNTED Scottish castle into a luxury hotel. By Emily Payne. Published: 10:58 EST, 18 April 2014 | Updated: 14:53 EST, 18 April 2014. 16 shares. 0. View comments. Guests looking to stay at …

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Stirling Brewer Traditional Scottish Ales Ltd Re-Brands as Black Wolf Brewery

… Ales Ltd Re-Brands as Black Wolf Brewery. Stirling-based brewer Traditional Scottish Ales Ltd (TSA) has re-branded as Black Wolf Brewery an former Johnston Press Scotland MD Andrew Richardson has also joined the company's management team.

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Scottish football: Rangers boss Ally McCoist unsure of transfer kitty

Rangers boss Ally McCoist admits he has yet to be told how much he will be allowed to spend on his playing squad next season. McCoist is desperate to add to his current party with the League One champions certain to face tougher opposition against …

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Appoints Music Adviser | The Public …

World-famous baritone Sir Thomas Allen has been appointed Music Adviser to Scottish Opera. He will provide high level input and advice on musical and artistic…

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: LUKE …

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: EAST …

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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Scottish unemployment levels increase by 3000 to 179000 in last quarter

He said: "Today's historic jobs figures show the Scottish Government's policy of investing in infrastructure to boost the economy is making significant progress with employment levels at a record high. "To put it in perspective, there are 285,000 more …

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