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'Let's silence the Red Army' says Dundee chief ahead of Scottish Cup clash

Colvin would really love a big turnout of Dees and believes, if he gets one, it can help the new-look team to an important victory and a possible Scottish Cup run this season. He reckons a massive home support would be just reward for all those players …

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's full acceptance speech …

SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon was officially voted in as the First Minister of Scotland by MSPs at Holyrood this afternoon and will be sworn in at the Court of Session in Edinburgh tomorrow. Read our article …. Search News …

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Nicola Sturgeon awarded Politician of the Year – Scottish …

The award was given to Ms Sturgeon by the Herald newspaper at last night's ceremony, bolstering her reputation amongst the political elite in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon saw off competition from two fellow party leaders, Ruth …

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Gordon Brown to step down at next election – Scottish …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment … The former Prime Minister will not bow to calls to take up a senior Labour role in Scotland to help the party get back on track north of the border. Allies also say …

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Murphy's pledge to raise tax on wealthiest Scots | UK | News …

SCOTTISH Labour front runner for leader, Jim Murphy, yesterday pledged to introduce a 50p top rate of tax for those earning more than £150,00.

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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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More 'kilted Kiwis' on way to Scottish rugby

More 'kilted Kiwis' on way to Scottish rugby. John Hardie, in possession for New Zealand club Highlanders, is believed to have attracted attention from the SRU. Picture: Getty. Updated on the 25 November 2014 23:17. Published 26/11/2014 00:00 …

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Pro-Scottish independence newspaper The National doubles print run after first …

Scotland's first pro-independence daily is going double its print-run after selling all 60,000 copies on its launch day. The National had its first print run on Monday and was launched by Newsquest's Herald and Times group. The paper is running for …

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Scottish football: Kris Boyd says it's time for Rangers to regroup after …

And Boyd is looking to kickstart the campaign when his former side Kilmarnock visit Ibrox on Sunday for the Sky Live Scottish Cup third round clash. Boyd, who began his career at Rugby Park in 2000, joined Rangers in 2006 where he scored 128 goals in …

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Football Manager game to be used as homework in Scottish …

WHY do the Scots get all the fun? … Life & Style · Pics · Vids · Games · Latest News · Weird News · Daily Star Sunday · Columnists · Home · News · Latest News; NO FAIR! Pupils to get Football Manager as homework for PE …

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Government funding of Scottish charities drops by 10 per cent in three years …

Government funding of third sector organisations in Scotland has dropped by 10 per cent over the past three years, according to research from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. The SCVO's biennial research covers Scotland's regulated …

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Scottish football: John Collins fears Celtic may miss out on transfer targets

Scottish football: John Collins fears Celtic may miss out on transfer targets. Last Updated: 25/11/14 5:59pm. 0. John Collins fears Celtic may miss out on January transfer targets. Celtic assistant boss John Collins says the club are in danger of …

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MPs bid for Scottish Labour hotseat

The MP bidding to become the new leader of Scottish Labour says the Scottish Parliament should get full control over income tax. Jim Murphy is seen as the frontrunner in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned last month. All three candidates …

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Scottish fact of the day: Jenners Department Store

Celebrated Scottish architect William Hamilton Beattie – responsible for designing the Balmoral Hotel, the Carlton Hotel and Cowan's Warehouse on West Register Street – was appointed in 1893 to design the new store. Charles Jenner, however, died in …

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Blind Scottish centipede found WITHOUT a body clock – and the discovery could …

For decades, scientists have been trying to discover the origins of many insect species by studying the Blind Brora centipede. With ancestors dating back over 400 million years, the centipede, also known as Strigamia maritima, is mainly used to study …

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Scottish phrase of the day: Fanny Toosh

According to Ian Crofton's Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable, the term is a close cousin to the Glasgow-specific Teenie fae Troon: a gaudily-attired woman visiting the big city from a smaller town with an air of conceit about her. (Teenie, a …

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Westminster parties must back powers for Scotland

The Scottish National Party is today calling on Scottish Labour leadership candidates and the Westminster parties to back the devolution of 'extensive new powers' for the Scottish Parliament on tax and welfare. While reports today show Labour is still …

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Radical Independence unveil “People's Vow” to thousands …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … Westminster needs to change but so does Scotland. That is what … We want a Scotland built on hope and equality…the fact I can't vote in May's general election is outrageous.”.

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Scottish meat company to triple production site

Scottish meat company to triple production site. 25 November, 2014. By Eleanor Mackay. Scottish meat firm, We Hae Meat, has announced plans to triple the size of its site in Ayrshire, opening up jobs for local people.

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Media caption National editor Richard Walker on new Scotland newspaper: It …

National editor Richard Walker on new Scottish paper. 4 hours ago. The UK's newest newspaper was launched in Scotland on Monday, initially on a five day trial, and it will take a pro-Scottish independence line. Richard Walker, editor of The National …

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Regan: Rangers' financial position is 'concerning for Scottish game'

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has expressed concern over Rangers' financial position, saying it is "concerning for the Scottish game". The Ibrox club have admitted they may not have enough cash to meet costs between now and the end of the …

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Murphy: Scottish Labour must agree to full income tax powers for Holyrood

Scottish Labour has officially backed the devolution of some, but not all income tax, while former prime minister Gordon Brown described full powers over the tax as a "Tory trap". Mr Murphy told supporters at an event at Mitchell Library in Glasgow …

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New Scottish Health Minister under waiting times pressure

Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman, said: “These figures show a health system creaking at the seams as a result of SNP mismanagement. “Doctors, nurses, front line NHS staff and patients have been let down by SNP ministers who have …

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Labour leadership candidates fail to endorse transfer of full income tax …

Labour had backed giving Edinburgh control of three-quarters of the basic rate of income tax amid concern that full tax powers could weaken Scottish MPs at Westminster and pave way for the UK Government to cut the Scottish Government's budget.

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In full: Willie Rennie's speech to Scottish Conference

Thank you to everyone who sent kind wishes following my period of absence from the political stage. I was undergoing an operation to replace a mangled disc in my neck. It was an emergency, not for any medical reasons, but because our campaign director …

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Lamb urges online therapy for teenagers with Depression and McInnes urges …

Scottish Liberal Democrat conference also looked at the issue of young people's mental health provision, with Alison McInnes leading calls for improvement. At the moment, young people who need hospital treatment can be treated either at home or in …

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JCB: Digger maker lands £2.5m Scottish deal

The Rocester-based company has received the order from Kilmarnock-based Blackwood Plant Hire for 35 JCB models, including tracked excavators, backhoe loaders, dump trucks and telescopic handlers. Some of the machines are powered by engines …

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Scottish debate on reducing pupils' class time welcomed

Suggestions of a Scotland-wide debate on local authorities reducing pupils' time in class have been welcomed by a parent council leader. Highland Council has delayed a plan to cut the time pupils in primaries 4 to 7 spend in class by 30 minutes-a-day.

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Scottish ministers could back national electricity price to cut bills

The Scottish Government has signalled that it could support calls for a national electricity price to cut bills for families in the north and north-east. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said he was “keen to explore” ways to end a 2p-per-unit surcharge …

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Free Krispy Kreme donuts at Glasgow's Silverburn to mark OPEN's first Scottish …

Bakery buffs will be able to get the sweet treats at the south side mall to mark OPEN's first Scottish branch opening. The menswear store isn't the only new face in the shopping centre, with Danish jewellery company Pandora and pan-Asian restaurant …

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Scottish hotel listed as one of the most 'jaw-dropping' places to stay in the …

A SCOTTISH hotel has been listed as one of the most "jaw-dropping" places in the world to stay. Atholl Palace in Pitlochry, Perthshire, features on a list of 28 unique hotels "to stay at before you die". It is ranked alongside a volcano-like lodge in …

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Scottish Lib Dems: give Holyrood control over welfare

The Scottish Lib Dem conference took place this Saturday, with the party deciding that welfare should be devolved from Westminster to Holyrood. Until recently, the party backed keeping welfare under control of Westminster, so this change in direction …

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Edinburgh Castle ceremony will welcome new Scottish and North Irish …

Major Blair Smart, the Cupar-based officer commanding C(FFY/SH) Squadron of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, told The Courier the wolf had been selected as the cap badge as it is noted in both Scottish and Irish folklore for warning, guiding and …

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Whitburn Youth Band clinch Scottish Championship glory

Whitburn Youth Band struck gold when they took part in the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships. The band returned to Perth Concert Hall on Saturday to take the big step up to the Development section of the competition. And they secured a Gold …

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Scottish Devolution: Labour's Jim Murphy Backs Transfer of Income Tax Powers …

A former shadow cabinet minister has called for the full devolution of income tax powers to Scotland. Jim Murphy, who stood down from Ed Miliband's front bench team to concentrate on his bid to become the leader of Scottish Labour, said constitutional …

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