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The National launches in Scotland 'to fly flag for independence'

A new Scottish newspaper has been launched that “will fly a vibrant flag for independence”. The National went on sale on Monday for a pilot period of five days, published by Newsquest, which already publishes the Herald, the Sunday Herald and the …

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Newsquest 'to launch pro-independence Scottish daily'

The launch follows the success earlier this year the Sunday Herald, also part of the H&T group, which posted a 111pc year-on-year sales increase after becoming the only Scottish daily or Sunday title to back the independence campaign. According to a …

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Child beats Sharp to be Scottish Athlete of Year

Eilidh Child, the European 400 metres hurdles champion and Commonwealth Games silver medallist, deservedly took the top award at the Scottish Athletics annual ceremony in Glasgow, becoming the Kukri Scottish Athlete of the Year for the fourth time in …

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Scottish Book Trust calls for every child to automatically be given a library card

Marc Lambert, director of the Scottish Book Trust, is urging nurseries and schools to introduce every child to their local library, and for local authorities to automatically grant them membership. Mr Lambert believes that the move would help save …

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Time running out to enter Scottish Legal Awards

SCOTLAND'S top law firms have just four days left to finalise their nominations for the nation's annual celebration of legal talent at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2015. There are 18 categories in this year's programme, covering the breadth of …

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Scottish Life replaced by Royal London brand

Scottish Life is the latest business to move under the single brand. Over the next two years Royal London is moving to operate all of its UK life, pension and investment business under the new Royal London Intermediaries brand. The Scottish Provident …

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Scottish hotel named one of the most 'jaw-dropping' places to stay in the world

A SCOTTISH hotel has been named 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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New Scottish wave body is given green welcome

Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "Capturing wave energy is a complex and demanding process, and although the sector is still in its infancy Scotland can rightly be said to hold a world lead in the development of this …

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Scottish Government to invest £329m in increasing childcare over next two years

A total of £329 million of Scottish Government cash is being invested over the next two years. Ms Constance said: "We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up and this significant investment underlines our commitment to expanding quality early …

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Doncaster Knights 9 London Scottish 19: Knights to recruit in bid to avoid the …

Once again London Scottish scrum-half Matt Heeks played the influential role. Just as he had spotted the opening to dash to the line in the first half, Heeks featured in the move which ended with former Doncaster winger Matt Williams scoring in the …

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An overview of Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

Scottish liberal democrats For the first time in 5 years, and only the third in the almost 15 years we've been back in Scotland, I missed a Scottish Conference this weekend. I had a particularly unpleasant bug that kept me in my bed for almost 3 days …

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Scottish Secretary and Ukip row over Immigration and NHS Grampian

A row broke out last night between a senior UK Government minister and Scotland's only Ukip MEP over who was to blame for NHS Grampian staff shortages. Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael claimed the troubled health board was having difficultly …

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'Jaw-dropping' Scottish hotel rated among best in world by travel site

… and Ireland included in this exclusive ranking makes the accolade all the more prestigious, not just for the hotel, but also for Scotland as a world-class destination. "Atholl Palace has long been recognised as a 'jewel in the crown' of Scottish …

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In pictures: Scottish Slimmer of the Year awards as winner reveals her joy at …

Lindsay's desire to slim down paid off yesterday when she was named Scottish Slimmers' Slimmer of the Year at a ceremony in Cumbernauld. She said: “I'm so happy. Slimtastic. I can't believe I've done it. I look and feel amazing.” All the finalists …

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Ross County: Scottish Cup a welcome distraction

Ross County defender Paul Quinn reckons Saturday's Scottish Cup match will be a welcome distraction for the bottom of the league strugglers. The Dingwall men were beaten 2-1 by St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday when a draw would have …

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Monday's Scottish gossip

Rangers striker Jon Daly claims Hearts players were "going down like they had been shot by snipers" in a bid to get his team-mates sent off during the Tynecastle outfit's crucial 2-0 triumph over the Ibrox men on Saturday. (Scottish Sun). And Daly …

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Pro-independence daily paper the National to launch in …

Scotland is to get a new newspaper, the National, which will be the first Scottish daily to support independence. The title is being launched on Monday by the Newsquest-owned Herald and Times group. The tabloid, whose …

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Doncaster Knights 9 London Scottish 19: Fourth successive championship …

To add to Knights' disappointment they finished empty-handed for the third successive game – Scottish full-back Peter Lydon converting an angled penalty with the last kick of the game after Canadian international Tyler Hotson had been penalised.

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Scottish FA statement

A 22-year-old male has been fatally injured after a fall at Celtic Park Stadium, Glasgow, on Friday 14 November 2014. Nathan McSeveney, 20, from Cumnock in Ayrshire, appeared to fall within the stadium around 2130 hours at the end of the European …

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'Jaw-dropping' Scottish hotel rated among best in world by travel site

… and Ireland included in this exclusive ranking makes the accolade all the more prestigious, not just for the hotel, but also for Scotland as a world-class destination. "Atholl Palace has long been recognised as a 'jewel in the crown' of Scottish …

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Nicola Benedetti does BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra webcast with Hamilton …

Hamilton College pupils Esha Gupta (S1), and Charlotte Wallace (J7), played alongside classical superstar Nicola Benedetti. Last week's performance with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was broadcast as a live webcast. Only a handful of pupils from …

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Scottish Book Trust calls for library card for every child

Every child in Scotland should be automatically enrolled in their local library, according to the director of the Scottish Book Trust. Marc Lambert made the call at the start of Book Week Scotland. He said the move would not only benefit children but …

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Scottish ex-soldier among ranks of British volunteer forces helping Kurdish …

JAMIE Read is one of a number of British ex-soldiers who is now fighting the Islamic State under Kurdish direction in the fight for Iraq and Syria. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Jamie Read is in Syria fighting Islamic State. A SCOT has joined the …

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Scotland v England – as it happened | Barry Glendenning …

62 min: Good news for Arsenal fans: it looks as if Danny Welbeck is about to go off with a hamstring injury. He's made to wait and continue running around, as on the bench Raheem Sterling isn't anywhere near ready to come …

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Scottish Premiership: Partick v Aberdeen match reaction

Scottish Premiership: Partick v Aberdeen match reaction. Last Updated: 23/11/14 5:10pm. 0. Alan Archibald still looking to learn. Derek McInnes: All smiles in the match against Partick. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was pleased to have seen his side …

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Sales of DIY breath-testing kits blow sky high as Scots drink-drive limit is …

The store say they'll “alert you of all UK and Irish drink-drive limits, including the new Scottish limit”. A spokesman for Halfords, who also sell hand-held reusable devices for about £60, said: “We're putting these breathalysers out because of the …

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Nicola Sturgeon gig a triumphal celebration of Scottish nationalists' revival

With rock 'n' roll bagpipers and hip hop artists among her support acts, and a crowd welcome worthy of a pop diva, Scotland's new first minister's gig at Glasgow's Hydro arena was a triumphal celebration of the extraordinary resurgence of her Scottish …

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Scottish unemployment falls again – News stories – GOV.UK

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 10,000, to 164,000 in the period July to September 2014, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 5.9 per cent, which is just …

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Leading economist calls for maximum tax autonomy

The SNP has welcomed the comments today from Professor Sir Donald Mackay on fiscal autonomy for Scotland. Professor Mackay is one of Scotland's leading and most distinguished economists and a former Chairman of Scottish Enterprise. He argues in an …

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Scottish Labour leader candidates call for party unity

"We've not had enough of a story to tell about Scotland or the Scottish Labour Party in recent years, but our disagreements have been an open book. "Everybody knows everything about everything to do with us. I've no idea about the disagreements of the …

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Eilidh Child wins Scottish Athletics award

Eilidh Child was among those to receive recognition at the Scottish Athletics awards on Saturday as she was named Athlete of the Year for the fourth time in six years. The hurdler, who also picked up the award in 2009, 2010 and 2013, receives it again …

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New Scottish poll piles pressure on Ed Miliband

The results of a Scottish sample of a Yougov poll comes after a Sunday paper reported that a member of Mr Miliband's shadow cabinet had said he has become “a laughing stock”. CONNECT WITH THE SCOTSMAN. • Subscribe to our daily newsletter …

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Lib Dems have 'reviewed position' on Scottish welfare powers

The Liberal Democrats have reviewed their position that Scottish benefits should be controlled from London and advocated the transfer of "a major package of welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament". Scottish leader Willie Rennie said the weight of …

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Scottish Premiership: Partick Thistle 0 Aberdeen 1

Rooney fired home in the 34th minute after referee Willie Collum had penalised Abdul Osman for handball. The ball did strike the midfielder's arm but it had come only a yard from Mark Reynolds' header following a Jonny Hayes corner and Osman was …

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4th State set for Ely appearance

Headlining this year's event will be Scottish boy band 4th State, with Cambridgeshire indie group Staycations also making an appearance. The fun begins at 3pm, when the fairground rides open to the public, with stalls opening an hour later. The cast of …

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