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Nicola Sturgeon named Scottish Politician of Year

Labour's Hugh Henry, the convener of the Scottish Parliament's Public Audit Committee, was honoured for speaking out against the politicisation of Holyrood's committee system, condemning the “cult of obedience” among MSPs after the SNP used its …

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Why the Scottish wildcat is threatened by its 'saviour'

The £50m budget Scottish Natural Heritage receives annually from Holyrood is solely for the purpose of protecting species such as the Scottish wildcat. Instead, SNH today stands accused of inadvertently aiding and abetting its extinction through a …

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Pro-Scottish independence newspaper The National unveiled at Glasgow rally

Editor of the Sunday Herald Richard Walker has unveiled the details of the first Scottish daily newspaper to back independence to a crowd of 12,000 SNP supporters in Glasgow. The National, which is set to be published on Monday by Newsquest, will only …

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Notice anything different about the Scottish Cabinet?

Scottish Cabinet line-up. John Swinney (deputy first minister). Former SNP leader also takes responsibility for the economy, fiscal policy, business and industry. Shona Robison (health, wellbeing and sport). Sturgeon ally secures high-profile promotion.

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Scottish word of the week: Hattock

A famous record of the use of “horse and hattock” concerned a Lord Duffus, who, according to a letter written in 1695 from an unnamed Scottish man to English antiquarian John Aubrey, had been walking in Morayshire when he heard voices crying: “Horse …

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Gordon Brown set to resign within days despite Scottish referendum victory

The move comes after Mr Brown, aged 63, was widely credited with rescuing the referendum campaign on Scottish independence. A close ally of the former Labour PM disclosed to the Sunday Mirror: “Gordon has confirmed to friends that he will stand down at …

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Nicola Sturgeon announces new Scottish cabinet

Finance Secretary John Swinney was named deputy first minister, while Ms Sturgeon's close ally Shona Robison, was promoted to health secretary. Michael Matheson was named as the new justice secretary, replacing Kenny MacAskill. Mike Russell was …

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Scottish Premiership: Inverness keep pace with Celtic with 3-1 win

Scottish Premiership: Inverness keep pace with Celtic with 3-1 win. Last Updated: 22/11/14 5:52pm. 0. Inverness ace Billy McKay: First goal in 3-1 win. Inverness remain level on points with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership after defeating …

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Anthony Stokes leads the way as shaky Celtic hang on to beat Dundee

Goals from Anthony Stokes and John Guidetti helped the Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to a home win over Dundee – but not before another anxious finale at Parkhead. Paul Hartley's enterprising side were a match for their hosts in the first half …

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Scottish roundup: Josh Meekings strikes as Inverness beat Motherwell

A 56th-minute strike from Jason Holt – and a late penalty kick by Jamie Walker – sent Hearts on their way to a 2-0 victory, and nine-point lead, over 10-man Rangers in their Scottish Championship match. The recalled Holt swept an excellent shot home …

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Scottish League One: Big game preview, team news and injury updates for all …

JIM DUFFY insists Morton can forget about opening up daylight on their rivals in what he believes is the most competitive league in the country. But the Cappielow boss admits he's still anxious for his side to keep their noses ahead of the chasing pack …

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Lib Dems change their position on Scottish benefits

Scottish leader Willie Rennie said the weight of submissions from charities and experts calling for some devolution of the welfare state has provoked a change of heart within the party. It contrasts with the position set out in the Campbell Commission …

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Alex Salmond: Nicola will lead Scotland to independence …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment … Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has confidently predicted that Nicola Sturgeon will lead Scotland to independence in her term as the new SNP leader.

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Comment: New media in Scotland – Scottish Statesman …

news alex salmond. To reference a historical quote from now former SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond, “Scotland is at a turning point”, a turning point which involves something that affects our everyday lives no …

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Glasgow hero nominated for Scottish First Aid Award

Scott Hannah, 28, from Old Kilpartick, was travelling home on February 1 when he found himself in the middle of a first aid emergency at Govan underground station. Speaking of the events, he said: “There was a bit of a commotion in the carriage next to …

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Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie to call for people to have a say in how …

Scottish Liberal Democrats led the opposition to the nationwide roll-out of this policy and campaigned successfully for it to be scrapped. Mr Rennie is expected to say, “This week I asked the new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about the use of stop-and …

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Hearts against Rangers, biggest Scottish game of season

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson believes his side's top-of-the-table clash with Rangers in the Championship on Saturday is the biggest fixture in Scottish football this season. The two fallen giants find themselves in Scotland's second tier after both …

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Scottish Government announce new wave energy industry body

The latest Scottish Government announcement does not directly refer to Pelamis. But ministers did say they recognise that early stage technologies, such as wave energy, can take time to flourish. The development of wave energy has also been hampered by …

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Scenes from the Scottish 1980s as they really were

Custom byline text: Keith Bruce. In her acclaimed memoir of pop stardom won and then re-assessed, Tracey Thorn, the distinctive voice of Everything But The Girl and Massive Attack's Protection, takes issue with the version of the 1980s, the decade …

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Pope appoints new Scottish bishop

Fr William Nolan, 60, will become the new Bishop of Galloway, taking over from Bishop John Cunningham, who has held the post since 2004. The bishop-elect has been the parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, for two …

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Saturday's Scottish football

Miguel Pallardo, formerly of Valencia and Levante, gets into the Scottish spirit by dragging Jon Daly to the turf in the centre circle as the booking count mounts up. Posted on 14:11. Undeterred by his booking, Jon Daly wins yet another high ball and …

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Scotland v England team news: West Ham's Stewart …

Roy Hodgson has handed West Ham's Stewart Downing a starting place for England's clash with Scotland.

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Scotland Vs England – Celtic park to play host to footballs …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News. News · Comment … Celtic park was awoken last week when Anya, Brown and Maloney completed a world class move in the 71st minute to secure all three points for Scotland.

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Doncaster Knights v London Scottish: Doncaster chief Griffiths sets survival …

“It's going to be six wins to stay in this division and that's dependent on all the teams below you continuing to lose,” said Griffiths, whose side welcome top-four candidates London Scottish to Castle Park today. “Moseley have picked up, Bedford are …

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What's next for Scottish Labour?

It is now almost two months since the Scottish people delivered the 'no' verdict in the referendum on Scottish independence, and yet it seems even clearer now than it did then that this was not a victory for Scottish Labour. Labour MSPs had been …

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Ebola outbreak: Scottish NHS workers fly to Sierra Leone

Five NHS workers from Scotland are part of a UK team of medical volunteers heading to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against Ebola. The group of GPs, nurses, psychiatrists and emergency medicine consultants are being sent to the West African country …

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Hamilton Backhold Wrestling Club take a haul of medals from Scottish Indoor …

Hamilton Backhold Wrestling Club took 20 medals from the Scottish Indoor Championship in Glasgow earlier this month. Clubs from all over Scotland and England took part in the tournament on Saturday, November 2. In the under-14 years competition, Ben …

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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Chief executive Peter Lawwell insists Celtic would be the "biggest club in the world" if they played in "a media environment with the value of the English Premier League". (Various). And Lawwell believes a radical restructuring of European football is …

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Scottish Championship: Team news and injury latest for all the games

ALLOA'S Ben Gordon says beating Falkirk today is more important to the Wasps than last week's draw away to Rangers. The defender said: “It was a terrific result for us at Ibrox but this counts for more as we'll go above Falkirk in the league table if …

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Hearts vs Rangers, biggest Scottish game of season

Both sides are desperately battling it out for the one automatic promotion spot back to the Scottish Premiership. Hearts currently hold the upper hand and could go nine points clear of Rangers, who they defeated 2-1 on the opening day of the season …

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Nicola Sturgeon Unveils Equal Gender Split in Scottish Cabinet Reshuffle

Nicola Sturgeon has not only become the first female First Minister of Scotland but she has also marked a sea change in the gender make-up of her new senior ministerial team. After being sworn in my parliament as the new leader of Scotland, Sturgeon …

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Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday: Scottish pride is driving Dixon forward

Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday: Scottish pride is driving Dixon forward. Town's Paul Dixon. by Leon Wobschall. Published on the 22 November 2014 06:30. Published 22/11/2014 06:30 …

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Scottish Premiership teamsheet: Big match preview, team news and injury …

ALL the information you need for Saturday, 22nd November's Premiership action with five matches taking place this afternoon. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group / A;an Harvey. Celtic face Dundee at Parkhead. CELTIC v DUNDEE. Celtic's Scott …

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RBS braces itself for massive fines over IT chaos – Scottish …

The Royal Bank of Scotland is said to be bracing itself for massive fines from the Financial Conduct Authority after a major gaffe left customers without access to their accounts in June 2012. The once proud global bank, now 81% owned by the UK government carried out a systems … About the Author. Scottish Statesman […]

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Nicola Sturgeon is Scotland's First Minister after Holyrood vote

Nicola Sturgeon has been appointed as Scotland's first female First Minister after a vote at Holyrood. Ms Sturgeon replaces Alex Salmond, who resigned from the role on Tuesday with a final statement to the Scottish …

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