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Shotts hit for six by Scottish Cup-holders Hurlford United

Two members of Shotts' injury-ravaged squad needed hospital treatment after holders Hurlford United sent them spinning out of the Scottish Cup with a 6-1 defeat. Goalkeeper Garry Whyte was suffering from concussion as he was led off following a hefty …

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New Scottish powers decided, but big questions remain

Scotland will have the power to determine its own income tax rates and thresholds under a new set of devolved powers. In a final agreement on further powers to be handed to the Scottish government following this Autumn's referendum, Lord Smith of …

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Evel: backlash after Cameron moves to ban Scottish MPs voting on English …

But within hours of the document's publication, Downing Street suggested Scottish MPs would be barred from voting on income tax in England. The Conservatives argue Scots MPs should not vote on issues that do not affect their constituents. Labour MPs …

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Record FC Ross County: 2010 Scottish Cup run will live long in the memories of …

I will never forget seeing Brittain on the ground in tears after the final whistle. He, and everyone else who played that day, gave it their all. Since then, our form in the League and Scottish Cup hasn't been the best. After being knocked out of the …

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Scotland 'should set own income tax', says Smith Commission

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution has concluded. The Smith Commission also said a share of VAT should be assigned to the parliament, and Air Passenger Duty fully …

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Scottish Green Energy Awards for Tullis Russell and Mines Rescue Service

“The Scottish Green Energy Awards ceremony is the biggest night of the year for the renewable energy industry, and it was particularly pleasing to celebrate 2014's successes on the day our figures revealed green energy has become Scotland's main source …

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Scottish hotels show way in BDO survey

The latest survey by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP found revenue (rooms yield) rose 9.3% to £82.95 per room compared to £53.28 in regional UK, £47.21 in England, and £49.02 in Wales. Although year-on-year occupancy fell in Scotland in …

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Scottish Cup: St Johnstone v Ross County

Ross County midfielder Joe Cardle insists the slate is wiped clean ahead of today's Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. County fell to a 2-1 Premiership defeat against Saints at Perth last weekend but have an ideal …

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Ban Scottish MPs from becoming Chancellor, Tory MPs demand

Mr Cameron appeased growing frustration from Tory backbenches at the proposals by hinting Scottish MPs will be banned from voting on English income tax rates in plans to be outlined within weeks. However there are fresh calls for the Prime Minister to …

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Scotland to control £14bn of income tax and welfare benefits …

Lord Smith describes agreement as 'biggest transfer of powers to the Scottish parliament since its establishment' … policy · securedrop. © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

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Scottish Cup: Raith Rovers winger Grant Anderson reckons win over Stirling …

RAITH winger Grant Anderson is hoping a break from the league will allow his team to reboot their season. The Kirkcaldy team's Championship form has been poor over the past couple of months but Anderson reckons a dose of positivity in the Scottish Cup …

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New pro-independence Scottish newspaper thrives

The National, a new pro-independence Scottish daily newspaper, is to continue publishing after readers sent sales surging to levels beyond its editors' “wildest dreams”. Strong sales for the newspaper highlight the undimmed enthusiasm of independence …

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Gordon Brown calls for Scottish politics 'reset'

Mr Brown told the BBC: "Scottish politics has got to reset and Labour is pressing the reset button." The SNP said they would use the new powers "to govern in the best interests of the Scottish people". Mr Brown, the MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, …

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Scottish football: Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte released on bail

Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 before he placed the club into administration in February 2012. The Oldco Rangers was liquidated several months later and Whyte was subsequently banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football.

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Scottish Devolution: What does the Smith Commission report mean for Scotland …

In contrast to Swinney and the SNP, Michael Moore of the Scottish Liberal Democrats argued that it went even further than what had been promised in the vow. He argued that the proposals in the Smith Commission report give “home rule for Scotland”.

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Hotels in Scottish cities enjoy sharp rise in room rates

BDO observed that this revenue per available room figure for the Scottish capital was by far the highest anywhere in the UK outside London. The Edinburgh rooms yield figure, BDO noted, was just 37 pence adrift of the corresponding figure for the UK …

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From Auld Reekie to the Big Apple: New air link announced …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment … A new service between Edinburgh Airport and New York's JFK Airport next year as American Airlines seek to strengthen their links with Scotland. American …

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Cannabis and child slavery in Scotland – Scottish Statesman

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … For many recreational cannabis users in Scotland, this will come as a shocking and inconvenient truth, but it is happening now and on wider scale than you might think.

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Motherwell v Dundee Utd preview

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin has failed to recover from a knee injury in time for Saturday's Scottish Cup trip to Motherwell. Manager Jackie McNamara is also without Nadir Ciftci, who is suspended, but is confident last weekend's 3-1 win over …

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In pictures: Our readers' favourite Scottish jokes

Thanks to our readers, we've compiled another list of nine jokes that only those with Scottish roots will be able to understand. Have a laugh by clicking on the gallery above. (We don't mind if Sassenachs prove us wrong). Remember to check out our …

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Scottish music quiz: Test your knowledge of Scotland's bands and songs

Plus, live music sessions in pubs, clubs and large venues throughout the country showcase the unrivaled talent among Scotland's musicians, stretching across every genre. So, test your knowledge of Scottish music – old and new – with our quiz below.

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Hibs' Mark Oxley wants crack at Scottish Cup

However, he has played down any fear regarding this afternoon's Scottish Cup visit to Alloa's Indodrill Stadium. “I came for a cross against Cowdenbeath and I just landed awkwardly and it was more about the impact,” he explained. “I saved a shot later …

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Scottish hotels driven to top of UK league

Alastair Rae, partner in leisure and property at BDO, said this “exceptional summer” pushed the Scottish average to £82.95, nearly £30 ahead of the UK average for August. “Glasgow experienced the greatest gain with a 21.3 per cent increase in revenue …

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Scottish Cup: Partick Thistle boss determined to beat Hamilton

The 36-year-old believes the draw could work in Thistle's favour and has urged his side to seize their opportunity by knocking out their Scottish Premiership rivals. Archibald said: "It's a strange Scottish Cup draw with so many teams from the top …

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£177m Scottish incinerator plant gets green light

Part of a £1.5 billion Scottish Government drive to promote renewable energy, the project is expected to support 350 jobs during construction and 55 once the facility is operational. Viridor will build the recycling plant at the Oxwellmains waste …

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Scottish Cup: Dunfermline's Andy Stirling out to prove his worth to Pars fans …

“There is more pressure in the Scottish Cup game because you only get one shot at it. Stair Park is never an easy place to get a result but we want to maintain the momentum from last week and another victory will hopefully help us kick on in the league.

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Scottish fact of the day: Sci-fi in Scotland

Scottish fact of the day: Sci-fi in Scotland. A still from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Picture: PA. Published on the 28 November 2014 21:03. Published 28/11/2014 21:03. Print this. 0 comments Be the first to comment. TODAY'S launch of a …

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Scottish Cup: Bo'ness ace Gribben eyes upset

Bo'ness will be bidding to become the first junior club to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup tomorrow. They reached the fourth round for the first time in their history by beating League Two opposition in the last round when they overcame Elgin …

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Hearts v Celtic preview

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew could miss Sunday's Scottish Cup trip to Hearts after suffering an injury during his side's Europa League loss to Salzburg. The Hoops midfielder hurt his ribs against the Austrian club on Thursday and may have to sit out tie …

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Dates set for Scottish semi-finals

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "We are pleased to be able to announce the information for this season's Scottish League Cup Semi-Finals, following agreement with all four clubs and other parties involved, including our valued broadcast …

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Scottish Cup: Hearts v Celtic team news

… mix it with Scottish football's elite again this weekend, as they take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup fourth round. Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew could miss Sunday's Scottish Cup trip to Hearts after suffering an injury during his side's Europa League …

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Scotland futsal coach ready for inaugural match

Speaking to the Scottish FA website, Potter said: “We had our final training session in Perth this week, and it is safe to say the players are all pretty excited ahead of Sunday's match. “Sunday's match will certainly be an eye-opener for all of us, I …

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Scottish Cup: Celtic's Craig Gordon expects tough battle when he returns to …

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Gordon, who won the Scottish Cup with Hearts in 2006, said: "They will be right up for this on Sunday. They are still undefeated in the league so it makes it a big game and one where they will probably fancy their chances.

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Scottish dairy Graham's launches milk contract to protect farmers

A Scottish milk processor has unveiled an innovative milk contract to help protect its farmers from post-quota volatility. Graham's Family Dairy will pay farmers a standard litre rate for a pre-agreed volume of milk and any extra will be priced by …

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Back in the job I love

I have listened carefully to the needs of Scottish agriculture. Consequently, whilst adjusting to this new Common Agricultural Policy will not be easy for anyone, it is a much better deal for Scottish farmers and crofters than it otherwise would have been.

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