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Walking football taking off at Ochilview

The new walking football project at Ochilview has now been up and running for eight weeks in the Scottish FA's Central Region and is proving to be a success. The group, which is for men and women over 50, meets every Monday from 10am – 11am at …

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Heathrow gives Scottish tourism a boost

Spanning the themes of food, countryside and heritage, the new adverts aim to introduce visitors to authentic Scottish 'ambassadors' and the experiences they represent. Ethical shellfisher Guy Grieve from the Isle of Mull stars in the food-themed …

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Scottish university unveils new multi-million pound investment

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Scotland's oil industry 'close to collapse' – Daily Express

THE North Sea oil industry is “close to collapse” due to plunging prices, a top industry figure has warned.

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Scottish Government: Scotland to benefit from £775m Euro funding over next six …

Mr Brown added: "Scottish SMEs will benefit through ERDF-funded initiatives by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and the local authorities aimed at joining up their support for business and bolstering competitiveness in Scotland …

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Berghaus prizes on offer as Ramblers seek Scottish walkers' views

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors. Ramblers Scotland is offering a prize draw to those taking part in the online survey, which it says will help it shape its vision in the next 10 …

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Big funding boost to reverse Scottish Wildcat decline

Once numerous across the whole of mainland Britain, the Scottish Wildcat is now restricted to northern Scotland and is in grave danger of becoming extinct unless action is taken to conserve it. But there are now plans to safeguard the species – which …

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Skills and reputation stand Scottish financial sector in good stead

But it appears clear that – as we would expect – financial services out-performed the Scottish economy as a whole from 2005-2008. The surprise is that after a sharp fall over the next two years the sector has bounced back, even while RBS and HBOS …

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Renewables account for 32% of Scottish electricity

“Renewable generation continues to go from strength to strength in Scotland, now matching fossil fuels for the first time,” said Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing. “Harnessing Scotland's vast energy wealth has multiple benefits – reducing our …

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Murphy must clarify Trident renewal stance

The SNP has branded the UK government's obsession with Trident as an 'obscenity' and pressed Jim Murphy to clarify his position on Tory plans to spend £100 billion on replacing Trident. This follows the UK defence Minister's further commitment today to …

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Scottish software firm Gael in takeover deal

A Scottish software firm has been taken over, with the prospect of expanding its workforce as it reaches new markets. Gael, based in East Kilbride, has been bought by Ideagen, a Nottingham company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative …

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Cumbernauld Councillor presses Scottish Government for fracking moratorium

Stephanie Griffin, a Labour Councillor for Cumbernauld South has told Cumbernauld Media that the North Lanarkshire Council Labour Group “backed” the concept of a moratorium at today's meeting, but explained why she believes that the Scottish …

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Scottish Premiership – Paton handed two match ban after 'spitting' row

Paton contested the compliance officer Tony McGlennan's original charge but a Scottish Football Association disciplinary tribunal has now found the Northern Ireland international guilty. He was due to miss Sunday's Scottish Premiership clash with …

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Inspiring Scottish regeneration: The 2014 Surf awards

This year, our judges included senior representatives of, among others, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Scottish Community Development Centre, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, and the Scottish government – as well as its dedicated …

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Alex Salmond hints at Scottish votes for English laws

Alex Salmond resigns as First Minister of Scotland during a statement to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. He said he drew inspiration from Charles Stewart Parnell, who took advantage of the parliamentary “logjam” in the 1880s to advance the cause …

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Festive fry-up! Chippie sells 950-calorie deep-fried MINCE PIES and Christmas …

Reivers Fish Bar, in the Scottish Borders, has announced a festive twist to its usual menu by selling deep-fried chocolate logs, mince pies and Christmas puddings. "The customers love it," said Rona Johnston, 50, who runs the shop in Duns with her …

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Scottish Premiership: Two-match bans for Dundee United's Paul Paton and …

Paton was charged with spitting on Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes during the Scottish Premiership game last weekend, while Dowie was charged with stamping during their recent 2-0 win over Rangers in the Scottish Championship. Paton was found guilty of the …

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Scottish Flashback: George Square, Glasgow, 1962

… across the square. One wonders what the people in the picture would make of the Big Wheel, bright lights and fairground rides currently populating the Square. We're just under halfway through our festive Scottish Flashbacks – catch up on our others …

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Scottish Premiership: Allan Johnston shrugs off Kilmarnock sack concerns

Saturday's 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone means Killie have now gone seven games without a win and are now in the bottom half of the Scottish Premiership in seventh place with 21 points from 16 matches. Johnston has already seen his former Hearts mentor …

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Lochhead's Christmas hat-trick

"To avoid any unnecessary delay or disruption to payments I have decided to get the ball rolling and begin accepting applications to various SRDP schemes early in 2015, so that the Scottish Government is ready to pay out at the earliest opportunity …

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Scottish rugby internationals to face assault charge trial in January

Three Scotland International rugby players are to stand trial next year for allegedly attacking a fellow player. Glasgow Warriors Ryan Grant, 29, Ryan Wilson, 25 and Rory Hughes, 21, were in court on Thursday charged with attacking Ally McLay, a …

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Scottish Widows data protection error could cost customer £50k

In a letter sent earlier this month, seen by Money Marketing, Scottish Widows says it erroneously updated the customer's address when his ex-wife provided a change of address instruction for a different policy. This was despite the provider having been …

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Leading economist upbeat about outlook for Scottish financial sector

Contemplating the state of, and outlook for, Scotland's financial sector, he says: "Asset management in particular looks to be a relatively unsung Scottish success story, facing a very exciting global future, and one in which Scottish-based activities …

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Balbardie Indoor Bowling Club clinch Scottish Triples Championship semi-final …

Balbardie secured top spot in their Scottish Triples Championship qualifying section and clinched a semi-final berth in the process. The trio of Scotland Commonwealth Games star Lorraine Malloy, Kim Ross and Sharon Leitch scored victories over …

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Scottish renewable energy now delivers as much electricity as fossil fuels

“The Scottish Government has made its energy policy a top priority and has achieved great progress, despite being limited in terms of its devolved responsibilities. We look forward to proposals for more powers encompassing the necessary levers to …

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Scottish devolution: IFS warns new recommended tax powers are 'unworkable'

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that many of the new tax powers promised to Scotland, after voters rejected independence in the September referendum are "unworkable." The IFS added that even if Scotland were able to have greater control …

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Argyll First petition on A83 to be heard at Scottish Parliament committee

It is patently clear to all that the measures currently put in place by the Scottish Government are wholly inadequate and have not provided the permanent solution as previously promised. On 17th February 2015 Argyll First will, yet again, on behalf of …

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Scottish Labour deputy Kezia Dugdale to clash with Sturgeon at FMQs

Labour's new Scottish deputy leader will take on Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister's Questions for the first time. Kezia Dugdale has been charged with questioning Ms Sturgeon at the showpiece Holyrood clash on Thursday. She steps up as new Scottish …

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Red tape uncut

At the time of its launch, NFUS stressed the importance of the Pack document to Scottish farmers and crofters, given its potential to rationalise red tape and inspection levels. Now the union want to see a much higher level of urgency and priority …

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Homeless veterans appeal: Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy in plea after …

Jim Murphy MP, the new leader of Scottish Labour, made the plea following a football match honouring the First World War Christmas Day truce game in 1914. Former and serving soldiers from the Army Crusaders took on the United Kingdom Parliamentary …

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Motorists warned not to fall foul of Scottish drink-drive law

Earlier this month the Scottish drink-drive threshold dropped from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. In England it remains 80mg in 100ml of blood. This means that although drivers in England may be legally allowed to be behind the wheel of a …

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Celtic youngster one of two Scottish players given trials by Coventry City

Steven Pressley is running the rule over a couple of triallists this week, one from Scottish giants Celtic. The Coventry City boss is looking at an Under-21 development player from his former club as well as a teenager from north of the border who …

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Scottish Widows data protection error 'costs customer £50k'

In a letter sent earlier this month, seen by Money Marketing, Scottish Widows says it erroneously updated the customer's address when his ex-wife provided a change of address instruction for a different policy. This was despite the provider having been …

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Is Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy about to bring back Blairism?

The big, bad wolf huffs and puffs and the first little pig curls into a ball as her house of straw explodes in a crowd-pleasing burst of smoke and flames. The kids love it. The adults love it. Let's face it – we all enjoy a vivid tale, well told …

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Scottish cereal harvest the biggest in 20 years

The Scottish 2014 cereal harvest remains on track to be the largest in 20 years, despite a downward revision to the government's estimates for final tonnage. Final harvest estimates released by the Scottish Government put the final tonnage at 3 …

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