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Debating the dairy sector's future at AgriScot

The report's author, Scotland Food and Drink chief executive, James Withers, will be joined on the platform by Paul Grant, inaugural chairman of the Scottish Dairy Growth Board and Stuart Martin, manager of the producer-facing Scottish Dairy Hub – a …

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Unfair funding for East Anglia must be tackled, says Scottish-born former …

The issue of a public sector funding formula devised in the 1970s which puts East Anglia at a disadvantage “must be tackled” and be a critical part of negotiations in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum, a former cabinet minister has said. Lord …

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Scottish no voters have every reason to feel let down since the referendum

Malcolm Chisholm has said that if a Westminster MP is head of the Scottish Labour party “a crisis would become a catastrophe”. Former first minister Jack McConnell has also weighed in, saying: “She [Johann Lamont] was completely undermined by the …

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Data Lab service boost for Scottish business focus

COMPANIES and public bodies can now get help to bring the 21st century's information overload into focus to help them make money and improve public services. The Data Lab, a new service established with an £11.3 million grant from the Scottish Funding …

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Business leaders call for greater economic powers – Scottish …

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry will meet with Lord Smith next Tuesday in Inverness to discuss its proposals for the Smith Commission on increased powers for Scotland. Although the body did not highlight any specific responsibilities or powers to be … About the Author. Scottish Statesman – The Scottish Statesman is an online […]

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Scottish Power may cut size of offshore wind farm

LONDON (Reuters) – British energy company Scottish Power, owned by Spain's Iberdrola, said it might scale back the capacity of an offshore wind farm it plans to build off the English east coast because the government's subsidy budget is too low. The …

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Jim Murphy joins race to be Scottish Labour leader

Ms Boyack, a former Transport and Environment Minister in previous Labour-led Scottish Executives sat on the Scottish Labour Devolution Commission. The Commission's findings form the basis of the party's submission to the Smith Commission, which is …

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Glasgow City Council leader Matheson: years of disproportionate cuts putting …

Labour-led Glasgow City Council expects to balance the books despite "year after year of disproportionate cuts" from the Scottish Government. The city's financial forecast for 2015/2016 says it will need to find savings to meet a spending gap of £28.9 …

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William Hill Scottish Cup: Hurlford United prepare for biggest test yet when …

Hurlford United are gearing up for one of the biggest games in their history when they host Stirling Albion in the William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday. And boss Darren Henderson thinks the underdog tag will suit his players as they prepare to face …

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Jim Murphy to announce his Scottish Labour leadership campaign on Thursday

Mr Murphy played a prominent role in Labour's campaign to defeat Scottish independence, visiting 100 towns in 100 days to convince Scots to remain in the Union. He attracted widespread media attention when the tour had to be suspended after persistent …

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Scottish Labour leadership: Jim Murphy to run

If, as expected, Mr Murphy wins the contest, Scottish Labour could be led by a Westminster politician for as long as 16 months and the thorny issue of who would lead for Labour at Holyrood could prove problematic. Earlier this week, the deputy party …

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Future of Scottish dairy to be debated at AgriScot

The report's author and Chief Executive of Scotland Food and Drink, James Withers will be joined on the platform at AgriScot by Paul Grant, inaugural Chairman of the Scottish Dairy Growth Board and Stuart Martin, manager of the producer-facing Scottish …

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Spotlight on the Scottish Highlands

Experiences range from a tranquil cruise taking in the spectacular Scottish scenery aboard the Royal Scot, to a more exhilarating power boat trip on rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). Each RIB can fit a group of 12 people and has a top speed of 40 knots …

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Bus incident man detained near Scottish Parliament

A 54-YEAR-OLD man has been detained following an incident on a bus near the Scottish Parliament. It is understood he was allegedly being racially abusive towards foreign students on the bus. When they challenged him, he allegedly claimed to have a can …

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Neil Findlay MSP enters the race to be Scottish Labour's leader

Scottish Labour's shadow health secretary Neil Findlay has announced he will enter the race to become the next leader of the Scottish Labour party. Here's his statement: I have been overwhelmed by the messages of support from people from within the …

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Jim Murphy announces plans to stand as Scottish Labour leader

The Shadow Scottish Health Minister joined fellow Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned last week with a scathing parting shot against her Labour colleagues in London, whom she accused of treating Scotland like …

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Jim Murphy MP to stand for Scottish Labour leadership

Candidates wanting to run for leader of the Scottish Labour party are invited to declare their interest from today. The search for a new chief comes after Johann Lamont resigned as party chief on Friday, launching an attack on senior colleagues at …

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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Striker John Guidetti is hoping for the chance to take on Rangers in the League Cup semi-final, after netting a hat-trick in Celtic's 6-0 hammering of Partick Thistle to help send the Scottish Champions into the last four. (Various). And the on-loan …

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Jim Murphy, East Renfrewshire MP, in Scottish Labour …

EAST Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy last night declared his intention to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party in Scotland. … BREAKING NEWS: Loud bang heard in Kent caused by 'RAF-related activity'.

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Jim Murphy MP announces bid for Scottish Labour's leadership

He told the Daily Record: “I think it is time for a fresh start for the Scottish Labour party. I am proud of Labour Party and I am proud of Scotland – but I am not satisfied. “I want to strike a tone that stops the Scottish Labour Party from committing …

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Jim Murphy to stand for Scottish Labour leader

He says Murphy 'has what Scottish Labour needs so badly: energy, no fear of the SNP and the ability to win elections'. The question is whether Scottish Labour knows what it needs, or whether it rather fancies a 1980s-style period by picking leaders who …

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Tom Peterkin: Jim Murphy to revive Scottish Labour

Admittedly, the referendum campaign saw something of a Scottish revival with the barnstorming performance of Gordon Brown and the steady hand of Alistair Darling at the tiller of the No campaign. But in terms of them leading the Scottish party, they …

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The fall of the reluctant leader: the inside story of Scottish Labour's crisis

Even those inured to the gang warfare that periodically engulfs Scottish Labour (an institution said to have more factions than members) are astonished by what happened next. After informing her closest aides of her intention to resign on the evening …

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Jim Murphy has what Scottish Labour needs: energy, fearlessness and the …

There should, by rights, have been a stampede of candidates to replace Johann Lamont as the leader of the Scottish Labour party. With the new powers promised to Holyrood, the Scottish First Minister promises to be a more powerful figure than most of …

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Sturgeon addresses first in series of tour events

This evening, the Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – who will become the new party leader and First Minister next month – speaks at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh: the first in a series of six major …

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Jim Murphy To Run For Scottish Labour Leadership

Jim Murphy To Run For Scottish Labour Leadership. The Shadow International Development Secretary will become the third person to join the running for Scottish Labour's top job. 20:13, UK, Wednesday 29 October 2014. Jim Murphy was a leading figure in …

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Scottish Labour Leadership: the timeline is Murphy's headache

With two Holyrood Labour parliamentarians now formally declared as candidates for the Leadership of Scottish Labour – centrist, Sarah Boyack [declared last night] and left winger, Neil Findlay [declared at lunchtime today], East Renfrewshire's Labour …

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Love of the Game: Bon Accord City v Chapelhall AFC Scottish Amateur Cup …

JIM CUMMING wants his Chapelhall players to have their names in northern lights — and send Bon Accord City crashing out of the Scottish Amateur Cup. The North & South Lanarkshire AFA new boys are up early on Saturday for the 292-mile third-round trip …

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Love of the Game: Gartcosh United v Hazelwood Scottish Amateur Cup preview

The Caledonian League Premier Division continue their Scottish Amateur Cup third-round journey on Saturday at Eastgate. Doolin and one of his assistants attempted to check out their opponents when United had a free weekend. However, their best-laid …

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Few will lament the political passing of Johann Lamont …

The party leader announced her immediate resignation in an exclusive interview with the Daily Record newspaper although an official announcement is expected first thing tomorrow morning. … facing” and insisted that her decision to stand down will allow “the debate our country demands to take place”, suggesting her acknowledgement that her performance following the referendum […]

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Drinks giant halts investment as demand for Scottish whisky falls

Diageo, which has invested heavily in Scotland over the last seven years, has announced it will freeze further spending as demand for whisky drops globally. The firm has delayed plans for a £50m "super distillery" at Alness in the Highlands, which …

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Love of the Game: Polbeth United v Petershall Villa Scottish Amateur Cup preview

GEORDIE BLACK has told his players to have no regrets as Petershall Villa head to Polbeth United in the third round of the Scottish Amateur Cup on Saturday. The Airdrie side pulled off a massive shock in round two by coming from behind to beat …

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Scottish League Cup: Ronny Deila is not bothered who Celtic play in the last-four

Last Updated: 29/10/14 11:26pm. 0. Celtic boss Ronny Deila is not concerned which team Celtic meet. Celtic manager Ronny Deila was delighted to see his team take one step closer to the Scottish League Cup final after a 6-0 victory over Partick. Sky Bet …

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Scottish Cup: Airdrieonians star aims to sink former club Morton

MARC FITZPATRICK went down with the ship at Morton last season — now he wants to make sure their Scottish Cup bid hits the rocks. The Airdrieonians defender was part of the Ton team relegated from the Championship at the end of May. Fitzpatrick faces …

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Scottish wrestler Grado joins River City as newcomer Buster

Grado, who was approached to appear in the Scottish soap after appearing in a wrestling documentary, admitted that he has loved working alongside Johnny Beattie, who plays Malcolm Hamilton. He said: "I've known about him since he was in panto at …

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