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Scottish Championship: Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni accepts two-match ban

Mohsni was issued with a notice of complaint by new Scottish Football Association compliance officer Tony McGlennan following the 3-1 defeat to Hibernian in Monday's Scottish Championship game at Ibrox. The 27-year-old, who appeared to argue with his …

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley reportedly doubles his stake in Scottish …

Mike Ashley has doubled his stake in Rangers to nine percent, it was reported today, just weeks after claiming he was not set to buy any more shares, writes Neil Cameron in the Chronicle. It has been claimed in Scotland that the Newcastle United owner …

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Hand of Pod: Media Scotland Scottish Football podcast on October 2

Wishaw Press sports editor Nick Thomson, East Kilbride sports editor Paul Thomson and Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser sports editor Colin Paterson share their views on Scottish Football. In this latest episode, the top-flight focus is on struggling …

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Cash boost for West Lothian based Scottish Veteran Association

The West Lothian-based Scottish Veterans Association (SVA) received £9045 from the Community Covenant Grant Scheme, which was established to fund local projects that unite the civilian and armed forces communities. The SVA are developing a …

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Scottish newspaper reports real zombie outbreak | News …

As news that the Ebola outbreak has reached the United States by way of Texas, a Scottish newspaper reported something potentially even more terrifying: a real-life zombie outbreak. Obviously, this is real life, and the dead …

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Scottish Government acting on climate change

The Scottish Government's Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse has confirmed to Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, that he will take up her suggestion of encouraging public sector pension funds to stop investing in fossil fuels. The Swedish …

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Kilsyth go through to next round of Scottish

A good win for Rangers, which takes them through to the next round of the Scottish, and perhaps more importantly, restores some confidence in the team after the recent run of poor results. It was not quite as easy as the final score might suggest though.

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Video: Scottish Seabird Centre welcomes first grey seal pup of 2014

The grey seal pups, which have white fluffy coats and big eyes, can be seen via the screens in the Discovery Centre, with interactive live cameras located out on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve, which is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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Recycling rate one of the worst in Dumfries and Galloway. Scottish Government …

The figure falls far short of the Scottish Government pledge to recycle half of the country's household waste by 2013. Only nine of 32 local authorities achieved the target. A council spokesman said: “The council is currently introducing a kerbside …

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No more Poll Tax collections from Scottish Councils

Scottish Councils will be prevented from recovering old Poll Tax debts, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. Concerns had been raised that council chiefs in Scotland were using information provided by tens of thousands of people who registered to …

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Harthill heartbreak as Darvel dump Royal out of Scottish Cup

Harthill Royal were dumped out of the Scottish Cup at the first attempt by Ayrshire side Darvel in an entertaining contest at Gibbshill Park. Both Harthill's Stuart Maxwell and the visitors' Murray Johnston notched hat-tricks but Jackson Biggar scored …

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Review: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at The Music Hall

In a week that had started with the September equinox and the beginning of autumn, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra certainly provided a suitably dark programme or music to end it, writes Catriona Mackenzie. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email.

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Is the campaign for Scottish independence over?

In the days since the referendum, hundreds of yes campaigners have crowded into George Square outside Glasgow's city council chambers for unofficial post-referendum rallies, with thousands gathering outside the Scottish parliament, spilling across on …

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United XI: Scottish/Welsh selection

This might be a surprise to many but not when you realise that United have had precisely two Scottish or Welsh keepers in the Reds' history, as far as I'm aware. As one of those was Andy Goram, it's not actually much of a contest. Before Leighton …

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Scottish universities climb up world rankings

FOUR Scottish universities have edged up the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014/15. Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Aberdeen universities all performed better than last year however Dundee University dropped out of …

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Fraserburgh manager expecting Highland League teams to take Scottish Cup …

Fraserburgh manager Kris Hunter believes Fortmartine, Turriff United, Cove Rangers and Forres Mechanics will claim senior league scalps in this weekend's Scottish Cup third round. Steve Paterson's United travel across the border to face League 2 …

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Highland community asked to help save the Scottish wildcat

Local residents and others interested in the future of these magnificent felines are invited to a meeting on the Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan (SWCAP) at Lochaline Village Hall, Morvern, on Monday. The aim is to introduce the national …

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Scottish League Cup draw: Holders take on Accies while Celtic and Rangers get …

ABERDEEN will face the premiership new boys at Pittodrie while Celtic face a Glasgow derby and Rangers a date with last season's Scottish Cup winners. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group. The Scottish League Cup. LEAGUE CUP holders …

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Football Talk: Deila's 90 minute meals, Scottish football is pants

Meanwhile, a number of Scottish clubs have actually diversified to such an extent that they have actually given up on football to break into the underwear business. Dundee, Hearts and Motherwell have all turned their back on sport to focus on …

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Spartans boss eyes first win over East Kilbride as Scottish Cup tie looms

Spartans gaffer Dougie Samuel insists his side will use their winless streak against East Kilbride as motivation to knock them out the Scottish Cup. The capital side have failed to beat Kilby in three meetings in the Lowland League, losing 1-0 at K …

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Cupid launches 'Tangle' dating app targeting Scottish professionals and students

Dating firm Cupid has launched a new local dating app for smartphones called Tangle in Scotland. The app will use geo-tagging to track users and connect them with nearby Tangle users for conversation. It is available for download on the Android …

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Scottish Borders Housing Association staff suspend industrial action

A work to rule and overtime ban by staff at the Scottish Borders Housing Association has been suspended. The industrial action, backed in a ballot of Unite union members, has been halted to allow talks to be held. SBHA officials and representatives of …

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Scottish Independence Referendum Ballot Counters 'Were High-Fiving Yes …

Members of a Scottish council team counting ballot votes for the referendum were replaced after they booed “No” votes and celebrated over “Yes” votes, it has emerged. According to local reports, the council staff were replaced on referendum night after …

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As Scotland Rejects Independence, Cameron Promises More

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the Scottish vote to remain in the United Kingdom has put the question of independence to rest "for a generation," but he pledged constitutional reforms to give Edinburgh greater control over its own affairs. … News. Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson […]

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Costain bags £86m deal for Scottish tunnel

Maidenhead-based Costain Group, working in a joint venture with Vinci Construction Grands Projets, is set to construct the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow as part of an £86m contract with Scottish Water. The Shieldhall Tunnel will be Scotland's largest …

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Scottish Businesses Will Be Bankrupted By New Holiday Pay Rules Warns CBI

The Confederation of British Industry Scotland has warned that the European Court of Justice's new employment law ruling, which allows workers to receive regular overtime, commission and bonus payments during paid leave, could bankrupt businesses …

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Today's Top Ten… Scottish Ministers under Margaret Thatcher

3 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: The son of the Duke of Hamilton was a Treasury Lord. 4 George Younger: Born in Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, he served as Scottish Secretary then Defence Secretary. 5 Malcolm Rifkind: Scottish Secretary for four years under …

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Scottish farming sector has parallels in northern Italy

It is little wonder, then, that the journalists and Lombards themselves were more than interested to hear how the Scottish referendum had played out. Given the enormous ramifications a Yes vote in Scotland would have had, the informal reaction among EU …

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Four Scottish universities in world top 200 list

Four Scottish universities have edged up the Times Higher Education world rankings despite the UK coming under pressure from overseas competition. Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Aberdeen universities all performed better than last year. However …

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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Deila used Cristiano Ronaldo as an example of how fit his players should be, and Andy Murray, with the Norwegian insisting there is no way the Scottish tennis star eats chips. (Various). And Deila says he will walk away from his role if his methods are …

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Eric Pickles: Ban Scottish MPs from weilding 'platinum card' powers over …

During the referendum campaign, Mr Cameron, Nick Clegg the Liberal Democrat leader and Ed Miliband the Labour leader signed a public “vow” to give the Scottish Government more power to raise income tax, control public spending and set state benefits if …

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MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1500 jobs at Scottish base

MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1,500 jobs at Scottish base. A £2.6BILLION contract has secured the future of 1,500 jobs at the Faslane naval base on the Clyde, the Ministry of Defence said yesterday. By: Dean Herbert. Published: Thu, October …

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Taylor made Scottish win for Lauder sidecar racing team

After their maiden podium at the British F1 Championship last week, Kershaw Racing made the short trip to the 1.3-mile Knockhill Circuit in Fife to compete in the Scottish Sidecar Championship. Five 10-lap races took place, including one for the …

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Cameron: Scottish referendum week was 'nerve racking'

David Cameron has said the week of the Scottish referendum was the most nerve-racking of his life. Speaking at the conservative party conference in Birmingham, he said he was proud the union had stayed together, but vowing to end the right for Scottish …

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Rosamund Pike rocks Scottish fashion at special screening of Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike is busy promoting her highly anticipated film Gone Girl but despite her busy schedule, she never looks anything less then perfect. The star dressed her growing baby bump in an on-trend black and grey tartan wool knee length dress to …

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