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Big Issue vendors have their say on Scottish Independence

This is Daniel Collins, a 40-year-old Big Issue vendor from Glasgow. On September 18, the 40-year-old will place his vote in the referendum on Scottish independence – unlike, it is feared, many of the country's poorest. Both sides of the debate on …

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Would Scottish independence compromise its museums and galleries?

The Scottish independence referendum takes place on 18 September. What would a 'Yes' vote mean for the country's museums and galleries? Would it lead to a loss of funding streams? And if it did, would an independent Scottish government be prepared to …

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Cameron says he's 'nervous' over Scottish independence vote

"People can see the overwhelming opinion of businesses is that we are better off if the UK stays together," the prime minister told the Scottish Daily Mail. "But I do hear a lot of businesses say they are frightened to speak because when they do the …

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Cumming: Scottish independence good for gay rights

Patrick Harvie, the openly bisexual leader of the Scottish Greens, added: “Holyrood is a parliament which has never once voted against any aspect of LGBT equality, and that's not something that can be said of Westminster. “There are many opportunities …

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Scottish Open: Gullane layout still undecided

changes are in the pipeline to the “draft” proposal for the composite course at Gullane to stage next year's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. The definitive layout containing a combination of holes from the No 1 and No 2 courses at the East …

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Scottish Independence Referendum – the Yes and No of it

However, the CEBR report indicates that it would cost £1bn alone for new tax and welfare systems with £400m for a Scottish defence force and £450m for a Scottish foreign office's real estate and offices around the world. The cost of replicating the …

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Medical research would be 'eroded and lost' by Scottish independence

More than 60 Scottish medical experts specialising in areas such as cancer, neuroscience and genetics have signed an open letter warning that their cutting-edge research would be "eroded and lost" after a yes vote in the independence referendum.

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Video: Kevin Bridges on the Scottish independence referendum

Earlier this year, the comedian urged an audience of teenagers at Glasgow University to find out as much as they can before the referendum. Watch Kevin's hilarious take on the Scottish independence referendum in the above video. WARNING: This video …

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Scottish Independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll. The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.

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Scotland's archbishops urge Catholics to vote in referendum …

Latest News … Archbishop Tartaglia said in his message that, along with the rest of the Scottish bishops, he was “deeply conscious of the importance of this referendum”. He said: “I encourage and urge all those eligible to vote …

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Scottish independence: Video emerges of referendum 'assault'

A video has emerged which appears to show a supporter of the United Kingdom kicking out at a female protestor. The footage is claimed to have been taken during a confrontation in Glasgow's Argyle Street on Saturday. It is said to show a group of "Yes" …

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Scottish independence: UK government has no back-up plan

Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Westminster, criticised the government for this. “This is extraordinary complacency from Westminster with less than three weeks to go to the vote – they are doing a disservice to people …

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Photo Gallery: Franz Ferdinand

The event, which will be staged at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, is also due to feature Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, a collaboration between Deacon Blue's Lorraine McIntosh and Ricky Ross under the guise of McIntosh-Ross, and comedienne Elaine C …

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Scottish manufacturers report lowest orders in UK

Scottish manufacturers have reported the lowest orders and employment of any part of the UK over the last three months, according to a survey. The quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, shows firms in Scotland …

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Scottish Independence Referendum: Could Carwyn Jones carry out his threat to …

Currency has taken centre stage in the Scottish independence debate – not least because the Better Together campaign sees it as Alex Salmond's kryptonite. A blustering Salmond answer in the first televised debate with Alistair Darling fuelled by …

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Scottish Equity Partners sets up £135m investment fund

Scottish Equity Partners has set up a £135m investment fund for UK energy infrastructure projects. Its "anchor" investment is to be SSE Pipelines, which it is buying from the energy utility. That is being offloaded by the Perth-based company as it …

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London Scottish 19 Glasgow Warriors 38

To be fair to London Scottish they played really well, got more confident in the second half. There were a lot of penalties in the game, so it didn't flow like last week's game [against Harlequins at Scotstoun], and they gave us a real competitive …

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Scotland's Food & Drink Sector to Create up To 10,000 New …

… INSIGHTS · Access to Markets · Industry · News · Events · Showcase · Contact Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Scotland's Food & Drink Sector to Create up To 10,000 New Jobs …

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PM 'nervous' about Scottish referendum

As the Scotch whisky industry strengthens its call for a “no” vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, the Prime Minister has confessed he is “emotional and nervous” about the impending vote. David-Cameron. David Cameron is “emotional and …

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Scottish Independence: Gordon Brown in 'debt outcast' warning

The Scottish Government has dismissed Westminster's pledge to veto a currency union as a campaign tactic but warned that it will withhold Scotland's share of the UK national debt if Westminster refuses to share the assets of the Bank of England. Mr …

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Scottish independence: defence jobs warning

IT is “beyond doubt” that Scottish independence would cost defence jobs, shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker has said. The East Midlands MP visited Rosyth shipyard to meet staff working on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers and hear their views …

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Scottish Salmon Co To Invest £11m This Year – Scotland …

Home · About Us · Membership · INSIGHTS · Access to Markets · Industry · News · Events · Showcase · Contact Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Scottish Salmon Co To Invest £11m This Year. Scottish Salmon Co To Invest £11m This Year. […]

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Scottish independence: Tussle looms on question of free tuition for our students

When free fees were introduced in Scotland, Northern Ireland students who secured Irish passports were initially able to benefit because Ireland is another EU country. Last year, the Scottish government closed this loophole by specifying that …

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Scottish court ruling on leases held by dissolved tenant companies gives …

Litigation expert Heidi Archibald of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the decision by the sheriff principal would "give certainty to landlords of tenants which are dissolved". "The ruling involved an interesting balance of …

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Scottish independence: So what do our unionist politicians believe will happen?

Lord Laird of Artigarvan is "keeping his fingers crossed" that Scots will vote against independence in 18 days' time. The former chairman of the Ulster Scots Agency argued the Scottish people are totally unsuited to nationalism. "The Scottish are a …

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Scottish Independence: What effect on property?

Independence supporters claim a Scottish Government with full powers at its disposal could do more to support the housing market, helping people on to the property ladder and working with developers and banks to ensure buyers get the best deal.

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1 Scottish independence story empowering – Salmond

“This is the most empowering story in history, certainly in Scottish history and I suspect in European history.” Speaking on the Sky News's The Murnaghan Show, Mr Salmond repeated his call for a televised debate with Mr Cameron, who has said that …

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Scottish independence: 18 days to 'day of destiny'

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together chairman Alistair Darling will be fighting for votes at opposite ends of the country today. Mr Salmond will be attempting to unite Dundee's rival football teams around a Yes vote, while Mr …

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Scottish Independence #IndyRef Debate: A Sunday Round Up

It's been a frenetic day in the back and forth debate surrounding the looming referendum on Scottish independence, so here's a little round-up for you. Sunday didn't get off to the best of starts for the 'Yes' camp with a poll finding 44% of people …

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Scottish independence referendum: Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Frightened …

Indie rockers Frightened Rabbit, who come from the Scottish town of Selkirk, urged everyone to get involved, register to vote and “come along to enjoy a brilliant night for Scotland”. Mogwai also voiced their support for the Yes Scotland campaign. “In …

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What future for writers in Scotland after the independence …

Connect. TeleRead – News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| · LIBRARY| · COPYRIGHT| · PUBLISHING. More on … And the participants brought a level of engagement and passion to match the occasion, although by no means working from a simplistic Yes-is-good-for-Scottish-writers premise. All the […]

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Scottish independence 'Yes' LGBT campaign releases 'Rainbow Paper' for …

The LGBT wing of the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence has released a Rainbow Paper, which outlines measures to ensure equality for LGBT Scottish people. The paper sets out seven ways in which independence will help secure equality for LGBT …

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JudoScotland announce new sponsorship deal with Scottish Salmon Company

JudoScotland's chief executive Douglas Bryce said: "The sport is currently enjoying huge limelight following the Games and our partnership with The Scottish Salmon Company will enable us to continue this momentum over the next year, as we now enter the …

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Refereeing in Linlithgow looking rosy thanks to community initiative

Due to the overwhelming success of the initiative, Linlithgow Rose are looking to expand and move forward using other areas such as coaching and first-aid, again both other possible routes into the Scottish game. If these reach anywhere as near the …

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Scottish people programme packing on multiple devices

People in Scotland are more likely to watch two different TV programmes at the same time than viewers in other parts of the UK. During research by TV Licensing 19% of those polled north of the border admitted watching two live TV programmes on …

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