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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy: I need £1m to fight rise of the SNP

A Survation poll for the Daily Record, taken a week after Mr Murphy's win, shows 48 per cent of voters saying they will back the SNP at the election, despite Mr Murphy's promise to rewrite Scottish Labour's constitution and end the days of checking …

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Neil Woodford on the Scottish referendum

Although a Yes vote will have significantly greater near and long-term economic uncertainty (especially for the Scottish economy) associated with it than a No, I am of the view that the UK has already crossed a constitutional Rubicon regardless of …

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Glasgow bin lorry tragedy: Politicians mourn loss of life in George Square chaos

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy – who was one of the first on the scene of the Clutha helicopter crash in November last year – also voiced his dismay at the carnage. “We don't yet know the full extent of this tragedy, but my thoughts and prayers are …

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Local MSP comments on George Square tragedy

“This is an utterly tragic day for the city of Glasgow and my heart goes out to the families of those who have lost their lives. For an incident like this to occur at any time of year is terrible, but for it to happen only a few days before Christmas …

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These Mysterious Ice Pancakes Have Taken Over a Scottish River

Weird things happen in the winter cold. At the River Dee in Scotland, that includes dozens of recently discovered "ice pancakes" floating on the river surface. Their strange shapes boggle the imagination, but rest assured, there's a explanation for …

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Scottish Premiership: Four Aberdeen players signs contract extensions

Leading scorer Adam Rooney and Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn are among four Aberdeen players to sign extended deals. Rooney has scored 17 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for the Dons this season and he has agreed a …

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Scottish shop forced to stop selling Cuban coffee beans online because of …

THE Bean Shop in Perth has stopped selling the Cuban beans because of warnings from PayPal who say the sales break a US trade embargo. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Daily Record. Owner John Bruce and employees Emma Carey and Hannah …

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Scottish festive tradition: Burning the Cailleach

EFFECTIVELY, Scotland was banned from celebrating Christmas, at least in the manner we do now, for around 400 years. For this reason there are not a whole lot of traditions that are unique to this country. However, we are a superstitious race …

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Project fear: Queen's 'foreboding' Scottish independence …

Downing Street and senior civil servants were so fearful that Scotland's independence referendum could have sparked the breakup of the UK that they requested the Queen to publicly intervene in the closing days of the campaign, a Whitehall source says. … Keep up with the news by installing RT's extension for . Never miss a […]

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Scottish Football – Brown backs Walter Smith for Rangers hotseat

Walter Smith and Billy Davies would be the "dream team" at Rangers, according to former Scotland manager Craig Brown. 1 hour ago PA Sport Report.  ·  ·  · . Scottish Football – Brown backs Walter Smith for Rangers hotseat . View photo. Walter Smith …

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Scottish Police Authority audit quality panned

Delays in the development of a sustainable financial plan for Scottish policing over the next ten years were caused by "past uncertainties over the future finance functions of the SPA and Police Scotland, and its impact on permanent recruitment of …

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Rangers to discuss Mike Ashley issue with Scottish FA after stormy AGM

Under an agreement signed by Ashley, the Sports Direct owner cannot take on more than a 10% shareholding or exert meaningful influence at Ibrox. Ashley's stake remains at 8.92% but he is widely regarded to be highly influential at the beleaguered …

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Meat body reflects on 'crunch' year for Scottish industry

In now labelling 2015 as a 'crunch year' for the industry, therefore, I'm particularly conscious of the fact that Scottish farming's lobbyists and negotiators, including SAMW, definitely gave it their best shot in 2014 and are now looking for a …

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Trident weapons firm earns millions from Scottish Government IT contracts

The US-based firm, which also makes the Paveway II laser-guided smart bombs which were dropped in Gaza over the summer and publicly supports the Israeli Defense Forces, boasts on its website that it works "in partnership" with the Scottish Government …

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Scottish phrase of the day: Mad wae it

Scottish phrase of the day: Mad wae it. A shopper in the booze aisle of a supermarket prepares to get mad wae it. Picture: Phil Wilkinson. Published on the 22 December 2014 14:41. Published 22/12/2014 14:41. Print this …

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Soccer-Scottish Premiership preliminary round fixtures

Follow the quotes you care about most. Access timely news and investment updates to stay on top of the market. … More ». Financial guides and reports. Content from sponsors Dianomi. The Motley Fool. The Motley Fool. Forget The iPhone 6. Next Hit Apple …

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Acrobay Gymnastics Club crowned Scottish champions

THERE was more cause for celebration at Acrobay Gymnastics Club last week when they were crowned Scottish Gymnastics' acrobatic team champions for a record-breaking fourth year in a row. The West Fife club defended their title at the 2014 team …

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Oil price slump would have left independent Scotland facing unprecedented cuts …

"We are doing everything in our power to help boost the industry," insisted a spokesman for John Swinney, the Scottish Finance Secretary. "But Danny Alexander needs to start taking personal responsibility for what is happening on his watch and for …

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Your Noon Briefing: Scottish Press Awards, The Editors, etc

The deadline for entries to the Scottish Press Awards is the 15th of next month. The awards are organised by the Scottish Newspaper Society, whose director, John McLellan, is quoted in an announcement about the awards, as saying: “Scottish journalists …

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Pelamis assets set to be sold to Scottish government as administrators fail to …

The Scottish Government is set to take on the assets of wave power company Pelamis, after no private bidders came forward to buy the firm. The announcement, made late last week, means all remaining employees at the Leith-based firm now face …

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Scottish football: Rangers boss Ally McCoist leaves club to go on gardening leave

Scottish football: Rangers boss Ally McCoist leaves club to go on gardening leave. Last Updated: 21/12/14 11:54pm. 16. Rangers manager Ally McCoist has left the club and will see out the remainder of his contract on 'gardening leave'. Rangers boss Ally …

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Ukip 'Spy On Enemies' Scottish Party Chairman Arthur Thackeray Says

Arthur Thackeray, from Glasgow, revealed the anti-EU party hired private investigators during the Scottish independence referendum to "infiltrate" rival organisations. Groups targeted are thought to include the Socialist Workers' Party, Unite Against …

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POC Scottish Enduro Series 2015 Venues Announced & Entries Open

For 2015 we are back with another series of enduro races to blow your mind. Once again the series will be sponsored by POC, bringing fantastic prizes and much more! It is a mission of the POC Scottish Enduro Series to seek out outstanding new venues …

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Jim Murphy faces formidable Scottish climb

Less than a quarter of Scottish voters back the Labour party, according to the first poll published since it elected a new leader in Scotland. Jim Murphy has a self-imposed target for May's general election of retaining the 40 Westminster …

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Entries now open for the 2015 Scottish Enduro Series

In 2014 there was just short of 2000 different participants who came along to experience the very best of Scottish riding – natural trails, rocks, roots, muddy trails, ruts, chutes and even some infamous Scottish Dust. Frazer from SES had this to say …

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Supreme Court issues decision on Scottish prisone…

The case was raised in 2013 by Scottish prisoners who wanted to have the right to vote in the Scottish Referendum, but an application for judicial review in December last year at the Court of Session was refused. Despite the consitutional significance …

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Almost 200 wind farm applications submitted to Scottish councils

Wind farm companies have submitted planning bids for nearly 200 major developments over the last 18 months, new figures have revealed. Freedom of Information statistics show the level of application for wind farms of more than three turbines – with …

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Scottish artists to adorn major London railway station

They will also join the existing 1984 mosaics by Scottish artist, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. Gordon, who like Wright attended the Glasgow School of Art, said: "The work will draw upon the history of the Soho area, where I spent a lot of time in the 1980s …

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Video: Scottish 'dancing goalkeeper' Sean Murdoch delights girlfriend with …

SEAN, 28, melted the hearts of shoppers in Manhattan when he joined six dancers to ask Charissa Ferguson to marry him. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Video loading. IT'S quite an achievement to be able to bring New York's Times Square to a standstill.

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London Scottish 17 Worcester Warriors 34: Dean Ryan believes play-offs are all …

Warriors saw off a resilient London Scottish side 34-17 at the Athletic Ground to stretch their winning run to 14 games and leapfrog Bristol at the league's summit. But Ryan is well aware that the season will come down to the play-off games in May. He …

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Nearly half of Scottish teens binge drink by age 14

Those aged 13 when first interviewed were asked what their favourite alcohol brand was and while most Polish (86%) and German (66%) named a beer, more than half Scottish and Italian kids named a spirit. The top 10 Scottish brands were: WKD vodka, …

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One square mile…900 years of Scottish history!

From the Mercat Cross in Dunfermline's High Street, walkers will be led through parts of the ancient capital's heritage quarter, which encompasses within its square mile 900 years of Scottish history, on a pilgrimage to the cottage birthplace of the US …

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Scottish theatres should follow Aberdeen with autism-friendly pantos

Scottish theatres should follow Aberdeen with autism-friendly pantos. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) · Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window). Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald …

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Scottish SPCA called to rescue injured parrot.. only to discover it was …

THE Scottish SPCA was called out to rescue an injured parrot in Aberdeen – only to discover it was a Christmas hat. Scotland's animal welfare charity was alerted on Friday after a lady spotted what looked like a parrot lying in the middle of the road …

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Somers: there is an anti-Rangers feeling pervading Scottish football

With the Scottish Football Association issuing notices of complaint to Rangers and Newcastle United owner Ashley for allegedly breaching dual ownership rules, Somers even suggested the "anti-Rangers" sentiments reached the upper levels of the football …

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