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Strike forces Scottish museums to close

Strike forces Scottish museums to close. Rebecca Atkinson, 16.04.2014. Industrial action coincides with Easter school holidays. Staff at National Museums Scotland (NMS) went on strike last week over a long-running dispute about weekend pay. The …

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Scottish fact of the week: Calum's Road

Scottish fact of the week: Calum's Road. Roger Hutchinson, author of Calum's Road, on Raasay. Picture: Ian MacNicol. by ADAM TERRIS. Published on the 16 April 2014 15:59. Published 16/04/2014 15:59. Print this. A TWO-MILE stretch of road is probably …

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Help for first-time buyers fuels house price boom | UK …

SCOTLAND's homeowners have seen the value of their properties increase by £465 per month over the past year after a surge in demand from first-time buyers.

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Scottish swimmers and divers announced for Glasgow 2014

… for the Commonwealth Games. A squad of 38 swimmers and two divers have been announced by Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with Scottish Swimming to represent the nation at Glasgow 2014. Read the full article on STV via STV.

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Scottish government contractual disputes to be resolved through Scottish …

Legal Affairs Minister Roseanna Cunningham said that a new clause providing for disputes to go to arbitration would be included in contracts going forward, with the Edinburgh-based Scottish Arbitration Centre named as appointing body when required.

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Begbies Traynor: rising problems in Scottish businesses have cast doubt over …

"As more Scottish businesses continue to underperform compared to their peers south of the border, this worrying trend will only add to the growing uncertainty over the country's economic stability ahead of the upcoming referendum for independence in …

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Scottish fish and shellfish catch value drops by 8%

The value of fish and shellfish landed by Scottish boats dropped by 8% last year to £429m, according to new figures from Scotland's chief statistician. However, the quantity of fish landed remained stable with 366,400 tonnes landed by Scottish vessels.

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Scottish Widows to implement charge cap early ahead of 'comprehensive' review

Scottish Widows plans to implement the 0.75 per cent auto-enrolment charge cap for new members this month ahead of a “comprehensive review” of the provider's existing book of business. Last month, pensions minister Steve Webb confirmed plans to …

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The Fans' Choice: pick your Scottish football team of the year

Once you've made your decisions, you can share your selection via FaceBook and Twitter and see what your fellow fans think. We'll then aggregate the responses and announce soon who our readers believe make up the Scottish football team of the year.

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Scottish grassroots MMA in safe hands with SFC

With Robert Whiteford having picked up the first ever win for a Scottish fighter in the UFC, and Joanne Calderwood heavily fancied as a real contender on the upcoming 20th edition of the UFC's reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter, our elite MMA stars …

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Scottish Independence 'Nightmare' For Energy Firms, Warns Industry Chief

Scottish independence could be a "bit of a nightmare" for the energy industry that could see companies forced to pass on the costs of the extra regulation needed to the consumer, the head of the energy sector's trade body has warned. In an interview …

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Scottish independence: Female Yes vote about 'practicalities'

Angela Constance MSP, who had been promoted to the cabinet of the Scottish government by First Minister Alex Salmond on Saturday, spoke of the issues women face: "I think it's often about the practicalities of life. "Irrespective of whether you're a …

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Jackie McNamara Scottish Cup final ban threat branded 'ridiculous'

Dundee United coach Darren Jackson insists it would be “ridiculous” if manager Jackie McNamara was denied the chance to lead the team out for the William Hill Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone on May 17. The Tangerines boss was able to take his …

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Colourist paintings included in £900000 auction haul

Paintings by Scottish artists including each of the four Scottish Colourists have changed hands for more than £900,000 at an auction in Edinburgh. Work by the renowned post-impressionist group went under the hammer alongside other Scottish items …

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United legend Frank Kopel dies

In a statement on their website, the Scottish Cup finalists said: "Everyone associated with Dundee United will be saddened to hear that Frank Kopel has lost his brave battle against his cruel illness. "Frank was the first signing made by manager Jim …

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Pair will face off for Scottish Cup

A Burnside or King's Park man will get their hands on the Scottish Cup next month. King's Park man Brian Easton was part of the St Johnstone side that shocked Aberdeen on Sunday with a 2-1 victory to reach their first ever Scottish Cup final. And in …

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Spiers on Sport: my Scottish team of the year

Wright has taken St Johnstone to their first-ever Scottish Cup final, steered his club to a very comfortable top-six place, contested a League Cup semi-final, and also seen off Rosenborg in Europe. All this, plus he had the handicap of a dodgy gall …

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Scottish Conservatives call for 'radical' education reform

The Scottish Conservatives have said radical changes are needed to Scottish schools to help youngsters from poorer families get to university. Figures released by them show a gap between the number of children from the richest and poorest families …

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Scottish independence: Johann Lamont appeals to unions not to split over …

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has urged trade unions not to split along referendum lines and risk losing sight of common aims. Addressing Scottish TUC in Dundee, Ms Lamont said she respected both sides of the referendum debate. But differences …

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Scottish GDP growth hampered by refinery strike in late 2013

Economic prosperity is a key battleground ahead of a September 18 referendum on Scottish independence, with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond arguing a "yes" vote would free his nation from decades of economic mismanagement. Scotland's …

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RGU: SPORT Scholars target Scotland's Commonwealth …

News. Share … RGU: SPORT Scholars Rebecca Bee, Andrew McGovern and Siobhan Cowie are targeting places on Team Scotland when the final team for Glasgow 2014 is announced in June. Each athlete needs to meet …

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'Threads out of the rope': Navy diminished by Scottish independence

The British navy would be diminished by a vote for Scottish independence, the first sea lord has said in a rare political intervention. Admiral Sir George Zambellas warned that Britain's ability to defend itself would be damaged by a split north of the …

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Scottish football: Dundee United legend Frank Kopel dies aged 65

In a statement on their website, the Scottish Cup finalists said: "Everyone associated with Dundee United will be saddened to hear that Frank Kopel has lost his brave battle against his cruel illness. "Frank was the first signing made by manager Jim …

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Reaction from hat-trick hero Jane Ross – Scottish Football …

Bilino Polje, Zenica M Kulis, 18; J Ross, 62, 74, 86. Jane Ross speaks exclusively from pitch-side after her second-half hat-trick sealed Scotland's sixth consecutive win in the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying campaign.

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My kitchen ceiling was flooded after an annual boiler service by Scottish …

A Scottish Power engineer came to my house for the boiler's annual service, during which he drained the pipes from the airing cupboard, leading to the shower. On turning the water back on, the sudden increase in pressure ruptured a joint and water …

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Scottish Cabinet in Stornoway: Sturgeon marks the start of work on Stornoway …

Following today's Cabinet meeting in Stornoway, the Deputy First Minister will visit the site at Melbost Farm, where she will announce the start of construction work that has been part-funded through a £1.8 million grant from the Scottish Government.

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Scottish Labour joins SNP in APD promise

The promise, made during a Scottish Passenger Agents' Association debate on independence on Tuesday, came after the SNP repeated its intention to halve APD in the first year of independence, and abolish it within the first few years if it wins the Yes …

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Essay: coming out for Scottish independence

Scottish Greens also support independence. As the party says: “Bringing political and economic structures and decision-making closer to the Scottish people is a core Green principal and ambition.” But it's one thing going along with the party line …

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Scottish Independence 'Nightmare' For Energy Firms, Warns Industry Chief

Scottish independence could be a "bit of a nightmare" for the energy industry that could see companies forced to pass on the costs of the extra regulation needed to the consumer, the head of the energy sector's trade body has warned. In an interview …

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Growth in Scottish economy slows

The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013 compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK, according to official figures. Events at the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, which was shut down in October during an industrial dispute, was …

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ONS data: Scottish unemployment rises by 3000

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said: "It is encouraging to see 16,000 more Scots move into work and the number claiming Job Seeker's Allowance fall for the 17th straight month. "There are now 68,000 more people in work and around 32,000 fewer …

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What the papers say … BBC Scotland will repeat

Newspaper sales in Scotland are tumbling. The Daily Record, Scottish Sun, the Scotsman and Herald are all suffering as readers move to the internet in their droves. The new web based medium is fast replacing newsprint as …

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Fresh thinking required to revitalise high streets, says Scottish Town Centres …

The number of void units fell in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen over the past five years, leaving Dundee as the only major Scottish city where the number of boarded-up units has increased. GVA James Barr's fifth annual Scottish Town Centres report …

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Cup heartbreak won't wreck our Scottish Premiership run-in says Aberdeen …

ABERDEEN defender Andrew Considine insists Scottish Cup semi-final heartache will not be allowed to wreck the Dons' Premiership run-in. Derek McInnes's men had their sights set on a glorious cup double having already bagged the League Cup trophy …

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Pedal on Parliament: the stakes are high ahead of Scottish referendum

In 2012, we organised the first Pedal on Parliament (PoP), a mass bike ride where 4,000 people called on the Scottish parliament for a cycle-friendly Scotland. What we thought would be a one-off event is now scheduled again for 26 April 2014. Much has …

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