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Scottish League Cup: Rival bosses seek solace at Victoria Park

Pessimism has already settled as the current mood of both clubs, so there will at least be empathy between them when they meet in the Scottish League Cup, although one must ultimately prevail. Upheaval has characterised their campaigns so far. County …

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Tulloch disappointed at 'no' vote on Scottish independence

Fund manager Angus Tulloch has expressed disappointment at the 'no' result of the Scottish independence vote, but said he was delighted by the size of the turnout and was glad the vote had taken place. 'I am a little bit disappointed,' he said …

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Alex Salmond warns Scotland could declare independence WITHOUT a …

Defeated SNP leader Alex Salmond this morning accused Westminster of 'tricking' Scottish voters into rejecting separation – and suggested the country could declare independence without a referendum. He said the No campaign's last minute promise of …

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Bishops praise Alex Salmond as a 'wonderful champion for …

Latest News … The letter, signed by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, president of the bishops' conference, added: “With good reason, you have been described as one of the most able and influential political leaders that Scotland and the United Kingdom has ever produced.” “The bishops are especially grateful for your recognition of the important […]

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Scottish independence: Polling guru John Curtice unwittingly helped £900000 …

The anonymous punter who staked £900,000 on a No vote in the Scottish referendum based his decision on data compiled by The Independent's polling guru John Curtice, it has emerged. The sheer amount of data put online by analysts including Professor …

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Perthshire events contribute to record six months for Scottish tourism

The success of events held in Perthshire has contributed to a record six months for Scottish tourism. National tourism agency VisitScotland has seen hundreds of thousands of people from the UK and overseas visit the country to enjoy its offering during …

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Ed Balls: Labour won't vote for rushed solution to Scottish question

Ed Balls: Labour won't vote for rushed solution to Scottish question. Monday 22 September 2014. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said Labour would not vote for a "rushed" constitutional settlement that "would not work" in the wake of the Scottish referendum.

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Justice Secretary Grayling tells Scots MPs: Get off my lawn

During the Scottish referendum, the leaders of all three main Westminster parties promised to give the Edinburgh parliament new powers to set tax rates, welfare payments and borrowing levels if Scotland voted No to independence. On Friday, after the …

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Thousands join pro-independence SNP, Greens and SSP …

Pro-independence political parties in Scotland have seen their numbers swell following the referendum, figures have shown. Thousands of people have signed up to the SNP, Scottish Greens and Scottish Socialist Party …

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Scottish Borders electric car message hits the road

A series of events highlighting the benefits of electric vehicles is under way in the Scottish Borders. The region currently has five rapid charging points available in Coldstream, Eyemouth, Hawick, Newtown St Boswells and Peebles. Visitors to the …

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Scottish infrastructure hiatus highlights role of foreign investment

In the run-up to the Scottish referendum on independence, commentators often said how closely the vote was being watched in Spain (because of the separatist Catalan movement) and Italy (for similar reasons). The scrutiny of the poll by foreign …

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William Hague throws down gauntlet to Labour over Scottish MPs' voting rights

William Hague warned on Monday that the Tories were prepared to take the fight to Labour at next year's general election on restricting the voting rights of Scottish MPs if no agreement was reached by January on a new UK constitutional settlement.

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Scottish Independence: Reflections on a historic campaign …

Compounding this was the news that the leader of the Scottish National Party and Yes campaign, Alex Salmond, had decided to resign as leader of the party he had led for two decades. In that time, he had succeeded in …

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Gordon Brown urges voters to reject Scottish independence …

Gordon Brown rallies no supporters on in Glasgow on Wednesday in an impassioned plea to the Scottish people to remain in the union. … 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights …

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Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount

Mary Pitcaithly, chief counting officer in the Scottish independence referendum Mary Pitcaithly, chief counting officer in the Scottish referendum, said she was satisfied that all counts were conducted properly. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

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Labour conference: Ban Scottish MPs on English votes?

Labour has the most to lose if Scottish MPs are prevented from voting on English-only issues in the Commons as it would lose more votes than all the other parties combined. Daily Politics reporter Adam Fleming took the mood box – an unscientific test …

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Scottish referendum: Vote count was 'properly conducted' says counting officer

The chief counting officer has defended the conduct of the Scottish referendum after allegations of vote rigging. More than 70,000 people have signed an online petition demanding "a revote counted by impartial international parties". In a statement …

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Scottish referendum was "near death experience" for Westminster

The Scottish referendum should act as a wake up call to Westminster politicians that “you ignore the hopes of working people at your political peril”, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey told Labour MPs today. Opening with a quote from Russian …

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Scottish Sea Farms Ltd reports 'record' year as salmon exports soar

Salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms Ltd has reported record £130.8 million turnover for the 2013 year to December 31 as the value of exports increased by £21.6 million year on year. Pre-tax profits also rose by more than 370 per cent to £22.19 million …

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'Why I bet £900k on the Scottish referendum'

An anonymous man bet £900,000 on a "No" vote in the Scottish independence referendum. He won. Here he talks through his thought process. This was not a reckless gamble. Losing this money would have seriously hurt. But I wouldn't have lost my house …

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Pro-independence Scots launch new '45%' campaign — RT …

Thousands of pro-independence activists, determined to continue their fight for Scottish statehood, have launched a new campaign called 'the 45 percent', despite losing Thursday's referendum. … Keep up with the news by installing RT's extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you. Version […]

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Scottish independence: Leaders at war over powers

The Prime Minister will today host a summit at his country residence, Chequers, to discuss his devolution plans with senior Tories, including some of the loudest critics of his decision to sign up to further Scottish devolution. It is seen as a bid to …

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'Vote rigging' online petition over Scottish referendum reaches 80000 signatures

In the wake of the defeat for the pro-independence side in the Scottish referendum some Yes campaigners have taken to social media suggesting that the result may have been manipulated to ensure a No victory. Video clips from the TV coverage of Thursday …

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What other democracies can learn…

The tumultuous last few weeks in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum have shone a harsh and revealing light on the short falls of mainstream Scottish media. The Drum took to the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh during the run-up to this …

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The Scottish Church showed little statesmanship or common sense during the …

A few hours after the final result of the Scottish referendum was announced, I visited the cemetery at Cille Bharra on the Outer Hebridean island of Barra. It's the burial place of Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972). I wondered what this versatile …

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Salmond accuses No campaign of tricking voters over more …

The three leaders of the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal democrat parties have committed themselves to a timetable to deliver more powers for Scotland, but the SNP say they have missed their first deadline for a parliamentary motion. … Speaking to STV News at his home in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Mr Salmond said: "I suppose I feel […]

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Scottish leader resigns after voters reject independence …

Scots would be “incandescent” if they saw London politicians dragging their feet on their promises, he said. “There are 1.6 million people who made a choice for independence,” he told a news conference. “I think the 1.6 …

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Scottish independence referendum: the result in three maps

Scottish independence referendum: the result in three maps. Last week Scotland said no to independence by 55.3% to 44.7%. Here is a look at the result in three maps. Share · Tweet this. Email. George Arnett · theguardian.com, Monday 22 September 2014 …

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Scottish independence: Labour to look at Yes voters

LABOUR is to reach out to supporters who voted for independence in last week's referendum, shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran will announce. While there were only four local authorities where the Yes campaign won a majority, three of them were …

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Scottish referendum: How first vote went for 16/17-year-olds

How did it go for the 16 and 17-year-olds who were allowed to vote for the first time ever in the UK? According to organisers a record 3.6 million turned out to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. More than 100,000 of the total were 16 to …

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Scottish MPs 'are underworked and overpaid'

With more powers being offered to Scotland, a handful of Tories want the discrepancy in workload between Scottish and English MPs to be reflected in their pay packets. There have also been demands to reduce the number of MPs that Scotland sends to …

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Monday's Scottish gossip

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says the team needs a new leader after drawing 1-1 at home with Motherwell in the SPFL. (Scottish Sun). Paul Hartley refused to comment over his future following Dundee's 4-1 defeat by rivals Dundee United, despite being …

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Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex …

He said if the Scottish Parliament was given more powers until “you have a situation where you're independent in all but name … “then presumably, you declare yourself to be independent”. “Many countries have proceeded through that route,” he said in …

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Pro-Russian Separatist Hints Scottish Referendum Results …

A representative of Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic expressed skepticism about the fairness of the Scottish independence referendum Friday, saying the results may have been falsified. … Also in News. Minister: Russia Not Planning Retaliation to Western Sanctions Russian Strategic Bombers Approached U.S. Borders One-Fifth of Russia's Oil Production Is at Risk Due to Sanctions […]

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Was Scottish Vote Rigging Caught On Tape? | Zero Hedge

Given the pre-vote polls and 300 years of historical resentment, many were somewhat surprised at the overwhelming "No" vote in last night's Scottish Independence referendum. … RanSquawk News; The Fly On The Wall.

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