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Progress in Euro ties raises mood of Scottish football

The Eredivisie is not amongst the elite European leagues, suffering the same restrictions as Scottish football because television and other commercial deals cannot compete, but the level of the game is reflected in the fact that Holland finished second …

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Scottish independence: Sir Menzies Campbell answers your questions

Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat MP for North East Fife, answered your questions on the Scottish independence referendum. BBC Scotland's Isabel Fraser asked the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, who also sits on Westminster's foreign …

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Farm dyslexia plea

Mr McCreath claimed that Scottish Government officials were 'unsympathetic' to his problem, especially when it came to filling out the complex paperwork issued by the government's Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate. This week, NFU Scotland has …

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Glasgow 2014: Close – but no Commonwealth gold in Kelvingrove as Scottish …

The Scottish crowds were given fresh hope when the home pair won back-to-back ends and forced their way back to 10-10, but the home challenge faded thereafter as Nel and Newcombe took the gold. Follow; TheScottishDailyRecord; @Daily_Record …

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Key themes set for first Scottish Rural Parliament

Rural communities are to get a “stronger voice” in formulating government policy, possibly right up to European level. The key themes for the first Scottish Rural Parliament, to be held in Oban in November, were announced yesterday. The main topics to …

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Scotland Celebrates With Food | News | Speciality Food …

A wide range of Scottish producers will be displaying the best of the country's food at the Scottish Food Village, part of Festival 2014, the games-time cultural strand of the Commonwealth Games celebration now taking place …

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DutchNews.nl – Groningen football fans attack Scots ahead …

The Scottish supporters, led by a bagpipe band, were set upon by a group of Groningen fans, despite having a five-man police escort, the Dagblad van het Noorden newspaper says. Riot police led several charges to drive …

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Scottish independence could cost our economy £8billion and risk thousands of …

Leader Alistair Darling said businesses in Scotland could suffer if they are cut off from the UK's single market by a Yes vote in September's referendum. Research on the so-called "border effect" shows that 247,000 Scottish jobs are dependent on cross …

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VIDEO: 'What's more Scottish than a Scottie?' — dogs steal the show at …

Now it has been revealed Courier country helped to provide some of the Scottie dogs that starred in Wednesday's night's show at Celtic Park. Angus, Maggie, Jinty and Jessie — otherwise known as the “Broughty Scotties” — were four Scottish Terriers …

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Darling: Independence could cost Scotland £8bn and risk jobs

Independence could cost Scotland's economy £8bn and jeopardise thousands of jobs, according to the pro-union Better Together campaign. Leader Alistair Darling said businesses in Scotland could suffer if they are cut off …

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Joanna Lumley backs campaign against Scottish independence

The Absolutely Fabulous star has come out in support of the Auld Acquaintance cairn being created on the England-Scotland border at Gretna. It's being built as part of a push spearheaded by Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart ahead of Scotland going …

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Glasgow 2014: Scottish swim star Dan Wallace goes from peeing on American …

This big, gangly ginger lad gave us Freedom Friday and in doing so became an instant Scottish sporting hero. His name is Wallace. And his cry that followed his unbelievable victory in the 400m individual medley was: FOR FREEDOM! This young Scottish …

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Scottish National Party slams £500k gift to No camp

The SNP has called on Better Together to return a £500,000 donation following reports that donor Ian Taylor's company is in negotiations with a Russian oil firm. Also in this Section. Hammond set for talks on Gaza · Navy commander faces affair claims …

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Scottish Independence: A view from America

With the Scottish independence referendum quickly approaching, and campaigns for both sides well underway, the Commonwealth Games has brought brand Scotland to the world stage. David Speedie, a senior fellow and Ddrector of the US global …

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Holding story – Peterhead Scottish Week

Heavy fog forced the cancellation of a performance by the world famous aerobatic display team The Blades in Peterhead last night. Organisers said they had no option but to call off the display – which was part of the town's Scottish Week – due to poor …

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Victory – 30 new marine reserves for Scotland – The Ecologist

"Having provided the evidence and demonstrated huge public support for protection of important whale, dolphin and porpoise habitat, it's great news that minke whales and Risso's dolphins are included in the Scottish MPA …

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Woman Shot at Orange County Scottish Inn – Time Warner …

Woman Shot at Orange County Scottish Inn. By: TWC News Staff; 07/17/2014 10:31 AM; Text size: + -. TWC News: Woman Shot at Orange County Scottish Inn Play now. Time Warner Cable video customers: Sign in with your TWC ID to access …

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Scottish BBC criticised for 'ludicrous' beauracracy | Deadline …

The BBC – which takes £3.7bn a year from licence fee payers – has been under heavy fire in recent years for its treatment of Scottish news and other programming. But staff at BBC Scotland's imposing glass headquarters next …

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Gary Lineker is not Scottish enough for Glasgow – Daily Star

GARY Lineker is getting abuse north of the border for being an English host of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. (Latest News,gary lineker,presenter,twitter,abuse,trolled,scottish,english,commonwealth games,glasgow)

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Des Clarke: The opening ceremony was a great time to be Scottish with a …

Of course Chris knew what he was doing – he's Scottish. He's an expert in getting taps aff. The biggest cheers on Wednesday night, of course, were reserved for the athletes. The Scotland team came out to a brilliant song – The Shamen's Move Any Mountain.

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Katie Archibald sets new Scottish record

Katie Archibald posted a new Scottish record in the 3000m individual pursuit when she qualified for a bronze medal play-off against Australia's Amy Cure at the Sir Chris Hoy Veldorome this morning. The 20 year-old Milngavie rider, who has dyed her hair …

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Scottish farmers must adopt three-crop rule for 2015

The Scottish Government has finally provided some clarity to farmers over the shape of greening rules under Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) reform. Growers will have to ensure their autumn planting plans incorporate at least three crops to ensure they …

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Glasgow 2014: A quaich guide to the medallists' truly Scottish gifts

But what about the other kind of quaich that's causing a bit of a stir at the medal ceremonies? A special commemorative quaich is being presented to every medal winner, along with their gold, silver or bronze. And the wooden bowls – designed by …

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Safeguards for Scottish sealife

Scottish Wildlife Trust is delighted that the Scottish Government has created 30 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) aimed at safeguarding the most important habitats and species in Scotland's seas. As Scotland's waters make up over 60% of UK seas, this …

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Stuart Bathgate: Scottish sport's finest Thursday

FOR as long as Scottish sport is celebrated, Thursday 24 July will remain a special date in its annals. Within a few short hours, beginning in the early evening, the home team at the XXth Commonwealth Games won ten medals – an unprecedented haul of …

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Standard Life May Be Sorting A Post-Scottish Independence London Base

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MARCH 04: The Standard Life House logo is displayed on March 4, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh based pensions and savings firm Standard Life has announced that it is making contingency plans to move its business …

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Clark wins third Scottish judo gold on night of English domination

Sarah Clark won gold for Scotland in the under 63kg category ©Getty Images Sarah Clark of Scotland provided the only respite from English dominance on the mat here today as Danny Williams, Megan Fletcher and Owen Livesey all won Commonwealth …

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Scotland independence referendum: UK government …

A user-friendly online tool to help people easily find information about the benefits of being part of the UK has been launched today by the UK government.

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Dementia Champions from Scotland's social service …

Eighteen Dementia Champions from social service settings received their graduation certificates from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Convenor Professor James McGoldrick. This year's graduates will join a network of 400 Dementia Champions in Scotland …. SSSC@sssc.uk.com. SSSC news is published by the Scottish Social Services Council, Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4NY. […]

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Nicola Benedetti and a few helpers in surprise flashmob gig at Kelvingrove

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and 70 children surprised passers-by with a performance of 'Loch Lomond' at the Kelvingrove Museum earlier today. Around 70 children aged between eight to 18 years old joined the renowned violinist to work on one of …

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OSCR proposes to publish annual accounts of Scottish charities on its website

The OSCR annual report, published this week, says that although putting these documents online would be problematic, it has asked the Scottish government to consider a change in the law to enable it to happen. One problem could be the fact that the …

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Wool you be there? Scottish company hosts knitting workshops at Games

Scottish knit company Eribé, nominated for a 2014 Scottish Fashion Award as exporter of the Year, is hosting creative hand-knitting workshops over the weekend in the Shed Zone in Glasgow Green. These include urban knitting sessions – a form of street …

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Solidarity through divergence: Leanne Wood's speech on Scottish independence

Scottish people will themselves decide on the 18th of September, the outcome of this national conversation. That outcome is in the hands of the people. It's been argued by some that Scotland's decision to become independent would in some way be an …

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Love note to a Scottish soldier found in World War One kilt

A NOTE to a Scottish soldier heading to the front line in World War I has been found in a kilt made for him by a lovelorn seamstress. Historian Helen Paul, of Southampton University, found the message as she removed packing stitches from the kilt …

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20 funny Scottish pictures that have went viral

And when the image has a Scottish slant, it always seems that little bit funnier. We've searched the internet high and low to find the funniest Scottish pictures that have been doing the rounds on social media. Check out our picture gallery to see our …

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