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Scottish couple on global mission to save otter

While road-kill is the key threat to Scottish otters, illegal poaching is decimating populations across Asia. Otter pelts are highly valued by the fur trade and form an integral part of the Tibetan national costume, while body parts are traded for use …

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Swinney vows: Scottish budget will protect NHS and education from Westminster …

It also contains the first Scottish tax rates in over 300 years, with the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, which replaces stamp duty, and the Scottish Landfill Tax. Swinney said: "Our budget proposals will continue our strong commitment to …

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'Limbs in the Loch' killer leaves Scottish taxpayer facing £42k bill over FoI …

Beggs, who decapitated and dismembered his victim, has challenged several decisions by the Scottish Information Commissioner but is not liable for the watchdog's costs as he is on legal aid. Tory MSP John Lamont last night said it was "outrageous waste …

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Scottish Government spending plans will 'protect public services'

The Scottish Government's spending plans for the year ahead will protect public services such as the NHS and education, the Finance Secretary has said ahead of the Budget vote this week. John Swinney said the proposals focus on "tackling inequality, …

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Scottish League Cup: McInnes laments below-par Aberdeen show

Too many Aberdeen players did not play at their best in the Scottish League Cup 2-1 semi-final defeat by Dundee United, Dons boss Derek McInnes claims. The cup holders took a second-half lead through Donervon Daniels on his debut but were knocked …

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Rural Scottish cinemas get Hollywood treatment

He said: “Ratho cinema had shut in 2009, despite having received a lot of Scottish Arts Council funding. It failed originally because it could only show one or two films a week on 35mm film. “With satellite, we can now download films directly to Thurso …

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Scottish Premiership: Inverness boss John Hughes felt his side should have had …

Scottish Premiership: Inverness boss John Hughes felt his side should have had a spot-kick against Ross County. Last Updated: 31/01/15 7:01pm. 0. John Hughes was disappointed not to win but paid tribute to Ross County. Inverness boss John Hughes was …

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Scottish League Cup semi-final RECAP: Dundee United v Aberdeen

DUNDEE UNITED take on Aberdeen in this weekend's opening QTS Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden. This is a meeting of two of the best sides in the Scottish Premiership and, with both sides unbeaten in their last five matches, this tie is almost …

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Scottish roundup: Ross County gifted a point by Gary Warren's blunder

In the Championship, former Hearts striker Christian Nadé struck an injury-time equaliser for Raith Rovers in the 1-1 draw at Hibernian. Jason Cummings, the Scottish Championship's top scorer, had the first shot on goal, from 25 yards, but his effort …

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Match report: Bedford Blues 12 London Scottish 29 – undisciplined display …

An undisciplined performance from the Bedford Blues led to their second straight Championship defeat as they lost out to London Scottish in one of their more frustrating afternoons of the season. The Blues repeatedly got on the wrong side of the …

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Scottish Premiership review: Three 1-1 draws in Saturday's action

Ross County dug out what could be a precious point when a Gary Warren own goal handed the Scottish Premiership basement side a 1-1 derby draw in Inverness. The lifeline keeps them six points behind Motherwell, with Caley Thistle remaining third, level …

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Scottish Championship roundup: Hibernian held by last minute equaliser

Hibernian missed the chance to leapfrog Rangers into second place in the Scottish Championship as Christian Nade's last minute equaliser rescued a 1-1 draw for Raith Rovers at Easter Road this afternoon. Martin Boyle's goal a minute into the second …

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Scottish League One roundup: Stranraer leave it late but stay top

Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Scottish League One where Stranraer stay top thanks to a late winner against Stirling Albion. By Joe Sharratt, Reporter Filed: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 17:01 UK. Last Updated: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at …

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Westminster "out of kilter" with Scotland on EU

A report showing growing Scottish support for staying in Europe highlights the need to ensure Scotland cannot be dragged out of the EU against its will, the SNP has said today. The report – published by Chatham House and based on polling by YouGov …

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Scottish League Cup semi-final LIVE: Dundee United v Aberdeen

DUNDEE UNITED take on Aberdeen in this weekend's opening QTS Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden. This is a meeting of two of the best sides in the Scottish Premiership and, with both sides unbeaten in their last five matches, this tie is almost …

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Photographer David Eustace on his new Scottish show

Eustace is big on things coming full circle, and so it is that he finds himself back in Edinburgh, where he was born and where he trained, for an exhibition, David Eustace at the Scottish Gallery in Dundas Street. His first major show in Scotland for …

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10 Scottish motor racing great

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Hamilton ace Kirsty Gilmour aims for fourth successive Scottish National crown

BADMINTONscotland chief executive Anne Smillie said: “This is a great opportunity for Scottish badminton fans to see our exciting stars of the future take on the established senior players, not to mention a chance to see if some of the champions of …

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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Old Firm fans are being urged by Rangers supporters to come together during Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final to honour a terminally ill teenager by chanting "There's only one Jak Trueman" in the 20th minute of the match at Hampden. (Daily Record).

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Clark Thomson expands with seven-figure deal for Willis Group's Scottish …

Perth-based Clark Thomson Insurance Broker (CTIB) reached its operational milestone last week before it signed off on an agreement, the exact value of which has not been disclosed, to purchase Willis Group's Scottish commercial insurance business unit.

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David Goodwillie: Last time I was at Hampden I lifted the Scottish Cup with …

Goodwillie rates his Scottish Cup win as the highlight of his career but repeating the success at Pittodrie would match it. He said: “It would be brilliant to win the League Cup. All the players who won it last season have been speaking about it. “The …

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Old Firm clash to reach one of Scottish footballs biggest worldwide audiences

While many of the nations provide SPFL football highlights on a regular basis, it will be a first screening for the Scottish game this season in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

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Cameras could be allowed in Scottish courts

Some court cases could be shown live on television under proposals put forward by Scotland's judges. Their report has recommended sentencing statements by judges and sheriffs could be shown. The review group, chaired by Lady Dorrian, also backed the …

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Preocanin back to add weight to London Scottish

London Scottish: Peter Lydon; Matt Williams, Matt Hawke, Connor Braid, Miles Mantella; Dan Newton, Jamie Stevenson; James Hallam, Adam Kwasnicki, Max Maidment, Josh Thomas Brown, Adam Preocanin, James Phillips, Chevvy Pennycook, Mark Bright …

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Scottish marine life: Seals, dolphins, whales and sharks.. you can see them …

The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is a great place for spotting the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins, as well as other marine sealife. Aberdeen harbour is another area where the chance to catch sight of these marine mammals is high, particularly …

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Scottish government drops tougher A&E waiting target

The Scottish government has abandoned plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland can reveal. Currently, emergency departments have to treat 95% of patients within four hours – a target never met. This was a …

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Scottish marine policy 'not fit for purpose', say MSPs

Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs have said. Holyrood's environment committee said it was "deeply disappointed" with the national marine plan – which has …

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Suspicion and surveillance have no place in Scottish universities

The Church of Scotland described the legislation as "ill-advised" and joined students who said they feared it would introduce suspicion and surveillance to university campuses in calling on the Scottish Government to mitigate any potential impact on …

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Gordon Brown: Scottish Labour's secret weapon in general election

Sources said he was keen to see Mr Miliband, who worked for him for a decade, succeed, as well as new Scottish Labour leader jJm Murphy. But it is thought that the ex-Labour leader, who is standing down as MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, will only be …

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Cheshire East Council raps Scottish Power over Nantwich roadworks disruption

Scottish Power has suspended works on London Road in Nantwich after complaints about traffic control and parked vehicles. The works began this week as part of a £3.9 million project by SP Energy Networks to upgrade supplies to Nantwich and Stapeley.

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Brother of Scottish IS beheading victim: I'll never forget look of horror on …

The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines said he is haunted by the look on his face in video released by Islamic State (IS) militants. The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines said he is haunted by the look on his face in video released …

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John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial: Hargam on trial at Musselburgh

Views from connections ahead of Sunday's John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial, featuring the promising Hargam. Connections of Hargam feel the expected better ground at Musselburgh on Sunday will see the four-year-old in his best light when he …

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Tesco to close four Scottish stores as part of wider 43-store closure plan

Supermarket giant Tesco is to close a superstore in Kirkcaldy, a Homeplus in Edinburgh, Express outlet in Troon and a Metro store in Grangemouth as part of a wider 43 store closure plan. The move will see a total of 2,000 jobs go across the UK, with …

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Scottish Government to undertake major review of night and weekend GP …

Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport. THE Scottish Government have announced a major review of out-of-hours NHS care. Health Secretary Shona Robison said as well as looking at how to improve the service at night and over …

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Letter: John Hibbs's fight against Scottish railway closure

John Hibbs was best known in Scotland for the Transport in the Borders report he produced for David Steel, then Liberal MP for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles, in late 1968. It represented a last-ditch attempt to salvage something from the impending …

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