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Circular Economy On Show At Scottish Resource Conference 2014

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Sandy Rodger, will deliver keynote speeches across the two-day event, discussing the latest updates from the Scottish Government and its partners, and how Scotland can lead …

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Football – Meekings hails Scottish talent

But both teams have started the season well and go into their meeting in the Highlands on Saturday in the top three of the Scottish Premiership. And Meekings feels United can be proud of the fact they are producing players that big clubs want to sign.

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Johann Lamont resigns as leader of Scottish Labour party

Johann Lamont is to stand down as the leader of the Scottish Labour party. The Glasgow Pollok MSP has represented her constituency since 1999 and has been leader since December 2011. In the weeks after the referendum Lamont said she wanted to lead …

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Scottish labour leader to quit

But colleagues need to realise that the focus of Scottish politics is now Holyrood, not Westminster." MP Anas Sarwar was elected deputy of the Scottish Labour Party at the same time as Ms Lamont became leader. A UK Labour party source said: "She …

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Deila: I want Celtic to be top of the Scottish Premiership by Christmas

Ronny Deila wants Celtic to be top of the Scottish Premiership and through to the knockout stages of the Europa League by Christmas. Ronny Deila wants Celtic to be top of the Scottish Premiership and through to the knockout stages of the Europa League …

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New Scottish pig co-op to take on Brechin plant

Scottish pig producers have formed a new co-op to buy a pig processing plant at Brechin, Angus, from meat wholesalers AP Jess of Paisley. The plant is currently leased to Tulip, which will continue to manage the business for the new owners, Quality …

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont on verge of stepping down

Sources say she has grown weary of internal sniping about her leadership and tired of what is seen as meddling by the UK Labour party in the running of Scottish Labour. Her resignation would leave Labour with a massive headache just six months before …

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Scottish Widows extends initial commission on pension transfers

A Scottish Widows spokesperson says: “While we are not able to continue to pay initial commission on regular premium business for commercial reasons, we have been working to ensure that we can continue to pay initial commission for transfer business up …

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Motorists warned to watch out for deer on roads as clocks turn back

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have lead a project which will place warning messages on signs on trunk roads across Scotland. The warnings will be displayed on the A9, A87, A82, A85 and A835. Sinclair Coghill, SNH deer management officer, said: “From …

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'Weak management' forced NHS board to borrow £2.5m from government

Weak financial management at NHS Highland was partly responsible for a £2.5m shortfall last year, a report has revealed. The health board was forced to borrow £2.5m from the Scottish Government in 2013/14, while NHS Orkney was loaned £1m.

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SCVO backs Scottish regulator's proposal to publish charities' accounts on its …

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has backed a proposal by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator to publish charities' accounts on its website, but says it sees "little benefit" in the proposal that the website should also publish …

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Perth in the Buff returns following St Johnstone's Scottish Cup success

St Johnstone's Scottish Cup triumph has inspired the Perth in the Buff team to score with a new show. And you can bet everything from the Scottish referendum to the Ryder Cup will be fair game for Andy Gray, Ian Grieve, Amanda Beveridge and Charlie …

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Scottish translator shot dead in Brazil bar

A Scottish man has died after being shot in a bar in Brazil, according to reports. The man, named by local media as Jason Richard Stevens, 39, a Scottish translator, was killed in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. It has been reported that one suspect was …

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Ocado Seeks Food and Drink Suppliers for New Scottish Shop

… Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Ocado Seeks Food and Drink Suppliers for New Scottish Shop … Scotland Food & Drink: Access to Markets. Ocado is the world's largest dedicated online …

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Spartans McCulloch's Managerial Milestone

Louise Mason was one of a handful of players and backroom staff to show their gratitude for Debbi McCulloch who took charge of the SWPL side for her 125th competitive match as Manager against Aberdeen in the 4-1 Scottish Cup Semi Final win.

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Weak finance management forced NHS to borrow £2.5m from government

Weak financial management at NHS Highland was partly responsible for a multi-million pound shortfall last year. The health board was forced to borrow £2.5m from the Scottish Government in 2013/14. A newly released audit report highlights that …

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Missing Scottish woman may be in Birmingham

Police in Edinburgh are asking for the public's help to trace a 32-year-old woman who may be in Birmingham. Laura Gorrie has not been seen since October 10, when she said she was visiting ASDA in her home city of Edinburgh. She has gone missing on a …

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival gets under way

The ten-day festival aims to explore what is special about Scotland and its international connections. As well as storytelling, there will be ceilidhs, talks, tours and specially commissioned performances. Sir Walter Scott will also be celebrated in …

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SNP welcome Oban by-election win

The SNP has today welcomed news that Councillor Iain MacLean has won the Oban North and Lorn by-election, the first vote in Scotland since the referendum, showing a huge surge in support for the SNP. The by-election for the Oban North and Lorn ward of …

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Scottish Championship: Hibernian face defensive crisis ahead of Edinburgh …

The 21-year-old fractured his fifth metatarsal in training last Thursday, leaving Hibernian with just four fully fit defenders for Sunday's Edinburgh derby with Hearts in the Scottish Championship. However, there's hope in the Easter Road camp that …

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Scottish classic revived

The 1932 novel is regarded widely as one of the most important Scottish books of the 20th century. Set in the Mearns in north-east Scotland, the main character is Chris Guthrie. Her family is torn apart after her mother murders her twin baby brothers …

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The Highland Line: Lord Minginish's Scottish Land Court appointment proves the …

So it was last week with the announcement by the Judicial Office (JO) that Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC had been installed as the tenth Chairman of the Scottish Land Court following the retirement of Lord McGhie, whose deputy he had been. It means …

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Major Scottish drinks company hit with fines over Moray health and safety …

A major Scottish drinks firm has been fined £18,000 for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray. Diageo Scotland Ltd admitted failing to take suitable and sufficient measures when work was carried out at …

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School of Football providing the perfect learning tool

A total of twenty-seven first and second year pupils at St Machar Academy are being given the opportunity to play football during their school timetable this year. This is thanks to funding by the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities …

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Scottish man shot dead in Brazil trying to negotiate with armed robber in bar

A SCOT was killed in Brazil after trying to reason with a gunman during a robbery. The 39-year-old translator was shot dead after two armed men burst into a bar in the upmarket Interlagos area, near the Formula 1 circuit in Sao Paolo. One stood by the …

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Wolfhounds scent Scottish blood as St Helens' McDonnell leads the charge

Wolfhounds scent Scottish blood as St Helens' McDonnell leads the charge. Ireland have already stunned France in the Euros, can they do the same to Scotland on Saturday?; plus heated debate Down Under; and what's a spare S between friends? Shannon …

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Scottish drink-drive limit to be reduced

Scottish drink-drive limit to be reduced. The change will mean that motorists could be breaking the law if they drink a single pint of beer. Men drinking three pints of beer and women drinking two large glasses of wine per night and who do not cut down …

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Labour's hypocrisy on rail franchise exposed

Writing to Labour's Mark Griffin, Cara Hilton, Cathy Jamieson and Katy Clark, Transport Minister Keith Brown has highlighted the discrepancies in Labour's public pronouncements urging the Scottish Government to allow public sector bidders to compete …

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Paolo Nutini snubbed Celtic player because he had been 'lazy' in Football …

The chart star is a Hoops fan and often attends Celtic Park, writes the Scottish Daily Record. But he admits struggling to control his addiction to the game, in which users manage a team and deal with players. Paolo said: “I was managing Celtic at the …

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Edinburgh butcher launches Scottish Sausage Week

Crombies, which is situated in the city's Broughton Street, have introduced a new flavour of sausages for the occasion. Sage and onion is the new option for customers. In the past sweet chilli dragon and piggy black sausages have been introduced to …

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Scottish man shot in Brazilian bar

A Scottish man has died after being shot in a bar in Brazil, according to reports. The man, named by local media as Jason Richard Stevens, 39, a Scottish translator, was killed in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Local media reported that one suspect was …

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Anthony Stokes strikes twice as Celtic hit five past Ross County

Celtic began this Scottish football weekend as the sixth placed team in the top flight; an unacceptable scenario whatever the extent of Deila's rebuilding job. This was precisely the response Deila had sought; his team attacked with pace and vigour …

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Scottish Widows reverses commission ban for GPP transfers

Scottish Widows has reversed its decision to remove initial commission for group personal pension (GPP) transfers from November this year. In September, the provider announced it would move all initial commission in November, though it had already …

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote, nationalist leader …

EDINBURGH — Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron's pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their … In Brussels, the European Commission said the Scottish vote result was good for […]

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Briton, thought to be Scottish, dies after 'Brazil robbery'

A man, understood to be Scottish, has died in Brazil, reportedly after being shot during a robbery at a bar. The man, said to have been working as a translator, died on Wednesday after the incident in the city of Sao Paulo. Local media said a thief was …

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