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25 funny Scottish Christmas cracker jokes guaranteed to give you the giggles

EVERYONE loves the silly little jokes that fall out of our crackers – but the Scottish gags are even funnier. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. VIEW GALLERY. CHRISTMAS crackers WITHOUT a joke in them? Bah, humbug! Christmas crackers just don't cut the …

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When Scottish football played on Christmas day

Then when the Yuletide games stopped in England in the late 1950s – with Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers in 1965 appearing out of nowhere like some freak snow flurry before the custom disappeared, probably for good – Scottish football continued to let …

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Scottish Jobs Held Hostage by Risk and Uncertainty

Scotland risks losing highly-skilled, highly-paid jobs to London despite having decided to remain part of the United Kingdom. The continuing uncertainty over Scottish independence, warns a study into the financial sector, may force large firms to move …

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Wife keeps weight loss secret to surprise Scottish sailor returning home after …

MICHELLE Dalgleish dropped from a size 16 to a 10 as a surprise for her navy commander husband. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Michelle Dalgleish. Surprise slimmer: Michelle Dalgleish lost four stone over the six months her husband was away. A NAVY …

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Scottish government hits back at CAP criticism

However, a Scottish government spokeswoman insisted there had been transparency throughout the CAP reform process and government had worked closely with NFUS to take account of industry views. “The message we have been given throughout this …

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Sturgeon 'unprepared for oil crisis'

Of course the UK Government should respond, and quickly, but the Scottish Government has to work with unions and the industry to find ways to maintain employment levels right now. "Surely we cannot have a First Minister so unprepared, so unsighted on …

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Jim Murphy: 'The SNP know they're up against someone who isn't crap'

Since his victory in the Scottish Labour leadership election last Saturday, his timetable has been carefully choreographed, with speeches, events and photo opportunities almost daily, exhibiting an organisational heft and dynamism that the party has …

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Mysterious 'Ice Pancakes' Form on Scottish River

A biologist in the U.K. was surprised to come upon strange-looking ice formations the size of dinner plates floating on the River Dee in Scotland. River Dee Trust biologist Jamie Urquhart came across the "ice pancakes" and photographed them at Lummels …

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London Scottish v Worcester: Selection becoming tough – Ryan

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan says their excellent form has made team selection a real challenge ahead of Saturday's trip to London Scottish. Warriors have won 13 matches in a row in all competitions and a 14th would take them top of …

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TripAdvisor critics remain beyond Scottish courts

She said: "Nothing in the respondents' (TripAdviisor) terms and conditions suggests that the respondents have undertaken to be bound by the orders issued by a Scottish court." Tripadvisor claimed that the couple registered with their website in June …

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Oil price fall poses challenge for North Sea industry – and Scottish nationalists

If there is one thing guaranteed to punch a hole in the Scottish economy it is a plunging oil price. Since the summer the wholesale value of Brent crude, the key North Sea price used as a global benchmark, has nearly halved from last year's average of …

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RPGTV getting behind 2015 Scottish Derby

Won this year in thrilling style by Carol Weatherall's Holdem Spy, the Scottish Derby is one of nine Category One competitions for the first half of next year confirmed by the GBGB with the first being the Ladbrokes Golden Jacket at Crayford which has …

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Scottish Premiership – Celtic manager Ronny Deila unhappy with Tonev treatment

The report revealed Aberdeen defender Shay Logan had accused Tonev of calling him a "black c***" during a Scottish Premiership match on September 13 and the panel found the on-loan Aston Villa winger guilty after describing the Dons player as an …

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Monster hailstones battered Scottish island Isle of Lewis

Huge hailstones battered a remote village on a Scottish island with such force they smashed through a car windscreen. Chunks of ice the size of pound coins rained down on the the village of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in a freak winter storm last night …

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Peace restored at Holstein Club

Peace restored at Holstein Club. IT IS the season of peace and goodwill – and that was the order of the day at an emergency meeting of the Scottish Holstein Club in Hamilton this week, writes Douglas MacSkimming.

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Scottish marketing 2015 Star awards launches

Previous winners include Martin Reynolds from Glasgow 2014, Hunter Boots, The Scottish Government and 4cDesign. Entrants to this year's awards will have the opportunity to learn from these past winners at two Inspiring Minds Star Awards Showcases later …

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Council presses Scottish Government to help fund £40 million road changes key …

They want the Scottish Government to pay for the work, arguing that trunk road improvements are not the responsibility of local authorities. Councillor Mac Roberts, leader of the region's Conservative group, said: “The council appears to be the poor …

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The Highland Line: why a third Scottish National Park would be a fitting …

As we approach the centenary of the death of the Scots born champion of the great outdoors John Muir, the Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) and The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) called on the Scottish Government to …

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Saints' Scottish Cup final DVD sales pass the 1000 mark as Tommy Wright …

It was a weekend St Johnstone supporters will never forget and many will be living it all over again on Christmas Day. Already more than 1000 of the club's Scottish Cup final DVDs have been snapped up. Business was brisk yesterday at McDiarmid Park but …

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Perth's successful season in the pool ended in style at the Scottish Gas …

Perth swim star Stephen Milne capped off a year to remember by clinching two national titles. Milne glided through the water of Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool to win the 400m and 1500m freestyle at the Scottish Gas National Short Course …

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ticciati review – uninhibited Tetzlaff tackles …

Playing with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) and conductor Robin Ticciati, he threw himself into the concerto's tumult and made its kinks sound essential. The solo lines are often too low to disentangle from the chunky ensemble textures (Hindemith …

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Scottish Government hits back in council budget row

The council y voted on Wednesday to fight more than £17million of budget cuts proposals — including closing schools and libraries, cutting free school milk and axing more than 160 council jobs — by asking the Scottish Government for a three per cent …

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Scottish retailers eye festive shopper rush

"Many Scottish retailers will be hoping for a strong finish to their festive sales season while consumers will be searching for that perfect gifting bargain. "Some of the sales uplift seen by retailers that weekend will have been the result of …

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New ruling on obesity will impact on Scottish business

Scottish business will be seeking guidance in how to interpret the European Court ruling that companies must not discriminate on the grounds of obesity in the workplace. European Court of Justice. The case stems from Mr Karsten Kaltoft, a clinically …

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Joan McAlpine: Even Jim Murphy can't shake off the Scottish Labour cringe

Jim Murphy intends to force Scottish Labour to be – sharp intake of breath – more proud of SCOTLAND. But if you are called “Scottish Labour” why do you need reminding of (what should be) your core purpose? Why do you need to be forced to put your own …

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Scottish FA Charge Dundee United's Paul Paton For Spitting On Opponent …

The Scottish FA have confirmed that Dundee United's Paul Paton will be unable to appeal his two-match ban for spitting at Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes despite both players involved openly stating that the incident never actually occurred. The non-incident …

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Scotland fans take part in Christmas Truce tournament

A group of Scottish football fans, including former Scotland Homeless World Cup players, are travelling to Belgium to play in a unique football tournament to commemorate the 'Christmas Truce' football match played during the First World War 100 years ago.

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NVZ restrictions to be lifted on 2200 Scottish farms

More than 2,200 Scottish farms are to be freed from nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) restrictions from 2 February 2015. The Scottish government has announced that the boundaries of Scotland's four existing NVZs – Moray/Aberdeenshire/Banff and Buchan, …

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Report raises concerns about armed forces visits to Scottish schools

A new report published today (19 December 2014) shows that the armed forces visited four fifths (83 per cent) of state secondary schools within a two year period, between 2010-2012. The report argues that the purpose of many of the visits is related to …

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Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen v Kilmarnock team news

Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen v Kilmarnock team news. Last Updated: 19/12/14 11:52am. 0. Barry Robson: The veteran midfielder is available for the Dons this weekend. Barry Robson has recovered from injury and is available for Aberdeen's Scottish …

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Scottish hotel revenues soar

Revenue in hotels in Edinburgh and Glasgow soared during September according to the latest report by accountants and business advisers, BDO LLP. The firm's monthly hotel survey found that year-on-year revenue (the industry term is rooms yield) rose …

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Scottish chip shop serves deep-fried yule logs and Christmas pudding

We serve each pudding with Scottish cream. They make everything very tasty.' Reivers Fish Bar previously gained a reputation on account of its deep-fried Oreo cookies, which are available throughout the year, and special battered Cadbury's Creme Eggs …

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Scottish League Cup finds sponsor for final stages

It is thought to be worth in the region of £100,000 to the organiser, the Scottish Professional Football League. SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "We have been in the market for a presenting partner for the Scottish League Cup and interest was …

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Coach CPD Days for 2015 – Scottish Orienteering

Category: News … SC334748), National Orienteering Centre. Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, PH22 1QU. The Scottish Orienteering Association is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC043563.

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Scottish Student Debt Soars, Trust Deed Scotland Reports

Trust Deed Scotland can provide Scottish students who are struggling with debt a comprehensive debt advisory service. In order to prevent students slipping into unmanageable debt from an early age, using a debt advisory service could help tackle …

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