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First Milk pledges to invest in Scottish creamery

First Milk has confirmed it will make the £6m investment required to upgrade Scotland's Campbeltown Creamery, but will give no guarantee when the bulk of the capital will be spent. Giving evidence to the Scottish parliament's Rural Affairs Committee's …

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Loch Ness monster to star in new Scottish tourism campaign …

… Danny Alexander announced today. Plans with national tourism agency, VisitBritain, will be unveiled to further boost inbound tourism, spend and jobs across an area of Scotland already witnessing record visitor numbers.

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Ed Miliband gives Scottish Labour full backing to make own decisions

Acknowledging the important impact that Scottish voters will have on the general election, Miliband denied that his own unpopularity with the electorate was a cause for concern, insisting that Jim Murphy had “a plan to show that Labour is back on the …

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Scots stars set to give terrifying twist to tale of Tam o' Shanter

The Scottish star, 35, is a front-runner for the title role of the famous Robert Burns tale about a drunken farmer and his horse Meg, who loses her tail as they are chased by witches and warlocks. It is being given a modern twist as a horror-thriller with an all-star cast …. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. […]

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Blow for cheap energy dream as Scotland puts fracking on …

THE Scottish Government was last night accused of derailing a cheap energy jobs boom as it blocked fracking across the country. … Home · News · UK; Blow for cheap energy dream as Scotland puts fracking on hold …

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Independent broker to buy Willis’ Scottish SME unit

Scottish broker Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers (CTIB) has struck a deal to buy Willis' Scotland-based commercial business unit, the global broker said today (29 January). As part of the deal, CTIB also agreed to join the Willis Commercial Network (WCN …

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Ed Miliband promises Scotland home rule bill if Labour win the election

In his first visit to Scotland since Jim Murphy was elected Scottish Labour leader, Miliband will also promise to immediately devolve control over the work programme jobs scheme to Holyrood if elected, a move which Labour still hopes to fast-track …

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Scottish Salmon Sales Soar – Scotland.org

Last year proved to be a bumper year for Scottish salmon, with total worldwide sales set to significantly surpass the previous year's record-breaking yield of £571m. Sales in the first six months of 2014 were up by 27 per cent to …

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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Celtic manager Ronny Deila and Rangers counterpart Kenny McDowall have warned their players to be on their best behaviour in Sunday's Old Firm Scottish League Cup semi-final. (Various). Dr Josef Venglos, the Slovakian former Celtic manager, tells …

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Scottish firefighters deliver baby after finding woman in labour trapped in …

Control received a call from the Scottish Ambulance Service at 9.10am this morning reporting a woman in labour at a house in Stonehaven. The ambulance crew asked their emergency partners at Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to assist within gaining …

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Income figures don't show true picture

Commenting on the figures, NFUS president, Nigel Miller, said: "The sun may have shone for most of 2014, but these headline figures only hint at the real challenge that many Scottish farm businesses have had to face up to in the past year. "Brutal …

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Scottish weather: Country feels the full force of the arctic blast as heavy …

Take a look at the unpredictable Scottish weather in our gallery below. VIEW GALLERY. Take a look at these amazing pictures that show Scotland as a winter wonderland . And check out 40 amazing pictures that'll show your friends Scotland is even more …

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New Scottish Welfare Fund statistics show level of applications from Argyll

'The Scottish Welfare Fund is a lifeline for people to buy the everyday items or cover basic living costs that so many of us take for granted. 1,460 households in Argyll & Bute have now been helped by the Scottish Welfare Fund in its first 18 months of …

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Lost work by Scottish colourist Cadell found on back of painting

A lost painting by one of the Scottish Colourists has been discovered on the reverse of another artwork. Francis Cadell's depiction of ''George Street and Charlotte Square'' was whitewashed over and the canvas was reused by the son of another colourist …

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Interview: Scottish Greens candidate for Central Ayrshire says she would help …

I have always been interested in political change around peace, nuclear power and social justice. The Scottish Parliament has been very encouraging. It has made politics seem far less remote and being a politician seems more attainable than it once was.

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I laughed at viewers saying Broadchurch's Tennant is too Scottish, are some …

My fury didn't last long though as I got my revenge on those handful of intolerant cabbies by paying them from my stash of Scottish notes I saved for such special occasions. There is nothing on this earth that sends London taxi drivers over the edge …

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Bygones: Can you spot the future Scottish football international in this Derby …

Bygones: Can you spot the future Scottish football international in this Derby school line-up? By Derby Telegraph | Posted: January 29, 2015. The curtains in the background certainly help to date this Wren Park School football team to 1979. Scot …

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Scottish exports rise

SCOTTISH manufactured export volumes rose by 1.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter during the three months to September, official figures have shown. SCOTTISH manufactured export volumes rose by 1.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter during the three months to …

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Rangers can upset Celtic in Scottish League Cup semi-final, just like Bradford …

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish has told the current Ibrox team to copy the example set by Bradford and Middlesbrough as they set out to stun Celtic. Kenny McDowall's Scottish Championship side are as long as 6-1 with the bookmakers ahead of next …

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Sturgeon puts Europe at the heart of SNP campaign

Speaking at a media briefing in Westminster today (Wednesday), Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the SNP's General Election campaign would stress the importance of Scotland's place in the European Union – and …

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Microsoft Office Heads North Of The Border With Scottish Gaelic Support

“This is the result of several months of hard work with our partners at the at Bòrd na Gàidhlig and we are proud that Scottish Gaelic speakers will now be able to use the features of Microsoft Office in their preferred language,” said Chris Forrest …

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Scottish communities should have a say on how to beat poverty – Marco Biagi

A report released by the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Regeneration Committee this week noted the vital role of CPPs, but expressed concern that local communities are not sufficiently involved in the decisions being made and said CPPs were …

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Celtic vs Rangers… Scottish football's most intense rivalry was the most …

Those who were there are hardly likely to forget some of the more shameful scenes. Fans on both sides, as well as neutral bystanders, can only hope that the return of Scottish football's most intense rivalry doesn't create the kind of febrile fury that …

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Tesco's closures put 326 Scottish jobs at risk

MORE than 300 jobs are at risk after Tesco said it would be closing four Scottish stores over the coming months in a move described by union leaders as a “devastating” blow for workers. The group announced earlier this month it was bringing down the …

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Jackie McNamara won't Dundee United team-talk for Scottish League Cup semi …

Jackie McNamara will be at Hampden on Saturday aiming to pen a footballing fairytale with a Dundee United team chasing a first Scottish League Cup victory since 1980. But it's not that long ago the 41-year-old was dreaming of the silver screen and not …

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TV cameras to be allowed in Scottish court rooms

Television cameras have been allowed into Scottish courts on a number of occasions over the past few years. The retrial of Nat Fraser for the murder of his wife Arlene in 1998 was filmed by Channel 4 in 2012 and shown as The Murder Trial the following …

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Snell to write set work for Scottish Open

Because the piece was for a Scottish contest, my mind turned in that direction quite naturally because I had lived in the West of Scotland between the ages of 9 and 16, and had many formative musical experiences there, before going on to study in London.”.

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Scottish Flashback: Murrayfield in the snow, 1963

WITH the RBS Six Nations tournament nearly upon us and the country gripped by snowy weather, we thought we'd combine the two for our Scottish Flashback. The original Murrayfield was opened in March 1925. Before then, rugby internationals had been …

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From Paisley (not bust): classic Scottish cars head for Monte Carlo rally

News · Home News · Crime & Courts · Health · Education · Transport · Environment · World News · Going Out · Dating · Family Notices · Book an ad · Politics · Scottish Politics · Other Political News · Viewpoint · Going Out · Dating · Family Notices …

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Scottish Borders Council's administration outlines budget goals

The administration of Scottish Borders Council has outlined draft budget proposals which will see council tax frozen for the eighth successive year. The £252m programme feeds into its five-year revenue and 10-year capital spending plans. It includes …

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Scottish bankruptcy figures 'at pre-recession levels'

The number of personal bankruptcies in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for nearly 10 years, according to official figures. Insolvency statistics for the three months to the end of December showed a total of 2,633 personal insolvencies. The …

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Jobs lost as Tesco confirms Scottish store closures Kirkcaldy

More than 300 posts are to be lost in Scotland as Tesco announces the closure of four stores across the country. A total of 326 posts will be axed in Scotland with the closure of stores in Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Troon and Grangemouth. Kirkcaldy …

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Scottish League Cup: 'We are not favourites' insists Derek McInnes

Scottish League Cup: 'We are not favourites' insists Derek McInnes. Last Updated: 28/01/15 8:52pm. 0. Derek McInnes: Aberdeen have improved since lifting the trophy last season. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes played down talk that his side are expected to …

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Scottish Labour commits to using Smith powers to ban 'crack cocaine of gambling'

'That is why Scottish Labour will use the new powers coming to the Scottish Parliament to introduce legislation to ban the spread of FOBTs as well as set up a gambling commission to look at the impact of gambling in Scotland in our poorest communities …

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Scottish government intervenes in Castle Toward buyout

The Scottish government has stepped in to try and help a troubled community buyout of an estate in Argyll. The South Cowal Community Development Company aims to acquire the Castle Toward estate from Argyll and Bute Council using right-to-buy …

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