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Scottish farmers consulted on extra devolution powers

While farming is already devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the reality is that many of the big decisions which affect the sector are taken at EU level and European representation is the responsibility of the UK Government, not the devolved …

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Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

On Friday this week, Paul Seawright will deliver the annual Photographer's Lecture for the Scottish Society for the History of Photography. On Friday morning in Glasgow, Seawright will deliver his lecture in the Glasgow Film Theatre as the Glasgow …

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Painting a picture of Scottish Renaissance Jewellery

The Scottish National Gallery will scrutinise their impressive collection of portraits and examine the finer details of jewellery that is now largely lost. The event is free and begins at 12:45pm on October 22, at the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.

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Scottish Opera at Crinan Hotel with Puffy MacPuffer on Crabbit Canals tour

What's not to like? Boats, storytelling and live music – Scottish Opera is back with an all-new children's production this autumn: Puffy MacPuffer & the Crabbit Canals is a fun, engaging show following the adventures of Puffy, the bold, coal guzzling …

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Scotland victorious on home soil! | SEDS – Scottish Elite …

Scotland win the Senior Home International 2014 The last week has seen some great races in Scotland and the home nations took advantage of these to hold the Senior Home Internationals.

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Medicine and supplies worth £300000 sent to Africa to help fight Ebola

The Scottish Government is set to deliver £300,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies to help treat patients in west Africa. The equipment includes protective face masks to prevent the intake of air particles, allowing health workers to treat the …

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Four BrewDog bars to collaborate with Scottish breweries for craft beer festival

Following its successful launch in 2013, this year's CollabFest held Saturday October 25 will showcase the most exciting and innovative breweries in the UK, including Scottish breweries Cromarty Brewing Co, Alechemy, Fyne Ales and Tempest Brewing Co.

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Youth chief Mark Wotte leaves Scottish FA performance director role

Mark Wotte has left his role as the Scottish FA's performance director after three years in the job. The Dutchman joined the governing body in 2011 and was in charge of implementing performance schools across the country as part of Henry McLeish's …

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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley – The Whisky Exchange

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is made from 100% Scottish-grown barley, peated to 40ppm which is then trickle distilled and combined with pure Islay spring water prior to bottling. An elegant, flor… … Be the first to get the latest news and offers.

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Taxman's take on Scotland's plastic bag fees | UK | News …

SCOTS shoppers will have to pay for disposable bags from today – but it is feared that proceeds will be swallowed up by stores and the taxman.

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Further Scottish devolution must protect NHS services, says MP

“Alan and I have been hearing from people with long-term health needs who are being told they can no longer be treated in the Scottish Borders, but are having to travel much further to get the same treatment in more southerly parts of Northumberland or …

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Scottish rugby big guns are axed as Vern Cotter gets tough over Test selection

BROWN, Hamilton and Evans face battle to save international careers after being ditched by new boss. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Kelly Brown. THREE Scotland big guns are facing a battle to save their international careers after being ditched by new …

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Wind farm to power 35000 Scottish homes

The new 27-turbine wind farm in New Cumnock was granted consent last week and will, as well as powering 35,000 homes, generate community benefit funding of up to £9.2 million over its lifetime. The proposed Afton wind farm, which will have a generating …

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A sneak preview of the Scottish Autumn Conference Agenda

This year's Scottish Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference takes place much later than usual. It's been delayed by the Referendum and will take place in Dunfermline on Saturday 22nd November. There's just about enough time for Presidential candidates to …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Ally McCoist has admitted that an end to Rangers' long-term funding problems before New Year and the possibility of strengthening his squad during the January transfer window would be a fillip in his side's battle for the Scottish Championship title.

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Mixed messages from Scottish public as plastic bags levy comes into force …

Sainsbury's said: “We're removing single use bags from Scottish stores and replacing them with reusable ones. “These aren't subject to the levy, but we're still making a voluntary donation to charity for every bag used.” The Co-op, said: “It will mean …

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Doctor Who: Scottish special effects firm behind Time Lord Peter Capaldi's …

CAPALDI faced a threat from the Boneless in the latest episode, which was computer generated imagery created in Glasgow by effects specialists axisVFX. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. CGI-created enemy The Boneless come out of the walls of a tunnel to …

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Fed-up with the Torry pong, residents say stink infringes human rights

The odours emanate from the Waste Water Treatment Works at the Bay of Nigg, which is owned by Scottish Water and is now operated by Kelda Water. After months of lodging complaints with the latter bodies, Torry Community Council has this week written …

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How do people in Motherwell feel one month after Scottish referendum result?

The majority of people in Motherwell who voted in last month's referendum supported an independent Scotland. A month after the vote that rejected independence, what is the feeling on the streets of the North Lanarkshire town? "I've never felt …

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Scottish video game developers call for end to gamergate bullying

The video games industry must work to condemn online intimidation and bullying, according to a body representing more than 100 Scottish developers. In an online editorial, the Scottish Games Network hits out at gamers conducting a "campaign of hate, …

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Competitors gearing up for Scottish Ploughing Championships

Several north east ploughmen will travel south to Kinross-shire for the 2014 Scottish Ploughing Championships. This includes 22-year old Andrew Hepburn from Turriff who is the area's representative in the new junior ploughman initiative and he will be …

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Kier wins £57m in Scottish schools contracts

It will receive funding support from the Scottish Futures Trust as part of phase three of Scotland's Schools for the Future programme. Kier will refurbish the Grade B-listed Marr College in Troon, and build a new three-storey wing allowing the school …

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Scottish team set the world record for biggest ever Scotch egg

THE team, from Just Love Food Leith, set the record despite their ostrich egg being seized by customs officers on its way to Scotland. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. PHIL WILKINSON. John and his team celebrate the world record Scotch egg. A GIANT …

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Prefab solution for Scottish social housing

All homes are built to achieve Silver Active Standard under Section 7 (Sustainability) of Scottish Building Standards. Contractor was Adston Construction Group and architect was Anderson Bell Christie. The two companies are now working together on 46 …

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Scottish government wins winter maintenance action

Between January 2010 and March 2011, the Scottish government bought £10m-worth of de-icing salt from several sources, but none from Southampton-based Nationwide Gritting Services (NGS). NGS said the orders should have gone out to tender and …

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Heavy rain and 75mph winds expected to batter Scotland as remains of …

Sections Latest News Scottish News UK & World News Politics Crime Health Real Life Business & Consumer Weird News Science & Technology. Top News Hundreds of fluffy yellow ducklings on conveyor-belt Shocking video shows hundreds of live …

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Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry

They reflect the international nature of their generation, born in Scotland, Ireland, the United States, some have lived in South Africa, Japan, Mexico but consider themselves in some way “Scottish” writers. Many are graduates of the Masters in …

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What we learned from the Scottish Premiership

124 years of history in Scottish league football has taught us that, and specifically the duopoly (now monopoly) we've endured over the last 29 years. However, any notion that this great start was nothing more than a statistical anomaly was …

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Record number of geese migrate to Scottish reserve

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve Manager for the North East, Rab Potter, said:”The number of pink-footed geese at Montrose Basin this year has taken all of us by surprise. Currently, pink-footed geese outnumber people in Montrose by almost seven to one.

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Scottish Games Network calls for end to gamergate bullying

The video games industry must work to condemn online intimidation and bullying, according to a body representing more than 100 Scottish developers. In an online editorial, the Scottish Games Network hits out at gamers conducting a "campaign of hate, …

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Scottish university staff back industrial action over pensions

University staff at several Scottish institutions have backed industrial action in a row over pensions. The University and College Union (UCU) balloted members across the UK. It said more than three-quarters (78%) of those who voted supported strikes …

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Labour MP Jim Murphy rules out challenging Johann Lamont for Scottish party …

LABOUR MP Jim Murphy last night ruled out challenging Johann Lamont for the Scottish party leadership. There were rumours Murphy was plotting against Lamont after the party failed to convince people to vote No in their traditional heartlands.

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Scottish tattoo artist inks picture of Alex Salmond on her leg after referendum

A SCOTTISH tattoo artist took her support for Alex Salmond a step further by getting an image of the First Minister tattooed on her leg. Aphra Wilson, who works at Spaghetti Tattoos in Kirkcaldy, Fife, inked the politician holding up both fists with …

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Scottish food and drink a success in France

Exports to France have increased by 50% since 2007, making it the second biggest market for Scottish produce after the US. Food exports to France alone were valued at £268M – increasing 7.9% from £248M in 2012. Scotland's food secretary, Richard …

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The wild isn't too far away: Touring the Scottish Highlands …

The trip from St Andrews to Glen Coe was made in a minivan with several other people: an ex-submariner, a Canadian, a French girl, another American and a Scottish girl. I can't begin to describe what a fun …. Latest News …

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