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Andy Murray says 11th hour Scottish Independence tweet backing 'Yes …

While Andy Murray wouldn't take back sharing which side of the debate he was backing hours before Scottish Independence polls opened for voting, the Team GB tennis champion has admitted that it isn't the type of overshare he'll be making again soon.

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Scottish referendum: Billy Connolly warns David Cameron over pledges

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has said there will be "hell to pay" if David Cameron does not honour his pledge of extra powers for Scotland. In the run-up to the independence referendum, the prime minister pledged more powers for Holyrood over areas …

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The Scottish No vote is the start not the end of the argument

Commitments by the UK's main unionist parties to give extended powers to the Scottish government and parliament, free of detail and hurriedly advanced in the campaign's late stages, are likely to be a bust. The division created in 1997 between devolved …

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66% jump in 4 days: SNP may become UK's third biggest …

Nearly 17000 people have swelled the ranks of Alex Salmond's Scottish National Party (SNP) since the referendum vote last Thursday, putting the party's membership ahead of the UK-wide Liberal Democrats. … Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaks during a news conference in Edinburgh in this September 19. Just over a week before the referendum, the […]

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The Scottish Catholic bishops and the Nationalists: a scandal is coming to light

Professor Tom Gallagher, a Scottish Catholic historian, wrote a post here yesterday accusing the Catholic hierarchy of Scotland of covertly supporting the Yes campaign. Now there are two pieces of evidence to support his claim. The first is a letter …

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Scottish independence referendum: grief at the Glasgow Skeptics

Hothersall highlighted the disparity between the pre-referendum 'vote yes to get your party back' rhetoric, and the current howl of 'let's wipe out Scottish Labour'. Massie underlined that the Scottish parliament is not an empty institution, and that …

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Tories 'caused immense damage' with mixed messages on Scottish devolution

Danny Alexander, the most senior Scottish member of the cabinet, will on Wednesday “read the riot act” over what he claims are confusing Tory messages which allowed Alex Salmond to claim that David Cameron was reneging on his pledge to devolve …

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Scottish culture on display in Highland Games | Local News …

The town of Lincoln is set to host to the 39th annual Highland Games this weekend, and organizers said it's the largest Scottish cultural festival in the Northeast.

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Scottish League Cup

Ross County: Brown, Fenlon, Frempah, Dreesen, Carey, Cardle, Irvine, Kiss, Quinn, de Leeuw, Arquin. Subs: Gardyne, Reguero, Brittain, Jervis, Maatsen, Boyce, Balk. Hibernian: Oxley, Forster, Hanlon, Fontaine, Gray, McGeouch, Robertson, Craig, …

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​'Stop arming Israel!' Scottish Pro-Palestinian activists …

The protesters said they staged the action because of Thales' relationship with the Israeli drones' manufacturer Elbit systems, Israels' largest military research and development centre. GOOD NEWS: Glasgow Palestine Action …

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David Cameron: Queen 'purred' over Scottish referendum …

If you've got questions, spotted an inaccuracy or just want to share some ideas about our news service, please email us on web@stv.tv. Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from …

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Scottish Independence Bid Prompts Salmond to Call for Lower Voting Age in …

Meanwhile, Labour leader Ed Miliband will be telling delegates at the opposition party's conference that Scots made the right decision in voting against independence while Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont will try and convince SNP supporters that …

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Voices of the Scottish people 'must be heard'

THE voices of the people must be heard in Parliament following Scotland's unprecedented voter turn-out at the Referendum, says Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick. Leading Time for Reflection, at the first meeting of the Scottish Parliament since Thursday …

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Scottish Renewables chief executive: Holyrood and Westminster ministers must …

Mr Stuart, speaking at the Scottish Renewables' marine conference in Inverness, said: "If there is one obvious failure of the current regulation of our industry it is the lack of grid connections to Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles – home to the …

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David Cameron: Queen 'purred' down line over Scottish Independence vote

In the days before the referendum, it was reported that the Queen was "horrified" by the prospect of Scottish independence. She subsequently said that people should "think very carefully" before they voted, in comments which were interpreted as a call …

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Plans for new Scottish powers commission announced

THE crossbench peer appointed to convene cross-party talks on more powers for Holyrood today announced plans for his commission. Lord Smith of Kelvin, who headed the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games committee, visited the Scottish Parliament to …

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Scottish referendum: 'Yes' parties see surge in members

Scottish Green membership has now passed the 5,000 mark, said the party, with more than 3,000 new members signing up since voting in the referendum closed on Thursday night. Green co-leader Patrick Harvie, said: "I want to thank the vast number of …

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Phones 4U administrators close 32 Scottish stores with loss of 145 jobs

A further 46 Scottish jobs were saved with Vodafone agreeing to buy a further eight stores located in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Overgate in Dundee, St Andrews, Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, Ayr, Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow and Coatbridge. In addition …

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The Scotland 'vow': Labour has the most to lose

Just before the Scottish referendum, panicked by a YouGov poll suggesting that the yes campaign was ahead, the main UK party leaders made a “vow” via the front page of the Daily Record. This joint statement committed the signatories to the introduction …

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Scottish referendum: Edinburgh Hotel sold for £25m following 'No' vote

"The transaction was structured on a conditional basis subject to a 'No' vote in the Scottish referendum," he said. "Now that the uncertainty surrounding this has been removed we are very pleased to have secured this opportunistic investment in the …

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Thousands demand vote recount in Scottish #indyref — RT UK

More than 90000 people have signed an online petition calling for last weeks' Scottish Independence vote to be recounted, backing accusations that the referendum was marred by vote-rigging. … Keep up with the news by installing RT's extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines […]

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Sammy Wilson's comments on Scottish National Party's 'tartan terror tactics …

Ex-Finance Minister Sammy Wilson said the "nasty face of nationalism already seen in Northern Ireland" had now been witnessed during the Scottish independence campaign. Principal deputy speaker Mitchel McLaughlin accepted a request from the SDLPs …

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Tessa Jowell: Labour took Scottish voters for granted

The Labour party took Scottish voters for granted and risk doing the same in other parts of the country, Labour's former cultural secretary has warned. Tessa Jowell told a fringe meeting at the Labour conference, that the referendum campaign had been a …

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​Scottish caber

What could the 85 per cent Scottish turnout suggest for West Dorset locally, given possibly lesser knowledge of local issues/procedures here, and only 55 per cent voting in local elections? In 2011 the ruling party here achieved only 45 per cent of …

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Tories seek to cut Scotland's budget

Scotland's budget is facing the threat of Tory cuts – less than a week after the referendum in which the three Westminster parties vowed to protect the Barnett Formula. Reports in today's Scottish Sun and Times newspapers state that Tory sources have …

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Scottish tidal energy sector spend praised

Lindsay Leask, senior policy manager for offshore renewables at Scottish Renewables, said: “Wave and tidal energy is still very much the renewables new kid on the block but the opportunities it presents are enormous, particularly for Scotland.

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Will Labour's new mansion tax apply to Scottish properties?

3) Assuming a British government can't impose a mansion tax on Scottish properties, post- Devo Max, will Miliband still go ahead and impose a mansion tax on properties in England? And will the revenue raised by that tax be distributed to NHS Scotland …

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First-time voters reflect on the Scottish independence referendum

The Scottish independence referendum marked the first time that the vote had been extended to 16- and 17-year-olds in the UK. Initial concerns about teenage apathy were proved wrong as more than 100,000 people under 18 registered to vote – close to …

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Andy Murray REGRETS declaring support for Scottish …

ANDY Murray has said he regrets the way he declared his support for a Yes vote on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum. … Home · News · UK; Andy Murray REGRETS Scottish tweet! Tennis ace talks difficult …

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Scottish Independence: Anonymous £900000 'No' Vote Gambler Predicted …

The anonymous City trader who gambled £900,000 on a "No" vote at last week's Scottish independence referendum predicted a late intervention from Gordon Brown would swing it the Unionists' way. William Hill paid out £1,093,333.33 to the man who placed …

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English Labour MPs in open revolt over Miliband's refusal to block Scottish …

The former Foreign Secretary, emerging from a summit with Tory MPs at the Prime Minister's countryside retreat at Chequers, said 'English votes for English laws' was 'something we have to face up to' in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum.

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Tristram Hunt: We need to learn from Scottish referendum

Yet even though the Scottish referendum provided a no victory far more resounding than anticipated, there can be no doubt that its impact will be seismic. And the tremors of this political earthquake will be felt in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire as …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Hamilton have agreed a new contract with their manager Alex Neil, with financial incentives if Accies stay in the Scottish Premiership. (The Sun). Ross County boss Jim McIntyre believes the Staggies and Hibs will approach their League Cup game with the …

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Andy Murray has no regrets over support for Scottish independence

Andy Murray has said he has no regrets about declaring his support for a Yes vote on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum but does have reservations about the way he did it. The British No1 made a late intervention into the debate by posting …

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'the chief' of Scottish politics – The Guardian

Yet it is a mark of the changes that have overtaken the Scottish National party he has led so surely and successfully for 20 of the last 24 years that the SNP now possesses a cadre group of plausible prospective successors, of whom Salmond's deputy Nicola Sturgeon is self-evidently the frontrunner to take over. Such […]

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