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Spoof passport control checkpoint on Scottish border set up to 'lighten' the …

With just days to go until Scotland goes to the polls in the independence referendum a 'passport control centre' has sprung up on the Scottish border. Motorists driving past the 'checkpoint' at the border at Carter Bar, near Jedburgh, were shocked to …

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'Yes' to Scotland Independence and Britain's Waning …

'Yes' to Scotland Independence and Britain's Waning Imperialism. John Goss. By John Goss. NEWS JUNKIE POST. Sep 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm. 0 · scotlanda. In 1707 a shaky union was set up that made Scotland a part of the United Kingdom.

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Scottish independence: Animation on Scotland by numbers

On 18 September there will be a referendum asking whether Scotland should be an independent country. As the build-up to the vote continues, this animation takes a look at Scotland by numbers compared to other European countries and the US.

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Scottish NHS becomes key issue in independence as doctors debate future

After an 11-hour shift in Scotland's busiest A&E unit, Dr Ross Archibald is talking about what he calls "an incredibly important cornerstone of Scottish society" – the NHS. He is anxious what might happen to it if the country votes in Thursday's …

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Scottish Independence: Londoners Rally In Trafalgar Square To Ask Scots To …

People, including a few bemused tourists, congregated under Nelson's Column to wave Scottish and Union flags as David Cameron made one last plea for Scotland to vote 'No'. In a speech in Aberdeen, the prime minister said he would "utterly heartbroken …

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Leaders pledge powers in final push before Scottish vote …

The promise, which re-iterates previous commitments, appeared on the front page of leading Scottish newspaper the Daily Record under the headline "The vow". Its appearance comes two days ahead of Scotland's …

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Why Scottish football should throw the book at this Celtic star

Now, nothing has been proven, but the last thing Scottish football needs is more controversy. We're not here to delve into the … Connect your Facebook account to get the news you care about. We'll never post anything …

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'Omen' cloud cast shadows of doubt ahead of Scottish poll

A HOLIDAYMAKER believes Scottish independence is on the horizon after capturing this image of a cloud shaped like the UK – without Scotland. … Scotland · Sunday · Home · News · UK; 'Omen' clouds ahead of Scottish poll …

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Asda faces social media boycott backlash after declaring …

UK retailer Asda faced accusations of interfering with the Scottish referendum from social media users on Thursday after its… … Asda flip-flopped on Scottish independence prices … Get your Social Media news by email.

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John Oliver Begs Scotland To Stay With The United Kingdom

In the grand tradition of British romantic comedies, John Oliver took a moment on Sunday to tell Scotland, "I'm just a boy, standing in front of a nation, asking it to continue tolerating me." On Sept. 18, the Scottish people will …

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Anxious Scottish investors buying gold

It then averaged the proportion of transactions typically undertaken by Scotland-based traders out of the whole of the UK over the past year. That figure was then compared to the proportion of Scottish transactions undertaken in the first half of …

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David Cameron gives emotional speech to Scottish people – video

Highlights from David Cameron's emotional speech to the people of Scotland ahead of Thursday's independence referendum. 'Independence would not be a trial separation, it would be a painful divorce,' the British prime minister told Scottish voters …

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Scottish independence: Ban opinion polls in the run-up to elections says …

Baroness Boothroyd, the former Commons Speaker, has called for a ban on the publication of opinion polls in the run-up to elections and referendums following the conflicting surveys before Scotland votes on Thursday. Lady Boothroyd told The Independent …

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Scottish independence: latest polls too close to call

With just three days to go before the Scottish independence referendum, the latest polls range between an eight-point lead for the Yes camp and an eight-point lead for the No camp. Four different polls were published yesterday, the final Sunday of the …

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Scottish independence: Which countries are backing Alex Salmond and the Yes …

Other high-profile supporters of Scottish independence are independence movements themselves. Catalonia has fought for secession from Spain for a long time, and is holding up the Scottish referendum – and the rest of the UK's acceptance of the vote …

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Bob Geldof implores Scottish voters not to break up 'family'

At a public event for the Let's Stay Together campaign, organised by historian Dan Snow, thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square, waving union flags in a final attempt to persuade Scottish voters that the rest of Great Britain wanted them to …

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The idealistic and romantic arguments for a no vote

The suggestion that a Labour-Green coalition would form the first government of an independent Scotland (Letters, 15 September) typifies the wishful thinking prevalent among the Scottish left. If Scotland votes yes on Thursday, the chief political …

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Scottish independence campaign

Say what you like about David Cameron's interventions in the Scottish independence vote, you can't fault the PM for candour. Last week he accepted that many Scots see his party as "the effing Tories" and would like to see the back of them. Today, he's …

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Scottish independence: Even in Better Together heartland Aberdeen, the Yes …

If the No vote had a heartland, Aberdeen and its surrounding shire would surely rank as friendliest territory for Better Together. Private polls for Labour have suggested a lead in the Granite City of some 40 percentage points over the independence …

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A go-alone Scottish economy is viable – but would it be any better?

As Dundee-born economist Mark Blyth points out, the most sensible option, of a Scottish currency, would take about five to seven years to set up a new central bank, a new bond shop and a new tax office. These are just the technicalities – and they …

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Scottish independence referendum: Support for Welsh independence boosted …

Days before the Scottish independence referendum hundreds of people from all over Wales come together to send voters a clear message, go for it Scotland. Manon Thompson, aged 23 months, middle, along with her friends, wave the Welsh and Scottish …

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Scottish independence: Queen urges voters to 'think carefully'

“We worked together to bring the greatest sporting event of them all to our nation and I was thrilled to watch us competing together against the world,” he said, adding that he experienced equal joy seeing Scottish athletes win as he did the English ones.

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Scottish independence: Police will be on high alert on Friday whatever the result

Brian Docherty, the chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, told The Independent that officers were continually monitoring the situation and would “see what develops” in the wake of Thursday's vote, with Friday night considered a potential flashpoint.

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Scottish referendum: David Cameron begs Scots not to leave the UK

Mr Cameron warned that a Yes vote would put Scottish pensions at risk and threaten the economic recovery. Challenging Mr Salmond's claim of a “positive vision”, he said independence was in fact about “dividing people” and “closing doors on friends and …

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Scottish independence will make Scottish talent migrate south

Since then, as a special Scottish edition of Cultural Trends (the quarterly academic analysis of what's happening in the arts, edited by Sara Selwood) tells us, a peripatetic National Theatre of Scotland has been created, the arm's-length principle of …

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400 military veterans urge no vote in Scottish referendum

More than 400 military veterans including six former heads of the army in Scotland and 11 second world war veterans have urged a no vote in the Scottish referendum, claiming that arrangements for defending Britain would be "irresponsibly weakened" if …

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Scottish independence: Commerzbank says worst case economic scenarios …

Days after Deutsche Bank reignited the Scottish “no” campaign with terrifying fears that a vote for independence would plunge Scotland back into a 1930s style depression, a rival German financial giant, Commerzbank, has said such speculation has been …

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Scottish independence campaign causes 11.9 per cent dip in Andy Murray's …

Scottish independence campaign causes 11.9 per cent dip in Andy Murray's popularity south of the border. According to a recent poll, the referendum in Scotland has made people in England and Wales less tolerant of Dunblane-born Wimbledon champion …

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Scottish Cup: Clyde face tricky second-round match at Turriff

Scottish League Two strugglers Clyde face a tricky match away to Turriff United in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. Turriff, who beat Lossiemouth 4-0 on Saturday in the first round, sit fourth in the Highland League table. Montrose …

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Scottish vote uncertainty could dampen UK house price growth

House prices across England and Wales were up 7.9 per cent over the last 12 months, according to data from Rightmove. The company, which surveys a sample accounting for 90 per cent of estate agents, does not seasonally adjust its figures and so one-off …

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Scottish independence live blog: Latest news as Scotland decides Yes or No

The vote on Scottish independence takes place this Thursday. If Scotland votes Yes, the United Kingdom will split and Scots will go their own way. Here is a summary of the latest developments: Alex Salmond has accused David Cameron of having his …

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Rest of UK 'backs Scottish no vote' – UTV Live News

A survey has revealed that over half of the people living in Northern Ireland, England and Wales do not want Scotland to leave the UK.

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Trafalgar Square No vote rally before Scottish …

THOUSANDS of people attended a rally in London's Trafalgar Square this evening to urge Scottish voters to remain part of the UK. … Scotland · Sunday · Home · News · UK; Trafalgar Square Scotland independence No …

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Scottish independence referendum: The Queen, Prince Harry and David …

In a dramatic intervention just days before the independence vote, Her Majesty spoke to crowds outside Crathie Kirk near Balmoral. She told one well-wisher who had joked about the referendum: “I hope everybody thinks very carefully about the future.”.

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US alarmed by prospect of Scottish 'Yes'

A “Yes” vote for independence would be an economic mistake for Scotland and a geopolitical disaster for the west, senior US figures – including Alan Greenspan – tell the Financial Times as Washington wakes up to the chance that its closest ally could …

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