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Arthur Albiston, the 14-times caped Scotland defender who spent much of his career with Manchester United, believes Brian McClair is the right choice for the Scottish FA performance director role, after it was confirmed the 51-year-old would be leaving …

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The Real Story Of Scottish Independence | Off The Grid News

In 1320 at Arbroath Abbey, Scotland declared independence or perhaps more accurately, reasserted its independence. Signed by 51 nobles, and accompanied by a letter from King Robert I, the epistles, written in Latin to the …

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'Berkshire' dating site recommended Scottish lovers and dead woman

SCOTTISH hotties and a woman who died seven months ago were among the recommended ladies viewed by one man on a dating website that's supposed to cover the local area. Share this image. Martyn Curtis, of Emmer Green, has struck out at the …

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'Lucky' Star dump Blantyre Vics out of the Scottish Cup fourth round with a …

Blantyre Vics were knocked out of the Scottish Cup fourth round after two fortunate first-half goals saw Newtongrange Star run out narrow winners in a replay on Saturday. Vics started brightly, creating a series of half-chances, but then came the body …

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Daisley Mail: Stephen Daisley on the dress and Scottish politics

Scottish Labour blogger Duncan Hothersall insisted the party was red, tweeting: "'Blue' rhymes with 'Stu'. I knew that Bath-based hatemonger was behind this. How many more people will have to die before Nicola Sturgeon condemns this madman?!?!?!".

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In Pictures: Falkirk 1 Rangers 1, Scottish Championship action

RANGERS struggled to a draw against the Bairns and missed out on the chance to return to second spot in the league. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. Falkirk's Will Vaulks and Peter Grant tumble to the ground after clashing heads VIEW GALLERY. THE Ibrox board …

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Brides behind bars: Scottish prison service gives its blessing to weddings in jail

CRIMINALS are marrying their brides behind bars and hosting parties for up to a dozen guests in Scottish prisons, it has been revealed. A buffet is laid on at some jails, including Barlinnie in Glasgow, and prison officers assigned to oversee ceremonies.

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Scottish students display their skills for Cyber-security chiefs

SCOTTISH students have been praised for their skills identifying threats from cyber-space at the largest online security conference to be held in the country. SCOTTISH students have been praised for their skills identifying threats from cyber-space at …

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Rory Loy on target for Falkirk to deny Rangers chance to move second

Rangers missed the chance to go second in the Scottish Championship as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Falkirk on Friday evening. The visitors took a first-half lead with a goal from the defender Darren McGregor but Falkirk replied instantly through a …

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Horse-lover Martin Clunes on mastering the Scottish brogue of Sherlock Holmes …

MARTIN Clunes was so terrified of playing well-known Scottish literary giant Arthur Conan Doyle that he turned to two pals – but they were neigh good. The 53-year-old star of Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly admitted playing the man who created …

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Scottish Salmon Company sees sales leap

The Scottish Salmon Company has reported a leap in sales last year, as it expanded exports into 23 countries. The company, which has about 20% of Scottish output of farmed salmon, produced 30,200 tonnes during 2014. That was a 40% rise on 2013.

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Scottish technology star Optos agrees £259m takeover by Japanese giant

If approved by shareholders, the takeover will result in control of another Scottish company shifting overseas. This will provoke concern in some quarters. Stock market listed firms like Optos boost Scotland's standing in international markets and …

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Classical review: Scottish Ensemble, Glasgow

Add a saxophone to the mix, as the all-string Scottish Ensemble did with Australian soloist Amy Dickson in this tuneful programme, and the warming effect is magnified. It was a combination, too, that threw up some intriguing music, not least Glazunov's …

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Moderator to address Scottish Parliament – Church of Scotland

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland will address the Scottish parliament this afternoon when he gives 'Time for Reflection' in Holyrood's main chamber. The Rt Rev John Chalmers is spending much of this week visiting …

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Scottish Conservative leader calls for oil sector support

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for the Chancellor to act now on measures to support the North Sea oil and gas industry. She said George Osborne “must go further” in the upcoming Budget and that billions more barrels could be …

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Daisley Mail: Nation divided over whether Labour is red or blue

Scottish Labour blogger Duncan Hothersall insisted the party was red, tweeting: "'Blue' rhymes with 'Stu'. I knew that Bath-based hatemonger was behind this. How many more people will have to die before Nicola Sturgeon condemns this madman?!?!?!".

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Holders Hurlford land Pollok in Dyslexia Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final draw

Dyslexia Scotland were recently announced as the competition's new partner in a deal until the end of the season. The partnership was formed as part of Dyslexia Scotland's Official Nominated Charity status with the Scottish FA and aims to raise the …

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Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts

Ukip's only Scottish MEP David Coburn defended the provocative policy by suggesting that if Scotland “wants to spend more then it needs to raise more”. “People have got to understand that they are getting a lot more money than folks in England,” he said.

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1.5m Scottish premises can access fibre broadband, says BT

John Swinney, the Scottish Government's Deputy First Minister, welcomed the 1.5 million landmark, describing it as "good news" for communities across the country. "We are still in the early stages of the Digital Scotland …

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Scottish FA wants tougher rules on offensive chanting

The Scottish Football Association is offering to work with the Scottish Professional Football League to create a set of rules better suited to stamping out sectarian singing. SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has hinted that his organisation might …

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Minnigaff Primary hosts community Scottish night

Minnigaff Primary held a Scottish Night for the local community recently, which was well attended. Pupils performed Scottish poems and songs, and provided entertainment such as Scottish dancing, a piper, and the cutting of the haggis. Dynamic Dart …

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Big dinner: Scottish rugby lends its support

SCOTLAND stars Tim Visser, Matt Scott and David Denton took time out of the tough Six Nations preparations to lend their support for the BIG dinner charity initiative. Rugby players need nutrients to keep their strength and energy levels at a premium, …

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Nikon buys Scottish retinal imaging company Optos for £259m

Nikon has bought a Scottish retinal imaging company for £259m as part of efforts to diversify into medical technology as sales of its cameras slump. Digital camera sales have fallen by 60 per cent across the industry in the past two years because …

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General Election 2015: Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is to stand as …

The leader of the Scottish Labour party confirmed tonight that he would be standing in the May general election, signalling that he has not been able to persuade colleagues in the Scottish Parliament to make way for him in a Holyrood by-election.

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Scottish Championship Alloa v Hibernian team news

The influential midfielder continues to be troubled by a niggling hip injury. Kyle Benedictus is suspended, while Iain Flannigan and Adam Asghar are still short of match fitness and will not be involved while on-loan Hull City striker Calaum Jahraldo …

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Scottish estate complete with a crooked bridge sold for the first time in …

A Scottish estate has been sold for the first time in nearly 500 years after being listed at £1.5million. Dollerie House in Crieff, Perthshire, has belonged to the Murray family since they took ownership of its grounds in the mid 16th century. It has …

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Mountaineers object to wind farm designed to power Scottish Water

But A Scottish Water spokesman said: "Renewable energy can help reduce the long-term costs of providing water services. We welcome all comments on the proposal to help inform the planning process. Our development partner has led extensive …

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Scottish Salmon Company's profits soar in 2014

One of Scotland's leading salmon producers posted a 288% rise in its profits last year thanks to record harvests and increased exports. Edinburgh-based Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) said yesterday its earnings before tax had rocketed to £13.6million in …

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White and gold? Black and blue? Scottish woman spots dress that has left the …

A debate around the colour of a dress – started by a Scottish islander – has set the internet alight. #TheDress – as it has been labelled on Twitter – has ignited a row around colour perception, with half of people seeing a photograph of a white and …

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Scottish plans for central identity database spark privacy …

The Best in uncensored news, information, and analysis. … Privacy and civil rights campaigners have urged the Scottish government to drop plans for a new identity database which could allow public bodies, including tax authorities, to share every adult's private data. Scottish ministers have been accused of introducing a central database by stealth after civil […]

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Ross 'Teddy' Craig: Time to put Scottish football on ice

They celebrate victories in tournaments like the Scottish National League, the Celtic League, the British National League and more. It tells the story of a sport that didn't know where it was going. Over the past 20 years, ice hockey also had to deal …

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Ayr Seaforth runner Emma Frew grabs gold at the Scottish National Cross …

Ayr Seaforth star Emma Frew continued her stunning winter form by winning gold at the Scottish National Cross Country Championship at Callendar Park, Falkirk, on Sunday. She dominated from start to finish to win the 3,200 metres under 13 girls' race in …

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Scottish Premiership play-off final second leg set to be held on May 31

The Scottish Premiership play-off final second leg will be held on May 31, the SPFL has announced. The top flight's 11th placed side will take on team from the Scottish Championship in a two-legged decider, games which will bring the 2014/15 club …

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Scottish Tories in bid to woo Lib Dems

Ruth Davidson is attempting to woo Liberal Democrats to join the Scottish Conservatives. Picture: Scott Louden. ANDREW WHITAKER. 14:37 Friday 27 February 2015. 0. Have your say. SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said that her party …

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Manchester United legend Brian McClair leaves club to join Scottish FA as …

In his new role, McClair will assume overall responsibility for implementing Scottish football's 'performance strategy'. He will work closely with Gordon Strachan and Anna Signeul – the Women's A Squad coach – to ensure 'a co-ordinated approach to …

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