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Motorists warned to watch out for deer on roads as clocks turn back

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have lead a project which will place warning messages on signs on trunk roads across Scotland. The warnings will be displayed on the A9, A87, A82, A85 and A835. Sinclair Coghill, SNH deer management officer, said: “From …

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'Weak management' forced NHS board to borrow £2.5m from government

Weak financial management at NHS Highland was partly responsible for a £2.5m shortfall last year, a report has revealed. The health board was forced to borrow £2.5m from the Scottish Government in 2013/14, while NHS Orkney was loaned £1m.

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SCVO backs Scottish regulator's proposal to publish charities' accounts on its …

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has backed a proposal by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator to publish charities' accounts on its website, but says it sees "little benefit" in the proposal that the website should also publish …

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Perth in the Buff returns following St Johnstone's Scottish Cup success

St Johnstone's Scottish Cup triumph has inspired the Perth in the Buff team to score with a new show. And you can bet everything from the Scottish referendum to the Ryder Cup will be fair game for Andy Gray, Ian Grieve, Amanda Beveridge and Charlie …

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Scottish translator shot dead in Brazil bar

A Scottish man has died after being shot in a bar in Brazil, according to reports. The man, named by local media as Jason Richard Stevens, 39, a Scottish translator, was killed in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. It has been reported that one suspect was …

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Ocado Seeks Food and Drink Suppliers for New Scottish Shop

… Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Ocado Seeks Food and Drink Suppliers for New Scottish Shop … Scotland Food & Drink: Access to Markets. Ocado is the world's largest dedicated online …

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Spartans McCulloch's Managerial Milestone

Louise Mason was one of a handful of players and backroom staff to show their gratitude for Debbi McCulloch who took charge of the SWPL side for her 125th competitive match as Manager against Aberdeen in the 4-1 Scottish Cup Semi Final win.

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Weak finance management forced NHS to borrow £2.5m from government

Weak financial management at NHS Highland was partly responsible for a multi-million pound shortfall last year. The health board was forced to borrow £2.5m from the Scottish Government in 2013/14. A newly released audit report highlights that …

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Missing Scottish woman may be in Birmingham

Police in Edinburgh are asking for the public's help to trace a 32-year-old woman who may be in Birmingham. Laura Gorrie has not been seen since October 10, when she said she was visiting ASDA in her home city of Edinburgh. She has gone missing on a …

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival gets under way

The ten-day festival aims to explore what is special about Scotland and its international connections. As well as storytelling, there will be ceilidhs, talks, tours and specially commissioned performances. Sir Walter Scott will also be celebrated in …

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SNP welcome Oban by-election win

The SNP has today welcomed news that Councillor Iain MacLean has won the Oban North and Lorn by-election, the first vote in Scotland since the referendum, showing a huge surge in support for the SNP. The by-election for the Oban North and Lorn ward of …

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Scottish Championship: Hibernian face defensive crisis ahead of Edinburgh …

The 21-year-old fractured his fifth metatarsal in training last Thursday, leaving Hibernian with just four fully fit defenders for Sunday's Edinburgh derby with Hearts in the Scottish Championship. However, there's hope in the Easter Road camp that …

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Scottish classic revived

The 1932 novel is regarded widely as one of the most important Scottish books of the 20th century. Set in the Mearns in north-east Scotland, the main character is Chris Guthrie. Her family is torn apart after her mother murders her twin baby brothers …

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The Highland Line: Lord Minginish's Scottish Land Court appointment proves the …

So it was last week with the announcement by the Judicial Office (JO) that Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC had been installed as the tenth Chairman of the Scottish Land Court following the retirement of Lord McGhie, whose deputy he had been. It means …

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Major Scottish drinks company hit with fines over Moray health and safety …

A major Scottish drinks firm has been fined £18,000 for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray. Diageo Scotland Ltd admitted failing to take suitable and sufficient measures when work was carried out at …

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School of Football providing the perfect learning tool

A total of twenty-seven first and second year pupils at St Machar Academy are being given the opportunity to play football during their school timetable this year. This is thanks to funding by the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities …

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Scottish man shot dead in Brazil trying to negotiate with armed robber in bar

A SCOT was killed in Brazil after trying to reason with a gunman during a robbery. The 39-year-old translator was shot dead after two armed men burst into a bar in the upmarket Interlagos area, near the Formula 1 circuit in Sao Paolo. One stood by the …

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Wolfhounds scent Scottish blood as St Helens' McDonnell leads the charge

Wolfhounds scent Scottish blood as St Helens' McDonnell leads the charge. Ireland have already stunned France in the Euros, can they do the same to Scotland on Saturday?; plus heated debate Down Under; and what's a spare S between friends? Shannon …

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Scottish drink-drive limit to be reduced

Scottish drink-drive limit to be reduced. The change will mean that motorists could be breaking the law if they drink a single pint of beer. Men drinking three pints of beer and women drinking two large glasses of wine per night and who do not cut down …

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Labour's hypocrisy on rail franchise exposed

Writing to Labour's Mark Griffin, Cara Hilton, Cathy Jamieson and Katy Clark, Transport Minister Keith Brown has highlighted the discrepancies in Labour's public pronouncements urging the Scottish Government to allow public sector bidders to compete …

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Paolo Nutini snubbed Celtic player because he had been 'lazy' in Football …

The chart star is a Hoops fan and often attends Celtic Park, writes the Scottish Daily Record. But he admits struggling to control his addiction to the game, in which users manage a team and deal with players. Paolo said: “I was managing Celtic at the …

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Edinburgh butcher launches Scottish Sausage Week

Crombies, which is situated in the city's Broughton Street, have introduced a new flavour of sausages for the occasion. Sage and onion is the new option for customers. In the past sweet chilli dragon and piggy black sausages have been introduced to …

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Scottish man shot in Brazilian bar

A Scottish man has died after being shot in a bar in Brazil, according to reports. The man, named by local media as Jason Richard Stevens, 39, a Scottish translator, was killed in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Local media reported that one suspect was …

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Anthony Stokes strikes twice as Celtic hit five past Ross County

Celtic began this Scottish football weekend as the sixth placed team in the top flight; an unacceptable scenario whatever the extent of Deila's rebuilding job. This was precisely the response Deila had sought; his team attacked with pace and vigour …

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Scottish Widows reverses commission ban for GPP transfers

Scottish Widows has reversed its decision to remove initial commission for group personal pension (GPP) transfers from November this year. In September, the provider announced it would move all initial commission in November, though it had already …

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote, nationalist leader …

EDINBURGH — Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron's pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their … In Brussels, the European Commission said the Scottish vote result was good for […]

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Briton, thought to be Scottish, dies after 'Brazil robbery'

A man, understood to be Scottish, has died in Brazil, reportedly after being shot during a robbery at a bar. The man, said to have been working as a translator, died on Wednesday after the incident in the city of Sao Paulo. Local media said a thief was …

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Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

The Scottish government is to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has taken steps which, if approved by the Scottish Parliament, would mean a new limit being introduced on 5 December. Under …

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Sheffield United: Scottish star backs Blades to get even better

Stefan Scougall, the Sheffield United midfielder, has predicted Nigel Clough's side will gather momentum during the second-half of the season following a summer of frantic transfer activity at Bramall Lane, writes James Shield. Nearly 10 new players …

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Attack is the name of the game as Scottish rugby coach unveils plan for Test tour

He qualified for the quarter-finals of the old Heineken Cup with Edinburgh but, as he prepares for the trip to coach Gregor Townsend's old club Montpellier (tomorrow, 5.15pm) , he believes the Warriors team is the best fielded by a Scottish outfit in …

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Scottish adventure specialist to sell through trade

DoubleTree by Hilton appears to be expanding at quite a rate. What is your pipeline looking like now?… Continue Reading → · Face to Face: Phillip Andreopoulos, Marriott · Travel Daily UK 03 Apr …

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False alarm over fake snake call to Scottish SPCA

An animal welfare officer who was dispatched to a call about a stray snake in Glasgow found the cause of alarm was a rubber toy. A woman called the Scottish SPCA on 10 October after placing a cardboard box over what she thought was a 2ft snake in the …

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Edinburgh house price growth highest among Scottish cities

An annual survey of the property market launched yesterday by market analysts Hometrack placed Scottish cities towards the bottom half of a league table of the best-performing areas. The Hometrack UK Cities House Price index showed that prices have …

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Edinburgh-made short film nominated for Scottish BAFTA

Edinburgh-made short film nominated for Scottish BAFTA. Congatulations to the team at Screen Education Edinburgh who have been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA their work producing short film, Colours.

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Limmy up for two Scottish Baftas

Comedian Sanjeev Kohli's show Blethering Referendum has been nominated in the current affairs category, where it is up against the Channel 4 show Dave: Loan Ranger and Panorama: All In A Good Cause, about the charity industry. The Scottish Baftas …

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