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Some Plan wins Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle at Musselburgh

Some Plan made every yard of the running to win the Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle at Musselburgh. Only four runners went to post for the two mile contest but all of them hold entries for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at next …

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Alex Salmond Says Andy Murray's Australian Open Final 'Just Like The …

It was inevitable Andy Murray's Australian Open final clash would be compared to the quest for Scottish independence but we didn't expect it to start this early. After Murray lost his first set to Novak Djokovic, former Scottish first minister Alex …

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Mols: Scottish football needs Celtic and Rangers in one league

There is no guarantee they will return next year as they trail Scottish Championship leaders Hearts by 13 points – meaning they may have to tackle a potentially tricky route back through the play-offs. But Dutchman Mols believes that without the …

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Celtic v Rangers as it happened

Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons secure victory for Celtic in the first Old Firm derby since 2012. You can read Richard Wilson's match report on the game at Hampden here. Celtic will face Dundee United in the final on 15 May. Thanks for your …

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Celtic 2-0 Rangers: Scottish League Cup semi-final – as it happened

Old Firm derby: Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates scoring the opening goal against Rangers at Hampden Park. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images. Rob Bleaney. Sunday 1 February 2015 10.34 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via …

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Hargam wins John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial at Musselburgh

Sky Bet cut Hargam to 9/1 from 11/1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle following the juvenile's facile success at Musselburgh. The Nicky Henderson-trained youngster was the clear form pick in the John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial and was duly sent off …

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Students celebrate Scottish poet – and try kilts

INTERNATIONAL students studying at a school in Forest Row danced to the sound of Scottish songs to celebrate Burns Night. Ten students at the Greenfields School in Priory Road signed up for an evening of Scottish culture on Sunday, January 25, under …

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Celtic 2-0 Rangers LIVE: Follow the Old Firm Scottish League Cup clash

Celtic preparing a change, their first goalscorer Leigh Griffiths is coming off and John Guidetti replaces him. Brian Majoribanks at Hampden Park: Off goes goal hero Griffiths to a standing ovation from the Celtic fans. On comes John Guidetti, who made …

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missing climber dies Scottish Highlands | Latest News …

A CLIMBER reported missing two days ago has died in an avalanche.

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Nadir Ciftci devastated to miss Scottish League Cup final after Dundee United …

Ignorance was, for a brief while, bliss for Nadir Ciftci as he headed Dundee United's semi-final winner oblivious to the fact he could miss the League Cup Final through suspension. The striker's 84th minute header means United will face the winner of …

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Celtic v Rangers: Kenny Miller revels in another Old Firm clash albeit in the …

It'll add to the occasion that there will be a 50/50 split of the fans at Hampden Park. “Come Sunday, the eyes of the world are going to be on Scottish football again, which is great, but you just hope that people are going to be talking about the …

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Man killed by avalanche in the Scottish Highlands

A climber who died in an avalanche in the western Highlands of Scotland has been found after being reported missing on Friday. The alarm was raised when two men from Suffolk did not return from a climb on Coireag Dubh Mor in the Torridon region of the …

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Jim Murphy insists Scottish Labour will beat SNP to win more Westminster seats …

The Scottish Labour leader even predicted his party would increase their 41 MPs in Scotland by unseating Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister Jo Swinson. She won her seat in 2010 with a 2184 majority but her party are likely to be hammered for going …

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Scottish League Cup semi-final LIVE: Celtic v Rangers

THE Old Firm derby returns today as Celtic take on Rangers in the QTS Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden. Our live blog will bring you every kick, card and controversy from the national stadium. We will also build-up to the game with breaking …

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Opposition must back the budget

The SNP has called on opposition parties at Holyrood to back John Swinney's budget proposals ahead of the vote on key Stage three vote on Wednesday in the Scottish Parliament. The package proposed by the Deputy First Minister will see the frontline …

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Murphy says late swing to Labour will avert cull of Scottish MPs in May

Murphy, who has now been party leader for 50 days, said Scottish Labour even hoped to add to its tally of MPs by ousting LibDem minister Jo Swinson in East Dunbartonshire, a seat previously held by Labour where the LibDem majority is just 2184. The SNP …

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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Celtic are poised to sign 19-year-old Belgian winger Zakaria Bakkali for £750,000 from PSV Eindhoven. (Sunday Mail). Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall is pleading with referee Craig Thomson to keep his cards in his pocket in today's League …

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Climber dies in Scottish Highlands avalanche

Police have confirmed that a climber has died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. He was one of two men from Suffolk reported missing on Friday night after they failed to return from a climb on Coireag Dubh Mor in the Torridon area of the …

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Greater opportunities on the horizon for Scottish disabled riders

Three potential sites have been found in and around Stirling using funds generated through the charity's Ride-On campaign, launched last year to save its largest centre in Scotland. Bannockburn RDA had been at the Sauchieburn Centre in Stirling since …

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Dairy farmer backs calls for shoppers to buy Scottish

A north-east dairy farmer is backing calls for shoppers to buy more Scottish dairy produce in a bid to help save the industry. According to Bruce Mackie, who runs a dairy farm at Middleton of Rora, near Peterhead, the number of dairy farmers in …

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Revealed: Tartan Army defended from 'thugs'

A memo to Scottish ministers, which has been opened and placed in the National Archives in Edinburgh, states: “These provisions are all aimed principally at English hooligans and the current restriction order scheme covers only England and Wales.

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Why I believe there is a difference between Scottish muslim and the rest of …

Despite such negative headlines organisers of Islam Awareness Week in Scotland next month, say they are experiencing an increase of interest in volunteers, wanting to get involved so they can show a true portrayal of Islam – something with Scottish …

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Fury 99 ST Mirren 96: Scottish Cup stays put

Nick Collins was shooting the lights out, just as he did for cross arthurlie primary, paisley pistons junior sides and all the way through to the Scottish cup final. For fury there was a lack of offensive rebounding costing them at one end with shot …

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Brown to take on Cameron's plan to ban Scottish MPs in Westminster votes.

Last autumn, Mr Brown warned that a combination of devolving total control over income tax and banning Scottish MPs from voting on so-called England-only laws would be a "lethal cocktail" that was anti-Scottish and anti-British because it would lead to …

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East Lothian candidates bid to join Scottish Youth Parliament

“The Scottish Youth Parliament plays an important role in contributing to Scottish and UK policy-making and all of the young people I met today are more than capable of making a significant contribution on behalf of young people.” Young Scots will be …

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Food Standards Scotland to Launch on April 1 | Food Safety …

Food Standards Scotland to Launch on April 1. By News Desk | January 20, 2015. Food Standards Scotland is set to start on April 1. The Food (Scotland) Bill to set up the stand-alone body passed the Scottish Parliament in early December and received Royal Assent — meaning that the queen formally agrees to make […]

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Scottish couple on global mission to save otter

While road-kill is the key threat to Scottish otters, illegal poaching is decimating populations across Asia. Otter pelts are highly valued by the fur trade and form an integral part of the Tibetan national costume, while body parts are traded for use …

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Swinney vows: Scottish budget will protect NHS and education from Westminster …

It also contains the first Scottish tax rates in over 300 years, with the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, which replaces stamp duty, and the Scottish Landfill Tax. Swinney said: "Our budget proposals will continue our strong commitment to …

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'Limbs in the Loch' killer leaves Scottish taxpayer facing £42k bill over FoI …

Beggs, who decapitated and dismembered his victim, has challenged several decisions by the Scottish Information Commissioner but is not liable for the watchdog's costs as he is on legal aid. Tory MSP John Lamont last night said it was "outrageous waste …

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Scottish Government spending plans will 'protect public services'

The Scottish Government's spending plans for the year ahead will protect public services such as the NHS and education, the Finance Secretary has said ahead of the Budget vote this week. John Swinney said the proposals focus on "tackling inequality, …

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Scottish League Cup: McInnes laments below-par Aberdeen show

Too many Aberdeen players did not play at their best in the Scottish League Cup 2-1 semi-final defeat by Dundee United, Dons boss Derek McInnes claims. The cup holders took a second-half lead through Donervon Daniels on his debut but were knocked …

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Rural Scottish cinemas get Hollywood treatment

He said: “Ratho cinema had shut in 2009, despite having received a lot of Scottish Arts Council funding. It failed originally because it could only show one or two films a week on 35mm film. “With satellite, we can now download films directly to Thurso …

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Scottish Premiership: Inverness boss John Hughes felt his side should have had …

Scottish Premiership: Inverness boss John Hughes felt his side should have had a spot-kick against Ross County. Last Updated: 31/01/15 7:01pm. 0. John Hughes was disappointed not to win but paid tribute to Ross County. Inverness boss John Hughes was …

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Scottish League Cup semi-final RECAP: Dundee United v Aberdeen

DUNDEE UNITED take on Aberdeen in this weekend's opening QTS Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden. This is a meeting of two of the best sides in the Scottish Premiership and, with both sides unbeaten in their last five matches, this tie is almost …

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Scottish roundup: Ross County gifted a point by Gary Warren's blunder

In the Championship, former Hearts striker Christian Nadé struck an injury-time equaliser for Raith Rovers in the 1-1 draw at Hibernian. Jason Cummings, the Scottish Championship's top scorer, had the first shot on goal, from 25 yards, but his effort …

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