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Ross County: Jake Jervis hoping for response in Scottish Cup

Jake Jervis insists losing to St Johnstone will not derail Ross County's revival as they prepare to head to Perth again on Scottish Cup duty. County claimed four of the eight points they have earned this term in the three games before Saturday's 2-1 …

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Scottish Students May Soon Be Playing 'Football Manager' As Homework

Schoolchildren of the world may soon be begging their parents to begin a new life in North-east Scotland with the news that the Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education (SATPE) have discussed introducing Football Manager to PE classes in …

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Why Aren't Scottish Teenagers Getting Drunk Anymore?

A new report from SALSUS (the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle And Substance Use Survey) shows major dips in the percentage of Scottish teens that are hitting the bottle, to the tune of a 45 percent decrease. In surveys conducted last year, 19 …

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Vern Cotter cautious ahead of pivotal year for Scottish rugby

When Scottish Rugby and Vern Cotter struck up a deal for the Kiwi to become their new head coach, a spanner was thrown in the works by the president of his then current employers, Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne. With neither side willing to budge on the …

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Ten Scottish proverbs and sayings about money

HERE we look at some of words and sayings that have been passed down through generations of Scots when it comes to managing money. A deaf man will hear the clink o' money. A saying that emphasises the lure of money. Get what you can, and keep …

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Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger to open two new Scottish outlets

Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger is creating 34 new jobs with the opening of two new Scottish outlets in the coming weeks in Edinburgh and St Andrews. The latest store openings, on Edinburgh's North Bridge and Market Street in St Andrews, will take …

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Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin joins growing criticism of long security …

Crime author Ian Rankin. SCOTTISH author Ian Rankin has joined in increasing criticism of Edinburgh Airport's long security queues. After being held up yesterday, the Rebus author tweeted: “One x-ray machine in use at 7:30am. “Having to lock passengers …

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Nicola Sturgeon set to be voted in as Scottish first minister …

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to be voted in a Scotland's first minister. She would take over for Alex Salmond, who stepped down in September after his … Read the latest on DW-NEWS here …

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Scotland 1-3 England – Friendly fire halts momentum …

… electoral wrong-doing in referendum. Tuesday 25 November, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … Gordon Strachan's mission to drag Scotland out of the wilderness years into the promised land of France 2016 remains on course, but this emphatic 'friendly' defeat in the 112th contest against England punctures the growing momentum he and his players have […]

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SNP could stand for Berwick seat in UK elections – Scottish …

Sunday 23 November, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment · Politics · Indy … She says broadcasters have no plans to include the SNP leadership in any UK-wide debates to be screened in the run-up to May due to their presence being confined to Scotland, but a move to stand in an […]

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Police and NHS helplines down due to technical problems …

Police Scotland and NHS Scotland have both reported technical difficulties with their non-emergency helplines, a police spokesperson has urged the public to instead call their local police station and only use 999 in an emergency. … In related news, breakdown recovery operators RAC have also reported that their breakdown number went down this morning after […]

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Scottish Teachers Discuss Adding 'Football Manager' to Curriculum

The potential plans were discussed during a meeting of the Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education. The concept was brought forward by Len Almond, former foundation director of the British Heart Foundation National Centre, and could see …

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Two cats killed in suspected antifreeze poisoning incidents

The Scottish SPCA was alerted on November 16 after a Siamese cat named Cyan was found dead near Bannockburn Road in Bannockburn. A post-mortem examination revealed she died after ingesting an antifreeze substance. Chief superintendent Mike …

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Warning for fans ahead of Dundee v Aberdeen Scottish Cup clash

He said: “This game has all the makings of a great Scottish Cup tie and Police Scotland are working with both clubs to keep people safe. “I want to remind fans that they should not drink alcohol on coaches travelling to and from the game. Those who …

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Divorce is hitting Scottish businesses hard

Consensus Collaboration Scotland, a group of Scottish lawyers, family consultants and financial specialists says relationship failures are a major burden on the economy. It gave no figures for Scotland, but said the emotional fallout and the loss of …

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Scottish Seabird Centre flies away with national award

The centre were recognised for its marketing campaign for Puffin Fest at the 2014 Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) awards at Crieff Hydro . Puffin Fest was the first ever festival dedicated to puffins in Scotland, which ran between …

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Learn about untold Scottish history with 'Bannock Bunkum'

If you've been caught up in the ongoing story over Scottish independence, then the Scottish Book Trust's 'Bannock Bunkum' could be for you. The event promises to teach you more about the fascinating battle for Scottish independence over the past 300 …

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Scottish Ministers' Power to Call-in Planning Applications

The briefing document states that a recent decision by the City of Edinburgh Council to approve a residential development at Craighouse has generated considerable interest in Scottish Ministers' power to call-in planning applications. This power allows …

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Scottish rents 'back to peak level', Your Move survey says

Property rents have risen faster in Scotland than in England and Wales over the past year, according to a new report. Lettings agent network Your Move said average rents north of the border were 2.2% higher last month than a year ago. Its Buy-to-Let …

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Scottish rent rises outpace rest of UK

'The introduction of any further lettings controls or restrictions by the Scottish government could further disrupt what was a healthy and extremely gradual rhythm of rent growth, to the detriment of thousands of renters. Complicating legislation would …

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Nicola Sturgeon to outline Scottish government plans

Plans for an alternative to council tax are expected to be at the core of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's plans for the coming year. Ms Sturgeon promised "radical" policies when she outlines her first programme for government at parliament. A ban on …

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Next: NEW THEME SET TO BRING SCOTTISH FLAVOUR …

The Australian Equine Centre is set to be transformed into a mini-Scotland this weekend when hundreds of Bravehearts take to the mud for the Suck It Up Buttercup mud run. Almost 2000 people have already registered for the …

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'Let's silence the Red Army' says Dundee chief ahead of Scottish Cup clash

Colvin would really love a big turnout of Dees and believes, if he gets one, it can help the new-look team to an important victory and a possible Scottish Cup run this season. He reckons a massive home support would be just reward for all those players …

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's full acceptance speech …

SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon was officially voted in as the First Minister of Scotland by MSPs at Holyrood this afternoon and will be sworn in at the Court of Session in Edinburgh tomorrow. Read our article …. Search News …

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Nicola Sturgeon awarded Politician of the Year – Scottish …

The award was given to Ms Sturgeon by the Herald newspaper at last night's ceremony, bolstering her reputation amongst the political elite in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon saw off competition from two fellow party leaders, Ruth …

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Gordon Brown to step down at next election – Scottish …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment … The former Prime Minister will not bow to calls to take up a senior Labour role in Scotland to help the party get back on track north of the border. Allies also say …

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Murphy's pledge to raise tax on wealthiest Scots | UK | News …

SCOTTISH Labour front runner for leader, Jim Murphy, yesterday pledged to introduce a 50p top rate of tax for those earning more than £150,00.

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Why Aren't Scottish Teenagers Getting Drunk Anymore?

A new report from SALSUS (the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle And Substance Use Survey) shows major dips in the percentage of Scottish teens that are hitting the bottle, to the tune of a 45 percent decrease. In surveys conducted last year, 19 …

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More 'kilted Kiwis' on way to Scottish rugby

More 'kilted Kiwis' on way to Scottish rugby. John Hardie, in possession for New Zealand club Highlanders, is believed to have attracted attention from the SRU. Picture: Getty. Updated on the 25 November 2014 23:17. Published 26/11/2014 00:00 …

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Pro-Scottish independence newspaper The National doubles print run after first …

Scotland's first pro-independence daily is going double its print-run after selling all 60,000 copies on its launch day. The National had its first print run on Monday and was launched by Newsquest's Herald and Times group. The paper is running for …

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Scottish football: Kris Boyd says it's time for Rangers to regroup after …

And Boyd is looking to kickstart the campaign when his former side Kilmarnock visit Ibrox on Sunday for the Sky Live Scottish Cup third round clash. Boyd, who began his career at Rugby Park in 2000, joined Rangers in 2006 where he scored 128 goals in …

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Football Manager game to be used as homework in Scottish …

WHY do the Scots get all the fun? … Life & Style · Pics · Vids · Games · Latest News · Weird News · Daily Star Sunday · Columnists · Home · News · Latest News; NO FAIR! Pupils to get Football Manager as homework for PE …

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Government funding of Scottish charities drops by 10 per cent in three years …

Government funding of third sector organisations in Scotland has dropped by 10 per cent over the past three years, according to research from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. The SCVO's biennial research covers Scotland's regulated …

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Scottish football: John Collins fears Celtic may miss out on transfer targets

Scottish football: John Collins fears Celtic may miss out on transfer targets. Last Updated: 25/11/14 5:59pm. 0. John Collins fears Celtic may miss out on January transfer targets. Celtic assistant boss John Collins says the club are in danger of …

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MPs bid for Scottish Labour hotseat

The MP bidding to become the new leader of Scottish Labour says the Scottish Parliament should get full control over income tax. Jim Murphy is seen as the frontrunner in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned last month. All three candidates …

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