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'Jaw-dropping' Scottish hotel rated among best in world by travel site

… and Ireland included in this exclusive ranking makes the accolade all the more prestigious, not just for the hotel, but also for Scotland as a world-class destination. "Atholl Palace has long been recognised as a 'jewel in the crown' of Scottish …

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Nicola Benedetti does BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra webcast with Hamilton …

Hamilton College pupils Esha Gupta (S1), and Charlotte Wallace (J7), played alongside classical superstar Nicola Benedetti. Last week's performance with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was broadcast as a live webcast. Only a handful of pupils from …

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Scottish Book Trust calls for library card for every child

Every child in Scotland should be automatically enrolled in their local library, according to the director of the Scottish Book Trust. Marc Lambert made the call at the start of Book Week Scotland. He said the move would not only benefit children but …

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Scottish ex-soldier among ranks of British volunteer forces helping Kurdish …

JAMIE Read is one of a number of British ex-soldiers who is now fighting the Islamic State under Kurdish direction in the fight for Iraq and Syria. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Jamie Read is in Syria fighting Islamic State. A SCOT has joined the …

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Scotland v England – as it happened | Barry Glendenning …

62 min: Good news for Arsenal fans: it looks as if Danny Welbeck is about to go off with a hamstring injury. He's made to wait and continue running around, as on the bench Raheem Sterling isn't anywhere near ready to come …

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Scottish Premiership: Partick v Aberdeen match reaction

Scottish Premiership: Partick v Aberdeen match reaction. Last Updated: 23/11/14 5:10pm. 0. Alan Archibald still looking to learn. Derek McInnes: All smiles in the match against Partick. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was pleased to have seen his side …

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Sales of DIY breath-testing kits blow sky high as Scots drink-drive limit is …

The store say they'll “alert you of all UK and Irish drink-drive limits, including the new Scottish limit”. A spokesman for Halfords, who also sell hand-held reusable devices for about £60, said: “We're putting these breathalysers out because of the …

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Nicola Sturgeon gig a triumphal celebration of Scottish nationalists' revival

With rock 'n' roll bagpipers and hip hop artists among her support acts, and a crowd welcome worthy of a pop diva, Scotland's new first minister's gig at Glasgow's Hydro arena was a triumphal celebration of the extraordinary resurgence of her Scottish …

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Scottish unemployment falls again – News stories – GOV.UK

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 10,000, to 164,000 in the period July to September 2014, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 5.9 per cent, which is just …

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Leading economist calls for maximum tax autonomy

The SNP has welcomed the comments today from Professor Sir Donald Mackay on fiscal autonomy for Scotland. Professor Mackay is one of Scotland's leading and most distinguished economists and a former Chairman of Scottish Enterprise. He argues in an …

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Scottish Labour leader candidates call for party unity

"We've not had enough of a story to tell about Scotland or the Scottish Labour Party in recent years, but our disagreements have been an open book. "Everybody knows everything about everything to do with us. I've no idea about the disagreements of the …

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Eilidh Child wins Scottish Athletics award

Eilidh Child was among those to receive recognition at the Scottish Athletics awards on Saturday as she was named Athlete of the Year for the fourth time in six years. The hurdler, who also picked up the award in 2009, 2010 and 2013, receives it again …

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New Scottish poll piles pressure on Ed Miliband

The results of a Scottish sample of a Yougov poll comes after a Sunday paper reported that a member of Mr Miliband's shadow cabinet had said he has become “a laughing stock”. CONNECT WITH THE SCOTSMAN. • Subscribe to our daily newsletter …

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Lib Dems have 'reviewed position' on Scottish welfare powers

The Liberal Democrats have reviewed their position that Scottish benefits should be controlled from London and advocated the transfer of "a major package of welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament". Scottish leader Willie Rennie said the weight of …

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Scottish Premiership: Partick Thistle 0 Aberdeen 1

Rooney fired home in the 34th minute after referee Willie Collum had penalised Abdul Osman for handball. The ball did strike the midfielder's arm but it had come only a yard from Mark Reynolds' header following a Jonny Hayes corner and Osman was …

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4th State set for Ely appearance

Headlining this year's event will be Scottish boy band 4th State, with Cambridgeshire indie group Staycations also making an appearance. The fun begins at 3pm, when the fairground rides open to the public, with stalls opening an hour later. The cast of …

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Dirty tricks row over Labour leadership voting booklet

In a letter to McNicol, Unite's Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: "You can imagine my surprise when I looked at the candidate election booklet to find that my union's nomination, along with all the other trades unions, had been omitted from the …

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Scottish Sports Awards: The shortlists for the 2014 prizes are revealed ahead …

Over the past three months you've been nominating the success stories of an astonishing 12 months for the eighth annual Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards. It's been our hardest task yet, sifting through so many stars – but here we …

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The Judge: Scottish Power's £200m billing system causing chaos

SCOTTISH Power have been plagued by problems since they invested £200million in a new billing system at the start of the year, The Judge hears from four angry readers who have experienced issues with over-charging and the non-issuing of bills.

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Reports of extra capacity at Faslane – concerning

Reports in this morning's Sunday Herald newspaper suggest that the UK Government has struck a deal with the United States for a dozen new Trident missiles tubes for the first new 'Successor' submarines – before Westminster has even decided if the …

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Arsenal & Manchester United Chasing £12m-Rated Scottish Youngster

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly both chasing the signing of highly impressive Hull City youngster Andy Robertson, according to the Daily Express. SEE ALSO: Reus Arsenal – Gunners eye Dortmund star. Bale Manchester United – Real ready …

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Liz honoured by Scottish Women in Sport

She has worked her way up the ladder as a Scottish Athletics graded official. She has officiated at everything from grassroots leagues to Scottish Championships to this summer's Commonwealth Games where she was chief field judge for the horizontal jumps.

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Scotland: devolve fracking to Scottish authorities

A new poll by Survation suggests that fracking should be devolved to Scottish authorities. Only Conservative voters oppose the idea. Scotland is going through a massive constitutional change, and the Smith Commission is leading the way in trying to …

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Tax devolution calls : expectation of progress

The submissions include the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) who make clear that “any potential devolution of taxation must be across the portfolio of taxes and not place a disproportionate burden on one tax and taxpayer base to …

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Scottish comedy star threatened with arrest after bringing folding bike into …

Scottish comedy star threatened with arrest after bringing folding bike into McDonald's. Brian Conley said three officers arrived in a van to take him away after he attempted to bring cycle into fast food restaurant. by Sarah Barth November 23, 2014 …

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Scottish Opera : Inés de Castro

If you already have your tickets organised for the Christmas period then perhaps this will allow you to look beyond the festive madness and plan for January when acclaimed Scottish composer, James MacMillan will conduct his opera, Inés de Castro for …

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Neon Jungle star Shereen Cutkelvin admits performing at the Scottish Music …

NEON JUNGLE will perform at the Scottish Music Awards on Saturday – and they can't wait. The all-girl group are among the star acts who will play at the annual ceremony being held at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket on November 29. For homesick Scot Shereen …

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St Johnstone and Dundee United continue to chase SFA over Scottish Cup final …

ST JOHNSTONE will kick off their defence of the Scottish Cup on Saturday still locked in a battle with the SFA over last season's final. Saints and runners-up Dundee United have written jointly to chief exec Stewart Regan, with the Perth club in …

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Scottish Grand Prix: Robert Blair & Imogen Bankier reach final

Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier continued the defence of their Scottish Open Grand Prix title with victory over Peter Kaesbauer and Isabel Herttrich. The top seeds beat the German pair 17-21 21-15 21-14 to reach Sunday's mixed doubles final, where they …

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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Last season's Scottish Cup finalists St Johnstone and Dundee United remain at loggerheads with the SFA over the distribution of money from the showpiece event. (Sunday Mail). Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs hailed Scott Allan as the best player in the …

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Scottish League Two: Big game preview, team news and injury updates for all …

JOHN GEMMELL admits Albion Rovers won't be reading anything into a League Two table which already looks like a three horse race for the title. The Cliftonhill striker is back for a second spell at the side where he gained promotion via the play-offs in …

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Scottish Championship: McCoist convinced Rangers can still win title

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is convinced his team can still win the Scottish Championship despite falling nine points behind Hearts who beat them 2-0 at Tynecastle. A sweeping first-time effort from Jason Holt, after an acrobatic clearance from Lee …

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Caution must be the watchword amid Scottish optimism for Six Nations

In its aftermath, Scottish supporters looked forward with optimism to the Six Nations championship that would get under way a couple of months later. The consensus was a corner had been turned. The players were playing with renewed flair and self-belief.

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It was a bar that defined the Scottish music scene, now the Clutha Trust will …

Scottish Enterprise is drawing up the proposals, which are understood to outline a complete regeneration of that area of the city. Crossan said: "Nothing can bring people back or change what happened that night, but hopefully, with the trust and …

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Cameron questioned by MPs about Scotland, devolution …

Andrew Sparrow's rolling coverage of David Cameron being questioned by the Commons liaison committee about the Scottish independence referendum, devolution and English votes for English laws (Evel) … And these MPs wonder why their select committees never make the news? Here are the key points. Cameron said that English MPs should accept that scrapping the […]

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