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Johann Lamont to quit as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont to quit as Scottish Labour leader. Johann Lamont. Pic: Jane Barlow. Published on the 24 October 2014 21:23. Published 24/10/2014 21:23. Print this. Sponsored by. Botanic Lights. Johann Lamont is to stand down as Scottish Labour leader, …

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Who might take over from Johann Lamont as Labour leader announces …

HAS had plenty to say in private about Scottish Labour's failings – but will he now front up in public? He fought a dogged street campaign in the referendum making him a household name and nationalist hate figure. Shrewd operator but no deep …

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to quit. Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to quit. Lamont's decision, confirmed tonight, comes after sustained fire internally over her leadership of the party during and after the independence referendum …

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Johann Lamont to stand down as leader of Scottish Labour

She became leader of Scottish Labour in 2011, succeeding Iain Gray after the party's defeat in 2011's Scottish Parliament election. Her decision to stand down comes after the party's last First Minister said Scottish Labour needed to rediscover its …

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Fears for drivers as Scotland's drink limit is cut | UK | News …

LAW-ABIDING Scots could be turned into criminals after just one drink because the Scottish Government will lower the drink-drive limit in the run-up to Christmas, it was claimed yesterday.

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NHS Scotland computer project is late and over budget | UK …

A NEW computer system for Scotland's NHS 24 phone service is on course to be almost twice its budget and more than two years late, the country's public spending watchdog has revealed. … Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Saturday, 25th October 2014. […]

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Sunlight is key to fighting obesity and diabetes, Scots …

Sunlight is key to fighting childhood obesity and diabetes, Scots scientists reveal …. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. News.

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Scottish Premiership – Hayes strike sees off Motherwell

Scottish Premiership – Hayes strike sees off Motherwell. An early Jonny Hayes strike in an uninspiring encounter was enough for Aberdeen to see off a Motherwell side whose wretched run of form continued in the Scottish Premiership. 4 hours ago PA Sport …

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Brian Kennedy tries to thwart Mike Ashley's move for control at Scottish club …

Brian Kennedy staged a desperate 11th hour bid on Friday night to thwart Mike Ashley's move for control at Rangers on an incredible day in the Ibrox power battle. The Sale Sharks owner, who joined forces with the Blue Knights in a failed attempt to …

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Scottish Premiership: McCall confident Motherwell can recover

Stuart McCall is confident he can turn around Motherwell's after they lost a fourth straight Scottish Premiership game. The Steelmen remain second bottom after a 1-0 loss to Aberdeen settled by a second-minute goal by Jonny Hayes. It was a poor game of …

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Lightsource opens Scottish office; predicts PV 'boom'

Nick Boyle, CEO at Lightsource Renewable Energy, explained the company's decision to open a Scottish office: “The habit of turning on a light, running a bath, or flicking the kettle on is not going out of fashion, and with the UK's fossil fuels …

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In pictures: How Polish photographer Konrad Borkowski fell in love with the …

In pictures: Outlander memes that have gone viral · Creative Scotland reveal plans for a Scottish movie studio in new film strategy · Shop. Search: Hot Topic: Discover Scotland; – Glasgow · Facebook …

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Audit Scotland raises concerns over three Scottish NHS boards

Scotland's financial watchdog has flagged up concerns about the accounts of three Scottish health boards. In a report laid before the Scottish Parliament, Audit Scotland highlighted weaknesses in the financial management of NHS Highland and NHS Orkney.

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Johann Lamont to stand down as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing her Westminster colleagues of treating Scotland as a "branch office" of London. Ms Lamont also described some Labour MPs as "dinosaurs" who failed to recognise that …

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New Scottish film studio to be launched – Scottish Statesman

Scotland's main arts and creative funding body has unveiled new plans to launch a Scottish film studio in a bid to re-energise and grow the industry, attracting greater inward investment and utilising Scotland's under-appreciated creative talents. In it's new three-year strategy, Creative … About the Author. Scottish Statesman – The Scottish Statesman is an online […]

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Circular Economy On Show At Scottish Resource Conference 2014

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Sandy Rodger, will deliver keynote speeches across the two-day event, discussing the latest updates from the Scottish Government and its partners, and how Scotland can lead …

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Football – Meekings hails Scottish talent

But both teams have started the season well and go into their meeting in the Highlands on Saturday in the top three of the Scottish Premiership. And Meekings feels United can be proud of the fact they are producing players that big clubs want to sign.

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Johann Lamont resigns as leader of Scottish Labour party

Johann Lamont is to stand down as the leader of the Scottish Labour party. The Glasgow Pollok MSP has represented her constituency since 1999 and has been leader since December 2011. In the weeks after the referendum Lamont said she wanted to lead …

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Scottish labour leader to quit

But colleagues need to realise that the focus of Scottish politics is now Holyrood, not Westminster." MP Anas Sarwar was elected deputy of the Scottish Labour Party at the same time as Ms Lamont became leader. A UK Labour party source said: "She …

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Deila: I want Celtic to be top of the Scottish Premiership by Christmas

Ronny Deila wants Celtic to be top of the Scottish Premiership and through to the knockout stages of the Europa League by Christmas. Ronny Deila wants Celtic to be top of the Scottish Premiership and through to the knockout stages of the Europa League …

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New Scottish pig co-op to take on Brechin plant

Scottish pig producers have formed a new co-op to buy a pig processing plant at Brechin, Angus, from meat wholesalers AP Jess of Paisley. The plant is currently leased to Tulip, which will continue to manage the business for the new owners, Quality …

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont on verge of stepping down

Sources say she has grown weary of internal sniping about her leadership and tired of what is seen as meddling by the UK Labour party in the running of Scottish Labour. Her resignation would leave Labour with a massive headache just six months before …

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Scottish Widows extends initial commission on pension transfers

A Scottish Widows spokesperson says: “While we are not able to continue to pay initial commission on regular premium business for commercial reasons, we have been working to ensure that we can continue to pay initial commission for transfer business up …

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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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