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Scottish word of the week: Dour

The word has Scottish origins too, coming from the Gaelic word dúr. Sullen, dull, grim are among many English synonyms for dour, and a quick glance outside the window on most mornings would confirm the weather often fits the term rather too well.

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'SHOWCASING SCOTLAND – A Land of Food and Drink …

'SHOWCASING SCOTLAND – A Land of Food and Drink'. Our fabulous food and drink will be central to a host of events in 2014 and the SHOWCASING SCOTLAND event offers you the opportunity to meet key buyers (retail and foodservice) from both the UK and key international markets. … + Scotland Food & Drink news; […]

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Scots Restaurants in Line for Good Food Award – Scotland …

Scots Restaurants in Line for Good Food Award. Four Scottish restaurants have been shortlisted as front-runners for the Good Food Guide readers' restaurant of the year awards. … + Scotland Food & Drink news; Sectors.

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Young Scot Awards return to celebrate the work of Scottish youth in 2014

"It definitely makes me proud to be Scottish. It is very humbling. "It is just so inspirational when you're in that room and you hear all these amazing stories and what makes it even better is that it is young Scots that are making these stories happen …

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ScotRail pledges to help fans get to Scottish Cup Final

The issue also made it to the Scottish Parliament and was raised with transport minister Keith Brown. Although The Courier understands the engineering works will still go ahead, ScotRail is making efforts to get fans to the match on time. A spokesman …

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Rise in Scottish house prices shows 'sustained growth'

House prices have risen for the sixth month in a row, with the cost of the average home now exceeding £160,000, a survey shows. New figures show that the average price of a house in Scotland rose by 3.6% in the past year. An increase in first-time …

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Lydon signs deal as London Scottish seek recruits

London Scottish have pulled off a major coup by securing the services of Stade Francais youngster Peter Lydon on a one-year contract, and chief executive Kenny Baillie has hinted that he could be joined by more big-name signings. Utility back Lydon, 21 …

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Scottish independence: Salmond would back tax cuts

ALEX Salmond backed tax cuts for big business in an independent Scotland, but failed to guarantee a living wage for all workers, as he addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress yesterday. The First Minister told STUC delegates that the SNP's plan to …

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Battle over Scottish independence slightly tightens in new poll

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which runs Scotland's devolved parliament, says that ending the 307-year tie to England to become independent will give Scotland the power to make its own decisions rather than be run by politicians in London. The …

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Scottish independence poll shows gap narrowing

The survey of 988 Scottish adults by TNS showed a slight tightening between the two positions when compared with a similar poll it conducted last month, which found a 28 per cent Yes vote and 42 per cent for No. The results of today's poll revealed …

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First Sea Lord warns on Scottish independence

A vote for Scottish independence would strike at the “very heart” of Britain's maritime defence forces, the UK First Sea Lord has said, in the first intervention on the referendum debate by a serving military chief. Admiral Sir George Zambellas said on …

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Football Results for Scottish First Division for Tuesday 15th …

… Football Live in · Home » Football Results for Scottish First Division for Tuesday 15th April 2014 … Tagged with: Scottish First Division. 20:45 Raith Rvs (3-2) … goalpost.tv is the foremost on Results , Fixtures and News.

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Scottish Independence Would Strike At 'Very Heart' Of Military, Royal Navy …

The UK's shared defence forces provide the "security and peace of mind" which underpin almost every area of the debate on Scottish independence, defence secretary Philip Hammond has said. A Yes vote in September would also result in "long and …

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Paolo Nutini DANCES his way out of BBC interview

… rocker Paolo Nutini jigged his way across MediaCityUK after appearing on BBC Breakfast. Paolo Nutini at MediaCityUK. Scottish rocker Paolo Nutini was funking our lives up – as he DANCED across MediaCityUK following an appearance on BBC Breakfast.

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Report: Scottish independence TV debate

The latest in a series of BBC Scotland television debate, ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, comes from Kirkwall in Orkney. On the panel: Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Youth Employment Minister Angela Constance, Former …

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Awards from the WOC 2015 Elite Fund – Scottish Orienteering

Scottish Orienteering is pleased to announce awards from the WOC 2015 Elite Fund to ten Scottish athletes. The following individuals will be supported over the next year as they train and compete for selection in WOC 2015.

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Admiral's warning over Scottish independence

The First Sea Lord has claimed the “very heart” of Britain's maritime defence forces would be damaged by Scottish independence. Admiral Sir George Zambellas insisted the nations that remained in the UK would adapt and cope eventually but he said …

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Scottish independence: Hammond says Yes vote risks Scottish defence jobs

Mr Hammond said UK governments had always sought to build ships in the UK but in the future that may change: "That policy and the Royal Navy's scale delivers billions pounds of investment and sustains thousands of Scottish jobs, directly and indirectly.

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Golfer Ffion,11, lifts cup at Scottish tournament

The 11-year-old, from Tonyrefail, clinched the Murray Donald & Caithness NETT Cup at the Scottish Girls Under-16 Championships at Strathmore Golf Club in Blairgowrie, Perth. Fearless Ffion carded a fantastic eight under par 136 over the two rounds …

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Defence chiefs warn against Scottish independence

Defence chiefs warn against Scottish independence. Thousands of defence jobs will be at risk if Scotland votes for independence, according to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. Admiral Sir George Zambellas also said combined defences would be …

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Scottish independence: Salmond says defence is a matter of co-operation

… on many aspects of defence procurement and it will be in their interest to co-operate with us". The first minister was responding to an earlier claim by UK Defence Minister Philip Hammond that a "Yes" vote would risk thousands of Scottish defence jobs.

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Navy chief: Scottish independence would mean a 'less efficient' Navy

Navy chief: Scottish independence would mean a 'less efficient' Navy. First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sir George Zambellas says Scottish independence would weaken the effectiveness of Britain's maritime defence forces. 10:46AM BST 15 …

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Labour offers Scottish women incentives to resist independence

Labour has promised Scottish women better childcare, higher pay and equal representation on the boards of public bodies to counter nationalist efforts to increase female support for independence. “The best future for Scottish women is inside the United …

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Scottish Independence Would Strike At 'Very Heart' Of Military, Royal Navy …

The UK's shared defence forces provide the "security and peace of mind" which underpin almost every area of the debate on Scottish independence, defence secretary Philip Hammond has said. A Yes vote in September would also result in "long and …

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Lord West: 'No doubt' Scottish independence would harm defences

There is "no doubt" Scottish independence would harm Britain's defences a former First Sea Lord has said, after the current head of the Navy warned a split from Scotland would damage "the very heart" of the country's maritime forces. Lord West said a …

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Gluten-Free Food Company Targets Canadian Market …

Gluten-Free Food Company Targets Canadian Market. The owner of a Scottish gluten-free food brand has targeted Canada as its next big export market after travelling across the Atlantic to exhibit at one of North America's biggest trade shows. … of the year we will have some fairly major deals that we can report on." Read […]

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Scotland Seeks to Gain Independence from UK in September

Viral Global News. Globally Aware, Socially Shared … The Scottish National Party (SNP) has sought to drum up support for an upcoming referendum on independence, at its party conference in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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41st Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games, Vista …

The two day event will feature activities and entertainment for all ages including sheepdog demonstrations and trials, highland dancing, Scottish country.

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New Scottish bishop lives in low-income housing area …

A newly installed Scottish bishop has taken up residence in a parish house in a low-income housing area, rather than in the more opulent episcopal residence. “[Pope] Francis dreams, and so do I, of a Church which is bruised …

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Mussel Ready Meals from Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group on Shortlist for …

Mussel Ready Meals from Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group on Shortlist for Illustrious Award. Two ready meals produced by the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) have been shortlisted in The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2014.

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Ex-Dundee Utd defender Garry Kenneth running a supporters' bus to Scottish …

HE helped Dundee United to their last Scottish Cup success but this time around Garry Kenneth is running a bus to the final. And the former Tannadice stopper is certain his old club are on the road to glory again. Kenneth was a key member of Peter …

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Scottish Government boosts apprenticeship target by 20%

In a speech at the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Dundee, Mr Salmond said the annual target within the modern apprenticeship programme will increase from 25,00 to 30,000. In his speech to STUC, Mr Salmond said: 'Scotland currently has the eighth …

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Scottish independence poll tracker

In less than six months, the Scottish people will vote in a referendum which could see the country break away from the rest of the UK. Using polling data collated by the UK Polling Report and What Scotland Thinks, we have analysed all polls conducted …

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Scottish independence would weaken security and damage Royal Navy …

SCOTTISH independence would “fundamentally change” maritime security in the UK and damage the very heart of the Armed Forces, according to a senior military figure. Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, the First Sea Lord, says …

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Scottish Boys: The season starts here | Golf Magazine News …

Scottish Boys: The season starts here. Your home for Golf. bunkered Golf Magazine, Golf Forum & Golf News.

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