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Scottish independence: Female Yes vote about 'practicalities'

Angela Constance MSP, who had been promoted to the cabinet of the Scottish government by First Minister Alex Salmond on Saturday, spoke of the issues women face: "I think it's often about the practicalities of life. "Irrespective of whether you're a …

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Jackie McNamara Scottish Cup final ban threat branded 'ridiculous'

Dundee United coach Darren Jackson insists it would be “ridiculous” if manager Jackie McNamara was denied the chance to lead the team out for the William Hill Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone on May 17. The Tangerines boss was able to take his …

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Colourist paintings included in £900000 auction haul

Paintings by Scottish artists including each of the four Scottish Colourists have changed hands for more than £900,000 at an auction in Edinburgh. Work by the renowned post-impressionist group went under the hammer alongside other Scottish items …

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United legend Frank Kopel dies

In a statement on their website, the Scottish Cup finalists said: "Everyone associated with Dundee United will be saddened to hear that Frank Kopel has lost his brave battle against his cruel illness. "Frank was the first signing made by manager Jim …

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Pair will face off for Scottish Cup

A Burnside or King's Park man will get their hands on the Scottish Cup next month. King's Park man Brian Easton was part of the St Johnstone side that shocked Aberdeen on Sunday with a 2-1 victory to reach their first ever Scottish Cup final. And in …

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Spiers on Sport: my Scottish team of the year

Wright has taken St Johnstone to their first-ever Scottish Cup final, steered his club to a very comfortable top-six place, contested a League Cup semi-final, and also seen off Rosenborg in Europe. All this, plus he had the handicap of a dodgy gall …

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Scottish Conservatives call for 'radical' education reform

The Scottish Conservatives have said radical changes are needed to Scottish schools to help youngsters from poorer families get to university. Figures released by them show a gap between the number of children from the richest and poorest families …

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Scottish independence: Johann Lamont appeals to unions not to split over …

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has urged trade unions not to split along referendum lines and risk losing sight of common aims. Addressing Scottish TUC in Dundee, Ms Lamont said she respected both sides of the referendum debate. But differences …

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Scottish GDP growth hampered by refinery strike in late 2013

Economic prosperity is a key battleground ahead of a September 18 referendum on Scottish independence, with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond arguing a "yes" vote would free his nation from decades of economic mismanagement. Scotland's …

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RGU: SPORT Scholars target Scotland's Commonwealth …

News. Share … RGU: SPORT Scholars Rebecca Bee, Andrew McGovern and Siobhan Cowie are targeting places on Team Scotland when the final team for Glasgow 2014 is announced in June. Each athlete needs to meet …

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'Threads out of the rope': Navy diminished by Scottish independence

The British navy would be diminished by a vote for Scottish independence, the first sea lord has said in a rare political intervention. Admiral Sir George Zambellas warned that Britain's ability to defend itself would be damaged by a split north of the …

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Scottish football: Dundee United legend Frank Kopel dies aged 65

In a statement on their website, the Scottish Cup finalists said: "Everyone associated with Dundee United will be saddened to hear that Frank Kopel has lost his brave battle against his cruel illness. "Frank was the first signing made by manager Jim …

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Reaction from hat-trick hero Jane Ross – Scottish Football …

Bilino Polje, Zenica M Kulis, 18; J Ross, 62, 74, 86. Jane Ross speaks exclusively from pitch-side after her second-half hat-trick sealed Scotland's sixth consecutive win in the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying campaign.

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My kitchen ceiling was flooded after an annual boiler service by Scottish …

A Scottish Power engineer came to my house for the boiler's annual service, during which he drained the pipes from the airing cupboard, leading to the shower. On turning the water back on, the sudden increase in pressure ruptured a joint and water …

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Scottish Cabinet in Stornoway: Sturgeon marks the start of work on Stornoway …

Following today's Cabinet meeting in Stornoway, the Deputy First Minister will visit the site at Melbost Farm, where she will announce the start of construction work that has been part-funded through a £1.8 million grant from the Scottish Government.

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Scottish Labour joins SNP in APD promise

The promise, made during a Scottish Passenger Agents' Association debate on independence on Tuesday, came after the SNP repeated its intention to halve APD in the first year of independence, and abolish it within the first few years if it wins the Yes …

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Essay: coming out for Scottish independence

Scottish Greens also support independence. As the party says: “Bringing political and economic structures and decision-making closer to the Scottish people is a core Green principal and ambition.” But it's one thing going along with the party line …

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Scottish Independence 'Nightmare' For Energy Firms, Warns Industry Chief

Scottish independence could be a "bit of a nightmare" for the energy industry that could see companies forced to pass on the costs of the extra regulation needed to the consumer, the head of the energy sector's trade body has warned. In an interview …

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Growth in Scottish economy slows

The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013 compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK, according to official figures. Events at the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, which was shut down in October during an industrial dispute, was …

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ONS data: Scottish unemployment rises by 3000

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said: "It is encouraging to see 16,000 more Scots move into work and the number claiming Job Seeker's Allowance fall for the 17th straight month. "There are now 68,000 more people in work and around 32,000 fewer …

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What the papers say … BBC Scotland will repeat

Newspaper sales in Scotland are tumbling. The Daily Record, Scottish Sun, the Scotsman and Herald are all suffering as readers move to the internet in their droves. The new web based medium is fast replacing newsprint as …

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Fresh thinking required to revitalise high streets, says Scottish Town Centres …

The number of void units fell in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen over the past five years, leaving Dundee as the only major Scottish city where the number of boarded-up units has increased. GVA James Barr's fifth annual Scottish Town Centres report …

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Cup heartbreak won't wreck our Scottish Premiership run-in says Aberdeen …

ABERDEEN defender Andrew Considine insists Scottish Cup semi-final heartache will not be allowed to wreck the Dons' Premiership run-in. Derek McInnes's men had their sights set on a glorious cup double having already bagged the League Cup trophy …

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Pedal on Parliament: the stakes are high ahead of Scottish referendum

In 2012, we organised the first Pedal on Parliament (PoP), a mass bike ride where 4,000 people called on the Scottish parliament for a cycle-friendly Scotland. What we thought would be a one-off event is now scheduled again for 26 April 2014. Much has …

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Hynes left frustrated by Bedford defeat against London Scottish

Bedford let London Scottish get the better of them on Sunday as they earned a 19-15 victory in Richmond – and Blues forwards coach Martin Hynes spoke of his continued frustration with his side's season. The IPA Championship clash didn't do the …

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Carwyn Jones issues Scottish independence warning tweets over UK …

But Mr Jones' plea for that the campaign for a No vote be dominated by English voices came as the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, travelled to Glasgow to warn that a Yes vote in the referendum risked thousands of Scottish defence jobs – and warned …

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Britain's Got Talent contender fled to Scotland to escape …

A BEAUTIFUL young music graduate breaks down in tears on Britain's Got Talent as it is revealed she fled to Scotland to escape the school bullies in her English town. … Find us on Facebook · Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Tuesday, […]

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Two brothers from Surrey made tartan a symbol of Scotland …

TWO brothers from Surrey had a nerve when they came to Scotland in the 19th century – they showed us how to wear the kilt. But at least they did it … Newspaper round-up: Ukraine crisis escalates, monster rats and statins.

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Dancing to UKIP's tune – Newsnet Scotland

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish. … Scotland is the part of Britain they have yet to make a real impact on yet. We have to …

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Workers and service personnel from Faslane Naval Base consider what would …

Faslane Naval Base, currently home to the United Kingdom's nuclear submarines, would be transformed into the base of the Scottish Navy, but many doubt that current levels of staffing at the base where around 6,500 personnel work, could be maintained.

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Scottish independence: Carmichael promises more power for isles

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has promised to deliver greater powers for the Northern and Western Isles. The Orkney and Shetland MP said government from Edinburgh had been "just as bad and just as dangerous" for the islands "as it is from …

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Scottish independence: Claims women are 'more sceptical'

Women are more sceptical about Scottish independence because they favour "head-over-heart" arguments and are better at spotting "bluff", it has been claimed. The comments came from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael and ex-Labour MP Brian Wilson.

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Scottish independence: Labour unveils five-point pledge as battle for women's …

Promises to extend free childcare, expose unequal pay and expand the proportion of women on boards of public bodies were unveiled by Margaret Curran MP, the shadow Scottish secretary. The move follows Alex Salmond's unexpected promotion of two …

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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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