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Mark Wotte steps down as performance director of Scottish Football Association

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan added: 'On behalf of the board and staff at the Scottish FA I would like to thank Mark for taking the performance strategy from an ambitious goal in the early days of our strategic plan, Scotland United: A 2020 Vision …

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Scottish retail sales drop at fastest pace on record

David Martin, head of policy and external affairs at the SRC, highlighted the fact that the year-on-year movement in Scottish retail sales value in September had been the worst since comparable records began in January 1999, excluding distortions over …

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Scottish FA performance director Mark Wotte quits after just three years in job

'With the performance schools now into their third year, the successes in qualification for finals by our national youth teams, and of course the great work by Gordon Strachan and Anna Signeul in the men's and women's A squads, I am confident that …

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Nicola Sturgeon: Not my job to prove how different I am to …

Nicola Sturgeon seen here outside the Scottish parliament after being confirmed as the only candidate to succeed Alex Salmond as SNP leader. …. 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights …

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Scottish university staff back strike action

The nine Scottish institutions where UCU members were balloted were Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde universities and the Scottish Association of Marine Science, part of the University of Highlands …

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Scottish Premiership: Johansen backs Delia to be a success at Celtic

Celtic have struggled for consistency under Deila and sit fifth in the Scottish Premiership, but the reigning champions showed their attacking threat in Saturday's 5-0 win over Ross County. Midfielder Johansen won the Norwegian league title under Deila …

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Sales take Scottish independence referendum hit

“There can be little doubt that the engagement in the referendum debate and the uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the contest cast a shadow over the spending of the Scottish consumer in the first half of the month and impacted the value of sales, …

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Greater hope for Scottish amateur golfers

Thanks to a welcome upturn in fortunes following the failure of a single Scot to be selected for last year's Walker Cup – the first time that had happened since 1949 – the Scottish Golf Union's end-of-season report for the campaign does not need to be …

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Symphony Environmental CEO Critizises Scottish Bag Tax

Michael Laurier, CEO of Symphony Environmental Technologies, specialists in technology which makes plastic biodegradable, believes the Scottish government is acting unjustly in subjecting all plastic bags to a charge, without making any exceptions for …

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Bog material reveals 11500 years of Scottish history at prehistoric hillforts …

Peat from a bog near Edinburgh contains 11,500-year-old vegetation and glimpses of the impact made by humans on the landscape from as far back as the Neolithic period, say experts who have foraged seven metres into the earth across parts of a site …

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Football Development Officer – Fixed Term 18 Months

Based at Sports Services, West Primary School, Newton Street, Paisley. Renfrewshire Council's Sport Service In partnership with Scottish Football Association is seeking to employ Football Development Officer across Renfrewshire. The post holder will …

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Mark Wotte: Future is bright for Scottish football

Wotte said in a statement: “I am proud to have been the Scottish FA's first performance director leading this nationwide project and I leave safe in the knowledge that this great football nation is on the rise again.” Wotte oversaw the establishment of …

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Namvula review – half Scottish, half Zambian newcomer is a true original

Namvula Rennie is a singer-songwriter whose attractively cool, unusual songs reflect her interesting history. Born in Zambia to a Zambian mother and Scottish father, she has lived in Switzerland, Kenya, the US and now London, developing a hybrid style …

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Scottish farmers consulted on extra devolution powers

While farming is already devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the reality is that many of the big decisions which affect the sector are taken at EU level and European representation is the responsibility of the UK Government, not the devolved …

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Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

On Friday this week, Paul Seawright will deliver the annual Photographer's Lecture for the Scottish Society for the History of Photography. On Friday morning in Glasgow, Seawright will deliver his lecture in the Glasgow Film Theatre as the Glasgow …

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Painting a picture of Scottish Renaissance Jewellery

The Scottish National Gallery will scrutinise their impressive collection of portraits and examine the finer details of jewellery that is now largely lost. The event is free and begins at 12:45pm on October 22, at the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.

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Scottish Opera at Crinan Hotel with Puffy MacPuffer on Crabbit Canals tour

What's not to like? Boats, storytelling and live music – Scottish Opera is back with an all-new children's production this autumn: Puffy MacPuffer & the Crabbit Canals is a fun, engaging show following the adventures of Puffy, the bold, coal guzzling …

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Scotland victorious on home soil! | SEDS – Scottish Elite …

Scotland win the Senior Home International 2014 The last week has seen some great races in Scotland and the home nations took advantage of these to hold the Senior Home Internationals.

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Medicine and supplies worth £300000 sent to Africa to help fight Ebola

The Scottish Government is set to deliver £300,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies to help treat patients in west Africa. The equipment includes protective face masks to prevent the intake of air particles, allowing health workers to treat the …

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Four BrewDog bars to collaborate with Scottish breweries for craft beer festival

Following its successful launch in 2013, this year's CollabFest held Saturday October 25 will showcase the most exciting and innovative breweries in the UK, including Scottish breweries Cromarty Brewing Co, Alechemy, Fyne Ales and Tempest Brewing Co.

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Youth chief Mark Wotte leaves Scottish FA performance director role

Mark Wotte has left his role as the Scottish FA's performance director after three years in the job. The Dutchman joined the governing body in 2011 and was in charge of implementing performance schools across the country as part of Henry McLeish's …

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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley – The Whisky Exchange

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is made from 100% Scottish-grown barley, peated to 40ppm which is then trickle distilled and combined with pure Islay spring water prior to bottling. An elegant, flor… … Be the first to get the latest news and offers.

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Taxman's take on Scotland's plastic bag fees | UK | News …

SCOTS shoppers will have to pay for disposable bags from today – but it is feared that proceeds will be swallowed up by stores and the taxman.

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Further Scottish devolution must protect NHS services, says MP

“Alan and I have been hearing from people with long-term health needs who are being told they can no longer be treated in the Scottish Borders, but are having to travel much further to get the same treatment in more southerly parts of Northumberland or …

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Scottish rugby big guns are axed as Vern Cotter gets tough over Test selection

BROWN, Hamilton and Evans face battle to save international careers after being ditched by new boss. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Kelly Brown. THREE Scotland big guns are facing a battle to save their international careers after being ditched by new …

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Wind farm to power 35000 Scottish homes

The new 27-turbine wind farm in New Cumnock was granted consent last week and will, as well as powering 35,000 homes, generate community benefit funding of up to £9.2 million over its lifetime. The proposed Afton wind farm, which will have a generating …

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A sneak preview of the Scottish Autumn Conference Agenda

This year's Scottish Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference takes place much later than usual. It's been delayed by the Referendum and will take place in Dunfermline on Saturday 22nd November. There's just about enough time for Presidential candidates to …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Ally McCoist has admitted that an end to Rangers' long-term funding problems before New Year and the possibility of strengthening his squad during the January transfer window would be a fillip in his side's battle for the Scottish Championship title.

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Mixed messages from Scottish public as plastic bags levy comes into force …

Sainsbury's said: “We're removing single use bags from Scottish stores and replacing them with reusable ones. “These aren't subject to the levy, but we're still making a voluntary donation to charity for every bag used.” The Co-op, said: “It will mean …

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Doctor Who: Scottish special effects firm behind Time Lord Peter Capaldi's …

CAPALDI faced a threat from the Boneless in the latest episode, which was computer generated imagery created in Glasgow by effects specialists axisVFX. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. CGI-created enemy The Boneless come out of the walls of a tunnel to …

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Fed-up with the Torry pong, residents say stink infringes human rights

The odours emanate from the Waste Water Treatment Works at the Bay of Nigg, which is owned by Scottish Water and is now operated by Kelda Water. After months of lodging complaints with the latter bodies, Torry Community Council has this week written …

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How do people in Motherwell feel one month after Scottish referendum result?

The majority of people in Motherwell who voted in last month's referendum supported an independent Scotland. A month after the vote that rejected independence, what is the feeling on the streets of the North Lanarkshire town? "I've never felt …

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Scottish video game developers call for end to gamergate bullying

The video games industry must work to condemn online intimidation and bullying, according to a body representing more than 100 Scottish developers. In an online editorial, the Scottish Games Network hits out at gamers conducting a "campaign of hate, …

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Competitors gearing up for Scottish Ploughing Championships

Several north east ploughmen will travel south to Kinross-shire for the 2014 Scottish Ploughing Championships. This includes 22-year old Andrew Hepburn from Turriff who is the area's representative in the new junior ploughman initiative and he will be …

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Kier wins £57m in Scottish schools contracts

It will receive funding support from the Scottish Futures Trust as part of phase three of Scotland's Schools for the Future programme. Kier will refurbish the Grade B-listed Marr College in Troon, and build a new three-storey wing allowing the school …

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