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Work of the Scottish Youth Parliament

Friends, It has been a little over a year since I took post as MSYP (Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament) for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, and I thought to write. The role of MSYP is to understand your collective thought on issues of national importance …

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Scottish referendum turnout could help councils recoup millions in unpaid tax

The Scottish referendum could be helping councils north of the border to track down millions in unpaid council and poll tax. The independence vote saw an unprecendented level of engagement from voters – 97 per cent of those who were eligible to …

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Investec's Nick Gartland on Scottish No vote's effect on the markets

This led to increased volatility/uncertainty in UK fixed interest and equity markets during September leading up to the vote given that the outlook for assets with an exposure to Scotland depended on what form an independent Scottish economy would have …

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Ron Paul – Scottish Referendum Gives the People Reasons to be Hopeful

The Scottish referendum result has done little to discourage other secessionist movements spreading across Europe, in countries ranging from Norway to Italy. Just days after the Scottish referendum, the people of Catalonia voted to hold their own …

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Golfers get into Scottish swing

Complete with a bright orange wig, the sport's world number one – who perhaps looked a little worse for wear – was pictured with Scottish player Stephen Gallacher with the celebrations in full swing. McIlroy (25) posted the funny celebratory picture on …

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After the Scottish referendum, how can we build a better community?

Post-no vote, the mood among pro-independence people in Scotland remains buoyant. The referendum was a major stepping stone on a longer journey. The genie is well and truly out of the bottle. There has been a dramatic rise in the membership of the …

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Romantic boyfriend spends 18 months panning for GOLD in the Scottish …

It was the ultimate labour of love – romantic John Greenwood spent 18 months panning for gold in the Scottish mountains, so he could present his fiancée with a unique wedding ring. The man with the Midas touch collected thousands of tiny specks until …

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Scottish tourism named the real winner as Ryder Cup clear …

A MASSIVE clear-up operation swung into action yesterday at Gleneagles as tourism chiefs said the Ryder Cup had brought £40million worth of free publicity for Scotland. … us on Facebook · Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Tuesday, 30th September 2014. See today's […]

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Scottish Premiership: Police investigate claims Celtic defender Virgil van …

The 23-year-old Dutchman reported the incident after the Scottish Premiership clash and the matter is now in the hands of the authorities. A police statement read: "Police Scotland has received a complaint from a Celtic player alleging he was racially …

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Scottish independence: 94k protesters want revote

ALMOST 94,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Scottish independence referendum revote, following a second rally in two days at the Scottish Parliament. Around 3,000 pro-independence campaigners had gathered at Holyrood on Saturday for the …

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Scottish tourism named the real winner as Ryder Cup clear-up begins

First Minister Alex Salmond said: “This event has had the finest facilities, the warmest welcome to thousands of people from around the world, and, with condolences to our US friends, the best of outcomes. There can be no better advert for Scottish …

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Iain Gray joins Scottish devolution commission

The SNP will be represented by Finance Secretary John Swinney and MSP Linda Fabiani, the Conservatives by former Scottish leader Annabel Goldie and academic Professor Adam Tomkins and the Scottish Greens by co-leaders MSP Patrick Harvie and …

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Scottish panel looks to future in wake of referendum

“This is a time of unprecedented change in Scotland and it's vital that we have a full understanding of the shape of Scottish research and development in order to plan for the future,” he said. The task force's steering group includes Sir Timothy O …

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UK Saved From IS Threat But Scottish Independence Nightmare is Not Over!

The YES Campaigns victory was achieved by means of Westminister politicians LYING to the Scottish electorate by making promises of bribes that amount to effectively INCREASING Scotland's annual net subsidy from England by 50% as the price to be paid …

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Ryder Cup: Gleneagles success could give Scottish tourist industry a £40m boost

"We have used 2014 to showcase our landscapes, vibrant towns and fantastic food and drink, but visitors here are all talking about one thing and that is the Scottish people. "It is one of the top reasons why people come to Scotland and those visitors …

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Energy efficiency measures to benefit 1700 Scottish families

Work is to be carried out on 1677 homes, thanks to the Scottish Government's Green Homes Cashback Scheme. Ms Burgess said the cash would "not only improve the quality of social rented properties up and down the country but it will make a real …

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Scottish Government recycling targets missed

A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT target to recycle or compost half of all household waste by 2013 has been missed, new figures show. Councils across Scotland recycled 42 per cent of the household waste they collected last year, according to the Scottish …

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Scottish police appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run seriously injures cyclist

Scottish police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Stirlingshire on Saturday. The BBC reports that a 47-year-old male rider was on the B822 Kippen to Fintry road just west of Kippen at about 13 …

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In pictures: Rangers v Hibernian, Scottish Championship

RANGERS' hopes of winning the Scottish Championship were dealt a serious blow tonight as they were hammered 3-1 by a Hibs team floundering near the foot of the table. See the best images here. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. VIEW GALLERY.

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Scottish referendum: Iain Gray to join powers commission

Former Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray will join the body set up to agree more powers for the Scottish Parliament. Mr Gray, along with a Scottish Labour MP, will represent the party on the commission being chaired by Lord Smith. The Greens put forward …

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Belle and Sebastian to play Hydro in May with Scottish Festival Orchestra

The band posted on Facebook today saying they will play a gig at the Hydro on May 22. The gig coincides with the release of their new album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance which will be released on January 19 next year. Here's a short clip of a video …

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Tory conference: Ruth Davidson on Scottish target seats

Scotland's Tory leader declined to predict the number or names of seats her party was targeting at the 2015 general election. Ruth Davidson said due to the "scars of 2010", when the party predicted 12 gains, she would not give a figure this time. She …

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The Guardian readers' editor on Scottish independence coverage

An online search of articles shows that between 1 and 18 September the Guardian published about 272 pieces in the paper about Scottish independence or the referendum. Online we published 480 pieces of content that had the tag “Scottish independence” …

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Osborne continues cuts attack on vulnerable

In his speech to the Tory conference in Birmingham, George Osborne confirmed plans to cut another £25bn from the UK budget – taking around £4bn out of the Scottish budget. On top of this, he announced a further £3bn cut to welfare spending, with …

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Scottish waste recycle target missed

A Scottish government target to recycle or compost half of all household waste by 2013 has been missed, according to new figures. Scotland's 32 councils recycled 42% of the household waste they collected last year, said the Scottish Environment …

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Scottish Water announces £3.5bn investment

Scottish Water has announced a £3.5bn investment programme to improve water mains and drinking water supplies. The publicly-owned company's six year investment programme is expected to support 5,000 jobs. The programme is supported by £720m in …

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Chemicals company plans to begin Scottish shale fracking …

Asked when they hoped work would begin in Scotland, Ineos director Tom Crotty told STV News: “We hope to start exploration very soon. In terms of when people would see money flowing back, when real production gets …

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David Cameron: Tories must use referendum as springboard for Scottish …

Speaking before him, Ms Davidson said the Scottish Conservatives had “sometimes let the side down” but said the party had emerged stronger from the referendum and the challenge was now to return Mr Cameron to 10 Downing Street “without any pesky …

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Scottish Independence Poll: Were Youngest Voters Less Likely To Vote For …

Speaking after he decided to stand down as Scottish First Minister in the wake of the defeat, Salmond, 59, said: "I think Scots of my generation and above should really be looking at themselves in the mirror and wonder if we, by majority, as a result …

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Scottish Championship LIVE: Rangers v Hibernian

Both clubs kicked off the campaign targeting promotion to the top flight and while they are experiencing very different fortunes in the ultra-competitive Scottish Championship, they will both be aware of how crucial a fixture this is with a resurgent …

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Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful | John …

0; 0 · 0 · Home · About · Writers · Contact Us · John Hawkins' Right Wing News … Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe. ron paul. In the weeks leading up […]

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Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival heads for Argyll

The annual Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events. Now in its eighth year, the festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, uses the arts to challenge perceptions about …

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Scottish Model Heather McCartney Strips Naked At Australian Football Match …

A Scottish model was arrested after she cavorted naked at the AFL Grand Final match on Saturday. Images of Heather McCartney stripping nude in a corporate box at the prestigious Australian sporting event between Hawthorn and Swans went viral.

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Video: Cove Rangers and Formartine Utd players up for Scottish Cup goal of the …

The duo face competition from Stewart Soane of Forres Mechanics, Auchinleck Talbot's Kenny Connelly, Hurlford United's Stewart Keane and Kyle Quinn of Whitehill Welfare. You can vote by commenting on the William Hill Scottish Cup YouTube page until …

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What George Osborne should learn from the Scottish 'yes' campaign

This goes beyond party politics, and the Scottish campaign exposed a deep malaise in our society – an appalling lack of cohesion. And the complaints of the Scottish 'yes' voters can be heard in England, but usually from UKIP supporters. It's a bit like …

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