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Ladies kick off with big win

Joelle Murray (2), Lucy Graham (2), Katey Turner (2), Lia Tweedie and Clare Williamson were all on target for the rampant Hibees during the Scottish Women's Premier League, first round contest at Albyn Park, Broxburn. Manager Chris Roberts was …

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Former PM Gordon Brown says UK government could part own oil fields

However, the SNP's Stewart Hosie accused Mr Brown of failing to act during his time as Chancellor. Mr Hosie, the party's deputy leader, called for Mr Brown to back the Scottish government's action plan for the industry, which included cuts in North Sea …

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Three Scottish sites ruled out and three remain in UK spaceport race

Three Scottish airports are a step closer to becoming home of Europe's first spaceport today after three Scottish RAF bases were ruled out as potential sites. Following a three month consultation by the UK government, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA …

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Transmission charges warning must be heeded

Today's National reports that Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at Scottish Power, has warned transmission charges are a barrier to new electricity generation in Scotland, making clear that “there needs to be a fair and level playing field with …

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Scottish Labour leader joins calls for reduction in FOBT stakes

The leader of the Scottish Labour Party has spoken out in favour of reducing the cap on stakes players can place on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Member of Parliament for East Renfrewshire Jim Murphy has added his support to the campaign to cut …

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Sports accountant: Scottish clubs will fall further behind English teams if …

But that three-year deal – which kicks in from 2016 – dwarves the Scottish Professional Football League's current agreement with the satellite broadcasters. It runs until 2017 but the £15million a year it pays out to the SPFL is shared by all 42 member …

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Scottish A&E waiting time targets missed again in January

The Scottish Government announced it would publish weekly waiting time figures following sustained pressure from Labour at Holyrood, with opposition MSPs arguing weekly publication of the statistics in England has revealed problems in A&E departments …

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Benefit sanctions “punished” 6500 Scottish children last year

Religious leaders have called for an urgent rethink of UK welfare reforms after a major report found around 6,500 children in Scotland were hit by benefit sanctions last year. The report from a coalition of churches condemned the sanctions system – the …

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Three people arrested over escape of Scottish prisoner in Ireland

Three people have been arrested over the violent escape of a notorious Scottish convict from prison in Ireland. Three people have been arrested over the violent escape of a notorious Scottish convict from prison in Ireland. Sorry, you must sign in …

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Scottish FA announce a minute's applause will be held in honour of Dave …

Born in Edinburgh, Mackay started his career at Tynecastle in 1953 and five years later captained his boyhood heroes to the Scottish title. He also led Hearts to a Scottish Cup triumph and two League Cup victories and was a Hearts player when he played …

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Labour 'will keep free university tuition'

Speaking ahead of the event in Glasgow, Mr Murphy said: “Under Scottish Labour there will be no university tuition fees in Scotland. “I want young Scots to be able to train to be doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers, scientists and much more no matter …

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Scottish Textiles Centre for Galashiels

It has been announced that Galashiels is set to become the home of a new Scottish Centre of Textiles. Plans for the centre are still in the early stages, but first on the list is to create a Scottish National Archive, which would house both historic …

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Westminster sanctions hitting lone parents hardest

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament's Stage Three debate on the Welfare Funds Bill, the SNP is highlighting new evidence of the impact of welfare cuts and sanctions on lone parents – and is reiterating its call for a full investigation into reports that …

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Priceless Scottish treasures are on their way to Bede's World in Jarrow

The team from Bede's World in Jarrow are setting off on a mission to select items from Glasgow Museum's Burrell Collection and bring them back to Tyneside. The curators of the Burrell Collection which forms part of the Scottish National Collection are …

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Scotland v Italy: Six Nations 2015 – as it happened | Dan …

Six Nations 2015: Scotland were left staring at the wooden spoon after a late penalty try gave Italy a dramatic win at Murrayfield. … 2015 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

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St Patrick was Scottish and 12 other facts you probably didn't know about the …

St Patrick was Scottish and 12 other facts you probably didn't know about the patron saint of Ireland. 07:00, 3 March 2015; By Kate Rees, Amy Browne. Swot up on Ireland's patron saint ahead of St Patrick's Day on March 17. Share; Share; Tweet; +1 …

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New flag plan could stir up Scottish feeling

Union flags will be displayed on roads, bridges and other publicly funded infrastructure projects throughout Britain under Government plans which may be seen as provocative by supporters of Scottish independence. Plaques featuring the union flag …

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Thousands of Scottish children hit annually as a result of benefit sanctions …

MORE than 6,000 Scots children were affected by benefit sanctions last year, according to a church report. The report, Time to Rethink Benefit Sanctions, was written by a coalition of major UK Churches including the Church of Scotland, Church Action on …

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Children's charity Hopscotch receives £1200 donation from Scottish Conservatives

THE Scottish Tories have donated £1,200 to Hopscotch, a children's charity that provides respite care for vulnerable children in the West Highlands. Hopscotch, based in Edinburgh, was founded in 1998 and since then has enabled approximately 5000 …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

(Scottish Sun). Rangers board members Derek Llambias and Barry Leach are also considering leaving the club before Friday's EGM. (Daily Record). King will secure control of Rangers without the need for an EGM. (The Times). Former Rangers chairman …

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Scottish universities warn against SNP political control

The plans will hinder Scottish universities' ability to compete globally, “diminish their international strength and should be resisted”, the university concluded. It also challenged ministers to provide evidence there are problems with how it is …

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Scotland 19-22 Italy | Six Nations match report – The Guardian

Scotland were left facing their fourth wooden spoon in 11 years after a late collapse handed Italy a 22-19 Six Nations win at Murrayfield. … 2015 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

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School bans Scottish play because of sexual content

A school in Angus has come under fire after being accused of banning pupils from studying the Scottish play Black Watch. Pupils at the Webster's High School in Kirriemuir say they were in the middle of studying the play for Higher Drama when they were …

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British Polythene Industries investing £5m in Scottish plant

BRITISH Polythene Industries is spending £5 million upgrading one of its Scottish plants after reporting a 20 per cent rise in profits. BRITISH Polythene Industries is spending £5 million upgrading one of its Scottish plants after reporting a 20 per …

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Scottish hotel serves cheese and biscuits: brie, cheddar, custard creams …

When Diane Murray ordered cheese and biscuits after a meal at an as yet unnamed Scottish hotel restaurant she was brought out a smorgasbord of brie, cheddar and red leicester, along with custard creams, Jammy Dodgers and bourbons.

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United in a state of flux. . .but just where is Scottish football really going?

Over the following days The Herald will examine the state of Scottish football in 2015, looking at various element of the national game and talking with key figures and decision-makers. These sort of snapshot profiles tend to happen at the punctuation …

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State of Scottish Football: value for money and alcohol ban the main issues …

Although there are a well-known list of issues and problems with Scottish football, the passion and commitment of supporters across the country remains strong; attending football matches at the weekend is as much as staple of Scottish life as anything …

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Lab MP says party should consider Tory coalition

This episode follows on from Labour's Lord Moonie saying that a coalition with the Tories “would be better than one with the SNP” – and a member of Labour's Scottish Policy Forum and Vice-Chair of East Lothian Constituency Labour Party promoting on …

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Scottish farming firm unveils float plans

A SCOTTISH-based agricultural group yesterday announced plans to raise £3 million in a stock market flotation to take advantage of growing global demand for grain and rising farmland values. Greenshields Agri, which is headquartered in Edinburgh and …

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RIP Dave Mackay, a colossus of Scottish and English football

He was playing for Hearts when they lifted the Scottish Cup and after he was signed by Spurs, for £32,000, they became the first English club in the 20th century to win the league and cup double. In one of the most famous images of footballing history …

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FM opens Ochil & South Perthshire campaign hub

"People want to empower Scotland, and they want to vote positively for a party 100 per cent focused on Scottish interests – and see the SNP as the only party which stands for that. “The tired-old Westminster parties continually say what they are …

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Rangers news: Scottish Football Association holds fire on disciplinary charges …

A Scottish Football Association hearing sat late into Monday night at Hampden Park to debate Mike Ashley's influence at Rangers. The disciplinary tribunal met to consider two charges against the Newcastle United owner of failing to act in the best …

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Sign up for the RSABI Great Glen Challenge

The RSABI Great Glen Challenge is sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors and supported by main partners NFU Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Scottish Farmer and CKD Galbraith. As well as some returning faces, new teams from Buccleuch …

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Scottish Government invests £2.5 million to cut emissions

Harmful emissions from Scotland's public sector fleets will be further reduced thanks to a £2.5 million Scottish Government investment announced by the Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay. The 'Switched On Fleets' initiative provides a …

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Pro 12 wrap: Defeats complete miserable weekend for Scottish rugby

After Scotland's shock Six Nations defeat at the hands of Italy, it was left to Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh to try and restore some Scottish pride in their Pro 12 fixtures away to Munster and Cardiff Blues respectively.

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