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Scottish starlet Denny Johnstone pushes claim for Birmingham City first team place

Young Birmingham City striker Denny Johnstone did his chances of being called up to the first team squad no end of good tonight in their reserve team clash against Ipswich. While the young Scot was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet himself he set up …

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Homecoming for Scottish TV epic Outlander

The Wardpark Industrial Estate, next to the M80 motorway, is now said to be the site favoured by the Scottish Government for a permanent studio facility. Heughan added: “Scotland hasn't had a dedicated film studio and yet they've managed to create one …

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Scottish cancer patients 'dying needlessly' as survival lags decade behind …

SCOTTISH cancer patients are “dying needlessly” – with survival rates lagging 10 years or more behind many countries in Europe. Figures released yesterday by Macmillan Cancer Support show Scotland is failing to achieve the level of survivors attained …

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Scottish Football – Murray attacks previous Rangers regimes

Rangers chairman Paul Murray has hit out at the Ibrox regimes which brought the Glasgow giants to their knees – telling them: "You should be ashamed." 6 hours ago PA Sport Report.  ·  ·  · . Scottish Football – Murray attacks previous Rangers regimes.

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Peers express 'deep concern' over wider Scottish powers

“The committee does not believe that there was adequate time for engagement and consultation with the public or the Scottish and UK parliaments, or indeed sufficient time for the consideration necessary for such significant constitutional changes.”.

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Lib Dems will have to rely on tactical voting to hold off SNP …

Former party leader Paddy Ashdown admits that polls show Lib Dems face losing many of their 11 key seats in Scotland. … Of its Scottish seats, only Carmichael's and Kennedy's are regarded as secure. Lib Dem … More news …

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Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Scottish winners …

Yesterday's award of National Grid voltage control contracts have left two Scottish power plants with very different futures. Peterhead gas powered station run by SSE won the contract to provide voltage support services …

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Scottish Football – Fans chief: Hearts won't overspend

The Jambos have shaken off the painful scars of the Vladimir Romanov years by romping to the Scottish Championship title with seven games to spare. Under the controversial Russian banker, the club squandered millions of pounds as they lurched towards …

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Scottish fisherman nets Russian submarine after it strayed inside British waters

A fisherman told last night about the one that got away – a suspected Russian submarine which became entangled in his nets after it strayed inside British waters in the North Sea. Angus Macleod, 46, was fishing for haddock and skate when he became …

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Longannet power station to close next year

Scottish Power has announced plans to close its huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife early next year. The move comes after the energy firm failed to win a crucial contract from National Grid. Scottish Power said it was "extremely …

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Scottish prelate in sex case renounces cardinal's privileges …

A Scottish cardinal who admitted to sexual misdeeds has renounced the duties and privileges of his position, an arrangement agreed to after meeting with Pope Francis, church officials said Friday. … Once Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader, O'Brien left the archbishop's post after unidentified priests alleged in newspaper reports he acted inappropriately toward them. O'Brien eventually […]

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General election: lessons from Scotland's recent political …

When the people of Scotland voted decisively against independence in September 2014 many thought questions about secession would be put to rest for a generation. But since that day, membership of the SNP has risen four-fold to around 100,000 – about one in 50 adults in …. about us · contact us · complaints & […]

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Fresh pressure to find a main sponsor for Scottish football as Irn-Bru ploughs …

FOOTBALL administrators came under fresh pressure to find a new official sponsor for the four Scottish professional leagues as Scotland's other national drink agreed a three-year official soft drink partner deal with the The Football League in England.

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Scottish Power plans to close Longannet power station next year

(Reuters) – Scottish Power, one of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, said it plans to close its Longannet power station early next year after its bid for a crucial contract was rejected by the National Grid. The company said it was "extremely …

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Rangers' return to winning ways at Hibs and secure title for Hearts

A Lee Wallace goal sent Rangers on their way to their most impressive victory of the Scottish Championship season – and handed his former club Hearts the title. Wallace was given freedom to get forward as Stuart McCall changed his faltering team's …

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Scottish Rugby have to up their game – and not just on the pitch

The fact that someone at the Scottish Rugby Union had had the foresight to reopen the lower terraces of the West Stand and allow the crowd back into the stadium to watch the England v France decider on the big screens there was very welcome. Everyone …

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Hearts win the Scottish Championship

Rangers 2-0 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road earlier today means that it is mathematically impossible for Robbie Neilson's side to be caught at the top of the table. The Jambos will return to the top flight after their year-long absence. Hearts …

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Longannet 'to close' next year after losing National Grid …

Mike Calviou, director of transmission network services at National Grid, said: "We recognised a need for voltage support in Scotland due to a gap between the potential closure of thermal plant and the completion of upgrades to the high-voltage transmission network. "We shortlisted potential providers … Join in: For debate, chat, comment and more, join […]

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First plastic £5 banknotes from Clydesdale Bank enter …

Plastic £5 notes released by Clydesdale Bank in first for Scotland. The £5 note, which is made of a more durable material than existing paper money, is available from Clydesdale Bank.

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And finally… the reluctant burglar

A man with 41 convictions who gave as an explanation for his footprints being found at the scene of a burglary that he loaned shoes to friends and who said he “did not like committing burglaries” has been handed three-and-a-half-years prison sentence …

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First Plastic Fiver In Britain In Circulation

It also features a portrait of prominent Scottish engineer Sir William Arrol, whose company oversaw the construction and other famous Scottish landmarks including the giant Titan Crane in Clydebank. The new £5 note, which is smaller than existing notes …

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Celtic's John Guidetti cited by Scottish FA over 'offensive' comment

Celtic striker John Guidetti has been charged by the Scottish FA for making an “offensive" comment relating to Rangers. The on-loan Manchester City was filmed repeating a chant dedicated to him to a Dutch TV crew in an interview earlier this month …

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Nominations sought for Golden Ticket seats on Scottish Borders railway

They will give residents from the Scottish Borders and a relative or a friend an historic ride on the longest new rail link to be built in Britain in 100 years. The £300 million Borders Railway comes into service on Sunday, September 6, along part of …

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Rangers returning to the Premiership is essential for Scottish football …

Neil Lennon insisted on Sunday night that the return of Rangers to the Premiership is 'essential' for the good of Scottish football. The former Celtic boss reckons the Hoops have suffered due to a lack of competition in the top flight since their …

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New Scottish fatal accident inquiry legislation aims to modernise process …

The Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill would implement recommendations that have not already been introduced by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) following a 2009 review of FAI legislation by Lord …

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Scottish star Sam Heughan talks newfound fame as hit US show Outlander …

The £50 million first series, which made extensive use of Scottish locations and was first screened on the US network Starz last autumn, is due to have joint premieres in London and Glasgow this evening. Heughan plays charismatic Highlander Jamie …

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Scottish apprentice numbers start to move back up

The 2014 registration figure is 20% higher than the number of Scottish building apprentices indentured in 2012, when numbers reached a 15-year low of 1,299. But apprentice numbers remain 42% below their historic peak of more than 2,700 apprentices …

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Scottish engineering science education blooming – Matrix TSL

The Scottish ASE, recently held a two day workshop for its delegates and educational business partners, on the 6 & 7 March, at the wonderful Robert Gordon College in Aberdeen. With over 130 lecturers attending over two …

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Keith O'Brien stripped of the rank of cardinal – an …

But this sudden move is a disaster for O'Brien's successor, Archbishop Leo Cushley, who gave an interview to the Edinburgh Evening News on Monday that reads very much like last-minute damage limitation. No one is suggesting that the … The Scottish Catholic Church has recently turned into the episcopal wing of the SNP – a […]

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New drive to tackle Scottish wildlife crime

MORE police officers are being trained to identify wildlife crime as the number of reported incidents continues to increase. Nearly 250 wildlife crimes were recorded between April 2014 and last month, including bird poisoning, badger baiting and …

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Environmental group's judicial review challenge over new school plans refused

An environmental group which challenged a Scottish local authority's decision to grant planning permission for a new secondary school to be built in the Fife countryside has had a petition for judicial review dismissed. A judge in the Court of Session …

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Scotland will be 'something special' with Euro 2016 qualification

The former Ibrox midfielder picked up his first three Scottish Championship points at the third time of asking with a 2-0 win over Hibernian at Easter Road on Sunday. McGhee is confident McCall will be handed the job on a full-time basis and that …

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Heathrow pledges review of Scottish air link charges if expansion is approved

“Only Gatwick expansion offers the competitive choice and our message to Scottish travellers and businesses is clear: Gatwick stands for choice and competition, creating new routes, low fares and better customer service. “Creating a new Heathrow …

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British pop act Squeeze announce Scottish date as part of tour

CLASSIC British pop act Squeeze have announced a Scottish date as they prepare to release their first new album of material in 17 years and a starring role in a new TV comedy for their music. From The Cradle To The Grave Tour sees the band – Glenn …

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Hearts crowned Scottish Championship title winners as former defender Lee …

Hearts are celebrating the Scottish Championship title after Hibernian's defeat to Rangers confirmed the Gorgie club's return to the top flight. A 3-0 victory at Falkirk on Saturday stretched Hearts' lead over second-placed Hibs to 23 points and their …

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