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Scottish Government promise funding for Edinburgh…

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, has confirmed £2.25m in funding to support the ambitions of Edinburgh's festivals. Announced today, the next round of the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund will …

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Drivers urged to use caution as snow and high winds his …

School closures and road delays as snow and high winds hit Scotland. By Catriona MacPhee 3 March 2015 07:41 GMT. send to friend. Snow plough in winter snow on the A9 uploaded January 16 2015 quality news image # Freezing: Much of …

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New companies registering with Scottish banks slowed in Q4

The number of new businesses registered with Scottish banks fell quarter on quarter in the last three months of 2014 but were up year-on-year. The latest Business Start-up Statistics, produced quarterly by The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB), show …

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Alliance Trust warns over UK election and Scottish independence

The Dundee-based investment and savings firm, led by Katherine Garrett-Cox – who spoke out over Scottish independence before last year's referendum – said it was ready to act to protect its customers but urged politicians to act responsibly as the …

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London parking company face Aberdeen court case | UK …

AN English company has been charged with attempted fraud after allegedly sending parking charge notices to motorists using legislation which does not apply in Scotland. … TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Friday, 6th March 2015. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. News · […]

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Otto returns for Scottish challenge

Jersey RFC Head Coach Harvey Biljon has made four changes to the side that started their narrow defeat to Plymouth a fortnight ago for the visit of high flying London Scottish on Saturday. Fautua Otto returns from concussion for his second appearance …

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Golden Charter seals deal with Scottish Building Society

John Lloyd, head of sales at Scottish Building Society, said: "We are delighted to be working with Golden Charter to bring our members a product which provides peace of mind and can help make things easier for loved ones at a difficult time." Sales of …

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The week in Scottish politics: u-turns, alliances and Nicola Sturgeon on ironing

…and it's back, by popular demand (hi Mum! hi @JournoStephen! I got you an empire biscuit but you'll have to share!). With only two months left before the Most Potentially Seismic General Election of All Time ™, I'm re-surfacing, re-fettling and re …

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Tributes paid to Hearts legend and Scottish football star …

"A fearless defender regarded as the club's greatest-ever player, Dave won the league title, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup (twice) with Hearts before going on to star for Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County. "Our sincerest condolences go to his family at this extremely sad … Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and […]

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Scottish 'worst in Britain' for keeping pets flea-free

Scottish 'worst in Britain' for keeping pets flea-free. By Press Association, 6 March 2015 8.13am. 2015-03-06. Scottish pet owners are the worst in Britain for making sure their animals stay free of fleas, according to research.Getty Images/iStockphoto.

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Help for Scottish parents getting to grips with Universal Credit

A NEW free factsheet explaining the changes to the welfare system with the introduction of universal credit has been published by lone parent charity One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS). This is the first of seven factsheets to be updated in readiness …

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The Final Whistle Scottish football show: Can't we all just get along?

It's the night before the EGM and emotions are still running high over Ibrox way. Dave King may be onto a winner, but he is still awaiting clearance from the stock exchange and the Scottish FA. Could we finally be talking about football soon? Or will …

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Scottish farm land attracts buyers from across the UK

Although Scottish land prices have grown steadily over recent years, it remains significantly cheaper to purchase farm land here at an average of just £4,375 per acre. This figure also reflects the fact that a broader range of land types have been …

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Tae Kwon-Do Alliance make WKA Scottish Championships a family affair as they …

Lanarkshire's Tae Kwon-Do Alliance took nine medals from the WKA Scottish Championships at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell last month. A small team, alongside coaches Master Jim Kirkwood and David Graham, took a total of three …

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Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies Golfing Association merger set for …

The plan to merge the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association into one has been a fraught five-year process, with original proposals being voted down when tabled to stakeholders two years ago. However, a redrawn plan has already …

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Scottish Labour in civil war over strategy

After the latest round of constituency polls from the former Tory Treasurer Lord Ashcroft, which showed that 56 of Scotland's 59 seats could fall to the SNP, senior Labour figures have told The Scotsman that Scottish party leader Jim Murphy is …

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McIlroy confirms place at Scottish Open

McIlroy's intentions come just a week after fellow Open Champion and 2013 Scottish Open winner Phil Mickelson indicated he will also return to the Scottish Open It will be McIlroys fifth appearance in Scotland's premier event since making his debut as …

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Scottish seed potato sector on track for record

According to Scottish Government figures, 81,968 tonnes of seed have been exported to non-EU countries since July 2014, with another 3,000 tonnes expected to be exported by the end of the season in June. Exports are already up on last year, when nearly …

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Westminster 'abandonment' of Smith on Crown Estate

During questioning at a session of the Scottish Parliament's Devolution Committee today, it emerged that following an agreement with the UK Government, the UK Crown Estate would still be able to make new investments and build up a new portfolio of land …

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Nadir Ciftci free to play in Scottish Cup

Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci has been cleared to play in his side's William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final against Celtic after winning his appeal against a two-match ban. Ciftci was offered the punishment following a clash with Inverness …

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Laidlaw rues Scottish indiscipline in defeat : RBS 6 Nations …

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw admitted his side's ill-discipline had proved their undoing as Italy secured a last-gasp RBS 6 Nations victory at BT Murrayfield.

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Fury as armed Scots police officers still at 'routine' call-outs …

SCOTLAND'S most senior police officer is at the centre of a new row after it was revealed that armed officers are still attending routine incidents.

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BBC pay Gary Lineker same amount of money Scottish …

Scots last night tore into the former England ace, 54, with big-eared Gary compared to the large handled Scottish Premier League trophy. One Scottish newspaper carried the mocking headline: “Jug ears earns as much as big …

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Outstanding Scottish reels

Salt of the Earth, a new documentary about the great Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, was a real highlight of this year's festival. Co-directed by his son Juliano and Wim Wenders, it shows how Salgado has moved from an engaged …

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Scottish firms say digital technologies have vital role to play in business

… which highlight the growth in Scotland's digital economy and will play a key role in informing and targeting our continuing efforts to make Scotland a world class digital economy." The survey was commissioned by the Scottish Government and …

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Highland housebuilder returns to Scottish control after takeover from US owners

Tulloch said the buy-out will secure 150 Scottish construction jobs. The deal reflects the management team's confidence in the prospects for the housebuilding sector. Tulloch has been benefiting from strong demand for homes in its core Highland markets …

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Mushfiqur Rahim OUT! Bangladesh vs Scotland, ICC Cricket …

Watch the fall of wicket as Mushfiqur Rahim has been dismissed for 60 off 42 balls by Alasdair Evans in the Bangladesh (BAN) vs Scotland (SCO), ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match 27 at Saxton Oval, Nelson. Mushfiqur …

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Dave Mackay of Scotland, Hearts, Tottenham and Derby …

Dave Mackay appeared 22 times for Scotland, won many honours with Hearts and the Double with Spurs in 1961. … The news was confirmed by Tottenham on their official website on Monday night. “We were saddened to …

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Scottish Power gets first energy supplier sales ban – March …

News of the ban comes on the same day that Scottish Power withdrew its Online Fixed Price Energy March 2016 tariff, which was the cheapest deal on the market on 3 March. If you think you might be missing out on the best …

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Biggar under-16s are Scottish rugby champions

BIGGAR Rugby Club under-16s became Scottish champions on Sunday with a fantastic National Bowl final victory over Hamilton at Murrayfield. Almost 150 Biggar fans travelled to see their heroes clinch an epic 34-22 triumph. Yet it was Hamilton who scored …

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Young people can vote to elect their Members of Scottish Youth Parliament

Young people will be able to cast their vote to elect their local MSYP until Friday 13th March 2015. The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people. It provides a national platform for young people to …

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State of Scottish Football: Lawwell looks to Europe and England as Celtic seek …

The Celtic brand remains strong, a fact underlined by the announcement of a new five-year kit deal with New Balance described as the "biggest in Scottish history". How best to exploit it remains as befuddling to chief executive Peter Lawwell as trying …

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Scottish Labour backs calls to reduce the stake on FOBTs to £2 a spin

Announcing his position in the Scottish Sunday Mail he said: “I find it completely unacceptable that people can lose an entire week's wages in a few minutes with these machines. I want to see a change in the maximum stake. People betting a couple of …

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Important to remember Scottish film pioneers

As we move forward and embrace the new technologies that will ensure a sustainable future for the Scottish film industry, it is worth reflecting that such a future would be impossible without the rich heritage of documentary film-making Scotland has …

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Premier League takes action against Scottish pubs over illegal broadcasts

The Premier League has commenced legal action against a number of Scottish pubs which have made unauthorised foreign broadcasts of its matches. These are the first actions the Premier League has taken against pubs in Scotland and follow successful …

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