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Scottish independence: Lib Dems back Yes vote

… provides free care as required. “Although fully devolved, the NHS in Scotland is at risk from a No vote due to the potential consequences of very different standards of healthcare and funding processes which will reduce our Scottish Barnett formula …

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Scottish science can help feed the world

Scotland is also internationally recognised for its pre-eminence in aquaculture – through Stirling University's top-rated aquaculture department and the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban; and the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen and …

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Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath dies

A huge champion of Scottish folksongs, she moved to the US as a young woman. She performed alongside Bob Dylan and was a regular on Garrison Keillor's radio show A Prairie Home Companion. She spent a decade as a lecturer in Scottish folksong at …

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Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts

The Scottish Government's White Paper on independence claimed there are around 24 billion barrels of oil left in the North Sea but Sir Ian said the actual figure was between 15 billion and 16.5 billion barrels even with a “more sympathetic” tax regime.

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The future of the BBC is being debated as part of the Scottish independence …

An independence "Yes" vote would break up the BBC with "devastating" consequences for Scottish broadcasting, pro-Union figures have claimed. The prediction was made by shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran and former BBC director general Lord …

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Scottish independence: Why Catalonia, Flanders and Venice will be watching

Perhaps a lot sooner than you might expect. Scots will go to the polls next month to decide on their country's future, but the referendum on independence could spark similar moves in other countries. Across Europe, independence fever is spreading …

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Scottish independence 'second chance' for oil cash

It said a Yes vote in next month's referendum would allow for a new Scottish Energy Fund to be created to “provide investment for future generations from a natural resource that can only be extracted once”. Scotland's energy minister Fergus Ewing said …

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Scottish independence: Last debate at Holyrood before vote

They were meeting for the last time before voters in Scotland give their verdict on independence. Voters in Scotland go to the polls on Thursday, 18 September, when they will be asked the "Yes/No" question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?".

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Scottish mandarin faces questions over referendum spend

Sir Peter has faced repeated accusations of politically partisan behaviour since he became the Scottish Government's permanent secretary in 2010. He is due to retire in the next few years. He faced particular criticism that the Scottish Government's …

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Hungry to Know the Science Behind The Food You Eat? It's …

The popular festival is one of a number of Homecoming events awarded money from the Homecoming Scotland Food and Drink fund dedicated to promoting Scottish food and drink in 2014, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, Richard Lochhead. The additional funding will be used towards a brand new Food Discovery […]

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Indyref poll: 88% of Scottish MPs think Scots will vote No

Meanwhile, 94% of Labour MPs and 89% of Liberal Democrats said they thought Scotland would not back independence. Welsh politicians unanimously predicted a No vote, while 95% of English and 88% of Scottish MPs thought the same when interviewed …

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The Scottish referendum boils down to an issue of trust

Which politicians we believe in is, at the end of the day, a matter of faith. This referendum campaign, the starting-gun for which was fired yesterday when the Scottish Parliament held its last session – thank God – before the vote, will provide the …

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£500000 pledge by Scottish Government to combat Ebola

£500,000 pledge by Scottish Government to combat Ebola. Friday 22 August 2014. THE Scottish Government has pledged £500,000 of emergency funding to help combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. THE Scottish Government has pledged …

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Funding lift for Scottish charities

Oxfam Scotland's food security programme for Tanzanian farmers will get £300,000 for 2015-16, Tearfund Scotland's Ending Poverty One Village at a Time project in Rwanda will receive £299,882, while the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is …

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Scottish universities agree India projects

The Deputy Prime Minister's announcement came just hours before the pre-referendum purdah deadline on announcement by the UK and Scottish governments took effect at midnight. From vital health research to predicting the weather, the Coalition believes …

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Battle lines for Scottish exiles in Wales

It's just four weeks until Scotland votes on independence and although they haven't got a vote, there is no shortage of opinion among exiled Scots living in Wales. Would they welcome Scotland breaking away from the UK – and could they ever see it …

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One month to go: Scots confident of keeping EU membership

With one month to go until Scotland's referendum on independence from the UK, polls indicate the Yes campaign is gaining ground. … Section. Headline News. Tags. Referendum · UK. Related. Currency a flashpoint in TV …

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Scottish independence: The town at the centre of Britain

The small Northumberland town of Haltwhistle, close to Hadrian's Wall, has created a tourism industry around its claim to be at the centre of Britain. But what would Scottish independence mean for the town's future? Stroll around the town and there is …

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Business leaders to speak against Scottish independence – Telegraph

(Reuters) – More than 100 business leaders in the United Kingdom with operations in Scotland are planning to speak out against independence in a united statement, British newspaper the Telegraph reported on Thursday. The newspaper said Keith …

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Baggage reclaim at Scottish airports criticised

Inverness airport, which is run by Scottish Government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports, said it would strive to ensure forecast growth did not affect passenger satisfaction. Airport general manager Graeme Bell said: “This survey certainly proves …

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Scottish Government accused of NHS 'scare stories'

Critics said it cast major doubts over claims made by First Minister Alex Salmond before the 2011 election that the Scottish Government has “eradicated the private sector from the NHS”. The health service has been at the forefront of the independence …

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Scottish independence: Councils bar 'Yes' and 'No' campaigns from schools

The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research has found. Twenty-seven of the country's 32 councils will restrict access to Yes Scotland and Better Together. However, most …

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Daily question: Would the Scottish border change post-Yes?

And while some high-profile pro-Union politicians have strongly hinted some kind of check would be put in place, the Scottish government is 100% firm on its position – that free movement between Scotland and the rest of the UK [and Ireland] would …

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Scottish beef chiefs unveil Beef 2020 plan to revitalise sector

The report was developed with input from a range of Scottish beef industry chiefs and cites improving market transparency and building supply chain trust as central to achieving its goals. Mr Lochhead said beef production was the 'powerhouse' of …

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Scottish Independence: Yes vote 'gives oil wealth chance'

Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing said: “Norway is a great example of how, by fostering a stable and predictable fiscal and regulatory regime, a resource-rich nation can not only develop a very strong oil and gas sector, but through the development …

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Scottish independence: Go out and win – Salmond

The SNP meeting took place after the First Minister had spoken in a fiery Scottish Government-led debate on the country's future. The Nationalists' majority at Holyrood ensured that the parliament backed calls for an independent Scotland by 61 votes to 47.

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Scottish independence: STV to hold 2nd debate

STV have announced they are to stage a second Scottish independence referendum debate in Edinburgh on 2 September. The debate will feature three-person panels representing the 'Yes' and 'No' campaigns, who will discuss some of the key issues in the …

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Scottish shipyard secures £3 million aquaculture contract

Scottish Sea Farms continues to expand its operations and Jim Gallagher, Managing Director, commented: 'This latest contract is part of our £13 million planned investment programme for new site activity and we are looking to spend as much of this money …

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Scottish steam train to boost tourism on new 30-mile line

Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker thanked Salmond for the Scottish Government's support for the project. He said: “I am delighted that the First Minister is able to come to the Borders and announce significant plans to further strengthen the …

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Scottish independence: Leaders clash over oil in final first minister's questions

Alex Salmond has clashed with Labour leader Johann Lamont over oil figures in the final first minister's questions before the referendum. Ms Lamont accused Mr Salmond of "not listening" to oil expert Sir Ian Wood, following his claim that Scottish …

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Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate …

News: World. With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United …

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Adam & Eve/DDB launches pro-union Scottish Heartstrings initiative

The Scottish Heartstrings site allows people to share what they love about Scotland by adding a "heartstring" onto an interactive map of the UK. There are five categories from which to choose, ranging from favourite bands, to most-admired sportspeople …

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Scottish independence may trigger immediate capital flight, warns HSBC chairman

HSBC is the UK's largest bank and the country's second-largest company by market capitalisation. Its official policy is that the question of independence is one for the Scottish people to decide. Mr Flint, who is Scottish, is airing his views in a …

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Scottish Independence: SNP's Oil Production Prediction is 60% Too High

Former oil executive Sir Ian Wood has warned against the Scottish National Party's estimation of oil production, which he claims is around 45% to 60% too high, adding that dwindling reserves are set to impact jobs and the country's economy. The former …

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Channel 4 Orders Nick Clegg & North Korea Dramas, Scottish Independence …

Scotland In A Day is a one-off comedy special produced by The Comedy Unit which is set on the day of the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum, and designed to capture a snap shot of a nation on the brink of both triumph and disaster. The special is a …

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