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Scottish League Cup draw: Holders take on Accies while Celtic and Rangers get …

ABERDEEN will face the premiership new boys at Pittodrie while Celtic face a Glasgow derby and Rangers a date with last season's Scottish Cup winners. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group. The Scottish League Cup. LEAGUE CUP holders …

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Football Talk: Deila's 90 minute meals, Scottish football is pants

Meanwhile, a number of Scottish clubs have actually diversified to such an extent that they have actually given up on football to break into the underwear business. Dundee, Hearts and Motherwell have all turned their back on sport to focus on …

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Spartans boss eyes first win over East Kilbride as Scottish Cup tie looms

Spartans gaffer Dougie Samuel insists his side will use their winless streak against East Kilbride as motivation to knock them out the Scottish Cup. The capital side have failed to beat Kilby in three meetings in the Lowland League, losing 1-0 at K …

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Cupid launches 'Tangle' dating app targeting Scottish professionals and students

Dating firm Cupid has launched a new local dating app for smartphones called Tangle in Scotland. The app will use geo-tagging to track users and connect them with nearby Tangle users for conversation. It is available for download on the Android …

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Scottish Borders Housing Association staff suspend industrial action

A work to rule and overtime ban by staff at the Scottish Borders Housing Association has been suspended. The industrial action, backed in a ballot of Unite union members, has been halted to allow talks to be held. SBHA officials and representatives of …

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Scottish Independence Referendum Ballot Counters 'Were High-Fiving Yes …

Members of a Scottish council team counting ballot votes for the referendum were replaced after they booed “No” votes and celebrated over “Yes” votes, it has emerged. According to local reports, the council staff were replaced on referendum night after …

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As Scotland Rejects Independence, Cameron Promises More

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the Scottish vote to remain in the United Kingdom has put the question of independence to rest "for a generation," but he pledged constitutional reforms to give Edinburgh greater control over its own affairs. … News. Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson […]

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Costain bags £86m deal for Scottish tunnel

Maidenhead-based Costain Group, working in a joint venture with Vinci Construction Grands Projets, is set to construct the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow as part of an £86m contract with Scottish Water. The Shieldhall Tunnel will be Scotland's largest …

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Scottish Businesses Will Be Bankrupted By New Holiday Pay Rules Warns CBI

The Confederation of British Industry Scotland has warned that the European Court of Justice's new employment law ruling, which allows workers to receive regular overtime, commission and bonus payments during paid leave, could bankrupt businesses …

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Today's Top Ten… Scottish Ministers under Margaret Thatcher

3 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: The son of the Duke of Hamilton was a Treasury Lord. 4 George Younger: Born in Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, he served as Scottish Secretary then Defence Secretary. 5 Malcolm Rifkind: Scottish Secretary for four years under …

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Scottish farming sector has parallels in northern Italy

It is little wonder, then, that the journalists and Lombards themselves were more than interested to hear how the Scottish referendum had played out. Given the enormous ramifications a Yes vote in Scotland would have had, the informal reaction among EU …

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Four Scottish universities in world top 200 list

Four Scottish universities have edged up the Times Higher Education world rankings despite the UK coming under pressure from overseas competition. Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Aberdeen universities all performed better than last year. However …

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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Deila used Cristiano Ronaldo as an example of how fit his players should be, and Andy Murray, with the Norwegian insisting there is no way the Scottish tennis star eats chips. (Various). And Deila says he will walk away from his role if his methods are …

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Eric Pickles: Ban Scottish MPs from weilding 'platinum card' powers over …

During the referendum campaign, Mr Cameron, Nick Clegg the Liberal Democrat leader and Ed Miliband the Labour leader signed a public “vow” to give the Scottish Government more power to raise income tax, control public spending and set state benefits if …

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MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1500 jobs at Scottish base

MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1,500 jobs at Scottish base. A £2.6BILLION contract has secured the future of 1,500 jobs at the Faslane naval base on the Clyde, the Ministry of Defence said yesterday. By: Dean Herbert. Published: Thu, October …

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Taylor made Scottish win for Lauder sidecar racing team

After their maiden podium at the British F1 Championship last week, Kershaw Racing made the short trip to the 1.3-mile Knockhill Circuit in Fife to compete in the Scottish Sidecar Championship. Five 10-lap races took place, including one for the …

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Cameron: Scottish referendum week was 'nerve racking'

David Cameron has said the week of the Scottish referendum was the most nerve-racking of his life. Speaking at the conservative party conference in Birmingham, he said he was proud the union had stayed together, but vowing to end the right for Scottish …

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Rosamund Pike rocks Scottish fashion at special screening of Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike is busy promoting her highly anticipated film Gone Girl but despite her busy schedule, she never looks anything less then perfect. The star dressed her growing baby bump in an on-trend black and grey tartan wool knee length dress to …

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UK Gov't Will Honor Scottish Tax Promises, Says Osborne

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, also addressed the conference. She said: "Our top priority is to make sure we deliver on our plans to devolve tax. We want full control by the Scottish Parliament of income tax rates and bands; a …

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Edinburgh surveyors join Scottish group

Edinburgh-based McNeill Maguire & McCreath, Chartered Surveyors have announced that, as of today 1st October 2014, they will join with Allied Surveyors Scotland plc. This amalgamation brings together two of Edinburgh's most long-standing and well …

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Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Two weeks after the narrow vote to reject Scottish independence, the matter of the UK constitution refuses to go away. Prime Minister David Cameron gave added impetus to the debate the morning after the vote by saying that the added devolution promised …

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Academies to reduce Scottish rugby imports – Dodson

SCOTTISH rugby's over-reliance on imported players will be a thing of the past if the new academy system bears fruit, according to Mark Dodson. In Aberdeen yesterday to launch the first of four academies, the SRU's chief executive said that an increase …

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After the referendum: what next for Scottish universities?

The Scottish electorate has voted, by a clear if not overwhelming majority, to stay in the United Kingdom, and as I write, the politicians are engaged in a struggle to meet the promises they made and to deliver enhanced devolution to Scotland, and …

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Scottish ocean energy firms could get share of European funding

Scottish firms seeking to produce energy from the oceans will be able to bid to a share of a major new European funding pot. Energy minister Fergus Ewing will announce to the Ocean Energy Conference in Paris that Scottish Enterprise will contribute …

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MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1,500 jobs at …

Home · News · UK; MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1,500 jobs at Scottish base … Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said: “This deal simply would not have happened had Scotland voted Yes to separation.” Babcock had said …

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Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2014 final

On its ninth time around, the Scottish Comedian Of The Year competition struggled to find 12 strong acts for its final. The contest, which pleasingly abbreviates to Scoty, makes pains to stress it's not just for new talent, but clearly needs a good …

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Albion Rovers striker Ross McNeil looks for Scottish Cup tonic

“We are good enough to turn this around and we can go into the Scottish Cup and get a win. “It is a long season and we won't get carried away with one defeat.” McNeil knows Rovers underachieved against Shire — and can't afford a repeat against Shelley …

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New Academies backed to grow Scottish pool

The first of four planned Academies will boost the international side and may pave the way for a third pro-team, according to Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson. At the opening of the Caledonia Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland head coach Vern …

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Scottish independence: Referendum counters were stood down 'for high-fiving …

Scottish independence: Referendum results in pictures. While the result from Dingwall was delayed, the spokesperson said this was “because of the A9 road closure”, and said that the incident with the counters “did not contribute to the time taken to …

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Boyd & Moshni face Scottish FA disciplinary charges

Rangers duo Kris Boyd and Bilel Mohsni have been issued with notices of complaint from the Scottish FA for alleged violent conduct in their league game against Hibernian. Both players have been offered two match bans, Moshni for allegedly 'striking or …

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Scottish word of the week: Pluke

Fresh-faced school pupils this group may be, but others of their age face an arduous battle with plukes. Picture: Paul Chappells. Published on the 01 October 2014 21:10. Published 01/10/2014 21:10. Print this. MOST frequently spotted on a teenager's …

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Scottish Farmers At A Loss Over Greening Delays

“In June, the Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead gave us the outline of how the Scottish Government intend to apply the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from 1st January 2015 when we will witness the death of the Single Farm Payment Scheme (SFP) …

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SNP membership soars to over 75000

SNP membership has soared to over 75,000 today – as almost 50,000 new members joined the party in less than two weeks. The SNP is an incredibly strong position as by far the third largest party in the UK as a whole – overtaking the Lib Dems – and …

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Scottish Government considers Aberdeen council Traveller camp ban

Travellers could be banned from camping in public places in Aberdeen under a new by-law being considered by the Scottish Government. The rules would make it an offence to stay overnight in a caravan, motorhome or tent in places like parks and playing …

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Scottish Storytelling Festival – tickets on sale today

Yet another Festival to entertain you. The tickets have gone on sale today for the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival starts on 24 October and runs for ten days until 2 November. The programme is …

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