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UNPUBLISHED In pictures: 25 reasons why people wish they were Scottish

NOT everyone is lucky enough to be born Scottish- check out our picture gallery of reasons why others wish they had been born in this country. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. VIEW GALLERY. AWESOME scenery, rich history, traditional celebrations and the …

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Scottish youth unemployment at a six-year low | UK | News …

YOUTH unemployment in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level in six years.

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La Cenerentola, Scottish Opera, review: 'falls flat'

Whether operatic Rome – even in its current troubled state, which has just seen the Teatro dell'Opera firing its orchestra – would want to acknowledge Scottish Opera's new La Cenerentola is another matter. The so-called “Scottish Opera model” of a part …

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Scottish seats more in favour of remaining in EU

Dr Chris Hanretty of the University of East Anglia said: “What this analysis shows is that Scottish views on the European Union are distinct from English views. Even looking at constituencies just north of the border – areas that are by no means …

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Scottish meat body shows charity support

“The charity auction is a long-standing feature of our annual dinner, with members and guests at this year's event coming together to enable us to make a contribution to the important work being carried out by Sarcoma UK, Alzheimer Scotland and …

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Selling Scotch overseas

He added that this steady increase in demand for Scottish products overseas should send out a positive signal to livestock producers for the long-term. QMS itself announced a refreshed export strategy back in October 2011, and three years into that …

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Latest bankruptcy figures show £19.2m unclaimed by Scottish business creditors

Latest annual figures released by the Accountant in Bankruptcy show it is holding £19.2 million in funds which remains unclaimed by Scottish businesses. The figure is included in the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) 2014 annual report. Matt Henderson …

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In pictures: The Kelpies site wins Scottish engineering award

The award was established in 1981 to recognise excellence and showcase the best in Scottish engineering. The popular tourist attraction was created by artist Andy Scott. Convenor of the awards panel, Gordon Pomphrey said: "The adjudication panel had no …

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Scottish BAFTAs: James McAvoy will go head to head against Peter Mullan and …

ACTOR James McAvoy will go head to head against Peter Mullan and Jack O'Connell at this year's Scottish BAFTAs. James who starred in Filth, is up for a best Film Actor nomination against Peter Mullan who starred in Sunshine In Leith and Jack O Connell …

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Scottish tourism confidence soars in Q3

Optimism in Scotland's tourism sector was flying high in the third quarter boosted by the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, a new survey has revealed. But the referendum on Scottish independence and eurozone difficulties caused overall sentiment …

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Scottish economy: Manufactured exports grow by 2.8%

The volume of Scottish manufactured export sales grew by 2.8% during the second quarter of 2014, according to new statistics. The figures were lifted by strong performances from the chemicals and engineering sectors. However, there was a slight …

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Thorniewood and Bellshill eye Scottish Cup success

It's Scottish Junior Cup time for Bellshill Athletic and Thorniewood United on Saturday as they enter the junior game's blue riband event at the second round stage. Bellshill will help to make history when they travel to face Grantown in what will be …

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Quartet chosen for Scottish students' netball squad

Asked if playing in the Scottish student squad had improved her as a player, she said: “I would like to think so. I think I have maybe even learned more just from watching players as much as playing, just because there are so many talented players in …

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Castle steals the show as Scottish Estates hit screens

Great Scottish Estates delves into the workings of the four featured estates, upstairs and downstairs, through the eyes of their current high profile owners, the staff and the guests. The series goes behind the scenes at Dumfries House in the company …

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Scottish ambitions for ex-Hinckley United man

FORMER Hinckley defender Ben Richards-Everton believes playing football in Scotland will help him grow in stature. The central defender is currently playing for Scottish League Division One side Airdrie, where he is on loan from Premiership Partick.

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Scottish Borders councillors look at garden waste plan

The Petitions Committee of Scottish Borders Council is due to look at a call to restart garden waste collections. A petition on the issue, organised by former Hawick councillor Andrew Farquhar, has attracted 7,700 signatures. The green waste …

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Scottish devolution: All-party talks begin on new powers

“Today's talks give them the chance to sit down around the table together, find common ground and begin the process of delivering what the people of Scotland expect – a substantial and cohesive package of new powers which will strengthen the Scottish …

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Scotland's main parties to discuss further devolution at Smith commission

The SNP, Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Scottish Green party have all submitted their individual proposals for extending devolution. The SNP has called for maximum devolution within the UK, including full control over tax and fiscal …

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Energy giant Scottish Power makes £1.5m a day but puts customers on hold for …

ENERGY giant ScottishPower is raking in £1.5million profit a DAY – as an investigation today lays bare its shocking customer service. The company made £428million in the first nine months of the year, figures revealed yesterday. Around £85million of …

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UK House Prices: Soaring Demand for Scottish Homes Leads to Surveyor …

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors revealed that the shortage of homes across the UK, leading to unprecedented demand from Britons, caused a surge in Scottish surveyors' workloads over the last quarter. According to Rics, a net balance of 22 …

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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Celtic manager Ronny Deila said of tonight's Europa League opponents Astra "if they played in the Scottish league, they could win, if we didn't of course". (Herald). And Astra player Syam Ben Youssef says he wants to beat Celtic as a favour to Rangers …

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Kenny MacAskill wants new Scottish laws on 'revenge porn …

SCOTTISH ministers could bring in a law to tackle “revenge porn” after legislation was drawn up for England and Wales. … I am writing to urge the Scottish Government to follow its example. “In addition to empowering more people to seek justice, creating a specific criminal offence would …. todays-paper. Thursday, 23rd October 2014. See […]

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No Westminster bail-outs for Scotland after tax powers boost

THE Scottish Government should not expect to be bailed out by Westminster if it lives beyond its means after being granting extra tax raising and welfare powers, academics warned yesterday. … Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Thursday, 23rd October 2014. See today's […]

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Scottish and British honours for Borders vaulters

Shannon Purves completed the Scottish and British double in the junior female individual class. Having been part of Junior Team GBR in the summer, she put her experience to good use and came out the clear winner on both days, vaulting on Philip Hewit's …

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Deila: Astra are good enough to win Scottish league

When the Europa League group draw was made on August 29 the reality of being participants at all felt dispiriting enough for the Scottish champions. They did not want to be in UEFA's secondary tournament in the first place, they did not want to be in …

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Sheffield Wednesday: Owls star targets Scottish call-up

Liam Palmer has told The Star he hopes success with Sheffield Wednesday will lead to a Scotland international call-up. Earlier this month, Owls head coach Stuart Gray said the 23-year-old could be the latest member of his squad to break into the Scots' …

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Green funding for Scottish bus operators

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “I am encouraged by the interest in this year's Scottish Green Bus Fund which will contribute to another 83 low carbon emission vehicles on Scotland's roads. “This fund is helping our bus industry invest in the …

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FIFA Women's World Cup play-off semi-final first leg

We had three really tough matches against Belgium, Norway and Netherlands, but we held our own" she told the Scottish FA website. “International football is always competitive, but playing at a finals brought with it a different sort of intensity …

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce: Stability returning to economy

The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce's (SCC) quarterly business survey found firms were still performing strongly.

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Youth unemployment at lowest level in six years

The Scottish Government has taken strong action to promote youth employment – guaranteeing an offer of a place in training or education for all 16 to 19 year olds through the Opportunities for All programme and has set out plans to deliver the …

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Fall in deaths and injuries on Scottish roads

The number of people killed and injured on Scotland's roads fell by 10% last year, according to official statistics. With 11,498 road casualties reported to police in 2013, this was the lowest level since records began. The figures released by …

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Scottish Ballet gets Up Close with intimate Tramway return

Scottish Ballet is planning an intimate return to its home in the south side this week. Celebrating five years based at Tramway, the company is planning to mark its first performance at the venue in eight years with a scintillating showcase of …

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Unique partnership launched to combat prostate cancer

Scottish TV and radio presenter Grant Stott last week joined a group of amateur footballers to launch a unique partnership highlighting prostate cancer. Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club Amateurs have partnered with Prostate Scotland and will …

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Smith Commission on Scottish devolution meets for the first time

John Swinney, the Scottish government's finance minister, Michael Moore, the former Liberal Democrat Scottish Secretary, and Ian Gray, the former leader of the Labour Party in Holyrood, are among those taking part. The former leader of the Scottish …

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Aldi Putting Some Fizz into Scottish Brewing – Scotland …

Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Aldi Putting Some Fizz into Scottish Brewing … be two-a-penny these days. However, discount retailer Aldi should be congratulated for its efforts to promote the best of Scottish brewing.

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