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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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Cumnock Midnight League players for Scottish squad

Scotland is hosting this year's competition at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan in Fife. It will feature two teams of 14-16 year olds from Coalfields areas in Scotland, England and Wales. The Premier Night League side from Cumnock will join …

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Bank of Scotland Midnight League Player of the Year

On Saturday 11 October, 15 youngsters from across Scotland participated in the Bank of Scotland Midnight League Player of the Year day at Ibrox Community Complex where they enjoyed a training session led by Scottish FA coaches and current Scotland …

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Following Scottish vote, attention in Britain shifts to rights for the English

CHELMSFORD, England — Just a month after the United Kingdom survived a near-death experience when nearly half of Scots voted to secede, the focus of British politics has rapidly shifted to that other hotbed of churning nationalist discontent: England.

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Scottish Premiership – Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska 'blameless' after …

Police are investigating the incident, but have refused to comment on reports that another Scottish Premiership player was involved in the attack. And Deila did not want to offer an opinion on that potential scenario. "It's hard to say," he said. "I …

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Scottish Wedding Show unveils dress made of thistles

A model has donned a wedding dress made of thistles to launch the Scottish Wedding Show. A model has donned a wedding dress made of thistles to launch the Scottish Wedding Show. Hayley Buchanan, a former Britain's Next Top Model contestant, …

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Scottish Water asked to postpone Standing Stane roadworks after flood of …

Drivers following diversions to avoid resurfacing in Coaltown of Wemyss found themselves caught in an even worse jam on the A915 Standing Stane road where Scottish Water had begun digging up the surface. Leven councillor Tom Adams said a routine …

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Scottish devolution: David Cameron raises hope of deal

“Will he unequivocally stand by his promise and confirm that this approach means full fiscal autonomy being on the table and devolving full control of Scottish taxes and spending to the Scottish Parliament to help create jobs and a more just society?”.

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Parties clinch finance pact on Scottish devolution

The transfer of further powers to the Scottish parliament must maintain Scotland's place in the UK and not cause any financial loss to either London or Edinburgh, a cross-party meeting on devolution has agreed. Lord Smith of Kelvin, the peer appointed …

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Ancient Scottish Fish 'First To Have Sex,' Scientists Say

BBC News reports that the fish lived in ancient lakes about 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland. The lead author, Professor John Long, from Flinders University in Australia, said, “We have defined the very point in …

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PMQs: MacNeil and Cameron on Scottish referendum pledge

During PMQs, the prime minister was asked about standing by pre-referendum pledges on more powers for the Scottish government. The SNP's Angus MacNeil said they would lead to more jobs and a "more just society". David Cameron asked about …

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Naomi Westland :An English Woman, a Scottish Woman and a Northern Irish …

The Scottish woman says, "The foetus I'm carrying has something seriously wrong with it and it won't survive until birth. Am I allowed an abortion?" The receptionist says, "Yes (ditto)". But when the woman from Northern Ireland approaches the counter …

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Fancy some stargazing? Halley's Comet will be over Scottish skies tonight

Keen stargazers will enjoy a view of a meteor shower caused by the tail end of Halley's comet tonight – providing the skies stay clear enough for them to see the spectacle. Although the comet itself only comes within visible distance of Earth every 75 …

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Scottish manufactured exports up 2.8% in second quarter

The volume of manufactured export goods rose 2.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, new figures suggest. Figures from the latest Scottish Index of Manufactured Exports show strong growth in refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical products …

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Labour Yes group founder joins Scottish Socialists

Mr Grogan, who will be speaking at the SSP's conference in Edinburgh on Saturday, claimed: “As LFI predicted, Scottish Labour's decision to join the Tories, big business and the Lib Dems in the anti-independence camp has backfired spectacularly and it …

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Scottish Victoria Cross hero honoured as surviving relatives gather at …

Pte May was a reservist with The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he rescued two fellow soldiers while under heavy fire. Afterwards he modestly said: “I just did what any man in the regiment would have done to bring in a wounded man.” Phil Dye/Daily …

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Scottish Government to make 'revenge porn' illegal

In a statement released today, Scottish Government said: “The Scottish Government is already exploring seriously the creation of a specific new offence for posting or distributing revenge pornography. This activity is designed to humiliate the victim …

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Scottish Rugby celebrates first anniversary with Autumn Tests ticket deal

“Last season, we established a relationship with viagogo that is extremely beneficial to both Scottish Rugby and its supporters and we're pleased to be able to extend it for another year, starting with our three Tests against Argentina and New Zealand …

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Scottish retailers endure “weakest sales performance” in 15 years

September was the worst month in 15 years for Scottish retailers as shoppers hit the streets but failed to splash their cash. Total Scottish sales decreased by 2.9% compared with September 2013, which was the weakest performance on record, excluding …

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Donald Runnicles to become BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's Conductor …

Ken MacQuarrie, Director of BBC Scotland, said: “Any of the countless number of people who have seen or heard the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform under Donald Runnicles over the past years can be in no doubt about the special connection …

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In pictures: 20 hilarious Scottish snaps that have gone viral

Well sit back as our team have rummaged around and come up with some of the funniest Scottish pictures on the net which have set the heather on fire. Let's face it, us Scots have the best sense of humour on the planet, so sit back and celebrate with a …

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Scottish business failure rate down 16.4% in three months to September 30

The rate of corporate business failures in Scotland dropped 16.4 per cent in the three months to September 30 official figures show. Latest quarterly figures from the Accountant in Bankruptcy show there were 209 notices of Scottish registered companies …

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Smith Commission: Party representatives hold first meeting on more Scots power

The Smith Commission, set up to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament, is to hold its first full meeting later. Chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin will meet representatives of Scotland's main political parties at the Green Investment Bank in …

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Scottish surfers declare independence from Team GB for world championships

Team member Mark Boyd said: "We are all really excited about going to represent Scotland on the world stage – it's a great thing for Scottish surfing to be competing at an international level. "Being on the world stage will help raise the profile and …

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New sponsor for Scottish cross country

Laura Muir is to return to cross country action at Saturday's Scottish National Cross Country Relay Championships, the first event to be held under the new sponsorship of the Scottish cross country season by law firm Lindsays. The partnership between …

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Andrew Coltart urges culture change in Scottish golf

Coltart believes that the pervading culture of Scottish Golf has to change and top players have to take the opportunities available to be complete athletes. “We said a couple of years ago when we started this it wasn't going to be something that would …

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Scottish fact of the week: The telephone

WHO invented the telephone? Historians, politicians, and even judges have tried, with varying degrees of success, to answer the question. The truth is a bit of a mess, which belies the elegance and simplicity of an innovation that transformed how …

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Scottish youth unemployment at six year low

Youth Employment Secretary Angela Constance said: “Consistent growth in employment shows that the policies of the Scottish Government to create jobs and boost the economy are making progress. “We want to see employment opportunities for all of our …

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Gregor Cubie :Scottish Devolution – My Submission to the Smith Commission

I'm currently rereading Catch 22 and, in doing so, have come to realise that the Smith Commission on Scottish devolution – which meets on October 22 for the first time – finds itself in a position with certain parallels to that of Captain Yossarian in …

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Scottish surfers declare independence from UK team

Scottish surfers have broken away from Team GB in the lead-up to the sport's world championships. The six competitors – from Edinburgh, St Andrews, Fraserburgh, Elgin and Thurso – decided to go it alone just weeks after Scotland voted to remain in the …

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Giant leatherback turtles found dead on western Scottish beaches

The turtles, which are thought to have travelled from the Caribbean, are the first to wash up in Scotland since 2009. Dr Andrew Brownlow, director of the Scottish Marine Mammal Stranding Scheme, said: “We've had three dead turtles in the space of weeks.

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Scottish phrase of the week: Doon the watter

Glaswegians could often be found holidaying near the Scottish coast in trips that were affectionately known as going 'doon the watter'. Going doon the watter referred to the practice of going down the Clyde and also, by extension, to holidays by the coast.

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