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Guildford expert talks through economic implications of Scottish Independence

"Fiscal regime i.e. the tax regime by the government is one of the most important things when oil companies weigh up the economics of a development and at the moment there's no indication that's there's any certainty about that post an independence vote.

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Scottish Emmerdale actress Natalie Robb buys guard dog to protect herself …

Scottish Emmerdale actress Natalie Robb buys guard dog to protect herself after she was targeted by OAP sex pest. Apr 20, 2014 11:17; By Dailyrecord.co.uk; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. EMMERDALE star Natalie Robb was left sickened …

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Do Hibernian have the stomach for a Scottish Premiership fight?

There is no room left for error. Five teams are struggling to avoid being drawn into the play-offs by finishing second bottom of the Premiership, and they are only separated by three points. With only four rounds of fixtures left, the anxieties are …

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Scottish Cup Final Countdown: Rangers striker Jon Daly reveals he is rooting …

RANGERS star Jon Daly insists he has no regrets swapping Tannadice for Ibrox and will be cheering his former side on in the Scottish Cup Final. The Dundee Utd players congratulate team-mate Gary Mackay-Steven (hidden) after scoring the second goal …

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Man, 87, dies after his mobility scooter plunges off Scottish pier

Pennan became well-known in the 1980s as the location for Bill Forsyth's Bafta-winning film Local Hero, which tells the tale of an American oil company that wants to build a refinery in a remote Scottish village. Additional reporting by Press Association.

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Scottish medal winner top of the world after battling bears, frostbite and sub …

Scottish medal winner top of the world after battling bears, frostbite and sub-zero temperatures to complete the North Pole marathon. Apr 20, 2014 11:07; By Fiona Russell; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SHONA THOMSON joins the elite …

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Scottish independence campaign is gaining ground, polls show

A Scottish government spokesman said: "The CBI has registered as a campaign organisation for a no vote in the referendum. In these circumstances, it is clearly inappropriate for government agencies to remain in membership of CBI. We would expect any …

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Police in dawn raids on suspected £2.5m bogus workmen …

POLICE believe that they have smashed Scotland's biggest doorstep crime gang, thought to have conned up to £2.5million from vulnerable victims. … TRANSFER NEWS: Martinez and Reus to Man Utd, Romeu waits on Chelsea, Casilla to snub move. 2 TRANSFER NEWS: Martinez and Reus to Man Utd, Romeu waits on Chelsea, Casilla …

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Why Nato will say no to an independent Scotland | UK …

IT will be “almost impossible” for an independent Scotland to join Nato because some member states fear it could encourage separatists within their own borders, senior alliance sources revealed yesterday. … on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Sunday, 20th April 2014. See today's front and […]

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Johnston rues goal-line call

Killie were made to pay when Aaron Taylor-Sinclair headed an 84th-minute winner from Higginbotham's cross as Thistle moved level on points with their hosts and out of the Scottish Premiership relegation play-off spot, which is now filled by Ross County.

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Scottish animal rights campaigners free 130 bears from captivity in appalling …

IN farms all over China, bears are milked for their bile for use in traditional medicine, but the animals suffer such appalling treatment in squalid conditions that Scottish-led Animals Asia felt the need to intervene at a farm in Nanning. 130 bears …

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Traditional Scottish Ales rebrands as Black Wolf Brewery

Traditional Scottish Ales has become The Black Wolf Brewery and unveiled a new range of modern craft beers. The Stirling business has been rebranded by owner VC2 Brands following investment to boost its appeal south of the border. Beers in the new …

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Project Fear's World tour continues

The Sunday Times reports this morning that former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has urged foreign governments to break their silence and oppose Scottish independence. Fox was at a dinner in Washington DC where he claimed that he had had meetings with …

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Sunday's Scottish Gossip

Jamie Hamill faces further punishment from the Scottish Football Association after the Hearts defender barged Ross County manager Derek Adams over after scoring a penalty. (Various). There may be another power battle in Scottish football as the …

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The Case for a Scottish Secular Republic – Newsnet Scotland

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish.

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Main Scottish schedule « Shropshire Star

Main Scottish schedule. Good morning from Press Association Scotland. Here is the main schedule for Sunday April 20. Latest news from Scotland. Tweet. SCOTLAND Pensions: Former prime minister Gordon Brown will …

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Scottish Football looks set for civil war as SPFL chiefs plot to take SFA's …

… be in jeopardy if the pro clubs took control and ran the game to their own ends. The two boards will meet on Tuesday, brought to the table for the first time in a year to discuss the proposals – and the pressure will be on to avert a civil war in …

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Main Scottish schedule

SCOTLAND Women: A women-only Scottish Cabinet event will be held to debate issues related to the independence referendum. MONEY Move: Surging stamp duty costs have helped to push the average expense of moving home to £8,248, a report has …

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So what do the English think of Scottish independence?

The Claremont in Manchester's maligned Moss Side describes itself as a community pub (ideal for funerals and christenings) and soon I am buying raffle tickets for a local charity and hoping my purple Scottish notes will pass unremarked. A cheer …

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Camelon ready for Scottish Cup second leg

Camelon have one foot in the Scottish Junior Cup final, but they must do the business at Glenafton's New Loch Park today (Sunday). The Mariners take a 2-1 advantage to New Cumnock this afternoon knowing that another Ayrshire side, Hurlford, await them …

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Nelson Mandela — The Official Gateway to Scotland

Commenting on news of the death of Nelson Mandela, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond said: "With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost a towering statesman and the outstanding political leader of his generation.

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All News is Bad News | A Cybernat Writes

Official figures on unemployment for the period December 2013 to February 2014 just came out the other day. It was certainly encouraging to see that the Scottish unemployment rate is 6.5 per cent, which is below the average …

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Scottish defeat leaves Reds on the brink

Championship survival is no longer in Jersey RFC's hands as they were beaten 25-17 by London Scottish and Ealing edged past Plymouth Albion on the penultimate weekend of the season. The Reds now go into next Saturday's trip to Bedford two points …

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Women-only Scottish cabinet event

The Scottish government has announced a women-only Scottish cabinet event to debate issues related to the independence referendum. The event, which will bring together women from organisations across the country, will take place on 9 June, 100 days …

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Brown to focus on pensions security « Shropshire Star

Former prime minister Gordon Brown will focus on the security of people's pensions in an attempt to put forward the case for Scotland remaining in the UK.

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Scotland must focus on adding value to catch | Undercurrent …

With the news that the value of Scottish landings fell 8% in 2013 despite stable catches, the country must work hard to preserve markets flooded with cod, believes the Scottish Fishermen's Foundation. While the drop in value …

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Spartans win first Scottish Lowland League title

Spartans have been crowned the first Scottish Lowland champions – on a day they lost at home to Dalbeattie Star. The Edinburgh team were knocked out of the South Challenge Cup 3-2, with East Kilbride defeating Lothian Thistle 5-4 in the other semi-final.

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Heriot's beat Glasgow Hawks 31-10 to lift Scottish Cup

Heriot's beat Glasgow Hawks 31-10 to lift Scottish Cup. Heriot's have lifted the RBS Cup after defeating Glasgow Hawks 31-10 in the final at Broadwood Stadium. The Edinburgh side, who finished fourth in the RBS Premiership, scored tries through Harry …

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Scottish independence:STV quits CBI over No stance

BROADCASTER STV has quit the CBI business group following its decision to formally back the pro-Union No campaign ahead of this year's independence referendum. The media firm, which produces STV News, said the move had conflicted with their duty …

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Joyce James Tours – News: 60 North, Scottish Skeins …

The articles made me look forward even more to our July visit to this special place, during this year's Scottish Skeins & Skerries Tour. www.joycejamestours.com. Actually, I will be on Shetland and other ports in Scotland during …

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Scottish Premiership: Touchline incident irks Gary Locke in Hearts' win over …

Hearts boss Gary Locke said the touchline melee that led to Jamie Hamill being sent off in the 2-0 victory over Ross County was needless. Hamill gave the hosts the lead in the 65th minute from the penalty spot but then refused to give the ball back to …

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Scottish roundup: Partick rally to earn vital victory at Kilmarnock

Thistle moved up to 10th place to join Killie on 33 points – one behind Hibernian, who have lost five games in a row, and St Mirren – as Ross County slipped into the relegation play-off place in the Scottish Premiership. The Jags made the race to avoid …

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: TWO …

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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Dundee United fans express anger at price of Scottish Cup final tickets

The statement from the federation, which includes almost 30 supporters' clubs representing more than 1,500 Arabs, said: “Following the release of ticket prices for the upcoming Scottish Cup final, the Federation of Dundee United Supporters' Clubs would …

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In pictures: This weekend's Scottish football action

THE weekend included some big results, not only in the race for a second place finish in the Scottish Premiership but in the relegation play-off dogfight and in the Championship title fight. Our gallery rounds up the action in pictures. View gallery.

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