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Ross 'Teddy' Craig: Time to put Scottish football on ice

They celebrate victories in tournaments like the Scottish National League, the Celtic League, the British National League and more. It tells the story of a sport that didn't know where it was going. Over the past 20 years, ice hockey also had to deal …

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Ayr Seaforth runner Emma Frew grabs gold at the Scottish National Cross …

Ayr Seaforth star Emma Frew continued her stunning winter form by winning gold at the Scottish National Cross Country Championship at Callendar Park, Falkirk, on Sunday. She dominated from start to finish to win the 3,200 metres under 13 girls' race in …

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Scottish Premiership play-off final second leg set to be held on May 31

The Scottish Premiership play-off final second leg will be held on May 31, the SPFL has announced. The top flight's 11th placed side will take on team from the Scottish Championship in a two-legged decider, games which will bring the 2014/15 club …

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Scottish Tories in bid to woo Lib Dems

Ruth Davidson is attempting to woo Liberal Democrats to join the Scottish Conservatives. Picture: Scott Louden. ANDREW WHITAKER. 14:37 Friday 27 February 2015. 0. Have your say. SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said that her party …

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Manchester United legend Brian McClair leaves club to join Scottish FA as …

In his new role, McClair will assume overall responsibility for implementing Scottish football's 'performance strategy'. He will work closely with Gordon Strachan and Anna Signeul – the Women's A Squad coach – to ensure 'a co-ordinated approach to …

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History for Afghanistan, heartbreak for Scotland | Cricket …

Afghanistan's last-wicket pair hauled them to a famous one-wicket victory in Dunedin against Scotland, following an epic innings by Samiullah Shenwari.

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Scotland, Afghanistan battle for survival – Cricbuzz

Neither Scotland or Afghanistan are expected to make it to the quarter-finals, but considering the ICC's plan to shrink the World Cup to ten teams in 2019 and the reduction of opportunities for Associate nations to improve at the highest level, making as many ticks in the W column is of utmost importance to them. […]

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Top Ten Scottish Mother's Day Spas

Life changes when women become mothers and 'me time' becomes a commodity in short supply. Mother's Day is a chance for women to put aside nurturing and be nurtured themselves. Here's a selection of Scottish spas to do just that. Life changes when …

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Second gay couple turned away from Scottish hotel

A second gay couple have come forward to report that they were turned away from the Loch Lomond Waterfront hotel. Couple Greig and John have shared the email they received from hotel owner Charles Cottam telling them “we must, in all conscience, tell …

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Making the best of the Scottish larder

Finding locally sourced food that's in season shouldn't be difficult, given what's available in Scotland, but for those who aren't sure just where to go, the Scottish Government has launched Happier Mealtimes, an initiative intended to show the nation …

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Scottish Government issues plea to avoid strike action at Ninewells Hospital

The Scottish Government has weighed into the row — which has blown up over claims staff are owed £6 million in pay — pleading with the firmly entrenched parties to reconcile. A spokesman said: “We would urge NHS Tayside and Unite to continue to work …

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Scottish FA appoint Brian McClair as new performance director

Brian McClair has been appointed as the Scottish FA's new Performance Director, succeeding Dutchman Mark Wotte in the influential role. Former Scotland international McClair will now have responsibility for implementing the governing body's strategy to …

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Meet Scotland newest baking stars as we launch the hunt for Scottish Baker of …

QUEEN of cakes Mich Turner will front the Scottish Baker of the Year competition for the second time but her involvement is so much more than just a job. The 45-year-old Britain's Best Bakery star rolled up her sleeves, pulled on her apron and got …

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Ukip claim taxpayers could save billions by cutting Scottish …

UP TO £8billion of English taxpayers' cash could be saved by scrapping extra public subsidies to Scotland, the UK Independence Party said today. … London, UK · HOME · News · Sport · Comment · Finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · Puzzles · Pics · Vids · UK · World · […]

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Scottish Widows to enter bulk annuity market

Scottish Widows is to enter the bulk annuity market, as its chief executive predicts sales of individuals annuities will fall another 50% after the pension freedom reforms come into force the April. Toby Strauss (pictured), chief executive of Scottish …

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Glasgow Warriors: Connor Braid extends stay from London Scottish

Glasgow Warriors have extended Connor Braid's loan spell from London Scottish until the end of the season. The 24-year-old was due to return to the English Championship club. But, with backs Duncan Weir out injured and Finn Russell and Peter Horne with …

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Southern buyers keen on Scottish land

LAND EXPERTS have given their account of the market last year and their predictions for 2015 – and reckon Scottish farmland will still be attractive to buyers down south keen to up their acreage.

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Royal Caribbean targets Scottish new-to-cruise agents

Leven dispelled “the myth” that Scottish customers don't spend money, claiming that 56% of Scottish cruisers rebooking a more expensive cruise within 12 months of returning from their first cruise. “They are also more likely to book a more expensive …

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Scottish Mortgage boasts 95% 'active share'

The Edinburgh-based partnership has revealed that its flagship fund, the £3 billion Scottish Mortgage Trust (SMT ), has a high active share of 95%. That means the investment trust has only a 5% overlap with the FTSE World index, the benchmark against …

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Scottish broadcaster STV quadruples dividend for 2015 as profits rise

Scottish broadcaster STV yesterday posted a 14 per cent rise in profits for 2014, with a surprise quadrupling of its dividend, as its chief executive celebrated “the fruits of our work”. Revenues at STV, which holds the two ITV franchises for Scotland …

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Madonna's Brit Awards fall has Scottish shopping centre warn cape-clad …

BOSSES at Aberdeen Union Square shopping centre have stuck up posters advising cape-wearers to use the lifts instead. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. Madonna's Brit Awards performance Video loading. Watch next. Watch this video again …

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Who is swiked? Girl goes viral after Scottish singer posts dress picture

On Wednesday Scottish singer Caitlin, who lives on the tiny island of Colonsay, innocently shared a picture of a dress on her account under the moniker 'swiked'. "Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends …

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Garioch Girls sparkle at Scottish Championships

The highlight of the Scottish Gymnastics calendar, the Scottish Espoir, Junior & Senior Championships took place on February 21 and 22 the Bells Sports Centre in Perth. Garioch Gymnastics Club, who train at the Garioch Community Centre in Inverurie …

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Scottish ministers announce review of maternity and neonatal services

The review would conclude with proposals for a “refreshed Scottish model of care”, which could potentially include more options for home births and births in midwife-led or community settings. The assessment would look at examples of “new and …

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Rally driver Jock Armstrong gets MSA Scottish Rally Championship campaign off …

Jock Armstrong got his 2015 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship campaign off to the perfect start on Sunday. The Castle Douglas driver and co-driver Paula Swinscoe won the five-stage Arnold Clark Thistle Hotel Snowman Rally in Inverness, …

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Full Tilt: Scottish Championship is now underway and Snowman Rally really …

The 2015 Scottish Rally Championship roared into action last weekend with Irvine's Ross Hynd in the thick of the action. Ross, 22, the reigning Scottish Junior Co-driver Champion, is once again navigating for Fife driver John Rintoul and the duo kicked …

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Invaluable record of Scottish carved stones earns …

A photographer whose lens recorded ancient Pictish stones and documented everyday life in twentieth-century Scotland has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen.

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A great Scottish shipyard at war

A great Scottish shipyard at war. IT'S an amazing photograph, and it captures the John Brown's shipyard in Clydebank as you've never seen it before. Russell Leadbetter Senior features writer. Friday 27/02/2015. Loading Comments · Share. Print. It was …

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Kelly's eye on promotion … but he's deadly serious about Shettleston …

"I remember we reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup in 2001 and lost to Carnoustie Panmure at Dens Park. Renfrew – who I think got relegated that season – then beat them in the final, so games in this competition can definitely go either way.".

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Almost nine in ten Scots think sectarianism is a problem for …

Around nine in 10 Scots think sectarianism is a problem for the country, while two-thirds think it's only a problem in specific areas, according to survey findings. … science · media · crosswords · video · News. › Scotland · jobs · subscribe · all topics · all contributors · about us · contact us […]

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Scottish Football – Kenny McDowall would prefer Ally McCoist to be Rangers …

And he admitted the Scottish Football Association's bid to extend Simonsen's immediate one-match ban for betting offences was a blow. "Obviously we are disappointed because we thought the matter had been dealt with," he said. "To get back over it again …

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Scotland 'lagging behind' as Wales extends Help to Buy

Yesterday's announcement came on the same day as new Scottish mortgage lending data revealing a progressive decline in lending across the last two quarters with the home building industry highlighting how this corresponded to 2014/15 funding for the …

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UK ministers halt Scottish fracking ahead of Holyrood move

New powers over the industry are due to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish government has already announced a moratorium on unconventional oil and gas projects, using its existing powers. UK energy minister Matt Hancock said: "We've …

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Scottish business confidence falls to lowest level in two years

"While such a significant drop in confidence is naturally concerning, there are reasons to be optimistic. Our research shows that despite low confidence levels in the past, the Scottish business community is resilient, innovative and in good shape to …

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No likes: Facebook forced to apologise after trying to ban Scottish Gaelic …

Facebook has now apologised and allowed Mr McGowan's Gaelic name to be used but Scottish Gaelic remains unrecognised as a specific language option. Campaigners say that is unfair when Irish Gaelic, "Pirate" and "Upside Down English" are catered for.

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