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Scottish Widows appoints Stuart Paton Evans to new role

Scottish Widows has underlined its long term commitment to the annuities and retirement market with the appointment of Stuart Paton Evans to a newly created director level role. Stuart, who begins with the Group on 6th May, has almost twenty-five years …

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Payday lending summit staged in Glasgow

Topics include the impact of payday lending shops and ways of preventing individuals from spiralling into debit. The summit has been organised by the Scottish government. It estimates there are between 180 and 200 payday lending premises on Scotland's …

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Scottish football figures attend Frank Kopel funeral

Scottish football stars past and present turned out for the funeral of Dundee United's Frank Kopel. Mr Kopel passed away after a battle with dementia which led his wife Amanda into a high-profile awareness campaign. United chairman Stephen Thompson, …

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Plan to abolish corroboration put on hold by Scottish government

Controversial plans to end the need for evidence in Scottish criminal trials to come from two sources have been delayed by the government. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has put off detailed scrutiny of a bill which would abolish the general …

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Accountant in Bankruptcy: Scottish corporate failures soar

The number of companies going bust has increased by more than 70% over the year, according to official figures. The Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) figures showed 244 Scottish companies failed during the first quarter of this year, compared with 143 …

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Aberdeen to Host Dram Fine World Whisky Day Fundraising …

Taking place on the eve of World Whisky Day, Friday 16 May, the ceilidh will offer guests a jam-packed evening of dancing, with music from Scotland's most energetic ceilidh band Ghillie Dhu Music and a countdown to World Whisky Day at midnight. The event will also raise money for World Whisky Day's chosen charity Just […]

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Than 5000 Ryder Cup Tickets for Good Causes – Scotland …

The Scottish Government will use its allocation of Ryder Cup tickets to develop golf in Scotland and promote the country on the world stage, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. As host nation, the Scottish Government is entitled to 7,080 Ryder Cup tickets at no extra cost. Spread across practice and … admiring the world's […]

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Five things about Shish Mahal: one of Glasgow's most sizzling curry joints

The Scottish Curry Awards are cumin soon when one of our city centre hotspots will be given the title of Glasgow's Best Curry. One of the hopefuls in the running for the award is the Shish Mahal whose world famous tikka masala has proved extremely …

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Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, Monsoon Accessorize and Scottish …

According to Scottish Retail Consortium's (SRC) industry figures, Scottish retail sales slumped 2.5% in March against the same month in 2013 due to the impact of a late Easter this year. In March, the value of food sales in Scotland dropped 3.5% year …

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Scottish Premiership: Celtic boss Neil Lennon faces three rivals for Manager …

McInnes guided Aberdeen to Scottish League Cup glory this season – the Dons' first trophy in 19 years – and his side are currently in a fight with McCall's Motherwell for the Premiership runners-up slot. Wright's St Johnstone have secured a top-six …

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70% increase in Scottish firms going bust

But Bryan Jackson, of business advisers BDO, said: "Though the economy is in recovery, many Scottish businesses are still struggling to cope with the triple challenge of rising inflation, staff costs and slow spending. "Unless troubled businesses see a …

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Scottish Trade Fair Autumn prepares for SECC return

Springboard Events said there is a “favourable mix” of established companies on display including Highland Stoneware, Belltrees Forge, House of Edgar, Tartan Twist, Chris Lewis jewellery, Sheila Fleet and Scottish Seaglass. “With many retailers …

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ScotRail confirms special Scottish Cup final trains

Special trains have been arranged for the Scottish Cup final.DC Thomson. First ScotRail today confirmed it will run special trains with enough seats to help more than 2,000 St Johnstone and Dundee United fans travel to and from the Scottish Cup Final.

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Scottish independence: 'No new oil boom' MSPs told

Mr Chote also rejected Scottish Government criticism that the body did not take investment in the North Sea into account in its predictions. “If you were to come down from Mars and look at the path of oil production over the last few years, you will …

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CfD 'kick-starts' Scottish sector

Scottish Renewables has hailed the UK government's award of a Contract for Difference to the 664MW Beatrice project as having the potential to kick-start the offshore wind sector in the country. Beatrice was one of eight renewable energy projects …

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Lottery winners donate $5 million to Scottish independence …

A Scottish couple, who won the lottery, have donated at least $5 million of their winnings to the campaign for an independent Scotland, making them Britain's biggest political donors, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Scottish Premier League News April 2014 | Soccerphile Blog

SPL News by Lisa Dillon Celtic Inevitably, Celtic cantered their way to a third successive SPFL tile win, with the ribbons on the trophy before March was out. A midweek win at Firhill formally secured what has been expected all …

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MSPs claim Scottish Government's stance on EU membership is inconsistent

The Government has come under attack for taking an "inconsistent" position regarding EU membership and Scottish independence. The Government has come under attack for taking an \"inconsistent\" position regarding EU membership and Scottish …

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Lowest paid families set to gain from Yes vote

Ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament, the SNP is today (Wednesday) pointing out the benefits of a Yes vote for hardworking families across Scotland. With independence, Scotland's lowest paid workers would be up to £675 a year better off as a …

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Scottish Premiership: Radoslaw Cierzniak puts Dundee United before Poland …

"The people of Poland look at the Scottish league and it's not so popular, although they do have respect for it. "But, to be honest, I don't care so much what people say. Of course playing for Poland is a dream but things are more important for me …

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EICC to deliver new insight to Scottish business tourism sector

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is set to host a briefing and networking event for members of the Scottish Events and Festivals Association (SEFA) on 8 May 2014. The early evening event will include a networking drinks reception …

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Retailers reject Scottish PRN idea

“The cost to business of operating a separate Scottish system and another for the rest of the UK would be considerable,” he said. “There would be administrative costs for setting [the new system] up and there would be questionable output benefits of …

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Scottish 'Data Lab' to harness big data

Backed by £11.3 million of public finance, the Data Lab is expected to revolutionise the way in which Scottish industry uses “big data” to capture new market opportunities and boost productivity. Its focus will be to “improve our lives” by targeting …

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Scottish economy: Manufactured exports fall by 4%

Scottish manufactured export sales fell by 4% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to official figures. The biggest contraction was seen in the refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical sector, which saw sales slump by 20% on the previous …

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Glasgow 2014: Josh Taylor leads chase for Scottish medals

Scottish boxers have been consistently successful at the Commonwealth Games, taking home a medal from every competition since its inception as the British Empire Games in 1930. And Boxing Scotland Chairman Richard Thomas said: "For Glasgow 2014, …

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Scottish independence: Gauging reaction in the home of William Shakespeare

The Scottish play and this cry by Macduff are heard almost daily in the gardens of Shakespeare's birthplace over the summer. But the constitutional drama being played out north of the border is largely passing people by. Instead, for this week at least …

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Dredging Today – Scottish Secretary Visits Port Ellen Harbour

Community projects took centre stage as Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael returned to his Islay roots for a day of visits across the island. His day began by visiting Port Ellen Harbour Association who have received over …

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Scottish Independence Referendum – today's chat

A selection of remarks and comments and pointers to articles about the Scottish Independence Referendum. People living in Scotland are invited to vote in the referendum on independence from the United Kingdom on 18 September 2014. The referendum …

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United Glasgow: Scottish football team for refugees fleeing war zones is …

Nick Ikunda, who fled Congo with his family when he was 12 to escape war, plays for the team in the Scottish Unity Football League. He said: “It was hard to adjust but I love Glasgow. A football team like this is great. “We are all close friends and …

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Gordon Brown: Scottish independence 'Yes' vote would make 'no sense'

The former chancellor also blasted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's plans for an independent Scotland to keep the pound as part of a formal currency union with the rest of the UK, arguing this would leave Scotland in "a semi-colonial position …

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end of an era for Scottish managers

The notion of Scottish managers delivering a certain kind of gruff authority, the ability to rouse an unimpeachable team spirit and winning mentality, is still ingrained in the consciousness of English football. It stems from the lasting impacts made …

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What's in Your Shed? Scottish Borders farmer opens his doors

Scottish Borders farmer and contractor Daniel Freeland-Cook is the latest to let us brevet around his machinery shed. Farm Factfile. Cliftoncote Farm, Yetholm, Scottish Borders. Farming: 1,700ha over five units on rented …

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The RSPB: News: RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch is back!

This weekend sees the launch of Dolphinwatch; helping people in Aberdeen see one of the UK's most impressive wildlife spectacles.

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Stewart Milne ramps up central Scottish business

Stewart Milne Group is launching a big expansion push in Edinburgh and East Central Scotland. The house builder is opening a new office in the Scottish capital's Haymarket area as part of ambitious growth plan for its Homes Division. This aims to …

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Video: Wales could reap benefits from Scottish 'yes' vote, says leading …

Scottish Financial Enterprise, the trade body for 110 banks, insurers, finance firms and pension companies in the country, has said that there are too many unknowns over which currency and central bank Scotland would use. Standard Life has disclosed …

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