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Peter Pawlett's poachers finish beats Killie and keeps Dons in the hunt

Peter Pawlett's strike midway through the second half proved the decider as Aberdeen beat Kilmarnock 1-0 and moved to second in the Scottish Premiership table, four points behind leaders Celtic who play Dundee United. Derek McInnes' side were always …

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Scottish roundup: John Sutton strike earns Motherwell win at St Mirren

Another hotly contested decision, this time for a second-half penalty from Brian Graham, earned St Johnstone a 1-0 victory over 10-man Inverness and stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches in the Scottish Premiership. The on-loan Dundee United …

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Saturday's Scottish football as it happened

We've got a bit of delay in hearing from the managers around Scotland's football grounds so I'll wrap things up here, start hunting down some audio clips and help get the post-match quotes on to the BBC Sport website. Once again, many thanks for your …

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Scottish prosecutor says no reason to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt

His family and some relatives of the Scottish victims believe he was wrongly convicted. He was jailed for life in 2001, but was released by Scotland's government on compassionate grounds eight years later after being diagnosed with terminal cancer …

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Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib …

Mr Rennie is shocked that the former Scottish leader is so critical of the Smith Commission, which tabled new powers for the Scottish government. "I am sure people will be puzzled that Alex Salmond is rubbishing the Smith Commission which is …

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Alex Salmond Says Yes Could Win Second Scottish Independence Referendum

Alex Salmond believes he will get a second chance to hold an independence referendum and next time he thinks he will win. An English vote to take the UK out of the European Union if Scots vote to stay could be the "tipping point" that brings about …

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Tory warning on Scottish dog bite attack numbers

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “It is essential that dog owners fully appreciate their responsibilities for the welfare of their dog and the safety of themselves, their families and the general public, and there are long-standing laws in place …

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Scottish Premiership: Celtic boss Ronny Deila praises Dundee United

That's the sign of a good culture and a good club.” Celtic have won eight Scottish Premiership matches in succession since their home defeat against Hamilton. The Hoops are six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, while United are …

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Scottish Government to buy assets of defunct wave power company Pelamis

The Scottish Government set up a public innovation company Wave Energy Scotland following Pelamis' demise and pledged to offer job opportunities for some of its staff. Blair Nimmo, joint administrator and head of restructuring at KPMG in Scotland, said …

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SCOTTISH GOVT OIL PRICE FANTASY by Political …

SCOTTISH GOVT OIL PRICE FANTASY, Political Cartoons, Comics, Editorial Commentary on the latest news, politics, cartoon memes and events around the world.

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Yes Scotland signs off with message to supporters

But he has urged supporters to join the Scottish National Party, the Scottish Greens or the Scottish Socialist Party to ensure that “the work continues”. “This chapter of the campaign for independence is over,” he said. “But the work continues and I …

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Your definitive guide to this year's Scottish festive fixtures

Christmas is a time for family, turkey, reruns of Chevy Chase films and plenty of Scottish football to enjoy. But with so many fixtures being played over the festive period it can be difficult to keep track, even with all the derbies and crunch clashes …

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Scottish fishermen welcome EU Council quota increases on …

Undercurrent News. The European Union Fisheries Council talks in Brussels concluded Tuesday night with quota increases for West coast haddock and North Sea prawns but decreases on other species. The West coast haddock quota … “With the majority of stocks of interest to Scottish fishermen either in good health or moving in the right direction, […]

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Green light for world's largest planned tidal energy project in …

Atlantis, majority owner of the MeyGen project, said it had finalised all of the conditions required to initiate its first drawdown from financiers The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise. The project has the potential to power nearly 175,000 homes through a network of 269 turbines on the seabed at …. feedback · complaints & corrections […]

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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has compared the Scottish FA's disciplinary tribunal to a panto, with midfielder Paul Paton unable to appeal against his two-match ban for spitting at Jonny Hayes despite the Aberdeen winger saying the incident did …

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Brechin date for Scottish Opera's highlights tour

A great evening for those brand new to opera, seasoned fans and everyone in-between, 'Opera Highlights' features music from some of the world's most popular operas, as well as some lesser-known treats selected by Scottish Opera's Head of Music, Derek …

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Brechin date for Scottish Opera's highlights tour

A great evening for those brand new to opera, seasoned fans and everyone in-between, 'Opera Highlights' features music from some of the world's most popular operas, as well as some lesser-known treats selected by Scottish Opera's Head of Music, Derek …

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Comment: Rising tension over Cap is no good for Scottish farming

Farmers have often been accused of moaning far too much, and NFU Scotland is living up to the stereotype this week. The union has launched a fresh attack on the Scottish Government over its plans to transition from historic to area-based payments under …

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Local Produce Takes the Biscuit This Christmas – Scotland …

The retailer, which currently stocks over 1,000 local lines and supports over 100 local suppliers is Scotland, has seen a surge of local products start to fly of the shelves, particularly Scottish favourites including shortbread, tablet and … We will see Scots buying more local product this Christmas than ever before and with the ever […]

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Murphy appointed Scottish Labour leader – Scottish Statesman

FORMER Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has won the Scottish Labour leadership battle, replacing the ineffective Johann Lamont who resigned in October following her inability to drive the party forward in Scotland. Mr Murphy, the MP for East Renfrewshire, was elected … About the Author. Scottish Statesman – The Scottish Statesman is an online newspaper, dedicated […]

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Scottish oil industry set to recover in 18 months, says tycoon …

SCOTLAND'S wealthiest oil tycoon believes the industry could shed more than 30000 jobs over the next 18 months because of collapsing prices – but he insists the sector will eventually recover. … Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Saturday, 20th December 2014. See […]

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Weather bomb causes 'ice pancakes' to form on Scottish river

Freezing weather in Scotland has caused unusual "ice pancakes" to form on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire. The strange formations look like a fleet of flying saucers floating in the river. According to the Mirror, the phenomenon is thought to occur when …

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Quakers appoint Scottish Parliamentary Engagement Officer

In the light of the significant and growing differences between the Scottish and UK (Westminster) parliaments, Quakers in Britain have appointed an Edinburgh Parliamentary Engagement Officer. Mairi Campbell-Jack hopes to harness the energy generated by …

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Asda enjoys strong demand for Scottish produce

CONSUMERS are increasingly opting for traditional Scottish produce such as shortbread and tablet, according to Asda, which said it expects sales of products from north of the border to grow by 35 per cent this Christmas compared to a year ago.

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Conferences boost Scottish hotel revenues

Conferences boost Scottish hotel revenues. Glasgow continued its strong summer after the Commonwealth Games. Picture: TSPL. Published on the 19 December 2014 13:56. Published 19/12/2014 13:56. Print this …

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25 funny Scottish Christmas cracker jokes guaranteed to give you the giggles

EVERYONE loves the silly little jokes that fall out of our crackers – but the Scottish gags are even funnier. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. VIEW GALLERY. CHRISTMAS crackers WITHOUT a joke in them? Bah, humbug! Christmas crackers just don't cut the …

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When Scottish football played on Christmas day

Then when the Yuletide games stopped in England in the late 1950s – with Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers in 1965 appearing out of nowhere like some freak snow flurry before the custom disappeared, probably for good – Scottish football continued to let …

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Scottish Jobs Held Hostage by Risk and Uncertainty

Scotland risks losing highly-skilled, highly-paid jobs to London despite having decided to remain part of the United Kingdom. The continuing uncertainty over Scottish independence, warns a study into the financial sector, may force large firms to move …

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Wife keeps weight loss secret to surprise Scottish sailor returning home after …

MICHELLE Dalgleish dropped from a size 16 to a 10 as a surprise for her navy commander husband. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Michelle Dalgleish. Surprise slimmer: Michelle Dalgleish lost four stone over the six months her husband was away. A NAVY …

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Scottish government hits back at CAP criticism

However, a Scottish government spokeswoman insisted there had been transparency throughout the CAP reform process and government had worked closely with NFUS to take account of industry views. “The message we have been given throughout this …

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Sturgeon 'unprepared for oil crisis'

Of course the UK Government should respond, and quickly, but the Scottish Government has to work with unions and the industry to find ways to maintain employment levels right now. "Surely we cannot have a First Minister so unprepared, so unsighted on …

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Jim Murphy: 'The SNP know they're up against someone who isn't crap'

Since his victory in the Scottish Labour leadership election last Saturday, his timetable has been carefully choreographed, with speeches, events and photo opportunities almost daily, exhibiting an organisational heft and dynamism that the party has …

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Mysterious 'Ice Pancakes' Form on Scottish River

A biologist in the U.K. was surprised to come upon strange-looking ice formations the size of dinner plates floating on the River Dee in Scotland. River Dee Trust biologist Jamie Urquhart came across the "ice pancakes" and photographed them at Lummels …

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London Scottish v Worcester: Selection becoming tough – Ryan

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan says their excellent form has made team selection a real challenge ahead of Saturday's trip to London Scottish. Warriors have won 13 matches in a row in all competitions and a 14th would take them top of …

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TripAdvisor critics remain beyond Scottish courts

She said: "Nothing in the respondents' (TripAdviisor) terms and conditions suggests that the respondents have undertaken to be bound by the orders issued by a Scottish court." Tripadvisor claimed that the couple registered with their website in June …

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