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SNP votes to protect Scottish NHS

Nevertheless, the Scottish Government has increased the Health resource budget by 4.6% in real terms – and every penny of additional budget consequentials accruing from health spending has been spent on health. This coming year, health spending in …

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Scottish moratorium, planning delay dent Cameron's shale gas ambitions

"I am announcing today a moratorium on the granting of planning consents for all unconventional oil and gas developments, including fracking," Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing told the Scottish Parliament. Hours earlier a local government council …

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Redwings merges with Scottish horse rescue charity

Rescue horses in Scotland will benefit from extra care as Redwings Horse Sanctuary has merged with Scottish horse rescue charity Mountains Animal Sanctuary. The charity, based near Forfar in Angus, has been renamed Redwings Mountains. It is currently …

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Scottish Amateur Cup: Gartcosh United through to last 32 after win at Mossblown

DAVID QUATE insists the players should get the praise after Gartcosh United reached the last 32 of the Scottish Amateur Cup. The Caledonian League Premier Division side won 2-0 at Mossblown Boswell to set up a sixth-round trip to Eaglesham on Saturday …

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Sale fears for Scottish military bases

After announcing a series of sales and cost cutting in the MoD, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is under pressure to provide clarity on Scottish military sites which have been the subject of speculation over recent years. These include the Reford and …

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Moratorium on fracking in Scotland announced

Earlier this week the majority of Scottish Labour MPs failed to vote for a moratorium on fracking in the House of Commons, despite Jim Murphy stating his supposed opposition to the technology at the weekend. Every SNP MP voted in favour of a UK-wide …

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Scottish moratorium, planning delay dent Cameron's shale gas ambitions

"I am announcing today a moratorium on the granting of planning consents for all unconventional oil and gas developments, including fracking," Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing told the Scottish Parliament. Hours earlier a local government council …

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Falling death toll proves Scotland is winning war against …

SCOTLAND is winning the war against heart disease and strokes – the number of deaths from the conditions has dropped by more than 40 per cent over the past decade. … Public Health Minister Maureen Watt said: “It's tremendous news that fewer people are developing heart disease or suffering strokes and that fewer people are […]

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Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2015 launches with special …

Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. … As regattas go, Silvers Marine Scottish Series is one of the best loved. And this year the organisers are sharing …

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Scottish Government to determine NHS workforce capacity

The Scottish Government has launched a wide-ranging review of the NHS workforce to decide where workforce capacity was required to staff the future NHS. Scottish health secretary Shona Robison said the review would conclude in the autumn, and was …

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Scottish construction growth will be 'slower' that rest of UK

Scotland's construction sector is expected to grow at “considerably slower” pace that the rest of UK in the next five years, a new report suggests. Figures compiled by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) suggest the construction sector will …

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Scottish Premiership: Arvid Schenk released by Dundee

German goalkeeper Arvid Schenk has left Dundee after playing just one game for the Scottish Premiership side. The 25-year-old had a debut to forget when he turned out for the Dark Blues in their 6-2 New Year's Day defeat by local rivals Dundee United.

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Scottish culture celebrated at An Cultúrlann complex

“It was an extremely enjoyable and fun way to remember one of the most influential poets from these islands, and to try some traditional Scottish dancing and cuisine. I would like to thank James Kee and all involved in organising and performing for …

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Aidan Kerr on the electoral challenges facing the Scottish Labour Party

Assistant Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress Stephen Boyd spoke to STV on the issue, stating: “It's reasonable to assume that structural changes in the Scottish economy have weakened what might previously have been regarded as 'natural' …

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An Ayrshire sausage, and 14 other Scottish food and drink experiences to try …

3 Wild berry picking in the Scottish Borders. According to Chef Carina Contini, owner of restaurants in Edinburgh including Contini Cannonball: "The idea of free fruit on a hedge along a country walk. My children get as excited as I did when I was …

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Scottish exports fell 0.5% last year

He added: "These statistics follow on from the Scottish Government's Global Connections Survey published on Monday which showed that Scotland's exported goods and services were worth a record £27.9 billion in 2013, a rise of 7.2% on the previous year.

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Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy: Joy for Airdrie's Cellar Bar Colts after …

He said: “It's an incredible achievement for us to get to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup considering over 600 teams started in the competition. “We were 2-0 down within 15 minutes and we knew we were in a hard battle – I thought the heads might go …

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Filming in Scottish courts proposed

Filming in Scottish courts proposed. 2 hours ago. Filming of some court cases for TV could be allowed under new proposals outlined by Scotland's most senior judge. Lord President, Lord Gill, said he will issue guidance on the televising of court …

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Scottish farm incomes hit by 'brutal extremes'

A year of “brutal extremes” across the cereal, potato and milk sectors has caused a crash in Scotland's farm income. Publishing the Total Income for Farming Estimates for Scotland for 2012 to 2014 yesterday, the Scottish Government's chief statistician …

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Hamilton Accies pies voted best in Scottish Premiership

With the New Douglas Park club flying high in Scottish football's top flight, fans who are enjoying free-flowing football are also tucking into the top half-time treat in the division. Hamilton's snacks won the award at the prestigious Scotch Pie …

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Trident 'could quit Scotland for Wales': Secret plan for nuclear subs …

Defence officials have secretly started examining plans to move Britain's nuclear-armed submarines from Scotland to Wales, the Daily Mail can reveal. The Scottish Nationalists, on course for an unprecedented breakthrough at May's General Election …

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Scottish Government asked to intervene in the Whitesands flood prevention row …

Cheers erupted from huge sections of the audience in the Easterbrook Hall on Monday night when Mr Dowson told the Scottish Cabinet's question and answer session that the council had “not understood the will of the people” or listened to the “thousands …

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Watch boxer Manny Pacquiao pull off a BRILLIANT Scottish accent

BOXER Manny Pacquiao has pulled off an absolutely brilliant Scottish accent. The Filipino boxer appeared on American NBC's sport show Men in Blazers with Michael Davies and Roger Bennett to discuss that fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr and plug his new …

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Naturally Orkney is Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book of 2014

A book focusing on the wildlife of Orkney has been named Scotland's Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book of 2014. Naturally Orkney is the work of wildlife photographer and cameraman Raymond Besant and was published by The Orcadian last year.

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Mike Ashley faces disciplinary hearing before Scottish FA on 2 March

Mike Ashley will have a disciplinary hearing before the Scottish Football Association on 2 March. The Newcastle owner and Rangers shareholder faces two charges relating to his interests in two clubs and a procedural hearing at Hampden on Tuesday set …

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Scottish Government's energy taskforce meets in Aberdeen

Commenting on the first meeting of the Scottish Government's task force, Mr Ewing said: "Since oil was discovered more than four decades ago, we have built a world class industrial cluster in the north sea and now export the skills and services …

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Luis Figo joins the fight for the FIFA presidency as the Scottish FA back …

LUIS FIGO has announced he will stand against Sepp Blatter with the Scottish FA stating that they are backing Dutchman Michael van Praag in the fight for the FIFA presidency. The 42-year-old former Portuguese internationalist and world footballer of …

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Scottish fisherman makes it big on US TV (but, audience need subtitles)

Millions of American TV viewers have got hooked on tuna fishing in Scotland – even though the programme has had to include subtitles to understand the Outer Hebridean skipper star of the show! Captain Angus Campbell is featured on the Outdoor …

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Scottish Water increased charges by 1.6%

The company said that since 2009 its charges have reduced by 10% relative to the rate of inflation and are within price limits set by the Water Industry Commission for Scotland based on a new six-year agreement between Scottish Water and the Customer …

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Tesco announces 4 Scottish branches will close and 43 across UK: Is your local …

The biggest loss will be at their Kirkcaldy superstore in Fife, which will see 189 'colleagues' dumped on the scrapheap. Other stores to be shut by April 4 are an Express in Troon (14 jobs), Grangemouth Metro (68 jobs), and Edinburgh Homeplus (55 jobs).

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SWA Whets the Appetite Ahead of Achievers – Scotland …

Home / News / SWA Whets the Appetite Ahead of Achievers. SWA Whets the Appetite Ahead of Achievers. Scottish food and drink to star on the evening's menu. Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015. Source: Scottish Wholesale Association. With less than two weeks until Scottish Wholesale Achievers, the Scottish Wholesale Association is whetting guests' appetites by […]

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Awards Fever Kicks In – Scotland Food and Drink

Awards Fever Kicks In. The crème de la crème of the Scottish tourism industry are preparing to compete at the glittering national final of the Scottish Thistles Awards, which takes place at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow on 5 March 2015. … VisitScotland, the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Highlands and Islands Tourism […]

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Screen Time for Scottish Tourism Week Annual Conference …

Home · About Us · Membership · INSIGHTS · Access to Markets · Industry · News · Events · Showcase · Contact Us · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Screen Time for Scottish Tourism Week Annual Conference 2015 …

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18th century Scottish windmill set for revamp

He is joined by Sir Robin Biggam, the businessman and former chairman of the Independent Television Commission, who grew up in the town's Langshaw Crescent, and Lex Gold, a one-time executive director of the Scottish Premier League and chairman of …

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Scottish giants Celtic in hunt for Sunderland winger

Charis Mavrias in action for Sunderland Under 21 V Manchester City Under21 in the Barclays U21 Premier League. by Chris Young; chris.young@northeast-press.co.uk @youngsunecho. Published on the 28 January 2015 08:30. Published 28/01/2015 08:30 …

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