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Dive in for Scottish scallops

When I first started cooking, all the best scallops were sent overseas and, unless you had a contact, they were difficult to get a hold of. Thankfully, that's not the case today so make sure to look out for flavour-packed scallops from Scottish waters …

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Scots growers face 'basic' green regime

However, the Scottish Government's efforts to complete these equivalence proposals and have them agreed with Brussels have now run out of time – the deadline is this coming Friday, August 1 – and in the name of giving the industry 'clarity' over what …

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Role of oil industry in Scottish vote on independence

On the 18th of September people in Scotland will be asked to vote yes or no on whether the country should become independent from the rest of the UK. Martin went to Aberdeen to find out why oil rigs there, the large platforms used to get oil out from …

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Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we …

Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality. … PinkNews covers religion, politics, entertainment, finance, and community news for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in the UK and worldwide. Founded to produce broadsheet quality […]

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Miliband seeks US link dividends – Newsnet Scotland

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

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Signeul and Hay to speak at Coach Development Day

Clubs are asked to encourage as many of their coaches as possible to attend and are reminded that the conference counts towards an existing coach's Continuous Coach Development. Coaches must attend at least one Scottish FA in-service event (such as …

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Ryan Adams announces Scottish tour date

He will be taking to the stage at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on September 25. He will also be playing O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London on September 19 and Albert Hall Manchester on September 24. Pre-sale tickets for all the shows are available …

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Yes vote offers fair day's pay for fair day's work

An estimated 150,000 people could see a pay increase in an independent Scotland, new figures reveal. In an independent Scotland the SNP will set up a commission to consider a new 'Scottish Minimum Wage' – which would at least rise in line with inflation.

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Kick-off for new referee kit

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, Scottish regional chair for Specsavers, said: 'We are delighted to have been involved in the pre-season event today, as it has given us a real insight into the work that goes into keeping our match officials at the very top of …

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Consolidator AFH buys IFA to expand into Scottish market

AFH has bought out Edinburgh-based Finlay Gow & Company for £657,000 to enter the Scottish advice market. The consolidation firm said it was its ninth acquisition since the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and brings its funds …

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No way! Hans Rey to speak at Scottish conference

Hans Rey said, “It is very exciting to be announced as a speaker at the 2014 Scottish Mountain Bike Conference – International Edition. There are fantastic mountain biking trails in Scotland, both purpose-built and natural, and I am very much looking …

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Scottish Independence Yes Vote Would Make 17% Of People Leave Scotland

"We can have the best of both worlds for Scotland – a strong Scottish Parliament, with more powers for Scotland guaranteed, backed up by the strength, security and stability of being part of the larger UK. Only separation puts that at risk." The SNP …

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IFA boosts assets above £800m with Scottish acquisition

Listed IFA AFH Financial Group has acquired the assets of Edinburgh-based Finlay Gow & Company Limited for a total consideration of up to £675,000, marking the its entrance into the Scottish market. The acquisition adds £40m in funds under management, …

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Scottish Independence 'Border Effect' Could Cost Economy £8 billion Says …

Research by the pro-union campaign group into the so-called 'border-effect' shows that 247,000 Scottish jobs are dependent on cross-border trade with the rest of the UK. But pro-independence campaigners have criticised the former chancellor's comments, …

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'Scottish Power is billing me incorrectly'

I had a dual fuel fixed-price contract with Scottish Power at our old house and asked for it to be transferred to our new house when we moved in three and a half months ago. This wasn't possible so I took out a new contract. I took the meter readings …

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Looking for business? The Scottish Government is seeking new IT framework …

The Scottish Government will be seeking suppliers to provide it with a framework for the delivery managed IT services. According to a prior information notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the resulting contract is …

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No way! Hans Ray to speak at Scottish conference

Hans Rey said, “It is very exciting to be announced as a speaker at the 2014 Scottish Mountain Bike Conference – International Edition. There are fantastic mountain biking trails in Scotland, both purpose-built and natural, and I am very much looking …

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Record number of Scottish parks get Green Flag environmental awards

A record number of 59 Scottish parks will fly a Green Flag this year after being awarded the environmental honour. Dock Park in Dumfries, North Lanarkshire's Burngreen Park and Stirling's Beechwood Park became the first in their area to win an award.

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Monday's Scottish gossip

Celtic have agreed to sell striker Tony Watt, 20, to Belgiam side Standard Lierse for a £1.2m fee. (Various). And Celtic are braced for a double bid from Southampton for Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk, with the Scottish champions having already …

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Themes announced for Scottish Rural Parliament

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said; “My ambition for the Scottish Rural Parliament is to give rural communities a stronger voice and these emerging themes reflect the big issues facing those who live and work in rural Scotland today. “It's …

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Scottish ministers urged to reverse student grant cuts as debts soar

Scottish ministers are being urged to reverse cuts in student grants after the debts taken out by Scottish students to meet their living costs soared by £160m last year. New analysis of the latest figures from the Student Loan Company shows that …

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Scottish judo is now grappling with an uncertain future despite medal euphoria

Scottish judo is now grappling with an uncertain future despite medal euphoria. Doug Gillon. Sports writer. Monday 28 July 2014. J UDO'S mat finish at the Commonwealth Games has put a high-gloss gilt on the 2014 medal table. J UDO'S mat finish at the …

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Scottish boxer Joe Ham to turn professional after Glasgow …

If you've got questions, spotted an inaccuracy or just want to share some ideas about our news service, please email us on web@stv.tv. Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from …

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Glasgow 2014: Teeange Scots boxer Reece McFadden sees off England's …

SCOTTISH flyweight Reece McFadden claimed he looked into the eyes of Charlie Edwards and knew his confident quest for Commonwealth Games gold would continue following their battle at the SECC. The 19-year-old from Forgewood had beaten the …

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Scots athletes: record medal tally | UK | News | Daily Express

SCOTLAND was last night on course to smash its Commonwealth Games record — and it was only Day Four.

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FT investors mag: Westminster downplay oil cash

“We think that Westminster has been deliberately downplaying the potential of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) ahead of September's referendum on Scottish independence. The Department of Energy has certainly been far more subdued than it was at the …

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Edinburgh house prices high above Scottish average

The average cost of a home in Scotland's capital now exceeds £229,000 compared to a Scottish average of £160,000. And estate agents in Edinburgh are warning that there is the potential for a mini property bubble in the capital as supply has not kept …

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Scottish Labrador litter may be largest ever

A Scottish black Labrador has delivered one of the biggest litters ever recorded for the breed. When Annie became pregnant vets thought she would have a litter of three to six puppies, but once she went into labour small bundles of fur just kept arriving.

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Scottish ministers withdraw support for UK-Russia Year of Culture

The move by the Scottish and UK Governments to distance themselves from the Year of Culture is aimed at signalling disapproval at recent events in Ukraine. However, the Scottish decision may also be viewed as an attempt to make amends for First …

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Record number of Scottish parks gain Green Flag environment award

A record number of parks have been given a special award to recognise the quality of their environment. A total of 59 parks across the country have been honoured with a Green Flag this year. The award scheme, which is administered by the charity Keep …

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Scot Referendum: exodus if yes vote | UK | News | Daily …

TENS of thousands of Scots could leave the country if there is a Yes vote in September's referendum, a new poll suggests.

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Scottish jihadi who may have links to ISIS captured in Syria by Kurdish group

Selman Marchbanks is believed to have been seized after being involved in a bitter battle with Kurdish militiamen. Radicalised Marchbanks, who claims he is from Scotland, is said to have been taken by members of the YPG, a guerrilla organisation with …

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Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness …

Congratulations to Scottish farrier David Varini, who has just been declared the winner of the European Farriery Championship, held this weekend in England.

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Rangers offer fans assurances over Ibrox future

Rangers, who won promotion to the Scottish Championship last season, have already admitted fresh income will be required over the next year to meet running costs, with losses of nearly £70m announced for the first 18 months since the club was reformed …

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Rona Munro: bringing sex, Scottish kings and Sarah Lund to the stage

Sex. Death. Sophie Grabol of The Killing. Rona Munro's royal Scottish trilogy has it all bar the Game of Thrones dragons. The author of a trilogy of plays about the first three Stewart kings of Scotland — I beg you: read on, book now — admits she …

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