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Scottish independence: Salmond's 'democratic sensation'

First Minister Alex Salmond has said the referendum on Scottish independence is a "democratic sensation". In an interview with BBC political editor Nick Robinson, Mr Salmond said: "Independence is obviously closer than it's ever been but it's not about …

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Jihadist threat to kill Scottish-educated aid worker after video "murder" of …

Jihadist threat to kill Scottish-educated aid worker after video "murder" of US journalist. Tuesday 2 September 2014. A BRITISH born Islamic militant known as 'Jihadist John' has appeared to murder a second American journalist, and threaten the life of …

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Penicuik House to become major Scottish attraction

It was also a major gathering place for leading figures in the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century and is said to be one of the major architectural achievements of the era. But the building, which has been in the same family for almost four …

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Scottish independence: Referendum race 'may have got tighter'

For the past three or four months or so, the referendum race has looked as though it was stalled. Although some pollsters consistently put the No side further ahead than did others, the running average of the last half dozen or so polls rarely departed …

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Scottish independence: Highlanders stand proud

This is the latest in a weekly series of indyref essays in which influential figures explore ideas related to the Scottish independence referendum. EASILY the most destructive element in Highland life over much of the past two centuries was the …

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Scottish independence: Yes campaign hails 'breakthrough' with polls closer …

The debate over Scottish independence is closer that it has ever been with just over two weeks to go until the vote, according to a new opinion poll hailed as a “breakthrough” by Yes campaigners. The YouGov survey showed that support for independence …

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Hedging against a Scottish Yes vote

Investors may love golf and grouse shooting, but they see an independent Scotland as on a par with a damp, midge-infested picnic in the heather. Until mid-July, investors took the market's usual approach to small but important risks: by ignoring …

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Scottish Independence Debate Gets Nasty As 'Pro-Union Campaigner Kicks …

The Scottish independence debate has turned even more nasty, with allegations of violence and intimidation being thrown from both sides as the division over upcoming vote on September 18th reaches fever-pitch. In a sign of how heated the debate has …

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Jobs focus for Scottish independence campaign

Meanwhile, shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran and Labour MSP Iain Gray will be at Glasgow's Tennent Caledonian Breweries to highlight jobs and opportunities they say will be available as part of the UK. Today is the deadline for Scots to …

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Stephen Gallacher given Ryder Cup spot 'not because he is Scottish'

I've not picked him because he's Scottish. I've not picked him because of his form around the golf course. They are all little parts of the decision but the biggest part was last week when he stood up and was counted when it mattered. “Of course we …

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Argyll News: Indy, research funding and Scottish universities …

Yesterday's edition of The Herald, 1st September, reported that 'Scotland's major universities are preparing for an exodus of some of their most accomplished.

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Pixie Lott does chic colour-blocking at Scottish Fashion Awards 2014

The annual Scottish Fashion Awards 2014 kicked off the global fashion season (countdown to New York Fashion Week? Two days!) with a gala party at London's Northumberland Avenue Monday night, hosted by Laura Whitmore with a surprise acoustic set …

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New surge in support for Scottish independence

New polling has pointed to a dramatic upsurge in support for Scotland becoming an independent nation. With just a little over 2 weeks to go until polling day, YouGov's figures show that when those who say they won't vote and those they say don't know …

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Poll shows rise in support for Scottish independence

Poll shows rise in support for Scottish independence. Tweet. Support for Scottish independence rises two weeks ahead of an historic referendum on leaving the UK, according to a new poll. Support for Scottish independence rises two weeks ahead of an …

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Sterling tumbles as poll puts Yes campaign within 'touching distance of victory'

"What we're seeing right now are the jitters and uncertainty coming through and the effect that Scottish independence could have in terms of business investment which is something that's been a massive underperformer in the UK economy. "If businesses …

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Scottish Fashion Awards 2014: Winners

While Kane was awarded Designer of the Year, Gandy was presented with the prestigious Founders Award and Mair was named Communicator of the Year. Other winners included Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald, who was crowned Style Icon of …

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How Scottish 'Yes' May Impact 'Invisible Border'

The Scottish Government plans to set the state pension at £160 per week, while the UK will set the new single tier rate next year, it's likely to be slightly lower around £148. The current Scottish Government's White Paper also suggests that in the …

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Scottish independence poll has UK's future on knife edge with nationalists …

42% support Scotland breaking away from the UK compared to 37% a month ago. The change follows the second independence debate between Scottish Nationalist leader Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, who is heading the Better Together campaign.

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Scottish independence uncertainty drags sterling to five-month lows

LONDON (Reuters) – Sterling fell to five-month lows and the cost of hedging against sharp currency swings jumped by its greatest rate in three years on Tuesday after a poll showed record support for Scottish independence just two weeks before a …

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Sinn Fein sympathy for Scottish Yes vote, but it won't take sides

While the republican party has said that the referendum is a matter for the Scottish alone, MLA Phil Flanagan said there were obvious sympathies with any country seeking independence. With just over a fortnight to go before Scotland goes to the polls …

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Petition to redraw Scottish borders aims to 'prompt devolution debate'

But despite suggesting the Scottish border could be extended to the south bank of the Tyne, he argues he is no Scottish Nationalist. Instead, he said he wants to stimulate debate over devolution for northern England along similar lines to the Welsh …

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Scottish independence: Vote 'no' if you love your kids, suggest 'inept' posters

Alistair Darling and the pro-union Better Together campaign have been slammed after a new set of posters were launched that suggest people will vote 'no' if they love their family. The new billboards, which bear messages like 'We love our kids, we're …

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UK government says confident of argument against Scottish independence …

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has "a real confidence" in its argument in favour of Scotland staying part of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said on Tuesday, brushing off a poll showing a rise in support for …

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Sterling hit hard by growing support for Scottish independence

The currency is centre-stage in the heated Scottish referendum debate. Pro-independence leader Alex Salmond says Scotland will share the pound while Westminster has been sceptical about such a deal, leading to some uncertainty about the currency, debt …

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Scottish independence: No vote collapses to six point lead in latest poll

Scottish Independence: For and against. Mr Jenkins added: “While the No campaign press the panic button and blame each other for a series of blunders, Yes will get on with the job of persuading more of our fellow citizens – both No and undecided voters …

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highland festival – The Estes Park News

The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival is gearing up for this yearʼs 38th annual, starting Thursday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 7th at 5 p.m.. Everything Scottish and Irish will be at this …

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Scottish independence: 'I am as British and European as Scottish'

I am unashamedly Scottish. But while I passionately support Scotland at Murrayfield, I have no difficulty in supporting England at the Oval or Europe in the Ryder Cup. I am as much British and European as I am Scottish. I am proud of the United Kingdom …

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Narrowing Scottish Poll Hits Sterling

The latest YouGov poll on Scottish independence suggests that the "No" camp is still in the lead, but with just over two weeks to the referendum, the gap has narrowed further. Previous polls have constantly indicated a strong "No" vote leading the "Yes …

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Memorial to Bill Shankly unveiled in Scottish home town to mark his 101st birthday

Reds legends Alan Kennedy and Roy Evans were on hand to reveal the new metal sculpture to the world. It is located in Muirkirk, four miles from the Scottish mining village of Glenbuck where Shankly was born, and is designed to look like one of the …

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Scottish Independence: Scotland Backed to Keep Nato Membership if it Wins …

As the eyes of the world are trained on South Wales, with Newport preparing to host the Nato Summit 2014, a leading international security expert has backed Scotland to keep its membership of the alliance if its people vote for independence. Scottish …

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Scottish independence: Accusations of intimidation and violence fly in from …

After the match, a member of the Facebook group Heart of Midlothian Fans Against Scottish Independence wrote: “Well what did we say about 2 weeks ago about the yessers hassling the public outside Tynecastle?? We said it would end in trouble and it …

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PGA IN SCOTLAND NEWS RELEASE

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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Street closures – The Estes Park News

The annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at 9:30 a. m. on Saturday, September 6. On-street parking spaces on Elkhorn Avenue will be closed around …

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Ryder Cup: Scottish rookie Stephen Gallacher excited ahead of debut

Stephen Gallacher says he cannot wait to make his debut in the Ryder Cup after being selected as one of Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks. The Scot sealed his place in the team with a superb showing at the Italian Open last weekend, where he just …

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The Scottish Government was not consulted on new laws to counter terrorists …

THE Scottish Government has not been consulted on new laws to counter extremists, the First Minister has said. Alex Salmond said he would ask Prime Minister David Cameron for an explanation as to why he was informed only half an hour after last week's …

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