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Nationalists 'scaremonger' a No vote ends Scottish NHS

Mr Canavan, a former Labour MP, said: “The Scottish Parliament has so far helped to protect the NHS in Scotland, but it would be naive to imagine that this will continue indefinitely under current arrangements. “With Scotland's budget at present …

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Majority of Scottish businesses don't have a 'yes' plan

The majority of Scottish businesses do not have a plan in case Scottish voters back an independent Scotland at the referendum in September, says a survey from financial services firm KPMG. Some 84% of survey respondents admitted that they have not …

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Scottish Gas owner defiant over bills

But half-year results from British Gas, which trades as Scottish Gas north of the Border, showed its operating profits dropped 26 per cent to £265 million. The wider Centrica group saw adjusted operating profits fall 35 per cent to £1.03 billion …

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Scottish pensioners 'worse off'

Some 50,000 Scottish pensioners have lost benefits since 2010 with a cut of £90 million to savings credit, House of Commons research distributed by the SNP shows. The Scottish Government has pledged a guaranteed pension of £160 a week from 2016-17, …

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No stopping Scots in their dash for medal glory | UK | News …

TEAM Scotland's Commonwealth Games gold rush continued last night as they collected another clutch of medals.

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Scottish Fishermen Call for No Lifting of Sanctions Against …

SCOTLAND, UK – With EU member states set to decide today (31 July) on whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes for their overfishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring, Scottish fishermen are calling on … We therefore urge both the UK and other member state governments to oppose with real […]

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Scottish pensioners 'worse off' since UK government benefit cuts

Thousands of hard-saving Scottish pensioners are worse off since the Tory-led government started cutting benefits, according to the SNP. Some 50,000 Scottish pensioners have lost benefits since 2010 with a cut of £90m to savings credit, House of …

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Cloud Host Iomart Turns Down Acquisition Offers from Host …

In a research note reported by a Scottish newspaper, SP Angel Research suggested £3 per share as a target price, noting Iomart's “high margins, recurring revenue and strong organic growth,” which should demand a …

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Council stand by Irvine's Scottish Open bid

Councillor Alan Hill, Depute Leader of the Council, said: “It is an exciting prospect that the Scottish Open may be held here in North Ayrshire in a few years time. We saw the coverage from Royal Aberdeen recently and it showed the area off in a very …

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Up close, Scottish nationalism looks a lot like other nationalisms

Scottish nationalism, we are always told, is civic, tolerant and open, different to other nationalisms. So welcoming in fact that many signed up to independence will argue that it isn't really nationalism at all. From Billy Bragg's distance it all …

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Scottish Independence Latest Poll: 74% of Scot Expats in US Reject Union Break

A survey of Scottish people living in the US has revealed that 74% of them are against the country breaking away from the rest of the UK. According to a Friends of Scotland survey, cited by Huffington Post and Scotland Now, of the 26% that would vote …

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Alex Salmond to have final say in Scottish independence TV debate

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will have the first and last word on Scottish independence in the landmark televised debate with Better Together leader Alistair Darling, broadcaster STV has announced.

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Review on women in Scottish economy announced – News …

Professor Lesley Sawers, Vice Principal & Pro Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University at the request of the Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael will undertake a review into the role of women in the Scottish …

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'London airport expansion must meet Scottish needs'

New runway capacity in the south-east of England must meet the long-term needs of the Scottish economy for competitive access to international markets, a leading business group says. The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) said …

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Scotland Decides '14: why do artists want independence?

This year, visitors to the Scottish capital will inevitably be exposed to the looming independence referendum. And they will discover that the Scottish artistic community routinely leans towards the yes camp. We asked our panel why this should be the case.

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COMMONWEALTH DIARY: England made to feel welcome by Scottish hosts

First up is the friendliness of the Scottish hosts. The Commonwealths are described as the “friendly games” and that is certainly true. Everywhere you go, the Glaswegians are only too happy to stop and chat and welcome you to their city. This also …

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Joint plea for rent restraint

Believing that predictability about future rent levels for tenanted farms is fundamental to a healthy rented sector within Scottish agriculture, the groups want to create the conditions to allow landowners and tenants to plan and invest with a degree …

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Jamaican athletics expert wants to create link with Scottish sprinters

A Jamaican Olympian at the heart of his nation's golden generation of athletes wants to create a link that could see Scottish sprinters train with the best in the world. Sixty-two-year-old Anthony Davis, who competed at the 1980 Olympics, is one of the …

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Keatings medal hat-trick helps take Scottish tally to 41

Keatings medal hat-trick helps take Scottish tally to 41. Susan Swarbrick. Columnist and Senior Features Writer. Thursday 31 July 2014. Gymnast Daniel Keatings picked up his third medal of Glasgow's Games today when he took gold in the pommel horse …

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Bedwas Co-op has Scottish Gaelic signs instead of Welsh

Shoppers in Caerphilly county have been left baffled after a store installed new Welsh signs which instead feature Scottish Gaelic words. Welsh language tutor Jonathan Ford spotted the signs at the Bedwas Co-operative after its £360,000 refit. He said …

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Monitor farms deliver the goods

Mr Lochhead said: "Monitor farms are undoubtedly a great way of trying out new farming technologies and techniques, and promoting best practice across rural Scotland – and this report gives welcome confirmation of the value of this model to Scottish …

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Scottish Government labels UK lobbying reforms "mishandled"

However, whatever the outcome, the SNP-led Scottish Government hinted proposals are unlikely to go the way of the controversial bill approved in the House of Commons earlier this year. Stating that the aim was to get something "that everyone can stand …

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Scottish trick cyclist Danny MacAskill shows off his skills at the Playboy Mansion

THE star stunt rider admitted he was "distracted by the scenery" as he performed bicycle stunts at the mansion in California. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SCOTS biker Danny MacAskill got to live out every male's fantasy when he visited the Playboy …

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Scottish independence could kill off major rocket range, Jim Murphy says

Mr Murphy, who is attempting to discuss independence in 100 Scottish towns in 100 days, used a visit to the Outer Hebrides to link the vote to the Uist rocket range. The site, which is used to test rockets and run by Qinetiq, employs around 200 people …

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'Scottish Minimum Wage' Would Rise In line With Inflation

"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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Independence: Sir Martin Jacomb and Sir Andrew Large …

Financial experts warn currency union 'not on offer' after Yes vote. Sir Martin Jacomb and Sir Andrew Large say a sterlingzone is 'not compatible with Scotland being politically independent'.

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Chvrches discuss Scottish independence

On 18 September, a referendum will be held to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. The answer will be a simple yes or no. Some artists, musicians and actors have come out in support of either side. Others have decided to keep …

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Art Moves tackle 'The Scottish Play'

Art Moves Summer Drama Project perform Macbeth at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath. Pictured are the actors in rehersal. Published on the 31 July 2014 14:43. Published 31/07/2014 14:43. Print this. A theatre group which highlights the abilities …

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Most Scottish businesses haven't planned for independence – survey

A SURVEY has revealed that more than eight out of 10 Scottish businesses in Scotland have not planned for a vote for independence. According to the KPMG research more than 83 per cent of firms said they had not made continuity plans ahead of the …

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Scottish shooting sisters talk to Ayshah in Glasgow

For most athletes who compete at the Commonwealth Games, being away from home and family for a few weeks is all part and parcel of the job. But not for Scottish shooting sisters Jen and Seonaid Mcintosh who have both been competing in Glasgow.

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In Time for the Scottish Referendum, the Battle of Bannockburn Gets a Facelift

The Scottish first fought for independence from the English in the 13th century, and they're still rearing to battle. This time in a ballot box instead of with axes and longbows when the Scottish vote in the independence referendum in September. The …

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Tributes paid to Scottish actor Kenny Ireland who has died after battle with …

SCOTTISH actor and former director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre, Kenny Ireland has died following a battle with cancer. Known for his roles as Kenny the handyman in Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques and more recently Donald Stewart in Benidorm, …

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Scottish Windfest in Fraserburgh

Kitesurfers from across the world are set to blow Fraserburgh crowds away this weekend in the UK's premier wind and surf event. The north-east town's sandy beaches will play host to Scottish Windfest on Tour, a celebration of extreme and water sports.

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Bolt on mission to thrill Scots « Shropshire Star

He has received the support of the Commonwealth Games Federation, but T he Times on Thursday published the full conversation between Bolt and reporter Katie Gibbons, and Angus Macleod, the newspaper's Scottish …

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Who is top dog?

"We hope this initiative will raise the profile of these 'unsung heroes' of Scottish livestock farming," said QMS chief executive Uel Morton. "Farm dogs have played a huge role in successful livestock farming in Scotland for centuries. As well as …

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