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Safeguards for Scottish sealife

Scottish Wildlife Trust is delighted that the Scottish Government has created 30 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) aimed at safeguarding the most important habitats and species in Scotland's seas. As Scotland's waters make up over 60% of UK seas, this …

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Stuart Bathgate: Scottish sport's finest Thursday

FOR as long as Scottish sport is celebrated, Thursday 24 July will remain a special date in its annals. Within a few short hours, beginning in the early evening, the home team at the XXth Commonwealth Games won ten medals – an unprecedented haul of …

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Standard Life May Be Sorting A Post-Scottish Independence London Base

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MARCH 04: The Standard Life House logo is displayed on March 4, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh based pensions and savings firm Standard Life has announced that it is making contingency plans to move its business …

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Clark wins third Scottish judo gold on night of English domination

Sarah Clark won gold for Scotland in the under 63kg category ©Getty Images Sarah Clark of Scotland provided the only respite from English dominance on the mat here today as Danny Williams, Megan Fletcher and Owen Livesey all won Commonwealth …

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Scotland independence referendum: UK government …

A user-friendly online tool to help people easily find information about the benefits of being part of the UK has been launched today by the UK government.

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Dementia Champions from Scotland's social service …

Eighteen Dementia Champions from social service settings received their graduation certificates from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Convenor Professor James McGoldrick. This year's graduates will join a network of 400 Dementia Champions in Scotland …. SSSC@sssc.uk.com. SSSC news is published by the Scottish Social Services Council, Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4NY. […]

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Nicola Benedetti and a few helpers in surprise flashmob gig at Kelvingrove

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and 70 children surprised passers-by with a performance of 'Loch Lomond' at the Kelvingrove Museum earlier today. Around 70 children aged between eight to 18 years old joined the renowned violinist to work on one of …

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OSCR proposes to publish annual accounts of Scottish charities on its website

The OSCR annual report, published this week, says that although putting these documents online would be problematic, it has asked the Scottish government to consider a change in the law to enable it to happen. One problem could be the fact that the …

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Wool you be there? Scottish company hosts knitting workshops at Games

Scottish knit company Eribé, nominated for a 2014 Scottish Fashion Award as exporter of the Year, is hosting creative hand-knitting workshops over the weekend in the Shed Zone in Glasgow Green. These include urban knitting sessions – a form of street …

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Solidarity through divergence: Leanne Wood's speech on Scottish independence

Scottish people will themselves decide on the 18th of September, the outcome of this national conversation. That outcome is in the hands of the people. It's been argued by some that Scotland's decision to become independent would in some way be an …

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Love note to a Scottish soldier found in World War One kilt

A NOTE to a Scottish soldier heading to the front line in World War I has been found in a kilt made for him by a lovelorn seamstress. Historian Helen Paul, of Southampton University, found the message as she removed packing stitches from the kilt …

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20 funny Scottish pictures that have went viral

And when the image has a Scottish slant, it always seems that little bit funnier. We've searched the internet high and low to find the funniest Scottish pictures that have been doing the rounds on social media. Check out our picture gallery to see our …

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Scots convicts set free by prison bungles | UK | News | Daily …

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) blamed “communication errors” and “miscalculation of release date”. Politicians branded the figures “utterly unacceptable” and Scottish Tory justice spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell MSP …

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Scottish Woman Had Sex Toy Left Inside Vagina for 10 years – Without Even …

A woman in Scotland's life was at risk as she had a five-inch sex toy inside her for 10 years without even knowing it, a report has claimed. The 38-year-old woman, who has not been named, arrived at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, shaking and feeling …

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Gary Lineker's shout in Japanese phone advert sounds Scottish!

Gary Lineker's shout in Japanese phone advert sounds Scottish! Gary Lineker features in a Japanese television advert for mobile phone operator SoftBank, which also features attacker Shinji Kagawa. Inside the lost college parties of the… Read More.

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Scottish Independence: Scotland Swimmer Daniel Wallace Shouts 'Freedom …

Scotland swimming gold medalist Daniel Wallace became the first home nation athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to indicate his decision regarding next month's independence vote after winning the 400m individual medley. Wallace …

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Election staff still wanted for Scottish Independence …

About this Site · Council Website · Feedback · Sign up for weekly news round up · Home · Business … Most of you will be aware that a referendum on Scottish independence is taking place on September 18 this year. The Council's Election …

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Eustice talks to Scottish fishing leaders

FISHERIES Minister, George Eustice, was in Peterhead and Fraeburgh yesterday for important discussions with Scottish fishing leaders regarding the December TAC negotiations and the new discard ban and landing obligation, which come into force in …

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For everyone else in the UK (40 reasons to support Scottish independence: 40)

Scottish independence would release the rest of the UK from post-imperial Britain and create an opportunity to build a new system for themselves too. "If the Scots want to show some solidarity with the people in England who feel trapped in a …

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Celebrate At Home With These Scottish Recipes

The Commonwealth Games 2014 are in full swing – and if you weren't lucky enough to get tickets for Glasgow, why not celebrate at home with these delicious Scottish recipes from Great British Chefs? Raspberry and Cream Cranachan – Shaun Rankin.

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Now that's a pants celebration! Scottish table tennis player's huge reaction …

Now table tennis player Gavin Rumgay has joined the list of athletes with famous celebrations – after showing off his pants at the Commonwealth Games. The Scottish number one pulled up his trousers to reveal his stripey underwear after winning a …

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Commonwealth Games: Katie Archibald sets new Scottish record

Katie Archibald posted a new Scottish record in the 3000m individual pursuit as she qualified for a bronze medal play-off against Australia's Amy Cure at the Sir Chris Hoy Veldorome this morning. The 20 year-old Milngavie rider, who has dyed her hair …

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Glasgow 2014: Scottish duo win tandem time trial gold

Neil Fachie and pilot Craig Maclean win gold for hosts Scotland in the men's Para-cycling 1,000m time trial B2 tandem at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Their time of one minute 2.096 seconds pushed Australia into second, with Matthew Ellis and pilot …

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Alistair Darling: Scottish nationalists will become 'increasingly desperate …

He added that Nationalists "will be desperate to pull any trick they can when the Scottish Parliament is sitting or when it is not". Better Together's new Paisley office is just yards from the 12th century abbey where William Wallace is said to have …

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MoD Refused Scottish Colours For Red Arrows

A request by Commonwealth Games organisers for the Red Arrows to trail the colours of the Scottish flag during the opening ceremony was overruled by the Government, it has emerged. The Ministry of Defence was approached by the organising committee …

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Stone Pages Archaeo News: Ancient Scottish rock carving …

A precious rock carving that was found and then deliberately lost again, may be about to make a re-appearance in Central Scotland. The rock carving, known locally as the Cochno stone, is believed to be at least 5,000 years …

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Home youth national team matches confirmed for 2014

News. Share via Facebook; Share via MySpace; Share via StumbleUpon; Share via Delicious; Share via Digg; Share via Twitter … Scotland's under-19s, under-16s and under-15s will play in a number of home matches between now and the end of the year, including two in the Sky Sports Victory Shield where the Scots will look to […]

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The Commonwealth Games may boost the yes vote for Scottish independence

The opening ceremony was either cheeky, fun and knowing about Scottish tropes – Loch Ness monster, highland flings, Irn Bru – or cliched and predictable, depending on who you spoke to. Everyone agrees that Billy Connolly's speech about Glasgow being …

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Nationalists desperate, claims MP « Shropshire Star

The former chancellor also welcomed the news that Britain's economy is growing faster than any other developed country and the Royal Bank of Scotland's largest profit announcement since he bailed them out in 2008.

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Scottish government to fly Pride flag for Commonwealth …

The Scottish government is to fly a rainbow flag from its headquarters for the duration of the Commonwealth Games. … Scottish government to fly Pride flag for Commonwealth Games. Tweet · Email. 25th July 2014, 1:57 PM; Nick Duffy, PinkNews.co.uk. Alex Salmond pledged to …. PinkNews covers religion, politics, entertainment, finance, and community news for […]

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Thirty new marine protected areas declared in Scotland

This morning, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) received the welcome news that the Scottish Government has announced the designation of 30 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in its waters. Among them is the South Arran …

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Start of the gold rush: English and Scottish athletes win clutch of medals …

English and Scottish athletes have begun a rush of medals in Glasgow after winning 10 golds, 10 silvers and seven bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. Alistair Brownlee, 26, and his brother Jonathan, 24, brought England's woeful summer …

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Royal Scottish Geographical Society celebrates 130 years of reaching for new …

Closer to home, the society's members and council have helped establish countless charities and organisations such as the Scottish Ski Club, Edinburgh Zoo, the National Trust for Scotland and the National Parks campaigns, as well as forums on flooding, …

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Glasgow 2014: A day of mixed fortunes for Scottish cycling at the Sir Chris …

AFTER the highs of Day One when cycling delivered Scotland's first medal of the Games, this morning was a story of mixed fortunes for our Braveheart bikers. A promising start saw Anna Turvey set a new Scottish record time of 3:40.525 in qualifying for …

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Unique Scottish Disability Directory launches | DisabledGo …

The Scottish Disability Directory is the only directory of its kind in Scotland. The touch of a button provides access to info on … Home · About Us · Disabled News · DisabledGo Blog · Our Website. Menu. Home · About Us · Disabled News …

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