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Scottish Gothic: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

In the next instalment of the “Austen Project”, the Scottish crime writer gives her modern-day take on the novel formerly known as Susan. by John Mullan Published 22 April, 2014 – 15:49. StumbleUpon logo Reddit logo Print HTML logo Facebook LikeGoogle …

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Gordon Brown: independence would block building of stronger Scotland

The former chancellor also blasted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's plans for an independent Scotland to keep the pound as part of a formal currency union with the rest of the UK, arguing this would leave Scotland in "a semi-colonial position …

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No substitute for experience as Assam's vies for Curry crown

They could be crowned the top curry house in the city but for Assam's, the customer will always be king. They're up for a Best of Glasgow prize in the Scottish Curry Awards on Monday April 28 at the Thistle Hotel. But Assam's manager Ozzy Rashid is …

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Russian planes chased away from Scottish coast

TWO Russian planes which flew close to UK airspace off the coast of Scotland have been chased away, according to reports. Local media said there were two Russian planes, believed to be Tupolev Tu-95s, which had turned away and flown towards …

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Asda drops Scottish salmon supplier Wester Ross …

Undercurrent News. UK supermarket Asda has dropped Scottish salmon producer Wester Ross Fisheries (WRF) from its suppliers, reported the Sunday Times. Asda did not give the reason for the move, and said WRF was not …

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Fishermen angry over review of Scottish Sea Farms salmon …

Undercurrent News. Scottish fishermen in Orkney have spoken of their anger at the “unprecedented” decision for councilors to consider a plan for a controversial fish farm again, just weeks after they refused it, reports the …

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Thousands of animals rescued by new wildlife centre

The number of injured animals released back into the wild has increased 18% since a wildlife rescue centre opened. The Scottish SPCA's £3.5m national wildlife rescue centre at Fishcross, near Alloa, opened two years ago. The donation-funded service …

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Four-way race to be named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year

"They have brought entertainment to Scottish football and it's not just their own clubs – they've developed Scottish football this season. "If we get teams like Hibs, Hearts, Rangers back playing at the top of their level, it would be a right good …

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Scottish manufacturer makes £1.6m investment

Plexus has a £1.6m investment in another surface mount technology placement line into its manufacturing facility in Kelso, Scotland. This new SMT placement line increases the manufacturer's capability in Scotland. The equipment will be populating 01005 …

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Flybe launches Scottish routes from London City

Regional airline Flybe today said it was launching a number of routes from London City, including to Edinburgh and Inverness, as part of a five-year deal with the airport. Along with the two Scottish routes, the carrier will launch services to Belfast …

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Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament

Cycling campaign group, Road Share, is drawing on expertise from organisations including CTC, Scottish Cycling and Pedal on Parliament as it steps up its campaign for Scotland to adopt a law of presumed liability against motorists involved in …

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Scottish independence: Main referendum campaigns named by commission

The elections watchdog has officially named Yes Scotland and Better Together the two main campaign groups ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. They will each be subject to a £1.5m spending limit and other rules in the run up to the vote, the …

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Scottish Parliament: OBR | Living Wage

Scottish Parliament: OBR | Living Wage. The head of the Office for Budget Responsibility appears at Holyrood, and there are calls for the Living Wage to be more widely adopted. Published on 23rd April 2014. Video: PA. Latest; Most Popular; News …

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Scottish independence: Oxfam adviser calls for 'radical alternative'

The Scottish government's White Paper on independence does not offer a "radical alternative" to UK policies, a senior adviser to Oxfam has said. Katherine Trebeck told a Holyrood committee the document proposed a "low road" to faster growth and …

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Scotrail announces special trains for Scottish Cup final

Fears had been raised over engineering works on the line between Perth and Glasgow ahead of Dundee United and St Johnstone's meeting at Celtic Park on 17 May. However Scotrail has now confirmed up to six outbound services will travel from Tayside to …

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: PGM …

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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Secular Society: Scotland has left the door open for …

PinkNews Exclusive. The National Secular Society criticises the Scottish Government for putting local authorities in an “invidious position” of having to decide individually whether it is permissible for religious registrars to discriminate against gay couples. … PinkNews covers religion, politics, entertainment, finance, and community news for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in the […]

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David Moyes leaves Paul Lambert on his own as Premier League 'Scottish mafia …

At one time, Scottish managers were celebrated for their discipline, determination and desire. By and large, their teams played in a manner that reflected their personalities. But such is the rapid nature of change in football, those tried and trusted …

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Alex Salmond to address inaugural Scottish newspaper conference

Perhaps he will dare to point out that Scottish newspaper support for a yes vote has been somewhat thin on the ground. Another speaker with a lot to say about a topical matter is Lord (Guy) Black, executive director of the Telegraph Media Group, and …

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David Moyes' Manchester United axing highlights the downfall of the Scottish …

Years ago, I was living in Glasgow, and there was a great buzz about Scottish managers and how they were taking over the English Premier and Football Leagues. In fact, at the beginning of the 2011/2012 Premier League season, there were seven out of the …

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Scottish Widows appoints Stuart Paton Evans to new role

Scottish Widows has underlined its long term commitment to the annuities and retirement market with the appointment of Stuart Paton Evans to a newly created director level role. Stuart, who begins with the Group on 6th May, has almost twenty-five years …

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Payday lending summit staged in Glasgow

Topics include the impact of payday lending shops and ways of preventing individuals from spiralling into debit. The summit has been organised by the Scottish government. It estimates there are between 180 and 200 payday lending premises on Scotland's …

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Scottish football figures attend Frank Kopel funeral

Scottish football stars past and present turned out for the funeral of Dundee United's Frank Kopel. Mr Kopel passed away after a battle with dementia which led his wife Amanda into a high-profile awareness campaign. United chairman Stephen Thompson, …

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Plan to abolish corroboration put on hold by Scottish government

Controversial plans to end the need for evidence in Scottish criminal trials to come from two sources have been delayed by the government. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has put off detailed scrutiny of a bill which would abolish the general …

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Accountant in Bankruptcy: Scottish corporate failures soar

The number of companies going bust has increased by more than 70% over the year, according to official figures. The Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) figures showed 244 Scottish companies failed during the first quarter of this year, compared with 143 …

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Aberdeen to Host Dram Fine World Whisky Day Fundraising …

Taking place on the eve of World Whisky Day, Friday 16 May, the ceilidh will offer guests a jam-packed evening of dancing, with music from Scotland's most energetic ceilidh band Ghillie Dhu Music and a countdown to World Whisky Day at midnight. The event will also raise money for World Whisky Day's chosen charity Just […]

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Than 5000 Ryder Cup Tickets for Good Causes – Scotland …

The Scottish Government will use its allocation of Ryder Cup tickets to develop golf in Scotland and promote the country on the world stage, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. As host nation, the Scottish Government is entitled to 7,080 Ryder Cup tickets at no extra cost. Spread across practice and … admiring the world's […]

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Five things about Shish Mahal: one of Glasgow's most sizzling curry joints

The Scottish Curry Awards are cumin soon when one of our city centre hotspots will be given the title of Glasgow's Best Curry. One of the hopefuls in the running for the award is the Shish Mahal whose world famous tikka masala has proved extremely …

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Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, Monsoon Accessorize and Scottish …

According to Scottish Retail Consortium's (SRC) industry figures, Scottish retail sales slumped 2.5% in March against the same month in 2013 due to the impact of a late Easter this year. In March, the value of food sales in Scotland dropped 3.5% year …

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Scottish Premiership: Celtic boss Neil Lennon faces three rivals for Manager …

McInnes guided Aberdeen to Scottish League Cup glory this season – the Dons' first trophy in 19 years – and his side are currently in a fight with McCall's Motherwell for the Premiership runners-up slot. Wright's St Johnstone have secured a top-six …

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70% increase in Scottish firms going bust

But Bryan Jackson, of business advisers BDO, said: "Though the economy is in recovery, many Scottish businesses are still struggling to cope with the triple challenge of rising inflation, staff costs and slow spending. "Unless troubled businesses see a …

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Scottish Trade Fair Autumn prepares for SECC return

Springboard Events said there is a “favourable mix” of established companies on display including Highland Stoneware, Belltrees Forge, House of Edgar, Tartan Twist, Chris Lewis jewellery, Sheila Fleet and Scottish Seaglass. “With many retailers …

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ScotRail confirms special Scottish Cup final trains

Special trains have been arranged for the Scottish Cup final.DC Thomson. First ScotRail today confirmed it will run special trains with enough seats to help more than 2,000 St Johnstone and Dundee United fans travel to and from the Scottish Cup Final.

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Scottish independence: 'No new oil boom' MSPs told

Mr Chote also rejected Scottish Government criticism that the body did not take investment in the North Sea into account in its predictions. “If you were to come down from Mars and look at the path of oil production over the last few years, you will …

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CfD 'kick-starts' Scottish sector

Scottish Renewables has hailed the UK government's award of a Contract for Difference to the 664MW Beatrice project as having the potential to kick-start the offshore wind sector in the country. Beatrice was one of eight renewable energy projects …

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