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Good results at Scottish Cross Country Championships

A total of 37 athletes from Garscube Harriers overcome the elements to record a number of great times in the Lindsays Scottish National Cross Country Championships at Callendar Park, Falkirk recently. The first race was the U13 Girls run over the …

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Scottish meter specialist buys third English company within a year

Scottish meter specialist buys third English company within a year. Mark Williamson. Group Business Correspondent. Wednesday 4 March 2015. ENERGY Assets, the Livingston-based meter specialist, has returned to the acquisition trail in England with a …

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Daisley Mail: Stephen Daisley on Scottish politics, independence and SNP

Her Majesty's Government has unveiled a new sign to be posted alongside projects it funds in Scotland. Injudiciously rejecting my suggestion of a life-sized cardboard cut-out of Michael Gove in a Union Jack G-string, the Scottish Office instead decided …

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Scottish Widows to allow existing customers to use their pensions to take out cash

Insurance firm Scottish Widows is to allow existing customers to use their pensions to take out cash. From April, under new pension freedoms, savers will be able to take their cash as they like. In theory, they should be able to use their pensions like …

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Scottish university principals under fire over expenses

Ms Senior added: "The fact over two-thirds of Scottish universities are refusing to disclose full details of secretive meetings that set principals' pay makes a mockery of claims by Universities Scotland that Scottish institutions are setting the …

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Land of Food and Drink a ScotHot Highlight – Scotland Food …

Taking place 4th and 5th March in Glasgow's SECC during Scottish Tourism Week's Signature Programme, ScotHot is Scotland's biggest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade show.

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Gordon Matheson: Glasgow and Scotland expect the Scottish Government …

And so are the thousands of Scottish patients who are suffering needlessly because they are forced to wait longer for treatment than they are legally supposed to. Not a week goes past when we don't hear another story about long, distressing waits in …

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Jak and Eddie's Scottish Kitchen: Eddie's Meringues

Scotland's brand new cookery show, Jak and Eddie's Scottish Kitchen, opened with a delicious Spring feast. Jak O'Donnell of The Sisters restaurant in Glasgow teamed up with Eddie Boyle, head baker at Whole Foods Market, to bring you tasty dishes using …

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Mike Ashley Fined £7500 by Scottish FA for Rangers Influence

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been fined £7,500 by the Scottish FA over dual ownership charges relating to his influence at Scottish Championship club Rangers. As well as owning Newcastle, the 50-year-old Ashley also holds an 8.92 per cent …

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Scottish women would give up chocolate before shoes

A survey has today (Tuesday 3rd March) revealed that Scottish women would find SHOE SHOPPING the most difficult thing to forego – ahead of chocolate, the gym and alcohol. A huge 88% of women chose chocolate, the gym and alcohol as the things that …

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Scottish backpacker bags date with mystery man after leaving romantic note in …

This Scottish backpacker laid her heart on the line when she caught the eye of a mystery man and left a romantic note for him while travelling in New Zealand. Sarah was only meant to be in Picton for a day but fell for William Scott Chalmers as he ran …

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New strategy for Scottish land-based education and training

He said: “The land-based sector is of major importance to the Scottish economy and has experienced growth in the last decade of 10,000-15,000 new jobs. There is substantial on-going demand for newly qualified people as older workers retire and we see …

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Jak and Eddie's Scottish Kitchen: Jak's Salmon

Grate a bed of beetroot onto a plate and rest your fillet of Scottish salmon on top. Cut a pink grapefruit in half and squeeze its juice over the salmon and beetroot. If you have a glamorous assistant on hand, such as Eddie, have them grate the …

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Scottish Parliament rejects campaign urging 'adultery' definition to include …

A petition which urged politicians to redefine adultery to take into account same-sex marriage has been rejected by Members of the Scottish parliament (MSPs). The petition was submitted by Akri Jones to the Public Petitions Committee in Holyrood, and …

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Corporation tax cut pledge dropped by Scottish government

The Scottish government has revealed in its new economic plan that it is no longer committed to a "blanket" three point drop in corporation tax. The switch in policy is a departure for the SNP which promised to introduce the cut if Scotland became …

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Italy leave it late to claim dramatic win over Scotland : Match …

In a battle between the two winless sides of this year's Championship the Italians scored three tries to Scotland's one but Greig Laidlaw's accuracy from the kicking tee had looked like securing the hosts a win. But with …

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila sets sights firmly on winning Scottish treble

Victory over St Johnstone at Celtic Park on Wednesday night would take the Hoops nine points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership ahead of a Scottish Cup quarter-final and Scottish League Cup final against Dundee United later this …

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Martin Clunes blasted over Arthur and George Scottish accent, viewers …

The comments came after the Men Behaving Badly star admitted he was daunted by the role and said he'd needed a dialect coach to work on his Edinburgh accent. “Conan Doyle is a very famous Scotsman so I had to speak with an authentic Scottish accent,” …

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Think-tank: Scottish Government has become more reliant on business rates to …

A FAS paper on local government funding challenges states: "The Scottish Government is increasingly relying more on non-domestic rates income (NDRI) to boost its coffers and less on council taxes. "In 2009/10 council tax amounted to 5.6% of the total …

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Scottish Premiership – Celtic manager Ronny Deila targets treble glory

Victory over St Johnstone at Parkhead on Wednesday night will take the Hoops nine points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership ahead of a William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final and Scottish League Cup final against Dundee United …

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Scottish Parliament rejects campaign urging 'adultery' definition to include …

A petition which urged politicians to redefine adultery to take into account same-sex marriage has been rejected by Members of the Scottish parliament (MSPs). The petition was submitted by Akri Jones to the Public Petitions Committee in Holyrood, and …

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Raith manager's selection headache for Scottish Cup tie

“It's a quarter-final of a Scottish Cup and sometimes you'll get guys who haven't featured in games like this so it's a big occasion for them. “We're certainly looking forward to it and we know it's a big ask. “We're coming up against a side who are …

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Audience divided on Martin Clunes' attempt at a Scottish accent for ITV drama …

But his attempt at delivering the novelist's Edinburgh accent left some unimpressed, with many saying that his brogue kept changing in the new biopic. Steve Oliver wrote: "Martin Clunes does a good Scottish accent, shame he forgot to do it in the first …

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Number cruncher tells SPFL chiefs: You flogged Scottish football to TV for one …

SPFL chiefs today stand accused of underselling our game to TV bosses by one TENTH of its real value. A leading sports accountant insisted we risk falling even further behind our neighbours from south of the border if Scottish football rulers don't …

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Scottish hospitals miss key A&E waiting times and bed blocking targets

Robison admitted the bed blocking figures were unacceptable, but she insisted the Scottish targets were the most challenging in the UK. “More clearly needs to be done to tackle the issues facing our NHS,” she said. Robison said: “Today's A&E waiting …

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First review in for Jak and Eddie's Scottish Kitchen

First review in for Jak and Eddie's Scottish Kitchen. STV Glasgow held a special preview screening of Jak and Eddie's Scottish Kitchen for the city's food bloggers. The first review is in from Gerry's Kitchen – check out what he had to say.

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Countdown to ScotHot Reaches Boiling Point, 4 – 5 March …

Countdown to ScotHot Reaches Boiling Point, 4 – 5 March 2015, SECC. Running from 4 to 5 March 2015, the event will take place at Glasgow's SECC and will be opened by Scotland's Tourism Minister, Fergus Ewing MSP, with a host of industry leaders also lined up for the show. … For the latest show […]

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Your Noon Briefing: Scottish Newspaper Society's centenary celebrations, The …

BEGINS the website of the Scottish Newspaper Society: “A General Election preview with four senior Scottish editors will be at the heart of an SNS reception at the Scottish Parliament this Thursday to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish Daily …

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£10.5m contract wins and new Scottish office for Esh Border Construction

The company has plans for further growth in 2015 and is currently working on several Scottish contracts including a £1.4m deal with Gullane Golf Course to renovate it in time for this year's Scottish Open; £6.4m of contracts on two social housing …

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CMS adds two partners to its Scottish construction team

Dispute specialist Shona Frame joins the firm from MacRoberts and Ian McCann joins from DWF. Frame, who has a dual accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Construction Law and in Arbitration Law, advises on all forms of …

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Hockey team through to Scottish District Cup semi-final

The Shetland women's hockey team which beat Highland Ladies 7-0 in the quarter-final of the Scottish District Cup on Sunday. Back (from left): coach Peter Sharp, Kristan Robertson (vice-captain), Janetta Williamson, Abbey Irvine, Rhiannon Inkster, Emma …

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Scottish SPCA appeal after two dogs found starved to death

A charity is urging people in Moray to be their “eyes and ears” in reporting any suspected animal mistreatment. The Scottish SPCA made the call after two horrifying cases of animal abuse in the region, where pet dogs were found starved to death. Last …

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SNP attacks Scottish Labour leader's tuition fees pledge

In a speech to students on Tuesday, the Scottish Labour leader said his party would keep tuition free for Scottish universities as part of a package of enhanced university funding and a new £125m programme to get the poorest students into higher education.

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Ladies kick off with big win

Joelle Murray (2), Lucy Graham (2), Katey Turner (2), Lia Tweedie and Clare Williamson were all on target for the rampant Hibees during the Scottish Women's Premier League, first round contest at Albyn Park, Broxburn. Manager Chris Roberts was …

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Former PM Gordon Brown says UK government could part own oil fields

However, the SNP's Stewart Hosie accused Mr Brown of failing to act during his time as Chancellor. Mr Hosie, the party's deputy leader, called for Mr Brown to back the Scottish government's action plan for the industry, which included cuts in North Sea …

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