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NEWS: Scottish Opera take Madama Butterfly on the road …

Scottish Opera brings one of the world's most popular operas to Scotland this May as Puccini's Madama Butterfly opens in Edinburgh before going on to…

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Scottish estates boosted income – Shooting UK

The findings were published in their Scottish Estate Benchmarking Survey for 2013, the results of which showed a 33 per cent increase in average gross income across all estates. Costs have also increased, but … Latest news …

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Scottish independence poll puts No campaign 12 points …

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond speaks at the SNP spring conference last weekend in Aberdeen. Photograph: Getty Images. Judging by the more excited.. • Politics • One News Page: Wednesday, 16 April 2014.

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Camelon have one foot in the Scottish Junior Cup final after edging out Glenafton

Despite losing an early goal at a packed Carmuirs Park, Camelon Juniors hit back to take a one goal advantage for the second leg of the Scottish Junior Cup semi-final at Loch Park on Easter Sunday. Teeming rain and a stiff wind greeted the two sides as …

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Scottish firm relocates silo in expansion drive

Scottish manufacturer Brownings the Bakers is relocating its flour silo as part of a £1.3m expansion plan. Starting today (17 April 2014), the 30ft silo will be moved to the bakery's new production plant next door to its current site at Bonnyton …

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Humza Yousaf: In run up to Scottish independence referendum SNP are still …

On that note, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government will provide an additional £1million of funding over the next two years to support the efforts of those working so hard to combat the scandal of food poverty in …

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Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards – Scotland Food …

In addition to title sponsor Gordon & MacPhail, sponsors this year include Bank of Scotland, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Ecosse Professional Services Ltd, JBT Distribution & Parcelinq, Johnston Carmichael, Norbert Dentressangle, North Highland Initiative, Scotland Food & Drink, TIO Ltd, Think Local, University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health. The media sponsor is […]

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Loch Duart Begins Frozen Sales Direct To Homes …

Scottish salmon farmer Loch Duart has announced it will begin selling frozen product direct and online to home buyers. Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014. Source: The Undercurrent News. Loch Duart joins the growing number of specialty food producers which are providing customers with the ability to purchase direct, said the company. “We simply don't have […]

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Sodexo Reveal Recession Busting Growth for Scotland …

The global catering giant responsible for fuelling the heroes of the Tour de France and Formula 1 has revealed record-busting Scottish sales thanks to a return in large party bookings.

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Scotland In A Glass – Scotland Food and Drink

A hand-crafted gin, infused with Scottish thistle and heather is set to get Scotland in the spirit this summer as the country welcomes the world for Homecoming 2014, the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Created by one of Scotland's newest (and currently smallest) distilleries – Strathearn Distillery – the new … + Scotland Food […]

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Scottish referendum will be the biggest political betting event of 2014

According to Mike Smithson of the blog Political Betting, the Scottish Independence referendum is on its way to becoming “the biggest political betting event outside the general election and the White House race.” Using data from Betfair – an online …

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Argyll News: Scottish Government gives £10k to Western …

The First World War commemorations on the Western Isles, led by the Gaelic Arts Agency, have today been given £10,000 by the Scottish Government. The Gaelic Arts Agency is to mark the significant contribution the people …

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Judges ditch wigs and gowns for Scottish civil appeals

Judges will no longer wear formal wigs and gowns when hearing civil appeals at one of Scotland's highest courts from next week. Scotland's most senior judge Lord Gill, said it "made sense" to dispense with the garments in certain cases. From 22 April …

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Who has the edge in the Scottish Premiership race for Europe?

Fourth place may also get a European spot, depending on events in the Scottish Cup. Dundee United and St Johnstone are both in contention for the competition, as well as for league positions. If the former win the Cup and finish in the top three …

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Scottish house prices up for sixth month in a row

Gordon Fowlis, from Your Move estate agencies, part of LSL, said: “Help to Buy has been the spark driving the engine of recovery for the Scottish housing market. “With sustained growth taking hold, there are now signs that the independence debate is …

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Marc Waddington: Independence is ok…if you can stand on your own two feet

The fact that the Scottish National Party would want to keep the pound yet have an independent sovereign state reminds me of my teenage self, but also reminds me of the debate raging over council funding under the current government. At once, the …

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Scottish government announces £4m extra funding for green energy scheme

The Scottish government has announced £4m of extra funding for a scheme which helps Scottish households generate their own green energy. The Home Renewables Loan Scheme gives people access to interest free loans of up to £10,000 for a range of …

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Scottish Football: Celtic trio on shortlist for SPFA awards

Kris Commons, Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk have been nominated for the Scottish Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year awards. And the Celtic trio are joined on the four-man shortlist by Kris Boyd, who is enjoying a new lease of …

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Scottish FA to fund parachute payments for Premiership play-off clubs

It has emerged that any parachute payments due to a top flight club relegated to the Championship via the Premiership playoffs will be funded by the Scottish FA and not the league. Parachute payments had previously been in place for the teams that …

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In pictures: Who's in the running for PFA Scottish Premiership Player of the Year

YESTERDAY we discovered the runners for this season's Scottish Professional Football League player of the year awards, with PFA Scotland revealing who had been nominated for the Championship, League 1 and League 2 gongs. Today it was the turn of …

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Scottish recovery improving but still faces challenges

… of challenges, according to a long-running study. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce quarterly business survey, the latest edition of which is published today, said a large number of key indicators across sectors had returned to levels not seen …

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Independent Scotland may lose UK as energy buyer – RT.com

Britain may not choose to buy electricity from an independent Scotland if prices are higher than from other neighbors, the UK government said Wednesday.

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CSP delegates raise older people's care at Scottish TUC

She urged congress to campaign for more support for carers on flexible working, including a call on the Scottish TUC to develop guidance on good practice and lobbying the Scottish government on improving financial support for carers. Fiona MacKellar …

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Sodexo reveals recession-busting Scottish growth as sales increase by £2.7m

Event caterer and hospitality provider Sodexo Prestige has revealed record-breaking Scottish sales thanks to a return in large party bookings. The firm announced a £2.7m growth in Scottish sales between 2011 and 2013. Sodexo Prestige said the increase …

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Scottish independence: Margaret Curran promises more childcare and better …

More childcare, a narrowing of the pay gap and better wages for low-paid women were among the promises. Curran added: “I know that the best future for Scottish women is inside the United Kingdom. “Being part of the UK means we can make these pledges …

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VIDEO: Scottish Cabinet meet people of the Western Isles

A public Q&A session was held in Stornoway Town Hall yesterday (Wednesday) following the meeting of the Scottish Cabinet. The hall was packed for the event which allowed the public to ask Ministers questions on any topic. For a full report see next …

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Scottish Premiership: Sam Stanton signs new Hibernian deal

Hibernian midfielder Sam Stanton has signed a new four-year deal with the Scottish Premiership club. The 19-year-old, who graduated through Hibs' Academy and has made 26 appearances for the first team this season, is now tied to the Easter Road club …

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Defence of the realm must come first in the Scottish independence debate

SIR – Admiral Sir George Zambellas, the First Sea Lord, hits the bull's eye concerning the point of the referendum for Scottish independence. The arguments about which currency to use, membership of the EU, the use of oil revenues and so on are …

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Scottish prodigy Grace Reid targets Commonwealth glory in Glasgow now that …

THE Scottish swimmer dived full-length into the hearts and minds of the nation at the Commonwealth Games in India when, aged just 14, she was sixth in the 3m springboard event. SNS Group. Scottish diver Grace Reid is all smiles after being named in the …

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Scottish and Ryder Cup double would make it a perfect year in Perth says St …

THE St Johnstone chairman yesterday predicted fans of all hues will unite under a city of Perth banner for the first-ever Tayside derby Scottish Cup Final. PPA. St Johnstone Manager Tommy Wright pictured with Chairman Steve Brown at McDiarmid Park.

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Ross Murdoch celebrates Scottish Championships success: Beating Michael …

That's why nobody was more surprised than the 20-year-old when he beat the Olympic silver medallist twice inside a month. It took a Scottish-record time of 59.75 seconds for Murdoch to defeat his idol in the 100m breaststroke at the Scottish Championships.

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Aberdeenshire Council – News Release: Superfast …

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Monday 14 April) announced that the village of Kirkton of Skene will now able to connect to the high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the roll-out of the £410 million Digital Scotland …

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Scottish prices climb for sixth consecutive month

Scottish house prices climbed 3.6 per cent in the year to February, to an average of £160,678 – up from £155,094 in February 2013. On a monthly basis, prices grew 0.2 per cent from an average of £160,285 in January; the sixth consecutive month of house …

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Scottish football: SPFL confirms start dates for next season's competitions

The Scottish Professional Football League has confirmed start dates for next season's League and Cup competitions. Celtic will begin their quest for a fourth successive title – and Hearts and Rangers kick off their campaigns in the Championship – when …

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Poll: Can Partick Thistle escape relegation from the Scottish Premiership?

Poll: Can Partick Thistle escape relegation from the Scottish Premiership? Apr 17, 2014 10:23; By Alan Marshall; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. TAKE part in our poll and leave your comments on Thistle's survival chances and who you think …

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