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Rangers repay loans

The Scottish Championship club confirmed that George Letham and club chairman Sandy Easdale had been repaid money they loaned the club in February and March to meet a cash flow shortage. The Rangers board recently ran a share issue which …

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Almost half of 27-man squad for Euro 2016 games against Georgia and Poland …

For proof one need only look at the composition of the 27-man pool which contains 10 players from the Barclays Premier League, 13 from the Football League Championship, three from the Scottish Premiership and one – the teenager Ryan Gauld – from …

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Exchange rate falls badly for farm support

"Numbers would need to be crunched to determine whether such a shift would be a positive or a negative for Scottish agriculture. The exchange rate this year also means that the 14 percent of Scottish businesses receiving their SFP in Euros will have to …

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Energy efficiency grants for 1700 Scottish homes

Work is to be carried out on 1,677 homes, thanks to the Scottish Government's £4.5 million Green Homes Cashback Scheme. Mrs Burgess said the cash would “not only improve the quality of social rented properties up and down the country but it will make a …

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Scottish government announces energy efficiency homes initiative

A £4.5m energy efficiency initiative that will benefit almost 1,700 council and housing association homes has been announced by the Scottish government. The Green Homes Cashback Scheme will give grants to 24 councils and social landlords. A total of …

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Scottish Water unveils £3.5bn investment programme

Scottish Parliament deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Water and sewerage services are vital to our everyday lives. It is important that we continue to invest to ensure that these keep on meeting the needs of customers, the environment and …

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Scottish fact of the week: Scots terms for diseases

“A girl on her arrival was asked whether she had had the smallpox. 'Yes mem, I've had the sma'pox, the nirls, the blabs, the scraw, the kinkhost and the fever, the branks and the worm.'” – Dean E.B Ramsay, Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character …

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Video: Has this Scottish man spotted a UFO?

Vincent could not identify the object as anything recognisable and is heard asking on the video: "What is that?" Scots have a reputation for spotting UFO's in the sky. The small Scottish town of Bonnybridge has become the UFO capital of the world. Find …

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Tom takes chemo campaign to the Scottish Parliament

A campaigner fighting to have chemotherapy services delivered at the 'new' Stobhill Hospital is taking his plea to the Scottish Parliament. Lenzie man Tom Herbert is meeting this week with Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie and his health spokesman …

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Scottish cyclist trapped under train after apparently riding his bike along …

"Fire crews worked alongside colleagues from the British Transport Police, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service to quickly remove the casualty from under the train and provided on scene medical treatment prior to their transportation to …

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Westminster can't ignore public views on fracking

SNP MSP Angus MacDonald has welcomed a response from John Swinney agreeing that the powers over unconventional oil and gas should be in Scotland's hands – after Westminster ignored the objections of the Scottish Government to their plans to …

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Gold, but no rush: Man pans for gold in Scottish mountains for 18 months to …

It was the ultimate labour of love – but John Greenwood was determined to present his sweetheart with the only wedding ring of its kind in the world. For 18 months he panned for gold in the Scottish mountains, collecting thousands of tiny specks …

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Ten to deliver on Scottish Parliament powers vow: Cross-party Scotland …

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said: “The people of Scotland voted for faster, better, safer change and all the parties now agree that is what they will get. “We set out a package of proposals that we believe will strengthen the Scottish …

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Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of setting trap for Scottish voters

Gordon Brown has accused David Cameron of setting a “trap” for Scottish voters by trying to dupe them into accepting significant cuts in voting powers for Scottish MPs at Westminster. The former prime minister opened up fresh divisions with the Tories …

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Scottish Referendum Conspiracy Theory Video Investigated By Police

Following Scotland's rejection of independence, conspiracy theories regarding the result were littered on the web, while pro-indy campaigners gathered outside the Scottish Parliament this weekend to demand a re-run of the September 18 referendum.

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Brown calls on Scots to sign petition demanding Westminster keeps devolution …

In a letter sent today to his constituency party, Mr Brown also outlined a plan to move devolution forward quickly around areas of agreement so that "the Scottish Parliament can get down to work improving job opportunities, our schools, our social care …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

(Scottish Daily Express). Rangers fans walked out of Ibrox in disgust after Hibs' 3-1 win in Glasgow. (Scottish Sun). Croatia legend Robert Prosinecki has warned his old team Dinamo Zagreb to expect a tough game against Europa League opponents Celtic …

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Thank you for celebrating with us this Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2014

Each year the Eat Scottish pledge gains more supporters, and with it so does Scotland's great food industry. This enthusiasm is a fantastic lead in to the Year of Food and Drink 2015: 12 months packed with promotion and support for Scotland's food and …

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Scottish construction industry expected to rebound

Around 42 per cent of employers expect to take on more workers over the next three years, according to the latest Scottish Construction Monitor. The quarterly survey of the membership of trade body the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) showed industry …

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Scottish councils fail to meet recycling targets

The majority of local authorities across the north and north-east failed to meet a target to recycle 50% of household waste by 2013. Statistics published by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) yesterday showed that only Moray Council …

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Scottish Tory leader refuses to rule out pact with SNP in hung parliament

The leader of the Scottish Tory party has refused to rule out the possibility of a pact between Conservatives and the Scottish National party (SNP) at Westminster if David Cameron does not win enough votes to command a majority in parliament in the …

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East Grinstead youngster signs Academy bursary at London Scottish

Gleave, who has also featured for G-Force in their National League Three London campaign so far this season, signed his agreement with the club yesterday (Monday) in the company of London Scottish president Rod Lynch and academy director Corne du …

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500000 households protected from Tory cuts

New figures showing more than half a million low income households are being protected from Westminster's cuts to Council Tax Benefit by Scottish Government action have been welcomed today – and show why more decisions should be made in Scotland.

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(Scottish Half Marathon)

“I am a runner that gets to a certain pace and can stick with it," Graham said. "It doesn't matter whether it is mile two, mile nine or mile 13 – I am running the same time. There is no peak and trough situation.” Graham plans to squeeze in three half …

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Ethiopian leads entries for Sunday's half-marathon, while European 10000m …

Haile Gebrselassie is set to take on the likes of Australia's Michael Shelley and Stephen Chemlany of Kenya when he returns to Glasgow on Sunday to defend his Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run title. The Ethiopian long distance great is the star name …

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Conspiracy and paranoia reign in the grassroots Scottish independence …

Unsurprisingly given that many outside the Scottish Parliament did not believe that the vote had been fair, no one seemed very interested in convincing those that had voted No to change their minds in the event of a second referendum. If, indeed, they …

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Scottish Food News – October 2014

We'll get started this month with gin. Not just 'a' gin either – an entire gin festival. Glasgow GinFest brings together some of Scotland's finest distillers for an evening of music, food and botanical shenanigans. Learn a bit about gin from the …

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Scottish Water sets out £3.5bn programme

Projects planned for the 2015-21 investment period include more than £280m in improvements to water mains and water treatments works across Scotland. More than £100m will be spent on waste water tunnel in Glasgow to improve water quality in the River …

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Scottish teachers 'anxious' over new higher exams

But Richard Goring of the Scottish Secondary Teachers Association (SSTA) said: “The results last year, which were very commendable, are in spite of a lack of support. It's more a tribute to the sheer industry and determination of teachers to get …

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Scottish economy 'at pre-recession levels'

The expectation levels suggest the private sector of the Scottish economy will show “vigorous growth” in autumn 2014, it stated. Donald MacRae, chief economist at the Bank of Scotland, said: “The surge in economic activity identified in summer 2013 has …

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Turnout for Scottish referendum being used to chase missing £300M from poll …

Meanwhile, Alex Johnstone MSP, the welfare reform spokesman for the Scottish Tories said: 'Councils should do everything in their power to detect those who are evading council tax payments. If that means going through the electoral roll with a fine …

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Drop in number of Scottish FoI appeals

THE number of freedom of information (FoI) appeals made because public authorities failed to respond to the applicant has fallen. Figures released by the Scottish Information Commissioner show a drop in the total number of appeals made by people …

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Wind Farm stopped by Outlander author | UK | News | Daily …

Outlander author's plea to protect Scottish landscape from wind farms. THE creator of TV show Outlander has joined the fight to stop a controversial wind farm. By: Paul Gilbride. Published: Tue, September 30, 2014. Outlander Scenes for the …

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Work of the Scottish Youth Parliament

Friends, It has been a little over a year since I took post as MSYP (Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament) for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, and I thought to write. The role of MSYP is to understand your collective thought on issues of national importance …

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Scottish referendum turnout could help councils recoup millions in unpaid tax

The Scottish referendum could be helping councils north of the border to track down millions in unpaid council and poll tax. The independence vote saw an unprecendented level of engagement from voters – 97 per cent of those who were eligible to …

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