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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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Local lad returns to develop West Dunbartonshire grassroots

When the Football Development Officer vacancy in West Dunbartonshire arose, Kenny McComish couldn't wait to get his application form in. The chance for the local lad to help develop and shape football in his home region, using the vast experience he …

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Darling: 'desperate' Scottish nationalists will pull any trick they can when …

He added: "We are obviously anticipating that the nationalists, in their desperation, will be desperate to pull any trick they can when the Scottish Parliament is sitting or when it is not." The Scottish Parliament returns to business on August 5, two …

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Glasgow 2014: James Guy follows Scottish trio into 400m freestyle final at …

The 18-year-old Millfield man finished fourth in the last of the three heats in a time of 3mins 47.27secs, with Scottish swimmers Stephen Milne, Robbie Renwick and Daniel Wallace all finishing ahead of him. Guy safely made it through to the final as …

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Cullerlie ceilidhs and Scottish traditions…

The line-up for this year includes Perthshire's Aileen Carr, an eclectic singer with a wide repertoire of songs; John Crawford, who mainly sings Scottish traditional ballads; John Greaves, a retired farmer from the North York Moors who sings in his own …

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Scottish talent in Core line-up

Scots bands Big Country and The Bay City Rollers and singer Eddi Reader, who made her name in Fairground Attraction, will join funnyman Danny Bhoy and comic Susan Calman at the theatre. Also lined up are Irish comedian Jason Byrne, who is inviting …

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Scottish farming's man in Brussels

"The National Sheep Association, the Scottish Beef Association, Farmers for Yes, the Scottish Crofting Federation, the Scottish Organic Producers Association, the New Entrants Forum, the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association, Nourish Scotland, Scotland …

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Review into the role of women in the Scottish economy

A review is to be carried out with the aim of helping more women back into work. Professor Lesley Sawers, vice principal and pro vice chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, will carry out the research into the role of women in the Scottish …

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Scottish GP conquers Britain's 10 biggest peaks in under a day

He described the Scottish scenery as 'magical' and the weather as 'highly variable', which at times made the going tough. 'We had fog, wind, rain, and even a glimpse of sunshine. We were both glad that the promised thunderstorms did not materialise …

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Midnight League participants tell their stories

Run in partnership between CashBack for Communities, The Scottish FA and the Bank of Scotland, the programme has expanded over the last 5 years to be established in all 32 Scottish local authorities. Over 6000 young people participate in the programme …

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Judo – Scottish sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks both win gold

Swimming – Ross Murdoch gold and Michael Jamieson silver in 200m breaststroke; Judo – Scottish sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks both win gold; Triathlon – England's Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson win gold; Cycling – Sir Bradley Wiggins wins …

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Nicola Adams hoping for support from Scottish supporters

"I've got a bandana made out of Adams tartan that a six-year-old girl Scottish girl sent me in the post," Adams told Press Association Sport. "I hope I've already done enough to win over the Scottish fans but hopefully if I wear a bit of tartan into …

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Unionists need not fear Scottish independence

If they have no problem attending these events why do they have such a problem with Scottish independence? Surely, if Scotland becomes an independent nation, the historic ties that have bound Northern Ireland/Ulster and Scotland for centuries will …

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Secret History of our Streets tackles the Scottish question

The Secret History of Our Streets was an unexpected hit when it slipped onto BBC2 in 2012. Unexpected because an Open University-assisted social history project hardly seemed like box office gold, but a hit because it landed in the peculiarly British …

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Scottish renewables benefits hailed

Scotland produces the equivalent of almost half its electricity demand from renewables, more than doubling output since 2007, Scottish Renewables said. The carbon dioxide displaced by renewables in 2012 was equivalent to removing every car, lorry, bus …

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Scottish independence referendum weekly review: from cairns to Cymru

This weekly round-up is brought to you from Glasgow, city of sport, Scottie dogs and dancing teacakes. Last Sunday found me in Gretna, where renaissance MP Rory Stewart was launching his pro-union cairn. I'm not one hundred per cent certain that a …

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Commonwealth Games: Defence Secretary blocks attempt to make Red Arrows …

The Evening Standard has learned that a request was made by organisers for the team to fly the colours of the Scottish saltire for the Glasgow crowd. But it was blocked by new Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who ruled that the RAF should fly the …

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Scottish food and drink popular among tourists, study reveals

SCOTTISH treats are proving a hit with tourists with four in ten of them buying food and drink to take home, a study has revealed. VisitBritain have found that overseas visitors are more likely to purchase food and drink in Scotland than anywhere else …

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Need splendid isolation? Scottish wilderness walking might get you there

I've come to explore a tiny part of the Scottish wildernesses, largely undiscovered and certainly overlooked by thrill-seekers who take their curiosity across the world at vast expense when all the wild, unearthly landscape they could possibly wish for …

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Scottish independence: Which famous Scots can't vote?

On 18 September voters will go to the polls to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. Only those registered to vote in Scotland will have a say. Here are some glittering icons in the Scottish firmament that won't. Of the four …

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Jim Naughtie's essays on Scottish independence go on and on

Mandrake hesitates to say another word about Jim Naughtie's essays on Scottish independence — goodness knows, stultifyingly too many have been spoken already by the man himself — but a BBC spokesman informs me that it isn't just the essays that …

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England may pay dearly for staying united with Scotland

However, this could resurrect the “West Lothian question” – the anomaly that Scottish MPs can vote on laws for England but English MPs cannot vote on matters devolved to Scotland – especially if, in 2015, the opposition Labour party is returned to …

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Cameron's colleagues try to hide him from campaign

David Cameron's plans to be based in Scotland for the final two weeks of the referendum campaign have been criticised by his UK Government colleagues – amidst concerns that his unpopularity will damage the No campaign. Media reports today confirm …

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Scottish venues get five-star rating ahead of Commonwealth Games

Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Tourism at VisitScotland, said: “Business tourism is worth nearly £2bn to the Scottish economy. It is clear that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will have a tremendous impact on the industry, both in terms of outstanding …

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Away tie in Scottish Cup for Shipyard for tenth year in a row

Burntisland Shipyard have been drawn away from home in the preliminary round of the Scottish Cup for the tenth year in a row. Players, staff and committee members at the Shippy could be forgiven for thinking the footballing Gods are against them as the …

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Scottish regulator confirms charity status of two Brethren schools

The Oakwood Education Trust, which is based in Falkirk and operates as Focus School – Laurieston Campus, and the Aberdeenshire-based charity the Springvale Education Trust, which operates as Focus School – Millden School, have held charitable …

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Scottish growers start to voice opinions on devolution as referendum date …

Many Scottish companies have so far been wary of voicing an opinion on the issue, but Stewart added: "If we don't, we may find the boat will have sailed." Angus Armstrong, chief executive of potato supplier Greenvale AP, which has sites on both sides …

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MAIN SCOTTISH HEADLINES

::Britain's Mo Farah, the winner of two gold medals at the London Olympics, has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. ::Police have released the names of the family killed in a car crash near Polmont yesterday. ::Judges at the UK Supreme …

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Fantastic Mr Fox: Family beg Scottish SPCA to let them keep cub they nursed …

But the couple have been left heartbroken after the Scottish SPCA took Rocky away from their home in Cowdenbeath, Fife. Mark, 27, said: “I came across this bundle sitting in the middle of the road. “I realised it was a fox cub and I thought it must …

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Why Scotland should follow its art and vote no to …

Jonathan Jones: Nationalism is a cultural black hole – it is so much better to be both Scottish and British, as Scotland's vibrant art scene proves. … On the Guardian today. World news …

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Almost two million Scots tune in to watch Games opening …

Almost two million Scots tuned in to watch the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, it has been revealed. Figures show the peak viewing stats for Wednesday's spectacle was a total of 1.765m people across …

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Scotland's Games gladiators gear up for the challenge | UK …

IT WILL be the proudest moment of her sporting career when shot putter Alison Rodger competes for her country in front of thousands of cheering fans at Scotland's national stadium. … us on Facebook · Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Thursday, 24th […]

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