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The awards, organised by the Scottish Newspaper Society, feature 21 categories including Front Page of the Year, Scoop of the Year and Newspaper of the Year. The awards also showcase the best of Scottish press photography with prizes for Sports …

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Blow for Jim Murphy as first Scottish poll following his …

The next big Scottish polling news will be the promised Lord Ashcroft single seats surveys with their two-stage voting question that asks voters to focus on the constituency and the candidates who might stand. Will incumbency …

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Scottish orphans used in 'military experiments'

The Best in uncensored news, information, and analysis. … The man, now in his 50s, has been advised by lawyers to conceal his identity for his own safety until his full submission can be lodged at the inquiry announced by Scottish Education Secretary Angela Constance. However, he was willing to divulge some of his intended […]

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Scottish League Two round up: Queen's Park draw while Clyde get first win in …

Queen's Park star Ciaran McElroy reckons this dull draw was a poor way to end their 13-month stay at Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium. Queen's flitted to the Excelsior while the National Stadium was out of commission due to the Commonwealth Games.

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Golf: Scottish trio secure LET cards

THE healthy state of Scottish women's golf has been highlighted by three players – Kelsey Macdonald, Heather MacRae and Laura Murray – passing the European Ladies Tour Qualifying School test in Morocco, increasing the tartan contingent on the circuit …

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Scottish Building Federation in skills funding call

Scottish construction firms have called for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices. The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) said employers had highlighted critical skills shortages in a number of key trades and managerial positions.

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Oil rout would have wrecked an independent Scotland's finances

The OBR projections, which take into account a dramatically lower oil price than the one used in Scottish government forecasts, highlight how the nation could have been saved from a crisis in its public finances by voting No in the referendum.

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Scottish Power spends £90m upgrading network for increased demand

Scottish Power says it has fully prepared the electricity network for increased demand over the Christmas holidays. The company has spent £90m preparing the grid for winter weather, up £5m from last year. Helicopter trips will be made regularly over …

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How your annual tax summary aims to make you a welfare …

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Scottish Moulin Rouge dancer reveals tough routine in Paris and why …

SCOT Sarah Heron, 33, is one of three principal dancers entertaining under a creaky red windmill at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Sarah is now one of the principal dancers at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. THE most famous …

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VIDEO: Scottish goalkeeper proposes to girlfriend with surprise New York …

Former Hibs and Dunfermline goalkeeper Sean Murdoch used a flashmob to propose to his girlfriend in New York's Times Square. Murdoch joined six dancers at the iconic venue to ask his Oban-born partner Charissa Ferguson to marry him.

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Scottish QC says Lockerbie chat with FBI 'very useful'

Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said he was optimistic that there would be "progress" in the inquiry over the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, which crashed on Scottish soil, after his discussions with FBI director James Comey on Friday. Mulholland …

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Scottish Labour leader criticised over proposal to end football alcohol ban

Lily Greenan, chief executive of Scottish Women's Aid, said: “I don't know where Jim Murphy is coming from and I'd like to know on what basis he thinks this is a practical or useful thing to do. Unless there is hard data to show that it is not making …

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A spot of all things Scottish

Thanks to a grant of £5,000 from Food For Thought Education Fund, they have been working in partnership with The Hub at Woodhill Evangelical Church preparing different Scottish recipes. They also enjoyed a family ceilidh with music provided by …

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Scottish Premiership: Ali Crawford insists Hamilton must not look too far ahead

The Accies are now just five points behind Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic after back-to-back wins over Dundee and the Staggies following their 3-0 defeat at Aberdeen earlier this month. "I don't think anyone expected it, especially after getting …

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Scottish Premiership: Allan Johnston waiting on Darryl Westlake news for …

Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston is keeping his fingers crossed that the injury suffered by Darryl Westlake at Aberdeen on Saturday is not serious. The defender was carried off in the 43rd minute at Pittodrie following a challenge by David Goodwillie.

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Tories unveil further unfair immigration plans

The SNP is today restating its call for powers over immigration to be transferred to Scotland – after reports of further deeply unfair immigration policies being proposed by Home Secretary Theresa May which could seriously damage the Scottish economy.

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Scottish League One round up: Stranraer go top, Forfar draw and Morton lose …

Jubilant boss Stephen Aitken hailed his Stranraer heroes as they secured their first ever league victory at East End Park to hit top spot. Skipper Frank McKeown's second-half strike earned the points and piled the misery on new Pars boss John Potter.

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WATCH: Scottish goalie joins flashmob to propose to girlfriend in New York

A SCOTTISH goalkeeper stunned his partner and passers-by by proposing with a flashmob in New York's Times Square. Ex-Hibs and Dunfermline goalie Sean Murdoch joined six dancers in the Big Apple to ask Charissa Ferguson to marry and his video has …

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Scottish golf ace Stephen Gallacher aims to improve in next 12 months after …

THE Scot was part of Europe's Ryder Cup winning team and has now became a gym addict in his bid to go on to even better things in 2015. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Stephen Gallacher wants to see changes in the game. STEPHEN GALLACHER has …

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Polmont's A team in Scottish quiz final

The team from 2nd Polmont (Old Church) achieved the highest total overall and progresses to the Scottish final. The other teams,1st Polmont (Brightons Church), 1st Haggs (Haggs Church) and 2nd Polmont 'B', narrowly missed out. The other teams making …

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Townhill FC miss out on Scottish Youth FA Cup quarter-finals

AFTER another good run in the under-16s Scottish Youth FA Cup, Townhill FC's quest for glory ended at the final 16 stage after losing 1-0 in a closely-fought game against Spartans Reds earlier this month. Share this image. This was the third year in a …

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Four billion potatoes and 730 million brussel sprouts… Scottish farmers …

"Our farmers have been hard at work to ensure our kitchens are well-stocked, including growing a staggering four billion tatties and 730 million Brussels sprouts, which I'll certainly be enjoying with my dinner on Christmas Day. "Scottish food and …

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Major projects boosted by SNP investment

The Scottish Government's strong commitment to investing in major infrastructure projects in cities across Scotland is being highlighted again today – showing why full economic powers should be in Scotland's hands rather than in the hands of …

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In pictures: Scottish Championship, Queen of the South 2 Rangers 0

Queen's sealed their hard earned victory with a crisp finish from the impressive Gavin Reilly. The away side offered very little in the closing stages and now face falling 12 points behind Scottish Championship leaders Hearts. Enjoy all the best images …

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Sunday's Scottish gossip

The Scottish Government has demanded that a larger slice of the funding set aside to back the elite of British sport is spent in Scotland as part of the revamp of UK Sport's strategy, which is expected in the New Year. (Sunday Herald). An Edinburgh …

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Queen Helped Stop Scottish 'Ominous' Independence Yes …

With a poll showing a surge of support for the yes campaign,. The news was even worse that Sunday morning as the prime minister and his wife came down to breakfast with the Queen. Worse, for whom? The Scottish people?

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Every day Cynthia's family struggles to ease her suffering. Without this …

Helping them do this is the Scottish-based international healthcare charity, EMMS International. Founded in 1841, and formerly called the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society organisation, it counts David Livingstone among its earliest members. Today …

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Scottish prosecutor reaffirms Lockerbie bomber's guilt

"Our prosecutors and police officers, working with UK government and US colleagues, will continue to pursue this investigation, with the sole aim of bringing to justice those who acted along with al-Megrahi." Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over the Scottish …

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Video: Love Actually parody for Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish youths

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes some Scottish youths to Bute House, after watching their Love Actually parody, where they explain how important love is for all young people. 0 Comments. Email; Print; Font Size. Share. Most Read …

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Aidan Smith: Too much to pay for Scottish football

They're a well-run club but, like many in the Scottish game, they're close to driving themselves demented trying to pull in the punters and the pay-what-you-want plan is just the latest, mildly desperate effort. But, unlike music, football cannot …

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Ideas Foundation gears up for Scottish expansion

Wight started sounding out potential Scottish backers at last month's St Andrew's Day Dinner hosted by the Marketing Society, and will be back in Edinburgh next month for early-stage discussions with the city council about a possible campaign. “In due …

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Video: The worst Scottish accents in cinema

The Canadian's performance as the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise made him one of the most quoted characters in the Star Trek franchise. He claims to have based his accent on an Aberdeenshire accent he had once heard, after deciding …

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Scottish Labour 'will have election autonomy'

DOUGLAS Alexander, the chair of UK Labour's General Election strategy, has said that Jim Murphy will have the final say over the party's campaign next year in the first admission by a member of the party's Westminster hierarchy that the Scottish …

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Scots orphans used in 'military experiments' – Daily Express

One survivor told this newspaper he has obtained written and video evidence that he will pass to the public inquiry into historical abuse of children in care when it begins next year. The man, now in his 50s, has been advised …

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