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Lab MP says party should consider Tory coalition

This episode follows on from Labour's Lord Moonie saying that a coalition with the Tories “would be better than one with the SNP” – and a member of Labour's Scottish Policy Forum and Vice-Chair of East Lothian Constituency Labour Party promoting on …

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Scottish farming firm unveils float plans

A SCOTTISH-based agricultural group yesterday announced plans to raise £3 million in a stock market flotation to take advantage of growing global demand for grain and rising farmland values. Greenshields Agri, which is headquartered in Edinburgh and …

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RIP Dave Mackay, a colossus of Scottish and English football

He was playing for Hearts when they lifted the Scottish Cup and after he was signed by Spurs, for £32,000, they became the first English club in the 20th century to win the league and cup double. In one of the most famous images of footballing history …

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FM opens Ochil & South Perthshire campaign hub

"People want to empower Scotland, and they want to vote positively for a party 100 per cent focused on Scottish interests – and see the SNP as the only party which stands for that. “The tired-old Westminster parties continually say what they are …

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Rangers news: Scottish Football Association holds fire on disciplinary charges …

A Scottish Football Association hearing sat late into Monday night at Hampden Park to debate Mike Ashley's influence at Rangers. The disciplinary tribunal met to consider two charges against the Newcastle United owner of failing to act in the best …

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Sign up for the RSABI Great Glen Challenge

The RSABI Great Glen Challenge is sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors and supported by main partners NFU Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Scottish Farmer and CKD Galbraith. As well as some returning faces, new teams from Buccleuch …

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Scottish Government invests £2.5 million to cut emissions

Harmful emissions from Scotland's public sector fleets will be further reduced thanks to a £2.5 million Scottish Government investment announced by the Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay. The 'Switched On Fleets' initiative provides a …

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Pro 12 wrap: Defeats complete miserable weekend for Scottish rugby

After Scotland's shock Six Nations defeat at the hands of Italy, it was left to Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh to try and restore some Scottish pride in their Pro 12 fixtures away to Munster and Cardiff Blues respectively.

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Opinion: Scottish Lib Dems should abandon their suicidal complacency and …

It seems now clear, after months of polling, that nothing will disengage the Scottish electorate from its preoccupation with its place in the Union. The latest TNS poll shows the SNP on 46%. Even a fall to below 40% will win the SNP most constituencies …

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Gers Legend Andy Goram pleads with Scottish FA to give Dave King's Rangers …

Andy Goram has pleaded with the Scottish FA not to block Dave King's Rangers revolution. The nine-in-a-row goalkeeper insists King is the 'perfect' man to lead the Light Blues back to their former glories. But he believes Hampden chiefs could put the …

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Scottish identity database plans carry privacy risk, ministers warned

In a detailed letter to Scottish ministers, Ken Macdonald, the ICO's assistant commissioner, added: “If we are to have a national identity number this should be the subject of proper debate and be accompanied by suitable safeguards. It should not just …

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Mumford And Sons Announce New Album And Huge Scottish Show

The band's third album, Wilder Mind, will drop in May… and there's a huge gig with Ben Howard and Primal Scream in the works… Mumford And Sons 2015. Mumford And Sons – Wilder Mind album cover Mumford And Sons have announced details of their …

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Scottish Asda Worker's Contract Renewal Goes Viral

When Edinburgh Heriot-Watt student Andrew Paterson renewed his part-time contract with Asda, he probably didn't expect this kind of fanfare. Tweeting a joke for his friends, the post went viral and has since had over 18,000 retweets.

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Paradigm push for Scottish registration

This event is the start of a concerted focus on the Scottish advisory market with Paradigm hosting two of its own Mortgage and Protection Events during May. These will be held on Wednesday 6th May in Glasgow and Thursday 7th May in Edinburgh.

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Scottish Water urging customers to keep the water cycle running

Approximately 37,000 blockages in Scotland's drains and sewer network last year were attended by Scottish Water and around 80 per cent of these are caused by people putting the wrong things down their sinks and toilets. Bathroom waste items such as …

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Law firm Digby Brown top Insider's 2015 Scottish SME Awards

The awards which are held in association with the Bank of Scotland recognize the importance and achievements of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Scotland. All of the awards are based on the financial performance of companies in Scottish …

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Man cut free from wreckage of van following …

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) appliances were sent from Larkhall, Hamilton and Motherwell in response to a call from ambulance control, with police and an air ambulance also attending the scene. Station Manager Davie Murdoch, the incident …

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Scottish Government launches first time buyer loan scheme

Scottish Government launches first time buyer loan scheme. Picture: TSPL. ANDREW WHITAKER. 11:27 Monday 02 March 2015. 2. Have your say. NICOLA Sturgeon has unveiled a £70 million scheme to help low and moderate income families in Scotland …

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Campbeltown make-up artist Wins North West Region at Scottish Wedding Awards

'Well done to The Scottish Wedding Awards / Creative Oceanic for such a super well organised and truly enjoyable night. I was lucky enough to be there with my Husband Douglas – and thanks to my Mum who looked after my son John to enable me to attend.

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Scottish Labour Leader self-mutilating in coyness on parliamentary intentions

Jim Murphy, new Leader of Scottish Labour and MP for East Renfrewshire, is tactically askew in his non-handling of the matter of his parliamentary intentions. Following his winning of the Scottish Labour Leadership on 13th December 2014, Jim Murphy MP …

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Scottish farmers need to exploit agri-tourism's economic potential

As well as highlighting places to experience great Scottish food, the ebook also offers visitors a taste of what else to do in each area. Recent figures estimated Scotland's food and drink tourism industry is worth £2.5m per day to the economy, with …

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Scottish mobile tech firms take to global stage

Mark Newlands, international sector head of technology and engineering at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The Scottish mobile technology industry is growing quickly, due to both the quality of the technologies being developed in Scotland, but also the …

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Monday newspaper round-up: Scottish oil, HSBC, US army

LONDON (ShareCast) – The Scottish oil industry desperately need state support to prevent drilling fields from becoming uneconomic prematurely abandoned, Gordon Brown told The Guardian. MPs are set to question HSBC about its relationship with the …

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Scotland's food and drink is focus of Scottish Tourism Week 2015

Scottish Tourism Week takes place in the first week of March and this year focuses on Scotland's exceptional and expanding food and drink sector. Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015. Source: Cumbernauld News. It coincides with Visit Scotland's 'Year of Food & Drink …

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Edinburgh to lead Scottish hotel sector growth

Edinburgh to lead Scottish hotel sector growth. The Radisson hotel on the Royal Mile. Edinburgh is set to see the most growth in the hotel sector. Picture: Jane Barlow. 07:14 Monday 02 March 2015. 0. Have your say. SCOTLAND'S hotel sector will continue …

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General election 2015: The Tory war on Scottish families

The chilling figures are part of a report written for the Scottish Parliament by academics at Sheffield Hallam University. The authors studied the full range of benefit cuts David Cameron and his Cabinet of millionaires want to force through, and the …

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In pictures: Celtic 4 Aberdeen 0, Scottish Premiership

RONNY Deila's men opened up a six-point gap over the Dons after a dominating second half performance. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. VIEW GALLERY. CELTIC opened up a six-point gap on nearest title challengers Aberdeen with a 4-0 victory in a game where …

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Scottish buildings to be donned with Union Jack flags

Union Jack flags will be displayed on buildings and publicly funded infrastructure projects throughout Britain under Government plans which may be seen as provocative by supporters of Scottish independence. Plaques featuring the union flag alongside …

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Concern as anti-Muslim group Pegida plan Edinburgh rally

The group is due to hold the Scottish rally on March 21 – a week after a planned protest by the Scottish Defence League outside Holyrood on March 14. A spokeswoman from Edinburgh City Council said they had not received notifications for SDL or Pegida …

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Femme Football: A Scottish Women's Football Review

For every underdog in with the world of sport there is a female counterpart. Women's sport has often spent its time in the shadow of their male dominated forebearers. Though women have been relegated as a secondary interest in the world of football …

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Scottish games and mobile companies at major trade shows

There are also 29 Scottish firms with mobile device ambitions, including fast growing travel search firm Skyscanner, are also jetting out to Barcelona this week to attend the Mobile World Congress. Others attending in Spain include wireless data firm …

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Scottish scientists search for new cold cure

The Chief Scientist Office, which advises the Scottish Government on research which can lead to improved healthcare, has awarded £203,940 to the study. Staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States are collaborating on …

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Union Jack flags and slogan 'Funded by UK Government' to be posted in Scotland

Infrastructure spending is devolved to the Scottish Government, so Union Flag plaques will be relatively rare North of the Border. In addition to broadband cabinets, they will appear on some energy schemes, such as wind farms, which are subsidised by …

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Tough times for Scottish Engineering firms

The Scottish Engineering Quarterly Review for March 2015 suggests slowing growth in China, the ongoing troubles in the eurozone and Russia and low oil prices were the main factors in the difficulties experienced by domestic firms in recent months.

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Scottish Government: Know the signs of lung cancer and get them checked says …

With recent research showing you are almost 20 times more likely to survive the disease if it is detected early, the Scottish Government's lung cancer campaign highlights the importance of getting a persistent cough checked. Lung cancer is one of the …

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