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Gags galore before aired at famous Scottish festival

He has previously performed in The Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Festival and this year takes his show Mark Smith: The Most Astonishing Name in Comedy to the Scottish capital. He is also one half of double act Dregs alongside Max Dickins. The second …

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Scottish football: Ghanaian midfielder Abdul Osman has joined Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle have completed the signing of Ghanaian midfielder Adbul Osman on a one-year contract. The 27-year-old saw out his contract with Crewe Alexandra earlier this summer, and a number of clubs were alerted to his availability. With known …

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Cameron hints at risk to exporters from Scottish independence

Although the prime minister avoided making direct reference to Scottish independence – part of an unofficial political truce with Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond during the games – his message was clear. Mr Cameron's speech to business leaders …

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Scottish minister sees CWG as inspirational – Sport Balla

Glasgow, July 23 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has expressed confidence that the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will be "an inspiration" to cities in Scotland which have the ability… Filed under: news.

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Scottish government sulks over Osborne's 18 million pound …

The Scottish government looks surly ahead of George Osborne's announcement, but both are playing politics before the referendum. … Stumble Upon · Twitter · Google+ · Latest RSS news · Latest news by email · More News …

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Share – Express

The opening routine included dancers dressed in tartan, bagpipe music and people in tea cake outfits performing to a song about what makes Scotland unique. At one point the the cast surrounded an inflatable Loch Ness …

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Orange Order 'pro-UK' march approved

The Orange Order has been given permission to hold a pro-Union rally in Edinburgh five days before the Scottish independence referendum. The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, which is an official backer of the "No" campaign, plans to hold the march on …

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Gold medals for Scottish wind duo

The Scottish government has given the all clear to SSE's 171MW Clyde 2 and ScottishPower's 69MW Dersalloch wind farms in the south of the country. The Clyde extension will build on the existing 350MW project near Abingdon and push total capacity …

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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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England boxer Nicola Adams hopes tartan gift from Scottish six-year-old will …

Nicola Adams plans to use a gift from a six-year-old Scottish schoolgirl to win over any wavering host nation fans at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. England's Olympic gold medallist will wear a tartan bandana into the ring when the women's …

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Shoestrings and heartstrings: Scottish independence

Also, while the main yes and no campaigns battled it out on Scottish turf and our most persuasive writers and journalists waxed beautifully on both sides of the argument, the millions of muttered conversations and private consternations of the non …

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Teenager rescued by coastguard after being swallowed by quicksand on …

Teenager rescued by coastguard after being swallowed by quicksand on Scottish beach. Jul 23, 2014 17:59; By Dailyrecord.co.uk; 0 Comments. RESCUE teams raced to Scarista Beach on the Isle of Harris where the 13-year-old had almost became …

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Scottish independence: Ed Miliband's wife Justine Thornton hits the campaign …

Her intervention in the Scottish debate marks the start of a process which will put her increasingly in the public spotlight in the run-up to next May's general election. Ms Thornton has been reluctant to become a public figure. She is now ready to …

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Scottish retailers report sales down in June

Scottish shops struggled in June after a promising early spell of warm weather, according to industry figures. The SRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor found overall sales dropped by 1.1% on the previous year. Food sales were 1.4% down, while non-food sales …

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Scottish economy: Manufactured exports rise by 3%

Scottish manufactured export sales grew by 3% during the first quarter of this year, according to official statistics. The figures were lifted by a 12.5% rise in exports of refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical products, compared with the …

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Sports bodies in independence talks « Shropshire Star

Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation.

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Scottie News founder turns to life of crime | Scottish Terrier …

Check out my new ebook, The Mysterious Death of Jeffrey Boucher, which is around the length of a long magazine article. It's the true story of Jeff Boucher, a man who vanished without a trace and whose disappearance …

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What's new at the Scottie News? | Scottish Terrier and Dog …

Hello everyone, I hope you've been enjoying Sandra's posts about Abby, Angus and Chelsea as much as I have and are looking forward to more to come. She's told me she's planning to write about “when good Scotties turn …

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New research on the Children's Hearings System | Celcis …

This is the first time that CHS has commissioned such research and follows a joint survey carried out with the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration in 2012/13, where CHS asked those taking part if they would be willing …

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Games 2014 Scots on £10,000 for a gold | UK | News | Daily …

A £300,000 fund has been set up to reward successful athletes from Team Scotland, but they will receive the cash only after they retire. The news of a financial incentive came on the eve of tonight's Opening Ceremony, …

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Midlothian Football Forum on the right track

Borders Railway, whose partnership with the Scottish FA began in July of last year, has given the forum a cash boost of £5,000. This additional funding will help to enhance the development of young players in the county, through new coaches and …

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Scottish independence 'no worry to Commonwealth'

ALEX Salmond has told Commonwealth countries they have nothing to worry about over the prospect of Scottish independence – as most have already claimed their own nationhood after ditching London rule. Mr Salmond said he had a “self-denying …

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Cumbernauld to host another public meeting on Scottish independence

He said: “The PCS took a democratic decision at a specially convened Scottish conference not to support either side in the referendum debate. “However branches were tasked to engage with members to allow them to listen to the debate and make their own …

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Scottish Development International reports 30% annual rise in number of …

Development agency Scottish Enterprise reports the number of companies its Scottish Development International (SDI) division has offered support to rose by nearly 30 per cent last year. SDI says it supported more Scottish-based companies to expand …

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London Scottish dual-register Quins quintet

London Scottish have announced an agreement with Harlequins to dual-register five of their players. Lock Sam Twomey extends his stay in Richmond having already made 12 appearances on a dual-registered basis and will be joined by fellow lineout …

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Glasgow 2014: Other Scottish regions cash in on Games bounce

The impact of the Commonwealth Games is being felt across Scotland, according to local councils and business groups. Glasgow is hosting the global event which gets under way on Wednesday. But cities like Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen have also …

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Second Rate Scottish Spectacular?

Commonwealth Games 2014 A Queen's Celtic footballer hits the crossbar during last night's Big Cup qualifier against KR Reykjavik at Celtic Park last night. Or something. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images …

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Ten-year-old boy dies after falling into Scottish river

An RAF Sea King helicopter flew the boy to Glasgow for treatment but he died in the early hours of Wednesday. Photograph: SGT Rick Brewell/PA. A 10-year-old boy has died after falling into a river while on holiday with his family, police say. Arran …

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Demand slump hits Scottish Power

Scottish Power is part of the UK's Big Six group of energy firms – Npower, SSE, EDF, E.On and British Gas – who supply around 95% of the country's power. They have come under fire for raising p rices and now face a Competition and Markets Authority …

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Caernarfon poet Gerallt Lloyd Owen's last wish for Scottish independence

Poet Myrddin ap Dafydd, of Welsh publishing and printing business Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, said Mr Owen was “an avid follower of the Scottish independence campaign”. Contributions will go to the campaign fighting for Scottish independence in the …

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The Yes Angel – Julie Webster talks about Maryhill …

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish. … It's a story replicated in many towns and cities throughout Scotland. Articulate and …

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: DATE …

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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WhiskyIntelligence.com » Blog Archive » Justin Rose Stays …

Justin Rose Stays True to Win Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open – Scotch Whisky News. July 22nd, 2014. JustinRoseBallantine'spresentation. Justin Rose Stays True to Win Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. As Justin …

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Scottish coastal residents urged to look out for young puffins which may hide …

SCOTTISH coastal residents are being urged to look out for surprise garden guests over the next few weeks. The Scottish Seabird Centre has appealed for people in East Lothian to be on the lookout for young puffins, known as pufflings, as they begin to …

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Scottish Independence: Whisky, Irn Bru and Tunnock's Tea Cakes Boosts Sales …

According to the Scottish government's analysis of grocery purchases in Scotland, England and Wales, food and drink retail sales shot up by over 36% since 2007, as appetite for several brands of whisky, Tunnock's tea cakes, and Irn-Bru grew stronger.

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