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SNP welcome Oban by-election win

The SNP has today welcomed news that Councillor Iain MacLean has won the Oban North and Lorn by-election, the first vote in Scotland since the referendum, showing a huge surge in support for the SNP. The by-election for the Oban North and Lorn ward of …

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Scottish Championship: Hibernian face defensive crisis ahead of Edinburgh …

The 21-year-old fractured his fifth metatarsal in training last Thursday, leaving Hibernian with just four fully fit defenders for Sunday's Edinburgh derby with Hearts in the Scottish Championship. However, there's hope in the Easter Road camp that …

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Scottish classic revived

The 1932 novel is regarded widely as one of the most important Scottish books of the 20th century. Set in the Mearns in north-east Scotland, the main character is Chris Guthrie. Her family is torn apart after her mother murders her twin baby brothers …

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The Highland Line: Lord Minginish's Scottish Land Court appointment proves the …

So it was last week with the announcement by the Judicial Office (JO) that Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC had been installed as the tenth Chairman of the Scottish Land Court following the retirement of Lord McGhie, whose deputy he had been. It means …

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Major Scottish drinks company hit with fines over Moray health and safety …

A major Scottish drinks firm has been fined £18,000 for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray. Diageo Scotland Ltd admitted failing to take suitable and sufficient measures when work was carried out at …

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School of Football providing the perfect learning tool

A total of twenty-seven first and second year pupils at St Machar Academy are being given the opportunity to play football during their school timetable this year. This is thanks to funding by the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities …

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Scottish man shot dead in Brazil trying to negotiate with armed robber in bar

A SCOT was killed in Brazil after trying to reason with a gunman during a robbery. The 39-year-old translator was shot dead after two armed men burst into a bar in the upmarket Interlagos area, near the Formula 1 circuit in Sao Paolo. One stood by the …

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Wolfhounds scent Scottish blood as St Helens' McDonnell leads the charge

Wolfhounds scent Scottish blood as St Helens' McDonnell leads the charge. Ireland have already stunned France in the Euros, can they do the same to Scotland on Saturday?; plus heated debate Down Under; and what's a spare S between friends? Shannon …

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Scottish drink-drive limit to be reduced

Scottish drink-drive limit to be reduced. The change will mean that motorists could be breaking the law if they drink a single pint of beer. Men drinking three pints of beer and women drinking two large glasses of wine per night and who do not cut down …

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Labour's hypocrisy on rail franchise exposed

Writing to Labour's Mark Griffin, Cara Hilton, Cathy Jamieson and Katy Clark, Transport Minister Keith Brown has highlighted the discrepancies in Labour's public pronouncements urging the Scottish Government to allow public sector bidders to compete …

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Paolo Nutini snubbed Celtic player because he had been 'lazy' in Football …

The chart star is a Hoops fan and often attends Celtic Park, writes the Scottish Daily Record. But he admits struggling to control his addiction to the game, in which users manage a team and deal with players. Paolo said: “I was managing Celtic at the …

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Edinburgh butcher launches Scottish Sausage Week

Crombies, which is situated in the city's Broughton Street, have introduced a new flavour of sausages for the occasion. Sage and onion is the new option for customers. In the past sweet chilli dragon and piggy black sausages have been introduced to …

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Scottish man shot in Brazilian bar

A Scottish man has died after being shot in a bar in Brazil, according to reports. The man, named by local media as Jason Richard Stevens, 39, a Scottish translator, was killed in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Local media reported that one suspect was …

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Anthony Stokes strikes twice as Celtic hit five past Ross County

Celtic began this Scottish football weekend as the sixth placed team in the top flight; an unacceptable scenario whatever the extent of Deila's rebuilding job. This was precisely the response Deila had sought; his team attacked with pace and vigour …

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Scottish Widows reverses commission ban for GPP transfers

Scottish Widows has reversed its decision to remove initial commission for group personal pension (GPP) transfers from November this year. In September, the provider announced it would move all initial commission in November, though it had already …

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote, nationalist leader …

EDINBURGH — Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron's pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their … In Brussels, the European Commission said the Scottish vote result was good for […]

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Briton, thought to be Scottish, dies after 'Brazil robbery'

A man, understood to be Scottish, has died in Brazil, reportedly after being shot during a robbery at a bar. The man, said to have been working as a translator, died on Wednesday after the incident in the city of Sao Paulo. Local media said a thief was …

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Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

The Scottish government is to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has taken steps which, if approved by the Scottish Parliament, would mean a new limit being introduced on 5 December. Under …

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Sheffield United: Scottish star backs Blades to get even better

Stefan Scougall, the Sheffield United midfielder, has predicted Nigel Clough's side will gather momentum during the second-half of the season following a summer of frantic transfer activity at Bramall Lane, writes James Shield. Nearly 10 new players …

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Attack is the name of the game as Scottish rugby coach unveils plan for Test tour

He qualified for the quarter-finals of the old Heineken Cup with Edinburgh but, as he prepares for the trip to coach Gregor Townsend's old club Montpellier (tomorrow, 5.15pm) , he believes the Warriors team is the best fielded by a Scottish outfit in …

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Scottish adventure specialist to sell through trade

DoubleTree by Hilton appears to be expanding at quite a rate. What is your pipeline looking like now?… Continue Reading → · Face to Face: Phillip Andreopoulos, Marriott · Travel Daily UK 03 Apr …

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False alarm over fake snake call to Scottish SPCA

An animal welfare officer who was dispatched to a call about a stray snake in Glasgow found the cause of alarm was a rubber toy. A woman called the Scottish SPCA on 10 October after placing a cardboard box over what she thought was a 2ft snake in the …

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Edinburgh house price growth highest among Scottish cities

An annual survey of the property market launched yesterday by market analysts Hometrack placed Scottish cities towards the bottom half of a league table of the best-performing areas. The Hometrack UK Cities House Price index showed that prices have …

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Edinburgh-made short film nominated for Scottish BAFTA

Edinburgh-made short film nominated for Scottish BAFTA. Congatulations to the team at Screen Education Edinburgh who have been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA their work producing short film, Colours.

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Limmy up for two Scottish Baftas

Comedian Sanjeev Kohli's show Blethering Referendum has been nominated in the current affairs category, where it is up against the Channel 4 show Dave: Loan Ranger and Panorama: All In A Good Cause, about the charity industry. The Scottish Baftas …

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Scottish industrial emissions fell eight per cent in 2013

According to data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency released yesterday, emissions from industrial processes dropped from 22.9 billion kilograms of CO2 in 2012 to 21.1 billion kg in 2013, while nitrous oxide emissions fell from 192,447kg, …

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Spartans McCulloch's Managerial Milestone

Louise Mason was one of a handful of players and backroom staff to show their gratitude for Debbi McCulloch who took charge of the SWPL side for her 125th competitive match as Manager against Aberdeen in the 4-1 Scottish Cup Semi Final win.

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Labour urged to go further on Scottish tax powers

Labour has backed giving the Scottish Parliament control of three-quarters of basic rate income tax. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has argued that full tax powers would weaken Scottish Labour at Westminster. The Red Paper Collective, which will …

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Scottish islands have a soaraway summer

Grant Westfield began as a traditional Edinburgh shop-fitting firm but under Nigel Patch's direction it is expanding across the UK and edging into European markets. Kenny Kemp talks to him about the export challenges. Scotland · Interview · 0 Comments …

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On eve of vote, Scots remain sharply divided on …

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Just hours before Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307-year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists. In an intense final day of campaigning on Wednesday, leaders of [...] Maine news, sports, politics […]

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MSP welcomes Lib Dem support for revenge porn ban

The fight to ban online publication of intimate images without the consent of those depicted has been on the Scottish Government's agenda for more than two years. Led by Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, the campaign to …

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Waterloo Road's Laurie Brett nominated for Scottish BAFTA

The Waterloo Road star is up for the Best TV Actress award for her work on the BBC One secondary school drama. She has also appeared in EastEnders. Laurie Brett as Christine Mulgrew in Waterloo Road. © BBC / Shed Productions (WR) / Mark Mainz.

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Life expectancy in the area is below Scottish Average

Alistair Carmichael, Scottish secretary, said: “We create more jobs and opportunities in Scotland when we work with all other parts of this United Kingdom. That is part of the reason that people in Scotland voted decisively last month to remain part of …

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Scottish Championship: David King fails to agree deal with Rangers

Last Updated: 23/10/14 8:54pm. 0. King will not invest in Rangers unless he gains control of the board. Dave King has failed to reach an agreement with the Rangers board over his proposed £16m cash injection into the Scottish Championship club. Sky Bet …

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Top Scottish photobombs in the frame

The Scottish first minister caused a stir with a Saltire after popping up behind First Minister David Cameron at the All England Club. Mr Salmond was celebrating with the Scottish flag after Murray beat Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon. He told the BBC …

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