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Scots banking system was not to blame

It is untrue to claim “were it not for Westminster and the Bank of England bailing out the Scottish banks, they would have been totally destroyed”. The answer to Mr Martin's naked attempt at scaremongering is simply to say that banks are not bailed out …

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Scottish Album of the Year 2014 longlist revealed

The SAY Award is an arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists between January and December of the previous calendar year. Inaugurated in …

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Scottish rivers and lochs could provide a £250m energy windfall

David Pearson, of Star Renewable Energy, which conducted the new research, said: “Heat pumps have the potential to save Scottish businesses £250 million a year – enough to employ almost 10,000 people at the country's average salary. “Scotland is a cool …

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Healthy grassroots vital to Scottish football – Regan « Club …

What's hot and happening in grassroots football – news and updates from Club Website, the UK's largest grassroots football network.

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IFoA comments on HM Government's Scotland Analysis …

… Members · Communities · Practice areas · News · Events · Research and resources · Regulation · About us · Home » News » All news » IFoA comments on HM Government's Scotland Analysis report on Work and Pensions …

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Lloyds hires former Pru CEO Prettejohn as Scottish Widows chair

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed former Prudential chief executive Nick Prettejohn as non-executive director and chairman of Scottish Widows. Prettejohn held the role of chief executive at Prudential UK and Europe from 2006 and 2008 and until …

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Grangemouth dispute takes toll on Scottish manufactured exports

Grangemouth dispute takes toll on Scottish manufactured exports. By Graham Huband, 24 April 2014 7.15am. Scottish manufactured exports fell by 4% as the effect of the Grangemouth petrochemical plant dispute hit sales. New official figures from Scotland …

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Rare Scottish-German visual storytelling for Shire

Fresh from performances in Germany, Starcatchers and Theater o.N. (Berlin) are bringing an intricate visual story for young children a small story / eine kleine geschichte, to Aberdeen's Lemon Tree Studio next month as part of a Scottish tour. The new …

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Report: Scottish first minister's questions

First Minister Alex Salmond answered questions from opposition leaders in the Scottish Parliament from noon. Johann Lamont kicked things off for Labour, with Ruth Davidson leading for the Conservatives. First minister's questions returned for the first …

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Portsmouth warship sent to shadow Russian Navy destroyer …

Officials at the Ministry of Defence said Typhoon aircraft were dispatched from Scottish base RAF Leuchars after the Russian presence was detected. A defence spokesman said: 'Typhoon quick reaction alert aircraft were …

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Brown in Scottish independence pensions warning

The former prime minister and MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath warned that the Scottish pension bill will be three times the projected income from North Sea oil revenues in 2016, the year that independence would come into effect should Scotland vote …

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Reborn Caledonia Reds out to reclaim their role in Scottish rugby

A second match in Prestonpans next week against a Newcastle Falcons XV has also been arranged, with a view to putting the Reds and Caledonia region on the map again as Scottish Rugby debates how to expand representative rugby and widen its player …

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Scottish independence: Carmichael raises questions over pro-Yes pensions

Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael believes the Scottish government has many questions to answer over the future of pensions after independence. The minister was speaking in light of a report released by the UK government which says …

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Bid to host Euro 2020 games at Hampden officially launched by Scottish FA

The bid to bring European Championship games to Hampden Park in 2020 has been officially unveiled by the Scottish FA. The international tournament will be spread across the continent for the first time in 2020 to commemorate 60 years of the competition …

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Scottish Government set out plans to slash the number of payday loan shops …

PLANS to slash the number of payday loan shops and bookies in town centres were unveiled yesterday at a Scottish Government summit. Ministers want to breathe life into rundown high streets by giving councils powers to limit the number of outlets in …

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Scottish independence: Noam Chomsky backing Yes

In 1990, following a speech on self-determination in Glasgow, Professor Chomsky said: “Is a movement for Scottish nationalism crazy? It depends what form it takes. If it takes the form of expressing cultural values and integrating people in a more full …

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Scottish Corporate Awards: Alexander Dennis voted Scottish Company of the Year

Bus maker Alexander Dennis took the top title of Scottish Company of the Year in the inaugural Scottish Corporate Awards last night (weds). The Awards, whose principal sponsor is Barclays Bank, are the successor to the Scotland plc awards. They …

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Dundee waterfront project handed £8.3m of public cash from Scottish Enterprise

Finance Secretary John Swinney announced details of the latest funding, saying: "The financial support from the Scottish Government via Scottish Enterprise will regenerate the Dundee central waterfront and will offer views over the river, the city and …

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Nick Prettejohn appointed chairman of Scottish Widows

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed a former head of insurance giant Prudential as chairman of Edinburgh-based Scottish Widows Group. Nick Prettejohn, who was chief executive of Prudential UK and Europe between 2006 and 2009, will take up his role …

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Scottish banks could be plunged into an Iceland-style crisis in an independent …

Although Westminster has insisted that Scotland would operate entirely independently if it votes yes in September's referendum, Standards & Poor said it would be “challenging” for Scottish banks to function properly in such circumstances. The report …

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Scottish independence: BBC under pressure over CBI membership

Supporters of Scottish independence have questioned why the BBC has not resigned from the CBI over the business group's referendum stance. The CBI has registered as a backer of a "No" vote. Business for Scotland, which is campaigning for a "Yes" vote, …

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Consumers would snub separate Scotland's brands – Express

MORE than a third of UK consumers are less likely to deal with Scottish companies after independence, a new poll suggests. … Newspaper round-up: Ryan Giggs, Manchester United and MH370 · 0 Comments Share …

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Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award longlist announced

The longlist for the third annual Scottish Album of the Year Award has been unveiled today, with recognition for some of Scotland's best-known and most established bands and artists, such as Mogwai, Frightened Rabbit and Edwyn Collins, as well as …

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40 reasons to support Scottish independence – reasons 1-3

If you're in Lerwick, of course, Edinburgh's is further from you than London is from Edinburgh – which is why the Scottish government is looking into devolution to the Northern and Western Isles if it is a yes vote. Shifting power from London to …

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Scottish Government examining own high-speed rail link says Salmond

I can confirm today that the Scottish Government will build on the joint work we are undertaking with the UK Government. We will establish a feasibility study to explore in detail the options for building high speed rail from Scotland to England. In …

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Scottish Album of the Year long list revealed with last year's winner RM …

GUITARIST RM Hubbert is up for the Scottish Album of the Year – after winning last year. He picked up the £20,000 prize for his album Thirteen Lost & Found at Glasgow's Barrowland last June. This time round, he is on the long list with a few more names …

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Scottish Visual Arts Group: Visual arts open content news

Visual arts open content news. 77,000 new images released by the Getty via its Open Content Program: The Getty Research Institute has just added more than 77,000 high-resolution images to the Open Content Program from …

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First Minister to address Scottish Newspaper Society conference

First Minister to address Scottish Newspaper Society conference. By Andrew Argo, 23 April 2014 2.34pm. First Minister Alex Salmond will address senior Scottish newspaper figures at the inaugural Scottish Newspaper Society conference on Thursday.

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Scottish Widows 'excited' about UK retirement market

Mr Jones said: “I am delighted to welcome Stuart to Scottish Widows and his in-depth experience, expertise and knowledge will be integral in helping us achieve our ambition of being the leading player in the at retirement market. “We are very excited …

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Football fans in bid for Scottish Cup Final tribute to Ian Red ford

Redford began his career with Dundee, before joining Rangers in 1980 for a then record Scottish transfer fee of £210,000. He later moved to Dundee United and won runners-up medals in both the UEFA Cup and Scottish Cup in 1987. He also played for …

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Scottish independence: Sturgeon disputes UK government pensions report

Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has disputed a report released by the UK government which says that an independent Scotland would have to fund pension costs of an additional £450 per working-age adult each year. She told BBC Radio …

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Thursday's Scottish Gossip

Newcastle are considering a bid to take Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster back to St James' Park. (Daily Express). Birmingham City are the frontrunners to sign soon-to-be-out-of-contract Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson. (Daily Express). And …

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Scottish independence: Governments clash over pension costs

"As part of the UK, Scottish people benefit from this resilient and unified system, which delivers the same support everywhere irrespective of peaks and troughs in economies of the nations or demographic differences. "Proposals by the Scottish …

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Lloyds appoints chairman of Scottish Widows

LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) has appointed Nick Prettejohn as chairman of its pensions company Scottish Widows Group. The former chairman of Brit Insurance (BRIT.L) was also named as a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking …

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Scottish Independence Will Boost Northern England Jobs Market, Claims SNP's …

The Scottish National Party is trying to drum up support in the North of England by claiming that bordering an independent Scotland will help boost jobs and business prospects in the region. According to extracts from a speech that the SNP's leader …

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