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Edinburgh leads way for Scottish cycle use

Residents of the Meadows and Morningside are the most likely to pedal to work – 9.9 per cent – the Scottish Government-funded development agency said. Ministers are attempting to increase cycling across the country to this level within five years.

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Scottish FA oppose Team GB for Rio

The Scottish game's governing body explained that their opposition stems from the "threat it poses to our independent membership of FIFA and also our representation on the International Football Association Board." At the London Olympics in 2012, Team …

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Call for 'scrutiny' of Scottish ID database plans

… and building a fairer society, there can be no party line. “The SNP joined us in 2005 to oppose the creation of ID cards. The Conservatives supported our efforts to repeal the legislation. And Scottish Labour have supported our motion against this …

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Winners of Scottish children's book awards 2015 announced

But the only reason that I found out about the Kelpies Prize is through a previous winning author coming to my school, through the Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature Fund (read more about that too in Alex McCall's My Inspiration on Caroline Clough).

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Mixed reaction to new housing statistics

Latest housing statistics released yesterday by the Scottish Government have been broadly welcomed by the industry though the figures were met with caution by Homes for Scotland. The figures revealed that the number of homes built in Scotland for the …

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Rangers' Simonsen has suffered enough – PFA

Steve Simonsen's reputation is “in danger of being further damaged” by the Scottish Football Association's decision to seek further punishment for the Rangers keeper's betting offences, according to his union. The 35-year-old served a one-game ban last …

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Big Joe Beltrami, father of modern Scottish criminal defence, dies in Glasgow

Joe Beltrami, who acted in over 350 murder cases, appeared in every court in Scotland from the Duns to Shetland and role model for a generation of lawyers, has died, aged 82. Glasgow. The phrase "Get me Beltrami" became a common call in Glasgow after …

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The mystery of the disappearing Scottish accent: Martin Clunes' TV portrayal …

TV star Martin Clunes left some viewers unconvinced when he attempted to master a Scottish accent in new drama Arthur And George. The Doc Martin actor, 53, plays Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the three-part ITV series, which made …

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Nominations sought for Scottish Party Awards

So, if you think there's someone who has done loads for the party and should be recognised for it, get nominating. The agenda for Scottish Conference is available here. There's going to be a rally at which Nick Clegg will be speaking and policy debates …

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Scottish Enterprise and HIE now driving development in Scottish tourism

Future leaders of Scotland's tourism destinations are benefiting from a unique programme by Scottish Enterprise which has been piloted in urban and rural locations. The Destination Leaders Programme [DLP] supports industry professionals, helping them …

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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book. Alex Salmond is to publish his memoirs – a 'frank, honest and revealing' account of the referendum campaign. Picture: PA. ANDREW WHITAKER. 09:55 Wednesday 04 March 2015. 0. Have your say …

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Scottish Power handed 12-day sales ban by Ofgem over customer service

Scottish Power has accepted a 12-day sales ban after the company failed to meet Ofgem's customer service targets. The firm will be banned from "proactive sales", starting from today, over its failure to clear a backlog of outstanding Energy Ombudsman …

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Scottish Power hit with 12-day sales ban by Ofgem

Energy supplier Scottish Power has accepted a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog has said. The firm cannot engage in "proactive sales" for a dozen days from 4 March. It came after the supplier failed …

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Scots 'disappointed' on Moray, Inch – Offshore Wind …

Meanwhile, Scottish Renewables has hailed Neart na Gaoithe's win as a "kick-start" for the offshore wind sector in Scotland. Chief executive Niall Stuart added: “The success of the East Anglia 1 scheme is also good news for …

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The RSPB: News: News that renewables now Scotland's …

Aedán Smith, Head of Planning and Development for RSPB Scotland, said: "This is excellent news. We need to increase the proportion of our energy generated from renewable sources to reduce the causes of climate change …

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Referees involved in the Cyprus Cup

Referee Lorraine Clark and assistants Hayley Irvine and Vikki Robertson have been selected by the Scottish FA to officiate in this year's Cyprus Cup which gets underway today and runs through to 12th March. The tournament is an invitational one for …

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Deputy First Minister Opens Scottish Tourism Week Conference

Tourism chiefs from the Scottish Tourism Alliance, VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise will go onto discuss key issues in Scottish tourism, including the future of marketing Scotland as a tourism destination; developments and trends in the online …

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Scottish FA in favour of 'more robust regulations'

Campbell Ogilvie, Scottish FA President: "The Scottish FA welcomes yesterday's statement from the Scottish Professional Football League confirming regulations regarding supporter misconduct – which has unfortunately again become an issue in recent …

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RBS HQ to become hub for Scottish entrepreneurs

“That is why we are opening up our headquarters so that we can support Scottish businesses of tomorrow, not just with infrastructure, but through the chance to collaborate with experts and other like-minded business owners,” Mr McEwan said in a statement.

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Critics fear Scottish Government's database plan could create 'national …

And Scottish Labour have supported our motion against this proposal. "If SNP ministers took their eye off the ball whilst the civil service created these proposals, now is the time to speak out against them. On these significant proposals, it is of …

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Can Scottish clubs prosper under fan ownership?

Fan representation in Scottish football has been in the news a lot recently, with the Rangers Supporters Trust and Rangers First building their shareholding at Ibrox. Often, fan ownership comes about from a crisis situation at a club, such as has …

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Scottish Whisky brand Cutty Sark launched in India

It was a night filed with glamour, drama, fashion, music and whisky, as the iconic Scottish whisky brand, Cutty Sark, made its highly anticipated Indian debut. Crafted on the philosophy of 'Raise Your Bar', the launch was creatively amalgamated with a …

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Mobile Mini acquire rival container business from Scottish firm Fraser Ltd

Container storage and accommodation firm Mobile Mini UK has acquired a rival business from Scottish firm Fraser Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Stockton-headquartered Mobile Mini UK, which is the UK arm of the Nasdaq-listed business, has bought the North …

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Tragic Scottish mum killed in Tenerife was planning a new life on the Spanish …

LAUREN MIDDLETON was driving on the island with her boyfriend Graeme Digby when tragedy struck in a road accident. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. Lauren Middleton and her boyfriend, offshore worker Graeme Digby. A SCOTS mum of three killed in a road …

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Far-right group Pegida 'organising demonstration in …

STV News understands Police Scotland have not yet been approached about any Pegida rally in Edinburgh but the group has already established support in Scotland. There are more than 3300 followers on the Pegida …

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Theatre to be protected from Scottish sex licensing plans …

Theatre to be protected from Scottish sex licensing plans. Sister, a production that could be impacted by new regulations in Scotland. News. by Thom Dibdin – Feb 26, 2015. Theatres and theatrical performances in Scotland will be protected …

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New exhibition charts story of Scottish cycling stars Aileen McGlynn and …

SCOTTISH para-cycling legend Aileen McGlynn has said she plans to call time on her sporting career. Susan Swarbrick Senior Features Writer. Wednesday 04/03/2015. Loading Comments · Share. Print. The three-time Paralympic gold medallist was …

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Celtic eye unbeaten Scottish title charge

The Hoops took a major step towards their fourth consecutive Scottish Premiership title when they thrashed Aberdeen 4-0 at Parkhead on Sunday and they could open up a nine-point lead if they defeat St Johnstone in their rearranged home fixture.

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Scottish Teacher Fired For Telling Kid, "Shut Up, I Shagged Your Maw"

A technology teacher in Scotland has been "struck off" (read: fired) from his job at Ardrossan Academy in Ayrshire after it came out that he had been using foul language and frankly genius insults to agitate his students. In one instance—among many …

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Good results at Scottish Cross Country Championships

A total of 37 athletes from Garscube Harriers overcome the elements to record a number of great times in the Lindsays Scottish National Cross Country Championships at Callendar Park, Falkirk recently. The first race was the U13 Girls run over the …

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Scottish meter specialist buys third English company within a year

Scottish meter specialist buys third English company within a year. Mark Williamson. Group Business Correspondent. Wednesday 4 March 2015. ENERGY Assets, the Livingston-based meter specialist, has returned to the acquisition trail in England with a …

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Daisley Mail: Stephen Daisley on Scottish politics, independence and SNP

Her Majesty's Government has unveiled a new sign to be posted alongside projects it funds in Scotland. Injudiciously rejecting my suggestion of a life-sized cardboard cut-out of Michael Gove in a Union Jack G-string, the Scottish Office instead decided …

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Scottish Widows to allow existing customers to use their pensions to take out cash

Insurance firm Scottish Widows is to allow existing customers to use their pensions to take out cash. From April, under new pension freedoms, savers will be able to take their cash as they like. In theory, they should be able to use their pensions like …

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Scottish university principals under fire over expenses

Ms Senior added: "The fact over two-thirds of Scottish universities are refusing to disclose full details of secretive meetings that set principals' pay makes a mockery of claims by Universities Scotland that Scottish institutions are setting the …

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Land of Food and Drink a ScotHot Highlight – Scotland Food …

Taking place 4th and 5th March in Glasgow's SECC during Scottish Tourism Week's Signature Programme, ScotHot is Scotland's biggest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade show.

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