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Rosamund Pike rocks Scottish fashion at special screening of Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike is busy promoting her highly anticipated film Gone Girl but despite her busy schedule, she never looks anything less then perfect. The star dressed her growing baby bump in an on-trend black and grey tartan wool knee length dress to …

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UK Gov't Will Honor Scottish Tax Promises, Says Osborne

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, also addressed the conference. She said: "Our top priority is to make sure we deliver on our plans to devolve tax. We want full control by the Scottish Parliament of income tax rates and bands; a …

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Edinburgh surveyors join Scottish group

Edinburgh-based McNeill Maguire & McCreath, Chartered Surveyors have announced that, as of today 1st October 2014, they will join with Allied Surveyors Scotland plc. This amalgamation brings together two of Edinburgh's most long-standing and well …

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Journal poll: how appetite for devolution is high after Scottish independence vote

Two weeks after the narrow vote to reject Scottish independence, the matter of the UK constitution refuses to go away. Prime Minister David Cameron gave added impetus to the debate the morning after the vote by saying that the added devolution promised …

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Academies to reduce Scottish rugby imports – Dodson

SCOTTISH rugby's over-reliance on imported players will be a thing of the past if the new academy system bears fruit, according to Mark Dodson. In Aberdeen yesterday to launch the first of four academies, the SRU's chief executive said that an increase …

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After the referendum: what next for Scottish universities?

The Scottish electorate has voted, by a clear if not overwhelming majority, to stay in the United Kingdom, and as I write, the politicians are engaged in a struggle to meet the promises they made and to deliver enhanced devolution to Scotland, and …

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Scottish ocean energy firms could get share of European funding

Scottish firms seeking to produce energy from the oceans will be able to bid to a share of a major new European funding pot. Energy minister Fergus Ewing will announce to the Ocean Energy Conference in Paris that Scottish Enterprise will contribute …

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MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1,500 jobs at …

Home · News · UK; MoD contract worth £2.6billion safeguards 1,500 jobs at Scottish base … Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said: “This deal simply would not have happened had Scotland voted Yes to separation.” Babcock had said …

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Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2014 final

On its ninth time around, the Scottish Comedian Of The Year competition struggled to find 12 strong acts for its final. The contest, which pleasingly abbreviates to Scoty, makes pains to stress it's not just for new talent, but clearly needs a good …

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Albion Rovers striker Ross McNeil looks for Scottish Cup tonic

“We are good enough to turn this around and we can go into the Scottish Cup and get a win. “It is a long season and we won't get carried away with one defeat.” McNeil knows Rovers underachieved against Shire — and can't afford a repeat against Shelley …

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New Academies backed to grow Scottish pool

The first of four planned Academies will boost the international side and may pave the way for a third pro-team, according to Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson. At the opening of the Caledonia Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland head coach Vern …

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Scottish independence: Referendum counters were stood down 'for high-fiving …

Scottish independence: Referendum results in pictures. While the result from Dingwall was delayed, the spokesperson said this was “because of the A9 road closure”, and said that the incident with the counters “did not contribute to the time taken to …

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Boyd & Moshni face Scottish FA disciplinary charges

Rangers duo Kris Boyd and Bilel Mohsni have been issued with notices of complaint from the Scottish FA for alleged violent conduct in their league game against Hibernian. Both players have been offered two match bans, Moshni for allegedly 'striking or …

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Scottish word of the week: Pluke

Fresh-faced school pupils this group may be, but others of their age face an arduous battle with plukes. Picture: Paul Chappells. Published on the 01 October 2014 21:10. Published 01/10/2014 21:10. Print this. MOST frequently spotted on a teenager's …

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Scottish Farmers At A Loss Over Greening Delays

“In June, the Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead gave us the outline of how the Scottish Government intend to apply the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from 1st January 2015 when we will witness the death of the Single Farm Payment Scheme (SFP) …

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SNP membership soars to over 75000

SNP membership has soared to over 75,000 today – as almost 50,000 new members joined the party in less than two weeks. The SNP is an incredibly strong position as by far the third largest party in the UK as a whole – overtaking the Lib Dems – and …

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Scottish Government considers Aberdeen council Traveller camp ban

Travellers could be banned from camping in public places in Aberdeen under a new by-law being considered by the Scottish Government. The rules would make it an offence to stay overnight in a caravan, motorhome or tent in places like parks and playing …

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Scottish Storytelling Festival – tickets on sale today

Yet another Festival to entertain you. The tickets have gone on sale today for the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival starts on 24 October and runs for ten days until 2 November. The programme is …

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Barry Ferguson wary of Turriff threat ahead of Scottish Cup tie

He has almost 50 international caps, he has captained Scotland 28 times, he has played in the English Premier League and the UEFA Cup final – but this weekend Barry Ferguson could take to the pitch against Turriff United at The Haughs as Clyde …

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Traveller camps ban under review in Aberdeen by Scottish Government

Travellers could soon be banned from camping in public places in Aberdeen under new by-laws being considered by the Scottish Government. The rules would make it an offence to stay overnight in a caravan, motorhome or tent in places like parks and …

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PM Modi's 'Make in India' campaign: 12 Scottish firms visiting India for …

"Recent policies and launch of campaigns such as 'Make in India' have once again put the country on the world map as a favourable business destination, emphasising the need for Scottish companies to understand the strengths and address the unique …

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Scottish church fears over sex education

A Scottish church fears that proposals for compulsory sex education in schools could be used to “indoctrinate” children. Lobbying group Sexpression:UK wants the law to be used to force all schools to teach children about issues such as abortion, …

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Brown calls for 100000 signatures on further powers petition

Gordon Brown has called for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition demanding that Westminster keeps its vow on further powers for the Scottish Parliament. Mr Brown has also outlined a "14-point practical plan for new powers", …

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One week on, Nicola Sturgeon on ambition, disappointment …

As she prepares to succeed Alex Salmond as head of the SNP and first minister, Sturgeon says Scots expect real change. … Nicola Sturgeon · Scottish National party (SNP) · Scotland · UK news · Scottish independence; More …

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New handbook on child rights launched by Scottish Borders Youth Voice

A TEAM of young people from Scottish Borders Youth Voice have created a new resource pack for their peers to learn about Child Rights. Share this image. The Child Rights Ambassador Handbook is the result of 18 months commitment and dedication by a …

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Adam Hall and Holly Newall go for glory at Scottish Junior National Badminton …

MORE than 100 young badminton prospects will head for Motherwell at the weekend to contest the first Scottish Junior National Championships of the 2014-2015 season. Mauchline's Adam Hall and local boy Alex Dunn are poised to dominate the Under 19 …

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Scottish growers granted year-round use of oilseed rape insecticides

Scottish growers will have year-round access to a pair of neonicitinoids for use on oilseed rape crops. Last week, UK farm ministry Defra granted Certis a 120-day extensions for the use of InSyst against cabbage stem flea beetle in oilseed rape, while …

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Business Day: Scottish exports hailed

Small and medium enterprises that export are now 34 per cent more productive in their first year and 11 per cent more likely to survive, according to Scottish Enterprise, which runs a Smart Exporter programme. International operations director Neil …

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Amateur Football: Scottish Amateur Cup Second Round previews

And Cumming insists he'll never forget lifting the title at Hampden. “Bankhall Villa went for about 14 seasons,” he said. “We had a good team and quite a bit of success. “Obviously winning the Scottish Cup is at the top of the list and it is a special …

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How MI5 scuppered Scottish independence

How MI5 scuppered Scottish independence. Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on conspiracy theories, young Conservatives and fashion tips in the cosmos. Conservative Party annual conference 2014. Tweet. A READER who is a Sagittarian, writes to …

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Scotland squad named for Georgia and Poland ties

Gordon Strachan has named a 27-player squad for the European Qualifier double-header against Georgia and Poland. There are first senior call-ups for Sporting Clube de Portugal's Ryan Gauld and Sheffield Wednesday's Stevie May, while Celtic captain …

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Scottish referendum: young Scots reflect on independence vote – video

Sixteen and 17-year-olds were given the chance to vote for the first time in the UK in the Scottish referendum in September. Here, Scottish teenagers who voted in the referendum discuss how the process has affected their engagement with politics. They …

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Henry Hill: Scottish councils use referendum to hunt poll tax evaders

The referendum on Scottish independence saw voter registration levels reach 97 per cent. This outshines even the eventual turnout (which makes you wonder who was moved enough to register for their vote but not enough to cast it) and helps to underline …

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Scottish independence: Count staff behaviour probe

A NUMBER of staff involved in a Scottish independence referendum count were stood down after concerns over the behaviour, it has been revealed. A team of four people were replaced at the Highland Council count in Dingwall on September 18th following …

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Frankie Boyle gives BBC his vote with Scottish referendum 'autopsy'

Frankie Boyle is back! The second most controversial man on television (there's only one Jeremy Clarkson) returned to the BBC with a one-off programme reflecting on the Scottish referendum. The iPlayer-only affair features a variety of guests …

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