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Indyref poll: 88% of Scottish MPs think Scots will vote No

Meanwhile, 94% of Labour MPs and 89% of Liberal Democrats said they thought Scotland would not back independence. Welsh politicians unanimously predicted a No vote, while 95% of English and 88% of Scottish MPs thought the same when interviewed …

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The Scottish referendum boils down to an issue of trust

Which politicians we believe in is, at the end of the day, a matter of faith. This referendum campaign, the starting-gun for which was fired yesterday when the Scottish Parliament held its last session – thank God – before the vote, will provide the …

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£500000 pledge by Scottish Government to combat Ebola

£500,000 pledge by Scottish Government to combat Ebola. Friday 22 August 2014. THE Scottish Government has pledged £500,000 of emergency funding to help combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. THE Scottish Government has pledged …

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Funding lift for Scottish charities

Oxfam Scotland's food security programme for Tanzanian farmers will get £300,000 for 2015-16, Tearfund Scotland's Ending Poverty One Village at a Time project in Rwanda will receive £299,882, while the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is …

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Scottish universities agree India projects

The Deputy Prime Minister's announcement came just hours before the pre-referendum purdah deadline on announcement by the UK and Scottish governments took effect at midnight. From vital health research to predicting the weather, the Coalition believes …

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Battle lines for Scottish exiles in Wales

It's just four weeks until Scotland votes on independence and although they haven't got a vote, there is no shortage of opinion among exiled Scots living in Wales. Would they welcome Scotland breaking away from the UK – and could they ever see it …

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One month to go: Scots confident of keeping EU membership

With one month to go until Scotland's referendum on independence from the UK, polls indicate the Yes campaign is gaining ground. … Section. Headline News. Tags. Referendum · UK. Related. Currency a flashpoint in TV …

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Scottish independence: The town at the centre of Britain

The small Northumberland town of Haltwhistle, close to Hadrian's Wall, has created a tourism industry around its claim to be at the centre of Britain. But what would Scottish independence mean for the town's future? Stroll around the town and there is …

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Business leaders to speak against Scottish independence – Telegraph

(Reuters) – More than 100 business leaders in the United Kingdom with operations in Scotland are planning to speak out against independence in a united statement, British newspaper the Telegraph reported on Thursday. The newspaper said Keith …

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Baggage reclaim at Scottish airports criticised

Inverness airport, which is run by Scottish Government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports, said it would strive to ensure forecast growth did not affect passenger satisfaction. Airport general manager Graeme Bell said: “This survey certainly proves …

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Scottish Government accused of NHS 'scare stories'

Critics said it cast major doubts over claims made by First Minister Alex Salmond before the 2011 election that the Scottish Government has “eradicated the private sector from the NHS”. The health service has been at the forefront of the independence …

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Scottish independence: Councils bar 'Yes' and 'No' campaigns from schools

The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research has found. Twenty-seven of the country's 32 councils will restrict access to Yes Scotland and Better Together. However, most …

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Daily question: Would the Scottish border change post-Yes?

And while some high-profile pro-Union politicians have strongly hinted some kind of check would be put in place, the Scottish government is 100% firm on its position – that free movement between Scotland and the rest of the UK [and Ireland] would …

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Scottish beef chiefs unveil Beef 2020 plan to revitalise sector

The report was developed with input from a range of Scottish beef industry chiefs and cites improving market transparency and building supply chain trust as central to achieving its goals. Mr Lochhead said beef production was the 'powerhouse' of …

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Scottish Independence: Yes vote 'gives oil wealth chance'

Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing said: “Norway is a great example of how, by fostering a stable and predictable fiscal and regulatory regime, a resource-rich nation can not only develop a very strong oil and gas sector, but through the development …

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Scottish independence: Go out and win – Salmond

The SNP meeting took place after the First Minister had spoken in a fiery Scottish Government-led debate on the country's future. The Nationalists' majority at Holyrood ensured that the parliament backed calls for an independent Scotland by 61 votes to 47.

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Scottish independence: STV to hold 2nd debate

STV have announced they are to stage a second Scottish independence referendum debate in Edinburgh on 2 September. The debate will feature three-person panels representing the 'Yes' and 'No' campaigns, who will discuss some of the key issues in the …

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Scottish shipyard secures £3 million aquaculture contract

Scottish Sea Farms continues to expand its operations and Jim Gallagher, Managing Director, commented: 'This latest contract is part of our £13 million planned investment programme for new site activity and we are looking to spend as much of this money …

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Scottish steam train to boost tourism on new 30-mile line

Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker thanked Salmond for the Scottish Government's support for the project. He said: “I am delighted that the First Minister is able to come to the Borders and announce significant plans to further strengthen the …

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Scottish independence: Leaders clash over oil in final first minister's questions

Alex Salmond has clashed with Labour leader Johann Lamont over oil figures in the final first minister's questions before the referendum. Ms Lamont accused Mr Salmond of "not listening" to oil expert Sir Ian Wood, following his claim that Scottish …

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Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate …

News: World. With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United …

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Adam & Eve/DDB launches pro-union Scottish Heartstrings initiative

The Scottish Heartstrings site allows people to share what they love about Scotland by adding a "heartstring" onto an interactive map of the UK. There are five categories from which to choose, ranging from favourite bands, to most-admired sportspeople …

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Scottish independence may trigger immediate capital flight, warns HSBC chairman

HSBC is the UK's largest bank and the country's second-largest company by market capitalisation. Its official policy is that the question of independence is one for the Scottish people to decide. Mr Flint, who is Scottish, is airing his views in a …

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Scottish Independence: SNP's Oil Production Prediction is 60% Too High

Former oil executive Sir Ian Wood has warned against the Scottish National Party's estimation of oil production, which he claims is around 45% to 60% too high, adding that dwindling reserves are set to impact jobs and the country's economy. The former …

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Channel 4 Orders Nick Clegg & North Korea Dramas, Scottish Independence …

Scotland In A Day is a one-off comedy special produced by The Comedy Unit which is set on the day of the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum, and designed to capture a snap shot of a nation on the brink of both triumph and disaster. The special is a …

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Scottish Referendum: One Month to Go

SCOTLAND- James Humpish gives an overview of recent developments in Scottish sentiments in the midst of the countdown to the Independence Referendum. It's exactly thirty-one days until the Scottish people will cast their vote and determine whether or …

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Cancer clinician attacks NHS claims

A retired cancer clinician has described claims that only independence can protect Scotland's NHS from privatisation as "utter lies". The Scottish government has argued that "wholesale privatisation" of the NHS in England threatened Scottish funding.

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SNP accused of exaggerating North Sea oil reserves by up to 60%

Sir Ian Wood, the most influential figure in the Scottish oil industry, has accused Alex Salmond's government of exaggerating North Sea oil reserves by up to 60%. Wood, the billionaire founder of the oil services firm Wood Group, said the first …

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Marvels of book art at the Scottish National Gallery of …

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh boasts a fine permanent collection as well as two imposing linked premises above the Water of Leit. … More on TechnologyTell: Gadget News | Apple News …

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Scottish fishermen deliver EU warning on independence

It was published as the Scottish Government unveiled their own analysis claiming that separation would lead to “five gains” for the industry, such as a fairer share of the EU fisheries budget and direct representation in Brussels. The SFF wrote to Mr …

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Farmers All Set For 'Love Scotch Lamb' Weekend – Scotland …

Farmers All Set For 'Love Scotch Lamb' Weekend. Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb' weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with fresh, tasty Scotch lamb at 12 venues around the country. … + Scotland Food & Drink news; Sectors. + Alcoholic Beverages · + Bakery […]

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Russia ban blog: Scots seek permission to bank mackerel …

Scottish fisheries secretary Richard Lochhead is seeking permission for fishermen to bank some of their mackerel quota this year in the light of trade sanctions imposed by Russia. Lochhead has urged the UK government and the … Russian Sea Group is under threat of serious financial losses through its ban on seafood imports; the company's […]

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Huge North Sea oil find enough to produce for over thirty …

I waited for BBC Scotland News and STV to make this their top story, but guess what? Narry a mention. Fergusons Shipyard closing was reported, but no mention of Clair, and the original story on the website dissapeared …

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Damaging boycott is cost of city flag stunt | UK | News | Daily …

The trip, which would have injected hundreds of thousands of pounds into Glasgow, and the Scottish economy, was a reward to 600 salesmen and women, and their spouses. The Vice-President of one of the leading special …

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Scottish Government will only interfere over armed police 'as a last resort'

The Scottish Government has insisted ministers would only give a directive to the police authority as a “last resort.” A spokeswoman said they would never “directly interfere” with operational policing. She added that the Scottish Police Authority (SPA …

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