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Glasgow 2014: We are better role models for Scottish kids than reality TV …

ROBBIE Renwick says that Scottish swimmers are drug-free and insist the athletes are better role models for children than stars of reality TV. In the build-up to Glasgow 2014, Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson pointed the finger at the drugs cheats.

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Irish ministers have been warned not to express opinions over the Scottish …

The papers, seen by the Irish Times, show Cabinet members in Ireland's ruling Fine Gael/Labour coalition as well as Irish diplomats have been cautioned against expressing views on Scottish independence. Developments ahead of the make-or-break ballot …

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How would Robert Burns vote in the Scottish referendum?

The Scotland I grew up in largely identified itself in terms of its military history in service of the British empire – the charge of the Scottish Greys at Waterloo, the Thin Red Line at Balaclava in the Crimean War – on the sporting field and by a …

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Influential drummer ready for Scottish return

Having spawned many other groups, including Rae's own groundbreaking jazz/traditional music amalgam Celtic Feet, that generation of players has mentored a succession of younger musicians on the burgeoning Scottish jazz scene, most recently …

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FM Opens New Deer Show 2014 – Scotland Food and Drink

Home · About Us · Membership · INSIGHTS · Access to Markets · Industry · News · Events · Showcase · Contact Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / FM Opens New Deer Show 2014. FM Opens New Deer Show 2014. First Minister Alex Salmond […]

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Safety claws: How do you make a Scottish wildcat haven?

The Scottish Wildcat Association (SWA) has warned that numbers of pure-bred cats have fallen to as low as 35 individuals. Scottish Natural Heritage has estimated that there could be 150 breeding pairs left. In an effort to better conserve the species …

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Figures reveal Scottish rape report locations

More rapes have been reported in West Fife than any other area in Scotland between April 2013 and May this year, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland. The figures from Police Scotland reveal that the command area – which includes Dunfermline …

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'Sterlingisation' poses risk for Scottish financial services, says committee

However the latest report by the Scottish Affairs Committee looking at the currency options available to Scotland under independence dismisses this formal currency union as a possibility after UK chancellor George Osborne, along with senior figures …

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Don't miss Scotland's Commonwealth Flotilla | Pbo

This Saturday's event will see the largest collection of boats ever assembled on the River Clyde.

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The NHS and the Scottish referendum

The private sector has been used to catch up with some of the waiting lists that had accumulated a few years ago but there is absolute determination by the Scottish Government to keep private health provision in Scotland to a very minimum (well under 1 …

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Police urge businesses to be vigilant of counterfeit Scottish £20 notes

Police urge businesses to be vigilant of counterfeit Scottish £20 notes. Print. Published: 22 Jul 2014 16:00. A woman pushing a pram and accompanied by a number of children has attempted to pass counterfeit Scottish £20 notes at shops and businesses in …

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Salmond: Commonwealth countries should not be worried by prospect of …

Mr Salmond said recent figures showed the Scottish economy had grown beyond pre-recession levels while the country's profile has never been higher on the global stage, thanks to sporting, cultural and political events. "Scotland is in the news for all …

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Surge in Scottish brands linked to referendum vote

The Edinburgh government has claimed responsibility for a £513M surge in sales of Scottish food and drink, which it says underpins confidence in Scottish brands ahead of a yes vote in the nation's independence referendum on September 18.

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Dolphins leap out of the water yards away from tourists in Scottish Highlands

School of bottlenose dolphins leap out of the water and race boats just yards away from tourists in the Scottish Highlands. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen close to the shore chasing salmon and playing in the wake of boats; Crowds of tourists gather to …

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Strachan: Scottish people will make Commonwealth Games a success

Gordon Strachan believes enthusiasm from the Scottish crowd is vital for the 2014 Commonwealth Games after witnessing Brazilians make the World Cup a success. The Scotland national football manager worked as a TV pundit in Rio de Janeiro and feels …

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SSMG Shellfish Range on Show at 'Showcasing Scotland …

SCOTLAND, UK – The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) will be participating in the 'Showcasing Scotland – A Land of Food and Drink' event in Dunblane on 21 and 22 July. … News …

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Scottish medallists who strike Games gold will get £10,000 …

Scots medallists who strike Games gold set for £10000 windfall. Athletes who finish on the podium will be given at a funding boost – but only when they retire from the sport.

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Dundee trend-setters make their mark at the Scottish Fashion Awards

Did you ever think that Dundee could be uttered alongside fashion capitals London, Paris and Berlin? Given the announcement of the Scottish Fashion Award nominees, it won't be long until that rings true. Dundee boasts three nominees across different …

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Fire: Combustible material removed from the common close during blaze …

This practice is something Scottish Fire and Rescue Service actively discourages." He added: "Don't allow rubbish to block escape routes or store refuse by doors, windows or any other openings. "Make sure wheelie bins or sacks are not placed against …

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Salmond's Scottish sporting surge? Perhaps not

It's one of the great tales of British election history. Harold Wilson, it is often said, owed Labour's landslide victory in the 1966 general election to the sense of well-being engendered by England's success in winning the World Cup that year. Only …

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American Foulbrood disease found in Scottish honeybee colony

The bacterial disease had been found during a nationwide surveillance programme in an apiary in the Tarland area of Aberdeenshire, Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) announced on today (22 July). The agency – a division of the Scottish …

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Glasgow 2014: Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson aims for gold and new …

Team Scotland's Michael Jamieson looks ahead to the Glasgow 2014 swimming events. SCOTTISH swimming hopeful Michael Jamieson says he plans to secure gold at the Commonwealth Games. But he's not finished there. The Glaswegian star also wants …

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Spencer Rail wins role in £150m Scottish track and stations upgrade

Hull firm Spencer Rail has signed a deal to work on a £150m upgrade of tracks and stations in Scotland. It has been named as a principal contractor on the Multi-Asset Framework Agreement (MAFA), which could involve upgrading and building platforms, …

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Breaking News | Today's top news stories: BBC's Scottish …

Mark Hirst – A professor of media studies at the West of Scotland University has called for a public inquiry into the coverage of the Scottish independence campaign by the BBC. Read More. Publicado por SSS666 en …

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Alex Salmond tries to woo Liverpool – with help from a …

The Scottish first minister took a trip on the Mersey ferry with a new supporter, former defence minister, Peter Kilfoyle, as he attempted to persuade the north of England that an independent Scotland… … Sign up for the Guardian Today. Our editors' picks for the day's top news and commentary delivered to your inbox each […]

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Salmond in independence reassurance « Shropshire Star

"Scotland is in the news for all sorts of reasons – we've got the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, the Homecoming year, the referendum. Scotland has never had a higher profile," he said. The conference, hosted jointly …

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Ministers warned over Scottish vote « Shropshire Star

Irish government ministers have been warned not to express any opinion on Scotland's independence referendum. … Ministers warned over Scottish vote. Irish government ministers … More UK News Articles. more stories …

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Tony Blair on Scottish independence: Scotland will vote to stay united with …

The No campaign is winning the argument in Scotland, former Prime Minister Tony Blair claimed yesterday in a speech in London. “I think the arguments of the Better Together campaign have got stronger as time has gone on,” he told an event at the …

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Sion Barry on Cardiff Business Council's "Scottish offensive"

In fact it would be in the interest of an independent Scotland to have less of a dependence of financial services. If there was another major banking crisis a Scottish Treasury would not have the fire power to bail out its banks without having a …

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Bolton Metro stars enjoy success at Scottish Nationals

ARRAN Bostock and Jack Dandy both picked up bronze medals at the Scottish Gas Age Group National championships. The teenagers were part of a six-strong team sent to Aberdeen Sports Village by Bolton Metro Swim Squad. As well as the two medals, …

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Sir Roger Tight-Lipped Over Scottish Referendum

Sir Roger Moore has refused to follow in the footsteps of fellow 007 star Sean Connery and is staying out of the Scottish independence debate. The former James Bond star, 86, remained tight-lipped on September's referendum while appearing as a Unicef …

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American Foulbrood disease discovered in Scottish honeybee colony

The bacterial disease had been found during a nationwide surveillance programme in an apiary in the Tarland area of Aberdeenshire, Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) announced on today (22 July). The agency – a division of the Scottish …

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Scottish firms pick up £150 million of Typhoon programme work

Companies in Scotland provided goods and services worth almost £150 million to the Eurofighter Typhoon programme last year. The vast majority of the cash, more than £146m, went to radar specialist Selex, which has a major base in Edinburgh. The firm …

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Scottish Sculpture Work-shop has an axe to grind …

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) have joined forces with The University of Aberdeen, to recreate a ceremonial axe as seen on the Rhynie Man standing stone. Lumsden's SSW's project, From Turf to Tools is an ongoing investigation of landscape, material …

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Yes: the radical case for Scottish independence – review

Pete Ramand and James Foley, two young Scottish socialists active in RIC, have written in Yes: the radical case for independence what amounts to a manifesto for the left to support Scottish independence. It is short, punchily-written, closely argued …

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