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Strength of the SNP continues to hold for May 2015 …

The Survation poll, carried out for the Daily Record gave the SNP 48% of the intended vote in Scotland, whilst Labour fell dramatically to 24%, the Conservatives have 16%, Liberal Democrats 5% and UKIP 4%. The poll also asked whether the election of Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour … About the Author. Scottish Statesman – […]

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Scottish Ballet new season

From foyer to backstage, the pre-performance buzz at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre proclaims Scottish Ballet's current revival of The Nutcracker is a palpable hit – and box-office returns confirm this. The last time audience figures reached this pitch …

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Scottish solar capacity climbs 32 per cent in 2014

"Alongside energy saving measures, renewable energy technologies like solar and wind will be important to enabling Scotland to meet its climate change targets. We call upon the Scottish Government to do all that it can to help ensure Scotland switches …

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Referendum blamed for 'stagnating' Scottish retail

Scottish locations dominated the “top ten” centres of retail decline and limited growth, according to the Creditsafe data. Paisley came third in the ranking of areas suffering a contraction, with two fewer retail businesses operating than a year ago …

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English lay claim to Scottish smoked salmon because of curing process invented …

But now, in an astonishing cross-border power grab, politicians in Westminster are seeking to claim the delicacy for England. Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has said she believes 'London Cure Smoked Scottish Salmon' should have the same legal …

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Glasgow bin lorry tragedy: More than 1000 people took part in a two-minute …

A Scottish Government spokesman said: "The First Minister extends her sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who died in George Square. She also wishes a speedy recovery to those who are still being treated in hospital. "Our immediate …

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SPFL: St Mirren caretaker manager Gary Teale delighted with 3-1 win at Dundee

Scottish Premiership: St Mirren caretaker manager Gary Teale delighted with 3-1 win at Dundee. Last Updated: 27/12/14 7:56pm. 0. St Mirren interim manager Gary Teale: Delighted to move off the bottom. St Mirren caretaker manager Gary Teale could not …

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Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes not thinking of title push

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was keen to play down title talk as his team closed the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to two points with a 1-0 win at Inverness. Peter Pawlett's first-half goal sealed a fifth successive win for the Dons to …

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Watch live: Scottish football Monday round-up

Tony Anderson and Craig Anderson join Craig Fowler to examine the match and discuss the wider ramifications in the Scottish Championship promotion hunt. To trio will also suggest suitable New Year's resolutions for certain Scottish football …

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Scotland Review of 2014 | April – June

Scotland may not have been at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, but that didn't mean we couldn't cherish one of the greatest goals in Scottish football. The night before the opening match of the tournament between Brazil and Croatia marked the …

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Scottish TV comedy Two Doors Down, filmed as a one-off pilot, is to be made …

A ONE-OFF Scottish comedy dubbed Scotland's Royle Family is to be made into a series. BBC Scotland's Two Doors Down, which was shown across the UK on Hogmanay last year, is expected to go into production next year. The hour-long pilot episode, …

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Scottish Premiership – Aberdeen beat Inverness to keep pressure on leaders Celtic

Aberdeen kept up the pressure on Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 1-0 win over Inverness. 10 minutes ago PA Sport Report.  ·  ·  · . Scottish Premiership – Aberdeen beat Inverness to keep pressure on leaders Celtic . View photo.

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Accelerated transfer of Pay Day Loan power call

“I welcome any and all powers that come to the Scottish Parliament and more control of Payday Loan shops and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals as it is something I have long campaigned for Scotland's Parliament to have control over. “However, at present …

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Scottish business start-ups at record level

“The Scottish Government offers a range of support for small and medium enterprises, starting with Business Gateway and our enterprise agencies. “Two in five premises have benefited from the Small Business Bonus Scheme this year, and our nearly …

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Strike Called At Edinburgh's National Museum – Scottish …

Wednesday 24 December, 2014. Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News · News · Comment · Politics · Indy · Economy & … The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have confirmed that its members at the National Museum of Scotland will be on strike on Boxing Day in an attempt to get museum management to reverse its […]

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The Nutcracker, Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

With offbeat designs by Anthony McDonald and a Hoffman-ized, much more grown-up story arc, Page's production was the right thing for Scottish Ballet at the time, making up in design, humour and inventive choreography what the company could no longer …

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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Caretaker boss Kenny McDowall says only those inside Rangers can appreciate what former manager Ally McCoist did to hold things together at the troubled Ibrox club. (Sunday Mail). And McDowall apologised to Rangers supporters for yesterday's heavy …

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Scottish salmon – a worldwide success story – News stories …

Worldwide sales of Scottish salmon reach an all time high of £571 million and the first Protected Food Name bid for London.

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SNP continue to dominate Scottish voting intentions for general election …

"This is the second poll in a week showing that Jim Murphy has experienced a 'reverse honeymoon' as Scottish Labour leader, with Labour trailing far behind the SNP. It will take more than a change of leader to turn around the fortunes of a party paying …

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Scottish Premiership: Ronny Deila backs John Guidetti to find form after …

Celtic boss Ronny Deila says he will get back on the training pitch with John Guidetti after the striker drew another blank in the "frustrating" goalless draw against Ross County. The Dutchman, on loan from Manchester City, has now gone five games …

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'I think we all managed to make it the Scottish anniversary that it was rather …

Accordingly, anyone who thought we could mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn eight weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence without the two events becoming conflated has obviously never heard the phrase "political …

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'I think we all managed to make it the Scottish anniversary that it was rather …

Accordingly, anyone who thought we could mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn eight weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence without the two events becoming conflated has obviously never heard the phrase "political …

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Scottish football clubs observe minute's silence for Glasgow crash victims

Today, Scottish football clubs observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the George Square bin lorry crash. Saturday 27/12/2014. Loading Comments · Share. Print. The victims of the G. Rangers and Hibernian held a minute's …

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Diary of a Scottish nurse on Ebola's front line

Pauline flew out to Freetown in Sierra Leone in November, along with another four Scottish volunteers, as part of a UK group of 30 NHS medical staff. Here is her moving first person diary piece recording her first four weeks on the front line in the …

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Scottish salmon sales leap as Asia develops a taste

In the first six months of this year, sales of Scottish salmon, almost all farmed, were up by 27 per cent to £313m. Worldwide sales of Scottish salmon reached an all-time high in 2013, amounting to £571m, making it the UK's second-largest food export …

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New Poll Warns Of Scottish Labour 'Bloodbath'

The SNP, meanwhile, would surge from six seats to winning 45 of the 59 Scottish constituencies. That could leave the party with the balance of power in a Westminster Parliament. William Hill is offering 6/1 odds that former SNP leader and Parliamentary …

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The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to …

KG The Scottish vote was welcome in England in the way that someone threatening to divorce you and then narrowly deciding that they can't be bothered with the cost is welcome, though not exactly reassuring. England fended off the separation by the skin …

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Labour backs dedicated Scottish film and TV studio

Labour backs dedicated Scottish film and TV studio. Scenes from World War Z were filmed in Glasgow. Picture: Contributed. by ANDREW WHITAKER. Published on the 28 December 2014 00:00. Published 28/12/2014 00:00 …

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Tram works unearth piece of Scottish prehistory

Tram works unearth piece of Scottish prehistory. Working on the dig at a site close to the tram route. Picture: Contributed. by ALASTAIR DALTON. Published on the 28 December 2014 00:00. Published 28/12/2014 00:00 …

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Scottish winter climbing begins – Planetmountain.com …

arrow News arrow Scottish winter climbing begins. Guy Robertson on pitch one of Culloden, Creag an Dubh Loch Photo by Greg Boswell. Sunrise from Creag an Dubh Loch, Scotland Photo by Greg Boswell …

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How the Union was almost lost: The inside story of the Scottish independence …

The Telegraph has exclusively interviewed more than 15 central figures in the pro-UK campaign, both in Better Together and at Westminster, about the Scottish independence campaign. Below is an account of what really was going on behind the scenes in …

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BP Portrait Award entries at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

All the works submitted for the popular BP Portrait Award are on show in Edinburgh this winter. The works at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery comprise the entries in a competition organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London. The award is …

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Glasgow in shock after bin lorry ploughs into pedestrians …

Church of Scotland Moderator, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, said: “The news from the city centre of Glasgow just a few days before Christmas is simply devastating.” Witness Anjam Luthra described scenes of panic as …

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Christmas Day weather: dry in England and Wales, with …

“People need to watch the weather news so they don't get caught out while travelling on Saturday.” Bookmaker Coral has taken a flurry of bets on a record-breaking hot Christmas … The Scottish Highlands remain the most likely place to see a white Christmas, with Coral putting Aberdeen as the favourite with odds of 5-2, […]

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Soccer-Scottish Premiership preliminary round results and standings

Follow the quotes you care about most. Access timely news and investment updates to stay on top of the market. … More ». Financial guides and reports. Content from sponsors Dianomi. The Motley Fool. The Motley Fool. Forget The iPhone 6. Next Hit Apple …

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