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St Johnstone Scottish Cup hero reveals how he almost had to quit football: I …

DEFENDER Frazer Wright, one of the stars of the Saints' historic Scottish Cup win, has revealed how he was considering quiting the game. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group. Frazer Wright celebrates the Scottish Cup win with his daughters Chloe, …

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Marley Watkins steers Inverness to tight win over Dundee United

Marley Watkins' fourth goal of the season ensured Inverness recorded consecutive 1-0 victories in the Scottish Premiership. The Welsh winger popped up with an early goal at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium as the Caley Jags saw off a tepid Dundee United …

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Celebrated Scottish bass guitarist Jack Bruce dies of liver disease

Bruce was born in Bishopbriggs in 1943 and studied at Glasgow's Bellahouston Academy before winning a scholarship to the city's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Cream sold 35m albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's …

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Scottish Labour leadership: Who might replace Johann Lamont?

Just days after the last month's referendum, the Daily Mail ran a story claiming that Jim Murphy was being lined up to replace Ms Lamont as Scottish Labour leader. The paper said Labour Party sources had told them Mr Murphy would stand for the top job …

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Scottish Labour in 'Crisis' as Party Leader Johann Lamont Steps Down in Shock …

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned, and accused the party's leadership "of trying to run Scotland like a branch office in London". She described some Labour MPs as "dinosaurs" and said the party does not realise that Scotland has …

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Labour's Lamont lament as Scottish leader resigns

Most of the big hitters in Scottish Labour are all in the UK Parliament and even though many went before the Scottish Parliament was established, none has decided to switch the Gothic splendour of Westminster for the angular Miralles architecture of …

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Scottish Labour Row May Cost Miliband Dearly

But Johann Lamont's resignation, after what her critics claimed was a lacklustre performance in the Scottish referendum campaign, wasn't unexpected. Mr Miliband and many Scottish Labour MPs at Westminster say they knew earlier this week that it was …

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Scottish Premiership Roundup: Win for Inverness, Hamilton slip up

A win for Inverness Caledonian Thistle moves them into second in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon, joint on 23 points with leaders Hamilton Academical. A solitary strike from Marley Watkins was enough for Inverness to see off their visitors and …

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St Mirren 2 Ross County 2: Scottish Premiership relegation six-pointer ends …

THE Buddies had to battle in this meeting of the top flight strugglers, coming back to take a share of the spoils against the Staggies. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group. St Mirren's Callum Ball (front) holds off Ross County's Scott Boyd. ST …

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Scots farmers' co-operative buys Brechin pig abattoir

A newly formed co-operative of Scottish farmers this week announced its purchase of the Brechin abattoir from AP Jess (Brechin). The deal will see Scottish pigs processed at Brechin for sale to UK retail and wholesale customers as well as the growing …

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Business Gateway Scottish Borders to the 'four'

He said: “Like many of the team I know what it is like to run a business, and I also know there are a great number of businesses operating within the Scottish Borders who could greatly benefit from the services we offer. I want to spread the word far …

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Salmond: Scottish Labour has 'deep-seated problems'

The fact that Scottish Labour are now going to have their fifth leader since the SNP took office in 2007 indicates that their problems are not about personalities – they are much more deep-seated than that. It was always very clear that Johann Lamont …

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In pictures: Today's Scottish Premiership action

IT might only be October, but today saw the first real 'six-pointer' of the season in the Scottish top flight. Ross County took the long road south to Paisley knowing that a win against one of their main relgation rivals could get them back on course …

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Scottish roundup: Greg Stewart scores as Dundee end Hamilton's good run

Hamilton remain top of the Scottish Premiership on goal difference despite Dundee ending their nine-game unbeaten run in the league at windswept Dens Park. Two second-half goals saw Paul Hartley's side become the first team to beat Alex Neil's league …

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Unemployment falls again in Scotland – News stories – Gov.uk

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 40,000, to 151,000, in the period June to August 2014, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 5.5 per cent, which is below the …

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Tributes as Scottish rock star and Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies aged 71: He …

LEGENDARY Scottish rocker Jack Bruce has died aged 71. Bruce, who was born in Bishopbriggs in 1943 played bass guitar in the rock supergroup Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. Regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of all …

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Labour in turmoil as Lamont resigns

The fight to replace her could now involve former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who led the campaign to ensure the Westminster party leaders stick to their pre-referendum pledge to give Scotland more powers.

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Johann Lamont resigns as Scottish Labour leader: Candidates in line to replace …

HAS had plenty to say in private about Scottish Labour's failings – but will he now front up in public? He fought a dogged street campaign in the referendum making him a household name and nationalist hate figure. Shrewd operator but no deep …

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Scottish Labour Leader In Shock Resignation

In the weeks after the Scottish independence referendum, the Glasgow MSP had said she wanted to lead Labour into the 2016 Holyrood elections and become First Minister. Ms Lamont wanted the party to have more autonomy in Scotland and claimed some …

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Profile: Johann Lamont, former Scottish Labour Party leader

Johann Lamont took the helm of Labour in Scotland nearly three years ago hoping to "change Scotland, by changing the Scottish Labour Party". But in an explosive departing shot as leader, she has very publicly blamed her demise on colleagues at …

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Scottish Labour leader resigns with parting shot at Westminster

I have had my concerns for some time about the way in which the Scottish Labour Party was struggling to set out a vision for the 21st century and a positive vision that would take us from opposition back into power. I think the responsibility for that …

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Johann Lamont resigns: Scottish Labour leader stands down

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office". The 56-year-old MSP indicated that she had "had enough". Ms Lamont was also angry that key decisions, …

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Former PM Gordon Brown and Anas Sarwar tipped to lead Scottish Labour

Speculation has begun over who will replace Johann Lamont after the Scottish Labour Party leader quit with an attack on Westminster colleagues who made her position "untenable". Ms Lamont accused some in the UK party of treating Scotland as a "branch …

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Brown Tipped As New Leader Of Scottish Labour

Embargoed to 0001 Sunday October 12File photo dated 19/09/14 of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown who has urged Holyrood's unionist parties to unite around his plan to make the Scottish Parliament responsible for raising over half of its own revenue.

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COMMENT: The comeback of the Scottish pig sector

Could it be that the Scottish pig industry is bouncing back after a dark couple of years? In 2012 the sector lost its biggest processing facility when Dutch firm Vion closed the Hall's of Broxburn plant. The facility, which at the time processed around …

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Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party

She said: "I believe the Scottish Labour Party is a family. It is my family. And I hope it is led by someone who knows how to treat family members properly." UK Labour leader Ed Miliband said: "Johann Lamont deserves significant credit for the …

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Miliband barred Lamont from attacking bedroom tax for 12 months

Ed Miliband's leadership of the Labour party is under renewed pressure as sources close to Johann Lamont, who dramatically quit as Scottish leader on Saturday, claimed he banned her for a year from condemning the bedroom tax while he made his mind …

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Johann Lamont standing down as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont has quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing the UK party leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office". A Scottish party source said Ms Lamont had "had enough" and felt she did not have the support of the UK party.

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5% Scottish planning fees hike criticised

“However, the Scottish Government's own planning performance framework monitoring shows a system which falls far short of the standards of customer service, speed and efficiency that the country needs if new development is to stimulate economic growth …

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Lamont: Westminster Labour treats Scottish party as 'branch office'

Just as the SNP must embrace that devolution is the settled will of the Scottish people, the Labour Party must recognise that the Scottish party has to be autonomous and not just a branch office of a party based in London. Scotland has chosen to remain …

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Johann Lamont resigns as Scottish Labour leader: I'd become story and it's not …

Lamont took over a party wrecked by the 2011 Scottish election result and facing the daunting prospect of the SNP machine steamrollering Scotland to independence. And she said: “I am proud of what we have achieved over the last three years. The …

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15 quick thoughts on the resignation of Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader

it's worth remembering that there were pre-referendum tensions between Scottish and UK Labour about how much devolution they ought to propose – with a number of Scottish Labour MPs suggesting they'd boycott the Scottish Labour conference because …

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Johann Lamont resigns – what now for Scottish Labour?

After a poor performance in the Scottish referendum campaign and weeks of briefing against her, Johann Lamont has resigned as Scottish Labour leader. In an interview with the Daily Record, she says: "I am standing down so that the debate our country …

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Saturday's Scottish football

A warm welcome to our live text commentary focusing chiefly on the Scottish Premiership matches kicking off at 15:00 BST but with updates from the other leagues too. Later on we'll keep you updated on what's happening with Scotland's women's team …

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Scottish Health Minster Alex Neils claims more than another 14 Lanarkshire …

Scottish health minister Alex Neil claimed more in expenses than any other of the 14 Lanarkshire-based MSPs last year. The Shotts MSP was paid £34,048.99 in allowances on top of his £102,775 salary as Cabinet Secretary. Mr Neil said the figure was the …

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