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Scottish Labour Leader self-mutilating in coyness on parliamentary intentions

Jim Murphy, new Leader of Scottish Labour and MP for East Renfrewshire, is tactically askew in his non-handling of the matter of his parliamentary intentions. Following his winning of the Scottish Labour Leadership on 13th December 2014, Jim Murphy MP …

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Scottish farmers need to exploit agri-tourism's economic potential

As well as highlighting places to experience great Scottish food, the ebook also offers visitors a taste of what else to do in each area. Recent figures estimated Scotland's food and drink tourism industry is worth £2.5m per day to the economy, with …

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Scottish mobile tech firms take to global stage

Mark Newlands, international sector head of technology and engineering at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The Scottish mobile technology industry is growing quickly, due to both the quality of the technologies being developed in Scotland, but also the …

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Monday newspaper round-up: Scottish oil, HSBC, US army

LONDON (ShareCast) – The Scottish oil industry desperately need state support to prevent drilling fields from becoming uneconomic prematurely abandoned, Gordon Brown told The Guardian. MPs are set to question HSBC about its relationship with the …

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Scotland's food and drink is focus of Scottish Tourism Week 2015

Scottish Tourism Week takes place in the first week of March and this year focuses on Scotland's exceptional and expanding food and drink sector. Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015. Source: Cumbernauld News. It coincides with Visit Scotland's 'Year of Food & Drink …

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Edinburgh to lead Scottish hotel sector growth

Edinburgh to lead Scottish hotel sector growth. The Radisson hotel on the Royal Mile. Edinburgh is set to see the most growth in the hotel sector. Picture: Jane Barlow. 07:14 Monday 02 March 2015. 0. Have your say. SCOTLAND'S hotel sector will continue …

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General election 2015: The Tory war on Scottish families

The chilling figures are part of a report written for the Scottish Parliament by academics at Sheffield Hallam University. The authors studied the full range of benefit cuts David Cameron and his Cabinet of millionaires want to force through, and the …

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In pictures: Celtic 4 Aberdeen 0, Scottish Premiership

RONNY Deila's men opened up a six-point gap over the Dons after a dominating second half performance. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. VIEW GALLERY. CELTIC opened up a six-point gap on nearest title challengers Aberdeen with a 4-0 victory in a game where …

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Scottish buildings to be donned with Union Jack flags

Union Jack flags will be displayed on buildings and publicly funded infrastructure projects throughout Britain under Government plans which may be seen as provocative by supporters of Scottish independence. Plaques featuring the union flag alongside …

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Concern as anti-Muslim group Pegida plan Edinburgh rally

The group is due to hold the Scottish rally on March 21 – a week after a planned protest by the Scottish Defence League outside Holyrood on March 14. A spokeswoman from Edinburgh City Council said they had not received notifications for SDL or Pegida …

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Femme Football: A Scottish Women's Football Review

For every underdog in with the world of sport there is a female counterpart. Women's sport has often spent its time in the shadow of their male dominated forebearers. Though women have been relegated as a secondary interest in the world of football …

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Scottish games and mobile companies at major trade shows

There are also 29 Scottish firms with mobile device ambitions, including fast growing travel search firm Skyscanner, are also jetting out to Barcelona this week to attend the Mobile World Congress. Others attending in Spain include wireless data firm …

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Scottish scientists search for new cold cure

The Chief Scientist Office, which advises the Scottish Government on research which can lead to improved healthcare, has awarded £203,940 to the study. Staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States are collaborating on …

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Union Jack flags and slogan 'Funded by UK Government' to be posted in Scotland

Infrastructure spending is devolved to the Scottish Government, so Union Flag plaques will be relatively rare North of the Border. In addition to broadband cabinets, they will appear on some energy schemes, such as wind farms, which are subsidised by …

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Tough times for Scottish Engineering firms

The Scottish Engineering Quarterly Review for March 2015 suggests slowing growth in China, the ongoing troubles in the eurozone and Russia and low oil prices were the main factors in the difficulties experienced by domestic firms in recent months.

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Scottish Government: Know the signs of lung cancer and get them checked says …

With recent research showing you are almost 20 times more likely to survive the disease if it is detected early, the Scottish Government's lung cancer campaign highlights the importance of getting a persistent cough checked. Lung cancer is one of the …

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Scottish Salmon Co improves Q4 margins amid export sales …

Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has improved Q4 margins as it posted record revenues for the period totaling £30.8 million, up 43% year-on-year. The group's earnings before interest and taxes (ebit) before fair value …

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Seeking the best soil

AS PART of the International Year of the Soil 2015, the James Hutton Institute is again joining forces with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs – and enlisting new partner Soil Association Scotland – in a quest to find the Best Soil in Show …

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The European purple patch: Scottish success in the late 1980s

In contrast football north of the border was in the ascendancy, with a strong possibility of a Super League involving at least one Scottish club. Grounds like Ibrox, Pittodrie and Parkhead were highly regarded, and seen as superior to many in England.

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Online trolls taunt Nick Robinson over cancer: Scottish nationalists among …

The BBC political editor, who is taking leave while he undergoes treatment, has received many of messages of support. But Scottish nationalists were among those revelling in his illness, with one saying on Twitter: 'A bit of chemotherapy would do the …

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Gordon Brown to call for state protection of Scottish oil

Brown will say the Scottish economy cannot rely on the oil industry or manufacturing for much longer and instead say Scotland needs 100,000 new quality jobs and a major housebuilding programme. One of the key foundations of Brown's “economic …

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Anti-Islam Pegida planning Scottish demonstration

A GROUP which campaigns against what it calls the “Islamisation of Europe” is planning to hold its first Scottish demonstration in the centre of Edinburgh. Pegida Scotland is in talks with the police about a rally in Princes Street Gardens later this …

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Lactalis Looks to Double Sales of Seriously Strong with £5m …

Lactalis McLelland is looking to “completely transform” the brand identity and double sales of its Seriously Strong Cheddar with a £5m campaign focused on its Scottish provenance. … + Scotland Food & Drink news; Sectors.

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Young Scots encouraged to vote in Scottish Youth Parliament elections

It brings together 150 young people aged 14-25 from across Scotland who represent constituencies and national voluntary organisations. Voting is now underway in the 2015 Scottish Youth Parliament elections and people have until Friday 13th March to …

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Jay Beatty: 11-year-old picks up award for Scottish goal of the month

An 11-year-old boy from County Armagh who won the Scottish Premiership goal of the month award for January has been presented with his honour. Jay Beatty, from Lurgan, hit the back of the net at half-time during Celtic's victory over Hamilton Academical.

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Andy Murray: It's nonsense to say I hate the English just because I supported …

The 27-year-old has also fended off suggestions his desire for Scottish independence means he doesn't like the English describing it as "nonsense". Despite being told by advisers not to offer his opinion the tennis star from Dunblane announced he was …

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Celtic thrash rivals Aberdeen to put one hand on Premiership trophy

Jason Denayer, fourth from right, heads home Celtic's first goal against Aberdeen. Photograph: Vagelis Georgariou/ Vagelis Georgariou/ActionPlus/Corbis. Ewan Murray at Parkhead. @mrewanmurray. Sunday 1 March 2015 10.16 EST Last modified on …

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Kansas and Scottish Laboratories Join to Tackle Bunyaviruses

TheCattleSite.com – news, features, articles and disease information for the cattle industry · 5m Books.com · The Cattle Site Homepage …. News. Kansas and Scottish Laboratories Join to Tackle Bunyaviruses. 26 February 2015. GLOBAL …

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Theatre Review: Love 2.0, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Neil Cooper Three stars. Whether intentional or not, playing former Jimmy Savile's Old Record Club favourite, Young Girl, by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, in the build up to the start of Andy McGregor's …

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Scottish League Two round-up: Goals galore between Arbroath and Elgin while …

ALBION ROVERS got a vital 2-0 win away to Berwick as Arbroath dropped points at home to Elgin and Clyde, East Fife and East Stirling all win. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. David Johnstone. Dunlop celebrates his goal for Albion Rovers. Berwick 0 Albion …

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Mill United: Hamilton-based 2002 team prepare for Scottish Cup semi-final clash

However, they are still unbeaten in the league and are looking forward to a run in the LFDA League Cup as well as that Scottish Cup semi-final which will be played over the coming weeks. They are still waiting for a date and venue for the clash with …

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Newcastle Airport future under threat if Scottish taxes are …

AIRLINES – as well as huge numbers of passengers – will desert a North-East airport if Scotland slashes its taxes, a transport minister has admitted. … First published Tuesday 24 February 2015 in News Last updated 03:58 Wednesday 25 …

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Aberdeen owe it to Stewart Milne to lift Scottish Premiership title, says Dons …

THE Aberdeen boss has a close relationship with his chairman and is hoping that he can give Stewart Milne the reward of a league title for his years of hard work and dedication to the club. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. Derek McInnes …

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Top Scottish model Chris John Millington set to quit London and return to …

THE bearded model has cited being sick of the London lifestyle, wants Irn-Bru and a fish supper and misses Glasgow too much as reasons for returning to Scotland. Share; Share; Tweet; +1. Milly has featured in various fashion campaigns. TOP model Chris …

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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara says he has "no faith in the system" as the Scottish FA prepare to hear an appeal against a proposed two-match ban for striker Nadir Ciftci. (Sunday Mail). Former Rangers chief executive Craig Mather, who holds a …

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