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Further Scottish devolution must protect NHS services, says MP

“Alan and I have been hearing from people with long-term health needs who are being told they can no longer be treated in the Scottish Borders, but are having to travel much further to get the same treatment in more southerly parts of Northumberland or …

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Scottish rugby big guns are axed as Vern Cotter gets tough over Test selection

BROWN, Hamilton and Evans face battle to save international careers after being ditched by new boss. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Kelly Brown. THREE Scotland big guns are facing a battle to save their international careers after being ditched by new …

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Wind farm to power 35000 Scottish homes

The new 27-turbine wind farm in New Cumnock was granted consent last week and will, as well as powering 35,000 homes, generate community benefit funding of up to £9.2 million over its lifetime. The proposed Afton wind farm, which will have a generating …

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A sneak preview of the Scottish Autumn Conference Agenda

This year's Scottish Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference takes place much later than usual. It's been delayed by the Referendum and will take place in Dunfermline on Saturday 22nd November. There's just about enough time for Presidential candidates to …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Ally McCoist has admitted that an end to Rangers' long-term funding problems before New Year and the possibility of strengthening his squad during the January transfer window would be a fillip in his side's battle for the Scottish Championship title.

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Mixed messages from Scottish public as plastic bags levy comes into force …

Sainsbury's said: “We're removing single use bags from Scottish stores and replacing them with reusable ones. “These aren't subject to the levy, but we're still making a voluntary donation to charity for every bag used.” The Co-op, said: “It will mean …

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Doctor Who: Scottish special effects firm behind Time Lord Peter Capaldi's …

CAPALDI faced a threat from the Boneless in the latest episode, which was computer generated imagery created in Glasgow by effects specialists axisVFX. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. CGI-created enemy The Boneless come out of the walls of a tunnel to …

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Fed-up with the Torry pong, residents say stink infringes human rights

The odours emanate from the Waste Water Treatment Works at the Bay of Nigg, which is owned by Scottish Water and is now operated by Kelda Water. After months of lodging complaints with the latter bodies, Torry Community Council has this week written …

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How do people in Motherwell feel one month after Scottish referendum result?

The majority of people in Motherwell who voted in last month's referendum supported an independent Scotland. A month after the vote that rejected independence, what is the feeling on the streets of the North Lanarkshire town? "I've never felt …

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Scottish video game developers call for end to gamergate bullying

The video games industry must work to condemn online intimidation and bullying, according to a body representing more than 100 Scottish developers. In an online editorial, the Scottish Games Network hits out at gamers conducting a "campaign of hate, …

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Competitors gearing up for Scottish Ploughing Championships

Several north east ploughmen will travel south to Kinross-shire for the 2014 Scottish Ploughing Championships. This includes 22-year old Andrew Hepburn from Turriff who is the area's representative in the new junior ploughman initiative and he will be …

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Kier wins £57m in Scottish schools contracts

It will receive funding support from the Scottish Futures Trust as part of phase three of Scotland's Schools for the Future programme. Kier will refurbish the Grade B-listed Marr College in Troon, and build a new three-storey wing allowing the school …

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Scottish team set the world record for biggest ever Scotch egg

THE team, from Just Love Food Leith, set the record despite their ostrich egg being seized by customs officers on its way to Scotland. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. PHIL WILKINSON. John and his team celebrate the world record Scotch egg. A GIANT …

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Prefab solution for Scottish social housing

All homes are built to achieve Silver Active Standard under Section 7 (Sustainability) of Scottish Building Standards. Contractor was Adston Construction Group and architect was Anderson Bell Christie. The two companies are now working together on 46 …

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Scottish government wins winter maintenance action

Between January 2010 and March 2011, the Scottish government bought £10m-worth of de-icing salt from several sources, but none from Southampton-based Nationwide Gritting Services (NGS). NGS said the orders should have gone out to tender and …

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Heavy rain and 75mph winds expected to batter Scotland as remains of …

Sections Latest News Scottish News UK & World News Politics Crime Health Real Life Business & Consumer Weird News Science & Technology. Top News Hundreds of fluffy yellow ducklings on conveyor-belt Shocking video shows hundreds of live …

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Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry

They reflect the international nature of their generation, born in Scotland, Ireland, the United States, some have lived in South Africa, Japan, Mexico but consider themselves in some way “Scottish” writers. Many are graduates of the Masters in …

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What we learned from the Scottish Premiership

124 years of history in Scottish league football has taught us that, and specifically the duopoly (now monopoly) we've endured over the last 29 years. However, any notion that this great start was nothing more than a statistical anomaly was …

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Record number of geese migrate to Scottish reserve

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve Manager for the North East, Rab Potter, said:”The number of pink-footed geese at Montrose Basin this year has taken all of us by surprise. Currently, pink-footed geese outnumber people in Montrose by almost seven to one.

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Scottish Games Network calls for end to gamergate bullying

The video games industry must work to condemn online intimidation and bullying, according to a body representing more than 100 Scottish developers. In an online editorial, the Scottish Games Network hits out at gamers conducting a "campaign of hate, …

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Scottish university staff back industrial action over pensions

University staff at several Scottish institutions have backed industrial action in a row over pensions. The University and College Union (UCU) balloted members across the UK. It said more than three-quarters (78%) of those who voted supported strikes …

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Labour MP Jim Murphy rules out challenging Johann Lamont for Scottish party …

LABOUR MP Jim Murphy last night ruled out challenging Johann Lamont for the Scottish party leadership. There were rumours Murphy was plotting against Lamont after the party failed to convince people to vote No in their traditional heartlands.

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Scottish tattoo artist inks picture of Alex Salmond on her leg after referendum

A SCOTTISH tattoo artist took her support for Alex Salmond a step further by getting an image of the First Minister tattooed on her leg. Aphra Wilson, who works at Spaghetti Tattoos in Kirkcaldy, Fife, inked the politician holding up both fists with …

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Scottish food and drink a success in France

Exports to France have increased by 50% since 2007, making it the second biggest market for Scottish produce after the US. Food exports to France alone were valued at £268M – increasing 7.9% from £248M in 2012. Scotland's food secretary, Richard …

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The wild isn't too far away: Touring the Scottish Highlands …

The trip from St Andrews to Glen Coe was made in a minivan with several other people: an ex-submariner, a Canadian, a French girl, another American and a Scottish girl. I can't begin to describe what a fun …. Latest News …

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Philip Clouts Quartet set out on Scottish tour

Capetown-born pianist-composer Philip Clouts (pictured above right) is set to take his new quartet to Scotland for the first time on a tour that begins on 1 November. Clouts is steeped both in the music of his native South Africa and in a diverse range …

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Consumer confidence fell for second time this year in September unsettled by …

Uncertainty over the Scottish independence vote and the timing of an expected UK interest rate hike saw consumer confidence fall for the second time this year last month despite an increase in household spending power, research showed today.

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Celtic keeper Zaluska left bloodied after Glasgow attack by unnamed Scottish …

Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska was left bloodied in the streets of Glasgow after being attacked by an unnamed Scottish Premiership player. The 32-year-old Polish stopper was understood to be out with his partner and walking toward a taxi when he was …

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Jim Murphy denies Scottish Labour leadership bid

Mr Murphy's fellow shadow cabinet member Margaret Curran said Labour needs to return to its “socialist principles” and move away from the politics of Tony Blair. Shadow Scottish Secretary Ms Curran insisted that Labour was not the same party it had …

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Where now for independence supporters?

Among supporters of Scottish independence, a vibrant grassroots campaign galvanised energy and encouraged many who had never been involved in politics before to throw their weight behind the push for a "Yes" vote. On social media, in workplaces and …

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Crimes against Scottish birds at five year high

THE number of crimes against birds is at a five year high – following a spate of raptor poisonings last year, according to the latest Scottish Government Wildlife Crime in Scotland report. The number of raptor poisoning incidents doubled from three in …

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Legacy of Scottish war poet to be celebrated

ACADEMICS hope to restore the fortunes of a forgotten Scottish 'battle bard' who once ranked alongside the world's most famous war poets. The poems Joseph Lee sent back from the trenches in World War One put him on par with the poets Wilfred Owen …

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Police concerned about Thomas Johnstone missing from Scottish Borders

Police have said they are concerned for the welfare of a Borders man who hasn't been seen since Wednesday. Thomas Johnstone was last seen about 8.30am that day when he left the Borders General Hospital near Melrose. The 64-year-old hasn't been in …

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Scottish war hero who lost foot wins fight for fitness in battle to walk …

MICK McCONNELL lost his foot in a bomb blast in Afghanistan but has returned to fitness so he can walk his explosives sniffer dog Memphis. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Mick with Memphis and his partner Lorna. A SCOTS war hero who was blown up by …

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14 Scottish councils see rise in teacher assaults

Ten councils saw the number of assaults drop in that period, according to figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives following a freedom of information request. Overall, there were 1,879 incidents in 2013/14, which was down on 2012/13 but 16 …

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