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Scottish Football: Celtic trio on shortlist for SPFA awards

Kris Commons, Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk have been nominated for the Scottish Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year awards. And the Celtic trio are joined on the four-man shortlist by Kris Boyd, who is enjoying a new lease of …

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Scottish FA to fund parachute payments for Premiership play-off clubs

It has emerged that any parachute payments due to a top flight club relegated to the Championship via the Premiership playoffs will be funded by the Scottish FA and not the league. Parachute payments had previously been in place for the teams that …

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In pictures: Who's in the running for PFA Scottish Premiership Player of the Year

YESTERDAY we discovered the runners for this season's Scottish Professional Football League player of the year awards, with PFA Scotland revealing who had been nominated for the Championship, League 1 and League 2 gongs. Today it was the turn of …

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Scottish recovery improving but still faces challenges

… of challenges, according to a long-running study. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce quarterly business survey, the latest edition of which is published today, said a large number of key indicators across sectors had returned to levels not seen …

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Independent Scotland may lose UK as energy buyer – RT.com

Britain may not choose to buy electricity from an independent Scotland if prices are higher than from other neighbors, the UK government said Wednesday.

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CSP delegates raise older people's care at Scottish TUC

She urged congress to campaign for more support for carers on flexible working, including a call on the Scottish TUC to develop guidance on good practice and lobbying the Scottish government on improving financial support for carers. Fiona MacKellar …

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Sodexo reveals recession-busting Scottish growth as sales increase by £2.7m

Event caterer and hospitality provider Sodexo Prestige has revealed record-breaking Scottish sales thanks to a return in large party bookings. The firm announced a £2.7m growth in Scottish sales between 2011 and 2013. Sodexo Prestige said the increase …

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Scottish independence: Margaret Curran promises more childcare and better …

More childcare, a narrowing of the pay gap and better wages for low-paid women were among the promises. Curran added: “I know that the best future for Scottish women is inside the United Kingdom. “Being part of the UK means we can make these pledges …

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VIDEO: Scottish Cabinet meet people of the Western Isles

A public Q&A session was held in Stornoway Town Hall yesterday (Wednesday) following the meeting of the Scottish Cabinet. The hall was packed for the event which allowed the public to ask Ministers questions on any topic. For a full report see next …

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Scottish Premiership: Sam Stanton signs new Hibernian deal

Hibernian midfielder Sam Stanton has signed a new four-year deal with the Scottish Premiership club. The 19-year-old, who graduated through Hibs' Academy and has made 26 appearances for the first team this season, is now tied to the Easter Road club …

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Defence of the realm must come first in the Scottish independence debate

SIR – Admiral Sir George Zambellas, the First Sea Lord, hits the bull's eye concerning the point of the referendum for Scottish independence. The arguments about which currency to use, membership of the EU, the use of oil revenues and so on are …

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Scottish prodigy Grace Reid targets Commonwealth glory in Glasgow now that …

THE Scottish swimmer dived full-length into the hearts and minds of the nation at the Commonwealth Games in India when, aged just 14, she was sixth in the 3m springboard event. SNS Group. Scottish diver Grace Reid is all smiles after being named in the …

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Scottish and Ryder Cup double would make it a perfect year in Perth says St …

THE St Johnstone chairman yesterday predicted fans of all hues will unite under a city of Perth banner for the first-ever Tayside derby Scottish Cup Final. PPA. St Johnstone Manager Tommy Wright pictured with Chairman Steve Brown at McDiarmid Park.

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Ross Murdoch celebrates Scottish Championships success: Beating Michael …

That's why nobody was more surprised than the 20-year-old when he beat the Olympic silver medallist twice inside a month. It took a Scottish-record time of 59.75 seconds for Murdoch to defeat his idol in the 100m breaststroke at the Scottish Championships.

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Aberdeenshire Council – News Release: Superfast …

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Monday 14 April) announced that the village of Kirkton of Skene will now able to connect to the high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the roll-out of the £410 million Digital Scotland …

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Scottish prices climb for sixth consecutive month

Scottish house prices climbed 3.6 per cent in the year to February, to an average of £160,678 – up from £155,094 in February 2013. On a monthly basis, prices grew 0.2 per cent from an average of £160,285 in January; the sixth consecutive month of house …

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Scottish football: SPFL confirms start dates for next season's competitions

The Scottish Professional Football League has confirmed start dates for next season's League and Cup competitions. Celtic will begin their quest for a fourth successive title – and Hearts and Rangers kick off their campaigns in the Championship – when …

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Poll: Can Partick Thistle escape relegation from the Scottish Premiership?

Poll: Can Partick Thistle escape relegation from the Scottish Premiership? Apr 17, 2014 10:23; By Alan Marshall; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. TAKE part in our poll and leave your comments on Thistle's survival chances and who you think …

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Sodexo reveals 26% growth in Scottish event sales

Sodexo Prestige, which provides corporate dining and hospitality at venues including Hamilton Park Racecourse and Hampden Park, has announced a £2.7m growth in Scottish sales between 2011 and 2013 thanks to a surge in businesses returning …

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Brian Monteith: Farage's challenge to Salmond reveals an opportunity for …

At the beginning of June we shall know if Nigel Farage has made a difference to the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence, but not before. If he has, it will have been his interventions over last weekend that have provided the ammunition …

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I still love the classics of the Scottish patter

Except to a Scottish person. It means something to us, being a throwaway line from a 1980s TV advert for – I think – Knorr stock cubes. Remember? – 'Big Morag has gone to a Hen's night…' Ah, happy days. It's these small cultural reference points that …

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Artisan approach key for Costley | Scottish Licensed Trade …

Scottish Licensed Trade News · NEWS · FEATURES · DRINKS · CATERING · PROPERTY · SPORTS TV GUIDE · WHAT'S NEW · DIRECTORY · JOBS … Artisan approach key for Costley. Posted on April 17, 2014 by SLTN in Features, News …

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Uncertain Unionisms – Newsnet Scotland

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish.

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Liverpool set for end-of-season glamour tie with Scottish champions Celtic in …

Jawid Tharanee, a spokesman for the Mauritian organisers, said: “Given the friendly relations between Liverpool and Celtic, the Scottish club have agreed to come. Related articles. EXCLUSIVE: Atletico Madrid want Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina to replace …

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Scottish stunner Jenna McGuinness is crowned UK's sexiest vegan

Scottish stunner Jenna McGuinness is crowned UK's sexiest vegan. Apr 17, 2014 09:27; By Fraser Wilson; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. THE 24-YEAR-OLD from Glasgow stopped eating meat as a kid after watching the film Babe and has now …

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Scottish independence: Who's behind the referendum campaigns?

And the two sides of the campaign – pro-Union Better Together and pro-independence Yes Scotland – are working hard to win voter support at the ballot box. But who runs them and what are they up to? Here, in 60-ish seconds we answer the important …

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Scottish Tories compare comprehensive schools to rubbish collection

Ruth Davidson: Scotland shouldn't be "too proud" to adopt English school system. Tweet. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives risked angering parents yesterday after she compared sending children to comprehensive schools to putting out the rubbish.

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Landmark gets a new lease of life | Scottish Licensed Trade …

Scottish Licensed Trade News · NEWS · FEATURES · DRINKS … James Rusk said he has been working on the project “in the background” with the National Trust for Scotland for the past two years. “When I stepped foot inside …

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World welcomed at tourism Expo | Scottish Licensed Trade …

Scottish Licensed Trade News · NEWS · FEATURES · DRINKS · CATERING · PROPERTY · SPORTS TV GUIDE · WHAT'S … In addition to the Expo event itself, VisitScotland organised a number of 'familiarisation trips' for buyers, which included a tour of castles in the east of Scotland, a food and drink-themed tour of the […]

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Pub group aims to launch five Scottish sites a year | Scottish …

“Our first year of trading in Scotland has been strong and we are now ready to step up our search for new sites right across the country,” said Steve Roberts, head of acquisitions for Marston's. “We are on the lookout for …

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Thursday's Scottish Gossip

Hearts will press ahead with talks involving their soon to be out-of-contract players now that a deal to exit administration is nearing completion. (Various). Players' union boss Fraser Wishart gives huge credit to administrator Bryan Jackson for his …

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Scottish independence poll puts No campaign 12 points ahead

Judging by the more excited nationalist commentaries, one would imagine that the Yes campaign will shortly take the lead in the Scottish independence race. But today's TNS poll is a reminder of why the odds remain against it. Among those certain to …

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Red Flag survey shows rise in Scottish businesses in financial distress

Figures for the number of Scottish firms in 'significant distress', one stage down from critical, increased by 2% to 12,439 in the first quarter, but remained below the rate seen elsewhere across the UK. Jobs hope for Fife as £40m data centre plan …

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Investigation begins into Highland power cut

Flavia Patterson, a spokeswoman for Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, said: "We started looking into what could have caused the fault last night. "We've been out at first light and we're mobilising a helicopter this morning to fly the …

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Scottish shopper numbers fall by over 2%

“With Scottish sales figures out next week, retailers will be hoping that improved levels of footfall in March has translated into more transactions and that this momentum can be maintained over the Easter period.” Diane Wehrle, retail insights …

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