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Dairy plan hits snag

The concerns by the appelants relate to the Scottish Government's examination of the plans, which they said could stall the project if not addressed. The two companies who submitted a formal planing application in September said they had met …

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Scottish Cup: Paul Hartley and Derek McInnes expect goals

Paul Hartley and Derek McInnes have promised to serve up a Scottish Cup cracker when Aberdeen and Dundee meet at Dens Park on Saturday. The Dons won 3-2 when the sides last met, and both expect goals again. "There's a lot to like about the tie, it's a …

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Scottish Widows axes 130 jobs across the UK

"These roles, which are spread across the UK, are within Scottish Widows' pensions and investments business, which is introducing a new structure for dealing with intermediaries and clients. "Around 45 new roles will be created in Edinburgh and Bristol …

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Tax fear over Scottish devolution

Other recommendations include having a set 10% share of UK VAT, the ability to nationalise railways and for the Scottish parliament to decided if 16 and 17-year-olds can vote. The Prime Minister's spokesman yesterday indicated the PM would seek to …

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Progress made by Scottish engineering sector despite international turmoil

However, industry body Scottish Engineering's (SE) latest review found the sector had bounced back in the fourth quarter of this year after its “drive out of recession” suffered an “interruption” in the previous three-month period. The survey — which …

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MSP Alex Neil insists new role at Holyrood covers Scottish Government's top …

Mr Neil added of the new cabinet – which has a 50-50 split of men and women: “We had our first meeting on Monday and had enjoyable and very productive discussions about the way ahead and the Scottish Government's priorities, which the First Minister …

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Physical Celtic game won't worry Hearts' Adam Eckersley

And he has warned Celtic he will relish a battle in Sunday's Scottish Cup tie if Ronny Deila's side deploy similar tactics. The Tynecastle outfit stretched their lead at the summit to nine points with victory over their nearest challengers. But that …

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Berwick Rangers v Albion Rovers: Darren Young embraces Scottish Cup chance

DARREN YOUNG insists the Scottish Cup will not be a distraction to Albion Rovers' push for promotion. The Coatbridge outfit face League Two rivals Berwick Rangers with a place in the last 16 at stake. Rovers made it to the quarter-finals of the …

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Video: Black Friday bedlam breaks out in Scottish shopping centres as fights …

A TESCO store at Silverburn in Glasgow had to be closed down and police moved in when shoppers clashed over cut price luxury goods. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Copyright 2014 Demotix. Customers inside a Tesco store on 'Black Friday'.

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Barry Ferguson: Rangers MUST beat Killie in the Scottish Cup.. defeat after …

So let me give them a word of advice ahead of this weekend's Scottish Cup tie with Kilmarnock. By the time you come off the pitch on Sunday afternoon make sure at all costs you're in the next round. Don't worry about how you do it – you can pick over …

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Trade cautiously welcomes proposal to devolve Scottish APD

BAR UK chief executive Dale Keller said: “The Scottish government has already indicated it would slash or scrap the world's highest air passenger tax to stimulate the local economy. The right time is now for the whole of the UK to share equally in the …

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The Guardian view on Scottish devolution: patchwork power UK

Thus most disability benefits, together with those which might be affected by Scottish housing policies, are handed to Holyrood. At the same time, the underlying means-tested safety net remains with London, as does a state pension that is paid on the …

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Renewables overtake nuclear energy generation

“It underlines the incredible progress that has been made in recent years in developing Scotland's renewables industry as we move closer to the ambitious targets the Scottish Government has set. “Renewable energy brings jobs and investment to …

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Cameron signals income tax within scope of EVEL

The Scottish National Party has seized on reports that David Cameron has already rejected a recommendation of the Smith Commission – heavily promoted by Labour – that notwithstanding the devolution of income tax to Scotland, Scottish MPs should …

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Stubbs: I can take heat of Hibs Scottish Cup dream

“Scottish Cup week does bring something different, it is a competition that quite a few of our boys will have been brought up dreaming about winning,” he said. “We enter the competition, like a lot of other clubs, aiming to get to a final. If you don't …

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EU bonus for Scottish farmers

EU bonus for Scottish farmers. Alison Mann. Online & Print News Journalist. SCOTTISH FARMERS will share in more than £12million worth of rebated CAP cash from the European Commission, it emerged this week.

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Smith Commission recommends Scottish Parliament should set its own income …

The Smith Commission, which was set up to examine what further powers could be transferred to Scotland, has recommended that the Scottish Parliament should be able to set its own income tax rates, with all of the cash earned staying north of the border.

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Francis Crawford tops favourite Scottish book character poll

The public has voted Francis Crawford of Lymond the most popular character from a Scottish book. The central character of Dorothy Dunnet's Lymond Chronicles was joined in the list by Ian Rankin's Rebus, Sherlock Holmes and Oor Wullie. Francis Begbie …

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Key points: Smith Commission powers to Scottish Parliament

The Smith Commission report says the changes, when adopted, will be “the biggest transfer of powerto the Scottish Parliament since its establishment”. • The Scottish Government will receive all Income Tax paid by Scottish taxpayers on. their non …

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Scottish commentator Arthur Montford dies at 85

Montford spent 32 years as the presenter of Scottish Television's Scotsport programme where he was best known for his football coverage, although he was also covered a range of other sports, especially golf. Montford died at home on Tuesday after …

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Smith – New powers welcome but fall short of vow

"The Scottish National Party took part in the Smith Commission in good faith, and we have been pleased to work with Lord Smith and the four other political parties to deliver some additional powers for the Scottish Parliament. We thank Lord Smith and …

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Scottish devolution: Smith Commission report as it happened

All of our parties support the Smith Commission conclusions and its principle that implementation should “not cause detriment to the UK as a whole nor to any of its constituent parts.” and ”cause neither the UK Government nor the Scottish Government to …

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The SNP's negative response to Smith could set it adrift from Scottish people

By this autumn only Labour among the main Scottish parties opposed full devolution, and Brown was in danger of finding that he had written a cheque he could not cash. Labour risked finding itself stranded on the other side of the river from most …

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Fauldhouse United ease past Nairn St Ninian to secure Scottish Junior Cup …

Fauldhouse United booked their place in the Scottish Junior Cup fourth round with a simple 3-1 victory away at North Region side Nairn St Ninian. United entered the game as strong favourites and they lived up to that billing with an emphatic display …

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Goal of the Round winner announced

The Goal of the Round competition for the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup has been won by Darren Gribben of Bo'ness United. Gribben's wonderful effort against Elgin City won with 60% of the public vote. Bo'ness United defeated Elgin City 5 …

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Scottish football: Rangers announce operating loss of £8.3million for last season

Scottish football: Rangers announce operating loss of £8.3million for last season. Last Updated: 27/11/14 8:32pm. 0. Rangers announce operating losses. Rangers have announced an operating loss of £8.3million for last season in their annual accounts, …

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Scottish renewable energy overtakes nuclear in 2014

Scottish renewable energy overtakes nuclear in 2014. 27 November 2014, source edie newsroom. Renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other source of power in Scotland. Scotland has broken renewable energy generation records, …

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Salmond named Spectator politician of the year

Alex Salmond previously won the Spectator's Politician of the Year award in 2011, following the SNP's historic election result that saw the party returned as a majority government in the Scottish Parliament. In 2007, following the SNP's first Holyrood …

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Half the Scottish households now buying Graham's

The Scottish family farming and dairy business, which works with more than 90 dairy farmers across Scotland and employs 500 staff, has developed a range of great tasting products with real provenance allowing the family dairy to grow 20% annually for …

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WATCH: Fox and cat's heated exchange in Scottish man's kitchen

A PET cat wasn't happy when a wandering fox impeded her usual entry to her home. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. THIS is the moment a cat bumps into a fox when trying to get through a kitchen window. Video loading …

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Arthurlie hit six and progress in Scottish

ARTHURLIE progressed in the Scottish Cup after comfortably beating Darvel by six goals to two in the third round at Dunterlie Park on Saturday. Share this image. Michael White was finally beaten when a Jordan Ryan penalty ended Arthurlie's run of 383 …

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Scottish Labour Backs Top Rate Income Tax Hike

The three candidates vying to lead the Scottish Labour Party have confirmed their support for the restoration of the 50 percent income tax rate for those earning more than GBP150,000 (USD236,000), although there is a divide on whether Scotland should …

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Young West Lothian judo star completes Scottish and British Championship …

A young judoka is celebrating after adding the Scottish title to the British one she won earlier this year to complete a sensational double. Brooke Fairbairn (11) only took up the sport two years ago but has already shown she has real talent, having …

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Holiday parks 'worth £700m to Scottish economy'

Holiday parks are worth more than £700m to the Scottish economy, according to new research. A survey by the Scottish Caravan and Camping Forum (SCCF) also found that the sector provided almost 5,700 full-time equivalent jobs. Its estimates were based …

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Scottish Cup build-up: Former Killie and Rangers star Gordon Smith thinks it's …

Kilmarnock head into this weekend's tie with Rangers as underdogs – but former star Gordon Smith insists it's anyone's game at Ibrox. Smith has a combined total of 259 league appearances for Rangers and Kilmarnock. He knows each club inside out, having …

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