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MSPs claim Scottish Government's stance on EU membership is inconsistent

The Government has come under attack for taking an "inconsistent" position regarding EU membership and Scottish independence. The Government has come under attack for taking an \"inconsistent\" position regarding EU membership and Scottish …

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Lowest paid families set to gain from Yes vote

Ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament, the SNP is today (Wednesday) pointing out the benefits of a Yes vote for hardworking families across Scotland. With independence, Scotland's lowest paid workers would be up to £675 a year better off as a …

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Scottish Premiership: Radoslaw Cierzniak puts Dundee United before Poland …

"The people of Poland look at the Scottish league and it's not so popular, although they do have respect for it. "But, to be honest, I don't care so much what people say. Of course playing for Poland is a dream but things are more important for me …

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EICC to deliver new insight to Scottish business tourism sector

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is set to host a briefing and networking event for members of the Scottish Events and Festivals Association (SEFA) on 8 May 2014. The early evening event will include a networking drinks reception …

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Retailers reject Scottish PRN idea

“The cost to business of operating a separate Scottish system and another for the rest of the UK would be considerable,” he said. “There would be administrative costs for setting [the new system] up and there would be questionable output benefits of …

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Scottish 'Data Lab' to harness big data

Backed by £11.3 million of public finance, the Data Lab is expected to revolutionise the way in which Scottish industry uses “big data” to capture new market opportunities and boost productivity. Its focus will be to “improve our lives” by targeting …

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Scottish economy: Manufactured exports fall by 4%

Scottish manufactured export sales fell by 4% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to official figures. The biggest contraction was seen in the refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical sector, which saw sales slump by 20% on the previous …

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Glasgow 2014: Josh Taylor leads chase for Scottish medals

Scottish boxers have been consistently successful at the Commonwealth Games, taking home a medal from every competition since its inception as the British Empire Games in 1930. And Boxing Scotland Chairman Richard Thomas said: "For Glasgow 2014, …

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Scottish independence: Gauging reaction in the home of William Shakespeare

The Scottish play and this cry by Macduff are heard almost daily in the gardens of Shakespeare's birthplace over the summer. But the constitutional drama being played out north of the border is largely passing people by. Instead, for this week at least …

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Dredging Today – Scottish Secretary Visits Port Ellen Harbour

Community projects took centre stage as Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael returned to his Islay roots for a day of visits across the island. His day began by visiting Port Ellen Harbour Association who have received over …

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Scottish Independence Referendum – today's chat

A selection of remarks and comments and pointers to articles about the Scottish Independence Referendum. People living in Scotland are invited to vote in the referendum on independence from the United Kingdom on 18 September 2014. The referendum …

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United Glasgow: Scottish football team for refugees fleeing war zones is …

Nick Ikunda, who fled Congo with his family when he was 12 to escape war, plays for the team in the Scottish Unity Football League. He said: “It was hard to adjust but I love Glasgow. A football team like this is great. “We are all close friends and …

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Gordon Brown: Scottish independence 'Yes' vote would make 'no sense'

The former chancellor also blasted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's plans for an independent Scotland to keep the pound as part of a formal currency union with the rest of the UK, arguing this would leave Scotland in "a semi-colonial position …

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end of an era for Scottish managers

The notion of Scottish managers delivering a certain kind of gruff authority, the ability to rouse an unimpeachable team spirit and winning mentality, is still ingrained in the consciousness of English football. It stems from the lasting impacts made …

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What's in Your Shed? Scottish Borders farmer opens his doors

Scottish Borders farmer and contractor Daniel Freeland-Cook is the latest to let us brevet around his machinery shed. Farm Factfile. Cliftoncote Farm, Yetholm, Scottish Borders. Farming: 1,700ha over five units on rented …

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The RSPB: News: RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch is back!

This weekend sees the launch of Dolphinwatch; helping people in Aberdeen see one of the UK's most impressive wildlife spectacles.

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Stewart Milne ramps up central Scottish business

Stewart Milne Group is launching a big expansion push in Edinburgh and East Central Scotland. The house builder is opening a new office in the Scottish capital's Haymarket area as part of ambitious growth plan for its Homes Division. This aims to …

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Video: Wales could reap benefits from Scottish 'yes' vote, says leading …

Scottish Financial Enterprise, the trade body for 110 banks, insurers, finance firms and pension companies in the country, has said that there are too many unknowns over which currency and central bank Scotland would use. Standard Life has disclosed …

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Conference spotlight on 'critical moment' in UK press

The UK press faces a “critical moment” which will go under the spotlight at a major new media conference in Scotland, a senior industry figure has said. Scottish Newspaper Society director John McLellan spoke as he revealed key speakers at the body's …

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Scottish Independence Campaign Hit by Gordon Brown's 'UK Protected Pension …

The campaign for Scottish independence will take a hit later today when Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown states that Scottish pensioners are "better protected" as part of the UK. According to released excerpts from his speech for the Better …

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Scottish independence: Universities quit CBI

Broadcaster STV, as well as government agencies Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland, have already announced they will leave the CBI, insisting its anti-independence stance is at odds with their own neutral position. Edinburgh and Glasgow are the …

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Scottish agencies leave CBI over its 'no' stance

Scottish government agencies have joined a growing exodus from the CBI after it formally backed a “no” vote in the independence referendum. Tourism board VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise, which promotes job creation, both quit the business …

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Henry Hill: Tories could lose Scottish MEP to UKIP

If UKIP were to gain a Scottish European seat it would and do much to cement their role as a national, unionist party as opposed to a purely English phenomenon. They won a Welsh seat in the last European elections (and that in an election where the …

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Scottish independence: Gordon Brown says 'keep British pensions'

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made his first speech against Scottish independence, as part of the Better Together campaign. Speaking at Glasgow University, he said it was vital to continue to "share risks and resources" across Britain. He said …

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From @HCH_Hill: Tories could lose Scottish MEP to UKIP

This would be a shocking blow to a party that has recently been enjoying an unprecedented string of good news, as the Conservatives have increased their vote in at least the last 11 Scottish by-elections. The same poll shows the Liberal Democrats …

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Behind the scenes with the poisons forensics team at SASA …

… by the BBC, looking at the behind-the-scenes work of the poisons forensics team in Scotland. The government's Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) team is the one that detects poisons in the carcasses of raptors (and other species) and identifies the type of poison which has killed the… … This item was also […]

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Scottish car clubs take on electric vehicle

Carplus chief executive Chas Ball said: “We welcome the continued commitment of Scottish Government to Carplus's work in improving access to the network of shared vehicles operated by car clubs in Scotland. By increasing the proportion of ultra-low …

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Brown: Scottish pensioners better off under risk sharing with UK

"In fact the real debate is between two Scottish visions of Scotland's future – the nationalist one based on the breaking of all political links with the UK and our vision based on a strong Scottish parliament backed by a system of pooling and sharing …

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Scottish international Ruaridh Jackson set for Wasps move after being offered …

He was signed by former Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen, who spotted him playing for Robert Gordon's College in the Royal Navy Scottish Schools Sevens in 2006. Lineen took him on as understudy to Dan Parks and it was expected that when the …

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Further fall reported in Scottish shop sales

Scotland's shops have reported another fall in sales – although they said part of the explanation was the date of Easter. Total sales for March, as measured by the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor, were down by 2.5%. Like-for-like sales, which are …

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Scottish independence: Cameron and Salmond make appeals on St George's Day

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron will use St George's Day to make pleas ahead of the independence referendum. Voters in Scotland go to the polls on 18 September. Mr Cameron said Scotland should remain united …

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Post-split Scots must have their say on EU membership …

AN independent Scotland should hold a referendum on EU membership, according to a former leader of the SNP. … Newspaper round-up: Peaches Geldof, pensions shock and crackdown on mortgages · 0 Comments Share …

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David Moyes' dismissal continues decline of Scottish managers in the Premier …

The years of Scottish players dominating England's top clubs had gone. But in the field of producing top-class managers Scottish football remained an industry leader. Like the footballing branch of the Labour Party, the main offices of power were …

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Salmond appeals to border community « Shropshire Star

People in the north of England would still be able to work and trade in an independent Scotland without changing currency, First Minister Alex Salmond will say today.

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Constance, Robison promoted to Scottish Cabinet

But Ms Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister and deputy leader of the SNP, has challenged First Minister Alex Salmond to match the Scottish female population share of 52 per cent. The appointments were unanimously approved at Holyrood today, but opposition …

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