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Queen of the South ace Mark Durnan targets Scottish Cup final fling after …

Queens last reached the Scottish Cup Final in 2008, knocking out Dundee and Aberdeen to line up a final with the Rangers side that had just reached the UEFA Cup Final. They came from 2-0 down at Hampden to stand on the brink of a famous triumph only …

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Bangladesh vs Scotland, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 – Live …

Mahmudullah's arrival has brought out positivity for Bangladesh. Ireland just a little loose, having conceded 40 already off the first six overs. Good news for Tamim fans. He becomes the second Bangladesh batsman to go past …

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Ascot to Scottish Tourism Week: Argyll and the Isles Tourism Cooperative

Scottish Tourism Week is up and running and representatives of Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative [AITC] will join around 10,000 delegates, exhibitors and other tourism professionals in Glasgow for the national conference organised by the …

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Pension change focus for Axa Wealth and Scottish Widows

Toby Strauss, chief executive of Scottish Widows, said the firm had been “investing millions into getting systems and products ready for the pension changes”. This includes a new, simplified pension proposition, which will be available for people with …

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Irvine band leave the studio to begin their six-date Scottish tour

Fresh from the studio and back to the stage, Irvine band Culann hit the road this week for their Scottish tour. The rockers have been locked away in a Highland retreat to put down the first few pieces of recording that will form their new album …

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Scottish Labour MPs demand no SNP pact

With the Labour leader due to deliver a keynote speech at the Scottish Labour conference in Edinburgh on Saturday, his Scottish MPs used their weekly group meeting yesterday to insist he kill off speculation about the prospect of a deal with the …

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Scottish Amateur Cup: Gartcosh United eye last-16 victory in Ayrshire at Shortlees

The Caledonian League Premier Division team have a tough trip to Ayrshire in the seventh round of the Scottish Amateur Cup. United face Kilmarnock-based Shortlees hoping to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in four years.

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Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy: Airdrie's Cellar Bar Colts gear up to face …

ALEXANDER CLOSE says Cellar Bar Colts can thrive in their role as underdogs – and pull off a big shock. The Airdrie & Coatbridge Sunday League side host Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy holders Harvester AFC in the quarter-finals this weekend.

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Marisa Duffy: The mysterious case of Clunes and the worst Scottish accents in film

Isla Fisher in Burke an Hare; despite having Scottish parentage, the delectable Aussie scored a C for cheesy in this British-made comedy. 7.Mike Myers as Shrek; the Canadian has given several airings to his Scottish accent including in the Austin …

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Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing to open biomass plant

A combined heat and power biomass plant on the site of a Fife-based paper maker is to be opened by the Scottish Energy Minister later. Fergus Ewing MSP is to open the RWE's Markinch Biomass plant in Glenrothes. The state-of-the-art plant replaces the …

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Power of positive thinking is not enough on its own for Scottish rugby

Albeit against a very different background in terms of Scottish performances on the rugby field, it seemed that exactly the same game was being played as that of 20 years ago and it has become an exceedingly common approach in terms of rugby analysis …

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If Scottish Football wants more TV cash then it needs to start doing more …

Did you sprawl out on the sofa, switch to Sky Sports and check out the biggest game of the Scottish Premiership season so far – or did you tune into Liverpool's clash with Manchester City from England's top-flight? A quick straw poll in the office …

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Driver jailed for killing Scottish man in New York

Driver jailed for killing Scottish man in New York. Neil Fyfe from Aberdeen had made a life as a golf caddie in New York before being killed by a drink driver. STUART MACDONALD. 00:13 Thursday 05 March 2015. 0. Have your say. THE family of a Scot who …

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Scottish councils pile up record debt

The Guardian has established that Scottish councils owe more than twice as much per head than English and Welsh local authorities, equal to debts of £6,166 per household, compared with £3,100 per home in England and £2,825 per household in Wales.

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Six Nations: Italy beat Scotland 22-19 with last-gasp penalty …

Italy secured their first Six Nations victory of 2015 with a last-gasp 22-19 win against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday, leaving the hosts facing their fourth wooden spoon in 11 years. … News: Forwards praised as Italy revel in victory. Matches: Scotland 19 – 22 Italy. Tournaments/Tours: Six Nations. Teams: Italy | Scotland. Grounds: Murrayfield. […]

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Impact of Welfare Reforms On Children and Families …

The report, published today, represents the first time the impact of the UK Government's welfare reform agenda on different household types in Scotland has been quantified. The research for the Committee was conducted by …

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SCO 122/3 | Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Scotland Ball …

Catch the Live Cricket Score Updates of Bangladesh (BAN) vs Scotland (SCO), ICC Cricket World Cup Match 27 here. … News · Bollywood · Videos · Travel · Cars · Cricket · Health · Mobile · Education · Real Estate.

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Scottish Government in narrowly win over NHS database …

THE Scottish Government last night narrowly survived a vote over controversial plans to open up the NHS register. … Weird · Obituaries · Scotland · Sunday · Home · News · UK; SNP in narrow win over universal database …

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Scottish League title winner changed codes

Stan also won the League Championship in 1956 and 1958 with the Yorkshire outfit, one of only a few Scottish players ever to achieve this honour. Stan's younger brother, Ron, with five Scottish caps to his credit, was also now in rugby league, living …

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Scotland lose out to Canada in Cyprus Cup opener

FIFA Women's World Cup hosts Canada were too strong for Scotland in the opening match of the 2015 Cyprus Cup. The Scots never looked like recovering from gifting Canada a third minute goal and the London Olympic bronze medallists added a second …

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Hial 'would support a Scottish spaceport'

The operator of airports at Stornoway and Campbeltown has said it is open to the idea of either site being developed as a UK spaceport. Highlands and Islands Airport Limited said it did not have the resources to take on the project itself. But Hial's …

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Lower oil prices 'unlikely to harm' Scottish economy, says report

The Fraser of Allander Institute of the University of Strathclyde, a leading observer of the Scottish economy, said its best-case estimate for the impact of the lower oil price on employment suggested a net increase of 9,700 jobs in Scotland while its …

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St Johnstone's Danny Swanson claims shock winner against Celtic

St Johnstone's Danny Swanson inflicted a first domestic defeat of 2015 on the league leaders Celtic with a memorable goal. The on-loan Coventry midfielder marked his first Scottish Premiership start for Saints with a glorious first-time effort in the …

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Davis Cup: Andy Murray reignites Scottish pride for GB v USA

Courier may have fond memories of overcoming Greg Rusedski in the deciding rubber of the 1999 GB v USA tie, but that was in Birmingham, against a player who had switched nationalities from Canada only four years earlier. The Scottish swell of support …

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All Scottish dogs to be microchipped from next year

All dogs in Scotland will need to be microchipped from April 2016 under a planned change in the law by the Scottish government. A public consultation in 2014 showed that more than 83% of those who took part favoured making microchipping compulsory.

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SNP set for 56 of 59 Scottish seats in general election, poll suggests

The full scale of the post-referendum political earthquake in Scotland has been demonstrated by a new poll which suggests Charles Kennedy's once safe seat will fall to the Scottish National party, along with the seat Gordon Brown is retiring from in May.

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Colin Hendry: Former Scotland captain and Manchester City …

COLIN Hendry, the former Scotland captain and Premier League winner, has today admitted to drink driving but will fight a ban from the roads.

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Swinney: Labour must back investment and fairness …

http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/An-alternative-to-austerity-15e5.aspx. Motion to be debated in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow: That this Parliament condemns the unfair approach the UK Government is taking to reductions …

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Uddingston TAGB club enjoys Scottish success

Members of the Uddingston TAGB Tae-Kwon Do club had plenty to celebrate when they took part in the recent national championships. The club returned from the Scottish closed championships with no fewer than 41 medals, spread among 26 competitiors.

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Holyrood backs Scottish identity database

In one of the closest Holyrood votes in recent times, members voted by 65 to 60 in favour of a motion by the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, for the proposals to be treated as primary legislation. Without the Liberal Democrat amendment …

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Energy forms key part of new Scottish economic strategy

Help for communities to invest in green energy and a refreshed oil and gas strategy form part of the Scottish Government's new economic plans. Having reduced the productivity gap with the rest of the UK, the ambition of ministers is to see Scotland …

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Scottish Tories donate cash to help vulnerable children enjoy Highland break

The Scottish Conservatives have donated £1,200 to Hopscotch, an Edinburgh-based children's charity that provides respite care for vulnerable children in the west Highlands. Since it was founded in 1998, Hopscotch has enabled around 5,000 young people …

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Scottish primary school gives homework to children referring to Palestinians …

Children's coursework which refers to Palestinians as “terrorists” has been withdrawn by a council after it received angry complaints. Eleven-year-olds at a primary school in Motherwell, Scotland, have been issued worksheets that state: “Palestinians …

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Competing for Scottish title a Wise move by Kyle

Edinburgh snowboarder Kyle Wise took the title honours on his debut entry in the Scottish Snowboard Cross Championships at Glenshee. The 25-year-old Heriot-Watt University graduate took full advantage of a break from his European commitments to land …

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David McCarthy: Whisper it but this could well be the year Hibs finally end …

SCOTTISH sprinter Eric Liddell, who became immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire, was born in this year. Same with golf legends Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones. The celebrated American author John Steinbeck was too. Levi Strauss, the man who gave …

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