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Scottish Independence: Gordon Brown pensions claim

He said: “We are not trying to campaign to influence the Scottish voter but we are a business organisation and on the business issues – jobs in Scotland, growth in Scotland, living standards in Scotland – we have a view: we don't think the economic …

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SPFL: Hearts defender Jamie Hamill charged by Scottish Football Association

Hearts defender Jamie Hamill has been issued with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer Vincent Lunny for knocking down Ross County manager Derek Adams in Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash at Tynecastle.

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Lottery winners top up Scottish independence coffers with 3 million pound …

Colin Weir, a former cameraman, and his wife Chris, a former nurse, are from a seaside resort near the Scottish city of Glasgow and won 161,653,000 pounds ($271.72 million) in the Euromillions draw in 2011. The Sunday Times, which is in the process of …

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Scottish word of the week: Disneyland

How has Walt Disney's world-renowned resort found itself as an entry in a Scots dictionary? In Ian Crofton's A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable, Disneyland refers to “any institution or workplace where nothing runs as it should, so-called …

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Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges

His department said the UK government would never agree to the Scottish government's demands that it would share the DWP's IT and payments systems during a transition period after a yes vote while at the same time dropping UK policies it did not like …

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Scottish landowners express fears on right-to-buy

The finding was included in an independent study that found members of the body representing landowners, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), contribute £471 million to Scotland's output. An estimated 8,114 full-time jobs are linked to SLE membership, which …

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Scottish Independence: What do the English think?

With a referendum on Scottish independence just five months away – both the Prime Minister and Scotland's first minister have marked Saint Georges Day with messages about independence. David Cameron has urged Scotland to remain united with England …

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Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony « Artesia …

Local news for Artesia New Mexico and the surrounding Pecos Valley. Home · eEdition … Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was …

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The RSPB: News: Scotland's Big Nature Festival Returns

Thousands of wildlife and nature lovers are expected to flock to the third annual Scottish Birdfair on the 10th and 11th May making it the biggest and best yet.

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Gordon Brown reveals five 'big positives' Scotland gets from UK

Mr Brown's 45-minute address came under a backdrop of narrowing polls and rising calls for Scottish Labour grandees to play a more active role in persuading Scots to vote against independence. The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP reflected recent calls for …

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Biffy Clyro on long-list for Scottish Album of the Year

Biffy said: "We're delighted to be longlisted for The SAY Award, alongside some of our favourite Scottish artists!” XFM's Jim Gellatly was one of the nominators for the long-list. “I think it's the strongest list yet, with a lot of my favourites in …

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Scottish referendum groups officially confirmed by Electoral Commission

Earlier this week, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian universities resigned their membership; meanwhile Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Qualifications Authority became the latest public agencies to stand down, …

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Get the Claymores out the Thatches… – Newsnet Scotland

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

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Has he taken Celtic as far as he can? | FootballFanCast.com

Unsurprisingly, in the absence of their only genuine title rivals, Celtic have walked away with the Scottish crown for the past two seasons, three including the last SPL campaign Rangers were involved in. The current term has been most telling of the SPL's limited competitiveness; the Hoops have claimed 89 …. Recommended for you. You'll […]

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Battle of St George's Day as Cameron and Salmond take …

DAVID Cameron and Alex Salmond will battle over Scotland's future today as England celebrates St George's Day. … London, UK · HOME · News · Sport · Comment · Finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · Pictures.

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People of Scotland – vote yes, and set us English free

As the debate over Scottish independence hots up, it is becoming clear that some voters in Scotland are worried that a yes vote in September will condemn the English to never-ending rule by the Tories. While I appreciate their concern, especially on St …

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Jamie Hamill faces a charge of 'excessive misconduct' from Scottish FA

Following Saturday's Scottish Premiership match, the Hearts midfielder faces a charge of "excessive misconduct" from the Scottish FA after knocking Ross County manager Derek Adams to the ground. STV Sport's Jamie Borthwick has more on the story here.

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Scottish Government confident new National exams will go well

They have replaced Standard Grades and will be the first exams to be held under the new Curriculum for Excellence. Concerns have been raised by teaching unions and parents about the new assessments but the minister for learning, Alasdair Allan, said …

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Agency: banking system in independent Scotland risks Iceland-style meltdown

In a detailed analysis of where the Scottish banking system would stand after a yes vote, Standard & Poor's concluded it would be "challenging" for a government in Edinburgh to support its banks without the backing of London because their assets would …

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Scottish independence and civic nationalism

It provides the creed of the yes campaign (for Greens and Scottish Socialists as well as for the SNP) because the UK is, as it has been for most of its history, a mechanism for limiting popular participation in politics to a level consistent with the …

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Scottish Gothic: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

In the next instalment of the “Austen Project”, the Scottish crime writer gives her modern-day take on the novel formerly known as Susan. by John Mullan Published 22 April, 2014 – 15:49. StumbleUpon logo Reddit logo Print HTML logo Facebook LikeGoogle …

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Gordon Brown: independence would block building of stronger Scotland

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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No substitute for experience as Assam's vies for Curry crown

They could be crowned the top curry house in the city but for Assam's, the customer will always be king. They're up for a Best of Glasgow prize in the Scottish Curry Awards on Monday April 28 at the Thistle Hotel. But Assam's manager Ozzy Rashid is …

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Russian planes chased away from Scottish coast

TWO Russian planes which flew close to UK airspace off the coast of Scotland have been chased away, according to reports. Local media said there were two Russian planes, believed to be Tupolev Tu-95s, which had turned away and flown towards …

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Asda drops Scottish salmon supplier Wester Ross …

Undercurrent News. UK supermarket Asda has dropped Scottish salmon producer Wester Ross Fisheries (WRF) from its suppliers, reported the Sunday Times. Asda did not give the reason for the move, and said WRF was not …

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Fishermen angry over review of Scottish Sea Farms salmon …

Undercurrent News. Scottish fishermen in Orkney have spoken of their anger at the “unprecedented” decision for councilors to consider a plan for a controversial fish farm again, just weeks after they refused it, reports the …

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Thousands of animals rescued by new wildlife centre

The number of injured animals released back into the wild has increased 18% since a wildlife rescue centre opened. The Scottish SPCA's £3.5m national wildlife rescue centre at Fishcross, near Alloa, opened two years ago. The donation-funded service …

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Four-way race to be named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year

"They have brought entertainment to Scottish football and it's not just their own clubs – they've developed Scottish football this season. "If we get teams like Hibs, Hearts, Rangers back playing at the top of their level, it would be a right good …

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Scottish manufacturer makes £1.6m investment

Plexus has a £1.6m investment in another surface mount technology placement line into its manufacturing facility in Kelso, Scotland. This new SMT placement line increases the manufacturer's capability in Scotland. The equipment will be populating 01005 …

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Flybe launches Scottish routes from London City

Regional airline Flybe today said it was launching a number of routes from London City, including to Edinburgh and Inverness, as part of a five-year deal with the airport. Along with the two Scottish routes, the carrier will launch services to Belfast …

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Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament

Cycling campaign group, Road Share, is drawing on expertise from organisations including CTC, Scottish Cycling and Pedal on Parliament as it steps up its campaign for Scotland to adopt a law of presumed liability against motorists involved in …

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Scottish independence: Main referendum campaigns named by commission

The elections watchdog has officially named Yes Scotland and Better Together the two main campaign groups ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. They will each be subject to a £1.5m spending limit and other rules in the run up to the vote, the …

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Scottish Parliament: OBR | Living Wage

Scottish Parliament: OBR | Living Wage. The head of the Office for Budget Responsibility appears at Holyrood, and there are calls for the Living Wage to be more widely adopted. Published on 23rd April 2014. Video: PA. Latest; Most Popular; News …

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Scottish independence: Oxfam adviser calls for 'radical alternative'

The Scottish government's White Paper on independence does not offer a "radical alternative" to UK policies, a senior adviser to Oxfam has said. Katherine Trebeck told a Holyrood committee the document proposed a "low road" to faster growth and …

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Scotrail announces special trains for Scottish Cup final

Fears had been raised over engineering works on the line between Perth and Glasgow ahead of Dundee United and St Johnstone's meeting at Celtic Park on 17 May. However Scotrail has now confirmed up to six outbound services will travel from Tayside to …

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