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Scottish independence 'no worry to Commonwealth'

ALEX Salmond has told Commonwealth countries they have nothing to worry about over the prospect of Scottish independence – as most have already claimed their own nationhood after ditching London rule. Mr Salmond said he had a “self-denying …

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Cumbernauld to host another public meeting on Scottish independence

He said: “The PCS took a democratic decision at a specially convened Scottish conference not to support either side in the referendum debate. “However branches were tasked to engage with members to allow them to listen to the debate and make their own …

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Scottish Development International reports 30% annual rise in number of …

Development agency Scottish Enterprise reports the number of companies its Scottish Development International (SDI) division has offered support to rose by nearly 30 per cent last year. SDI says it supported more Scottish-based companies to expand …

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London Scottish dual-register Quins quintet

London Scottish have announced an agreement with Harlequins to dual-register five of their players. Lock Sam Twomey extends his stay in Richmond having already made 12 appearances on a dual-registered basis and will be joined by fellow lineout …

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Glasgow 2014: Other Scottish regions cash in on Games bounce

The impact of the Commonwealth Games is being felt across Scotland, according to local councils and business groups. Glasgow is hosting the global event which gets under way on Wednesday. But cities like Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen have also …

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Second Rate Scottish Spectacular?

Commonwealth Games 2014 A Queen's Celtic footballer hits the crossbar during last night's Big Cup qualifier against KR Reykjavik at Celtic Park last night. Or something. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images …

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Ten-year-old boy dies after falling into Scottish river

An RAF Sea King helicopter flew the boy to Glasgow for treatment but he died in the early hours of Wednesday. Photograph: SGT Rick Brewell/PA. A 10-year-old boy has died after falling into a river while on holiday with his family, police say. Arran …

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Demand slump hits Scottish Power

Scottish Power is part of the UK's Big Six group of energy firms – Npower, SSE, EDF, E.On and British Gas – who supply around 95% of the country's power. They have come under fire for raising p rices and now face a Competition and Markets Authority …

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Caernarfon poet Gerallt Lloyd Owen's last wish for Scottish independence

Poet Myrddin ap Dafydd, of Welsh publishing and printing business Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, said Mr Owen was “an avid follower of the Scottish independence campaign”. Contributions will go to the campaign fighting for Scottish independence in the …

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The Yes Angel – Julie Webster talks about Maryhill …

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish. … It's a story replicated in many towns and cities throughout Scotland. Articulate and …

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: DATE …

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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WhiskyIntelligence.com » Blog Archive » Justin Rose Stays …

Justin Rose Stays True to Win Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open – Scotch Whisky News. July 22nd, 2014. JustinRoseBallantine'spresentation. Justin Rose Stays True to Win Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. As Justin …

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Scottish coastal residents urged to look out for young puffins which may hide …

SCOTTISH coastal residents are being urged to look out for surprise garden guests over the next few weeks. The Scottish Seabird Centre has appealed for people in East Lothian to be on the lookout for young puffins, known as pufflings, as they begin to …

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Scottish Independence: Whisky, Irn Bru and Tunnock's Tea Cakes Boosts Sales …

According to the Scottish government's analysis of grocery purchases in Scotland, England and Wales, food and drink retail sales shot up by over 36% since 2007, as appetite for several brands of whisky, Tunnock's tea cakes, and Irn-Bru grew stronger.

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Scottish retail sales fall in June

According to latest figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), total Scottish sales in June were down 1.1% on last year. Like-for-like sales fell 2.6% on last June, with total sales down 0.7% in real terms, taking account of shop price …

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Famous Caernarfon poet Gerallt Lloyd Owen's last wish for Scottish independence

Poet Myrddin ap Dafydd, of Welsh publishing and printing business Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, said Mr Owen was “an avid follower of the Scottish independence campaign”. Contributions will go to the campaign fighting for Scottish independence in the …

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Dr David White: Pensions and Scottish independence

This is a productive development from the Yes perspective, not just because it offers a better deal for Scottish pensioners, but because it shifts the focus away from the availability and reliability of pension payments in an independent Scotland …

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A game of loyalties: the Scottish independence debate is about belonging, not …

It's less than two months until the referendum on Scottish independence. Two months to decide the future of two (or, if you prefer, four) countries. No pressure and it's not a small thing at all. Sensible Unionists (the qualification is, alas …

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Scottish independence: Ian Davidson says currency union plan 'a dead parrot'

The Scottish government's plan to agree a currency union with the rest of the UK after independence is a "dead parrot", a committee of MPs has argued. The Scottish Affairs Committee said agreeing to a currency union with an independent Scotland would …

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Scottish independence: If Scotland leaves will the rest of the UK live longer?

After England, Scotland is currently the biggest exporter from the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scottish exports are worth £16.9bn of the UK's total of £235.8bn, which means if Scotland left, the UK would lose 7.1 per cent of …

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Accountant in Bankruptcy: Q1 Scottish corporate insolvencies up 36% on last year

The number of Scottish registered companies becoming insolvent or entering receivership has jumped nearly 36 per cent year on year new official figures show. The Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) said it received 250 notices of Scottish registered …

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Scotland's tax-payers to pay for new nuclear power …

Row over contract to help nuclear firms, Herald Scotland, Daniel Sanderson Wednesday 23 July 2014 FIVE years ago the First Minister branded nuclear power "a busted flush". However, Scottish Enterprise, the quango that …

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Alex Salmond pledges unpolitical Commonwealth Games – then attacks George …

Mr Salmond announced the “self-denying ordinance” for the 10 days of the Games, which start tomorrow, after he received widespread criticism for unveiling the Scottish flag behind the Prime Minister's head when Andy Murray won Wimbledon.

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Digital Scotland broadband rollout brings fibre to 90,000 …

17 Jul 2014 by Darren Allan, 17 Jul 2014News. Digital Scotland broadband rollout brings fibre to 90,000 Scottish premises. The areas which will benefit from the next phase of Digital Scotland's Superfast Broadband rollout …

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Why Welsh should be taught in British schools

With the Scottish independence referendum looming, debates about what Britain is and who the British are have become more significant. Adam Ramsay, as part of Open Democracy's Scotland's Future series, has written a series of pieces in favour of …

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Scottish boatbuilder floats new cycling team

A NEW cycling team which combines competitive, leisure and social cycling with a strong safety message has been launched in north-east Scotland. Team Ecosse Northboats (T-E-N) aims to combine campaigning on safe cycling while supporting selected …

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Scottish independence: Scotland 'leading in low carbon age'

Mr Salmond noted that the Scottish Government's investment in the centre for stratified medicine at the new Southern General Hospital, in Glasgow, was equivalent to £1bn: "The £18m the Chancellor is going to announce today will be a welcome addition to …

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Scottish govt slated as H2B runs out of funds

House builders have hit out at the Scottish government after it emerged its Help to Buy scheme has run out of funds for the financial year. The Scottish government has confirmed that it will proceed with the applications it has already received but it …

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Scottish retail sales growth lags UK in June

StockMarketWire.com – The SRC-KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor for June shows Scottish sales decreased by 1.1% compared with June 2013, when they had increased by 2.8%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 2.6% on last June, when they had …

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Scotland referendum: Firms invited to move HQs to Wales

A business group is writing to leading Scottish companies urging them to move their companies to Cardiff if the country votes for independence. Cardiff Business Council's move comes ahead of the vote on 18 September to decide if Scotland remains in the …

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New throne, Camilla? The Duchess of Cornwall gets the giggles as she is …

The Duchess of Cornwall gets the giggles as she is offered a seat on a Scottish bakery manager's knee. The Duchess perched on bakery manager Andrew Laing's knee; Camilla was visiting the Shortbread House of Edinburgh this morning; She and Prince …

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Scottish Independence: Osborne Announcing £18m in Glasgow Investments …

"This funding builds not only on the £1bn of Scottish government investment in the new Southern General Hospital without which these new life sciences investments would not be possible, but also on the excellent reputation of Scotland's universities …

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Sports bodies to discuss implications of Scottish independence

Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation. The future of Team GB, elite funding, lottery funding and training facilities are among the …

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Scottish Government asked for changes in school performance report

The Scottish Government was one of 11 bodies represented on Audit Scotland's advisory group for the report who were allowed to provide comments. The independent body decided itself whether or not to implement the changes and was not bound to adopt …

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Douglas Alexander gives exclusive insight into US President's views on …

As a Scottish MP, I led the British Government's work to tackle global poverty. I saw how Scottish sailors on Clyde-built warships helped to deliver vital humanitarian assistance thanks to the second-biggest aid budget in the world, directed by life …

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