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Independent Scotland "higher in development table"

The Scottish National Party has welcomed comments from the author of a Credit Suisse report 'The Success of Small Countries,' who said this morning “small countries are successful and in general better off than bigger countries.” The report, which was …

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Scotland's Tea Festival brews up interest in Mearns adventurer

Hoping to rectify this, organisers of the three-day Scotland's Tea Festival has welcomed an array of guests. These included East India Company “tea master” Lalith Lenadora, New Zealand professor of Scottish and Irish history Angela McCarthy from Otago …

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Supporters Direct Scotland contact Hibernian fans

SUPPORTERS Direct Scotland (SDS) is to begin consultation with Hibs supporters, initially through an online survey that will ascertain their long-term aspirations for their club and to ascertain if there is an appetite to explore community ownership …

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Yes camp urges 160000 EU migrants: vote for indy

The pro-independence groups Polish For Yes, Italians For Yes, French For Yes and EU Citizens For An Independent Scotland argue that could put their Scottish residency at risk. Addressing a meeting of Polish For Yes, Deputy First Minister Nicola …

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25 Reasons Why Scotland Must Be On Your Bucket List …

Scotland is more than just kilts and haggises – as a country with a rich and ancient history and striking natural landscapes, it is a great destination for photographically-inclined travelers. Scottish landscapes are fairly diverse, …

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Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling: the debate for Scotland | Uk …

There was still no positive vision of Scotland's future as part of the UK, but he raised too many uncomfortable questions about what independence would mean – questions that on the evidence so far worried the key voters …

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Opinion: Scotland's Future – a view from the Gallery

The tone of the SNP side was set when Salmond announced something along the lines of this being the first time the people of Scotland have had democratic control over their own destiny. Cue laughter and widespread …

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MADDIE Scotland Yard detectives return to Portugal | Latest …

DETECTIVES from Scotland Yard will return to Portugal in another bid to uncover the truth about what happened to Madeline McCann, who vanished seven years ago. By Hannah Raven / Published 23rd August 2014.

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Tom Devine: why I now say yes to independence for Scotland

Tom Devine, Scotland's most celebrated historian of recent years, sent shockwaves through the country when he revealed in a news report in The Observer newspaper last weekend that he intends to vote in favour of …

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Update: Despite Shaky Currency Plans, Scottish …

Though the support in favor of Scottish independence is still lagging behind the no vote, in the most recent poll for Scotland on Sunday, the yes.

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STV score centre: Follow the Scottish Premiership and SPFL …

STV score centre: Follow the Scottish Premiership and SPFL action. Keep up to date and informed of all the action across all of the day's Scottish football fixtures.

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42nd Scottish Festival Kicks Off Saturday | The Vermont …

QUECHEE— Saturday, Aug. 23 is the day for the 42nd annual Scottish Festival And Celtic Fair in Quechee. This event is very much a true Scottish tradition, a real family event. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the venue …

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Citigroup analysts predict a Yes vote would damage Scotland and the UK

The report said the Scottish Government "seems to be pursuing a policy of sterlingisation" after Alex Salmond – whose favoured option of a formal currency union with the UK has been ruled out by the main Westminster parties – said Scotland could keep …

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Scottish Independence: Yes Scotland Racks Up 1 Million Declaration Signatures

"We are hugely grateful – not just to the one million plus people in Scotland who have now signed the Yes Declaration, but also to our many thousands of volunteers all around the country who have worked so hard to help us reach this target with just …

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Glasgow: Nothing Common About this Year's Commonwealth Games Host

University of Glasgow The Hunterian: Scotland's oldest public museum houses the largest permanent display of James McNeill Whistler's work as well as The Mackintosh House (the reassembled interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home). Willow Tea …

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Collectors pass up wines for whiskies as prices soar

According to the Investment Grade Scotch index, published by Whisky Highland in Tain, Scotland, the top 100 single malts delivered an average return of 440 percent from the start of 2008 till the end of July this year. That compares with a 31 percent …

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Cheers! Leven plant is tops

It includes 24 production lines, 11 of which are dedicated to the packaging of Diageo's world leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Johnnie Walker, Old Parr and J&B. The site also packages Diageo's key gin and vodka brands, including Gordon's Gin, …

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Just another night in Raccoonville: Mallick

When I am awakened by raccoons at 3 a.m. — it's a screeching, sobbing sound, as though they're slicing ice cubes with a broken-toothed saw — I wonder what they're trying to say to the human world. I mean, beyond the obvious slogan-ish abuse of “Your …

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High school football: New Richmond gets big-time opening win

He was a two-time letter-winner in football at the University of St. Thomas before moving on to coach at Park, his alma mater, and then at Tartan. "We are the biggest school in the Middle Border Conference; we should be making the playoffs every year …

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Frank Warren on Brook's Win, Roc Nation, Harrison

Former two-time WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison had his boxing licence re-instated last week, paving the way for a potential tartan tear-up with rapidly declining compatriot Ricky Burns. After a seven year hiatus, brought about by a battle …

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House of tutor: Dialect coach brings Gaelic authenticity to 'Outlander'

… of tartan and then folded by hand; and having the Scots speak Gaelic, the language of the time. That's why resident hunk Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) often affectionately refers to Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) as “Sassenach,” which means …

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Single Malts Direct at The Lonach Highland Gathering …

Scotch Whisky News. The Lonach Highland Gathering is today! So come and see us for a wee dram and buy your exclusive bottle of Lonach 2014 Single Malt. We are hosting the “Whiskies Of Scotland” whisky marquee there. See you all there …

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Final Curtain on Tomatin 30yo at The Whisky Barrel

Final Curtain on Tomatin 30yo at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News. August 23rd, 2014. the-whisky-barrel-new-logo-2011. Tomatin 30 Year Old All good drams must come to an end, including this newsletter's choice selection of single …

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Dahlia Nails: Summer Tartan

I thought it was about time I tried a tartan print on my nails as it's one of the only major prints I haven't attempted. I found this cute t-shirt on the Topshop website which inspired my colour palette: a nice clashing bright blue and …

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The Scottish referendum boils down to an issue of trust

Which politicians we believe in is, at the end of the day, a matter of faith. This referendum campaign, the starting-gun for which was fired yesterday when the Scottish Parliament held its last session – thank God – before the vote, will provide the …

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STV announces second live debate on Scottish independence referendum

Yes or No – The Debate will be broadcast live from The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on September 2 between 8pm and 10pm. The programme will feature two panels of three representatives from each side of the referendum debate, discussing key topics …

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Scottish Power offer £5000 reward: Thieves stole copper from live electricity …

Around 1300m of copper cable carrying 11,000 volts of electricity was stolen, and Scottish Power were there most of the day repairing the damage. The damage caused cost thousands of pounds to fix, while the value of the copper stolen was minimal.

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The Scottish Doctor will see you now

There's another character in there who has an accent and with [lead writer Steven] Moffat being Scottish, he's bringing that to it too. Then there was Amy Pond previously, played by Karen Gillan. The tartan Tardis seems to be quite a big part of Doctor …

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Scottish independence: battle for votes moves to pop-up shops and letterboxes

With the referendum entering the critical final month, the battle is expected to become increasingly combative as the Scottish National party and yes campaign strive to close a persistent 14-point gap in the polls. On Monday, Scotland's first minister …

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Which children's books define the Scottish identity?

Sherlock Holmes, stalking the streets of London with his pipe and deerstalker hat: what fictional character could be more English? And yet in the Scottish National Library's current exhibition on great Scottish achievements, Sherlock Holmes' iconic …

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Lord Birt: Independent Scotland's viewers must pay extra for BBC

But Blair Jenkins, Yes Scotland chief executive and former head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, said: “BBC programmes and services will continue to be available to audiences in Scotland as they are to audiences in Ireland and other …

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Hunt to give guarantee on NHS contracts privatisation

In an attempt to counter Yes campaign claims that publicly-run NHS Scotland services would be threatened by the agreement, Jeremy Hunt will write to his Scottish Government opposite number Alex Neil giving assurances it would not give private …

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Referendum campaign reaches final stage with four weeks until vote

Scottish singing duo The Proclaimers will join Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins in Edinburgh on Friday morning, promising "an important campaign announcement". Former prime minister Gordon Brown will join Scottish Labour leader Johann …

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Independence vote could force Westminster to get rid of Trident

A Yes vote is likely to result in the removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland. This would be a major achievement in itself. But the consequences of independence would be even greater. We can reasonably expect that London would decide to scrap Trident, …

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Facts about NHS funding in Scotland – News stories – GOV.UK

Misleading claims have been made that Scotland's NHS funding is losing out because of privatisation of the NHS in England. This is not true. Here are some clear facts about the NHS in the UK and the money we are …

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