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Humza Yousaf: In run up to Scottish independence referendum SNP are still …

On that note, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government will provide an additional £1million of funding over the next two years to support the efforts of those working so hard to combat the scandal of food poverty in …

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Sodexo reveals 26% growth in Scottish event sales

Sodexo Prestige, which provides corporate dining and hospitality at venues including Hamilton Park Racecourse and Hampden Park, has announced a £2.7m growth in Scottish sales between 2011 and 2013 thanks to a surge in businesses returning …

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Scottish Tories compare comprehensive schools to rubbish collection

Ruth Davidson: Scotland shouldn't be "too proud" to adopt English school system. Tweet. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives risked angering parents yesterday after she compared sending children to comprehensive schools to putting out the rubbish.

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Who has the edge in the Scottish Premiership race for Europe?

Fourth place may also get a European spot, depending on events in the Scottish Cup. Dundee United and St Johnstone are both in contention for the competition, as well as for league positions. If the former win the Cup and finish in the top three …

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Scottish and Ryder Cup double would make it a perfect year in Perth says St …

THE Ryder Cup is on its way to Perthshire – and Steve Brown wants the Scottish Cup to keep it company. The St Johnstone chairman yesterday predicted fans of all hues will unite under a city of Perth banner for the first-ever Tayside derby Scottish Cup …

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Scottish prodigy Grace Reid targets Commonwealth glory in Glasgow now that …

THE Scottish swimmer dived full-length into the hearts and minds of the nation at the Commonwealth Games in India when, aged just 14, she was sixth in the 3m springboard event. SNS Group. Scottish diver Grace Reid is all smiles after being named in the …

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Sneddon says Scotland women are piling pressure on Sweden in World Cup bid

Megan Sneddon reckons her Scotland side have heaped pressure on World Cup qualifying rivals Sweden ahead of their crunch meeting this summer. Last Thursday the Scots came from behind to beat Bosnia 3-1 in Zenica and maintain their 100 per cent …

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Scotland's first-ever Puffin Fest in May

Scotland's much-loved Puffins are currently cleaning their burrows to prepare for the new breeding season. The islands of the Firth of Forth, including Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May, are home to around 90,000 of the popular auk species. Puffin …

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Team Scotland bowler Margaret, 57: "We believe we will win medals, definitely."

"After I started doing that, I thought I would love to play for Scotland in the International Series when we play the home countries, and I was selected when I was 30. "At that time, that was young, because most of the bowlers were 50 or 60. "There …

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Church goes online to recruit young

The Rt Rev Lorna Hood is the first moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to issue an Easter message on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Mrs Hood said more young people should answer the call to ministry. In the three-minute video, …

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Royal Bank of Scotland cleared of fraud allegation

A REVIEW yesterday cleared Royal Bank of Scotland of systematically setting out to defraud its small business customers. City law firm Clifford Chance said it had “not found any evidence” of the bank “distressing otherwise viable businesses”, an …

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Deal to avert Police Scotland strike

A potential Police Scotland strike has been averted after the force offered additional leave and job security to disgruntled civilian staff. Unison Scotland was preparing to ballot police staff for industrial action, up to and including a strike. The …

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Bagpipes for Peter | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Bagpipes for Peter. … Mark Griffith Member since 2005. Taken on September 27, 2013 · Nikon D800; 524 Views; 0 Galleries · Mark Griffith's photostream (22,570) · Bagpipes for Peter; The Peter Pose; Bagpipes for Peter; Laid to Rest; Miss Rex …

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SCREEN ON SCREEN: TRAILER FOR PAUL HAGGIS …

It's sure taken a long time for this star-studded drama to show up since its TIFF premiere brought it plentiful pans from critics. Crash was a long, long time ago for Paul Haggis, alas. It'll screen at Tribeca later this month, before …

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The Orchard: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. Day 252. Road Trip Day 3: Jeff gave a talk at the University of Edinburgh today so we went to Edinburgh Castle (Jeff has already been there twice). After a rainy arrival in Edinburgh …

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Social justice 'a mirage' in Scotland, says Frances O'Grady

Social justice in Scotland is “a mirage” while bosses rule the rest of Britain, TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady told allies in Dundee yesterday. Ms O'Grady praised Scotland's trade unionists at the STUC congress, saying they had placed …

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The Orchard: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Loch Lomond, Scotland. Day 253. Road Trip Day 4: After leaving Dumbarton Castle, we drove for another hour to reach our hostel. We stayed at the Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel located on Loch Lomond. The lounge …

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[Portrait of Robert Burns, Ayr, Scotland] (LOC) | Flickr – Photo …

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Views of landscape and architecture in Scotland (DLC) 2001703567 More information about the Photochrom …

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STUC in Dundee: trade union members will shape the …

… of trades unions, will help shape the society we want to see after a Yes vote in September. Democracy: STUC represents over 600000 Scottish trade union members who will help shape Scotland and build a society that…

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Secular Groups Attack Plan to Make Religion Part of …

Both the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) and the Scottish Secular Society (SSS) have voiced objection to the suggestion that an independent Scotland should formally recognise the prominence of faith groups in its written …

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Argyll News: Scottish Government gives £10k to Western …

The First World War commemorations on the Western Isles, led by the Gaelic Arts Agency, have today been given £10,000 by the Scottish Government. The Gaelic Arts Agency is to mark the significant contribution the people …

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Scottish Premier League Fixtures for Friday 18th April 2014 …

April 19, 2014. Tottenham Hotspur, 11:45, Fulham. West Ham United, 14:00, Crystal Palace. Newcastle United, 14:00, Swansea City. Cardiff City, 14:00, Stoke City. Aston Villa, 14:00, Southampton. Chelsea, 16:30 …

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Scottish Salmon Company Creates New Jobs in Stornoway …

SCOTLAND, UK – A leading Scottish salmon farming business is expanding with the creation of 40 new jobs in Stornoway and the Isle of Lewis, taking its workforce in the Hebrides to over 200, as demand for its high quality …

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neo-neocon » Blog Archive » All Things Scottish

2 Responses to “All Things Scottish”. vanderleun Says: April 17th, 2014 at 5:26 pm. Alba gu Brath!!!! Lizzy Says: April 17th, 2014 at 5:28 pm. One of the many reasons I enjoy Craig Ferguson.

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South West Scotland receive nearly £40 million YEI share

"With UK spending being matched by EU investment this new initiative is another reason why Liberal Democrats are working to keep Scotland in Britain and Britain in Europe." – Jim Hume MSP, South Scotland. The scheme provides funding to help young …

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Scotland's new home truths project

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people across Scotland to write about what home means to them, with a selection of submissions published in a book that will be distributed during Book Week Scotland 2014.

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Michael Moore MP writes… Scotland's place in the world

If Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom in September, there is no doubt that there would be major challenges for the national security of both Scotland and the rest of the UK. The size and scale of our armed forces means the UK is considered a …

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Royal Bank of Scotland to sell contentious £3bn property unit

The Royal Bank of Scotland has promised to sell off its controversial £3bn West Register property portfolio, a legacy of six years of business insolvencies in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis. Explaining the move, RBS's head of regulatory affairs …

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Midland home designed by architectural revolutionary Edgar Wood on the market

The flamboyant Wood, who was noted for his extravagant taste in hats which lead to his nephews calling him Uncle Headgear, was an admirer of John Ruskin and William Morris, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Scotch whisky wins extra protection in Australia

Scotch whisky has been given extra protection in Australia from fake products, after the name was registered as a trademark. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the Australian market – which was worth £84m in 2013 – was one of the worst markets …

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Softball on a hot streak

The Radford University Softball team traveled to Charleston, S.C., this week to take on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in a three game series included two Highlander victories. The Highlanders kicked off the series in dominating fashion Saturday …

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Campus police receive training in crisis intervention

To many students, the RUPD may simply seem to regulate the underage drinking during the festivities in a college town. However, RUPD's Crisis Intervention Team shows that there is far more to the campus police than meets the eye. The CIT in the NRV is …

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Here comes the next Bard of Scotland

Scotland was at the heart of the Tartan Treasures Poetry Competition which kicked of the Tartan Day Festival with a bonnie prize-giving on April 4. For Scotland's Year of Homecoming amateur poets were asked to write a poem explaining what Scotland …

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Four Irish named in St Andrews Trophy squad – Irish Golf Desk

James Ross (Royal Burgess), age 24 – Ross was named 2013 Scottish Amateur Golfer of the Year after breaking into the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking™. Ewan Scott (St Andrews), age 18 – Scott topped the …

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Scotch Whisky Receives Australian Trademark Protection …

April 15, 2014 – Australia is the 12th largest market for Scotch whisky exports, with growth of 7% last year. It's also one of the worst markets for counterfeit Scotch whiskies, according to the Scotch Whisky Association, which claims at least 40 …

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