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Scottish independence: Universities quit CBI

Broadcaster STV, as well as government agencies Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland, have already announced they will leave the CBI, insisting its anti-independence stance is at odds with their own neutral position. Edinburgh and Glasgow are the …

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Scottish international Ruaridh Jackson set for Wasps move after being offered …

He was signed by former Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen, who spotted him playing for Robert Gordon's College in the Royal Navy Scottish Schools Sevens in 2006. Lineen took him on as understudy to Dan Parks and it was expected that when the …

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David Moyes' dismissal continues decline of Scottish managers in the Premier …

The years of Scottish players dominating England's top clubs had gone. But in the field of producing top-class managers Scottish football remained an industry leader. Like the footballing branch of the Labour Party, the main offices of power were …

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Further fall reported in Scottish shop sales

Scotland's shops have reported another fall in sales – although they said part of the explanation was the date of Easter. Total sales for March, as measured by the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor, were down by 2.5%. Like-for-like sales, which are …

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Scottish independence: Cameron and Salmond make appeals on St George's Day

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron will use St George's Day to make pleas ahead of the independence referendum. Voters in Scotland go to the polls on 18 September. Mr Cameron said Scotland should remain …

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A new poll shows Scotland on the brink of independence …

Politicians always manage to take some crumbs of comfort from opinion polls but, if you are Alistair Darling, it would be difficult to find anything positive in the dramatic new poll published by Scotland on Sunday this morning.

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werewolf » Scotland On The Brink

Two years of dire warnings about the perils of 'separatism' and 'tearing Scotland out the United Kingdom' have only exposed the threadbare, tetchy character of the pro-union argument so far. In November last year the …

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Made it to Scotland! – Kevin & Amanda

Good morning from Scotland! We've just returned home from our 15 day trip through Scotland, London, and Paris, and I can't wait to tell you all about it! Over the next few weeks I'll be recapping and sharing everything with …

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The Federalist: Scottish Independence Gains Ground in Polls

The campaign for Scottish independence is gaining ground with five months to go until the referendum, according to new polls. The gap between the two sides has narrowed, suggesting a two-point swing could be enough to …

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What's in Your Shed? Scottish Borders farmer opens his doors

Scottish Borders farmer Daniel Freeland-Cook is the latest to let us ogle his machinery fleet, which includes a trio of John Deere 6930s.

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Brown warns of Scottish independence 'pensioner timebomb'

Scottish independence could damage savers pensions north of the border as the current risk and resource sharing platform would be broken up, Gordon Brown will warn later today.

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Scottish Entertainment Awards – Groupon

Scottish Entertainment Awards Variety Show: Ticket from £16 (Up to 52% Off)

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Gordon Brown says 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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Rural Scotland lit up by stunning street art

HOUSES, barns, and industrial buildings across rural southern Scotland have been transformed by murals from some of Europe's top street artists. A large hay shed near Newton Stewart, a former electricity sub-station at Stranraer and a pottery in Meikle …

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Diageo uncorks $1.9b offer to control USL

The maker of Johnnie Walker scotch whisky and Smirnoff vodka has management and board control under a shareholding pact with troubled tycoon and company chairman Vijay Mallya, who ceded control on November 9, 2012. This agreement with Mallya is …

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Women and whisky: Diageo's gender-neutral marketing formula

But Asia's women whisky drinkers may have been harder to spot until recently. While some male stereotypes around the brown liquor category seem to stick, marketers are largely leaving them behind. One report from the Scotch Whisky Association says …

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Nelson helps spur Owatonna girls lacrosse past Tartan

Nelson helps spur Owatonna girls lacrosse past Tartan By KALEB ROEDEL kroedel@owatonna.com Southernminn. Kaleb Roedel. Posted on Apr 22, 2014. by Kaleb Roedel. Last Thursday in the Owatonna girls lacrosse team's win over Rochester Mayo, …

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Scotland trailing UK as retail sales slump

THE value of retail sales in Scotland last month was down 2.5% on March 2013 — a much steeper drop than that recorded for the UK as a whole — industry figures reveal. THE value of retail sales in Scotland last month was down 2.5% on March 2013 — a …

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Gordon Brown warns breaking political link between England and Scotland …

He told an audience at Glasgow University that when considering key issues such as the funding of pensions and the NHS, jobs in Scotland and interest rates, "it makes no sense whatsoever to break our links with England". Mr Brown said: "This debate is …

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

Gordon Brown had outlined five "big positives" that Scotland gains from being part of the UK in his first intervention for the cross-party campaign to keep the Union together. The former prime minister used a major speech in Glasgow to highlight how …

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Channel 4s Comedy Gala Live 2013 Dvdrip X264-HAGGiS

Usenet group HAGGiS released DVDRip image quality of Channel 4s Comedy Gala Live picture (created in 2013). Get Channel.4s.Comedy.Gala.Live.2013.Dvdrip.

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Major New Scientific Discovery: Beluga Whales Like Bagpipes

Major New Scientific Discovery: Beluga Whales Like Bagpipes. Either that or they want to know why this man in a dress is giving mouth-to-mouth to an octopus. (Via Laughing Squid) …

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Bagpipes At Sunset | Likeitiz – Not the Family Business!

The forecasters promised a dry Sunday. But all through the morning, as we made our way southward out of the Peninsula, it was cold, wet, and gray. We tried to convince ourselves that everywhere around us were low-lying …

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DIY Smallpipes (Membrane Bagpipes) – Instructables

Check out more of our creations at our website! Having played the highland bagpipes for a couple years now and having just finished a course on maint…

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Legal breakthrough in Australia for Scotch Whisky

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the industry trade body, said there has been a serious problem with fake 'Scotch Whisky' being sold in Australia in recent years. Australia has been one of the worst markets for fake 'Scotch'. The SWA …

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TARTAN GLORY By Formula Farah | F.A.L.L.

If we have to choose a print that has stood the test of time, the winner will be the tartan plaid. A plaid woven in wool with a pattern consisting of criss-crossed vertical and horizontal bands in multiple colors. Since the 18th …

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Weave the Lynch Family Tartan ~ Next Project – Dust …

The Lynch family tartan is one of the original seven Irish tartans that were registered in the early 1900's and the colours are blue, scarlet and green. I chose to weave this tartan using the Ancient colour palette; the only …

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Sooo… The Daily Express, Pensions and the CBI in Scotland.

Its not about the substance of the debate but the nature of the debate itself, where an action with a pretty obvious reaction actually means the opposite and a message printed for Scotland is the exact opposite of the message …

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Facts For Liberty: Privately owned Rivers and Lakes in …

But not in Scotland: The country famously known for its well-maintained salmon stream have 100% private ownership over fishing rivers and lakes. It has been this way for centuries giving owners clear incentives to conserve …

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Keshi gives Super Eagles players May 27 deadline for …

Abuja – Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles' Head Coach, on Tuesday said players invited for the friendly against Scotland were expected to arrive the team's camp latest on May 27. The match against Scotland will take place at …

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The RSPB: News: RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch is back!

From Torry Battery you often get great views of them feeding and playing at the harbour entrance,” said Mairi Cowan, the RSPB Scotland Community Engagement Officer who is running the project. “We're really excited to be …

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SATURDAY'S SCOTTISH SINGLE (Part 89) | the (new) vinyl …

Over the first two years of my blogging exploits, no-one featured more in the various postings than the mighty Quinn. He's been a regular ever since and although I've now featured everything possible and had countless repeat …

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Scottish Power accused of holding on to customers' cash …

Complaints are mounting against Scottish Power, the utility company that serves 3.5m homes in Britain, about a collapse in service standards that is leaving many customers hundreds of pounds out of pocket. Those who have …

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Compare and Contrast: Express English and Scottish Editions

On the left, today's Daily Express English edition warning of a “Pension shock for millions: New warnings over a massive drop in income”. On the right, today's Daily Express Scottish edition telling readers north of the border: …

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Scottish stamps with-a-difference | FREE ROBERT GREEN

Scottish stamps with-a-difference. Posted on April 22, 2014 by Belinda. When Robert sent me a couple of these stamps the other day, then I got the one with SWCBN on an envelope from Rusty I thought it must be some kind of a joke or hoax!

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