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Scottish independence: plans to loosen immigration controls 'need debate'

She told the Guardian that Salmond needed to publish the Scottish government's analysis about the numbers of additional migrants and the potential costs and benefits to the economy, particularly to meet a predicted pensions deficit because of Scotland …

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Sandy Jardine: Rangers, Hearts and Scotland great dies aged 65

Jardine's on-field contribution that term was such, though, that he was named Scotland's player of the year for the second time at the age of 37. The honour came 11 years after he first won the award. After his playing career ended, he returned to work …

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Zero-hours contracts not controlled if Scotland votes yes – Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband will on Friday promise strict controls on zero-hours contracts across the UK including Scotland, as he seeks to warn the Scots that independence might force their country to compete with England by becoming a low tax, low regulation economy.

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Gordon Brown: Scotland faces pension 'time bomb' – Citywire

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is criticised as he warns an independent Scotland will face a pensions 'time bomb'.

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Wings Over Scotland | Barely worth the bother

The Scotsman buries the story in a corner of page 5, below a big spread about the ongoing implosion of CBI Scotland, and it doesn't make the Herald's online front page at all. scotsmanbrown. (Indeed, even in the paper's …

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IPCC report highlights climate change affecting Scotland's …

A major new report supports growing evidence that climate change is having a devastating impact on some of Scotland's most iconic species and habitats.

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As the Yes side rises in the polls, Scotland prepares for a …

I suspect I might be one of the Scottish journalists Iain Martin considers keen to make a melodrama from the independence referendum. Ten weeks ago I warned in this magazine that Alex Salmond could well lead Scotland to …

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5th Dimension: Scottish bones #1: Creating the base

Scottish bones #1: Creating the base. Hey folks! On the last german Games Day in 2013 I painted a skeleton warrior only one or two weeks before the competition. I really like these kind of undead creatures and again my …

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Pensions Cloud Picture of Scottish Independence – The …

Pensions Cloud Picture of Scottish Independence. In September, Scotland will vote on becoming independent from the UK, and former British PM Gordon Brown has found a new weapon in the heated debate over the …

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Police search after tagged sea eagle disappears

Police have searched an estate after the disappearance of the first white-tailed sea eagle to be raised in the east of Scotland in almost 200 years. The male bird, which was raised in a nest in Fife last year, was fitted with a satellite tag before it …

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5 Free Things in Glasgow, From Museums to Gardens

Glasgow was designated U.K. City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and even a brief walk through its streets will reveal the legacy of renowned architects and designers, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander ''Greek'' Thomson among others.

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Mogwai debut their own limited edition Scotch whisky …

Well, they clearly don't care and have gone and done it anyway, announcing today the release of their very first limited edition Scotch whiskey. Snappily monikered RockAct81w and distilled at Scotland's Glenallachie Distillery …

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CELTIC FOLK PUNK AND MORE: BLACK TARTAN CLAN …

BLACK TARTAN CLAN NEW ALBUM TRAILER. The Black Tartan Clan are releasing their new album "Scotland in Our Hearts" at the beginning of May. Black Tartan Clan – Trailer "Scotland in Our Hearts" …

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DEWAR'S® Unveils New Look by Stranger & Stranger

Stranger & Stranger just unveiled the new look for DEWAR'S®, the world's most awarded blended Scotch whisky. "Working closely throughout with the Dewar's brand team, we went on a journey back to the origins of the brand. The Dewar's story is such a …

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Ballantine's completes limited edition collection

The Ballantine's 17 Year Old Signature Distillery Collection consists of whiskies from four different distilleries each intended which demonstrates the taste profile and “unique structure” of the blended Scotch whisky. The four “signature” malt …

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The Glenlivet Nadurra expands into range

According to figures quoted by Chivas Brothers, single malt Scotch whisky accounted for 1.2 million case sales in European travel retail in 2012. The Glenlivet previously released a vintage edition of Nadurra – Nadurra Triumph – made using the single …

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Pernod Ricard USA Appoints Republic National Distributing Co. as Exclusive …

The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, …

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News Roundup: Japan's Suntory, Tilaknagar in race to buy Imperial Spirits

USL board seals $1bn Whyte & Mackay sale: India's largest distiller United Spirits (USL) is said to have finalized the divestment of its scotch whisky unit Whyte & Mackay (W&M) at a board meeting held in Dubai on Wednesday. The sale value, topping $1 …

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Tartan Army clash eagerly anticipated

Nigeria's coach, Stephen Keshi, also spoke about the game against the Tartan Army explaining that it would help his preparations for the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil. "It should be a good game and like all friendly matches, this one against …

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Plastic tartan frock takes student to NY Tartan Week

Edinburgh Napier University student Jo Myerscough has been awarded an opportunity to work with a top New York designer after winning a competition with a tartan dress made entirely of plastic swatches. The contest, held in conjunction with New York's …

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Power Politics – teaching resources exploring Oil and …

The resources explore issues including the Millennium Development Goals and the environmental, social and economic impacts of the oil industry, enabling pupils to compare and contrast the different contexts of Scotland …

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Scotland: Scone Game Day vs St. Andrews? | Europe Forum …

Hello again Fodorites! You have been so helpful to me as I've struggled to figure out my itinerary for my 2 week trip of a lifetime to Scotland. After 6 days in Edinburgh (with one as a day trip w/ Rabbie's to Roslin Chapel), I'll be …

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Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to …

The Stornoway High Church is divided with half of its congregation set to quit the Church of Scotland over plans to allow gay ministers.

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Will Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Really Make £3.8bn …

But for Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) (NYSE: RBS.US) we're not there yet — though 2014 should hopefully be the year. By this time next year, we should have heard of a pre-tax profit of around £3.8bn, with more than …

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IFoA comments on HM Government's Scotland Analysis …

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has played an active role in informing the Scottish independence referendum debate. Martin Potter, Leader of the IFoA's Scottish Board, comments on the publication of the Scotland …

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Healthy grassroots vital to Scottish football – Regan « Club …

Scottish FA Chief Executive Stewart Regan has highlighted the importance of a healthy grassroots game to the future of Scottish football. Creating opportunities for everyone to play the game and supporting them through …

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Police Scotland photos give view of first year

IT'S been an eventful first year for Police Scotland and nearly 250,000 people have followed its progress on an online photo journal. Before the launch of the single force last April, police chiefs signed up to create the unique journal through …

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Consumers would snub separate Scotland's brands

But only 13 per cent of consumers believe organisations with the word “British” in their names such as British Airways, the BBC or British Gas should be changed if Scotland votes Yes, while 40 per cent said they should keep the name. ICM research …

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Hgh speed railway from Scotland to England: Salmond announces plans

The plans could see a high speed rail built from the north in an independent Scotland instead of waiting "decades" for it to spread from the south, he told an audience in Carlisle during a speech in which he said the two countries would remain "close …

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Stevie May Scotland call could be scuppered by U21s

ST JOHNSTONE striker Stevie May's hopes of a first call-up to the senior Scotland squad next month may be scuppered by the country's bid to reach the finals of the 2015 European Under-21 Championship. May has scored 26 times in an outstanding season …

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Vulnerable people could lose benefits in an independent Scotland, warns minister

… benefits if Scotland becomes independent, the Work and Pensions Secretary has warned. Iain Duncan Smith said that an independent Scotland would require a new IT system to deliver benefits which could take years to develop and cost up to £400 million.

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Scotland most 'centralised' in Europe – Cosla

SCOTLAND is the most centralised nation in Europe with local councils stripped of key powers by government and “distant” powerful authorities, a new report has stated. Council bosses backed a major shake-up of Scottish democracy with a call for more …

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5 Free Things in Glasgow, From Gardens to Museums

Glasgow was designated U.K. City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and even a brief walk through its streets will reveal the legacy of renowned architects and designers, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thomson among others.

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SCOTTISH JUNIOR GOLF TOUR PRIZEWINNERS

SCOTTISH JUNIOR GOLF TOUR PRIZEWINNERS. FROM WALTER BURNS. Scottish Junior Golf Tour. We would like to offer our congratulations to all our Order of Merit winners this season. They showed great commitment …

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Any Prog Featuring Bagpipes? – Prog Archives

OK – You asked for it, so here it is…A prog album by a whole band of bagpipes!! 'Poema…

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