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John Muir Way ready to be unveiled

The John Muir Way runs from Helensburgh on the west coast, from where he set sail for America, to Falkirk, Linlithgow, Edinburgh and North Berwick, before ending at the naturalist's birthplace in Dunbar. Muir left Scotland in 1849 when he was only 11 …

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Shopper numbers down in Scotland

Diane Wehrle, retail insights director at Springboard, said: "Scotland continues to face challenges in increasing customer activity to its retail destinations, with footfall underperforming the UK for the third month in a row." The footfall monitor …

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Khoday's once again raises the Black flag

This publicly-held company, which is hoping to go private, has had pitched battles against the giants in the industry including Vijay Mallya-led United Breweries (UB), as well against the revered Scotch Whisky Association, which ring-fences its …

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Scotch whisky concerned about independence 'risks'

LONDON (AFP) – Scotch whisky makers expressed their concerns about the impact of Scottish independence for the first time on Friday, saying they needed an effective diplomatic network to promote sales. The Scotch Whisky Association said it was seeking …

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Baseball picks up two wins

The Radford University baseball team played four home games this past week against rivals. First up was a Wednesday night tilt with in-state 81 rival James Madison University. Over the weekend they had a three game series vs. Big South Conference rival …

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Brand new national holiday

With the recent start of the baseball season and the fans' excitement filling the atmosphere, several talks of making opening day a national holiday have surfaced on the internet and news channels. As great as it may soun, is it really necessary …

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Inter(personal) Progression

Inter(person)al progression was a performance put on by the Department of Dance in the Albig Studio Theatre April 13 – 14. Kelsy Rupp was the choreographer and producer for all six of the dances performed. The performance was based around the …

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Check Out The Tartan Lorde On The Cover Of Teen Vogue!!

The 17-year-old stunner gazes pensively out of the front of the magazine, and her well-structured face is so incredibly captivating that it doesn't even seem strange that she's wearing the largest tartan bow we've ever seen across her chest. But really …

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Do You Celebrate National Tartan Day? | Staci Troilo

Yesterday the US officially celebrated National Tartan Day. It's observed on April 6 every year in commemoration of the signing of the Scottish Declaration of Independence on April 6, 1320. In the US, we acknowledge it …

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Simple Sophie: Tartan Smock

This smock, like every smock, is just so comfy and easy to wear. It's perfect for those I-have-loads-of-clothes-but-nothing-to-wear days, and is a saviour when you want to look good but with minimal effort. The green tartan …

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First Poster for Paul Haggis' Drama 'Third Person' Blows in …

Third Person is written and directed by Paul Haggis (Crash, The Next Three Days) and follows three stories in Paris, Rome and New York, each with hidden connections between Michael (Liam Neeson), a writer whose latest …

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Nation's economic performance has 'returned to pre-recession level'

… a survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce found. Liz Cameron, chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: "The hard work and determination of Scottish businesses is yielding positive outcomes for the growth of Scotland's economy.

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Shopper numbers down as consumer confidence struggles to lift

Shopper numbers in Scotland were down last month on a year ago as consumer confidence struggled to lift. The number of people hitting the shops in March fell 2.1% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures. The Scottish …

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Scottish referendum: the UK is on shifting sands – we can't assume survival

The Act of Union is the foundational event of modern Scotland, and not just for nationalists – although they see 1707 as a defining act of grand historic treachery and corruption. In reality the long negotiations on the union were very much more …

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Innovation centres to bolster Scotland

This model has a strong hold in Scotland and is now taking a new, exciting form in the creation of six innovation centres. The centres, supported by the Scottish Funding Council in partnership with Scotland's enterprise agencies, look to establish …

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Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence vote

Many Shetlanders see the September 18 vote on whether Scotland should end the 307-year-old union with England as an opportunity to gain control over local services and a share of revenues from the oil pumped from the North Sea. "The oil belongs to us.

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A sad morons' coalition | Raptor Persecution Scotland

Some stuff: 1. The Moorland Association (representative body of grouse moor owners in England & Wales) has commissioned some 'research' which, they claim, shows that 'merlin thrive on grouse moors' (see here).

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New LDV members' survey now live: your views on Scotland …

The new LDV members' survey is now live. So if you are one of the c.1,500 registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum — and any paid-up party member is welcome to join — then you now have the opportunity …

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Independence will improve employee democracy & labour …

This week the Scottish Trade Union Congress meets in Dundee for its 117th Annual Congress. The STUC represents over 630,000 trade unionists across Scotland. The conference takes place during a defining year for the …

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Team Scotland « – Bella Caledonia

Who'll negotiate our future when we win? Who's in your Team Scotland?

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Scottish Independence Dark Politricks

On September 18th, 2014 the Scottish people will vote on achieving independence from the government of Westminster. If successful, a Scottish government will be free to honour the wishes of the people. It will be able to rid …

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CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 19 April Features

Bio: Judy Brooks is a professional genealogist specializing in Scots-Irish, Scottish Clans, Irish America, Presbyterians, and Presbyterian church history, especially ministerial. In her personal research, her focus has been …

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Scottish nationalism and British imperialism | Sráid Marx

One way of addressing the arguments about socialism and Scottish independence is to review the two books above, which give a platform to a fairly wide range of views, both those in favour of a Yes vote in the coming …

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Hannah Miley heads 40-strong Scottish Aquatics team for …

Hannah Miley heads 40-strong Scottish Aquatics team for Glasgow 2014. A squad of 38 swimmers and two divers have been announced in the national team for the Commonwealth Games.

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Khoday's once again raises the Black flag

This publicly-held company, which is hoping to go private, has had pitched battles against the giants in the industry including Vijay Mallya-led United Breweries (UB), as well against the revered Scotch Whisky Association, which ring-fences its …

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Branding shows bottle

That figure could have been bigger, and it surely will be next year now that this move has been agreed. Since 2005, the SWA has taken action to stop the sale of 40 brands of fake Scotch Down Under. Registration of Scotch whisky as a certification …

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David Beckham To Endorse Diageo's New Haig Club Scotch Whisky

Liquor company Diageo announced that David Beckham is "backing a new global brand called Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky along with TV producer Simon Fuller," according to E.J. Schultz of AD AGE. The whisky was created by distiller House of …

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Whisky industry deserves more spirited support

Drinks giant Diageo is spending hundreds of billions to expand its Scotch offering at home and abroad, and has now employed walking superbrand David Beckham to push a new grain whisky from the historic Haig label. You need only tap the two names into …

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Scotch whisky wins certification trade mark in Australia

Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), a trade association for Scotch Whisky industry in the UK, has announced that Scotch Whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Australia, which will help in identifying fake products. whisky. SWA has …

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Brittani Tuttle

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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Josh Wright

My name is Josh Wright and I am currently a junior communication major with a focus in sports media at Radford University. This is my second semester at Radford after transferring from UVA-WISE .I am a former college football player, and due to …

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Captain America

I recently saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier and was honestly blown away by this Marvel film that I had no prior ideas about, but had heard rave reviews from friends. “I was literally shaking and on the edge of my seat the entire movie,” said …

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Almaguin Tartan Theatre 'Riffs' at Sears Festival

SOUTH RIVER –The Almaguin Highlands Secondary School drama club Tartan Theatre has been chosen as an outstanding production in the Nipissing District Sears Drama Festival. Competing on Friday at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall the students now travel to …

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Scottish grassroots MMA in safe hands with SFC

With Robert Whiteford having picked up the first ever win for a Scottish fighter in the UFC, and Joanne Calderwood heavily fancied as a real contender on the upcoming 20th edition of the UFC's reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter, our elite MMA stars …

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Scottish independence: Johann Lamont appeals to unions not to split over …

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has urged trade unions not to split along referendum lines and risk losing sight of common aims. Addressing the Scottish TUC in Dundee, Ms Lamont said she respected both sides of the referendum debate.

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