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Baker Consultants Expands into Scotland >> Offshore Wind

At the start of its sixth year in business, Baker Consultants has formalised its presence in Scotland with the appointment of Jane Forrest, to set-up and run a team near Aviemore, Inverness-shire. Baker Consultants Expands …

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Police in dawn raids on suspected £2.5m bogus workmen …

POLICE believe that they have smashed Scotland's biggest doorstep crime gang, thought to have conned up to £2.5million from vulnerable victims.

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Why I'll move to Scotland after I graduate if it votes yes …

One Durham University student explains why he'll be moving north if it's a yes vote in Scotland. Wikimedia. I am English. I was born in London, and despite living in the US for several years as I was growing up, I have now …

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Why Nato will say no to an independent Scotland | UK …

IT will be “almost impossible” for an independent Scotland to join Nato because some member states fear it could encourage separatists within their own borders, senior alliance sources revealed yesterday.

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VIDEO: Scottish Cabinet meet people of the Western Isles …

A public Q&A session was held in Stornoway Town Hall yesterday (Wednesday) following the meeting of the Scottish Cabinet.

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The Case for a Scottish Secular Republic – Newsnet Scotland

By Mark McNaught. The Scottish government will set out an interim written constitution at the end of the current parliamentary session at the end of June, with plans for a constitutional convention to be held after full …

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Main Scottish schedule « Shropshire Star

Main Scottish schedule. Good morning from Press Association Scotland. Here is the main schedule for Sunday April 20. Latest news from Scotland. Tweet. SCOTLAND Pensions: Former prime minister Gordon Brown will …

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Scottish referendum will be the biggest political betting …

According to Mike Smithson of the blog Political Betting, the Scottish Independence referendum is on its way to becoming “the biggest political betting event outside the general election and the White House race.” Using data …

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Exposed: Scotland's 'untouchable' legal high kingpin recruits army of dealers …

THE dealer behind Scotland's biggest network of deadly new party drugs can be exposed today. Gary Hewitt is shamelessly recruiting an army of dealers for his business in so–called legal highs, promising them £100,000 a year. The 31–year–old believes he …

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Gordon Brown warns of a £1.5 billion pensions blackhole if Scotland votes YES …

I will set out a positive forward-looking case for the best future for Scotland, showing how in areas such as pensions it makes good sense to combine having a Scottish parliament with being part of Britain." Brown will also warn that Scotland's pension …

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No cheers for the IPL – It does leave behind a bad taste in the mouth

I remained unpersuaded; but, before he left, Professor Szynmanski pulled out of his bag a gift he had carried for me all the way from the United States — a bottle of rare Scotch whisky. It was a kind and well-meaning gesture. In the event, I kept the …

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Silent Distillery Profile; Port Ellen – WhiskyIntelligence.com

Silent Distillery Profile; Port Ellen – Scotch Whisky History. April 20th, 2014. IMG_1270. Silent Distillery Profile; Port Ellen. by Lawrence Graham. Operational: 1825 silent from 1929-67 but bonded warehouses and maltings continued to operate …

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Book Spotlight~ Rakes in Tartan | Raine Delight

What's a romance? You may think you know, but… The standard definition of a romance has been undergoing some change lately, but the definition of romance has always been changing. Right now, most of us see a …

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Camelon ready for Scottish Cup second leg

Camelon have one foot in the Scottish Junior Cup final, but they must do the business at Glenafton's New Loch Park today (Sunday). The Mariners take a 2-1 advantage to New Cumnock this afternoon knowing that another Ayrshire side, Hurlford, await them …

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Scottish Ballet stars talk about being mums and how it has enhanced their …

Eve, Claire and Kara strike a pose with their kids. They're sharing the role of Juliet's mother Lady Capulet in Scottish Ballet's latest show, but off stage they're mums for real too. MARIA CROCE talks to the trio about returning to the stage after …

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Heriot's beat Glasgow Hawks 31-10 to lift Scottish Cup

Heriot's beat Glasgow Hawks 31-10 to lift Scottish Cup. Heriot's have lifted the RBS Cup after defeating Glasgow Hawks 31-10 in the final at Broadwood Stadium. The Edinburgh side, who finished fourth in the RBS Premiership, scored tries through Harry …

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Three flee car fire in park's lion enclosure

A FAMILY were forced to flee their car after it caught fire in the middle of the lion enclosure in a safari park, it emerged yesterday. A FAMILY were forced to flee their car after it caught fire in the middle of the lion enclosure in a safari park, it …

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Arbroath smokin'

WHILE the main focus of the winter for cricket followers centred on Scotland's mixed fortunes in respectively failing and succeeding to qualify for the T20 and 50-over World Cups, another round of domestic league reconstruction almost slipped through …

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Union blues: Would an independent Scotland honour her …

Buoyant is the default position of Alex Salmond, SNP leader and Scotland's first minister but he is unusually buoyed up at present. He, after all, has a history of winning in Scotland. Were I a Scot living in England I would be …

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The Orchard: Duart Castle, The Isle of Mull, Scotland

Road Trip Day 5: One of our main goals in going to Scotland was to go to the Isle of Skye where our first McLean ancestor was born. I have written about Lauchlan McLean before, and how he was the first McLean to come to …

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Wings Over Scotland | Votes of No confidence

It has been so shamelessly threatening that at times I have wondered if it is part of a covert plot to drive Scotland away. As we have got closer to the September vote, the arguments against independence have got more …

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'Under the Skin': Mysterious femme fatale roaming Scotland

In Under the Skin, a deeply creepy and mysterious noir from filmmaker Jonathan Glazer, Scarlett Johansson is this quite literal femme fatale, robotic, hypnotic, trolling Scotland – cities, villages, the cold rocky shores – for prey.

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Scotland on brink of independence, Poll | Ya Libnan

ALEX Salmond is on the brink of securing a historic victory in the referendum, according to an exclusive poll suggesting Yes Scotland needs a swing of just over 2 per cent to win independence. A landmark ICM survey for …

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politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » New ICM Scottish …

Excuding DKs/WNVs it is YES 48: NO 52. A dramatic new poll by ICM for Scotland on Sunday has the gap down to just 3% – the lowest ever from an established national pollster. The numbers say it all. YES is stable on 39% …

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Evangelical churches join indy debate

THE independence debate is heading for the pews with the UK's largest evangelical Christian organisation launching a series of hustings in churches across Scotland. THE independence debate is heading for the pews with the UK's largest evangelical …

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Voices from a bygone era

John, now 89, was the full-time industrial organiser of the CP in Scotland, and Helen, now 83, was secretary of the Scottish Peace Movement. As a young girl growing up in Edinburgh, Jackie would meet McGahey and other comrades on an almost daily basis.

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Finely tuned to the economy

Less enviably, Scotland's biggest city is no less well known for its high proportion of young people slipping through the educational and employment net. Their unfulfilled potential has been – and is likely to remain – a multi-generational drag on the …

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Chaos, tantrums and stooges: ex-chief lambasts Yes Scotland

In an exclusive article for today's Sunday Herald, he describes the wider Yes movement – hundreds of local groups and ambassadors – as a runaway success, but claims Yes Scotland is "redundant". He says the body was "ill-devised and dysfunctional from …

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Transport Scotland heads to court over tender claims

A £3.5 million case against Scottish ministers will be heard in Edinburgh's Court of Session next month, when a Portsmouth road-gritting company sues Transport Scotland (TS) for alleged breaches of procurement law. A £3.5 million case against Scottish …

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Spirit maker Diageo hopes for second time lucky in India

Copenhagen: Diageo hopes it will be second time lucky for its $1.9-billion offer to wrest majority control of India's United Spirits as the British booze giant seeks to ramp up its presence in the whisky-loving nation. Last week's offer for shares it …

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Queensbury sweeps Tartan Invy titles

SCOTIA — Queensbury swept the boys and girls team titles Saturday at the Tartan Strong Invitational at Scotia-Glenville High School, while the South Glens Falls boys took second. For the Spartans' girls, senior Nikari Carota set meet records in the …

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Bowmore Unloads Trio Of New Scotch Whiskies Into Travel …

Islay's oldest distillery, founded in 1779, unveils three new Scotch bottlings which celebrate distinctive natural elements of it location.

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Brown to focus on pensions security

Pro-independence campaigners Yes Scotland said most people want pensions controlled from Holyrood – and claimed that Scots have not forgotten Mr Brown's "tax raid" on pensions when he was in power at Westminster. Mr Brown said: "In every speech …

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Florist is a budding artist…

West End florist Nick Priestly, of Mood Flowers, used the Bellahouston Park house as the starting point for his exhibition, 'The Flowers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh'. Mood Flowers is the venue's in-house florist and regularly supplies bouquets for …

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First cask of whisky publicly auctioned in Hong Kong fetches HK$793000

Distillers and whisky lovers said the sale – at a price similar to the auctioneer's estimate – reflected a growing interest in the sophisticated taste of single malt Scotch among Asian buyers. The male, middle-aged buyer has yet to decide if he will …

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