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Social media preview of Dear Scotland in Edinburgh …

Thursday 24th April, 11am – 12pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Be the first to see scenes from Dear Scotland, a promenade performance through one of Scotland's most beautiful buildings where the artworks …

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Scotland told entry to EU 'impossible' | Ya LibnanYa Libnan

An independent Scotland would find it extremely difficult if not impossible to join the European Union, the President of the European Commission has warned. Jose Manuel Barroso suggested that Scotland would be unlikely …

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Why the No side should be looking up in Scotland-by John …

Second, Scotland is not politically different from the rest of the UK. Voters strongly support both a welfare cap and an immigration cap. Like the rest of the UK they reject unilateral disarmament. Scotland is not a Scandinavian …

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Scotland's making waves in green energy – Scotland.org

Scotland's making waves in green energy. Wave energy firm Aquamarine Power has secured full consent from Scottish Ministers for plans to create the world's biggest wave farm, off the coast of Lewis in the Western Isles. The 40MW farm …

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Scottish practice nurses must also get 1% pay rise, says RCN

The college was responding to an announcement by the Scottish Government that GP practices are being provided with £6m so that GPs receive a 1% pay rise in line with the rest of NHS Scotland staff. I expect GPs to use the …

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Emerging Writer: Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition

To enable the winner to attend the award ceremony, the Scottish Arts Club will provide travel for 2 people from any UK location to Edinburgh and accommodation for 2 nights for 2 people sharing on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 …

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Congress 2014: Grahame Smith, STUC on A Just Scotland

This is why it is so important that the Scottish trade union movement continues to play a central role in ensuring the path to Scotland's constitutional future is as smooth and consensual as it can possibly be. Whatever the …

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Lecture in Belfast on what happens after the Scottish …

I'm giving a public lecture at the University of Ulster's Belfast campus on 15 May, on what happens following September's Scottish referendum. It will take place in the Conor Lecture Theatre at 5 pm. The poster, with more …

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Scottish Batman Wears the Batsuit "Regimental Style …

(Image: Pandyland/Andy Pandy)They say that no true Scotsman wears underwear beneath his kilt. To do so would be indecent. But the truth is that it is not the underwear (or lack thereof) that defines the Scotsman. It is what he …

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Rick Steves: Discover Scotland's exciting second…

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh brought an exuberant Art Nouveau influence to this otherwise practical, working-class city. Travelers can enjoy his work (and a meal) at the Willow Tea Rooms, …

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Whisky event to take place at Lewis distillery

Highlighting the programme for Whisky Month at Abhainn Dearg Distillery, Dr Allan said: “Scotland is a modern, dynamic nation with a rich heritage, a global reach and confident of our place in the world and with that Scotch Whisky is one of our most …

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Scotch Whisky secures protection against fake goods in Australia

Scotch Whisky exports to Australia were reported to be worth £84 million in 2013, up seven per cent on 2012, with Australia now the twelfth largest overseas market for Scotch Whisky by value. Foreign Secretary William Hague had previously raised the …

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Australian trade mark for Scotch whisky a 'major breakthrough'

Scotch whisky has been registered as a certified trade mark in Australia, marking a major breakthrough in the industry's battle against the production of counterfeit goods, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Scotch whisky is now a …

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Hannah Miley & Michael Jamieson Lead Largest Tartan Swim Squad To Home …

Hannah Miley & Michael Jamieson Lead Largest Tartan Swim Squad To Home Games. April 16, 2014 – Craig Lord. Tweet. Hannah Miley among leading medal contenders [SWPix]. Michael Jamieson and Hannah Miley, with Olympic, World, European and …

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Te Anau festival promises Tartan fun

Highlander Lex Lawrence waits at Te Anau Lodge for the organisers of the Te Anau Tartan Festival to collect the senior men's trophy that his son Christopher won at last year's festival. Te Anau residents are gearing up for a big weekend with a Scottish …

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The Watchman's Bagpipes: Did They Really Say That?!?

“Now, God used faith substance to make everything that He made … in every one of those words they were filled with faith substance, because words are nothing but containers … Every time God speaks, He can't help but to …

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Diageo Launches New Scotch Whisky in Partnership With …

Diageo has announced the global launch of Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky, in partnership with global sporting icon David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller. Working alongside Diageo, Beckham and …

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Port Charlotte 2004 Coopers Choice at The Whisky Barrel

Port Charlotte 2004 Coopers Choice at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News. April 16th, 2014. the-whisky-barrel-new-logo-2011. New! Port Charlotte 2004 Coopers Choice … Two extreme young whiskies from Frisco. April 11, 2014 …

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Scottish Conservatives call for 'radical' education reform

The Scottish Conservatives have said radical changes are needed to Scottish schools to help youngsters from poorer families get to university. Figures released by them show a gap between the number of children from the richest and poorest families …

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Rise in Scottish house prices shows 'sustained growth'

House prices have risen for the sixth month in a row, with the cost of the average home now exceeding £160,000, a survey shows. New figures show that the average price of a house in Scotland rose by 3.6% in the past year. An increase in first-time …

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Funds lost as wealthy churches quit in new gay protest

TWO of the wealthiest Church of Scotland congregations are quitting the Kirk just weeks before the General Assembly over the issue of gay ordination. TWO of the wealthiest Church of Scotland congregations are quitting the Kirk just weeks before the …

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Glasgow 2014: Scotland reveal largest aquatics team

Scotland is statistically the strongest nation in the world in the men's 100m breaststroke right now, with Ross Murdoch having demonstrated his pedigree by winning the event at the recent Scottish and British championships to go top of the world long …

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Scotland is the bedrock of Britain's defences

When it comes to the defence of the realm, it is hard to underestimate the pivotal role Scotland plays in protecting the nation against our enemies. From early in the 20th century, when the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet assembled at Scapa Flow to defend our …

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Ranbaxy, Samsung, Zillow, Scotch Whisky: Intellectual Property

A gap in U.S. patent law has kept cheap copies of Novartis AG’s (NOVN) heart drug Diovan off the market for 18 months, costing U.S. consumers and insurers as much as $900 million in potential savings. While the Diovan patent expired in September …

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Scotch whisky gets registered trademark in Oz

According to UK-based trade body the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the production and sale of fake “Scotch” whisky has been a mounting problem in Australia in recent years, with the association action against the sale of at least 40 counterfeit …

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Project Olympus showcases entrepreneurs

An array of Carnegie Mellon start-ups were on display at Project Olympus' 18th Show and Tell last Thursday. From providing essential nutrients to solving crossword puzzles, each of the concepts used technology in novel ways. The event, which took place …

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Trish Johnson victorious in Paul Lawrie Ladies Tartan Tour opener

The occasion was the opening 36-hole, two-day event on the PGA in Scotland's Paul Lawrie Ladies Tartan Tour. The 48-year-old shot rounds of 72 and 71 for a one-under-par aggregate of 143. Playing on this tour for the first time, Johnson, the biggest …

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A history of the world in ten and a half bagpipes … – For Argyll

Piper, composer and expert in ancient instruments – Campbell guides us through the history of the bagpipe. Crossing continents and eras – from the ancient pipes of Iran, to the Irish uilleann pipes, the Breton veuze, the Czech …

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This Started With Bagpipes And Ended With Amazing Grace …

This is spectacular, both in sight and sound. This is Andre Rieu's breathtaking performance of Amazing Grace, after a wonderful start of bagpipes and drums. It's not surprising to see the emotional response from people in the audience, with …

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Tartan Day | Quimper Hittys

A particularly interesting celebration for Mungo today – April 6th is Tartan Day!!! Mungo says there is no such thing as too much plaid. . This year is the 694th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath…and this …

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The Kelpies: Scotland's 100 ft Horse-Head Sculptures …

The Kelpies are two 30 metre (100 ft) high horse-head sculptures located at the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a 350 hectare parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area of Scotland.

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Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations …

Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.

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St Johnstone v Aberdeen: Live updates of the Scottish Cup …

St Johnstone v Aberdeen: Live updates of the Scottish Cup semi-final. Follow the action from Ibrox as the sides compete to face Dundee United in next month's final.

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Scottish Independence and International Organizations – by …

Last month, the debate about an independent Scotland's relationship with the EU spluttered back to life when a group of financiers observed that staying in the UK posed the biggest threat to Scottish EU membership.

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Lord George Robertson: Forces of Darkness Would Love …

Today, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) and the Project on International Order and Strategy (IOS) at Brookings hosted Lord George Robertson for an address on the historic Scottish referendum and the …

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