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Interesting Business Scotland interview with CalMac's Martin Dorchester

A generally interesting recent programme on Scotland and the shipping industry in the Business Scotland series on BBC Radio Scotland with Douglas Fraser, drew its expert interviewees from the Scottish state owned companies of Caledonian MacBrayne …

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Chance to vote Dundee Waterfront Scotland's 'best place'

People in Dundee have until next month to vote the city's Waterfront “Scotland's Best Place”. The development project has been shortlisted in a competition being run by the Royal Town Planning Institute to mark its centenary and the winner will be …

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World Cup 2014 countdown: Zico silences Scotland in 1982

Zico silences Scotland in 1982. Scotland fans found themselves in la-la land during the 1982 World Cup. At the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville, David Narey had put them a goal up against the mighty Brazilians. And for 33 minutes the stadium was …

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Gale Stanley: What's a romance? Rakes in Tartan …

Temptation in Tartan is the first book I've read by Suz deMello. It won't be the last. The book is well written, easy to follow and easy to read… I would highly recommend the book and I hope that she plans another book to follow …

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Property tycoons to spend £50m turning HAUNTED Scottish castle into luxury hotel

Spooky escapes: Property tycoons to spend £50million turning a HAUNTED Scottish castle into a luxury hotel. By Emily Payne. Published: 10:58 EST, 18 April 2014 | Updated: 14:53 EST, 18 April 2014. 19 shares. 0. View comments. Guests looking to stay at …

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Superfast internet is coming to islands

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project is being delivered in two parts, one covering the Highlands and Islands and the other covering the rest of Scotland, with both projects being delivered on the ground by BT. The first live locations in …

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Nationalist Leader in Scotland Wagers Career on Independence Vote

EDINBURGH — ALEX SALMOND means to lead Scotland into independence and, after 307 years of union with England, Scots have little more than five months to decide whether to follow him. The leader of the Scottish National Party, Mr. Salmond began …

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Edinburgh Airport boss Gordon Dewar hits out at state aid

A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: "We have been working closely with our partners in Transport Scotland, Highland and Islands Airports and Loganair to help ensure this continuity of service between Dundee and London. "We are keen to find a …

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'Incredibly severe' power cut in north of Scotland

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Power Distribution said: “We are aware that there is an issue affecting the network in parts of northern Scotland and are working to identify the fault and restore power as quickly as possible. Around 100,000 homes …

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Raploch v Loch Lomond for Scotland's best place

AN AREA considered to have some of the most deprived households in the country is up against the likes of Loch Lomond and Edinburgh's Royal Mile for the title of Scotland's Best Place. The Raploch district of Stirling has been shortlisted for the …

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Two firms leave CBI Scotland over No backing

Mr Banks, chairman of the Balhousie Care Group and also the independence-supporting Business for Scotland organisation, argued that the CBI had taken the step without consulting its members. He said: “It is abundantly clear that the CBI is not …

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The Saturday Quiz answers

Here are the answer's to this week's quiz… 1. Gordon Ramsay. 2. A flood. 3. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 4. Birmingham. 5. Sigmund Freud. 6. Kefalonia. 7. The Brontë sisters. 8. Cemeteries. 9. Baltimore. 10. Cocaine (Cocaine Nights, "Cocaine" and Novel …

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Drink: bladders vs bottles

Well, in South Africa, with unemployment running at 25%, they have lost around 1000 jobs on bottling lines so far, and the country's government has threatened to retaliate by importing Scotch whisky in bulk. Among producers I have met, there is …

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John Cridland: Why businesses should vote No

For example, £1.45 billion of Scotch whisky is exported to the EU, around a third of the country's total exports worldwide, but an independent Scotland would not be part of that free trade market. Even if Scotland managed to become an independent …

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Comment: Whisky | US banks | Chocolate

True, China has dropped out of the top 20 most valuable export markets for Scottish whisky for the first time in a decade. Diageo sales were particularly affected. But this is less the result of the slowing Chinese economy and more because of the …

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Scottish Boys Championship: Ferguson crowned | Golf …

Scottish Boys Championship: Ferguson crowned. Your home for Golf. bunkered Golf Magazine, Golf Forum & Golf News.

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best Scottish whisky brands | Best whiskey reviews

Scottish whisky, or Scotch, is by far the most popular around the world (note the spelling of whisky and not whiskey – please read here for more on that). Scottish whisky brands are traditionally blended with malted barley, they …

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Diageo launches Haig Club – a New Single Grain Scotch …

Diageo announced today 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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Tartan Treasures » A Pleasant House

Tartan Treasures. 10 • 16 • 12. There are very few 'new looks' in retail that surprise me. Not that I've 'seen it all'- not by a long shot. It's just that unless I'm in another country (and exploring indigenous items) I'm pretty accustomed to seeing …

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RecentMoviePosters: US One Sheet for Paul Haggis …

US One Sheet for Paul Haggis' “THIRD PERSON”, Steven Bernstein's “DECODING ANNIE PARKER” & Fred Schepisi's “WORDS AND PICTURES” · Third Person – US One Sheet Words and Pictures – US One Sheet Decoding …

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WATCH: Stars Collide in First Trailer for Paul Haggis's 'Third …

'Third Person'. A trailer has landed for the most recent effort from writer-director Paul Haggis (Oscar winner "Crash"). "Third Person," which bowed at last year's Cannes, is finally eyeing a limited stateside release on June 20.

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Magnitude 1.4 Earthquake near Dumfries, southwest Scotland.

The British Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 1.4 Earthquake at a depth of 6 km, toughly 2 km to the northwest of Dumfries in southwest Scotland, slightly before 7.30 pm British Summertime (slightly before 6.30 pm …

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Victory for Business for Scotland as CBI is forced to register …

Breaking News. Since Business for Scotland broke this story several CBI members have been telling us they are dismayed or disappointed with the CBI stance. This press statement has just been released by Aquamarine …

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Sic Semper Tyrannis : John Stack on Scottish Independence

A balance sheet can not be used to decide Scottish Independence. The most important things in our life have no scientific measure or monetary value. Pride, patriotism, Freedom, love, loyalty, trust, feeling, friendship, joy, …

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Scottish independence: Better Together is truly scraping the …

In Eamonn's Bar off East 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan last week, the talk turned to Scottish independence. The young fella with the funky glasses and the tartan tie to my left is a bar owner himself and a native New Yorker …

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Erosion reveals burial in Scottish cliff | A Blog About History …

Erosion on a cliff face on the Isle of Arran in Scotland has revealed a Bronze Age burial cist. A cist burial spotted hanging from a cliff on the edge of Scotland came from the ceremony of a Bronze Age adult cremated swiftly after …

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Glasgow University Principal warns UK migration policy is …

Scotland's economy would benefit enormously from encouraging migration, especially from the rest of the UK and the Scottish diaspora who already have close links to Scotland. Business for Scotland has previously argued …

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Crews bring wildfire under control

"I would also like to extend my great thanks to our colleagues from Police Scotland and the Forestry Commission for their support, as well as members of the public from the local area for their patience and fortitude during this incident. "This …

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The Last Drop 50 Year Old Whiskey Is Worth $4000 Till The Last Drop

Raise a toast and savor it till the last drop to celebrate the launch of The Last Drop 50 year old Scotch whiskey. This rare 50-year-old whiskey is a blend of 82 whiskies. Up for $4,000, only 388 bottles of this pricey and rich whiskey will be …

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Benromach Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Photography Competition

They will go on tour at libraries across Moray in May and June, the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh from July, and back to Benromach in September. The finalists' photographs are currently on display online at www.spiritofspeyside.com and visitors …

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Scottish Premiership LIVE: Inverness CT v Aberdeen

ABERDEEN are aiming to get over their Scottish Cup exit and take another step towards finishing second in the Scottish Premiership against Inverness Caledonian Thistle tonight. Our live blog covers all the action. SNS Group/Sammy Turner. Aberdeen ace …

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Birds could have caused north of Scotland blackout

THE massive blackout which wiped out power to 205,000 properties across the north of Scotland has been put down to a “transient fault”, most likely caused by lightning, a bird strike or debris hitting electricity lines. Energy giants Scottish and …

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Boy taken to hospital after suffering severe burns

Police Scotland has said inquiries are at an early stage. Det Insp Lorna Ferguson said: "Shortly before 2pm this afternoon police were called to an incident on Bedford Avenue, where a seven-year-old boy was found with burn injuries. "He was taken by …

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Scottish Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: LUKE …

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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EAST RENFREWSHIRE VETERAN (48) – Scottish Golf View

Scottish Golf View provides news of golf in Scotland, and news about Scottish golfers all over the world. Editor, Colin Farquharson, and Webmaster, Gillian Kirkwood, are always looking for golf news to publish.

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