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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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Europe vote key part of Scottish plebiscite – Click on Wales

Europe vote key part of Scottish plebiscite. Adam Ramsay examines the interconnections between next month's EU election and Scotland's referendum in September. April 16th, 2014. In September, Scotland will vote on …

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Joan McAlpine: My cut and keep guide to pensions it Scotland votes Yes to …

After independence, a Scottish Government will ask pensions experts to look at keeping the retirement age below 67. But how can an independent Scotland afford better pensions? Pensions are more affordable in Scotland because we pay more tax per head …

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Scottish Independence 'Nightmare' For Energy Firms, Warns Industry Chief

Scottish independence could be a "bit of a nightmare" for the energy industry that could see companies forced to pass on the costs of the extra regulation needed to the consumer, the head of the energy sector's trade body has warned. In an interview …

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Pedal on Parliament: the stakes are high ahead of Scottish referendum

In 2012, we organised the first Pedal on Parliament (PoP), a mass bike ride where 4,000 people called on the Scottish parliament for a cycle-friendly Scotland. What we thought would be a one-off event is now scheduled again for 26 April 2014. Much has …

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Growth in Scottish economy slows

The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013 compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK, according to official figures. Events at the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, which was shut down in October during an industrial dispute, was …

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Scottish independence: Carmichael promises more power for isles

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has promised to deliver greater powers for the Northern and Western Isles. The Orkney and Shetland MP said government from Edinburgh had been "just as bad and just as dangerous" for the islands "as it is from …

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Scottish independence: Labour unveils five-point pledge as battle for women's …

The move follows Alex Salmond's unexpected promotion of two female ministers to the Scottish Cabinet and call for the boards of businesses to be made up of 40 per cent women after independence. Critics dismissed the move as the “very worst type of …

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ONS data: Scottish unemployment rises by 3000

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said: "It is encouraging to see 16,000 more Scots move into work and the number claiming Job Seeker's Allowance fall for the 17th straight month. "There are now 68,000 more people in work and around 32,000 fewer …

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Worry as foodbank demand increases by 400% across Scotland

Ewan Gurr, Scotland development officer for the Trussell Trust, said: “Foodbanks are an incredible community response to crisis but the pressure people are experiencing in Scotland is cause for concern. “Benefit delays highlight a faulty infrastructure …

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Brown's personal reflection on his Scotland

While his office declined to be drawn on "My Scotland, Our Britain", the work, as the title suggests, is a personal reflection from the former Prime Minister on what it means to be Scottish and British in the modern United Kingdom. Loading article content.

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The place to be – Glasgow bietet 2014 ein erstklassigen Veranstaltungsangebot

Ein funktionaler Neubau, der die von Charles Rennie Mackintosh entworfene Glasgow School of Art zeitgenössisch ergänzt und den Schülern der berühmten Kunstschule als moderne Kunstfabrik und Ideenschmiede dient. Entworfen wurde der Neubau von …

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Breakthrough in fight against Scotch whisky fakes in Australia

Scotch whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Australia, giving consumers and the industry better protection against the growing market for fake whiskies there. The Scotch Whisky Association said Australia was one of the worst …

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Johnson wins on Tartan Tour bow

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 former Solheim Cup player, whose wins in a 17-year career as a professional straddle the Atlantic, shot rounds of 72 and 71 for …

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SWA wins certification right in Australia – Just-Drinks

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has claimed a victory in “one of the worst markets for fake Scotch” after the spirit was registered as a certification trademark in Australia. The industry trade body, which said the country …

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WhiskyIntelligence.com » Blog Archive » The Whisky …

The Whisky Exchange Blog “Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom” – Scotch Whisky News. April 15th, 2014. WEL … The introduction is light hearted and pokes fun at some of the outdated marketing lines regarding whisky drinking. Dave points …

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UNIVERSITY OUTFIT: TARTAN BLAZER & ASOS SKINNY …

UNIVERSITY OUTFIT: TARTAN BLAZER & ASOS SKINNY JEANS. Sometime back I posted one of my typical University outfits, which usually consists of skinny jeans, shirt/sweater and a random jacket. This is another outfit I …

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First Trailer For Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' – Starring Liam …

From Sony Pictures Classics comes this first trailer for writer/director Paul Haggis' romantic-drama 'Third Person,' which stars Liam Neeson, Kim B.

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James Franco, Mila Kunis & More in 'Third Person …

Following a debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and a forthcoming slot at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, an international trailer for Paul Haggis' most recent directorial effort Third Person has …

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Scotland Risks Eurozone-Style Crisis if Issues Surrounding …

This September the people of Scotland will go to the polls to vote whether or not they should remain in the UK. One of the key motivations for this move is to gain greater economic sovereignty so that Scotland can restructure …

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Utah Symphony: On the run with Scottish percussionist …

Scottish percussionist Colin Currie returns to Abravanel Hall this week, performing two works by Elliott Carter. Currie had been scheduled to premiere a concerto by Andrew Norman, but the composer's music publisher …

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US-Scottish relations and the Megrahi release

[A very interesting and perceptive article headlined US remains a wild card in Scottish independence vote appears today on the website of The Washington Post. Perhaps inevitably, it contains a few sentences referring to the ...

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