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South West Scotland receive nearly £40 million YEI share

"With UK spending being matched by EU investment this new initiative is another reason why Liberal Democrats are working to keep Scotland in Britain and Britain in Europe." – Jim Hume MSP, South Scotland. The scheme provides funding to help young …

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Scotland's new home truths project

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people across Scotland to write about what home means to them, with a selection of submissions published in a book that will be distributed during Book Week Scotland 2014.

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Michael Moore MP writes… Scotland's place in the world

If Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom in September, there is no doubt that there would be major challenges for the national security of both Scotland and the rest of the UK. The size and scale of our armed forces means the UK is considered a …

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Royal Bank of Scotland to sell contentious £3bn property unit

The Royal Bank of Scotland has promised to sell off its controversial £3bn West Register property portfolio, a legacy of six years of business insolvencies in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis. Explaining the move, RBS's head of regulatory affairs …

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Midland home designed by architectural revolutionary Edgar Wood on the market

The flamboyant Wood, who was noted for his extravagant taste in hats which lead to his nephews calling him Uncle Headgear, was an admirer of John Ruskin and William Morris, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Scotch whisky wins extra protection in Australia

Scotch whisky has been given extra protection in Australia from fake products, after the name was registered as a trademark. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the Australian market – which was worth £84m in 2013 – was one of the worst markets …

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Softball on a hot streak

The Radford University Softball team traveled to Charleston, S.C., this week to take on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in a three game series included two Highlander victories. The Highlanders kicked off the series in dominating fashion Saturday …

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Campus police receive training in crisis intervention

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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Here comes the next Bard of Scotland

Scotland was at the heart of the Tartan Treasures Poetry Competition which kicked of the Tartan Day Festival with a bonnie prize-giving on April 4. For Scotland's Year of Homecoming amateur poets were asked to write a poem explaining what Scotland …

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Four Irish named in St Andrews Trophy squad – Irish Golf Desk

James Ross (Royal Burgess), age 24 – Ross was named 2013 Scottish Amateur Golfer of the Year after breaking into the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking™. Ewan Scott (St Andrews), age 18 – Scott topped the …

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Scotch Whisky Receives Australian Trademark Protection …

April 15, 2014 – Australia is the 12th largest market for Scotch whisky exports, with growth of 7% last year. It's also one of the worst markets for counterfeit Scotch whiskies, according to the Scotch Whisky Association, which claims at least 40 …

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The Must List | The Tartan

The Must List. Ella Sparling '14 and Hayley Pomeroy '14. Arts and Life Co-Editors. 1. “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories”. You may have loved him on screen as the temp or in real life as Mindy Kahling's BFF, but B.J. …

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International Trailer for Paul Haggis' THIRD PERSON with …

THIRD PERSON is a romantic drama film directed and written by Paul Haggis (Crash) which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival to negative reviews. The ensemble cast including James Franco, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, …

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The Orchard: Edinburgh, Scotland

We stopped for some gas and a bathroom break once we were in Scotland. As usual, several of us were wearing Canada clothing and a Scottish couple asked us where in Canada we were from. It turns out that the woman's …

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UK Energy minister on Scottish independence: “Better …

Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in the UK, last week gave a speech in Edinburgh, Scotland, providing his view of the impacts of Scottish independence, to be voted on in September this …

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Scotland, stay with us! Scottish girls are the bustiest … – Metro

It's official. Scottish lasses have bigger busts. At least according to department store Debenhams (and our handy graphic above). Sales figures from Debenhams reveal that females from across the border are an average …

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Who has the advantage in the Scottish Premiership playoff …

Hibernian's 2-0 defeat to Aberdeen a fortnight ago brought to a close the Scottish Premiership's pre-split fixtures but opened up one of the most exciting run-ins the bottom of the table has seen in years. The introduction of a …

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Scottish trade unions back Palestine scholarship scheme

Palestinian students could find a foothold in Scotland's universities due to campaigners' efforts to secure scholarships for the best and brightest. Scottish trade unions threw their backing behind the project yesterday at their national congress in …

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Scottish FA to fund parachute payments for Premiership play …

It has emerged that any parachute payments due to a top flight club relegated to the Championship via the Premiership playoffs will be funded by the Scottish FA and not the league. Parachute payments had previously been …

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In pictures: Who's in the running for PFA Scottish Premiership Player of the Year

YESTERDAY we discovered the runners for this season's Scottish Professional Football League player of the year awards, with PFA Scotland revealing who had been nominated for the Championship, League 1 and League 2 gongs. Today it was the turn of …

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Scottish independence: Debt dump worth more than oil, says CPPR

Dumping a share of the UK's debt would be worth twice as much to an independent Scotland as North Sea oil, academics have said. It would improve the nation's fiscal balance from an otherwise poor outlook, the Glasgow University report said. Scottish …

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Green MP Caroline Lucas vows to keep up fracking fight

Britain's only Green MP has vowed to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during high-profile protests. Britain's only Green MP has vowed to continue her fight to end …

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Scottish government announces £4m extra funding for green energy scheme

First Minister Alex Salmond said the scheme was "vital" to enable Scotland to be "a truly low-carbon economy". Mr Salmond announced the extra money during a visit to Lewis, following a meeting of the Scottish Cabinet on the isle. He said: "Scotland is …

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Glasgow 2014: Team Scotland name Aquatics squad

The 38 swimmers and two divers selected were confirmed today by Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with Scottish Swimming. Team Scotland Chef de Mission, Jon Doig said: “I am delighted to announce the biggest Aquatics team we …

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Scottish recovery improving but still faces challenges

Almost 90% of tourism businesses were either more optimistic or at a similar level in a year when the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup both come to Scotland. More than 26% expect increasing demand as the year goes on. However, there were a …

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Alex Salmond's ex-economic adviser criticises claim at heart of poster campaign

The economic claim at the heart of Yes Scotland's multi-million pound poster campaign fails to prove Scots would be better off after independence, one of Alex Salmond's most senior former economic advisers has said. Prof John Kay, formerly on the First …

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Stoke City: Former trainee Kris Commons up for Scotland's player of the year …

PFA Scotland chief executive Fraser Wishart said: "This is the top award for players. There's no greater honour in football than to be voted the best player in your country by your fellow professionals." Commons made his senior breakthrough at Stoke …

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Scotland to play in 3rd division of Nations League

SCOTTISH FA chief executive Stewart Regan has confirmed that Scotland will play in the third division of the new UEFA Nations League competition. The inaugural edition of the new competition, which offers additional places in qualifying play-offs for …

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Easter warning for hill walkers in Scotland

Heading to Scotland this Easter? Don't be fooled by the sunny weather – winter is not over in the Highlands yet, and hill walkers heading north are urged to be prepared. Mountain safety expert Heather Morning warns hill walkers heading to Scotland this …

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Michael Stumpf, sculptor: 'I like the analogy of sourdough. You take a piece …

Having trained in the Mackintosh Building he was delighted to be asked to do a show in its central gallery though it was a daunting prospect thanks to its celebrated decoration by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Stumpf wanted to "incorporate the activity of …

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Scotch exhibition returns for Spirit of Speyside

James Campbell, chairman of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, said: “It is fantastic that we will have this window into the life of Scotch whisky right here on our doorstep. To have such treasured artefacts in the area in time for the Festival is …

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Scotch whisky concerned about independence 'risks'

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 "reassurances" …

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Scotch whisky protected by new Australian trademark

More than £84 million worth of genuine Scotch was sold in Australia last year, making it the 12th largest overseas market for the industry, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said. Since 2005, the SWA has taken action to stop the sale of 40 brands of …

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Tartan Day celebrated in Fergus

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Expert Picks: RBC Heritage

This week marks the 23rd event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, as players head to the South Carolina coast for the RBC Heritage, where 130 players will battle for the tartan jacket. Each week, a panel of experts will offer up their picks from four …

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