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Scottish Parliament passes legislation establishing Scotland's first tax …

The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill establishes Revenue Scotland as the authority responsible for collecting and managing the taxes devolved to the Scottish government, which will come into effect on 1 April 2015. It also contains a "robust and …

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EU will probe Italian mob link to Scotland

The body also found Italian organised crime operations in Romania, Spain, Portugal and France. Several other international crime groups have tried to muscle in to Scotland in recent years, including Albanians and English groups with links to the Caribbean.

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Rise in new homes across Scotland

The new figures show that 15,957 new homes were delivered in Scotland in the year to March 2014, compared to 14,895 in the previous year. This is the first increase since 2007-08. The figure includes new build housing, rehabilitations, and conversions.

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Tequila and Bourbon “not needed” for basic cocktails

The husband-and-wife authors, who write the 12bottlebar.com blog, do however explain the lack of Tequila, Scotch, Irish and Bourbon whiskies as a “personal choice”, and of course consumers are free to choose what sits in their home bar. The book is …

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Johnnie Walker 'Ryder Cup Limited edition'

Johnnie Walker has the largest reserves of Scotch Whisky in the world, but only 1 in 10,000 casks contain whiskies of sufficient character to produce the smooth signature taste of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The luxury Scotch Whisky uses some of the …

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Liam Rudden: Rock and Rollers nostalgia

People who haven't seen each other for 30 years are being reunited through the show – many wearing their tartan for the first time in three decades. We've had 'girls' who ran the fan club, chambermaids who cleaned the boys' rooms back in the day, a …

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Thousands hated it….but garish Commonwealth kilts boost Moray firm

It may have cause a stir in Scotland, but the Commonwealth Games tartan has given a Moray firm an international boost. The Team Scotland uniform received a positive reception from more than 400 athletes and officials – but a mixed reception from the …

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YOUTH OLYMPICS IN CHINA – 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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SCOTTISH DISABLED GOLF – Scottish Golf View

Disabled golfers from across Scotland travelled to Lundin Golf Club, Fife to participate in the final team qualifier for Scottish Disability Golf's Order of Merit Championship. Winners from the day, along with other selected Scots …

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mark steyn: bagpipes seized at canadian border by us …

I wrote two weeks ago about two New Hampshire teenagers having their bagpipes seized at the northern border by US Customs & Border Protection. This would be the same “border” “protection” agency that has turned the …

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New in Stock & Back in Stock at Single Malts Direct – Scotch …

New in Stock & Back in Stock at Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News. August 18th, 2014. SMD LOGO. New in stock… AA SMD 1. Arran Devils Punch Bowl Chapter 3 53.4% | 70cl “For Chapter 3 of the Devils Punch Bowl I have chosen a …

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada 1st Friday Outtrun …

Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada 1st Friday Outtrun Tasting September 5th, 2014 – Scotch Whisky News. August 15th, 2014. SMWS 3 Glasses. This official notice, sent to all members for the next monthly Tasting Event is coming to you …

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ICC game brings top soccer talent, support to Heinz Field …

The Tartan. Carnegie Mellon's Student Newspaper Since 1906. Like us on Facebook · Follow us on Twitter · Follow our RSS feed. August 15, 2014. Home · News · Sci/Tech · Forum · Sports · Pillbox · Comics · Advertising …

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28 Tartan, Plaid & Argyle Patterns (with Photoshop .PAT …

You can include any one of these 28 Photoshop Patterns in varying color and pattern combinations to add some depth and character into your designs. Be it subtle or bold, these tartan, plaid and argyle patterns will give a …

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Scottish Independence: Working class boost for Yes

Scottish Independence: Working class boost for Yes. It is thought working class voters could hold the key to the referendum. Picture: Stuart Cobley. Published on the 20 August 2014 09:49. Published 20/08/2014 09:49. Print this. Sponsored by. House Of …

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Scottish independence: what history tells us about the outcome of the referendum

With effective management of Scottish politics and rapid economic development in the years from 1760 to 1820 the difficulties were less obvious. As governments stood back from society in the nineteenth century Scottish elites had considerable autonomy …

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Scottish independence: 'Only 35 years of oil'

Sir Ian also believes the Scottish Government's central prediction of £7 billion per annum tax income from oil and gas over the next five years is £2 billion per annum too high. This difference represents £370 less for every person in Scotland every year.

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#BBCtrending: Going Gaga for Scottish independence

After over 300 years together, is Scotland in a 'Bad Romance' with the rest of the UK? That's what Lady Alba thinks. She's become popular on social media after her spoof video about Scotland's independence referendum went viral. The video re-interprets …

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Tom Peterkin: Is Salmond Plan B good for Scotland?

SCOTTISH INDEPDENDENCE: Is the emerging Plan B a good or bad prospect for an independent Scotland, asks Tom Peterkin. Alex Salmond may be reluctant to spell out his Plan B for Scotland's currency arrangements, but it is becoming increasingly clear …

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Ninety-five per cent of MPs think Scotland will stay in the UK

Overall, 95% said they believed Scotland will stay part of the UK, with every single Conservative MP predicting a No vote. Meanwhile, 94% of Labour MPs and 89% of Liberal Democrats said they thought Scotland would not back independence.

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Scotland publishes the nation's first Marine Litter Strategy

Launching the strategy on Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Scotland's marine environment is one of our greatest assets and it is in everyone's interests to preserve it. Marine litter is a significant problem …

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World tourists pay Scotland a visit in record year

TOURISM chiefs are confident of a record-breaking summer for Scotland as it was revealed that last year saw the highest number of visitors for seven years. Overseas holiday visits rose by 16.5 per cent in the summer of 2013, with more than £500 million …

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World Maritime News – Scotland Gets Offshore Wind Super …

In what the port's Chief Executive Officer Captain Steve Gobbi described as a 'major milestone', the 400 acre facility has been given the green light from the government and its regulators Marine Scotland and Transport …

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Eyewitness: Edinburgh, Scotland | World news | The Guardian

Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series.

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Scottish Cycling Day 7: Ullapool To Broadford (Skye …

Then there are all the things that are prefixed 'Scottish'; most of the tabloids appear to have their 'Scottish' equivalents as does the YHA (I'm staying in the SYHA hostel in Broadford on Skye tonight). To a casual observer, …

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UNITED KINGDOM: Scottish Green Party Endorses Basic …

[Josh Martin] In a recent publication the Scottish Green Party stated its plan for a basic income (called a citizen's income in their writing) for Scotland if they vote for …

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The biggest brands in the Scottish trade | Scottish Licensed …

TENNENT'S Lager and Smirnoff continue to be the two biggest-selling drinks brands in the Scottish on-trade, according to data supplied by research firm CGA Strategy. The brands, owned by C&C Group and Diageo …

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Military & strategy links: Scottish contingencies, naval …

Bill Sweetman argues that things are looking up for the Royal Navy, with new assets and technologies coming on line. But concerns loom regarding the implications of Scotland's independence referendum. Meanwhile, RUSI …

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Damaging boycott is cost of city flag stunt | UK | News | Daily …

The trip, which would have injected hundreds of thousands of pounds into Glasgow, and the Scottish economy, was a reward to 600 salesmen and women, and their spouses. The Vice-President of one of the leading special …

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Scotland women held by Portugal

A stoppage-time penalty by Dolores Silva denied Scotland's women victory in a friendly in Portugal. After a scoreless first half, Rachel Corsie volleyed the visitors into the lead just after the hour mark. However, the Scots had Jennifer Beattie red …

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Bank of Scotland damned by judge as 'unconscionable' after it 'double billed …

Bank of Scotland, part of Lloyds Banking Group, had 'capitalised' the arrears, rolling the missed payments into the outstanding loan and triggering higher monthly payments to clear the debt. The practice is commonly used when borrowers fall behind on …

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Agenda: Broadcasting in Scotland would face a grim future after a Yes vote

The SNP White Paper proposes taking over the assets of BBC Scotland and creating the Scottish Broadcast Service (SBS) by entering into a joint venture with the BBC. The BBC would continue to provide shows such as Eastenders and Strictly whilst taking …

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MSPs tackle Police Scotland firearms policy

Earlier this month, Mr Penman said: "This assurance role was requested by Police Scotland, but this will be an independent review with the remit and scope that we have assessed is necessary to fulfil our objective to add value and strengthen public …

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Daily question: How much oil does Scotland have left?

As the people of Scotland weigh up how to vote in the independence referendum, they are asking questions on a range of topics. In this series, we are looking at those major questions and by using statistics, analysis and expert views shining a light on …

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Blind ambition

Vodka, bourbon, Scotch whisky, tequila, Canadian whisky, rum, gin and brandy. Those are the eight liquors that eight bartenders will be competing with at the Blind Barman competition at The Middle Spoon on August 25. Ciaran Doherty, one of the owners …

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