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Scottish independence: How would 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?

Millennia of migration – most famously in the 17th Century, when the plantation of Ulster saw English and Scottish Protestants move over in droves to Northern Ireland – has intertwined their history, culture and language. There has also been plenty of …

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Alan Warner: booze, books and why he's backing Scottish independence

Strolling past palm trees and apartment complexes, along dusty streets, Warner is incongruous: a 6ft 3in Scottish novelist, too hot in the afternoon sun of this small Spanish resort town. "My wife's from here. She grew up here – it's her place," he …

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Scottish independence: UK department denies advising 'No' vote

A Whitehall department has denied advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum. A memo issued to employees at the Department of Work and Pensions was described by unions as "badly worded". Written by permanent secretary …

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Scottish Cup 1st Round draw: Non-league sides discover who they'll face in …

GRETNA will take their first strides into the William Hill Scottish Cup since rising from the ashes of Brooks Mileson's doomed SPL adventure next month. Now known as Gretna 2008, the Lowland League side will welcome Gala Fairydean Rovers to Raydale …

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Scottish Independence: the issues concerning voters

“About 90% of North Sea oil and gas is in Scottish territorial waters so it seems sensible to me that 90% of North Sea oil and gas will be in the hands of an independent Scottish state,” said Scottish National Party MSP Jamie Hepburn. The validity of …

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Scottish independence referendum: Alistair Darling accused of defending NHS …

Alistair Darling has been accused of acting as “defender-in-chief” of NHS cuts in England, as independent thinktanks offered contradictory assessments of his claim that spending on the health service had increased under the coalition. In a radio …

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English say Scots will pay a heavy price for referendum

The researchers point out public opinion in England appears to go counter to the commitment of all three main UK parties to continue to fund Scotland through the Barnett Formula, which currently helps produce higher public spending levels north of the …

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So much for summer: Snow set to blast Scotland as forecasters warn of 'coldest …

There is even a chance of snow and sleet over the mountains of Scotland as it dips to near freezing overnight. Government figures show the last time it was this cold in August was in 1919 when the mercury rose no higher than 8.9C for four days in …

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Bill for first tax collection system in Scotland in 300 years passed

Legislation that will establish the first tax collection system in Scotland in 300 years has been passed by MSPs. The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill, which will set up Revenue Scotland, the new body which will collect two newly devolved taxes …

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Peak time rail fares in Scotland to rise by 2.5% for 2015

Peak time rail fares in Scotland are set to rise by 2.5% next year, ScotRail has announced. The increase is based on the Retail Price Inflation (RPI) figure for July, at which level the Scottish government had said it would cap increases. However …

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Shetland: Scotland's wild, awe-inspiring islands

The 10 best islands in Scotland. Winter is the time for Up Helly Aa, the fire festival that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to Lerwick. The town gives itself up to two days of celebration. Schools and council offices close. Again …

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Yes or no, Scots will 'just get on with it', says Scotland's first billionaire

Hunter is contributing £700,000 to a £3.2m fund also backed by the Royal Bank of Scotland to help an initiative set up by the Scottish government in 2012 continue until the end of 2017. It will offer grants and loans to businesses selected via a …

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'Entirely possible' Scotland won't share pound after independence, Alex …

The 'sterlingisation' option increasingly appears to be Mr Salmond's preferred Plan B, with the First Minister saying no one can stop Scotland continuing to use the pound. He adds that Scotland would walk away from its UK public debt share in such …

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Owner of Ardbeg enjoys increase in profits

"The group is very encouraged by this strong performance and remains confident in its objective to build strong premium single malt whisky brands." The Glenmorangie Company, which also owns the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and has a bottling operation in …

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Shetland Distillery Co's Shetland Reel Gin

Established last year to create a gin and whisky distillery, the company is a partnership between Scotch whisky industry specialist Stuart Nickerson and his wife Wilma and Saxa Vord owners Frank and Debbie Strang. Shetland Reel Gin was unveiled to the …

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Shetland Reel Gin marks island's first distillery

Established last year to create a gin and whisky distillery, the company is a partnership between Scotch whisky industry specialist Stuart Nickerson and his wife Wilma and Saxa Vord owners Frank and Debbie Strang. Shetland Reel Gin was unveiled to the …

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Scotland's food and drink sector achieves £14bn turnover

He said: “It is our high quality iconic food products which are driving the success of this sector – from our excellent seafood, to our top quality Scotch beef and lamb, to our whisky which is famous worldwide. “I have no doubt these are the driving …

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New Zealand distiller releases Manuka smoked whisky

The product imparts a smooth natural smokiness reminiscent of peated Scotch whisky, yet entirely unique to New Zealand with its distinct Manuka notes. Craft brewing supplier, Gladfield Malt of Canterbury is working closely with Thomson Whisky's head …

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The Night The Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay review: Punchy …

Set in the murky Glasgow underworld this latest tartan noir effort follows the business and personal fortunes of a group of shady characters running less-than-legal debt collection operations. It is a veritable cast of villains starring self-made …

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Celtic mayhem at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House August 22

Canada's Tartan Terrors are considered their own Celtic Invasion, missing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, joined by award …

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RIVER DEE BURSTS IT BANKS – 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 Golf View – Golf News from Around the World: 37th …

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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Longmorn 1996 17yo at the Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky …

Longmorn 1996 17yo at the Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News. August 11th, 2014. the-whisky-barrel-new-logo-2011. Longmorn 17 Year Old 1996. Single 1st fill sherry butt bottled March 2014 by Signatory Vintage. Terrific value …

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Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews: Review: Glenburgie Single …

Glenburgie is a little known Speyside distillery that produces a lot of malt whisky for some blended Scotch whiskies that are household names: Chivas Regal 12 years, Ballantine's Finest, Old Smuggler. It is always an …

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “August Update: Top Tier of the …

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information This is your chance to …

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Glenlivet Tasting Saturday October 4th, 2014 – Scotch …

Glenlivet Tasting Saturday October 4th, 2014 – Scotch Whisky News. August 16th, 2014. ScotchTasting … Whisky Fun Daily Updates. by Serge Valentin. August 15, 2014 …

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We're re-certified | Tartan Park Golf Course | Championship …

Tartan Park Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence LAKE ELMO, MN – Tartan Park Golf Course has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative …

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bring on the tartan from Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics …

bring on the tartan from Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics. RRC logo. “Bring on the tartan!” ~ Sir Colin Campbell. Tucked in my bookshelf is a tiny book entitled The Scottish Tartan. I retrieved it in anticipation of welcoming Ronda Carman Fine …

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Winsome, Lose some: Something overheard …

on the way back from the shops. Small child to smaller child (almost certainly his brother): "Shut up, Logan, you're starting to sound like a psychopath". Posted by Richard Haggis at 15:25 …

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Crook: Is there good reason for Scotland to stay in Britain …

Should Scotland remain part of the United Kingdom? Should Britain stay in the European Union? Does Texas, for that matter, belong in the United States? The last question isn't as urgent as the first two, but similar issues are …

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Scotland comments boomerang on Australian PM … – Blogs

On a visit to the UK last week, Mr Abbott told The Times newspaper it was hard to see how the world would be helped by Scotland becoming independent. While stating the vote was a matter for the Scots, he raised his …

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Spider photobombs BBC Scotland news – The Guardian

Reporting Scotland's early morning broadcast invaded by spider crawling across camera lens, prompting tweets from viewers.

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Nostalgia trip: an emotional return to the Isle of Jura, Scotland

Nostalgia trip: an emotional return to the Isle of Jura, Scotland. Though he hadn't travelled to Jura for a quarter of a century, the wild Scottish island always held a special place in Neil Ansell's heart. Here he describes his …

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Crowdfund this: capturing a master Scottish fiddler at work …

Let me be clear: MusicFilmWeb takes no position on the Scottish independence referendum. For the purposes of this blog post we neither support nor reject the notion that Scots should vote on September 18 to withdraw from …

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Keating: Could Scotland really break away from Britain …

Salmond (whom I interviewed last year during a visit to D.C.) has been stumbling over the question of what currency an independent Scotland would use. The ideal arrangement from the point of view of the independence …

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