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British Politics and Policy at LSE – Many aspects of the …

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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Jason Scotland-Williams defends himself over London …

THE man accused of cheating during the London Marathon says he has "done nothing wrong" despite finishing the second half of the race quicker than Olympic champion Mo Farah. (Latest News,Jason Scotland Williams,Mo …

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Women-only Scottish Cabinet event « Shropshire Star

A women-only Scottish Cabinet event will be held to debate issues related to the independence referendum.

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Police in dawn raids on suspected £2.5m bogus workmen

The 13 men and one woman, all from the east of Scotland, are accused of working within an illegal enterprise, which preys upon the elderly and disabled, coercing them into parting with large sums of money. The alleged crimes – said to have been …

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Why CBI Scotland has made a big mistake

As a self-declared representative organisation of corporate Scotland, the CBI should reflect the broad position of its members and be an interested but benign observer in the debate, adopting a position of strict neutrality. It has not. It has acted …

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The Watchman's Bagpipes: Where, O death, is your victory?

The Watchman's Bagpipes. Thoughts from the Christian perspective: discernment issues as they relate to the current state of the church and society. We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations …

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An Ode To Tartan | Lyle & Scott | North Sea Air Creative

For An Ode To Tartan, Lyle & Scott's modern take on heritage, the brand partnered with Scottish poet Stuart Cosgrove in this wonderfully twisted film. As the brand states, they cannot escape their history, and just as tartan is …

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Scottish medal winner top of the world after battling bears, frostbite and sub …

Scottish medal winner top of the world after battling bears, frostbite and sub-zero temperatures to complete the North Pole marathon. Apr 20, 2014 11:07; By Fiona Russell; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SHONA THOMSON joins the elite …

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Scottish animal rights campaigners free 130 bears from captivity in appalling …

IN farms all over China, bears are milked for their bile for use in traditional medicine, but the animals suffer such appalling treatment in squalid conditions that Scottish-led Animals Asia felt the need to intervene at a farm in Nanning. 130 bears …

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So what do the English think of Scottish independence?

The Claremont in Manchester's maligned Moss Side describes itself as a community pub (ideal for funerals and christenings) and soon I am buying raffle tickets for a local charity and hoping my purple Scottish notes will pass unremarked. A cheer …

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Why the fight for independence has left Yes Scotland behind

I was approached as chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland and quickly found myself one of a hastily assembled group of actors and activists, socialists and singers sharing the stage at the Cineworld complex in Edinburgh's Fountainbridge – an …

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Scottish independence campaign is gaining ground, polls show

With five months to go before the referendum that could lead to Scotland leaving the UK, the gap between the yes and no camps has narrowed, suggesting a two-point swing could be enough to secure independence on 18 September. An ICM poll for the …

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Scottish independence: Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland leave CBI

Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against independence. A statement from Scottish Enterprise said CBI Scotland had taken a "political …

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Baker Consultants Expands into Scotland >> Offshore Wind

At the start of its sixth year in business, Baker Consultants has formalised its presence in Scotland with the appointment of Jane Forrest, to set-up and run a team near Aviemore, Inverness-shire. Baker Consultants Expands …

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Police in dawn raids on suspected £2.5m bogus workmen …

POLICE believe that they have smashed Scotland's biggest doorstep crime gang, thought to have conned up to £2.5million from vulnerable victims.

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Why I'll move to Scotland after I graduate if it votes yes …

One Durham University student explains why he'll be moving north if it's a yes vote in Scotland. Wikimedia. I am English. I was born in London, and despite living in the US for several years as I was growing up, I have now …

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Why Nato will say no to an independent Scotland | UK …

IT will be “almost impossible” for an independent Scotland to join Nato because some member states fear it could encourage separatists within their own borders, senior alliance sources revealed yesterday.

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VIDEO: Scottish Cabinet meet people of the Western Isles …

A public Q&A session was held in Stornoway Town Hall yesterday (Wednesday) following the meeting of the Scottish Cabinet.

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The Case for a Scottish Secular Republic – Newsnet Scotland

By Mark McNaught. The Scottish government will set out an interim written constitution at the end of the current parliamentary session at the end of June, with plans for a constitutional convention to be held after full …

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Main Scottish schedule « Shropshire Star

Main Scottish schedule. Good morning from Press Association Scotland. Here is the main schedule for Sunday April 20. Latest news from Scotland. Tweet. SCOTLAND Pensions: Former prime minister Gordon Brown will …

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Scottish referendum will be the biggest political betting …

According to Mike Smithson of the blog Political Betting, the Scottish Independence referendum is on its way to becoming “the biggest political betting event outside the general election and the White House race.” Using data …

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Exposed: Scotland's 'untouchable' legal high kingpin recruits army of dealers …

THE dealer behind Scotland's biggest network of deadly new party drugs can be exposed today. Gary Hewitt is shamelessly recruiting an army of dealers for his business in so–called legal highs, promising them £100,000 a year. The 31–year–old believes he …

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Gordon Brown warns of a £1.5 billion pensions blackhole if Scotland votes YES …

I will set out a positive forward-looking case for the best future for Scotland, showing how in areas such as pensions it makes good sense to combine having a Scottish parliament with being part of Britain." Brown will also warn that Scotland's pension …

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No cheers for the IPL – It does leave behind a bad taste in the mouth

I remained unpersuaded; but, before he left, Professor Szynmanski pulled out of his bag a gift he had carried for me all the way from the United States — a bottle of rare Scotch whisky. It was a kind and well-meaning gesture. In the event, I kept the …

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Silent Distillery Profile; Port Ellen – WhiskyIntelligence.com

Silent Distillery Profile; Port Ellen – Scotch Whisky History. April 20th, 2014. IMG_1270. Silent Distillery Profile; Port Ellen. by Lawrence Graham. Operational: 1825 silent from 1929-67 but bonded warehouses and maltings continued to operate …

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Book Spotlight~ Rakes in Tartan | Raine Delight

What's a romance? You may think you know, but… The standard definition of a romance has been undergoing some change lately, but the definition of romance has always been changing. Right now, most of us see a …

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Camelon ready for Scottish Cup second leg

Camelon have one foot in the Scottish Junior Cup final, but they must do the business at Glenafton's New Loch Park today (Sunday). The Mariners take a 2-1 advantage to New Cumnock this afternoon knowing that another Ayrshire side, Hurlford, await them …

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Scottish Ballet stars talk about being mums and how it has enhanced their …

Eve, Claire and Kara strike a pose with their kids. They're sharing the role of Juliet's mother Lady Capulet in Scottish Ballet's latest show, but off stage they're mums for real too. MARIA CROCE talks to the trio about returning to the stage after …

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Heriot's beat Glasgow Hawks 31-10 to lift Scottish Cup

Heriot's beat Glasgow Hawks 31-10 to lift Scottish Cup. Heriot's have lifted the RBS Cup after defeating Glasgow Hawks 31-10 in the final at Broadwood Stadium. The Edinburgh side, who finished fourth in the RBS Premiership, scored tries through Harry …

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Three flee car fire in park's lion enclosure

A FAMILY were forced to flee their car after it caught fire in the middle of the lion enclosure in a safari park, it emerged yesterday. A FAMILY were forced to flee their car after it caught fire in the middle of the lion enclosure in a safari park, it …

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Arbroath smokin'

WHILE the main focus of the winter for cricket followers centred on Scotland's mixed fortunes in respectively failing and succeeding to qualify for the T20 and 50-over World Cups, another round of domestic league reconstruction almost slipped through …

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Union blues: Would an independent Scotland honour her …

Buoyant is the default position of Alex Salmond, SNP leader and Scotland's first minister but he is unusually buoyed up at present. He, after all, has a history of winning in Scotland. Were I a Scot living in England I would be …

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The Orchard: Duart Castle, The Isle of Mull, Scotland

Road Trip Day 5: One of our main goals in going to Scotland was to go to the Isle of Skye where our first McLean ancestor was born. I have written about Lauchlan McLean before, and how he was the first McLean to come to …

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Wings Over Scotland | Votes of No confidence

It has been so shamelessly threatening that at times I have wondered if it is part of a covert plot to drive Scotland away. As we have got closer to the September vote, the arguments against independence have got more …

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'Under the Skin': Mysterious femme fatale roaming Scotland

In Under the Skin, a deeply creepy and mysterious noir from filmmaker Jonathan Glazer, Scarlett Johansson is this quite literal femme fatale, robotic, hypnotic, trolling Scotland – cities, villages, the cold rocky shores – for prey.

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