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Citigroup analysts predict a Yes vote would damage Scotland and the UK

The report said the Scottish Government "seems to be pursuing a policy of sterlingisation" after Alex Salmond – whose favoured option of a formal currency union with the UK has been ruled out by the main Westminster parties – said Scotland could keep …

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Scottish Independence: Yes Scotland Racks Up 1 Million Declaration Signatures

"We are hugely grateful – not just to the one million plus people in Scotland who have now signed the Yes Declaration, but also to our many thousands of volunteers all around the country who have worked so hard to help us reach this target with just …

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Glasgow: Nothing Common About this Year's Commonwealth Games Host

University of Glasgow The Hunterian: Scotland's oldest public museum houses the largest permanent display of James McNeill Whistler's work as well as The Mackintosh House (the reassembled interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home). Willow Tea …

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Collectors pass up wines for whiskies as prices soar

According to the Investment Grade Scotch index, published by Whisky Highland in Tain, Scotland, the top 100 single malts delivered an average return of 440 percent from the start of 2008 till the end of July this year. That compares with a 31 percent …

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Cheers! Leven plant is tops

It includes 24 production lines, 11 of which are dedicated to the packaging of Diageo's world leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Johnnie Walker, Old Parr and J&B. The site also packages Diageo's key gin and vodka brands, including Gordon's Gin, …

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Just another night in Raccoonville: Mallick

When I am awakened by raccoons at 3 a.m. — it's a screeching, sobbing sound, as though they're slicing ice cubes with a broken-toothed saw — I wonder what they're trying to say to the human world. I mean, beyond the obvious slogan-ish abuse of “Your …

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High school football: New Richmond gets big-time opening win

He was a two-time letter-winner in football at the University of St. Thomas before moving on to coach at Park, his alma mater, and then at Tartan. "We are the biggest school in the Middle Border Conference; we should be making the playoffs every year …

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Frank Warren on Brook's Win, Roc Nation, Harrison

Former two-time WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison had his boxing licence re-instated last week, paving the way for a potential tartan tear-up with rapidly declining compatriot Ricky Burns. After a seven year hiatus, brought about by a battle …

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House of tutor: Dialect coach brings Gaelic authenticity to 'Outlander'

… of tartan and then folded by hand; and having the Scots speak Gaelic, the language of the time. That's why resident hunk Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) often affectionately refers to Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) as “Sassenach,” which means …

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Single Malts Direct at The Lonach Highland Gathering …

Scotch Whisky News. The Lonach Highland Gathering is today! So come and see us for a wee dram and buy your exclusive bottle of Lonach 2014 Single Malt. We are hosting the “Whiskies Of Scotland” whisky marquee there. See you all there …

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Final Curtain on Tomatin 30yo at The Whisky Barrel

Final Curtain on Tomatin 30yo at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News. August 23rd, 2014. the-whisky-barrel-new-logo-2011. Tomatin 30 Year Old All good drams must come to an end, including this newsletter's choice selection of single …

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Dahlia Nails: Summer Tartan

I thought it was about time I tried a tartan print on my nails as it's one of the only major prints I haven't attempted. I found this cute t-shirt on the Topshop website which inspired my colour palette: a nice clashing bright blue and …

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The Scottish referendum boils down to an issue of trust

Which politicians we believe in is, at the end of the day, a matter of faith. This referendum campaign, the starting-gun for which was fired yesterday when the Scottish Parliament held its last session – thank God – before the vote, will provide the …

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STV announces second live debate on Scottish independence referendum

Yes or No – The Debate will be broadcast live from The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on September 2 between 8pm and 10pm. The programme will feature two panels of three representatives from each side of the referendum debate, discussing key topics …

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Scottish Power offer £5000 reward: Thieves stole copper from live electricity …

Around 1300m of copper cable carrying 11,000 volts of electricity was stolen, and Scottish Power were there most of the day repairing the damage. The damage caused cost thousands of pounds to fix, while the value of the copper stolen was minimal.

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The Scottish Doctor will see you now

There's another character in there who has an accent and with [lead writer Steven] Moffat being Scottish, he's bringing that to it too. Then there was Amy Pond previously, played by Karen Gillan. The tartan Tardis seems to be quite a big part of Doctor …

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Scottish independence: battle for votes moves to pop-up shops and letterboxes

With the referendum entering the critical final month, the battle is expected to become increasingly combative as the Scottish National party and yes campaign strive to close a persistent 14-point gap in the polls. On Monday, Scotland's first minister …

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Which children's books define the Scottish identity?

Sherlock Holmes, stalking the streets of London with his pipe and deerstalker hat: what fictional character could be more English? And yet in the Scottish National Library's current exhibition on great Scottish achievements, Sherlock Holmes' iconic …

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Lord Birt: Independent Scotland's viewers must pay extra for BBC

But Blair Jenkins, Yes Scotland chief executive and former head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, said: “BBC programmes and services will continue to be available to audiences in Scotland as they are to audiences in Ireland and other …

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Hunt to give guarantee on NHS contracts privatisation

In an attempt to counter Yes campaign claims that publicly-run NHS Scotland services would be threatened by the agreement, Jeremy Hunt will write to his Scottish Government opposite number Alex Neil giving assurances it would not give private …

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Referendum campaign reaches final stage with four weeks until vote

Scottish singing duo The Proclaimers will join Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins in Edinburgh on Friday morning, promising "an important campaign announcement". Former prime minister Gordon Brown will join Scottish Labour leader Johann …

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Independence vote could force Westminster to get rid of Trident

A Yes vote is likely to result in the removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland. This would be a major achievement in itself. But the consequences of independence would be even greater. We can reasonably expect that London would decide to scrap Trident, …

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Facts about NHS funding in Scotland – News stories – GOV.UK

Misleading claims have been made that Scotland's NHS funding is losing out because of privatisation of the NHS in England. This is not true. Here are some clear facts about the NHS in the UK and the money we are …

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Police: Illegal steroids manufactured and sold out of …

Illegal steroids were being manufactured in Scotland County and distributed across the United States and China, according to Captain Jon Edwards with the Scotland County Sheriff's Office.

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Argyll News: Rail Union calls on Scottish Government to act …

'It would be a massive gamble for the Scottish Parliament to plough on regardless of the hard facts and leave the important and iconic Caledonian Sleeper service at clear risk of collapsing into the kind of chaos that seems to …

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Thistle take on Hoops in Scottish Premiership | Football …

INVERNESS manager John Hughes claims losing Caley Thistle captain Richie Foran to injury is as big a blow as Celtic being without inspirational skipper Scott Brown.

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What would Scottish Independence mean for banking?

It's the height of summer and most people are out of town, so a time for quiet reflection for those of us left around. In my case, I started reflecting upon Scottish devolution. The vote is not far away now…

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Single energy market 'likely to continue' if Scotland votes Yes

There are "robust" indications that a single British energy market will continue in the event of Scottish independence, according to a renewable energy investor. A continuing joint Great Britain electricity market is seen as a "natural outcome" if …

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Mackay apologises and vows to make return

Malky Mackay offered a grovelling apology and vowed that he would salvage his career after the text message scandal that has exposed the former Cardiff City manager. Malky Mackay offered a grovelling apology and vowed that he would salvage his career …

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Exploring Scotland's Past and Present

It charts the fortunes of a World War II-era nurse who finds herself transported to 18th-century Scotland, where she encounters both political and romantic turmoil in the Highlands. The scouting of castles and lochs for shooting held its own charms …

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Rowan Tree Cottage, Isle of Skye, Scotland: B&B review

The postcard-pretty whitewashed croft house, with grey-blue paintwork, dates from 1903 and is easy to spot, with its two colourful kangaroos outside. As I crunched up the drive, Alan, in bright Fair Isle jumper, greeted me with the welcome words: “Don …

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Water and soda not allowed, they won't dilute their love for single malt

This group's main focus is the single malt Scotch –its texture, taste, smell and feel. Here, whisky acquires the aesthetic merits of what the French call an objet d'art. This band of connoisseurs attempts to identify those merits, relishing great …

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Revealed: The Full horrifying truth about Sir Nicholas Fairbairn – the other …

Despite his reputation as a womaniser and fondness for malt whisky, a daily habit that brought about his premature death aged just 61, the funeral of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn in 1995 was marked by an outpouring of respect and admiration. As more than 1 …

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UK government, green bank to invest in 74 million pound Scottish renewables …

The plant will also produce nearly 77 GWh per year of heat, which will be sold to the nearby Macallan distillery to use in its processes to make Scotch whisky. Macallan is one of the world's largest-selling single malt whiskies and is owned by the …

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Graeme Souness on life in and out of football

I'm just going to have to live with that.” There are a few Souness images in the fitba' tapestry, one being Liverpool's tartan triumvirate threatening to run off with the 1978 European Cup. Scripted? “Totally spontaneous. Although after that, every …

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