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Scottish independence: Governments clash over pension costs

An independent Scotland would have to fund pension costs of an additional £450 per working-age adult each year, the UK government has claimed. It has published analysis by the Department of Work and Pensions indicating the increased costs that could …

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Pernod Ricard USA Expands Relationship with Southern Wine & Spirits to 33 …

The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, …

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Beer me in Belltown, and other reader questions

Despite its name, the Whisky Bar draws more patrons for its stellar 24 beer taps than its scotch offerings. Off the main drag is Bambino's, 401 Cedar St., a pizza joint that locals visit for the standout beer selection (18 beers on tap and a menu of …

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Herald journalists recognised at national awards

The sponsors were National Express, Clydesdale Bank, Diageo, Johnnie Walker, VisitScotland, Scotch Whisky Association, 3×1 Public Relations, Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Event Consultants Scotland, VisionEvents, The Scottish Newspaper Society and …

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Fireball Whisky: Selling a Brand, Shot by Shot

All of this may sound unappealing if you're the kind of person who finds comfort in a snifter of peaty single malt Scotch. But it helps explain why Fireball has become synonymous with fun for young hedonists throughout the U.S. It may be the first …

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Whisky dip hits Pernod Ricard as its Chinese sales slump

… in China reflects a wider trend being seen within the Scotch exporting sector. The Scotch Whisky Association reported earlier this month that the volume of Scotch exported to China had tumbled by 27% last year, from 22.9m bottles in 2012 to 16.7m …

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Tartan-clad McManus happy to be left flying the Saltire

McManus sported a pair of natty tartan trousers when beating Higgins earlier in the wee and the 43-year-old, twice a Crucible semi-finalist, will be wearing them again because they've brought him good luck so far at snooker's spiritual home. "Maybe the …

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Girls lacrosse: Tartan holds off JM/Lourdes

Girls lacrosse: Tartan holds off JM/Lourdes Post-Bulletin staff, Post-Bulletin staff Post-Bulletin Company, LLC. Tartan scored eight goals in the first half and went on to defeat John Marshall/Lourdes 11-9 in non-conference girls lacrosse on Thursday …

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Edinburgh Adventure | Review: Angels with Bagpipes

Angels with Bagpipes (what a name – well, it is opposite St Giles' Church) is located on the Royal Mile,and a prime tourist location. It looks absolutely gorgeous from the outside, and as we were dressed in jeans and tees, we …

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No Bagpipes: 8 New Irish Rock Bands to Lose It To | MTV …

No Bagpipes: 8 New Irish Rock Bands to Lose It To. Photo courtesy of the artist. Words by Robert Moore. In the digital age, it is easier than ever for young bands to soak up disparate musical influences, overcoming whatever geographic or …

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How would Scottish independence change Westminster?

The SNP has said the election should take place as normal, with Scotland's candidates competing for curtailed, 10-month terms as UK MPs. But the party's Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, has also suggested the general election could be put back by a …

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[Burn's Monument, Ayr, Scotland] (LOC) – Flickr

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Views of landscape and architecture in Scotland (DLC) 2001703567 More information about the Photochrom …

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Yvette Cooper warns about immigration in independent …

Labour claims Alex Salmond has to 'come clean on immigration'. Yvette Cooper argues an independent Scotland would need 'significantly higher immigration'.

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East Scotland sea eagle chick 'disappears' on grouse moor …

Last year we celebrated the news of the first sea eagle chick to fledge in East Scotland for over 200 years (see here). This year we're discussing his 'disappearance' (in all likelihood his death) in a well-known grouse moor …

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Grand Masters make tournament debut in Scotland | Hook …

Grand Masters make tournament debut in Scotland. Ireland travel to Glasgow on Friday to take part in their first ever weekend event as a Grand Masters squad. The Celtic Cup tournament at Clydesdale HC has entries from …

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Third Scotland « – Bella Caledonia

"The scale of change in Scotland in recent years has been of historic proportions. One consequence of this has been the sense of incomprehension and even loss in parts of pro-union Scotland along with UK elites, who have …

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The RSPB: News: RSPB Scotland welcomes Scottish …

Four committees of the Scottish Parliament today published their recommendations on the Governments third National Planning Framework (NPF3).

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Impressions from the Road: The Scottish Borders | Traveling …

Another batch of impressions from the road, this time on the Scottish Borders.

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Honorary degree and freedom of Stirling for Andy Murray

In a busy day around his home area, he also visited the Cromlix hotel, which he recently bought and redeveloped, and received an award from Tennis Scotland. 'Inspirational figure'. An emotional Murray became only the third freeman of Stirling in a …

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Scotland would beat UK to high speed rail – Salmond

The First Minister said that the Scottish Government would “not wait 30 years for high speed rail” to be delivered by Westminster and pledged to commission a feasibility study on work on HSR beginning from the north heading south, if Scotland becomes …

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Euro 2020: Glasgow faces home nation competition, say SFA

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan thinks Scotland will need to fight it out with their neighbours if Hampden is to be a Euro 2020 venue. Glasgow will face competition from up to 30 cities, including London, Cardiff and Dublin, to stage matches.

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Visita a Escocia

Esta ciudad que ejerce de sede del diseño, la arquitectura y una veintena de museos de primera línea, retiene como uno de sus atractivos perennes la huella de Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Arquitecto, diseñador de interiores y mobiliario, …

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Patrick Reed & Rickie Fowler Considering Contesting 2014 …

A unique insight into the world's greatest golfers and the game they play. News · Golf research · Life on tour · Course features · Stats · About Us · Contact … On top of Europe's best looking forward to competing for a first time at Royal Aberdeen is a number of leading American players now believing Phil Mickelson has got it right in contesting the Scottish Open in the week prior to The Open. Mickelson became the first player ever to win both the Scottish Open and The …

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The Watchman's Bagpipes: Random Apostasies and Heresies

It's that time again, ladies and gentlemen, so let's just jump right in there! Jacob Prasch is someone I've read stuff from now and then, and he usually has some pretty good stuff – but other stuff by him I have to disagree with.

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Scotch whisky posts UK volumes drop – figures – Just-Drinks

Scotch whisky's home market has appeared immune to booming global demand for the spirit, with new figures showing the UK volumes for the category fell last year by 3%.

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The Whisky Notebook: Ballantine's launches limited edition …

The Limited Edition Golf Packs, first launched in 2012, are designed to reinforce the shared values, provenance and heritage between the renowned Scotch whisky and one of Scotland's most revered sports. The 2014 …

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Whisky in America presented at Ely Stage Stop | Lake …

The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive, international community of members recognized for their outstanding commitment to Scotch Whisky. The mission of the Keepers of the Quaich is to promote the values and image of …

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easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZBF (msn 2923) (Tartan …

easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZBF (msn 2923) (Tartan – “Inverness”) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 922372. Posted on March 13, 2014 by Bruce Drum. Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. EasyJet (UK): AG Slide Show.

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What will you create with Kate Middleton's Strathearn tartan?

The Strathearn tartan was famously worn by Kate Middleton in 2012 at the Jubilee and has become a signature accessory for the Royal couple.

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Pernod Ricard buys Sonoma winery, thirsty for more

The French wine and spirits conglomerate Pernod Ricard, which makes Absolut vodka, Glenlivet Scotch whisky and Beefeater gin, has bought the Sonoma's Kenwood Vineyards from F. Korbel & Bros. and is looking for more targeted U.S. winery deals.

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Ballantine's 17 Year Old Glentauchers

Ballantine's, the world's No. 2 Scotch whisky, has today announced the release of Ballantine's 17 Year Old Signature Distillery Glentauchers Edition. This special blend completes a set of four limited editions, each of which has been created to …

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Scottish independence: plans to loosen immigration controls 'need debate'

She told the Guardian that Salmond needed to publish the Scottish government's analysis about the numbers of additional migrants and the potential costs and benefits to the economy, particularly to meet a predicted pensions deficit because of Scotland …

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Sandy Jardine: Rangers, Hearts and Scotland great dies aged 65

Jardine's on-field contribution that term was such, though, that he was named Scotland's player of the year for the second time at the age of 37. The honour came 11 years after he first won the award. After his playing career ended, he returned to work …

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Zero-hours contracts not controlled if Scotland votes yes – Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband will on Friday promise strict controls on zero-hours contracts across the UK including Scotland, as he seeks to warn the Scots that independence might force their country to compete with England by becoming a low tax, low regulation economy.

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Gordon Brown: Scotland faces pension 'time bomb' – Citywire

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is criticised as he warns an independent Scotland will face a pensions 'time bomb'.

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