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Scotland's independent schools 'add £466m to economy'

Scotland's independent schools boost the economy by almost half a billion pounds every year and generate more than 10,000 jobs, researchers have found in a report that reveals the "positive" impact private education has on the country's finances.

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The third Scotland: self-organising, self-determining, suspicious of the SNP

Scotland's gathering sense of itself has become interwoven with its changing society. It is a less deferential, ordered, high-bound place. It has become less institutionally dominated and elite-driven, as well as less Protestant, male-dominated and …

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5 free things in Glasgow, Scotland from gardens to museums to a statue with a …

Glasgow was designated U.K. City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and even a brief walk through its streets will reveal the legacy of renowned architects and designers, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thomson among others.

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Traditions may be left behind for some at RU – The Tartan

It feels as if this year has gone by much faster than usual, and before I knew it, Easter was on its way. Easter, like many other Christian holidays, has become extremely secular for some individuals. Therefore, Easter traditions …

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Alexander Lee helps lift Highlanders over Campbell – The …

Follow The Tartan. Popular; Recent; Comments. Goya, Dali, and Warhol come to campus with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. January 24, 2012. Spring break photo contest winner. April 04, 2011. Reports confirm Iran has …

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Stone tools are earliest evidence of humans in Scotland | A …

Primitive tools dug up by archaeologists in South Lanarkshire have been dated at 14,000 years old – making them the earliest evidence of humans in Scotland. The discovery follows a study of more than 5,000 flint artefacts …

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Kenny MacAskill halts plan to scrap corroboration – Express

… Secretary step back from the brink. Parliament should never be asked to pass legislation before it has considered all the implications.” The Law Society of Scotland and Faculty of Advocates have welcomed the delay.

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Would an independent Scotland be a religious or a secular …

In the fifteen years of devolution a new multi-faith religious establishment has emerged in Scotland in partnership with Scotland's national Presbyterian Church. The denominations involved are seeking to guarantee that they …

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Consumers would snub separate Scotland's brands – Express

Consumers would snub separate Scotland's brands. MORE than a third of UK consumers are less likely to deal with Scottish companies after independence, a new poll suggests. By: Paul Gilbride. Published: Thu, April 24, …

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New Scottish Independence polls – UK Polling Report

There are two new Scottish independence polls in today's papers – ICM for Scotland on Sunday, and Survation for the Sunday Post, both conducted just after the SNP's conference last weekend (though as ever, correlation …

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Scottish Government Must Take Action, Warm Words Don't …

“The Scottish Government have previously pledged that by 2016 no one in Scotland will be living in fuel poverty, these findings by TEAS reveal that we are still a long way off from meeting this target. “No household should be …

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PressTV: Scottish independence campaign gaining ground …

New polls show that Scottish independence campaign is gaining ground. (File photo) Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:19AM GMT Related Interviews: 'CIA after breaking up countries' Scotland PCS comes out with "Yes" vote Related …

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Take our survey on academics, universities and Scottish …

By Adam Smith. “I've kept my head down a bit,” a senior university figure in Scotland told me recently. “There's the feeling that coming out is career suicide.” He was talking about taking a position (or not) on Scottish …

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“Scottish independence is not an end in itself” — The Saint

To this end, he points to Scotland's “partial independence” on education as having allowed the Scottish parliament to guarantee free university education to Scottish residents. Responding to The Saint's recent interview with …

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United Spirits Limited board seals $1billion W&M sale

BANGALORE: India's largest distiller United Spirits Limited (USL) is said to have finalized the divestment of its scotch whisky unit Whyte & Mackay (W&M) at a board meeting held in Dubai on Wednesday. The sale value, topping $1 billion, is expected to …

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QMS looking to Singapore

The bulk of exports come in the form of scotch whisky. However, the value of food exports increased by 20% last year to just over £1.6m. Last week QMS revealed its marketing plans for the year ahead. The red meat body will spend £2.4m on marketing for …

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Scottish Independence: Iain Duncan Smith Warns Of Bigger Benefits Bill

Irn Bru. Who wouldn't miss this golden nectar and its blend of 32 flavours? Often described as "Scotland's other national drink" (after Scotch whisky) Barr's Irn-Bru is a taste sensation akin to drinking the sweat of angels.

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Hillel and Catholic ministries unite to celebrate ancient traditions

On Tuesday night, the Jewish Hillel and Catholic Ministries shared a Seder dinner to share different traditions and to learn about their faiths. Through the unison of friendship between the two communities there was much to be said and much to be learned.

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Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges

His department said the UK government would never agree to the Scottish government's demands that it would share the DWP's IT and payments systems during a transition period after a yes vote while at the same time dropping UK policies it did not like …

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Scottish Independence: What do the English think?

With a referendum on Scottish independence just five months away – both the Prime Minister and Scotland's first minister have marked Saint Georges Day with messages about independence. David Cameron has urged Scotland to remain united with England …

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RAF Typhoons Chase Off Two Russian Surveillance Planes Detected Off Coast …

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "Typhoon quick reaction alert aircraft were launched today from RAF Leuchars to determine the identity of unknown aircraft that approached the Nato air policing area north of Scotland and could not be …

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National Museum of Scotland set for overhaul

More than £15 million worth of improvements to the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh are planned over the next few years, which will create at least 12 new galleries. The exhibition spaces will be spread over three areas of the museum and will …

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Grangemouth shutdown caused Scotland's petrol exports to plummet by a fifth

The temporary shutdown wiped 20% off exports in the sector and contributed to a 4% decline in all Scottish export sales in the last three months of 2013 compared with the previous quarter, Scotland's chief statistician said. Loading article content …

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Scotland's oldest man passes away at care home in Highlands aged 106

Mr MacIver was born on June 13, 1907, in Achduart in Wester Ross and went to school in Coigach. He went on to university in Glasgow and was a teacher at Plockton High School and Kyle of Lochalsh Primary School. Mr MacIver later worked as a further …

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Dundee is ASBO capital of Scotland

A freedom of information investigation revealed 309 Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been handed out at the 10 courts in Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley since the start of 2010 — more than 25% of the 1,137 delivered at the 49 courts across Scotland.

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An independent Scotland would be unable to support its own welfare system …

Ministers warn it would cost a breakaway Scotland about £200m a year to provide this support for the unemployed. They threaten to ban an independent Scotland from “sharing” the UK's benefits system if it wanted to have different policies, as the extra …

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Councils 'too distant from communities', report claims

Scottish councils have too little power and are too distant from the communities they serve, according to a report. The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy says that with 32 councils, Scotland has a low number by international standards.

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WhiskyIntelligence.com » Blog Archive » Ardbeg Distillery …

Ardbeg distillery announces Kiwis first in the world to taste 2014 limited edition. — Limited Edition whisky will be released on Ardbeg Day – 31st May 2014 —. Ardbeg, four-time winner of the World's Best Scotch Whisky award, …

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.: Tartan – Behind The Seams

I like how you kept the rest of the outfit neutral to highlight the Tartan print. The pants look great on you – not just the print but the style too. Overall, a gorgeous, gorgeous outfit. Thanks for sharing! Beauty Fashion Skin Care …

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Fairy Pools of Scotland – Kevin & Amanda

One of the things I was most looking forward to seeing on the Isle of Skye were the famed Fairy Pools of Scotland. So after breakfast on our first morning in Skye, we made our way to the mystical, spooky trail that would lead us …

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The Church of Scotland Call for a Ban on Gambling …

The Church of Scotland has called for a ban on gambling advertising in sports in a report issued ahead of this summers Commonwealth Games.

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Robin Williams in talks to reprise Scottish nanny 'Mrs …

Williams starred in "Mrs. Doubtfire" as struggling actor Daniel Hillard, a father of three who disguised himself as Scottish nanny Mrs. Doubtfire to spend time with his kids. The former wife of Williams' Daniel was played by Sally …

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With just 388 bottles left, 50-yr-old whiskey Last Drop worth $4000

Raise a toast and savour it till the last drop to celebrate the launch of The Last Drop 50-year-old Scotch whiskey. This rare liquor is a blend of 82 whiskies. Up for $4,000, only 388 bottles of this pricey whiskey will be available in the UK, US …

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Five years from now…Radford looks forward

Where do you see yourself five years from now? Are you a nurse, a mechanic, an astronaut? The guy that puts those little plastic tips on shoelaces? No matter what it is, we all have a picture of ourselves in the future. Whether it is completely …

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Softball remains undefeated in new stadium

Ever since the new softball stadium has opened, the Radford softball team had been perfect going 6-0. On Thursday the team played host to the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a doubleheader. Game one was scoreless for the first four innings. In the …

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