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Scots BT chief takes £8.5m pay cut to join Government
THE Scottish businessman who heads one of the UK's largest companies has surprised the business and political worlds by announcing he will walk away from his multimillion-pound job to become an unpaid trade minister.

Government is edging closer to Lloyds sale, says Osborne
GEORGE Osborne has paved the way for returning the public's 39% stake in Lloyds Banking Group to the private sector before the next General Election.

Reckless bankers could be sent to jail under new laws
THE Coalition will legislate to ensure reckless bank bosses can be jailed and bonuses clawed back, David Cameron has announced.

Bid to turn neglected housing estate into bike town
A NEGLECTED housing scheme could be transformed into Scotland's first purpose-built "bike town" as part of an ambitious redevelopment plan.

Blair warns over inaction on conflict
THE cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has warned.

Opposition councillors stage walk-out in row over petitions committee
OPPOSITION politicians have staged a walk-out of the newly established committee set up to give the public a say in influencing policies at Scotland's largest authority.

Heavyweights knock lumps out of each other in bruising encounter over banking
IT was a classic Godzilla versus King Kong moment when Westminster's two top politicians took the deeply serious issue of cleaning up Britain's banks and simply sought to use it to swing, lunge and take chunks out of each other.

Cameron hails G8 talks on Syria issue
David Cameron has promised Britain will not "plunge recklessly" into deeper involvement in the Syrian civil war, but said it was not possible to ignore the escalating slaughter going on in the country.

Salmond 'refused to attend' ashes scandal meeting
CAMPAIGNERS have claimed that First Minister Alex Salmond "refused" to attend a meeting calling for a public inquiry into the baby ashes scandal.

Group backs calls for sex education changes
A YOUTH group specialising in teen pregnancy and other issues around vulnerable young people has backed calls by MSPs for a radical approach to sex education and contraception.

Evans denies new assault charges
Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans has again denied allegations of sex crimes after being questioned by police over fresh claims.

MSPs: give sex education in nurseries and the Pill to 13-year-olds
CHILDREN as young as 13 should be provided with contraception, and sex education should be given in schools from "the earliest age possible," to tackle the urgent problem of teenage pregnancies in Scotland, a Holyrood inquiry has recommended.

Jail the bad bankers and end excess pay, says commission
BAD bankers should face jail for a new offence of "reckless misconduct" and rewards for failure must end, according to a report published today.

Prime Minister calls on Assad allies to topple president
DAVID Cameron has given a thinly veiled hint that those around Bashar al Assad could continue in office if they toppled the Syrian president.

Swinney's promise on public sector
Finance Secretary John Swinney will today stress the Government's determination to see through public-sector reform as he talks of an "emphatic" programme of change.

 

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Cameron backs prison for reckless bank bosses

A NEW law is to be introduced which will allow reckless bank bosses to be jailed and bonuses clawed back, Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed.



Mortonhall ashes: Mothers in plea to parliament

BEREAVED parents took photographs of their dead infants to Holyrood yesterday as they stepped up their campaign for a public inquiry into the baby ashes scandal.



Tory leader refused alcohol at Springsteen concert

SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson had an Inbetweeners moment when she was refused alcoholic drink at a Bruce Springsteen concert – because the barman thought she was underage.



Britain ?to see jump in jobs but not wages?

UK EMPLOYMENT will rise by more than 850,000 by 2018 but wages growth is likely to be sluggish, a report will say today.



Scottish independence ?baffles? foreign nations

FOREIGN Secretary William Hague will claim today that foreign nations are “baffled” over why Scotland would want to leave the Union, as he uses a speech in Scotland to back the case for the UK.



Scotland?s public sector bill hits £60 billion

TAXPAYERS have bankrolled a massive increase in the size of Scotland’s public sector in just over a decade, a Holyrood report has revealed.



Independent Scotland will flourish, says economist

A FORMER economic adviser to Alex Salmond has argued that Scotland would thrive after independence, with Edinburgh acting as its “dominant” economic centre.



Bill Jamieson: Micro-managing the UK?s recovery

Given the right support, SMEs may prove to be the perfect way to get business booming once more, writes Bill Jamieson



Tavish Scott: Will SNP recognise councils? rights?

Tomorrow is Shetland flag day. Civic buildings and many households will fly the islands’ own flag. On Saturday, Lerwick hosts a conference on ancient Norse parliaments, known as Things.



Michael Kelly: Reward healthy lifestyles

Radical methods are needed to overcome the vast advertising budgets of fast-food multinationals, writes Michael Kelly



Simon Howie: Independence can beef up key industries

Greater fiscal powers will help to bring out the very best in our producers, writes Simon Howie



Leaders: Armed forces ruling courts years of litigation

THE Supreme Court decision that opens to door to families of British soldiers killed in action in Iraq to bring negligence cases against the Ministry of Defence is a cause for concern on a number of fronts.



David Torrance: A haven of autonomy?

David Torrance writes that the UK’s Crown Dependencies offer a glimpse into the past and, perhaps, the future



Scottish Parliament diary: The latest from Holyrood

THE Scottish Parliament’s daily roundup covers events that Holyrood’s committees and politicans have attended or been involved with.



Kenny MacAskill rejects Victims Commissioner calls

CALLS for a dedicated Victims Commissioner to be established have been rejected by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.



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Quoted for reference
Because we get really weary when sneering Unionist politicians and commentators line up continually to pretend that the Yes campaign is promising a land of milk and honey after Scotland becomes independent. So as it’s our special “Road To Referendum” day and an apt quote from the First Minister helpfully presented itself, we’re just going [...]

Quoted for truth #18
Scotland on Sunday, 17 June 2013: “[Johann Lamont] can be awful on telly. One recent encounter, in which she was asked repeatedly whether or not she favoured keeping Trident, has been transcribed on a politics blog and makes grim reading ? a masterclass in prevarication, hesitation and the making of fudge.” It’s nice to know [...]

No child of mine
The concluding episode of STV’s “Road To Referendum” was almost a one-stop repository of some of the most compelling arguments for independence. Not because of anything in the show’s own script, nor even any of the interviews with the Yes camp, but rather the contributions of the Unionist side. Whether it was Willie Rennie’s cluelessness, [...]

How to farm chickens
First you let them hatch, then you count them, and then they come home to roost. Continuing our series of favourite extracts from last night’s “Road To Referendum”, here’s Labour’s delightful Trident advocate Jim Murphy, speaking in May 2010. “The public have turned their back on the SNP. This is the day that the Scottish [...]

Watching out for speedbumps
Here’s the Labour diehard, former Lord Provost of Glasgow and regular Scotsman columnist, Michael Kelly, on last night’s concluding episode of “Road To Referendum”: As befitting a tribal dinosaur of the old Scottish political school, Kelly popped up to proffer a vintage line that’s fallen out of favour with the No campaign, namely that Scotland [...]

Line goes dead
Willie Rennie made a bit of an idiot of himself last night. He appeared towards the end of the final instalment of Iain Macwhirter’s largely-excellent STV documentary “Road To Referendum”, with the empirically wrong assertion (in the name of the fabled “positive case for the Union”) that “the National Health Service is a United Kingdom [...]

Removing all doubt
We almost feel sorry for the UKIP candidate for Aberdeen Donside, poor Otto Inglis. All day today he’s been pictured on news bulletins standing silently like a spare object at a wedding while broadcasters interviewed his party’s leader Nigel Farage instead. Then again, after the brutal shoeing Mr Farage took from STV’s Bernard Ponsonby this [...]

A brilliant disguise
Last night’s extended edition of Newsnight Scotland was a special “no men allowed” independence debate. Unlike last week’s Question Time, the BBC at least offered a panel comprising equal representation from both sides, and one of the panellists was Amanda Harvie, introduced as a business consultant and former chief executive of a financial-services industry body, [...]

Interrogare quaerentium
That’s what Google Translate renders in Latin from the phrase “who questions the questioners?”, which is good enough for us. After weeks of silence, Labour’s irony-free “2014 Truth Team” Twitter account sprang back into life yesterday. As part of its mission to “find out the facts and expose the myths”, it made this dramatic assertion: [...]

Game Of Cron(i)es
The producers of Game Of Thrones, a complex fantasy drama filled with sex and violence (and quite coincidentally also one of the most popular shows currently on TV), considered shooting the hit series in Scotland but were unable to do so because of a lack of quality studio space, the Scotsman reveals today. The show [...]

BBC Scotland

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Wealthy '273-times richer than poor'
Scotland's wealthiest households are now 273-times better off than the most deprived, according to a report by Oxfam Scotland.

First minister backs RBS break-up
The first minister backs a break-up of RBS to split its risky investment bank from its mainstream business.

Aberdeen by-election voting to begin
Voters are set to go to the polls in the Aberdeen Donside Holyrood by-election, after the death of the SNP MSP Brian Adam.

Parents call for baby ashes inquiry
Bereaved parents who did not receive the ashes of their dead babies take their fight for a public inquiry to the Scottish Parliament.

Council to unveil spending plans
Highland Council is expected to reveal plans to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on new roads, schools and flood prevention.

Call for earlier sex education
Sex education at a younger age and free contraception for people as young as 13 are needed to cut teenage pregnancies, MSPs say.

Fund launched to help deprived areas
Businesses in Scotland are being given the chance to receive cash from a multi-million pound fund aimed at improving job prospects deprive-hit areas.

Barman knocks back Scots Tory leader
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives is refused alcohol at a Bruce Springsteen concert - because the barman did not believe she was over 18.

Plan for 20mph zones for cyclists
All residential areas should have 20mph zones to make them safer for cyclists, according to plans from the Scottish government.

Scots crime rates continue to fall
There is a further fall in the number of crimes recorded in Scotland, according to the latest figures.

UK minister says no to pre-Yes talks
UK minister Michael Moore tells the BBC it would be "nonsensical" to negotiate the exit terms of Scottish independence ahead of the historic referendum.

Vion deal secures thousands of jobs
A takeover of the Vion UK Poultry business by 2 Sisters is given approval, securing thousands of jobs at plants across the UK.

Post-Yes pension 'would be stronger'
Senior citizens would have stronger pension safeguards than the UK if Scotland became independent, the finance secretary claims.

VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
Oxfam Scotland says welfare reform will be "really devastating" to the poorest households.

VIDEO: Newsnight debate: What women want
An audience composed exclusively of women - some of whom are firmly in one camp or the other, and the rest who have yet to make up their minds, join an expert female panel for a debate chaired by Jackie Bird.

Newsnet Scotland

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Aberdeen Donside by-election and two once mighty teams

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
In 1983 I, like many other Scots sat glued to the TV as one of the finest teams Scotland has ever produced won one of Europe?s premier trophies.
 
The iconic image of Willie Miller one handedly holding the European Cup-Winners Cup aloft is a reminder of better days for the Dons who went on to win the Super Cup that same season, defeating Hamburg who had won the European Cup ? the forerunner to the Champions league.



Food Banks cash in on poverty

  By Sandra Webster

DESPITE the so called crisis in the banking sector, the use of one type of bank continues to strip demand.  In a time of austerity the use of food banks are on the rise.

Over 500,000 people have now been fed by them including 14,000 Scots last year alone.



Transparent Tax Policy in an Independent Scotland

  By Mark McNaught

The recent disclosures over Prince Charles' improbable status as 'Duke of Cornwall', and the fiscal advantages conferred by his title in running the 9-figure Duchy of Cornwall, Iinc., shine a light on the archaic UK tax code and the myriad of exemptions, loopholes, and grey areas which have been a major cause of the current UK economic crisis and deficit.

Since its founding in 1337 under Edward III, the Duchy of Cornwall has served as an opaque fund to subsidize the lifestyle of the King or Queen in waiting.  There is zero transparency, it pays no corporate or capital gains taxes, and yet the Duchy manages businesses and performs numerous public functions.



Introducing Duggy Dug - The indy debate is about to get a whole lot clearer

  Amid referendum myth and misinformation, independence fear and uncertainty and Yes versus No it can be difficult to make sense of it all.
 
In a time of confusion you need someone you can trust to tell the truth, someone whose loyalty is beyond question ? and who better than our own "best friend".



Who will referee the BBC?

   By G.A.Ponsonby

Yesterday Twitter went crazy when Scottish Green MSP Patrick Harvie decided enough was enough and fired a complaint into the BBC after his party were yet again ignored by the state broadcaster in a high profile TV debate.

Harvie?s frustration followed a quite extraordinary decision by BBC bosses to populate a panel on a special edition of Question Time with five politicians, four of whom are best described as fundamental Unionists and only one pro-Independence leaning politician.



The Voices of Tomorrow?s Scotland: A Challenge to All Our Politicians

By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, June 15th 2013

For once young people have become central to the Scottish political debate due to the Scottish Government? giving 16-17 year olds the vote in the September 2014 independence poll.

Rarely do we hear directly and in detail from young people which is why I was enthusiastic to participate this week in the National Museums Scotland conference in Edinburgh bringing together over 300 pupils from more than 20 state schools from Glasgow and Coatbridge to Biggar and Inverkeithing and further afield, to discuss in a non-partisan way the future of Scotland.



First Minister's Questions - 13 June 2013 - video

In keeping with our aim to provide, as often as we can, a full recording of First Minister's Questions, we have uploaded the latest session.

Many people are unable to navigate both the Scottish Parliament's own recordings and BBC Scotland?s online recording of the event, and thus Newsnet Scotland believes that by publishing here we make the event accessible to a much wider audience than would otherwise be the case.



RBS surgeon stitches up tax payers

  By George Kerevan  
 
And so goodbye Stephen Hester: you got your retaliation in first. The boss of the (largely) state-owned RBS has decided to quit before he was pushed.
 
Hester has been fighting a guerrilla war inside RBS against the political machinations of Chancellor George Osborne and Sir Philip Hampton, the RBS chairman, who want to sell the bank as a pre-election give-away.



Scotland continues to lead the way on renewable energy

   By a Newsnet reporter

The SNP has welcomed new support from the Scottish Government for innovative offshore wind generation in Scotland.

Next generation, cutting-edge offshore wind turbine projects will receive 2.5 tradable Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs), whilst those test projects that aim to develop floating turbines, which are not attached to a foundation, will receive 3.5 ROCs.



Scottish employment at its highest for four years

  By Martin Kelly
 
Employment in Scotland is now at its highest level since 2009, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics.
 
The statistics show that between February and April this year the headline employment level rose by 47,000 and now stands at 2,530,000. This is an increase of 1.1 percentage points to 72.2 per cent, compared to the UK employment rate which fell by 0.1 percentage points to 71.5 per cent.



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Sign for Scotland: He Who Pays The Piper (Part 1 ? Party Donations)

One of the main reasons for supporting independence is the lack of any prospect of meaningful reform within the UK.  Regardless of which side gets in, there are certain aspects of Westminster governance that simply will not change.  As this blog could conceivably become the longest on this site w...



Exclusive: Alex Salmond on his youth jobs right, the bedroom tax and why he w...

In a rare interview, Salmond declares "the real game hasn’t even started" and reveals that a written Scottish constitution would guarantee every young person the right to a job or training.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Startling news! Apparently, we're having our independence referendum because David Ca...



Independence will protect benefits, claims MSP

Government minister Derek Mackay says people want more powers for Scotland ... with the pendulum swinging towards independence.

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Quoted for reference

Because we get really weary when sneering Unionist politicians and commentatorsline up continually to pretend that the Yes campaign is promising a land of milk and honey after Scotland becomes independent.


Peter A Bell's insight:

One of the more idiotic unionist lies exposed.



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Natalie McGarry: Sell independence to all of society

Yes campaign must reach out to the conservative element of the electorate, writes Natalie McGarry

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Nigel Farage targets Scotland with boast of success in European elections

Undaunted by the hostile welcome in Edinburgh last month and his thwarted campaigning in Aberdeen on Tuesday, the Ukip leader insists his party will take a Scottish seat in next May's European elections...
Peter A Bell's insight:

"It is a bold prediction." - Masterful understatement from Severin Ca...



No child of mine

The concluding episode of STV’s “Road To Referendum” was almost a one-stop repository of some of the most compelling arguments for independence. Not because of anything in the show’s own script, nor even any of the interviews with the Yes camp, but rather the contributions of the Unionist side.



Se...

Disappearing lines in the sand | Holyrood Magazine

In order to make political progress in Scotland, we Scottish Conservative supporters must get behind Ruth Davidson in her support for greater fiscal autonomy
Peter A Bell's insight:

Andrew Morrison seeks to perpetuate the myth that Ruth Davidson has voiced support for greater fiscal autonomy for Sc...



How to farm chickens

First you let them hatch, then you count them, and then they come home to roost.


Continuing our series of favourite extracts from last night’s “Road To Referendum”, here’s Labour’s delightful Trident advocate Jim Murphy, speaking in May 2010.


Peter A Bell's insight:

Another unionist politician makin...



Swinney: Scottish pensioners better off than rUK after independence

Senior citizens in Scotland would benefit from stronger pension safeguards than those elsewhere in the UK if Scotland became independent, the finance secretary has said.



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Watching out for speedbumps

Here’s the Labour diehard, former Lord Provost of Glasgow and regular Scotsman columnist, Michael Kelly, on last night’s concluding episode of “Road To Referendum”:


Peter A Bell's insight:

I would dispute the contention that the "Too wee! Too poor! Too stupid!" (TWTPTS) line has fallen out of favou...



Scottish independence will ?disrupt? finance sector

SCOTTISH Secretary Michael Moore last night warned that independence would disrupt the country’s financial services.
Peter A Bell's insight:

It is hardly a surprise to find Michael Moore talking down Scotland again. Such is the role that he has been given by his Tory bosses. It is the one thing whi...



SNP pension match pledge

JOHN Swinney has unveiled plans to match all UK state pensions if Scotland becomes independent.



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Line goes dead

Willie Rennie made a bit of an idiot of himself last night. He popped up towards the end of the final instalment of Iain Macwhirter’s largely-excellent STV documentary “Road To Referendum”, with a clueless assertion (in the name of the fabled “positive case for the Union”) that “The National Heal...



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Baby ashes campaigners claim First Minister 'refused' to attend meeting calli...
TODAY bereaved parents took photos of their dead children to the Scottish Parliament as part of the inquiry into the mishandling of babies' ashes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk and Aberdeen.

Revealed: Scottish Government underspends its budget by £179 million
FINANCE Secretary John Swinney says the money that the Government has saved will be used to fund projects in the next financial year.

Man held after Euro MP Nigel Farage and his group are sprayed with Coke by pr...
A MAN has been detained by police following an attack on the UKIP leader who was on the campaign trail for tomorrow's Aberdeen Donside by-election.

MSPs in call for sex education to be taught at younger age in schools
Health and Sport Committee say free contraception should be available to children as young as 13.

Senior bankers should go to jail if they break rules and recklessly manage pe...
A WESTMINSTER committee says any bankers who are found guilty of reckless misconduct in the management of a bank should face a custodial sentence.

UKIP: There is a democracy problem in Scotland, says the party on a chaotic d...
LEADER Nigel Farage had to change a number of his plans as he went north to campaign for his candidate in the Aberdeen Donside Scottish Parliament by-election.

Army makes thousands of soldiers redundant in latest round of MoD cuts
THE Ministry of Defence claim the 4480 job losses are necessary to help balance the books but insist operational capability will not be affected by the redundancies.

UKip leader Nigel Farage returns to Scotland to raise profile of his candidat...
THE MEP is heading for the Granite City one month after demonstrators chased him out of Edinburgh pub.

Enhanced childcare rights for parents will help end bias against women worker...
THE Holyrood equal opportunities committee says that the Scottish Government must take action on childcare to help battle inequality.

Brave rape victim Sarah to help make Police Scotland's sex crime policy more ...
SARAH SCOTT, who was just 19 when she was brutally attacked in 2010, yesterday met Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill as she started her quest to help fellow victims.

G8 summit: America and European Union trade deal negotiations launched that c...
PRIME Minister David Cameron praised the beginning of negotiations, aimed at breaking down trade barriers in a move that could create two million extra jobs, as a "landmark".

Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles Councils join forces to demand more powers...
LEADERS from each of the three island councils have launched a joint campaign called Our Islands Our Future aimed at achieving greater revenue-raising powers and improved energy connections.

Catalan MEP challenges claims that Spain could veto an independent Scotland's...
SOME MEPs had suggested an independent Scotland could face obstacles over entry to the EU in the shape of Spain and France - but Catalan nationalist Ramon Tremosa believes such moves will not be successful.

US president Barack Obama arrives in Northern Ireland ahead of G8 summit and ...
PRESIDENT tells Belfast audience peace is about "breaking down barriers in hearts" and hints it is time to end segregated education and housing.

Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish urges Scots to vote no in next year's indep...
FOOTBALL legend McLeish, a lifelong Labour supporter, says Scotland will be stronger if it remains part of the UK.

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Donside by-election : Get all the detailed analysis here early. We have the t...
Donside by-election : Get all the detailed analysis here early. We have the truth, regardless of the variations that reality brings.


Donside By-election - Dramatic Result!
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This picture of Donside near the village of Rostov looks impressive. I hadn't realised that any Scot...

Iranians went to the polls on Friday to elect the successor to outgoing Presi...
Iranians went to the polls on Friday to elect the successor to outgoing President Mahmoud Achmadinnerscauld. Candidates reported few serious problems with the process, and the losers sent congratulations to the eventual winner, Hassan Rouhani.

Read all about it.


Weegie Wins in Persian Prezzie Pol...

It has come to our attention that YouGuff is attempting to steal our thunder!...
It has come to our attention that YouGuff is attempting to steal our thunder! Where's Collier and Shysters telephone number when you need it?

Don't bother with this silly little survey when you can read the BBC Scotlandshire extensive coverage from back in May:
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk...

Finally, bagpipes are banned. Omitted from the 1747 Proscription Act, the ult...
Finally, bagpipes are banned. Omitted from the 1747 Proscription Act, the ultimate UK authority - the FA - has taken this important update.
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/450-violent-noise-pollution.html


Salmond accused of ?encouraging violent noise pollution?
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We here at BBC Scotlandshire would like to point out this video is directed a...
We here at BBC Scotlandshire would like to point out this video is directed at the spoof BBC in Scotland not the real broadcaster of Scotlandshire.

Citizen Smartarse may well be receiving a letter from our lawyers Collier and Shyster LLB (well nearly) if he does not make this clearer in his sub...

Hope this first attempt at scaring the pants off the separatists works. My vi...
Hope this first attempt at scaring the pants off the separatists works. My virgin article, so please be gentle with me - and keep your pants on!


Scary News Summary
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In the absence of any bosses, an intern summarises the news

Summer needs a Summer Queen, and Theresa May provides a timely scare, as thos...
Summer needs a Summer Queen, and Theresa May provides a timely scare, as those Scots who can afford to go abroad, look out their passports.


Passports nae mair, Borders are there, ...
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Satisfaction, ooh ooh ooh, came in a chain reaction Burnin' , I couldn't get enough So I ...

To all 3,000 of you who like us (and the rest who just read us) - it's time t...
To all 3,000 of you who like us (and the rest who just read us) - it's time to enjoy the Summer ....


BBC Scotlandshire Summer Service
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Most of our readers will also have their children home from boarding school soon.

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Scotlandshire honoured in honouring slaughter.
Scotlandshire honoured in honouring slaughter.


The Empire strikes back!
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An equitable share of sun loungers, or just removing their bloody towels, would have served just as well.

Scotia Bar regulars discuss the economic condition of the nation.
Scotia Bar regulars discuss the economic condition of the nation.


Nae pocket money in the Scotia Bar
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Tiny, Dumbo and Skint discuss money and their wives. They have wives?

Holyrood mice v Westminster rats http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php...
Holyrood mice v Westminster rats
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/445-holyrood-infested-by-plague-of-rodents.html


Holyrood infested by plague of rodents
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In a building like that, with so many nooks and crannies, there will always be beasties trying to...

Alistair is the Darling of the Tory conference. Read all about it. http://www...
Alistair is the Darling of the Tory conference.
Read all about it.
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/438-alistair-is-the-darling-of-the-tory-conference.html



Alastair Darling bids to become party leader - but not in Labour.
Alastair Darling bids to become party leader - but not in Labour.


Alistair is the Darling of the Tory Conference
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I wasn?t ewected to the House of Lawds to empowah the people of Scotlandshah, and I shan?t staht now.

Scots Tories try new positions.
Scots Tories try new positions.


Davidson claims 'to have her tail up'
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Annabel Goldie, was flustered when asked what Davidson meant by 'hard yards'.

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The Amazing Danny MacAskill
Jaw-dropping stuff from Danny MacAskill… Check out Danny’s latest Imaginate / Red Bull film here. See Danny’s own site here. Continue reading

Transition?
A truly great interview by Stuart Kelly in the Guardian with Iain Banks (it’s personal, clever, and insightful). Here’s the Continue reading

TV Nation
By Mike Small The media coverage of our political and social life is important, particularly a week before a Holyrood Continue reading

A progressive creative stance for Scotland
Following last week’s widely appreciated keynote speech by Culture Minister, Fiona Hyslop, and the appointment of a new CEO at Continue reading

Lost in Translation
Dr Wilson McLeod scrutinises the place of the Gaelic language in the independence debate and criticises the Scottish Government?s ?illogical? Continue reading

Stirling Against the Tories
Here’s the song that can get you arrested …. Filed under: Arts & Culture Tagged: #indyref, Bedroom Tax, Stirling Against Continue reading

A Nail in the Coffin of the British State
We need to build a vision of Scotland which is not only oppositional to the current UK state, but which embodies our hopes for the new society

Greek austerity comes to Scotland
By James Foley George Papandreou, the Greek champion of austerity, arrives in Edinburgh today to address the TEDGlobal conference.  Elected Continue reading

Filth
The Playlist call it the “the Welsh movie fans have been waiting for since 1996.” James McAvoy leads the picture Continue reading

The Threat of Independence
By Phil Mac Giolla Bhain The threat of an independent Scotland to the Ulster Loyalist world view is difficult to Continue reading

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence 'baffles' foreign nations - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence 'baffles' foreign nations
Scotsman
His intervention comes after a report by the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Scottish independence earlier this year said that a yes vote would end up damaging the UK's international reputation, and see its influence wane. For Sc...


Scottish independence: Swinney says pensions 'would be stronger' - BBC News

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Swinney says pensions 'would be stronger'
BBC News
Senior citizens would have stronger pension safeguards than the UK if Scotland became independent, the finance secretary has claimed. John Swinney told a gathering in Glasgow that Scottish pensions would be fully prot...


Scottish independence: 'Thousands of jobs will go' - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: 'Thousands of jobs will go'
Scotsman
?If you were to speak to any asset manager at least privately I think they would tell you they would be very concerned (about) what would happen post independence because 90 per cent of their customers would be based in the rest of...


Scottish independence:'No' vote good for top Court - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence:'No' vote good for top Court
Scotsman
?Next year's Scottish independence referendum may put an end to our jurisdiction north of Hadrian's wall, but we will have to wait and see whether there is a Yes vote and, if there is, what its consequences are. ?If there is a No v...


Scottish independence: Financial services warning - Scotsman

Scottish independence: Financial services warning
Scotsman
THOUSANDS of financial services jobs could go in Scotland if voters back independence because companies will want to move where most of their business is based, a senior Treasury minister has claimed. ? Treasury minister Sajid Javid has cla...


Scottish independence: Moore says no to pre-Yes negotiations - BBC News

BBC News

Scottish independence: Moore says no to pre-Yes negotiations
BBC News
A UK government minister has said it would be "nonsensical" to negotiate the exit terms of Scottish independence ahead of the historic referendum. Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore made his comment during a we...


Scottish independence: Newsnight debate: What women want - BBC News

BBC News

Scottish independence: Newsnight debate: What women want
BBC News
Actress Elaine C Smith is well known in her professional life and increasingly for her stance as an advocate for independence. Amanda Harvie is a businesswoman and former chief executive of the financial services industry bod...


Scottish independence: UK minister Michael Moore answers your questions - BBC...

BBC News

Scottish independence: UK minister Michael Moore answers your questions
BBC News
In the latest of a series of BBC Scotland referendum webcasts, Lib Dem MP Mr Moore said it was not on his agenda to negotiate independence ahead of next year's historic vote. He told host Andrew Kerr: "As the s...


Independence camps take their message to the Royal Highland - Herald Scotland

Scotsman

Independence camps take their message to the Royal Highland
Herald Scotland
In fairness, NFUS invited Michael Moore, LibDem Secretary of State for Scotland, to put forward arguments for retaining the Union, and Alyn Smith, SNP MEP, to put his case for independence at the annual meeting in S...


Scottish islands use independence vote to push for own devolution - Financial...

Herald Scotland

Scottish islands use independence vote to push for own devolution
Financial Times
Councils in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles are seizing the opportunity presented by Scotland's independence referendum to launch their own combined drive for more devolved powers and policy supp...


SNP

SNP - Google News
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Vote defeat will end SNP majority - The Paisley Daily Express

Vote defeat will end SNP majority
The Paisley Daily Express
If the SNP loses the seat, it would be a blow to First Minister Alex Salmond and his party in the run-up to next year's independence referendum. If the Nationalists fail to win it would also mean Mr Salmond's party would lose its overall m...


Aberdeen Donside by-election: Voting to get under way - BBC News

BBC News

Aberdeen Donside by-election: Voting to get under way
BBC News
The candidates are Mark McDonald (SNP), Willie Young (Labour), Ross Thomson (Conservative), Christine Jardine (Lib Dems), Rhonda Reekie (Scottish Greens), Otto Inglis (UKIP), Dave MacDonald (National Front), James Trolland (Scot...


Sheriff hits out over 'confusing' anti-bigotry laws - Express.co.uk

Sheriff hits out over 'confusing' anti-bigotry laws
Express.co.uk
Sheriff hits out over 'confusing' anti-bigotry laws. A SHERIFF branded the SNP's anti-bigotry laws ?very confusing? yesterday as he cleared a former soldier of shouting sectarian abuse at a football match. By: Dean Herbert. Published...


Nat flippin' love ... but it's sealed with a kiss on safari visit - The Scott...

The Scottish Sun

Nat flippin' love ... but it's sealed with a kiss on safari visit
The Scottish Sun
POPPY the sea lion gives SNP minister Richard Lochhead plenty to pout about during a safari park visit. The Environment Secretary watched his flippered pal retrieve litter from a pool before dropping ...


Newly Identified Markers May Predict Who Will Respond to Breast Cancer ... - ...

Hellenic News of America

Newly Identified Markers May Predict Who Will Respond to Breast Cancer ...
Hellenic News of America
PHILADELPHIA ? Genetic variations, known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), in or near the genes ZNF423 and CTSO were associated with breast cancer risk among women wh...


Tavish Scott: Will SNP recognise councils' rights? - Scotsman

Scotsman

Tavish Scott: Will SNP recognise councils' rights?
Scotsman
The constitutional debate is full of unanswered questions. Here is one more: will the SNP reverse six years of a centralised government and respect the islands' right to make up their own mind about their economic and political fut...


Nat flippin' love ... but it's sealed with a kiss - The Sun

The Sun

Nat flippin' love ... but it's sealed with a kiss
The Sun
POPPY the sea lion gives SNP minister Richard Lochhead plenty to pout about during a safari park visit. The Environment Secretary watched his flippered pal retrieve litter from a pool before dropping it in special tubs as part of an e...


Ashes meeting attendance 'refused' - The Blairgowrie Advertiser

Ashes meeting attendance 'refused'
The Blairgowrie Advertiser
The meeting was hosted by Labour leader Johann Lamont and backed by Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Green co-convener Patrick Harvie, as well as MSPs from their parties. No government ministers or SNP MSPs attended. SNP MSP Bob Dor...


Parents claim Salmond ' refused ' to attend baby ashes meeting - Herald Scotland

Parents claim Salmond ' refused ' to attend baby ashes meeting
Herald Scotland
The meeting was hosted by Labour leader Johann Lamont and backed by Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Green co-convener Patrick Harvie, as well as MSPs from their parties. No government ministers or SNP MSPs attended...


'Honest John' must tell the truth on the pensions issue - Telegraph.co.uk

'Honest John' must tell the truth on the pensions issue
Telegraph.co.uk
He did a marvellous job in running rings round his opposite numbers in the first, and minority, SNP administration between 2007 and 2011. He froze council tax and six years later it's still frozen, meaning that to all intents a...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish urges Scots to vote no in next year's ... -...

Scottish Daily Record

Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish urges Scots to vote no in next year's ...
Scottish Daily Record
McLeish's comments came after it was revealed his friend Sir Alex Ferguson is being lined up to play a major role in the Better Together campaign for a No vote in the 2014 referend...


MI5 spies told : stay out of referendum - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

MI5 spies told : stay out of referendum
Herald Scotland
In a letter to MI5's director general, MacDonald wrote: "I will be obliged if you can give me an assurance that UK Security Services will not be used in any respect in the lead-up to the Scottish referendum on sovereignty, unles...


RIAS looks to Scandinavia ahead of Scottish referendum next year - Architects...

RIAS looks to Scandinavia ahead of Scottish referendum next year
Architects' Journal
The RIAS convention is always on the move. Each year it travels to a different part of the country and brings together a different group of members to discuss architecture, and this year specifically, to discuss ur...


No guarantees over £144-a-week flat rate pension if referendum results in a ....

No guarantees over £144-a-week flat rate pension if referendum results in a ...
Herald Scotland
ThE Scottish Government has refused to guarantee the introduction of a heralded £144-a-week flat rate pension if Scotland becomes independent. ThE Scottish Government has refused to guarantee the introdu...


Bremner urges politicians to ' relax ' over referendum - Herald Scotland

Bremner urges politicians to ' relax ' over referendum
Herald Scotland
Rory Goes to Holyrood, to be screened on BBC2 Scotland Thursday, is described by the comedian as "a mission to understand a bit more about Scottish politics and a desire to make a case for political comedy in Scotland" in the ru...


'Strong voice' from the islands in referendum debate - Stornoway Gazette

Stornoway Gazette

'Strong voice' from the islands in referendum debate
Stornoway Gazette
What we are calling for is a commitment that whatever the outcome, the needs and status of island areas are clearly recognised in the new era for Scotland that follows the referendum.? The Island groups have pre...


Holyrood may vote to censure Question Time - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Holyrood may vote to censure Question Time
Herald Scotland
Nationalist MSP Kenneth Gibson yesterday tabled a parliamentary motion objecting to the presence of the Ukip and Respect leaders on the panel, on the grounds that their parties have no elected representatives in Scotland. If ...


Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leads Labour's intervention in Scottish .....

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leads Labour's intervention in Scottish ...
World Socialist Web Site
It is as a trusted defender of finance capital that Brown has intervened in the Scottish referendum campaign. He and the Labour Party are concerned that despite the ?Yes? campaign being far behin...


ROAD TO REFERENDUM - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

ROAD TO REFERENDUM
Herald Scotland
Scots were so relieved at the SNP's performance that they re-elected Salmond with a landslide in 2011, making the referendum inevitable. The Scottish Parliament had thus been the incubator for the first time of a genuine political nationalism in Sco...


STV to broadcast Road to Referendum series with Iain Macwhirter - stv.tv

STV to broadcast Road to Referendum series with Iain Macwhirter
stv.tv
STV broadcasted a three-part series examining the history and development of the independence question in Scotland. Road to Referendum includes exclusive interviews with the Prime Minister and First Minister. David Cameron and A...


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James Gandolfini

Died earlier today of a heart attack apparently. Only 51. Cracking actor, loved The Sopranos.



Tetanus Jags... Necessary?

Got bit by a fkin dug the night, a mere flesh wound but should ah get a jag?



Nick Drake

Would've been 65 today.  Great tribute show from Mark Radcliffe earlier this evening...

 

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Ps4 V Xbox1
My son has decided he wants PS4 instead of the new Xbox1. He loves Xbox and his games room is ful...

Shock Positive Article In The Hootsman?

http://www.scotsman.com/news/natalie-mcgarry-sell-independence-to-all-of-society-1-2970846



Ipad2 Vs Ipad Retina Display
Anyone know the difference?

The wife asked got a friend to pick us up the new "retina display" on...

Good Books

I tried to find the original thread but thought we could perhaps have a mirror thread for the fil...



Glasgow Airport Hotels
How do - I am organising a bit of a trip round Scotland for a bunch of about 20 lads. To cut a lo...

Clueless In Aberdeen

 

http://wingsoverscotland.com/removing-all-doubt/  Pillock.



Scottish Emigration In The 70S

Was reading a post on Bella Caledonia and this gem jumped out. The author was interviewing Scots ...



Better Nation

Better Nation
Work as if you live in the early days of a

Foolishness on e-cigs comes to Holyrood
Alex Massie’s right: attempts to clamp down on electronic cigarettes are entirely misguided, and ...

Questions for Question Time
I normally object to political hacks objecting to media bias. With the newspapers in particular, ...

Would we rather the SNP be sensible or knee-jerk nationalist on welfare?
I do sometimes feel sorry for the SNP. They spend all their time being pilloried by the Scotsman ...

Denying prisoners the vote: who benefits?
Why would any politician want to deny prisoners the vote? Is it purely because they think it play...

In praise of separatism
Separatism is a dirty word, apparently. The No campaign use it all the time about those of us who...

What is The Question?
As I prepare for the final exam of my degree I can hear the voices of  my high school English and...

Scottish politics? Old Firm
A few things have happened to me in the last few weeks which have reminded me of the importance o...

Higher education can?t be fixed at 19
The Scotsman’s front page declares “Tuition fee axe ‘still favouring the rich’“, a classic instan...

Scotland 2.0, or why the nation needs a new operating system.
Today a guest post from Lee Bunce, a Green with a keen interest and academic expertise in the rel...

Two bald men fighting over a comb
Scotland has endured forty years of debate about North Sea oil – who owns it, how much is there, ...

Scot Goes pop

SCOT goes POP!
A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

Wipe away those tears, folks - but yes, this might just be the last ever edit...
One good thing I would have said about controversial Labour activist Duncan Hothersall until a fe...

Dubious legality and unpardonable folly
I agree with the general consensus that Road to Referendum has been an excellent series that has ...

A value judgement
Kenny Farquharson on Twitter -

"What politicians like to describe as "Scottish values" are share...

Question Time DNA
Yesterday afternoon, our old friend Duncan Hothersall launched a half-hearted defence of the ludi...

The No campaign. You can't join it. Nobody speaks for it. Does it exist?
I really must resist the temptation to repost every single exchange I have with a certain controv...

ICM poll : Unprecedented surge for the SNP and Plaid?
The Guardian have released the details of the new GB-wide ICM poll on Westminster voting intentio...

The love boomerang
I read a few days ago that the No campaign's latest wheeze is to recruit supporters in the rest o...

PB's Tory moderators lose the plot yet again
So it seems we must return (as is always inevitable sooner or later) to the subject of the deligh...

Thankyou for correcting our defective memories, Mr Gove
England's Education Secretary Michael Gove at the Scottish Tory conference a couple of days ago -...

Face the challenge, darling
I've got better things to do than watch our Old Etonian overlord address the conference of a frin...

Make your voice heard - what percentage of the vote do you think Yes will get?
There's a poll (an online, self-selecting one) running on PB that might interest you - it's askin...

Rhoda Grant and the elusive consultation response
I haven't been following the news compulsively of late, so I only discovered a couple of hours ag...

The youth of today and the youth of yesterday
Those delightful chaps over at the No campaign's official Twitter feed seem terribly excited abou...

Positive straw in the wind for the SNP as European elections inch closer
It's been far too long since I irritated "Carlotta Vance" by reporting the results of a Scottish ...

Question Time for Scotland's 'Popular Front'
The SNP website has today isolated a number of specific questions for the No campaign from Jim Mc...

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

Swinney: State pensions safer in independent Scotland

Scotland?s Finance Secretary today took the opportunity of a conference on pensions to announce t...



Lesley Riddoch: ?No matter how many alarmist headlines I read, I plan to vote...

Respected columnist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch writes in the Scotsman that she will vote for ...



Yes LGBT launches campaign for constitutional rights

More than 400 marchers signed a declaration for independence at the weekend as Yes Scotland?s Les...



Yes LGBT campaigns for rights to be included in written constitution

Yes Scotland?s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group today launched its campaign for equal...



Perspectives: 'Enshrining LGBT equality in a written constitution'

The main focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people campaigning in Scotland in the n...



Full welfare powers to lift children out of poverty

Today Nicola Sturgeon delivered a speech that set out the impact of Westminster?s welfare changes...



Independent Scotland can create a fairer welfare state - and a better country

The destruction of the welfare state in the UK is one of the main reasons for backing independenc...



Scotland?s got what it takes to deliver a fairer welfare system

The Scottish Government?s Expert Working Group on Welfare has reported today. The Group was estab...



Perspectives: Anatomy of a scare story

Every time I see yet another No campaign scare story my mind turns to the sombre warning issued ...



Perspective: Independence will not only be good for Scotland, but for the Lab...

The views in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of ...



Perspective: Colin Fox writes about Yes Scotland - one year on

Yes Scotland advisory board member Colin Fox has written a for newsnetscotland.com on Yes Scotlan...



Scotland can create better role for defence forces, say Veterans for Independ...

A Yes vote will allow Scotland to refocus her defence forces with greater emphasis on humanitaria...



Perspectives: 'Austerity will continue in Westminster, whatever party wins th...

The views in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of ...



Perspective: As a nation, we can and must do even more to foster innovation

The potential to generate a healthy independent economy is not just a romantic ideal, writes Alas...



Yes Scotland urges No campaign to suspend 'lesson plan' packs for teachers

Yes Scotland today urged the No campaign to suspend its plans to send campaign materials - includ...



Craig Murray (wide-ranging blog with some Scottish political content)

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

Work for the UN
GCHQ and the NSA between them employ tens of thousands of people.  I am bemused by the shock at t...

Wreck of the Emma
Some of the information that gets volunteered from readers of my blog for use in my Sikunder Burn...

Preparing to Bomb Syria
Quite simply I do not believe the US, UK and French government’s assertion that the Syrian govern...

More NHS Awfulness
It s rather humiliating to reveal so much of my personal medical history in order to expose the a...

Pre-emptive Policing
I am deeply concerned about pre-emptive policing,  or arresting people who might be going to do s...

Lack of Intelligence
I am astonished that still none of our pusillanimous media has published the simple fact that NSA...

The Omniscient State
It is not whether the individual had done anything wrong: it is whether the state has done anythi...

Only One Choice and Only for Scotland
Would you like to be shot with a red gun or blue gun, sir? That is the limit of the choice being ...

Genius Wanted
Is anyone wizard enough to improve the contrast and definition on the small images of these lette...

Balls attacks Universal Benefits
New Labour’s “Big idea” is to cut winter fuel allowance for wealthy pensioners, thus saving £100 ...

Forced into Private Health
I remain absolutely stunned, and completely confused, by the apparently appalling quality of NHS ...

Suppressed By The BBC
I was invited then disinvited to discuss Bradley Manning on BBC Breakfast TV this morning. I was ...

Talking Turkey
To simply say “protestors good, government bad” in Turkey is a symptom of the Blair delusion, tha...

UN Condemns UK
Trenchant criticism of the UK by the United Nations over its human rights record would have been ...

Liberty Reserve and Government Control of Money
I have my doubts about the closure of Liberty Reserve. It is widely reported to have had 1 millio...

Guardian - Scottish Politics

Politics: Scottish politics | guardian.co.uk
Articles published by guardian.co.uk Politics about: Scottish politics

Nigel Farage targets Scotland with boast of success in European elections

Undaunted by the hostile welcome in Edinburgh last month and his thwarted campaigning in Aberdeen on Tuesday, the Ukip leader insists his party will take a Scottish seat in next May's European elec...



BBC criticised over Farage and Galloway Question Time appearance

Politicians appear on show devoted to Scottish independence despite neither Ukip nor Respect holding seats there

The BBC has been accused of being "blatantly unfair" after inviting Nigel Farage and ...



Scotland would keep UK welfare system for five years after split, say experts

Independent Scotland would be heavily dependent on UK system until at least 2019, advisory group concludes

Scotland would have to use the UK's welfare and benefits system for at least five years aft...



PM: I'll fight Scottish independence head, heart, body and soul

David Cameron backs Scottish Tory party plans for increased devolution and hails Ruth Davidson as 'ideal leader'

David Cameron has pledged to fight "head, heart, body and soul" against Scottish inde...



Scottish independence: Prime minister to say UK should be pulling together

David Cameron will cite Olympic success and second world war as he calls on Scotland to stay part of UK

The United Kingdom should be "pulling together, not pulling apart", the prime minister will in...



Scottish teenagers likely to reject independence

First major poll of those who will be able to vote in referendum as 16- and 17-year-olds shows little support for break with UK

An opinion poll of Scottish teenagers suggests that under-18s will hea...



If there's any justice, prisoners must get the vote | Kevin McKenna

Nationalists who would deny prisoners a vote in the independence referendum are being craven and dishonest

The social responsibility contract that many leftwing unionists would like to conclude with...



Why we pedalled on the Scottish parliament

Scotland's transport policy has done agonisingly little to encourage cycling, so hopefully our pedal protest will be heard

Just over a year ago I was sitting in a remote corner of Scotland watching ...



Scotland warned independence could cost billions in renewable subsidies

Ed Davey tells conference that more than one-third of the UK's subsidies for wind, wave and tidal energy is spent in Scotland

Ed Davey, the UK energy secretary, has warned that Scotland could lose b...



Scottish referendum: BBC Scotland to invest £5m in extra programming

Money will be spent on documentaries, debates and live coverage of the results on TV, radio and online

BBC Scotland is to invest an extra £5m in programming and content for Scottish audiences in the...



Independent Scotland's economy has what it takes to thrive, says Salmond

First minister sets out economic case for independence, saying Scotland's potential has been repeatedly stifled by Westminster

Alex Salmond has insisted that Scotland has "got what it takes" to be ...



Propaganda war: who will win Scottish teenage hearts and minds?

Schools are gearing up to be a key battleground in next year's referendum on Scottish independence

Rosie Duthie and Euan MacIntosh, both 15, have made up their minds on how they plan to vote in next...



Scottish independence could threaten thousands of banking jobs

Finance and banking jobs in Scotland would be at risk if major firms opt to pursue larger markets in England, warns Treasury

The Treasury has claimed that thousands of Scottish banking and finance j...



Martin Rowson on Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage ? cartoon

SNP leader accuses Farage of touting obnoxious policies after Ukip leader labels protesters 'fascist scum'

Martin Rowson



Nigel Farage and Alex Salmond trade insults in battle of nationalists

SNP leader accuses Farage of touting obnoxious policies after Ukip leader labels protesters 'fascist scum'

The two most influential political leaders reshaping British politics outside Westminster t...



Scotland's date with Destiny



How to farm chickens
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Watching out for speedbumps
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Line goes dead
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Removing all doubt
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Swinney: State pensions safer in independent Scotland

A brilliant disguise
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Interrogare quaerentium
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Game Of Cron(i)es
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Take the high(land) road
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I?ve always been Labour and Pro-independence.
By Jim Cook   I’m nearly 58, my bones are creaking and I am able to look back over the years and say to myself, your views are justified. I have always been pro-independence for Scotland since I wa...

   

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