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North Sea oil helps Scotland through UK crisis

North Sea oil helps Scotland through UK crisis

The UK government’s deficit reduction programme appears to be in meltdown Scottish news: North Sea oil helps Scotland through UK crisis As UK Chancellor George Osborne prepares the population for the drastic news that his deficit reduction targets will not be met, Scotland’s buoyant oil and gas sector is a welcome respite within the context of Britain’s economic decline. In Wedne... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Scotland North Sea oil sector an oasis in the UK’s declining economy Scottish News: News in Scotland – Monday SCOTLAND Scottish independence: Scotland will “not be starting from scratch”Scotland’s deputy first minister will today outline a vision of independence based on the notion that Scotland is already halfway towards regaining its sovereignty following devolution. Nicola Sturgeon ... »

Syria: Turkey ‘retaliates’ while Russia warns West to avoid creating pretexts for invasion

Syria: Turkey ‘retaliates’ while Russia warns West to avoid creating pretexts for invasion

Destruction caused in Aleppo by bombing from military aircraft  Photo: Reuters Scottish news: Syria: Turkey ‘retaliates’ while Russia warns West to avoid creating pretexts for invasion Turkish armed forces have launched artillery strikes into Syria after mortar fire from inside Syria killed five members of a family inside Turkey’s south-eastern border. US secretary of state Hilla... »

Scotland snubbed by Westminster in rail fiasco

Scotland snubbed by Westminster in rail fiasco

Westminster has ignored its responsibilities to share important information with Scotland’s parliament in relation to the West Coast Main Line rail fiasco Scotland snubbed by Westminster in rail fiasco by Ekaterina Dimitrova Westminster has broken its own rules which stipulates that it had to inform the Scottish government in advance of its intention to scrap the award of the West Coast Main... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Richard Branson has expressed delight that the UK government has U-turned on its award of the West Coast Main Line franchise to Scottish firm FirstGroup Scottish news: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND UK government scraps West Coast Main Line decision The UK government’s decision to award Britain’s West Coast Main Line rail franchise to Scottish transport firm FirstGroup has... »

Moore position in doubt as Cameron set to reshuffle cabinet

Moore position in doubt as Cameron set to reshuffle cabinet

Michael Moore’s cabinet position as Scottish Secretary is underthreat in cabinet reshuffle Scottish news: Moore position in doubt as Cameron set to reshuffle cabinet by Emily Badiozzaman Prime Minister David Cameron is poised to reshuffle his cabinet this week. The change of ministerial personnel may include the replacement of LibDem Scottish Secretary Michael Moore. The reshuffle comes in t... »

Andy Murray US Open week one

Andy Murray US Open week one

Andy Murray on top form after a nervous start to the US Open Scottish news: Andy Murray – US Open week one by Alexander McLeman. Andy Murray reached the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday following a nervy and laborious match against the skillful Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. The Olympic champion struggled in the sweltering conditions in a match which lasted nearly four hours. Lopez struck... »

Scottish independence: Yes Scotland launch top team

Scottish independence: Yes Scotland launch top team

New Yes team Jacqueline Caldwell, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Blair Jenkins,Susan Stewart, Ian Dommett and Stan Blackley Scottish independence: Yes Scotland launch top team by Andy Mackie Yes Scotland, the principle campaign group for a yes vote at the independence referendum, has announced five new executive directors. The organisation’s chief executive Blair Jenkins OBE revealed that Jacqueline Cal... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Michael Moore’s cabinet position may be under threat Scottish news: News in Scotland – Monday Scotland Pro-independence campaign announces five new executive directors Yes Scotland, a campaign group for a yes vote at the independence referendum, have announced five new directors. The new appointees join Blair Jenkins who was unveiled as the organisation’s chief executive earlier this y... »

Scotland may host largest offshore windfarm in the world

Scotland may host largest offshore windfarm in the world

  Scotland could be the home to the largest offshore wind farms in the world Scottish news: Scotland may host largest offshore windfarm in the worldby Aya Kawanishi Scotland may host the world’s biggest offshore wind farm after Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) submitted an application to build 339 turbines near the Moray Firth to the Scottish government last week. The £4.5bn project will be le... »

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