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News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

After 75 years of being in print the The Dandy will now be digital only Scottish news: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND Scottish independence: Unionists can help shape new Scotland, says SturgeonOpposition parties within Holyrood will have a say in cross border talks regarding the future of Scotland if voters were to opt for independence. In a keynote speech on the constitution, Nicola St... »

Turkey resumes shelling after Syria apologises for mortar attack

Turkey resumes shelling after Syria apologises for mortar attack

The aftermath of a mortar strike launched from within Syria on the town of Akcakale, which killed five people and later prompted retaliatory strikes (Reuters) Scottish news: Turkey resumes shelling after Syria apologises for mortar attack by Christine Orr The escalating tensions between Turkey and Syria has led to a cross-border incident when a mortar fired from inside Syria left five dead in the ... »

Scottish independence: Nato essential to Scottish defence

Scottish independence: Nato essential to Scottish defence

Scotland must sign up to Nato according to key Salmond ally, Angus Robertson MP Scottish independence: Nato essential to Scottish defence by Euan Metz SNP leadership thinking on whether or not an independent Scotland should join Nato has been brought  to light ahead of the party’s crucial annual conference this month. An internal briefing paper written by SNP defence spokesman and key Salmond ally... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Scotland must sign up to Nato according to key Salmond ally, Angus Robertson MP News in Scotland – Thursday Scotland Scottish independence: NATO essential to Scottish defence Failure to sign up to Nato would have a “major impact” on Scotland’s security if the nation were to become independent, according to SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson. SNP policy is currently to withdraw from NATO, ... »

Scottish food parcel requests double in a year

Scottish food parcel requests double in a year

  More Scots are visiting food banks as bailing out the UK financial system hits the real economy Scottish news: Scottish food parcel requests double in a year by Emily Badiozzaman Citizens Advice Scotland, which refers people to food banks if they struggle to feed themselves, has reported that double the number of Scots have asked for help than at the same time last year. Nearly 3,000 people in S... »

Independence referendum and same

Independence referendum and same

First Minister Alex Salmond today outlined his governments businessfor the new parliament Scottish news: Independence referendum and same-sex marriage dominate SNP government programme by Andy Mackie First Minister Alex Salmond announced details of the Scottish government’s 2012/2013 legislative programme today. As expected the plans include a Referendum Bill which will pave the way for a vote on ... »

Postcode lottery sees poor Scots miss out

Postcode lottery sees poor Scots miss out

Poor Scots miss out on help if they don’t live in poorer areas Scottish news: Postcode lottery sees poor Scots miss out by Laura Latre and Aya Kawanishi A study by Heriot Watt University for the Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed that schemes which aim to give a helping hand to Scots in poverty, fail to reach people who live in poor quality housing in Scotland. A report published to... »

Scottish independence: what will happen after the referendum?

Scottish independence: what will happen after the referendum?

A clean slate may be an ideal opportunity for an independent Scotlandto express its own long term objectives Scottish news: Scottish independence: what will happen after the referendum? Comment by Dr James Wilkie When states divide or disintegrate it is normal that a whole network of issues have to be settled regarding what international commitments of the previous state the new one can or must ta... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

First Minister Alex Salmond will today outline his governmentsbusiness for the new parliament Scottish news: News in Scotland – Tuesday Scotland Independence referendum and same-sex marriage bills to feature in SNP plans Bills to enable an independence referendum and to legalise same-sex marriage are set to be among fifteen pieces of legislation contained in the Scottish government’s new leg... »

Chris Hoy wins fifth gold medal but now dragged into controversy

Chris Hoy wins fifth gold medal but now dragged into controversy

The Scottish Olympian is Britain’s greatest after winning his fifth gold medal Scottish news: Chris Hoy wins fifth gold medal but dragged into controversy by Aya Kawanishi Scotsman Sir Chris Hoy who has become the most successful British Olympian after winning his fifth gold medal in the track cycling team sprint title found himself in a controversy after his team-mate Philip Hindes admitted... »

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