Archives / 2012 / June

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Business tycoon Donald Trump has called for a global boycott of Glenfiddich whiskey Scottish News: News in Scotland – Thursday SCOTLAND Autumn Statement: Scotland to receive extra £394mnScotland has been promised £394mn in extra capital funding in Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement. Scotland’s Finance Secretary John Swinney welcomed Mr Osborne’s autumn statement but said he was dis... »

Croatia EU membership welcomed by SNP

Croatia EU membership welcomed by SNP

Newly accepted EU state Croatia has been welcomed by the SNP Scottish news: Croatia EU membership welcomed by SNP by Joseph Blythe The Scottish National Party has welcomed the acceptance of new European Union (EU) nation Croatia after a decade-long struggle to gain membership. Croatia has finally confirmed it will receive full EU membership in 2013.  The enlargement of the European Union to includ... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

First Minister Alex Salmond offered his commiserations to Craig Levein after he departed from the top Scotland job  Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday Ruth Davidson pledges tax reductionThe Scots Tory leader has insisted that the SNP government “overtaxes” the Scottish people and pledged to cut income tax by 1p when such powers reach Holyrood, in a keynote speech on the one-year anniv... »

BP investment shows North Sea a key economic strength

BP investment shows North Sea a key economic strength

Scotland’s North Sea oil and gas sector is soaring success in anotherwisedismal UK economy Scottish news: BP investment shows North Sea a key economic strength by Cameron Ings-Hodgson Following on from fears that Aberdeen’s workforce will soon be numerically insufficient to maintain the city’s position as a global energy hub, BP have announced that it is introducing new technology to the £4.... »

More flights from Edinburgh as Virgin breaks into short

More flights from Edinburgh as Virgin breaks into short

First Minister Alex Salmond met with Virgin Atlantic chief executive SteveRidgeway about introducting flights between Edinburgh and Aberdeen with London Scottish news: More flights from Edinburgh as Virgin breaks into short-haul trips by Cameron Ings-Hodgson Steve Ridgeway, the chief executive of Virgin Atlantic is meeting with Alex Salmond and other party leaders in Edinburgh today to discuss pla... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Nicola Sturgeon has made a significant gesture in discussing its independencereferendum arrangements with Westminster which has no mandate on the issue Scottish news: News in Scotland – Thursday Scotland Scottish independence: Swinney explains further devolution of financial powers now unlikely before referendum Finance Secretary John Swinney has said that the issue of new financial powers b... »

Falkland surrounds to be explored by Argentina and Venezuela

Falkland surrounds to be explored by Argentina and Venezuela

Argentine and Venezuelen firms start to exploire Falkland surroundsfor oil and gas Scottish news: Falkland surrounds to be explored by Argentina and Venezuela by Aya Kawanishi Argentina’s state-owned oil company YPF is in talks with its Venezuelan counterpart PDVSA to conduct oil and gas exploration around the British-ruled Falkland Islands, following a new law that banned ships “with a UK flag or... »

Back to work schemes: not a breach of human rights according to High Court

Back to work schemes: not a breach of human rights according to High Court

Claimants given the choice to either work or lose benefits are not having their human rights breached, according to ruling Scottish news: Back to work schemes: not a breach of human rights according to High Court by Cameron Ings-Hodgson The Government’s work for dole schemes were ruled as lawful by the High Court today following legal actions which claimed the scheme to be a breach of article 4 of... »

Scottish independence: Nato membership a threat to peace inside the SNP

Scottish independence: Nato membership a threat to peace inside the SNP

Changing policy on Nato membership post-independence threatensan uneasy peace within the SNP Scottish independence: Nato membership a threat to peace inside the SNP by Amy Lenathen and Laura Latre Tension is building within the Scottish National Party (SNP)  in regards to the future of Scotland’s relationship to Nato. With the party’s annual conference taking place in October, as many as 12 SNP MS... »

NASA scientists celebrate today as the Curiosity rover lands on Mars

NASA scientists celebrate today as the Curiosity rover lands on Mars

Image sent from Mars showing a wheel of the Curiosity rover  Scottish news: NASA scientists celebrate today as the Curiosity rover lands on Mars by Rosie Harrison The result of $2.5bn invested and ten years of work involving five thousand people from thirty seven states hung upon a high-risk landing sequence dubbed the ‘seven minutes of terror’. To land, the rover needed to slow from 20,000km/h to... »

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