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News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Johann Lamont has accused Alex Salmond of “cooking the books” over student numbers Scottish News: News in Scotland – Thursday Salmond “cooking the books” on student numbers, claims Lamont The leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Johann Lamont, today said First Minister Alex Salmond “graduated with honours in cooking the books”. The accusation – made ... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

First Minister Alex Salmond has said that an independent Scotland would, unlike Westminster, have supported military intervention in Syria Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND Salmond: Independent Scotland would have backed military action in Syria First Minister Alex Salmond has said that an independent Scotland, unlike the UK, would not have rejected military action against S... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has described the latest Westminster report into the ‘consequences’ of independence as “flawed” Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND SNP promises ‘job for life’ in the army of an independent Scotland Recruits who sign up to the army in an independent Scotland, will be offered a job for life under plans being consid... »

Film Festival 2013 eclectic programme planned

Film Festival 2013 eclectic programme planned

  Scottish News: Edinburgh International Film Festival reveals eclectic programme for 2013 by L.A. McGee As the coldest Spring since 1962 tentatively gives way to something approaching summer, in cultural terms this can only mean one thing – no, not peely wally folk turning pink in parks and a rush on disposable barbecues, it means festival time is upon us again. While we’re still a way away... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Expert warns Scots not use the pound after independence and so avoid London control Scottish News: News in Scotland – Monday SCOTLAND Scots warned to ditch the pound after independence A post-independent Scotland should not adopt the pound as its currency because of the “dysfunctional” state of the British economy a think tank has warned. According to a Jimmy Reid Foundation stud... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Shock to UK political establishment as Ukip record stunning breakthrough raising the prospect of the UK exiting the EU whether Scotland wants to leave or not Scottish News: News in Scotland – Friday  SCOTLAND Independence: England moves closer to exiting EU after stunning Ukip results The chances of Scotland remaining inside the European Union (EU) if Scots vote ‘no’ in next year... »

A question no

A question no

    Opinion by Alex Robertson   A question nobody is asking Something has been bothering me for some time. Given an independent Scotland within the British Isles, what model would be best for a confederation of independent nations within the British Isles? It cannot be beyond the wit of men and women to come up with some options whereby an independent Scotland, or Northern Ireland or Wales come to... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Labour’s Patricia Ferguson argues that £13.3mn is too much to spend on Scotland’s independence referendum Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND Independence referendum costs rise The Scottish taxpayer will pay our £13.3mn for next year’s historic independence referendum which is higher than previous estimates. However the costs will not be out of keeping with... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

US cable news network CNN has voted Scotland top tourist destination in 2013 Scottish News: Top Stories – Thursday SCOTLAND LibDems call for new Lockerbie public inquiryThe Liberal Democrats have said the case for a full public inquiry into the Lockerbie bombing has become more urgent following a pledge by the Libyan Government to release documents on the disaster. Leader of the Scottish Lib... »