Scottish News Today - Monday

Alex Salmond has said that a 'devo max' referendum question is a very
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Scottish independence: donations from Scots

Blair Jenkins, who was named chief executive of the ‘Yes’ campaign last week, said the campaign would not accept donations of more than £500 from people not registered to vote in Scotland. The pro-union campaign said it would "absolutely" accept donations from elsewhere in the UK.

Salmond considering ‘devo’ question?

It has just emerged that SNP leader Alex Salmond said a ‘devo max’ question is a “very attractive” option for the independence referendum. Salmond apparently made the statement while in the USA on a trade trip two weeks ago but the comment has just come to light today.

Scotland’s innovation bolstered

A new £2.65 mn pound microscope is being unveiled today in Glasgow University’s Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre. It is the kind of instrument which will help to make smartphone technology smaller and faster and is so powerful that it gives scientists the ability to study some connections just a few atoms wide.

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RBS involved in Libor scandal

It is being reported that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) sacked four traders over alleged rate-fixing in 2011. The fixing of interbank interest rates, Libor rates, caused Barclays to be fined £290 million last week with more banks still under investigation.

February weather in Scotland

June was one of the coldest and wettest on record. Figures released over the weekend showed rainfall, temperatures and sunshine, conditions more akin to February than June. This week is no different with rain and storms remaining across Scotland.

Scotland increases renewable energy generation

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources in Scotland has grown by nearly 50% in a year. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has released figures that show renewable energy generation in Scotland in the first quarter of the year was up 45.5% from the same period last year.

Scottish speed limit to remain

Westminster is expected to increase the motorway speed limit in the UK to 80 mph, but SNP ministers have said they are opposed to any increases in Scotland. Control of speed limits is now in the hands of the Scottish Government as part of the recently-passed Scotland Act.

Tenant’s protection scheme launched

A new scheme has been launched requiring Scottish landlords to hand over deposits to an independent third party. It is hoped the scheme, which is free for landlords and letting agents, will prevent agents holding onto money on false grounds.

The Queen visits Scotland

The Queen started her week long Diamond Jubilee tour of Scotland yesterday. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, she will stay in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and is due to attend a thanksgiving service at Glasgow Cathedral..The royal couple will also travel to Perth and host a garden party in Edinburgh.



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