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Traditional music sessions cap Year of Homecoming

October 13, 2014 by


SCOTLAND comes alive with traditional music and song this Autumn as the Homecoming Scotland 2014 Sessions begin their nationwide programme. Presented by the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA), with support from Homecoming Scotland 2014 and Creative Scotland, around 250 traditional Scottish music and song sessions will take place throughout the country until […]

Ebola in Scotland: risk ‘relatively low’ but health chief urges vigilance

October 9, 2014 by


The Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SGoRR) met last night to discuss preparedness related to the Ebola situation in West Africa. The meeting was chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond. The First Minister said: “It is crucial our health service is geared up to deal with any potential confirmed cases of Ebola in Scotland. “That was the […]

Westminster pledges more powers if Scotland says NO

September 16, 2014 by


Unionists are ‘Desperate’, says Yes Scotland The leaders of the three main Westminster parties have signed a “vow” for more powers for Scotland if it rejects independence. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have signed the letter which appears on the front page of today’s Daily Record. However Yes Scotland leaders have dismissed the […]

Look who’s talking: Blabbermouth line-up revealed

September 10, 2014 by


The National Theatre of Scotland reveals stellar Blabbermouth line-up  The National Theatre of Scotland has revealed the latest details of contributors to Blabbermouth, a unique twelve-hour event to celebrate Scotland’s contribution to world literature which will be performed on the eve of the Referendum.   Leading Scottish actors, Peter Mullan, Alex Norton, Colin McCredie, Douglas […]

Scottish Government unveils jobs plan

August 12, 2014 by


Independence will equip Scotland for the first time ever with a fully-powered economic policy aimed at putting job creation in Scotland first, the Scottish Government says. Published today, A Jobs Plan for an Independent Scotland sets out a long-term, ten-point jobs plan for an independent Scotland. The paper aims to show how, with control of […]

Game show to replace Referendum Special?

April 1, 2014 by


 ‘Referendum makes for tedious television’  There has been a furious reaction to the BBC’s decision to replace ‘serious’ coverage of the Scottish referendum debate with a referendum game show. First Minister Alex Salmond says it is a slap in the face for democracy but BBC chiefs claim they are simply giving viewers what they want. […]

Scotland’s charities unite in call to tackle poverty

March 4, 2014 by


‘We have a humanitarian crisis on our hands’ Scottish charities have joined together in an appeal for people across Scotland to join the fight against poverty with the launch today of the Scotland’s Outlook campaign. Macmillan, Shelter Scotland, Oxfam, Alzheimer Scotland, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), the Poverty Alliance and […]

Robbery at Boswall bakery

January 7, 2014 by


Police are investigating a robbery of Gregg’s bakery on Boswall Parkway in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 7 January.) Just before 6am the female shop assistant arrived at the premises to open up the store by raising the shutters and unlocking the front door. The two armed males then forced there way in […]

Record number of Scots apply for university places

July 9, 2013 by


A record percentage of Scottish 18-year-olds have applied to study at university according to figures published today by the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). The number of Scots applying to study in Scotland has increased by 1.2 per cent. Overall, there has been a 6.1 per cent rise in the numbers applying to study […]

Scottish universities ‘leading the way’

June 28, 2013 by


Education Secretary Michael Russell has welcomed figures which show graduates of Scottish universities are entering professional jobs more quickly and earning higher starting salaries than graduates in the rest of the UK. Today’s publication by the Higher Education Statistics Agency outlines 90 per cent of Scottish university graduates go into either employment, further study or […]