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Scottish independence: Referendum powers order backed by committee - BBC News

Scottish independence: Referendum powers order backed by committee - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
BBC NewsScottish independence: Referendum powers order backed by committeeBBC NewsA committee of MSPs has given unanimous backing to new legal powers which would enable the Scottish government to hold the independence referendum.
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Exclusive: No mention of indyref 1 or 2 in provisional SNP conference agenda

Exclusive: No mention of indyref 1 or 2 in provisional SNP conference agenda | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish news and politics, analysis and opinion. Scotland's political social media hub. The provisional agenda for the SNP conference in Aberdeen in October does not contain any reference to any resolutions for discussion of either the independence referendum last year or any prospective future referendum, senior party sources told CommonSpace.
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Political row in Scotland over police snooping on journalist

Political row in Scotland over police snooping on journalist | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Newspaper claims that officers contravened Ripa code by seeking to discover a reporter’s confidential sources A political row has broken out in Scotland over the use by police of covert monitoring in order to discover a journalist’s confidential...
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The nationalists only have to win once | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community

The nationalists only have to win once | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Former MP @gemmacdoyle says Scottish Labour should vote on whether to campaign against independence in a 2nd indyref http://t.co/s9FfvAFTtu
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Another One Bites theDust

Another One Bites theDust | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Remember how they told us we couldn’t police our own borders and that immigrants and terrorists would flood in? Thrill to the memory of Better Together warning we couldn’t cope without the British ...
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Scotland weather: Wind big boost for renewables - Scotsman

Scotland weather: Wind big boost for renewables - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S summer may have been a washout, but the wet and windy weather has proved to be a “belter” for renewable energy, with the amount of electricity produced by wind turbines up by more than 50 per cent on last year.
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They're people, not insects — Alex Salmond criticises David Cameron's 'swarm ... - The Courier

They're people, not insects — Alex Salmond criticises David Cameron's 'swarm ... - The Courier | My Scotland | Scoop.it
They’re people, not insects — Alex Salmond criticises David Cameron’s ‘swarm’ comment about migrant crisis
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What better alternative to the Lords than an elected second chamber in Glasgow? | Kezia Dugdale

What better alternative to the Lords than an elected second chamber in Glasgow? | Kezia Dugdale | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The House of Lords is a democratic outrage, but the power of the Commons cannot be left unchecked. By shifting location we can start to shake up the political machine
The age of deference is well and truly dead.
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Scottish independence-backers stage Glasgow march - Scotsman

Scottish independence-backers stage Glasgow march - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of people have marched across Glasgow in a call for Scottish independence “as soon as possible”.
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Scotland lags rest of UK as gender pay gap widens

Scotland lags rest of UK as gender pay gap widens | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE gap in pay between men and women in Scotland is widening despite closing elsewhere in the UK, new research has shown.
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Sturgeon: Second referendum 'if and when Scotland wants it' - BBC News

Sturgeon: Second referendum 'if and when Scotland wants it' - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says "no politician has the right to stand in the way" of another independence referendum.
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SNP warns PM not to dictate second indyref timing - Scotsman

SNP warns PM not to dictate second indyref timing - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE SNP said it is not for the Prime Minister to “dictate” when Scotland holds another referendum after David Cameron said there would no second vote this parliament.
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St Andrews police escort duck family to safety

St Andrews police escort duck family to safety | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Watch as two police officers provide quacking assistance to a family of mallards in St Andrews, Fife
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Record Highers pass rate triggers concerns about Scottish qualification

Record Highers pass rate triggers concerns about Scottish qualification | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SNP government defends new-look exams after results lead to claims they have been made easier, with the exception of maths A record number of Scottish teenagers have passed their Higher exams, prompting calls for SNP ministers to investigate...
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Only 41% of people in Scotland read daily printed newspapers

Only 41% of people in Scotland read daily printed newspapers | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Survey finds that a third of people have stopped reading papers over 15 years A third of people in Scotland have stopped reading printed daily newspapers in the space of 15 years, according to data from the Scottish social attitudes survey as...
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Scotland's innovation can reap rewards - SNP (press release) (blog)

Scotland's innovation can reap rewards - SNP (press release) (blog) | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland's innovation can reap rewards
SNP (press release) (blog)
I often hear people refer to Scotland as a small country and in comparison to China they are correct.
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Labour MP Marie Rimmer referendum assault case is dismissed - BBC News

Labour MP Marie Rimmer referendum assault case is dismissed - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The trial of a Labour MP accused of kicking a pro-Scottish independence campaigner collapses after a legal error.
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Give me your tired, your poor … the Europeans embracing migrants

Give me your tired, your poor … the Europeans embracing migrants | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Away from the xenophobic hysteria aimed at desperate immigrants are people taking steps to help newcomers and promote the good things they bring
Judging from the headlines, it sometimes seems no one in Europe wants to help refugees.
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SNP's local income tax 'could lead to England exodus'

SNP's local income tax 'could lead to England exodus' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish local authorities warn the levy could lead to 'fiscal flight' by high earners and businesses as ministers consider replacing council tax.
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Hunting 'elitism' in Scotland challenged after Cecil killing - Herald Scotland

Hunting 'elitism' in Scotland challenged after Cecil killing - Herald Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
IT was a killing that caused a global outcry and led to calls for the extradition of an American man accused of illegally "poaching" a…
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Nigel Farage accused of hijacking Scots elections

Nigel Farage accused of hijacking Scots elections | My Scotland | Scoop.it
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has backed holding the European Union referendum at the same time as the Holyrood election next year.
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Tesco abandons plans to rename tattie scone after backlash - Scotsman

Tesco abandons plans to rename tattie scone after backlash - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
IT is a staple of the full Scottish breakfast that has sustained generations who favour it over hash browns or soda bread.
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Flag referendum a step closer - Radio New Zealand

Flag referendum a step closer - Radio New Zealand | My Scotland | Scoop.it
After a bill for the two-stage flag referendum passed its second reading yesterday, the Government maintains it has public support for its referendum to change the flag.
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