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Scottish independence: Independence ‘catastrophic’ for Rosyth, claim unions as SNP accused of ignoring shipyard for five years - Top stories - Scotsman.com

Scottish independence: Independence ‘catastrophic’ for Rosyth, claim unions as SNP accused of ignoring shipyard for five years - Top stories - Scotsman.com | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The SNP has not spoken to workers at Rosyth shipyard about its independence plans for five years, a union leader has claimed.
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Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, dead at 55: latest updates

Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, dead at 55: latest updates | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Charles Kennedy has died at his home in Fort William, his family announce - latest updates
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Union boss traces Labour's election defeat to its failure to back a second independence referendum question

Union boss traces Labour's election defeat to its failure to back a second independence referendum question | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH Labour's refusal to back a second question on the independence referendum ballot paper was a major factor leading to the party's crushing election defeat last month, a leading union boss has claimed.
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Second referendum 'in five years' if voters choose to stay in EU - Telegraph.co.uk

Second referendum 'in five years' if voters choose to stay in EU - Telegraph.co.uk | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Cabinet ministers raise Scottish-style "neverendum" threat, as top Tories warn David Cameron must not put a "sham" deal to voters in the EU referendum
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Nicola Sturgeon: EU membership 'vital for jobs' - BBC News

Nicola Sturgeon: EU membership 'vital for jobs' - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Membership of the EU is vital to Scottish jobs and the economy, Nicola Sturgeon will tell an audience in Brussels later this week.
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Pete Wishart: Tory plans for Evel are a rushed-through mess

Pete Wishart: Tory plans for Evel are a rushed-through mess | My Scotland | Scoop.it
IN a congested Queen’s Speech of 24 bills I suppose the Tories thought they might just get away with it.
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The Fall & Rise of the Scottish Parliament

The Fall & Rise of the Scottish Parliament | My Scotland | Scoop.it
With votes for 16 and 17 year olds a distinct possibility for next year’s Scottish elections, it’s likely that there will be first time voters who were not yet born when the Scottish Parliament came into being. As such, it is fitting to look at why Scotland went without a parliament for so long and how it was restored.

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The new Irn Bru advert

The new Irn Bru advert | My Scotland | Scoop.it
‘Irn-Bru: the drink for people who want to calmly watch their family masturbate’ Irn-Bru has long advertised itself as fuel for hard-as-nails Scotsmen who’d headbutt your teeth down your neck if you so much as breathed in a manner that disrespected...
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UK may expand military support mission in Iraq - ITV News

UK may expand military support mission in Iraq - ITV News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The UK is preparing to send troops into the more dangerous parts of northern Iraq in support of the US military mission to train local forces to fight so-called Islamic State fighters.
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Legal bid to oust Carmichael as MP - BBC News

Legal bid to oust Carmichael as MP - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Campaigners hoping to overturn the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael launch a legal challenge at the Court of Session.

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Even the kids are better off in Scotland as their pocket money soars - Daily Mail

Even the kids are better off in Scotland as their pocket money soars - Daily Mail | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Just as the people of Scotland benefit from extra public spending courtesy of the UK taxpayer compared to the English, so the children of Scotland are also getting a bit extra in their weekly pocket money.
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The Tory Veto: Scotland Bill falls short in every way

The Tory Veto: Scotland Bill falls short in every way | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S only Tory MP will be able to veto decisions made by the Scottish Parliament.
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Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, dies aged 55 - BBC News

Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, dies aged 55 - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy has died at his home in Scotland aged 55, his family says.
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Good Grief! 

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Second referendum 'in five years' if voters choose to stay in EU - Telegraph.co.uk

Second referendum 'in five years' if voters choose to stay in EU - Telegraph.co.uk | My Scotland | Scoop.it

Cabinet ministers raise Scottish-style "neverendum" threat, as top Tories warn David Cameron must not put a "sham" deal to voters in the EU referendum

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BBC to be investigated over child shown backing Ukip to 'get the foreigners out'

BBC to be investigated over child shown backing Ukip to 'get the foreigners out' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Broadcast of primary school pupil telling Tristram Hunt he would vote Ukip may have broken child welfare rules and could have sparked backlash, claim critics The BBC is to be investigated over a news bulletin that featured a child saying he backed...
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Nicola Sturgeon: I won't share platform with David Cameron to stay in EU

Nicola Sturgeon: I won't share platform with David Cameron to stay in EU | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SNP leader says she does not plan to campaign alongside David Cameron for a 'yes' vote in the EU referendum
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Nationalists plot to oust unionist MSPs and force new referendum | The Sunday Times

Nationalists plot to oust unionist MSPs and force new referendum | The Sunday Times | My Scotland | Scoop.it
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I can't read the whole article but I know where its going. Its called tactical voting when its used against the SNP? When its used by the SNP its called "manipulation". #JustSayin

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Tory plans to push more children into poverty | Scottish National Party

Tory plans to push more children into poverty | Scottish National Party | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The SNP is today highlighting a leaked UK Government Department of Work and Pensions document confirming that the Tory plan to lower the household benefit cap could put a further 40,000 children on or below the poverty line.

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A Tory party in thrall to Ukip, a PM heading for disaster ... but Scotland belongs in Europe no matter what

A Tory party in thrall to Ukip, a PM heading for disaster ... but Scotland belongs in Europe no matter what | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THIS Tuesday I will visit Brussels to deliver my first speech in the EU capital since becoming First Minister.
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Scotland's Bra Queen driven from her home by Sturgeon's 'CyberNats'

Scotland's Bra Queen driven from her home by Sturgeon's 'CyberNats' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
After living in her home country of Scotland for 43 years, Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo, is now moving south of the border after being abused and trolled by abusive SNP supporters.
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This woman was in the papers earlier this week with how she was leaving Scotland because her career had taken off.... and now this?

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No safety issues on Trident, says Michael Fallon

No safety issues on Trident, says Michael Fallon | My Scotland | Scoop.it
CONCERNS raised by a whistleblowing Royal Navy submariner over the safety of the Clyde-based Trident nuclear weapons system are unfounded, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

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Imagine my relief.

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'Guardians of Scotland' honoured at Stirling Bridge - BBC News

'Guardians of Scotland' honoured at Stirling Bridge - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A memorial honouring the "Guardians of Scotland", William Wallace and Andrew de Moray, is unveiled at the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
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John Swinney: Another broken promise to the people of Scotland

John Swinney: Another broken promise to the people of Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
IN the aftermath of Scotland’s astonishing General Election result, delivering the recommendations of the Smith Commission was the bare minimum the Tory Government could have done – and in the publication of this weak, watered-down Bill they have...

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Shock over death of young SNP activist

Shock over death of young SNP activist | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Kirkintilloch SNP members, led by East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson, have expressed their shock and sadness over the sudden death of a young party activist.
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