Scottish News

First minister backs Cabinet colleague

Alex Salmond was forced to defend his justice secretary’s handling of legislation to scrap corroboration in criminal trials yesterday.
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Published: 25/04/2014

UK ‘worse off after break up’

Labour leader Ed Miliband has claimed people across the UK would be worse off if Scotland was independent.
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Published: 25/04/2014

MacAskill in U-turn over law reforms

Legislation to abolish the need for corroboration in criminal trials is to be delayed in a major U-turn by the Scottish justice secretary.
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Published: 24/04/2014

No quick change for Kirk on gay marriage

Same-sex couples face a lengthy wait before they can get married in Scotland’s national church.
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Published: 24/04/2014

RGU urged to stick with CBI decision

Officials at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen have been urged to “stick to their guns” and remain a member of a business lobby group embroiled in an independence row.
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Published: 23/04/2014

Fishing chiefs seek answers on Yes vote

Fishing leaders are demanding answers from ministers at Westminster and Holyrood on what independence could mean for the industry.
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Published: 22/04/2014

SNP urged to delay ‘independence day’

A leading pro-Europe group has urged the SNP to delay its proposed Scottish “independence day”.
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Published: 22/04/2014

Scottish skin cancer rates soar

The advent of the package holiday and the fashion for tans has seen skin cancer rates soar since the 1970s, according to Cancer Research UK.
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Published: 21/04/2014

Petition for assisted suicide bill gains 1,500 supporters

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition in support of the late Margo MacDonald’s proposal to allow people who are suffering to end their lives.
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Published: 19/04/2014

Salmond lets slip golf secret

Scotland’s first minister has revealed he uses an internet simulator to brush up on his golfing game.
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Published: 19/04/2014
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