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In pictures: Snow blankets Scotland on ThursdayBBC NewsThe south of Scotland was blanketed in white this morning. From left: Penpont by @JadeywhiteJw, Corsock by Laurie McNabb and Shona Spurtle sent in this picture of Dumfries. Snow covered road All was quiet on the Southern Distributor Road in Inverness.
Stragglers Scotland desperate to end losing streak at ICC World Cup
Scotland arrive at what will be their third World Cup desperate for a maiden tournament victory after eight defeats combined at the 1999 and 2007 editions. For a non-Test nation, the Scots' World Cup record may not seem that surprising but the fact they bowed out of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean with a crushing eight-wicket defeat by fellow associate country the Netherlands tells its own ...
Blake pleads for Scotland patience
Scotland's controversial new recruit, Hugh Blake, has urged fans to let him prove his worth following the furore over his call-up into the Six Nations squad. The Edinburgh back-row forward only arrived from his native New Zealand last month and has yet to play for the capital club.
Schmidt success no surprise to Scotland rugby coach Cotter
Scotland coach Vern Cotter has said the success of his one-time protege Joe Schmidt was no surprise to him. Cotter is now preparing for his first Six Nations Championship and his presence means that 50 percent of the head coaches involved are from New Zealand, with Schmidt in charge of defending champions Ireland and Warren Gatland at the helm with Wales.
Scotland announces moratorium on planning permits for shale gas projects
Scotland has imposed a moratorium on shale gas planning permits and is launching an assessment of the impact of shale gas on public health, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing told the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday. "We are imposing a moratorium on granting planning consents," the minister, a member of the Scottish National Party, said. There are currently no shale gas projects underway in ...
Labour Pledges Home Rule Bill For Scotland
A new Home Rule Bill for Scotland will be introduced within 100 days if Labour wins the General Election. Ed Miliband made the promise ahead of a campaign visit to Scotland, saying devolution would be "one of the first things on our agenda". Referring to former Labour prime minister Tony Blair's establishment of the Scottish Parliament after his 1997 election victory, Mr Miliband said: "Just as ...
Scotland?s new tax agency gears up for April start
SCOTLAND?S new tax agency is ready to ?hit the ground running? as it prepares to administer the first devolved taxes for more than 300 years, according to the Deputy First Minister.
Scotland can unite as band of brothers - coach
Scotland have the rare privilege in international sport of being able to select siblings in locks Jonny and Richie Gray, but their feeling of unity comes from having a tight-knit squad, captain Greig Laidlaw says.
Armed police communication 'lacking'
Police Scotland is criticised for the way it brought in its controversial policy allowing some armed officers to carry out routine duties.
Scotland announces moratorium on fracking for shale gas
Moratorium on planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction is hailed as ?huge victory? by anti-fracking campaigners The Scottish government has announced a moratorium on all planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction, including fracking. Welcomed by campaigners as ?a very big nail in the coffin for the unconventional gas and fracking industry in Scotland?, energy ...
Scotland?s weather: Snow alert increased to amber
MUCH of Scotland was on amber alert for heavy snow last night, with drivers reporting white-out conditions on some roads.