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BBC News

What does the carrier bag charge mean for Scotland?
BBC News
Legislation has come into force that requires all retailers in Scotland to charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag given out to customers. But what are the reasons behind the charge, how will retailers will be affected, where will ...
Scotland's 5p carrier bag charge comes into effectThe Independent
Charge of 5p for shopping bags comes into force across Scotlandstv.tv
Carrier bag charge rules come into effect in ScotlandScottish Daily Record
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Scotsman

Hurricane Gonzalo to hit rush hour in Scotland
Scotsman
FORECASTERS have issued an upgraded weather warning about the impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo on Scotland. A yellow alert was issued for this morning as winds of up to 80mph are expected. The tropical weather system that wreaked ...
Heavy rain and 75mph winds expected to batter Scotland as remains of ...Scottish Daily Record
Weather warning as rain and winds sweep across ScotlandAberdeen Press and Journal
Stormy Gonzalo roars in to drench ScotlandExpress.co.uk
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BBC News

Shoppers in Scotland pay 5p for carrier bags
BBC News
The Scottish government has introduced legislation that requires all retailers to charge at least 5p for "a single-use carrier bag". The move is aimed at combating Scotland's litter problem and reduce the environmental damage caused by plastic bags.



Aberdeen Press and Journal

Stormy weather: North of Scotland braced for Hurricane Gonzalo aftermath
Aberdeen Press and Journal
The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning for tomorrow which covers Highland, Western Isles, Grampian, Orkney and Shetland, South West Scotland, Lothian and Strathclyde. A Met Office spokesman said: ?Gales, and more locally severe gales, are ...



Herald Scotland

Give Scotland powers to boost economy, says business chief
Herald Scotland
He added: "The Commission needs to look at the mechanisms that should be devolved to ensure the expressed view the Scottish Parliament should have increased responsibilities and accountability is acted upon and that Scotland has the right levers at its ...
'More powers' to boost productivityThe Courier

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Scotland too strong for Wellington
Scotland ease to a 91-run victory against Wellington in the penultimate game of their World Cup warm-up tour.

Brown overlooked by Scotland for November tests
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) ? Kelly Brown has been overlooked by Scotland for the November test matches, less than a year after captaining his country in the Six Nations.

McFadden impressed by Scotland style
St Johnstone forward James McFadden is both "envious" and "proud" of the current Scotland international set-up.

Creative Scotland launches film plan
Creative Scotland has set out its priorities for the film sector over the next three years, with increased education and funding.

Scotland's new SNP leader takes the reins
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.

Gilchrist named as Scotland rugby captain
Edinburgh (AFP) - Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist is the new captain of Scotland, getting the nod from coach Vern Cotter on Monday when he named a 33-man squad for the autumn internationals.

Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series
No place for Barclay, Brown, Evans, Hamilton, Horne, Kellock and MacArthur in new-look squad to face Argentina, New Zealand and Tonga

Scotland's Knox grabs share of PGA Las Vegas lead
Las Vegas (AFP) - Scotland's Russell Knox and American Andrew Putnam, both seeking a first US PGA Tour title, shared the halfway lead Friday at the Shriners Hospitals Open in Las Vegas.

Report shows rise in child poverty
The number of children in Scotland living in poverty has risen over the last year but remains lower than in many parts of the UK, a report says.

Scotland tops UK high street shoppers chart
SCOTLAND saw a bigger rise in the number of shoppers hitting high streets and shopping centres than anywhere else in the UK last month, new figures show.