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Independent Scotland has parallels with Iceland, warns S&P
Comments. Scotland could end up with a banking system much like that of Iceland on the eve of the financial crisis if it votes for independence, according to a warning from one of the world's leading rating agencies. Analysts at Standard & Poor's have ...
Ratings agency: banks in independent Scotland risk Iceland-style meltdownThe Guardian
S&P warns of bank rating risk in independent ScotlandIrish Times
Banks in independent Scotland at risk of Iceland-style collapseDaily Mail
Blue & Green Tomorrow
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The Courier

Scottish independence: BBC suspends its CBI membership
BBC News
The statement from the BBC came after pro-independence backer, Business for Scotland, had questioned why the BBC had not resigned. The statement said: "In order to protect the BBC's neutrality, the CBI and the BBC have agreed to suspend the BBC's ...
Scottish independence: More members quit CBIScotsman
BBC set to suspend CBI membershipThe Courier
BBC withdraws from UK business group over Scottish independenceReuters UK
Herald Scotland -The Targe
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BBC News

Police search after tagged sea eagle disappears
BBC News
Police have searched an estate after the disappearance of the first white-tailed sea eagle to be raised in the east of Scotland in almost 200 years. The male bird, which was raised in a nest in Fife last year, was fitted with a satellite tag before it ...

BBC Sport

Sandy Jardine: Rangers, Hearts and Scotland great dies aged 65
BBC Sport
Jardine's on-field contribution that term was such, though, that he was named Scotland's player of the year for the second time at the age of 37. The honour came 11 years after he first won the award. After his playing career ended, he returned to work ...
Rangers' finances are 'fragile' warns shareholder Sandy EasdaleRadio 1
Rangers and Scotland legend Sandy Jardine has died at the age of 65 after a ...Scottish Daily Record
Rangers and Scotland legend William 'Sandy' Jardine dies at the age of 65Daily Mail
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The Guardian

Zero-hours contracts not controlled if Scotland votes yes ? Ed Miliband
The Guardian
Ed Miliband will on Friday promise strict controls on zero-hours contracts across the UK including Scotland, as he seeks to warn the Scots that independence might force their country to compete with England by becoming a low tax, low regulation economy.
Shadow cabinet to travel 500 miles in bid to keep Scotland in
Scottish independence: Ed Miliband makes case for UnionBBC News
Yvette Cooper says an independent Scotland would need immigration rise of a ...Scottish Daily Record
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UK says breakaway Scotland would struggle to pay welfare bill
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland will feel the strain of a rising welfare bill that could put vulnerable social groups at risk if voters choose to break away from Britain later this year, a British government study said on Thursday. Ahead of a September 18 independence referendum, the British government's campaign to keep a 307-year union with Scotland intact is battling to hold on ...

Independent Scotland risks Iceland-style crisis: S&P
If an independent Scotland gets voted in later this year, Scottish banks could be at risk of an Iceland-style collapse, a ratings agency has warned.

Independent Scotland risks Iceland crisis: S&P
If an independent Scotland gets voted in later this year, Scottish banks could be at risk of an Iceland-style collapse, a ratings agency has warned.

Scotland most ?centralised? in Europe - Cosla
SCOTLAND is the most centralised nation in Europe with local councils stripped of key powers by government and ?distant? powerful authorities, a new report has stated.

Independent Scotland's last gasp forgotten in Panama jungle
By Dave Graham CALEDONIA, Panama (Reuters) - A few years before giving up its independence, Scotland took a bold gamble to secure a brighter future, founding a colony on the isthmus of Panama to corner trade between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The 1698 venture ended in tragedy, helping to push Scotland into political union with England and form the United Kingdom. Named after the gulf where ...

Scotland's independent schools 'add 466m to economy'
New report reveals 'positive' impact private education has on Scotland's finances, including a 263m-a-year boost to the public purse

Independent Scotland has parallels with Iceland, warns S&P
What?s the difference between Scotland and Iceland? Three letters and eight years, according to a stark warning from Standard & Poor?s

5 free things in Glasgow, from gardens to museums
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) ? The image of Scotland's largest city as a hard and dirty industrial center is long gone. Instead, this former European Capital of Culture is now widely regarded as one of Britain's most lively and stylish urban destinations. It boasts the best shopping experience in the U.K. outside of London and is home to a variety of annual festivals celebrating everything from rock ...

Independent Scotland Could Suffer Iceland-Style Financial Collapse - S&P
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has warned the markets that an independent Scotland could suffer a financial meltdown similar to that which decimated Iceland in 2007. According to a note by S&P, if Scotland decided to end its 307-year union with England on 18 September this year, the country's banking system would immediately come under strain from the hefty assets on its balance sheet, and ...

BP chief executive Bob Dudley wades into Scotland independence debate
American says breakaway would increase his oil company's costs and he does not want to see Scotland 'drifting away' The chief executive of BP has become the most senior busi ness leader yet to step into the Scottish independence debate by saying he did not want to see Scotland "drifting away" from the UK. Bob Dudley claimed that "all businesses have a concern" about the referendum and his ...