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The Economist (blog)

Scotland the secular Flickering not blazing
The Economist (blog)
ONE of the popular stereotypes about Scotland is that it remains, along with Northern Ireland, one of the last places in Europe where members of rival Christian groups view one another with serious hostility. People have been wondering how religious ...



BBC News

Transfer deadline day signings Scotland
BBC News
Celtic have signed striker Stefan Scepovic but ran out of time to complete a deal for Manchester City striker John Guidetti. The champions have offloaded Teemu Pukki, Amido Balde, Holmbert Fridjonsson, Jackson Irvine and Dylan McGeough on loan deals.

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The Guardian

Independent Scotland could not join EU without central bank, expert says
The Guardian
One Labour source said the party would now focus far more heavily on Salmond's threat to renege on Scotland's share of UK debts if the sterling zone proposal was vetoed, and the threat of a 6bn spending deficit in 2016 identified by the Institute for ...
Independent Scotland could not keep pound and stay in EUTelegraph.co.uk
Independent Scotland can NOT join EU if still using the pound, warns Brussels ...Daily Mail
Independent Scotland's use of pound without currency union not compatible with ...Scottish Daily Record
CITY A.M. -The Courier -Reuters
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The Guardian

Something incredible is happening in Scotland. And if the result is a yes vote ...
The Guardian
Something incredible is happening in Scotland. The little pin badges ? Yes or No ? that people wear are sparking open conversation: in the pub, the swimming baths, the post office queue. An entire country of 5 million people is asking itself, sometimes ...
Scotland referendum sides told to keep campaigns civil and peacefulThe Guardian
Knock, Knock for Scottish Independence Ahead of VoteWall Street Journal
Scotland Is Inching Out of U.K.Bloomberg View
BBC News -Financial Times
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BBC Sport

Scotland: Gordon Strachan targets second spot in Euro qualifying
BBC Sport
Manager Gordon Strachan admits Scotland are in a battle for second spot as they prepare to kick off their campaign to reach the Euro 2016 finals. Strachan's side face World Cup winners Germany in Dortmund on Sunday in their opening match of qualifying ...
McGhee: Scotland don't fear heavy Germany defeatScotsman
Mark McGhee: National team can bring back the feelgood factor to Scottish footballScottish Daily Record
Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds called up to the Scotland squadstv.tv
Herald Scotland -Aberdeen Evening Express -Sportal.com.au
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An independent Scotland couldn't rejoin EU if it kept pound - British minister
An independent Scotland could not rejoin the European Union if it used the pound informally, a senior British minister will say on Tuesday, citing a former top EU official, less than three weeks before a historic breakaway referendum. In a move he hopes will persuade Scots to spurn independence, Danny Alexander, the second most senior figure in Britain's finance ministry and a Scot himself, will ...

Scotland battling for second spot
Gordon Strachan says Scots are fighting to finish best of the rest behind Germany in Euro Championship qualifying Group D.

Scotland Yard put up for sale
A piece of criminal history can be yours for £250 million (315 million euros, $412 million) -- London's world-famous Scotland Yard police force put its headquarters up for sale Tuesday. The 22-storey, 600,000-square-foot (56,000-square-metre) office block, a short walk from both the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace at Victoria, has been home to the Metropolitan Police since 1967 ...

What about Scotland's pensioners?
What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?

Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

Game on for Scottish independence campaign after poll boost
Scotland's prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks' time received a boost Tuesday when a second opinion poll showed the "Yes" camp within touching distance of victory. While all the polls have put the "No" camp ahead, the latest YouGov survey was the second in four days to suggest that the gap is closing ahead of the September 18 vote. "The political atmosphere across Scotland ...

Paul McCartney: Don't do it, Scotland
Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in a vote on independence next month.

London police put their Scotland Yard HQ up for sale
London's cash-strapped police force put its New Scotland Yard headquarters up for sale on Tuesday with a 250 million pound guide price, as part of plans to re-invest in front-line policing and cut costs. The 1960s-era complex, home to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) since 1967, is known for its revolving triangular name sign which has served as a backdrop to thousands of TV crime reports ...

Independent Scotland could not keep pound and join EU
Olli Rehn, a top European official, says an independent Scotland would not be able to keep the pound and join the European Union

Independent Scotland could not keep pound and stay in EU
Olli Rehn, a top European official, says Scotland would not be able to keep the pound outside a currency union and remain in the EU