Funds lost as wealthy churches quit in new gay protest
TWO of the wealthiest Church of Scotland congregations are quitting the Kirk just weeks before the General Assembly over the issue of gay ordination.
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Sun Apr 13, 2014
Scotland 'misses opportunities' to cash in on making movies
An award-winning Scottish film and television producer says there are missed opportunities in the industry in Scotland and Holyrood should do more to encourage investment.
The Northern Echo
Region has nothing to fear economically from independent Scotland -...
Scottish Labour Leader Johann Lamont meets Bridget Phillipson MP for Houghton and Sunderland South and Phil Wilson MP for Sedgefield at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, last month THE North-East has nothing to fear from "devo max" for Scotland, Labour's leader north of the border has insisted.
Nigel Farage slams 'false' independence
SCOTS should be offered a referendum on European Union membership if there is a Yes vote to leave the United Kingdom, Ukip leader Nigel Farage said last night.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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Careful carving recreating Arts Centre
"Carving is the best part of this work" says Sam Sleeman, one of seven stonemasons restoring the Arts Centre of Christchurch.
Family bids farewell to Holyrood legend Margo
A celebration of her life will be held in Edinburgh on April 25. The event "is not to be an occasion for mourning", according to her family, who are preparing her favourite country music songs and have urged those attending the memorial to wear bright clothes.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
New poll: A Holyrood with more power but within UK 'is people's settled will'
A SCOTTISH Parliament with more powers but operating within the UK is the "settled will" of the Scottish people, the Better Together campaign has claimed on the back of a new poll.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Could No camp stop iScotland using its name?
With news that the opinion polls are closing, amid SNP hopes that they could be leading most national surveys by mid-summer, David Cameron today stepped up plans to make sure that an independent Scotland would not have the right to use its name should it ever get to have its own seat at the United Nations.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Old school ties reveal MSPs are a class above
MSPs are four times as likely to have gone to a private school as the people they represent, according to research carried out by The Herald.
Claire Black: Liberton safety issues are alarming
SCHOOL mornings are hectic. Breakfast, finding out what's happening in the day ahead, outfit choices, homework, stern words about doing homework at night rather than in the morning.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Search for Scotland's 'best place'
The Royal Town Planning Institute has joined up with the Scottish government to find places which have been "built, enhanced or protected by planners and the planning system within Scotland since 1914".
Sandra Osborne MP's Westminster diary
Last month I was at the Scottish Labour Party Conference in Perth where we launched our plans to make the Scottish Parliament stronger and more effective and to give more powers to local government rather than centralising them all in Edinburgh.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Flags lowered for champion of many and inspiration to more who always spoke her mind
It can't have been a surprise, as her battle with Parkinson's disease and her passionate arguments for the right of people to choose when their life should end had been long rehearsed.
The life and times of Margo MacDonald
From the moment she burst on to the scene with the SNP in the 70s to her bitter bust-up with the party and reinvention as a popular independent politician, she never relinquished her role as a political firebrand and maverick operator.
The Japan Times
Scotland: a nation, not a region
An independent parliament in waiting, Edinburgh's devolved Holyrood legislature will become the beating heart of Scotland's democracy if the country backs itself and votes yes in September's independence referendum.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
The Scottish Tories have a chance to make themselves relevant at...
The Scottish Tories have a chance to make themselves relevant at last. Will they be bold enough to take it? Like everyone else, I've often been mean about the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party.
The Daily Record
Edinburgh school tragedy: Political leaders offer their condolences...
Rangers boss Ally McCoist tells Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal: Lee McCulloch is no thug and you need to man up CELTIC'S Israeli midfielder has never regained form since being injured by a foul by McCulloch in December 2011, but McCoist has told Kayal that he's lucky he did play in Glasgow derby days gone by.
Take the low road for a trip to the Scottish capital
WHEN I booked a trip to Edinburgh as a Christmas surprise for my boyfriend, March had seemed such a long way off.
No camp is far from united in plan for Scotland's future
I was in London earlier this week as the April Fool jokes were being rolled out by the press at Scotland's expense.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Leaders: Better Together faces tough job on taxes
A SMALL tweak to the Finance Bill currently going through the UK parliament could turn out to be an important landmark for devolution.