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2 min ago | Scotsman.com

Leader: Scots must have say in civil liberties

THE devolution settlement put together by Donald Dewar in a few short months after Labour's general election victory in 1997 contained a number of potentially problematic ragged edges.

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4 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

MP's new bill aims to curb irresponsible parking

A NEW bill to give the Scottish Parliament powers to crack down on pavement parking is to be introduced at Westminster on Friday by Edinburgh North and Leith Labour MP Mark Lazarowicz.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

11 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Voter snapshot calls into question the 'missing million'

Doubts have been raised over the role the so-called 'missing million' will play in the independence vote after it emerged there are fewer adults on the electoral register in the poorest areas of Scotland than there were in 2012.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sunday Herald

Trading places

WSP, the professional services consultant, has appointed Glasgow-based Pete Dunbar to the new post of deputy operations director for the company's UK structures arm.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotsman.com

Lesley Riddoch: Assuaging fears of a rainy day

Scottish independence: Worries about financial security leave many of the elderly in conflict over voting Yes for the next generation, writes Lesley Riddoch IS an unfounded worry about pensions encouraging some senior citizens to plan a No vote on 18 September? Last week's Survation poll found Yes was in the lead amongst 25 to 54 year-olds but ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pension, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Sunday Herald

The week that put victory firmly within the Yes camp's grasp

Though they would never admit it, many supporters had settled into a defeatist rut, consoling themselves that they had run the best campaign but in the end could not break through the default unionism of the "mainstream media" and its promotion of Project Fear.

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Related Topix: Alistair Darling, Lothian County, Scotland, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Conservatives (UK), Opinion

Borders Today

Farmers divide into Yes and No referendum camps

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Scotsman.com

Danny Alexander warns of 'Holyrood elite'

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: The Scottish Government is trying to airbrush out the different identities of Scotland's communities in its drive for independence and increasing centralisation to Holyrood, according to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BBC News

Edinburgh plans for 20mph zones

The local authority said research suggests more than two thirds of local people support the introduction of reduced speed limits on all city centre streets.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland

The Daily Record

Independence Referendum: Yes EK say voting 'No' means no protection from Tory policies

With just three weeks to go until voters hit the polls, Yes East Kilbride warn voters there will be no additional powers for Scotland and no protection from draconian Tory policies such as the Bedroom Tax if people decide to vote No.

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BBC News

Targeting floating voters on a ferry

Passengers on the overnight ferry from Aberdeen to the Northern Isles were left in no doubt that the final stages of a political campaign were underway.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Orkney County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland, Shetland Islands County, Scotland

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Newsday

What might happen if there is a 'No' vote?

As the people of Scotland weigh up how to vote in the independence referendum, they are asking questions on a range of topics.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland

Newsday

What does your vote mean for the money in your pocket?

In the latest BBC Scotland referendum documentary, the BBC's chief correspondent Laura Kuenssberg has been talking to Scots to find out if their voting decision will be ruled by their heart, head or wallet.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hampshire Chronicle

Darling and Brown reunite to say No

Alistair Darling will be reunited with former prime minister Gordon Brown today as the two men join forces to campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.

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Scotsman.com

Scottish fact of the week: First Edinburgh Festival

Musical instruments and names of composers are illustrated in the Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens in 1947.

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Newsday

Man guilty of raping young girls

William Mailer, 71, raped two of his underage victims, one of whom he had plied with drink, and attempted to rape the third.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Spectator

Salmond vs Darling: round two - live

Grab your popcorn - or your vodka bottles. Welcome to tonight's liveblog of the BBC debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.

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Related Topix: Alistair Darling, Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

IcNetwork

Why is the United Kingdom so chilled out about the Scottish independence referendum?

It is ironic that it took the prospect of a Scottish independence referendum to show that the British stereotype of the stiff upper lip is alive and well.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

TrekEarth

Holyrood Palace

Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

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A Good Beer Blog

So That's Us Back From Scotland. Did I Learn Anything?

The Golfer's Rest in North Berwick, East Lothian. When we sat down on the bay window sofa cushions, I said to the kids "now, this is a pub" by which I meant a space that had the feel of a shared public rec room combined with a well managed courteous corner store.

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