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Sturgeon pitches SNP tent on Westminster's turf

Dump austerity and ditch Trident and let's do a deal, Scotland's First Minister tells Miliband<p>It has been easy of late to imagine what things must have been like 270 years ago when panic gripped the London political establishment as Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite and predominately Scottish, or at …

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Celtic fan, 11, with Down's syndrome who scored half-time penalty set to win Scotland's Goal of the Month competition after proving massive hit with football fans

• <b>Celtic fan Jay Beatty scored in Celtic's half-time penalty shootout challenge</b>• <b><br>The Down's syndrome sufferer was invited to their game against</b> …

Scottish council budgets: Councillors face tough decisions

<b>Many of Scotland's 32 councils have been meeting to set their budgets for the coming year.</b><p>Protesters from the Edinburgh Trade Union Council lobbied councillors in the capital over spending cuts, which they fear will damage local services.<p>Similar meetings were held in local authorities ranging from …

Why Were Two Scottish Independence Supporters Arrested for Their Peaceful Stand in Glasgow?

Two Yes campaigners who were surrounded by angry unionists in St. George's Square after the independence referendum could still face a day in court or a fine.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>When Glasgow's city center was overrun by rampaging unionists the day after Scotland voted against …

Scotland summer holidays guide: the best new attractions

Of all of <b>Scotland</b>'s attractions for visitors, the highlands and islands of its rugged west coast hold pride of place for their wild, haunting beauty. Ten reasons for visiting this summer include new long distance walks and whisky distilleries, gourmet tours and flights of fancy.<p><b>A walk on the wild</b> …