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China to grant legal protection to Scotch Whisky

ECONOMY...First Minister Alex Salmond hailed China's announcement today that Scotch Whisky is to be given new legal protection with Geographical Indication of Origin (GI)...

Knife carrying down 35 per cent

GENERAL...Knife carrying has dropped by 35 per cent during the period of a campaign designed to educate young people about the dangers of carrying...

Out of touch

SPEAKERS CORNER...by Pinkrose A funny thought occurred to me the other day when I was watching Mike Russell put on a fighting display on...

Fish Conservation Award Boost

GENERAL...Scotland's high quality, locally caught North Sea haddock has achieved the gold standard of sustainability, delivering a major boost to the fishing industry.The first...

East Mingulay Conservation Area Created

GENERAL...The Scottish Government has approved the case for a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) at East Mingulay, south of Barra, while vulnerable Western Isles...

Stamp of approval for postmasters

POLITICS...Scottish Post Offices have gained support from a £1 million scheme.The Scottish Government's Post Office Diversification Fund will help launch new business activities which...

New era for Scottish literacy

POLITICS...Breaking the long standing link between poverty and poor literacy will be the focus of action to improve literacy in Scotland.Published today, the Literacy...

New cap for P1 class sizes

POLITICS...Parliament's approval of regulations that cap P1 class sizes at a maximum of 25 has been welcomed by Education Secretary Michael Russell.The limit gives...

First Minister Announces Jobs Boost for Glasgow

ECONOMY...First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that Financial services company Vertex is to create a centre of excellence in Glasgow to handle outsourced financial...

Minister announces Fisheries Fund grant

ECONOMY...Scotland's fisheries have received £10.9 million shared among 144 companies awarded grants under the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) potentially creating and safeguarding nearly 3,500...