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      Ethane ships link US shale boom to Europe

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      Scots would back independence if referendum held now, says poll

      Most Scots voters would back independence from the UK if there were another referendum and the Scottish National party...

    3. September 1, 2015

      Scottish government polishes reformist credentials

      The Scottish government has embraced standardised testing for primary school pupils as part of a policy programme aimed...

    4. August 31, 2015

      The SNP’s incompetence as a party of government

      Next May, the people of Scotland will vote in elections for the Holyrood parliament. If the polls are anything to go...

    5. August 31, 2015

      McColl’s Ferguson in line for Scottish ferry contract

      The last commercial shipyard on the Clyde looks set for a major boost in the form of a £97m ferry contract, a year...

    6. August 31, 2015

      Osborne hails Scottish investments as benefits of union

      George Osborne eschewed traditional Bank Holiday pastimes on Monday to conduct a provocative tour of Scotland, claiming...

    7. August 31, 2015

      SNP rails against Osborne’s Faslane investment

      The Scottish National party has denounced the announcement of UK investment in the Faslane nuclear submarine base in...

    8. August 31, 2015

      George Osborne to pledge £500m to Faslane submarine base

      George Osborne will unveil more than £500m of funding for the Royal Navy’s submarine base at Faslane in Scotland on...

    9. August 31, 2015

      SNP faces growing pressure to reform unified police force

      Opposition parties are piling pressure on the governing Scottish nationalists to reform Scotland’s two-year-old unified...

    10. August 30, 2015

      RNLI urged to reverse plan to close Scottish lifeboat station

      On a sunny summer’s day, the Scottish village of St Abbs seems idyllic. Fishermen mend lobster creels, children play...

    11. August 28, 2015

      Little hope of jam tomorrow on pensions

      Last Saturday morning, in an attempt to escape from the rat race, I was picking blackberries in a bramble-strewn corner...

    12. August 27, 2015

      Scottish National party call for federal BBC causes alarm

      Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a radical reorganisation of the BBC to create new dedicated television and radio stations...

    13. August 27, 2015

      Police Scotland chief announces early resignation

      The chief constable of Police Scotland has announced his resignation, offering the troubled two-year-old force the...

    14. August 26, 2015

      New ‘scriever’ to push Scots ‘amang folk an toons athort Scotlan’

      David Hume, the great Scottish philosopher, denounced it as a “corrupt dialect”. So he would not approve of renewed...

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      August 23, 2015

      Where will the energy business be in 2025?

      Organisations, especially those that are doing well, can easily get stuck on narrow views of the future and their own...

    16. FT Data

      August 22, 2015

      Datawatch: Scottish Smoked Salmon

      European demand for Scottish seafood has fallen, due to trade disruption in Calais caused by the migrant crisis....

    17. August 21, 2015

      Scotland’s new £294m railway — the Ivanhoe express

      I travelled by myself to the Scottish Borders but I was never alone: the long-dead writer Sir Walter Scott was with me...

    18. August 21, 2015

      Baseball veteran makes pitch for glamorous world of showjumping

      Scott Brash is a quietly spoken 29-year-old from Peebles in Scotland, who is the world’s number one showjumper, able to...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2015

      Artful Astute

      HMS Artful, the third of the British Royal Navy’s new Astute Class attack submarines on arrival at her Scottish base...

    20. August 19, 2015

      Scottish nationalism is just not worth the bother

      There has been much discussion among those opposed to Scots independence about a vision of British unionism that could...

    21. August 18, 2015

      Coal industry blames carbon taxes as Scottish power plant closes

      Carbon taxes are throttling Britain’s coal producers and could cause a power capacity crunch, the industry has warned....

    22. August 18, 2015

      Scotland’s GMO ban is misconceived

      First impressions are tough to shift. So it has proved with genetically modified foods, introduced in the UK in the...

    23. August 18, 2015

      Scottish Power to close Longannet plant due to taxes and charges

      Scottish Power has announced it will close the huge Longannet power station next March, saying high carbon taxes and...

    24. August 17, 2015

      Cargill makes bet on global appetite for farmed salmon

      Cargill has made the second largest acquisition in its 150-year history in a wager on strengthening global appetite for...

    25. August 16, 2015

      Scottish Labour’s new leader Kezia Dugdale faces tough fight

      The election of Scottish Labour’s sixth leader in eight years offers a fresh start to the battered party. But Kezia...

    26. August 15, 2015

      Kezia Dugdale wins Scottish Labour leadership election

      Kezia Dugdale won emphatic election as head of the Scottish Labour party, ushering in a new generation of leadership...

    27. August 14, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn creates dilemma for Scottish Labour

      Forget the world-famous Edinburgh festival. Jeremy Corbyn is the “hottest ticket in Scotland”, the head of his Scottish...

    28. August 14, 2015

      Five of the best: places to eat in the Highlands

      Gillie Brighde Dutchman Aart Lastdrager and his Glasgwegian wife Amanda opened Gillie Brighde last year to a warm...

    29. August 13, 2015

      Action cameras: Waterproof GoPro can take the pressure

      When I was asked if I would like to test the new waterproof version of the GoPro Hero all-in-one action camera on my...

    30. August 11, 2015

      Tax threat and raptor killing cast shadow over grouse shooting

      As Scotland’s sporting estates prepare for the “Glorious Twelfth”, the traditional opening of the grouse shooting...

    31. August 10, 2015

      Michelle Mone handed role as entrepreneur tsar

      Michelle Mone, one of Scotland’s best-known businesswomen, is to become the prime minister’s “entrepreneur tsar” and...

    32. August 10, 2015

      UK’s Network Rail fined £2m for upgrade chaos

      Network Rail has been fined £2m for “overly optimistic” timetabling and poor planning for the upgrades that caused...

    33. August 9, 2015

      Scotland to ban genetically modified crops

      The Scottish government is to ban genetically modified crops, taking advantage of new rules that allow countries to opt...

    34. FT Data

      August 7, 2015

      Datawatch: Ming battles Romans at top of Unesco ranking

      Italy leads the ranking of the Unesco world heritage sites with 45 cultural and 4 natural sites, followed by China,...

    35. August 7, 2015

      Scottish police beset by controversies

      The creation of a single police force in Scotland has been one of the most high profile reforms of the Scottish...

    36. August 6, 2015

      Why the Duke of Argyll fears his Scottish castle is under attack

      Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, is not a man to put on aristocratic airs. A visit to his castle in western...

    37. August 2, 2015

      SNP must tone down the stunts and get serious

      In a referendum nearly a year ago, Scots opted against independence from the United Kingdom. But for supporters of the...

    38. July 31, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon says London could not deny Scots new referendum

      London would not have the right to block another Scottish independence referendum if voters gave their support for a...

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