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    1. December 26, 2014

      Political row erupts over Boxing Day trains

      A political row has broken out over the lack of rail services on Boxing Day, with 17 train operators offering no service at...

    2. December 26, 2014

      ScottishPower eyes big expansion of onshore wind energy

      ScottishPower, the UK’s largest generator of wind power, has said it sees plenty of room for expansion in Scotland despite...

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    1. December 24, 2014

      Scottish rents hit record high

      Rents in Scotland have reached a record high, giving landlords ever-increasing returns even as tenant finances are...

    2. December 24, 2014

      Labour attacks shortage of housing for young families

      Labour has accused the government of a failure to tackle the housing shortage with the claim that more than 87,000 children...

    3. December 23, 2014

      Palestinian scouting pipers promote harmony in Jerusalem

      In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, the merchants have strung up rows of brightly coloured lights and set out...

    4. December 22, 2014

      Labour’s Jim Murphy faces formidable Scottish challenge

      Less than a quarter of Scottish voters back the Labour party, according to the first poll published since it elected a new...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - No snow and no roubles makes the Alps a dull place. - If Scotland had gone it alone with these oil...

    6. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blamed non-Opec countries for the oil rout and reiterated that they will not cut...

    7. December 21, 2014

      Oil rout would have wrecked an independent Scotland’s finances

      Scotland’s North Sea revenues would have slumped to one fifth of Holyrood’s preferred forecasts in its first year of...

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      December 18, 2014

      Salmon prices leap 30% ahead of holiday season

      Norwegian salmon prices dipped last week after increasing sharply in the past month — they are still up 30 per cent since...

    9. December 17, 2014

      Private investment dries up for UK wave energy projects

      “Scotland rules the waves,” Alex Salmond declared in 2011, as the Scottish government unveiled a high-tech electricity...

    10. December 16, 2014

      Hague lays out options to answer the West Lothian question

      William Hague has tried to solve one of the biggest issues triggered by the referendum on Scottish independence by laying...

    11. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      UK police reform: it's all about culture and communication

      Any restructuring of the 43 police forces of England and Wales would require political will. But such a reform would also be...

    12. December 15, 2014

      UK election threat to nuclear deterrent

      The UK would need to abandon its independent nuclear deterrent if Labour wants to form a coalition after the general...

    13. December 14, 2014

      Murphy plays Scottish card to prevent Labour disaster in May

      Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, plans to rewrite the party’s constitution to emphasise its autonomy from London...

    14. December 14, 2014

      Jim Murphy believes Labour can hold on to Scotland seats

      Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, has insisted the party can hold all its Westminster seats in Scotland despite...

    15. December 13, 2014

      Jim Murphy named Scottish Labour leader

      Jim Murphy has been elected the new leader of Scottish Labour, promising to make fighting inequality central to his effort...

    16. December 12, 2014

      Let us first be clear what we want from Scottish land before talking about ownership

      Scattered across the Scottish Borders is a collection of fields and forests so large that if nearby Edinburgh had taken root...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Tories plan to restrict voting by Scottish MPs

      Scottish MPs would be banned from having the final say over legislation that does not affect their constituents under...

    18. December 12, 2014

      Hargreaves shares plunge on falling coal prices

      Shares in Hargreaves Services plunged more than 10 per cent on Friday morning after it warned that falling coal prices would...

    19. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister

      Suggest to Nicola Sturgeon that she is walking in the footsteps of the late Margaret Thatcher and Scotland’s ever-poised new...

    20. December 10, 2014

      ‘Weather bomb’ cuts off power to 17,500 in Scotland

      Up to 17,500 people in Scotland’s Western Isles were left without power after a “weather bomb” of wet and windy conditions...

    21. December 9, 2014

      Fracturing of UK politics complicates general election

      Alex Salmond’s ambition to lead a strong cohort of Scottish Nationalist MPs to “rumble up” Westminster has reinforced...

    22. December 8, 2014

      Scottish landowners resist inheritance reform

      Plans by the Scottish government to change the law on succession could result in some of Scotland’s largest estates...

    23. December 8, 2014

      Tories split over Scots vote reform plans

      David Cameron is heading for a clash with his own party over his attempts to redraw the British constitution in the wake of...

    24. December 6, 2014

      Salmond to stand as Westminster MP

      Alex Salmond, the former Scottish first minister, has announced he will stand in next May’s general election, a decision...

    25. December 4, 2014

      NVA’s campaign to restore St Peter’s seminary

      Scotland is rich in ruins, but there is only one like St Peter’s Seminary, the modernist architectural masterpiece that lies...

    26. Off Message

      December 4, 2014

      Scotland's new political landscape

      The general election in May is one of the most difficult to predict in British history. The result will undermine old...

    27. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Stamp duty follows Scottish government

      In unveiling a reform of stamp duty on house purchases, replacing the old slab structure with a progressive tax, George...

    28. December 3, 2014

      Crisis deepens for Scottish wave energy sector

      The crisis in Scotland’s embryonic wave energy sector has deepened with an announcement by leading developer Aquamarine...

    29. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: North gains in search for regional balance

      George Osborne trumpeted investment in transport, science, culture and businesses in northern England, saying the “northern...

    30. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    31. December 3, 2014

      Ukip employs six Farage guards

      The UK Independence party employs six people to protect Nigel Farage in spite of a funding crunch that has led donors to...

    32. December 2, 2014

      Scotland’s taxes have nowhere to go but up

      The Smith commission appointed in the aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum presented its report last week,...

    33. December 1, 2014

      Osborne ready to devolve corporation tax powers to Stormont

      George Osborne will signal his backing this week for the devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland, in a politically...

    34. November 30, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon: ‘business has nothing to fear’

      Scotland’s new first minister Nicola Sturgeon has told companies they have “nothing to fear” from her administration as she...

    35. November 29, 2014

      New pro-independence Scottish newspaper thrives

      The National, a new pro-independence Scottish daily newspaper, is to continue publishing after readers sent sales surging to...

    36. November 28, 2014

      Scots voted to preserve an ever more distant union

      This month, in a plebiscite on Catalan independence, four out of five voters opted to secede from Spain. The vote was...

    37. November 28, 2014

      The Scottish chapel built with a lard roof – and other mysteries

      What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles’...

    38. November 27, 2014

      Greatest Scottish devolution pitfalls avoided, say economists

      The Smith Commission’s proposals for Scotland taking charge of a chunk of tax revenues won conditional support from...

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