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Scottish Tories spokesperson reiterated Ruth Davidson's statement that 'only the Scottish Conservatives will stand up for the Union'. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scottish Tories spokesperson reiterated Ruth Davidson's statement that 'only the Scottish Conservatives will stand up for the Union'. Picture: Jane Barlow

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TODAY’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including sterns words from Scottish conservatives, Govanhill bank notes and Scotland’s readiness for the Rugby World Cup schedule.

Scottish Tories will ask Yes voters to leave party

Scottish Conservatives have confirmed that any member who voices support for Scottish independence will be asked to surrender their party membership.

A party spokesperson said: “It wouldn’t really be in anyone’s interests for a pro-independence supporter to be a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.”

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scot-tories-will-ask-yes-voters-to-leave-party-1-3896770#ixzz3mfgFdXtB

Govanhill sets up its own currency

The Govanhill Pound aims to encourage people to spend their money in locals shops and support independent traders in the Glasgow region. The design of the notes is taken from the green, red and white tiling in the Govanhill Baths.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/scots-area-sets-own-currency-with-govanhill-pound-1-3897300#ixzz3mfhZoSET

SNP dismiss claims of ‘running riot’ at Westminster

A magazine article claiming SNP MPs are swilling champagne in Westminster bars and living it up in one of London’s late-night drinking dens has been dismissed by one of the politicians quoted in it.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/snp-dismiss-running-riot-at-westminster-claims-1-3897225#ixzz3mfjffQF8

Josh Strauss says Scots are fit enough for Rugby World Cup run-in

Scotland cap Josh Strauss insists Vern Cotter’s men will not slump like Japan as they prepare for their second game in just five days.

Strauss said: “Our conditioning staff are very good and they have got things in place for us to do to get the best results out of our recovery.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/sport/rugby/latest/josh-strauss-scots-fit-enough-for-world-cup-run-1-3896990#ixzz3mfkDkCRW

McCallum family slam Ibiza ‘drug death’ story
Danielle McCallum, 18, from Greenock, died in the Spanish island’s Can Misses Hospital on Tuesday morning.

Medics at the hospital reportedly told media outlets it was suspected she had taken MDMA.

However her family say she had suffered a fall on Thursday and had been recovering in her hotel room since then.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/family-of-scots-teen-slam-ibiza-drug-death-story-1-3896898#ixzz3mfv4kZAZ

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