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Outlander helps double value of Scotland's film & TV productions

The value of film and television production to Scotland has almost doubled in the space of four years - to more than £50 million for the first time.

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Spike in children using foodbanks in Renfrewshire

The number of children relying on food banks in one council area has jumped by almost a quarter in just three months.

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Many Scots value personal happiness above wealth, a survey has found. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

Most Scots ‘value being happy ahead of being rich’

Individual wealth may be considered by many to 
be an indicator of success, but few Scots appear to agree.

Personal Finance 1
Celtic's James Forrest (left) and Manchester City's Bacary Sagna in action in last night's Champions League match. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Celtic earned ‘at least £30m’ from Champions League

They may not have made it past the group stage, but Celtic’s return to the Champions League is likely to have netted the club £27.5 million in revenues before gate receipts are included.

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Concerns have been raised over lengthy waits for mental health treatment.

Mental health treatment in Scotland branded ‘a disgrace’

Mental health treatment has been branded “a national disgrace” as hundreds of vulnerable children and adults waited too long to get help.

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The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its initial proposals for a new map of UK Parliamentary constituencies in Scotland.

Parties fight ‘anti-democratic’ redraw of Lothian’s electoral map

Controversial proposals to redraw Lothian’s electoral map will come under scrutiny today at a public hearing into the shape of the area’s constituencies for the next Westminster election.

Politics 12
The number of Scots households living in fuel poverty has fallen year-on-year, but the Scottish Government admits there is 'more work to do'. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

‘One in three’ Scots households struggle with heating bills

Almost one in three Scottish households struggled to heat their homes in 2015, despite the overall number of those in fuel poverty falling year-on-year due to lower prices.

Markets Economy 11
Scottish banknotes are less likely to be counterfeited than those issued by the Bank of England. Picture: Sandy Young/TSPL

Are Scottish banknotes the most forged in the UK?

It’s an excuse many Scots will be familiar with when visiting shops elsewhere in the UK.

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Julie Barr of AG Barr, the Cumbernauld-based producers of Irn-Bru. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

Scotland’s top-selling food and drink brands revealed

It’s known as Scotland’s other national drink. Now Irn-Bru has been crowned the best-selling Scottish food and drink brand for the second year in a row.

Retail 3
Andy Murray accepts his BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2013 in Miami, where he was training. Picture: PA

The Scots who have won BBC Sports Personality of the Year

It’s become one of the most prestigious events in the UK sporting calendar.

Tennis 3
The Reul A' Chuain (Star of the Sea) fishes for scallops near the Inner Hebrides.
 Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

Scottish fishing industry could be ‘Brexit bargaining chip’

Scotland’s fishing industry fears it could be used as a bargaining chip as ministers negotiate the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Farming 4
Sunshine for the month of November was significantly higher than the 30-year average. Picture: Flickr

Unusually dry and sunny November breaks Scottish records

Scotland enjoyed its sunniest November since records began as most of the UK experienced an uncharacteristically bright autumn.

Environment 1
Roger Cox PIC: Neil Hanna Photography, www.neilhannaphotography.co.uk

Roger Cox: My top 40 books about the outdoors (part two)

Welcome to part two of my Top 40 outdoors books list.

Outdoors 3
Rouken Glen Park was received the award for the UK's best park. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Rouken Glen wins best park in the UK award

Rouken Glen in East Renfrewshire has been named as the UK’s best park.

Environment 1
The number of lollipop men and women across Scotland has fallen over the last three years. Picture: Toby Williams/TSPL

Lollipop men and women numbers down across Scotland

A majority of local authorities in Scotland have cut spending on lollipop men and women in the past three years, research has found.

Education 2
Humza Yousaf has taken criticism for recent ScotRail disruptions. Picture: Jon Savage/JP

Poll: Public confidence in SNP’s handling of services falls

Confidence in the Scottish Government’s handling of public services has fallen in recent months, according to a new poll.

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The majority of Scots want the railways to be re-nationalised. Picture: JP

Poll: Support for nationalising Scotland’s railways rises

A new poll has shown support for rail nationalisation in Scotland has risen in the past three months.

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The Drinkaware Crews will help customers who may have had "one drink too many". Picture: PA

Drinkaware crews at Glasgow nightclubs to help vulnerable customers

A number of Glasgow nightclubs are to bring in specialist teams to help customers who may have had “one drink too many”.

News 1
More than 80 per cent of Scots aged from 14 to 25 said they had felt lonely recently. Picture: Contributed

Young Scots the loneliest in the UK, report finds

Younger Scots are more likely to feel lonely than the UK average, a report has found.

News
The study shows firms around the Aberdeen area fared best at growing their revenues above three million pounds. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish firms struggling to break £1m revenue mark

Scotland tops the UK league table for small firms creating new jobs, but the time taken to scale-up to critical mass is slower than elsewhere, according to new research.

Companies
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