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We Know Scotland

What will reaction be to Nicola Sturgeon’s postponement of indyref2?

Nicola Sturgeon’s pronouncements on a second referendum on Scottish independence have a habit of being overtaken by events.

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Royal Highland show enjoyed a record year.

Royal Highland Show enjoys record year

IT was a record-breaking year for the Royal Highland Show as thousands of visitors flocked to enjoy a celebration of rural life.

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Flights at Edinburgh suffered the most delays in the year to March, according to analysis of official Civil Aviation Authority figures. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Passengers face delays on one in four Scottish flights

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Brexit one year on: how has referendum result affected Scotland?

We are now a year removed from the landmark and shock decision by UK voters to leave the European Union.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

What can the SNP teach Theresa May about minority government?

The wafer-thin proposals unveiled in a Queen’s Speech that is supposed to cover a two-year period show just how tough legislating is when you don’t have a House of Commons majority.

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Poll: Majority of Scots want second EU referendum

A new poll has revealed that 61 per cent of voters want a second referendum on Brexit once the terms of a deal with the remaining EU countries have been agreed.

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Biffy Clyro is the number one band in online searches related to the Glastonbury Festival.

Biffy Clyro is most searched for Scottish Glastonbury band

Rock band Biffy Clyro has emerged as the most searched for Scottish group in online queries associated with the Glastonbury Festival.

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The flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth is 70 metres wide and 280 metres long  enough space for three football pitches. Picture: Ray Jones/Crown Copyright

HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares to sail from Rosyth dockyard

HMS Queen Elizabeth is so large she can easily be spotted by drivers on the Forth Road Bridge despite being moored in the built-up environs of Rosyth dockyard, two miles to the west.

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Scottish drinkers are exceeding the safety limits by 44 per cent every week in a year, a report has warned

Scots buying enough alcohol to push population over drinking guidelines

Enough alcohol is bought in Scotland weekly for every person in the country to exceed the drinking guidelines substantially, according to the latest NHS Health Scotland report.

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Nicola Sturgeon has said closing the attainment gap, which sees children from rich backgrounds outperform their poorer counterparts, is a key priority for the government

Little progress made on education attainment gap in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s education record has come under fire as figures show falling numbers of school-leavers ending up in “positive destinations” and little progress on closing the attainment gap.

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North Coast 500 is attraction thousand of new tourists. Picture: Supplied

North Coast 500 attracts 29,000 more visitors to Highlands

ONE of Scotland’s newest visitor attractions, North Coast 500, has attracted 29,000 additional visitors to the Highlands - and an additional £9 million - in its first year, according to a new report.

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Thousands of workers axed by Scotland’s councils over past year

Thousands of workers axed by Scotland’s councils over past year

Thousands of workers have been axed by Scotland’s councils over the past year, prompting fresh anger over Scottish Government funding cuts to town halls.

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Scotch whisky and Scottish salmon topped the UK export chart in the first quarter of 2017. Picture: Jon Savage

Scotland’s food and drink exports rise 11% in a year

Scotland’s food and drink exports have grown by more than 10 per cent in a year, new figures show.

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Air departure tax is set to come into force in Scotland from April 2018 if passed by parliament, replacing air passenger duty. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Air tax plans to reward Scotland’s richest - report

Plans to cut aviation tax in Scotland are “predominantly a tax giveaway for Scotland’s wealthiest households and corporations”, according to a new report.

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One neighbour said he believed someone had jumped from about 10 to 15 floors to escape the fire. Picture: SWNS

Grenfell Tower fire: What to do in an emergency

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon walks to her helicopter during the election campaign. Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire

Poll: 60% want Nicola Sturgeon to ditch indyref2

A new poll has emerged showing that well over half of Scottish voters want Nicola Sturgeon to abandon her plans for a second referendum on independence.

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Armed police patrol the grounds of Murrayfield stadium. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Terror arrests at record high amid UK security threats

Terror suspects are being arrested at a record rate as security services attempt to contain the unprecedented threat.

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Sam Skinner (right) and Wayne Archibald welcome their baby Noel to the world. The birthrate in Scotland has fallen to a 14-year low. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Concern as Scotland’s birth rate falls to 14-year low

Academics expressed concern at Scotland’s falling birth rate as it emerged the number of babies born in the first quarter of 2017 has fallen to its lowest level for 14-years.

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Turnout was down across Scotland for last weeks snap general election, but the figure remains high compared to the turn of the century. Picture: Neil Cross/JP

Election turnout drops in Scotland as emotion drains from polling

Turnout was so high on the day of the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence that rumours on social media quickly spread that one polling station near Falkirk had closed by 5pm as all voters in the local area had already cast their ballot.

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The jobless rate in Scotland is down 4 per cent. Picture: PA Wire

Scotland’s unemployment rate drops to lowest since recession

Scotland’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since the recession.

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