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Reconstruction technology reveals face of 17th century Scottish soldier

The face of a 17th century Scottish prisoner of war who died after being captured by Cromwell's troops has been revealed using the latest digital technology.

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Unemployment increases in Scotland as UK figure falls

Unemployment in Scotland has increased to 114,000 at the same time as the number of people in work across the country has fallen.

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Firefighters clear chemical leak from hospital car park

Firefighters have dealt with a chemical leak from a delivery van in a hospital car park.

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Think tank says tax rise would be needed to cover funding cuts

Scotland's budget for day-to-day spending could be slashed by £700 million a year in just two years' time, a think tanks has warned, adding that a 2p hike in the basic rate of income tax would be needed to cover the cuts in funding.

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Number of Scottish 18-year-olds from deprived areas going to uni at record high

Record levels have been reached of Scottish 18-year-olds from deprived areas going to university, according to official figures.

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Mackay vows to prioritise stopping UK cuts and protecting public services

Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has said stopping UK Government spending cuts and protecting public services are his priorities as he prepares to announce a tax hike for some Scots.

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'Miracle dog' Chino on the mend after jumping off Glasgow bridge

A "miracle dog" has survived a 30ft plunge into a rocky riverbed after leaping off a bridge in Glasgow.

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Fourteen Scottish groups to share nearly £2m in lottery funding

Hundreds of isolated older people in Glasgow are among those who will share in almost £2 million of National Lottery funding.

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House sales 'flat' in November but expected to pick up in 2018, report says

Activity in the housing market is "subdued" in the run up to Christmas although experts expect sales to pick up over the next few months, according to a report.

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Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'

Anti-rape apps create a "climate of fear" where responsibility for gathering evidence of a sexual assault is pushed on to victims, according to a new study.

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Sturgeon: Innovation will be key theme of Scottish Budget

Nicola Sturgeon has said investing in innovation to increase productivity will be a key focus of the Scottish Budget.

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PM should summon RBS chief over 'unacceptable' branch closures

Theresa May should summon Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan and tell him a recent decision over branch closures is unacceptable, the SNP has said.

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'Strong result' for Scottish fishermen revealed after fishing quota negotiations

Fishing quota talks have produced a "strong result" for Scotland's fishermen, the Rural Economy secretary has said, as a new deal was struck in Brussels which will allow the fleet to catch more of several key stock, including cod and haddock.

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Kezia Dugdale given written warning after I'm A Celebrity appearance

Kezia Dugdale has been given a written warning by Scottish Labour bosses after taking part in reality TV show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

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Tories put pressure on SNP ahead of Budget over potential income tax increase

SNP ministers have "absolutely no mandate" to increase the basic rate of income tax, the Tories have said.

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MSPs scrap deadline for named person policy decision

MSPs have agreed to remove a deadline for key legislation for the Scottish Government's controversial named person policy.

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More funded places in higher education could help boost access, report says

The Scottish Government should consider increasing the number of funded places in higher education to help boost access for poorer students, a new report has said.

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Company behind Meghan Markle handbag sees website traffic soar

The small Scottish company which made the bag Meghan Markle carried on her first royal engagement has seen its website traffic soar 5000% as a result.

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Historic distillery takes first cut of whisky 500 years on

Whisky is set to flow again at the first recorded distillery in Scotland after production returned to the site more than 500 years on from when the first dram was bottled.

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Senior midwife backs bid for all babies to be born free from effects of tobacco

Scotland's most senior midwife has called for every baby to be born free from the effects of smoke following figures showing smoking in pregnancy has fallen to the lowest level on record.

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