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Laughter Spot : “A Scot was drinking in a bar in London”

Laughter Spot : “A Scot was drinking in a bar in London”

by on December 3, 2016


A Scot was drinking in a bar in London when he gets a call on his cell phone. He orders drinks for everybody in the bar as he announces, his wife has just produced a typical Scottish baby boy, weighing 25 pounds

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Scotland is a bigger economic basket case than Greece …. “A fiscal deficit of £14.8billion headache for Nicola”

Scotland is a bigger economic basket case than Greece …. “A fiscal deficit of £14.8billion headache for Nicola”

by on October 13, 2016

Scotland is a bigger economic basket case than Greece: Country would have to double basic rate of income tax to tackle its public spending deficit

  • A report by the Taxpayers' Alliance says Scotland would need to plug its deficit through massive cuts or a tax hike to meet EU criteria
  • It ran up a fiscal deficit of £14.8billion in 2015-16
  • The group said Scotland is 'living well beyond its means'
  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will open the SNP's conference in Glasgow today

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The Open brings £140 million benefit to Scotland

by on January 20, 2016

Independent assessment shows ‘St Andrews effect’ increased visitor numbers.

The 2015 Open Championship in St Andrews delivered £140 million of economic benefit to Scotland - the largest amount ever achieved by a golf event in the United Kingdom or Ireland, according to an independent economic impact assessment.

The study, commissioned by the R&A, shows spending by visitors to Scotland for the tournament generated £88 million – nearly double the £47.5 million in visitor impact achieved in 2010 when the event was last held at the Old Course.

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Laughter Spot : “Lost in translation”

by on December 31, 2015

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Laughter Spot : “The difference that happens when you marry a girl from Scotland”

by on August 6, 2015

Three friends married women from different parts of the world.....

The first man married a Greek girl. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away....

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#TheToplessTour A powerful photo from #BenMore #Scotland

by on April 4, 2015

#TheToplessTour A powerful photo from #BenMore #Scotland. Thank you @mariam_melody and the photographer @jonnykilpatrick...

Posted by The Topless Tour on Friday, 3 April 2015

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PR Blunder : “With gaffes like this, it’s no wonder the No campaign are in such deep, deep trouble”

by on April 18, 2014

It may be called Better Together, but the No campaign has been accused of a gaffe - after it asked an SNP minister to appear as its representative in an independence debate.

Humza Yousaf was surprised to receive the request to speak against his party's flagship policy of Scottish independence. The case of mistaken identity follows a difficult few weeks for Better Together.

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Irish whiskey industry launches fresh assault

by on December 15, 2013

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Stats : Scotland and Northern Ireland recorded their highest tally of investment projects for more than a decade

by on September 3, 2013

Foreign investors are drawn, moth-like, to the lights of London. Ernst & Young, an accountancy firm that monitors them, calculates that 45% of all foreign direct investment in Britain in 2012 went to the capital. But the more surprising trend is in the Celtic fringe. Scotland and Northern Ireland recorded their highest tally of investment projects for more than a decade http://econ.st/18vlYfx

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News Nuggets : Tesco, SARS, BBC, Topless models, Scotland, Retirement and Pope Benedict

by on February 12, 2013

LONDON - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Monday it had found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese meals withdrawn from stores last week.

LONDON - A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.

LONDON - As much a part of the saucier side of British 20th-century life as cheeky seaside postcards and innuendo-loaded comedies, the topless models in Britain's best-selling daily paper might soon be no more. 11 Feb 2013 [more…]