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Scotland wants to secure lead in renewable energy

Scotland wants to secure lead in renewable energy

ABERDEEN, Scotland, April 8 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Tuesday his policies will make Scotland an "intellectual powerhouse of green energy."
Daniel J. Graeber

Scotland sees stimulus from North Sea reserves

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 12 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Wednesday his economy was doing fine despite a drop in revenue from North Sea oil and gas.
Sean Connery wants Scotland to leave the UK

Sean Connery wants Scotland to leave the UK

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Connery urges Scots to vote for independence; says the decision would refocus attention on Scottish culture and create new jobs.
Annie Martin

Scotland sees tax gain from North Sea energy

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said he expects a huge tax benefit from oil and natural gas production from the Scottish waters of the North Sea.

Scottish hydropower plant could boost capacity

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Tuesday plans to double hydroelectric output would anchor the country's position as a renewable energy leader.

U.K. stronger united, Cameron says

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom will have more military and diplomatic sway on the international stage with Scotland as a partner, the British prime minister said Friday.

Scotland may require microchipping dogs to protect children

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Every dog in Scotland may soon have to be microchipped and licensed under a proposal issued Friday by the head of the Scottish government, officials say.

U.S., U.K., Libya renew Lockerbie bombing investigation

LOCKERBIE, Scotland, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The United States, Britain and Libya said Saturday in a joint statement they will renew an investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
No obvious mechanical failure found after chopper's pub crash

No obvious mechanical failure found after chopper's pub crash

GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Scottish police Monday released the names of the nine people who died when a police helicopter smashed into a Glasgow pub Friday night.

Crews begin removing helicopter that crashed into building

GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Emergency crews Sunday were removing the wreckage of a helicopter from a Scottish pub it crashed into, killing at least eight people, officials said.
At least 8 dead in copter crash on Scottish pub roof

At least 8 dead in copter crash on Scottish pub roof

GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Police in Scotland said at least eight people were killed and 32 were injured when a police helicopter crashed onto the roof of a bar in Glasgow.

Scotland after independence outlined in white paper

GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Scottish National Party urged citizens to weigh the country's bid for independence as they review the party's white paper on an independent Scotland.
Scotland rolls out 'mission statement' on independence

Scotland rolls out 'mission statement' on independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Tuesday his government published a 670-page document outlining a "mission statement" for an independent Scotland.

Scotland courts Chinese energy companies

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said there was "substantial" interest in the North Sea expressed by Chinese energy companies during his trip to China.

Scotland and China are natural energy partners, Scottish leader says

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Scottish oil and natural gas workers are natural partners for a China as it seeks ways to satisfy growing energy demands, Scottish leader Alex Salmond said.

Scotland's Salmond warns future of shuttered refinery in jeopardy

GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- With talks over reopening a key Scottish oil refinery stalled, First Minister Alex Salmond says the ongoing labor dispute is endangering its long-term future.

First minister promises higher minimum wage in independent Scotland

PERTH, Scotland, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- First Minister Alex Salmond promised Saturday that his party would back a minimum wage pegged to the cost of living in an independent Scotland.

London reviews Scottish military readiness

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Scotland would lose out on the billions of dollars of defense spending from the British government through independence, the British defense minister said.

OPEC: United Kingdom is best united

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The OPEC secretary general said London and Edinburgh may be better off staying together as part of an integrated United Kingdom.

Oil questions raised for independent Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Economic and social reviews of a potential independent Scotland find it may have a hard time capitalizing on any offshore oil reserves.

Thousands rally for Scottish independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- First Minister Alex Salmond promised a fairer and more prosperous Scotland during a pro-independence rally Saturday in Edinburgh.

Scotland: Oil supporting healthy GDP

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said the revenue generated from oil would help stimulate the economy of an independent Scotland.

Poll shows independence not gaining ground in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The cause of Scottish independence has gained no ground in recent months, a poll released Wednesday indicated.

Scotland looks to North Sea for gains

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 23 (UPI) -- Scotland aims to reap the economic benefits from remaining oil and natural gas reserves in the North Sea on independence, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

Scotland defends defense capabilities

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 2 (UPI) -- An independent Scotland will have a top-notch fighting force but will not waste its money on maintaining a nuclear arsenal, a minister said Tuesday.
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