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Salmond quits as Scots spurn independence

Nationalist leader Alex Salmond said he will be step down from his post after Scots spurned independence in a historic referendum and warned politicians in London that they must respect their hasty promises of more powers for Scotland.

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Scotland rejects independence, UK remains intact

Investors in British financial assets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, spared a prolonged and unprecedented degree of uncertainty from the United Kingdom splitting apart after Scotland voted against independence. Stocks were c

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Support for Scotland staying in UK at 53pc

Supporters of keeping Scotland within the UK held a 6 percentage-point lead in a final independence opinion poll which was published as voters were taking part in the referendum on whether Scotland should break the 307-year-old union.

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British PM pleads against division of UK

Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain's "family of nations,” visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep rise in secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.

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Dubai ruler plans 16-bedroom mansion in Scotland

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum is planning to build a 16-bedroom mansion at Wester Ross in the Scottish highlands, said a report. Sheikh Mohammed, who is also the Prime MInister and Vice-President of the UAE, is

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Hundreds welcome Emirates A380 at Glasgow

Hundreds of the plane spotters across Glasgow sought the city’s best vantage points to see the Emirates A380 touch down, which marked the airline’s tenth year of operations to the city. The one-off A380 service signals

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UAE among top F&B markets for Scotland

With an increase to $144.8 million in 2012 from $142 million in the previous year, the UAE is one of the fastest growing markets for Scottish food, according to the Scottish Development International (SDI). SDI will be attending G

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Cameron pleads Scotland to stay in UK

Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal on Friday for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning Scots a vote for independence would undermine Britain's global clout and imperil its financial and political stability

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UK Islamic bank closes Scottish housing deal

Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB), a UK-based sharia compliant retail bank, said it has completed its first finance deal in Scotland for Al-Meezan, a non-profit, non-political organisation based in Glasgow.   The deal for commerc

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Scottish oilfield firm expands in Mideast

Scotland-based oilfield service company Romar International has entered a two year agreement with Step Oiltools to represent the company in the Middle East. This agreement follows on from a successful contract already in place wit

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