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#Scotland

# scotland - Monday 25 November, 2019

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

# scotland - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From The42 Big weekend for Kildare's Donovan as stunning win in Glasgow brings European title shot closer Lilywhite Lightning

Big weekend for Kildare's Donovan as stunning win in Glasgow brings European title shot closer

The Irish champion went 11-0 last night after coaching Tyrone teen sensation Jude Gallagher to a national title on Friday.

# scotland - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges Scotland This post contains videos

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges

One of the charges relates to the attempted rape of a woman in the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

# scotland - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From The42 Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa Voluntary Defence

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa

Georgia will also face South Africa for only the second time following two Springboks Tests against the Scots.

From The42 Scotland forwards coach Wilson to take over Glasgow Warriors job after Rennie Pro14

Scotland forwards coach Wilson to take over Glasgow Warriors job after Rennie

It’s the big (rugby) coaching news of the day.

# scotland - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From The42 McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March Play-off Party

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March

Steve Clarke’s side finished their Euro 2020 qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

# scotland - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From The42 Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus Match Winner

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

# scotland - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby Reprimanded

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby

The union’s CEO, Mark Dodson, threatened legal action during the World Cup.

# scotland - Thursday 7 November, 2019

From The42 Scotland fined €80k over 'inappropriate and ill-judged' comments during Typhoon Hagibis RWC2019

Scotland fined €80k over 'inappropriate and ill-judged' comments during Typhoon Hagibis

The SRU chief executive questioned the integrity of tournament organisers and claimed unfair treatment before Scotland lost to the hosts.

Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach

The 44-year-old man disappeared while snorkelling off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

# scotland - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Oldest friends' Ireland and Scotland launch bilateral review to find areas for future collaboration

Key fields such as trade, research and culture will be included, as well as initiatives such as the Irish-Scottish Health Forum.

# scotland - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From The42 Cork striker steers Glasgow to remarkable 13th Scottish league title in-a-row Time To Shine

Cork striker steers Glasgow to remarkable 13th Scottish league title in-a-row

Clare Shine has starred for Glasgow City in her second coming.

# scotland - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From The42 Cork's O'Sullivan into another US final, Keenan shines for Celtic, and United stun City Irish Abroad

Cork's O'Sullivan into another US final, Keenan shines for Celtic, and United stun City

Some of the weekend’s interesting stories for Irish women’s football stars overseas.

From The42 Rangers waste opportunity to go top as they're held by Hearts at Tynecastle Missed Chance

Rangers waste opportunity to go top as they're held by Hearts at Tynecastle

A win would have sent Steven Gerrard’s side back above Celtic – but Glenn Whelan and Jake Mulraney’s side spoiled the party.

# scotland - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

# scotland - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil Joy To Watch

Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil

Jamie Joseph’s men have been the story of this tournament and delivered on a special night in Yokohama.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama CONFIRMED

# scotland - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From The42 Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

# scotland - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union Statement

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union

Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.

From The42 Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

# scotland - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played' In Doubt

'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played'

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend suggested his side’s clash with Japan could go ahead behind closed doors.

From The42 Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan Not Happy

Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan

Gregor Townsend’s side could be knocked out of the World Cup without even getting to play the hosts.

# scotland - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From The42 ‘Arsenal got Tierney on the cheap’: Hartson backs £25m Scot to shine like Robertson On The Cheap

‘Arsenal got Tierney on the cheap’: Hartson backs £25m Scot to shine like Robertson

The Scotland left-back will prove to be a bargain for the Gunners, according to John Hartson.

From The42 Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan Pool A

Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan

Scrum-half George Horne scored a hat-trick as Russia completed their run in Pool A with another scoreless return.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.

# scotland - Monday 7 October, 2019

Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action

Judge Lord Pentland said he was satisfied with assurances from the Prime Minister that he would comply with legislation.

From The42 Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# scotland - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.

# scotland - Friday 4 October, 2019

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

# scotland - Monday 30 September, 2019

From The42 'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox Hot And Humid

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox

Conditions at Kobe Misaki Stadium were very difficult as Scotland overcame Samoa.

From The42 Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa Job Done

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa

Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s side picked up a vital bonus-point win in Misaki Stadium.

# scotland - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win Class Act

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

# scotland - Monday 23 September, 2019

From The42 Sexton took 'bang on his thigh' but Ireland say replacement was tactical Injury Update

Sexton took 'bang on his thigh' but Ireland say replacement was tactical

Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki have passed HIA2 and could be available against Japan.

From The42 Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front Locks

Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front

The Irish second rows were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side bullied Scotland.

# scotland - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack Captain

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack

The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.

From The42 Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks Next Job

Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks

The Ireland boss was pleased with how his side built a lead against Scotland, then kept it.

From The42 Watch: Highlights as Ireland overpower Scotland Worth Another Look This post contains videos

Watch: Highlights as Ireland overpower Scotland

The bonus point victory leaves Ireland on course for the quarter-finals.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots Up And Running

Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots

A bonus-point win in front of the Green Army was the perfect start in Japan.

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