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 Scotland - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Kingdom of Scotland was united in 843, by King Kenneth I of Scotland, and is thus one of the oldest still-existing countries in the world.
Scotland's territorial extent is generally that established by the 1237 Treaty of York between Scotland and England and the 1266 Treaty of Perth between Scotland and Norway.
Scottish sundial — the renaissance sundials of Scotland.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/c/o/Scotland.html   (5679 words)

 Undiscovered Scotland: Bookshop: Scottish Politics
One of the key aims of devolution in Scotland was to change the way people felt about their country and the way they were governed.
Scotland First begins at the end with a night of drama in Bute House, Edinburgh, and Henry McLeish's resignation as Scotland's First Minister in 2001.
A descriptive and analytical introduction to Scottish government and politics covering the emergence of the Scottish parliament and its impact on politics and political actors.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /usbookshop/usbs-politics.html   (969 words)

 Politics Scotland
Politics Scotland: A current affairs commentary on politics in Scotland, UK, USA, Iraq and elsewhere.
Following the lead of California, New York and Ireland, Scotland has announced plans to ban smoking in public places.Ministers unanimously agree on ban on smoking in public places in ScotlandLegislation to be launched before Christmas and fully in force by...
The declining population of Scotland presents long term challenges for the economy and society, an interesting article in The Scotsman asks, "Legislate to procreate: solution to birth crisis?"Pro-natalist policies have ranged from urging people to procreate (the call on Jews...
www.anoasis.co.uk /politics/scotland   (374 words)

 Scotland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Scotland is divided into three physical regions—the Highlands; the Central Lowlands, containing two-thirds of the population; and the Southern Uplands.
Free Church of Scotland - Scotland, Free Church of, the secessionist Presbyterian church established as a result of the great...
Alexander I, king of Scotland - Alexander I, 1078?–1124, king of Scotland (1107–24), son of Malcolm III and St....
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0777806.html   (744 words)

 Politics | Flower of Scotland
The good news is that at last Scotland has a tangible home for the spirit of devolution, one that the late Donald Dewar and many others fought for so long.
There is valid reason, though, for some complaint: MSPs have already criticised Holyrood's offices for being dingy, the parliament's microphones failed on the opening day, and only yesterday it was found that a high proportion of the seats in the public viewing gallery offer no sight of the chamber.
At least Scotland's politicians can be applauded for not indulging in the grandiose polis-building that some nations choose to celebrate their coming of age: Islamabad in Pakistan, Astana in Kazakhstan, Canberra in Australia, and Brasilia in Brazil.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5012578-107865,00.html   (356 words)

 The Scottish Independence Guide - Saor Alba - Free Scotland!
The left of centre argument for a fairer Scotland reflects the values of most of the people in Scotland and the SNP are right to support that as it continually exposes Labour's permanent lack of vision and political principle.
There is also the historical and cultural argument that Scotland requires freedom to flourish on a cultural level and that respect for our ancestors and their fights for independence from England should lead us to the logical conclusion that the union is no longer in our interests (if it ever was).
The signs are that the people of Scotland are getting very sick of all the unionists lies and that is why the Scottish Independence Convention and Independence First along with the Scottish parties can win an election for independence in 2007, if they continue to work together.
www.scottishindependence.com   (1527 words)

 Socialism Today - Scotland's shifting politics
Both the SNP and the Lib Dems in Scotland have looked at the possibility of forming a ruling coalition if the parliamentary arithmetic allows it after May. UK Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell said he "would not be hostile" to his party joining a coalition with the SNP.
The movement against attacks on pensions — which produced the biggest strike action in decades in Scotland and across Britain in March — NHS cuts, pay inequality, as well as the carnage in Iraq and the Middle East generally, are still the main issues for working-class people.
The war in Iraq, which the SNP argues would not have involved Scottish troops if Scotland was independent and had control over defence matters, can be a factor propelling a layer of people towards the idea of independence.
www.socialismtoday.org /104/scotland.html   (2293 words)

 Electric Scotland's Web Guide to Scottish Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The SNP has 13 branches which claim to have websites (though at least one is inaccessible at the time of writing), and unusually the branch web designers seem to have been allowed to go more or less their own way and don't even have a corporate colour scheme (this is not, however, a criticism).
Scottish politics is often discussed on newsgroups such as Scottish culture, Scottish topics and (naturally) Scottish politics.
Politics is too important to be left to the politicians, and the signs are that it won't be left to them now that the Internet provides a channel for expressing your own opinions.
www.electricscotland.com /spolitics.htm   (851 words)

 Amazon.com: New Scotland, New Politics: Books: Lindsay Paterson,Alice Brown,John Curtis,Kerstin Hinds,David ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Written by the leading authorities on Scottish politics and society, it provides a definitive account of social and political attitudes in Scotland at the beginning of the new parliamentary democracy, and at a time when Scotland's relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom is undergoing radical change.
Alice Brown is professor of politics at the University of Edinburgh and codirector of the Governance of Scotland Forum.
John Curtis is professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde and deputy director of the ESRC Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends.
www.amazon.com /New-Scotland-Politics-Lindsay-Paterson/dp/1902930258   (819 words)

 Working class politics in Scotland, part one
Thus, in the opening years of the nineteenth century, "trade unionism and worker politics in Scotland were dominated by the concerns and ideology of skilled, predominantly male, Protestant workers." Their value system was based on independence in the workplace, temperance, and religion.
Working-class political unrest in the early nineteenth century was therefore a united struggle with the middle classes in pursuit of (partial) democratisation of the British state.
The attachment of skilled workers in Scotland to the values of independence in the workplace, temperance and religion continued into the second half of the nineteenth century.
archive.workersliberty.org /activity/fractions/scotland/history1.html   (1642 words)

 Politics? What Politics? - Ceroc Scotland Forum
The art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.
The management of a political party; the conduct and contests of parties with reference to political measures or the administration of public affairs; the advancement of candidates to office; in a bad sense, artful or dishonest management to secure the success of political candidates or parties; political trickery.
I also think the level to which you are involved in the politics increases as your involvement in a venue/franchise/organiosation increases.
www.cerocscotland.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3102   (2871 words)

 Frontline 16 – Carrying forward socialist politics in Scotland (SRSM)
It is no accident that the popularity of the SSP is rooted in its class politics, its base in our communities as well as the re-groupment arising from the fragmentation of the old British left and the avenues that opened up for left wing supporters of independence.
It does mean that if we are serious about an independent, socialist Scotland then we have to discuss how we are going to bring it about and that means campaigning for, working for, arguing for independence and socialism – and we’ll take whichever comes first while struggling for both.
You see if you oppose an independent, socialist Scotland (overtly or covertly) and still believe in the unity of the British working class then you are waiting for the day of the return of a united, British left wing party.
www.redflag.org.uk /frontline/16/16srsm.html   (1461 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - Politics - Rotten Scotland: nation's filthiest places revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
THE dirtiest places in Scotland have been named and shamed in a damning report which points the spotlight on the nation's filthiest streets.
The Health Protection Scotland survey of a random selection of 10% of streets in each local authority area found that half were affected by detritus such as rotting leaves and silt build-up.
The cleanest area in Scotland was Moray, with 77 points, followed by Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, which all scored 76 points.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /politics.cfm?id=1034162006   (2694 words)

 H-Net Review: Cynthia Neville on Parliament and Politics in Scotland, 1235-1560   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In most states in western Europe, representative assemblies were born of a struggle between monarchs and their subjects for control of tax revenues; in some, too, they acquired additional importance when they became the chief venues for litigation among high born subjects.
Although the estates similarly came to secure an important voice in the conduct of financial and judicial business in Scotland, their genesis was the crisis that followed the death, in 1286, of King Alexander III and the beginning of the struggle for independence from England.
The personal and political troubles that beset the later fourteenth-century kings might seriously have altered the balance of power between crown and parliament; in fact, until recently, scholars wrote about the politics of the early Stewart period as a time of bitter struggle between a weak crown and its over-mighty magnates.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=135711118778639   (1336 words)

 Housing Policy & Politics | Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland
This section contains briefings, policy papers, reports and consultation responses from the CIH in Scotland that are free to download.
Scottish Housing Matters the newsletter of the Scotland National Committee of the CIH contains information and articles on Scottish housing policy issues, the work of the Scotland National Committee and the benefits of CIH membership.
If you would like further information about the CIH in Scotland's policy work please email scotland.policy@cih.org or telephone the Scotland Policy Team on (0131) 225 4544.
www.cih.org /scotland/policy   (157 words)

 Do Politics Centre - the resource hub for democracy practitioners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Do Politics is currently undergoing some changes to make it bigger and better so please bear with us.
In early 2007 this website will be transforming into the 'Do Politics Centre' a resource hub for youth and community workers, electoral administrators, teachers and other democracy practitioners.
The centre will include case studies, event plans, campaign techniques, templates for communication materials and a calendar of key opportunities for promoting voter awareness and registration among a variety of audiences.
www.dopolitics.co.uk /Regions/scotland.cfm   (127 words)

 CRE Scotland: Politics and the Scottish Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We aim to promote human rights in Scotland through a number of avenuesScottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all Scottish councils
Liaising with members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and all Scottish political parties and lobbying for key legislative changes in line with CRE Scotland's priorities is therefore a crucial part of our work.
Whilst delivery of the race equality duties in the public sector is a legal requirement where we expect to see continued progress, it is heartening to see the review going beyond this to addressing the tougher issues of cultural change.
www.cre.gov.uk /scotland/politics.html   (1012 words)

 Template talk:Politics of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'd prefer the flag, which is symbolic of the Nation of Scotland, whereas the arms of the UK are the arms of the UK Monarch, with English bias.
Now some Scots may feel that Scotland should be a republic but this is an encyclopedia meant to represent reality not political points of view.
We cannot use the Royal Coat of Arms as it is Crown Copyright however I have changed it to the Scottish Executive's logo as this is the symbol of the goverment of Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Template_talk:Politics_of_Scotland   (793 words)

 spiked-central | Letter | Politics in Scotland
When she got 42 per cent of the UK as a whole, Labour got 45 per cent of the Scottish vote.
This year, Labour got 39 per cent in Scotland, compared to 36 per cent in the UK as a whole.
This ties in quite well with a Reform poll, which showed Scotland about three per cent to the left on most issues - except, surprisingly, on low corporation taxes being useful for growth, where Scots were 10 per cent to the right.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/0000000CABE2.htm   (289 words)

 BBC - Radio Scotland - Politics
Politics Tonight is the definitive nightly guide to Scottish politics.
Politicians are put on the spot and Radio Scotland's team of correspondents bring their experience and inside knowledge to bear on each day's events at the Scottish Parliament, Westminster, Brussels and beyond.
The latest edition of Politics Tonight is also available on the BBC Scotland Player, accessible via the BBC News Scotland site.
www.bbc.co.uk /scotland/radioscotland/view/show.shtml?politics   (159 words)

 Search Scotland - Scottish Directory: Government/Politics
A democratic political party committed to a wholly Independent Scotland outwith the European Union.
Formed in 1979, the Scottish Green Party became a separate party from the party in England and Wales in 1990.
Party was formed with the objective of attaining independence for Scotland.
www.searchscotland.net /pages/Government/Politics/index.html   (255 words)

 Politics - Ceroc Scotland Forum
I did the Political Compass test some time ago and was surprised to come out as fairly libertarian/slightly left wing and horrified to be aligned with Robin Cook
I had always considered myself to be rather more to the right of centre, although not one of Attila the Hun's hordesmen, by any means.
And even then it is only the difference is in shades of the same colour or where you draw the line.
www.cerocscotland.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3127   (2521 words)

 General Register Office for Scotland - Scotland's Hall of Fame - Politics
Digitised extract from the Buik of the Kirk of the Canagait
Author of 'Inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations' (1776) which laid the foundation of the science of political economy,and is regarded as one of the greatest works in political philosophy the world has ever produced.
He also held the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University and was Commissioner of Customs for Scotland until his death.
www.gro-scotland.gov.uk /famrec/from-our-records/hallfame/politics.html   (588 words)

 Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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My name is Elizabeth Donnelle McKaskle and my family immigrated to America from the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, during the mid 1700's.
A historical essay by Russ Jimeson on the rise of the Stewarts or Stuarts in Scotland.
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