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All Scotland Women players to be full-time up to World Cup with Government funding

Scotland beat Albania 2-1 earlier this month to top their qualifying group All of Scotland’s women’s squad will be able to train full-time for next year’s World Cup after a funding boost from the Scottish…

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New flu vaccine only available to over-75s in Scotland

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The annual flu vaccination programme is due to begin in Scotland next week A new flu vaccination that is recommended for everyone aged over 65 in other parts…



‘Dramatic’ drop in teenage alcohol consumption in Scotland

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIf a night out is boring it’s because you’re with boring people, says non-drinker Allan Faulds. (Video shot and edited by the BBC’s Nick Sheridan) Teenage drinking…


Recycled household waste overtakes landfill in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The percentage of household waste recycled increased to 45.6% last year The levels of household waste recycled exceeded the amount sent to landfill in Scotland for the first time…



Many bird of prey killings in Scotland are ‘unreported’

Image copyright RSPB Image caption A female hen harrier called Calluna disappeared in a grouse moor area on 12 August More birds of prey are being killed in Scotland than official records report, according to…



MSP launches bid for 20mph limit in urban areas of Scotland

Image copyright PA Image caption 20mph zones have been rolled out in several parts of Edinburgh and are on trial elsewhere in Scotland A bill proposing to lower the speed limit in built-up areas of…



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