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Investment levels among Scottish households fall to their lowest rate for nearly three years

Kevin Brown (Scottish Friendly) NEW data from financial mutual Scottish Friendly reveals investment activity in Scotland fell to its lowest level in nearly three years during the second quarter of 2022. The Scottish Friendly Investor Index tracks sales of adult investment ISA policies and the total value of these new policies among its UK-wide customer base, with quarterly activity measured against a base rate of 100.

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Investment levels among Scottish households fall to their lowest rate for nearly three years

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A Scottish fund manager and novelist who attacked his wife during a campaign of domestic abuse has been spared a jail sentence. Peter Ross Leckie, 65, seized his spouse Sophie Leckie the neck during one assault at the couple’s former £1m home at Royal Terrace in Edinburgh.

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Scottish consumer confidence shrinks

The Scottish economy moved back into growth during May although consumer confidence has fallen sharply. Financial pressures from the cost of living crisis and concerns about the economy were blamed for the Scottish Consumer Sentiment Indicator posting a reading of -9.3 for the second quarter of this year. That was a 9.9 point drop from the 0.6 result for the first three months of this year and the largest fall since the early part of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

thetimes.co.uk ,  -5836113 minutes ago 0
Scottish consumer confidence shrinks

Scottish singer songwriter Amy MacDonald sells out her live concert at Northern Meeting Park in Inverness next month with support acts Callum Beattie and Dylan Tierney also lined up for the special show

Scottish chart-topper Amy MacDonald’s live show in Inverness next month has sold out. The award-winning singer songwriter will appear at a packed Northern Meeting Park on Friday, August 12. Joining her for the special one-off concert will be special guests Callum Beattie and Dylan Tierney.

inverness-courier.co.uk ,  -4537946 minutes ago 0
Scottish singer songwriter Amy MacDonald sells out her live concert at Northern Meeting Park in Inverness next month with support acts Callum Beattie and Dylan Tierney also lined up for the special show

Original Stand Cowboy goes out with a bang (Of the Gavel)!

Auction to take place at 5pm on Monday August 15th at The Stand Comedy Club “We’re keeping our iconic cowboy, but it’s time for him to lay down his gun.” – Mike Jones, Managing Director The cowboy is going nowhere, but after a quarter-century, he’s earned the right to lower his arms.

nen.press ,  -1522902 minutes ago 0
Original Stand Cowboy goes out with a bang (Of the Gavel)!

Retail sales flatlined last month amid rising inflation, warns trade group

Scottish retail sales flatlined in July as a modest rise in their value was wiped out by the impact of record rising inflation, figures show. The latest Scottish Retail Consortium-KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor showed that total sales in Scotland increased by 4.4% compared with July 2021, when they had grown 7.4%.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 0
Retail sales flatlined last month amid rising inflation, warns trade group

What bits of the Scottish economy actually grow if there is independence?

Now that our devolved government in Edinburgh has embarked on its ten-year mission to “transform” the Scottish economy, it has released a revealing clutch of emails on how it went about preparing for that task, set by Kate Forbes, its finance and economy secretary. The exchanges feature Mark Blyth, the Scots-born academic who holds an economics chair at Brown University on Rhode Island.

thetimes.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 1
What bits of the Scottish economy actually grow if there is independence?

Summer retail sales suffer as inflation wipes out growth

Trade association calls for government help ahead of a hard winter ahead Total sales in Scotland increased by 4.4% compared with July 2021, when they had grown by 7.4%. The latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG data showed that this was above the three-month average increase of 3.5%, but below the 12-month average growth of 15%.

insider.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 0
Summer retail sales suffer as inflation wipes out growth

Cautious shoppers lead to static Scottish retail sales

Scottish retail sales would have been becalmed if inflation was not pushing prices higher, new research suggests. The Scottish Retail Sales Monitor has found indications that consumers are being more careful with their spending and are becoming less likely to splash out on big-ticket items such as furniture, large electrical goods and homewares.

thetimes.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 0
Cautious shoppers lead to static Scottish retail sales

Councils consider ‘heat bank’ offer

People struggling to cope with the cost-of-living crisis would be offered “heat banks” as places to keep warm under plans being drafted up by councils across Scotland. Local authorities are looking to free up public buildings for vulnerable households as energy costs are expected to soar this winter.

thetimes.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 2
Councils consider ‘heat bank’ offer

Will my child get free school meals this year?

The Scottish government has been urged to extend universal free school meals to all primary school children as the cost of living crisis deepens. Ahead of the last Holyrood election the SNP pledged to provide a free breakfast and lunch to all P1-P7 children by August 2022. However, the rollout of the policy has been delayed.

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Will my child get free school meals this year?

We ask Tory members which is the best candidate to stop independence

Scottish Conservative members at Perth hustings rate the candidates TORY members were reticent to say much about how they might cast their vote to pick the next prime minister when The National approached them to speak about the leadership circus as it rolled into Perth on Tuesday night. Most were undecided and said they were using the event to make up their minds as the contest nears a close.

www-tmp.thenational.scot ,  3 hours ago 1
We ask Tory members which is the best candidate to stop independence

Liz Truss insists she will use Royal Navy to stop migrants

Liz Truss insisted she will "absolutely" use the Royal Navy to stop migrants crossing the English Channel illegally. The Tory leadership frontrunner said the military presence would be maintained under her premiership if she wins the race for No 10. She gave the assurance after suggestions the approach to tackling the small boats crisis taken by Boris Johnson could end.

express.co.uk ,  4 hours ago 15
Liz Truss insists she will use Royal Navy to stop migrants

Nicola Sturgeon using ‘austerity’ economics to cover welfare budget, says Rishi Sunak

Former chancellor tells Tory members that the SNP is starving NHS of funding at event where Liz Truss vows to maintain the Union ‘forever’ Rishi Sunak has accused Nicola Sturgeon of imposing “austerity” on Scotland to pay for the country’s spiralling welfare budget, while Liz Truss has vowed to ensure that the Union lasts “forever”.

telegraph.co.uk ,  4 hours ago 8
Nicola Sturgeon using ‘austerity’ economics to cover welfare budget, says Rishi Sunak

Scottish independence: Liz Truss says she will 'never, ever' allow UK 'family' to be split up

The favourite to be the next prime minister has vowed she will “never, ever” let the UK be split up as both Conservative leadership candidates launched scathing attacks on the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon. Liz Truss insisted she would ensure the union went from strength to strength “now and forever” while her rival Rishi Sunak said he could not "imagine the circumstances” in which he would agree to a second independence referendum.

scotsman.com ,  4 hours ago 0
Scottish independence: Liz Truss says she will 'never, ever' allow UK 'family' to be split up

Rishi Sunak makes major error as he hints he could CAVE to Nicola Sturgeon on IndyRef2

RISHI SUNAK failed to give the simple answer Tory supporters wanted to hear at tonight's leadership hustings: there will be no second Scottish independence referendum. Under intense questioning, he repeatedly dodged the issue. Addressing members in Perth he appeared to talk tough on tackling Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP but when pushed for categoric answers, there were none forthcoming.

express.co.uk ,  5 hours ago 10
Rishi Sunak makes major error as he hints he could CAVE to Nicola Sturgeon on IndyRef2

Scotland deserves better! Truss tears into Sturgeon in furious attack live on stage- VIDEO

LIZ TRUSS launched furious attack against Scotland's First Minister at Scotland hustings as she said "Scotland people have been let down by Nicola Sturgeon" but "they deserve better! ". Liz Truss attacked Nicola Sturgeon during Perth hustings and accused the Scottish First Minister of having "let Scotland down".

express.co.uk ,  6 hours ago 0
Scotland deserves better! Truss tears into Sturgeon in furious attack live on stage- VIDEO

Hatters midfielder Campbell looking forward to getting stuck into 'brilliant' Naismith

Scottish midfielder goes up against fellow countryman this evening Luton midfielder Allan Campbell expects to get stuck into his former team-mate and fellow countryman Kal Naismith when the two players go up against each other for the first time as Ashton Gate this evening. The 30-year-old Naismith was a huge part of Town’s success last tern, enjoying a wonderful season as one of the stand-out performers behind the Hatters reaching the play-off semi-finals.

dunstabletoday.co.uk ,  6 hours ago 0
Hatters midfielder Campbell looking forward to getting stuck into 'brilliant' Naismith

Scottish group appoints man as first ever period dignity regional lead

Jason Grant’s appointment in Tay region receives incredulous response The appointment of a man to a new regional role promoting period dignity has provoked criticism and consternation. Jason Grant, who has previously worked in tobacco sales and as a personal trainer, was announced as the period dignity regional lead officer for the Tay region earlier this week, in what is believed to be the first role of its kind in the country and prompted by groundbreaking women’s health legislation.

theguardian.com ,  7 hours ago 45
Scottish group appoints man as first ever period dignity regional lead