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2009-09-09 12:18:09

Liquor giant Diageo said a Scottish government task force has failed to find a plan that would rescue 900 jobs at two historic beverage facilities. A company restructuring plan calls for the closure of a Johnny Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock and a grain distillery in Glasgow, The Scotsman reported Wednesday. The plan provoked a protest march in Kilmarnock with 20,000 people participating. Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney presented the company with a variety of alternate proposals,...

2008-07-04 12:00:22

A GBP700MILLION coal supply deal, believed to be the biggest ever in Scotland, has been announced. The fi ve-year agreement between ScottishPower and Scottish Coal will lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs. It was hailed by First Minister Alex Salmond as a "declaration of faith" in coal A significant proportion of Scottish Power's supply require ments will be met under the deal. It will be worth up to GBP700m, depending on the amount of coal needed. The coal is expected to come...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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