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2011-02-10 07:59:00

BOSTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish games publisher Outplay Entertainment is to establish new offices and up to 150 high value jobs in Dundee, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. Established in 2010 by brothers Douglas and Richard Hare, Outplay Entertainment specializes in publishing videogames for use on smartphones, social networks and other e-distribution platforms. The Hare brothers have over 25-years of experience in the videogames industry...

2008-07-10 15:00:37

SCOTTISH politicians have spilled the beans on their favourite all-time musicians - revealing some surprising musical tastes. About 50 MSPs, including First Minister Alex Salmond, revealed all to The Big Issue in Scotland magazine. One of the most surprising revelations is from Lothians Labour MSP George Foulkes, who said he had had an "Arctic Monkeys moment" while also having heard of Coldplay. Alex Salmond's favourite bands are, unsurprisingly, The Proclaimers and Runrig, while his...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'