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‘No deal Brexit most likely outcome’

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the UK faces crashing out of the European Union without a deal if Prime Minister Theresa May continues along her current trajectory.


The UK is preparing to leave the EU by the 29th March 2019 but talks have grind to a halt due to the Irish border issue. In order to prevent a hard border in Ireland, the EU have insisted that there must be a backstop.

Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament today: “I am increasingly concerned, literally with every day that passes, that the prospect of no deal is becoming ever greater. And as things stand just now, and we're in a fluid situation, I think no deal might actually be the most likely outcome, and that is deeply concerning.

“Given that we're two and half years on from the vote, five months away from exit, it is staggering incompetence that a government has allowed the situation to get to this stage.

“I think Brexit is frankly shaping up to the biggest failure of government po…

Scottish high streets continue to suffer amid economic uncertainty

Scottish high street stores continue to close at an alarming rate according to the latest research.

The causes are believed to be, perhaps unsurprisingly, the rise in online shopping, and the rise in home entertainment and leisure.

So far in 2018, while 58 new stores have opened, 107 have closed their doors.

Aberdeen is believed to have suffered the most, when compared to other Scottish towns and cities.

Ayr and Leith were the only areas which saw an improvement.

Research by PwC indicates that there is a shift from high street shopping, to retail parks.  67 closures have occurred on the high street, 40 in shopping centres, but leisure park stores have been spared closure.

High street fashion stores appear to be the worst affected by consumers switching to buying online, according to the research.

Mark Addley from PWC said "Our analysis reveals a retail map which is continuing to change beyond recognition from a generation ago.

"The convenience of online shopping is making it…

Outlaw King continues to dominate conversation

If you live in Scotland right now, it will be difficult to avoid conversations about the new Scottish movie Outlaw King.

The movie has had select showings in theatres around the country, while most people have been watching from the comfort of their own home on Netflix.

Outlaw King stars Chris Pine as King Robert The Bruce, and portrays the Bruce's fight for Scottish independence.

The movie is an unofficial sequel to Braveheart, continuing where it left off, but taking a far more historically accurate account.

The Bruce fights for Scotland's independence from England, beginning a campaign of warfare against King Edward I, played by Stephen Dillane.

The battle scenes in the film are gory and brutal, and make for captivating viewing.

The Bruce marries an English woman, Elizabeth de Burgh - played by Florence Pugh.  As he travels around Scotland, trying to evade capture by the English, he makes plans to defeat the English in battle.

The movie premiered at the Toronto Internationa…