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North Sea Gas --- Loch Lomond
 
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My fav band, North Sea Gas, (another great Scottish band!)....Loch Lomond from their "Dark Island" CD
Views: 43324 mandolinda6
North Sea Gas The Gallowa Hills
 
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North Sea GasThe Gallowa Hills North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. On occasion within Scotland, North Sea Gas are augmented by the wonderful talents of Gerry McKenna. Going on for twenty-nine years!! and stronger than ever. One of Scotland's most popular bands, with Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Bodhrans, Whistles, Banjo, great vocals with tremendous three part harmonies. Over the years "North Sea Gas" have recorded 13 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show. Their latest album "Rosslyn" has received wonderful reviews from folk magazines, Newspapers etc including Dirty Linen (USA), the Scots Magazine, and The Living Tradition. Their show as their albums consists of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material all put together with a style of their own. Continually touring the world with tours of America, Canada, Germany, Austria, Scotland and many other destinations every year. TV and Radio appearances both sides of the Atlantic including "Late Night Saturday" and "Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour", one of the biggest radio shows in the USA. In 2008, "North Sea Gas" recorded for Chinese Television with an estimated audience of 800 million; A highlight of any bands career. With Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!! We could say more but put simply "North Sea Gas" are a highly entertaining Scottish folk band. Multi instrumental, tremendous harmonies and great craic. They have an ever-growing fan base which ranges through all of the age groups thus giving the "gas" show a wonderful atmosphere.
Views: 35342 mulbearystelevision
McPherson's Rant  -  North Sea Gas
 
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By popular demand. North Sea Gas's arrangement of McPherson's Rant is one of the best. It really catches the mood of the ranter's furious fiddling.
Views: 2457 Arkybark
North Sea Gas "Broom o' the Cowdenknowes"
 
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After being insulted by his bandmates about his advanced age, Ronnie MacDonald of the Scottish band North Sea Gas takes the lead on this even older Scottish love song. It's the tale of a bride living far from home, who misses her "ain country." This special house concert for an audience of roughly 40 was held at the home of Tom and Susannah Blachly of Marshfield, Vermont on May 12, 2012. An article about this song can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broom_of_the_Cowdenknowes
Views: 19719 Kenric Kite
Flower of Scotland Live in Germany
 
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North Sea Gas at the 2018 "IrIsh Night" concert in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Views: 227 Arkybark
Scottish Folk Music from North Sea Gas
 
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Live Music from North Sea Gas, one of Scotland's most popular traveling folk bands.
North Sea Gas - Caledonia
 
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Folk band, North Sea Gas, perform Caledonia @ a Scottish Tourist Guides Christmas party.
Views: 3883 Gem Scotland
Scotland's North Sea Gas - Workshop with SFP 2017
 
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Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic are joined by Scotland's North Sea Gas for a workshop to teach Maid Behind the Bar. September 30 2017
North Sea Gas --- Caledonia
 
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North Sea Gas, from the CD "Dark Island" .
Views: 78320 mandolinda6
North Sea Gas --- Edinburgh Toon
 
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From The latest North Sea Gas CD, Edinburgh Toon. All photos and songs used by permission of Dave Gilfillan and North Sea Gas
Views: 7064 mandolinda6
North Sea Gas --- Dark Island
 
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I feel badly that my favourite band, North Sea Gas, doesn't have any vids on youtube, they are a great Scottish band!. They don't get the publicity and recognition they deserve, so I'm posting them myself! :)
Views: 68171 mandolinda6
TRUTH LIES OIL AND SCOTLAND
 
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Truth Lies Oil and Scotland on how Westminster has kept the wealth of the North Sea Oil hidden from Scotland
Views: 85259 sodp
North Sea Gas (Hootananny, Inverness, Scotland)
 
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"The best of Scotland" :)
Views: 953 Morgane CLEMENT
North Sea Gas, Caledonia (Hootananny, Inverness, Scotland)
 
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"The best of Scotland" !!
Views: 333 Morgane CLEMENT
North Sea Gas - Kelty Klippie
 
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North Sea Gas singing 'Kelty Klippie' from the album 'Live From Edinburgh'
Views: 3414 Ryan Jones
North Sea Gas : Aye Walkin O
 
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North Sea Gas singing "Aye Walkin O" live on Radio Scotland
Views: 2620 KillieKentRadio
North Sea Gas --- The Massacre Of Glencoe
 
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From the CD of the same name
Views: 44390 mandolinda6
North Sea Gas (Hootananny, Inverness, Scotland) :D
 
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"The best of Scotland" :)
Views: 102 Morgane CLEMENT
North Sea Gas --- The Haughs O' Cromdale
 
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"The Haughs O' Cromdale" from the North Sea Gas CD "Schiehallion" ----(photos used by permission of North Sea Gas)
Views: 14905 mandolinda6
North Sea Gas - Schiehallion
 
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Written by Gordon Menzies of Gaberlunzie: Here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxKxplVrgT0
Views: 4714 Jim
North Sea Offshore  Head to Sea Heart at Home
 
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An ex colleague of mine made this very professional video of life offshore working and living on an oil rig, it is really worth a watch if you have ever been interested in what it is like..All credit to Orchard media solutions who can be found here http://www.orchardmediasolutions.co.uk/
Views: 136142 Space Cowbhoy
Offshore Floating Oil Platform in Epic Storm
 
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Views: 6540516 Amazing Water World
North Sea Gas, June 2012 (Hootananny, Inverness, Scotland) :)
 
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Best Scottish band ever !! :D
Views: 600 Morgane CLEMENT
North Sea Gas - Set of Tunes (Frank's Reel / Hull's Reel / The Road to Errogie)
 
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Frank's Reel, Hull's Reel, and The Road to Errogie by North Sea Gas, from the album "The Fire and Passion of Scotland". Frank's Reel was written by Scottish fiddler John McCusker in 1995. Hull's Reel was written by Cape Breton fiddler John Morris Rankin. The Road to Errogie was written by Scottish fiddler Adam Sutherland in 1999.
KISHORN COMMANDOS    NORTH SEA GAS
 
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The Scottish Folk Group North Sea Gas singing The Kishorn Commandos ,about men who built Oil Rigs in Wester Ross at Kishorn in the 1970's
Views: 1332 Ian Anderson
Inverness (Scotland) ~ Hootananny Pub - North Sea Gas live
 
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2 luglio 2011 - Musica e danze live in un pub di Inverness - Scotland - ...dal viaggio della Compagnia del Paese delle Meraviglie
Views: 278 Chiara
Inverness (Scotland) ~ Hootananny Pub - North Sea Gas live
 
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2 luglio 2011 - Musica live in un pub di Inverness - Scotland - ...dal viaggio della Compagnia del Paese delle Meraviglie
Views: 290 Chiara
North Sea Gas --- Coshieville
 
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"Coshieville" from the North Sea Gas CD "Schiehallion"-------------------------(Photos used by permission of North Sea Gas)
Views: 11392 mandolinda6
North Sea Gas - Nancy Whisky - Maryland Renaissance Festival, October 9, 2011
 
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North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. On occasion within Scotland, North Sea Gas are augmented by the wonderful talents of Gerry McKenna. Thirty years and stronger than ever! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! See http://www.northseagas.co.uk/ or http://nsg.gplrank.info/
Views: 2586 dancebill
North Sea Gas - Bonnie Lass O' Fyfie - Maryland Renaissance Festival, October 9, 2011
 
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North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. On occasion within Scotland, North Sea Gas are augmented by the wonderful talents of Gerry McKenna. Thirty years and stronger than ever! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! See http://www.northseagas.co.uk/ or http://nsg.gplrank.info/
Views: 1576 dancebill
N-56: Scotland set for additional oil & gas bonanza
 
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Under an innovative proposal to recover oil and gas through new techniques, Scotland is set for a new “black gold bonanza” according to group of leading oil and gas experts, that will see the operational life of the North Sea extended for another century. And this is a view also shared by the UK Government. Creating what would be equivalent to one of the world’s largest oil fields this could bring an additional £300 billion in tax revenues to either the UK Treasury or a Scottish Government either independent or with full control over oil and gas revenues.
Views: 1407 N-56
Scotland: Elgin North Sea Gas Platform Leak Latest Information
 
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Article Dated 10th May - http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/10/uk-britain-total-leak-idUKBRE84915H20120510 Scotland: Elgin North Sea Gas Platform Leak Latest Information Copyright FREE intro: http://www.flixpress.com/AutomatedTemplates.aspx USGS/Google Maps
Scotland's Referendum 2014 - North Sea oil and gas
 
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First Minister Alex Salmond told reporters Scotland has been "short-changed" for decades and will only get its fair share of oil revenues post-independence.
Views: 137 Grant Yes Vote
Gas find in North Sea hailed as biggest in a decade - Risingus
 
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Breaking News Gas find in North Sea hailed as biggest in a decade A significant gas discovery in the central North Sea is being described as the biggest find in more than a decade. The Chinese state-owned company CNOOC said it had discovered 250 million barrels of recoverable gas in its Glengorm project, east of Aberdeen. Further appraisal work is planned, but the company said it could be extracted using existing infrastructure. Friends of the Earth Scotland said the find was terrible news for the climate and that it should stay in the ground. Glengorm sits 118 miles (190km) east of Aberdeen, close to Total's Elgin-Franklin and Culzean fields, and could be tied back to one of their platforms. Total owns a 25% stake in the Glengorm field. Xie Yuhong, of CNOOC, said the company was "looking forward to further appraisal". Still life in mature waters Kevin McLachlan, of Total, added: "Glengorm is another great success for Total in the North Sea, with results at the top end of expectations and a high condensate yield in addition to the gas. "Our strong position in the region will enable us to leverage existing infrastructures nearby and optimise the development of this discovery. "Glengorm is an achievement that demonstrates our capacity to create value in a mature environment thanks to our in-depth understanding of the basin." Analysts Wood Mackenzie described the find as the largest in the North Sea since the Culzean field was discovered in 2008. Senior analyst Kevin Swann said: "There is a lot of hype around frontier areas like West of Shetland, where Total discovered the Glendronach field last year. But Glengorm is in the Central North Sea and this find shows there is still life in some of the more mature UK waters." Environmental groups have criticised the discovery which, they say, will further contribute to climate change. They want energy companies to leave oil and gas in the ground and focus instead on renewable sources. Climate destruction Caroline Rance, from Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: "It's a disgrace that oil and gas exploration is still going ahead in the seas off Scotland. "It's high time our governments stopped supporting fossil fuel development, and get serious about planning a just transition away from this industry. "These companies know all too well that their business is built on the destruction of the climate, which is devastating for millions of people around the world but they continue to seek profit from driving this catastrophe." The Oil and Gas Authority has welcomed the discover, and said it demonstrated the considerable potential the industry still had to offer. Chief executive Andy Samuel said: "This is very exciting news. Glengorm was first mapped as a prospect around 20 years ago and it is great to see CNOOC taking up the exploration opportunity and completing a difficult high-pressure, high-temperature exploration well. "Our official estimate is that there still remains between 10 and 20 billion barrels plus to be recovered, so there is every chance of yet more significant finds, provided industry can increase exploration drilling and capitalise on the real value to be had here in the UK."
Views: 124 Rising US
Jersey Oil & Gas PLC's Benitz:  North Sea an exciting place to explore again
 
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Andrew Benitz of Jersey Oil & Gas PLC (LON:JOG) says pre-funding the seismic being shot over the Verbier acreage in North Sea allows the data to be optimised and is cheaper. Capex for the appraisal programme will be at the upper end of £9-11mln including seismic. Drilling at Verbier will see an appraisal well in the summer to firm up the recoverable oil at the discovery. ''All in all, the North Sea is an exciting place to explore again'', said Benitz.
Hector the Hero -  North Sea Gas
 
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This video is for my fellow Scottish folk music lovers, who wanted to hear it. Hector MacDonald was a legendary Scottish battle hero, who met an unfortunate end. Fortunately, the song - admirably sung by the renowned Scottish folk music group North Sea Gas - does not contain all the gory details. I have had a request for the lyrics - so here they are: Lyrics for Hector the Hero by North Sea Gas O´wail for the mighty and battle loud lift ye the coronach strain for Hector the Hero of deathless fame will never come back again Lament him, ye mountains of Ross-Shire your tears be the dew and the rain ye forests and straths, let the sobbing winds unburden your grief and pain Lament him ye warm hearted clansmen and mourn for a kinsman so true the pride of the highlands the valiant MacDonald will never come bach to you Lament him ye sons of old Scotia Ye kinsman on many a shore a patriot warrior fearless of foe has fallen to rise no more has fallen to rise no more O´wail for the mighty and battle loud lift ye the coronach strain for Hector the Hero of deathless fame will never come back again O cherish his triumph and glory on Omdurman´s death stricken plain his glance like the eagle his heart like the lion his laurels a nation´s gain Chorus O rest thee brave heart in thy slumber forgotten shall ne'er be thy name the love and the mercy of heaven be thine our love thou must ever claim to us thou art Hector the hero the chivalrous dauntless and true the hills and the glens and the hearts of a nation Re-echo the wail for you Lament him ye sons of old Scotia Ye kinsman on many a shore a patriot warrior fearless of foe has fallen to rise no more has fallen to rise no more Lament him ye sons of old Scotia Ye kinsman on many a shore a patriot warrior fearless of foe has fallen to rise no more has fallen to rise no more O´wail for the mighty and battle loud lift ye the coronach strain for Hector the Hero of deathless fame will never come back again
Views: 41233 Arkybark
North Sea Gas in Shieldaig
 
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North Sea Gas came to our Sleepy village on the 8th March 2008, great night, especially when this tune started!!
Views: 7844 smathie80
North Sea oil and gas policy would be more stable under an independent Scotland
 
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Amid a surge in public support for independence, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says the North Sea oil industry will be more stable under an independent nation. Salmond made the remarks as the UK and Scottish cabinets are holding separate meetings to discuss the future of the North Sea oil industry. As the debate intensifies on Scottish independence, London is now promising to boost Scotland's energy sector. On Sunday, Prime Minister David Cameron said that the oil and gas industries would be best served by Scotland remaining in the UK. But, the Scottish leader says independence would bring enormous benefits to the sector. Earlier, Salmond also accused Britain of swallowing up North Sea oil revenues for decades instead of investing them in an oil fund.
Views: 37 PressTV
The Bonny Lass of Fyvie o' - North Sea Gas
 
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North Sea Gas playing in the Heart of Hawick on Saturday 6th April 2013
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Huge waves crash against swaying North Sea oil rig
 
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews This video could make you seasick...Huge waves crash against a swaying oil rig, as a severe storm which swept across parts of Scotland hits the North Sea. The footage of the Borgholm Dolphin installation was captured at the weekend by James Eaton, an offshore worker on the nearby Lomond Platform, around 145 miles east of Aberdeen. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
Views: 1034074 BBC News
North Sea Gas 3 - Back of Bennachie - MD Rennfest - 09-22-13
 
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North Sea Gas are: Ronnie MacDonald , Grant Simpson, and Dave Gilfillan. Thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!! http://nsg.gplrank.info/
Views: 781 dancebill
North Sea Gas / Back On The Road
 
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North Sea Gas "Back On The Road" (Dave Gilfillan) Edinburgh Folk Club 09-03-16 Filmed By Allan McMillan
Views: 357 Allan McMillan
North Sea Gas 7 - MD Rennfest - 09-22-13
 
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North Sea Gas are: Ronnie MacDonald , Grant Simpson, and Dave Gilfillan. Thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!! http://nsg.gplrank.info/
Views: 81 dancebill
Total says no blast risk as North Sea gas leak drama
 
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http://www.euronews.com/ The French oil giant, Total, has dismissed the risk of a blast at its Elgin North Sea platform despite efforts continuing to stem leaking natural gas. The firm says a flame on the rig off the east coast of Scotland has to remain burning to prevent excess gas pressure from building up. According to Total's spokesman Pierre-Emmanuel Saulnier the material being thrown into the atmosphere is not dagerous or excessive: "it's around 30 cubic metres. That's about the size of half an articulated lorry. It's too much of course, but it's not going to have a significant impact on the environment." Total is said to be considering drilling a relief well that would allow the flow of gas to be shut off, or blocking the well with heavy mud. Either way, some experts say an "explosion is waiting to happen." Environmentalist, Benoit Hartman, from France Nature said: "Hydrocarbons are becoming more and more difficult to find as they're drying up. So we're having to look for non-conventional hydrocarbons which are difficult to extract and normally aren't profitable. But now they're becoming so because fuel prices are increasing. This means we can expect more accidents like this." The Scottish government has called for more information from Total as memories are still raw in the North Sea industry of the Piper Alpha platform fire 24 years ago, when 167 people were killed in the world's deadliest offshore oil disaster. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
Views: 2485 euronews (in English)
North Sea Gas - Edinburgh Toon live
 
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North Sea Gas, am 23.6.2011 in der Kulturkirche Weinberg Dresden-Trachtenberge
Views: 1633 Scarecrow94rn
North Sea Gas // Caledonia
 
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I filmed and recorded this as part of my dissertation exploring binaural audio and binaural plugins. This is a stereo recording of the song before it was manipluated using Logic's binaural panner. Big thanks to the brilliant North Sea Gas for helping me out. Hope you enjoy! Filmed using a Nikon D3200 with standard kit lens Recorded using Shure KSM 27's (stereo pair) Edited and colour corrected in Adobe Premiere Pro Mixed with Logic X Audio mastered using Ableton
Views: 933 David Sweeney
North Sea Gas 8 - The Overgate - MD Rennfest - 09-22-13
 
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North Sea Gas are: Ronnie MacDonald , Grant Simpson, and Dave Gilfillan. Thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!! http://nsg.gplrank.info/
Views: 281 dancebill
Scots Independence: Warning Over North Sea Oil
 
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David Cameron has warned Scotland the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry is at risk if it votes for independence. The Prime Minister on Sunday insisted it was the UK's "broad shoulders" that would support investment in the key industry that would give a "vital boost" to Scottish communities for decades to come. The importance of North Sea oil to Scotland's economy has made the future of the industry a politically sensitive issue in the independence debate. Mr Cameron, who has refused a debate with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond ahead of the September 18 referendum, said: "For the past 300 years, Britain has led the way in finding new sources of energy. "It is the strength of the UK's broad-based economy which can make the difference and ensure we can invest in our energy for the long-term future. Mr Salmond is taking Scotland's Cabinet to Portlethen "I promise we will continue to use the UK's broad shoulders to invest in this vital industry so we can attract businesses, create jobs, develop new skills in our young people and ensure we can compete in the global race." Mr Cameron will on Monday host his Cabinet meeting in Aberdeen in another significant intervention in the referendum No campaign. Meanwhile, Mr Salmond will is taking Scotland's Cabinet to nearby Portlethen on Monday. Mr Cameron's latest intervention comes just weeks after he used the backdrop of the Olympic velodrome in Stratford, east London, to encourage people across the rest of the UK to call on Scotland to stay in the Union. And after Chancellor George Osborne threatened Scotland that if there was a "messy divorce" and it left the UK, it would not be able to keep the pound. Moss delivered a message from Bowie about Scottish independence Speaking to Sky News the Scottish Secretary, Alistair Carmichael, denied Mr Cameron's comments on oil were just the latest in bullying tactics to deliver a "no" vote on independence. He told Dermot Murnaghan: "What we are telling people in the northeast of Scotland, who have had a tremendous economic success on the back of the North Sea oil and gas industry, is that we've been able to do that as part of the United Kingdom, as part of a bigger economy that can withstand the shocks of a volatile international commodity and which is also now able to stand behind the industry in a more mature phase, offering opportunities for development through tax allowances and also the allowances that are being paid out for the decommissioning of some of the assets in the North Sea oil. "It's a very positive story for the oil and gas industry as part of the United Kingdom, if people want to walk away from that positive story then it is for the nationalists to explain why they should do that." He also welcomed the intervention into the independence debate by the pop star David Bowie, who issued a message at the Brit Awards through his spokeswoman, the fashion model, Kate Moss, saying: "Stay with us Scotland". He said: "Look, I think it's great, I will take support from wherever I can get it." It comes as a poll in the Sunday Express found 62% of Britons want Scotland to remain part of the UK.
Views: 1698 Current News