11 results for tag: Scotland


Glasgow Mosque to broadcast call to prayer every day

The Islamic call to prayer will be recited daily through loudspeakers at ­Scotland's ­largest mosque during the Commonwealth Games. Representatives from ­Glasgow Central Mosque (pictured) have been given the go-ahead by ­Glasgow City Council to broadcast the two-minute call - known as the adhan - every evening, with the Games coinciding with Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The mosque in the Gorbals is just a short distance from the athletes' village. Officials from the council's ­environmental health department visited Scotland's largest mosque last week to oversee a practice run, and ensure the prayer call does not exceed ...

Benefit fraud and errors of £16m discovered by Audit Scotland

Benefit fraud and errors worth £16m, including money claimed by illegal immigrants, have been identified by the public spending watchdog. One fraudster claimed £164,850 of housing and council tax benefit from a council while working in another area. And an illegal immigrant was caught claiming £53,806 student support 10 years after their visa expired. They were discovered through public bodies sharing information as part of the National Fraud Initiative (NFI). Audit Scotland found £10.5m of fraud and errors in 2012 and 2013 and £5.5m from 2010/11. Cases included an illegal immigrant who obtained £17,138 student support with a ...

Pro-Union march planned for eve of Scottish referendum

The "Orange Order" is planning a parade in support of a No vote, days before the Scottish independence referendum. The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland hopes to attract up to 15,000 members to Edinburgh on the Saturday before the historic vote. Although most of those taking part will be from Scotland, they also expect some marching bands from Northern Ireland to become involved to show support. The Loyal Orange Institution, more commonly known as the Orange Order, is a fraternal organisation based in Northern Ireland, but with large swathes of support in Scotland. It was founded in County Armagh in 1795 – during a period of Protestant...

Britain First expansion continues

This weekend, the new Britain First recruitment leaflets are arriving at branches across the country. Local activists will be responsible for delivering these to their communities over the next few weeks, so if you're fortunate enough to have a branch near you, chances are you'll be receiving one shortly. This is part of our rapid expansion plans to get representation in all areas of the UK. If you want to become part of this exciting movement, you can sign up as an activist here. Pictured above are our Leader, Paul Golding (right) and newly appointed Derbyshire CO, Robin Lomax. Following on from our good support in Scotland during ...

Why Scotland must remain part of the union

In just a few month's time the Scottish people will make a momentous choice - To stay in the United Kingdom, and remain partners with the countries we have been joined with for centuries, or to leave and become a separate, independent state. Britain First are fully supportive of Scotland remaining as an integral part of the United Kingdom, under the sovereignty of HM The Queen and with the Pound as their currency. For the Scots who are the one ones able to vote on this important issue, the decision could hardly be more significant. To remain in the partnership to which we have belonged for the last three hundred years, or to set out on our ...