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The Away End is a Scottish football magazine that is run in partnership with the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree at the University of the West of Scotland, the only degree of its kind in Scotland. The magazine is always on the lookout for more budding writers, so why not look in, get a feeling of what they are all about and contribute. Whether it is the SPL, women’s football, Highland League football, the youth set-up, or anything else to do with the beautiful game, The Away End has something to offer.


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These publications from the Westminster and Holyrood governments may be of interest to scientists:

An Evaluation of Football Banning Orders in Scotland – Research Findings

“This report presents the findings from an evaluation of football banning order (FBO) legislation in Scotland. Football Banning Orders are a preventative measure designed to stop potential troublemakers from attending matches and/or otherwise engaging in violence or disorder linked to football.  … From the introduction of banning orders in late 2006 up to the end of November 2010, a total of 101 FBOs have been issued.”

Pesticide poisoning of animals in 2010 investigations of suspected incidents in Scotland

“The Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS) … investigates suspected poisoning of wildlife, beneficial insects, companion animals and livestock if there is evidence to indicate that pesticides or biocides may be involved.”

Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2010

A report on the effectiveness of cage-level and farm level fallowing for the control of diseases (BKD and sleeping disease) on large cage-based trout farms in Scotland

Progress Report: The Scottish Government’s Response to the Foot and Mouth Disease Review (Scotland) 2007


Annual Reports

Veterinary Laboratories Agency annual report and accounts 2010-2011 [PDF file]

Drinking Water Quality in Scotland 2010 Annual Report by the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland


Scottish Government Consultations

Consultation on Fisheries Management in Luce Bay Special Area of Conservation


You can find lots more useful government publications on the UWS Government Publications blog.

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These publications from the Westminster and Holyrood governments may be of interest to scientists:

Planning our electric future: a White Paper for secure, affordable and low-carbon electricity [PDF file]

“This White Paper sets out the Government’s commitment to transform the UK’s electricity system to ensure that our future electricity supply is secure, low-carbon and affordable.”

Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals [PDF file]

An Evaluation of Football Banning Orders in Scotland and An Evaluation of Football Banning Orders in Scotland – Research Findings

Evaluation of the use of football banning order legislation in Scotland.

Recommendations from the Joint Action Group set up following the Football Summit on March 8, 2011

Scottish Government Consultations


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An unusually large number of science-related publications were produced by the Holyrood and Westminster governments in March.  Here is a selection:

Biological Sciences/Environmental and Waste Management

Gamebirds: Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes.

Covers rearing, transportation and release of gamebirds.

2010 Review of Goose Management Policy in Scotland.

Examines future strategies for goose management in Scotland.  (Geese can be considered an agricultural pest in some areas of Scotland, due to their grazing activity.)  Stakeholder responses and the Scottish Government’s response are also available online.

Statistical Publication Agriculture Series: Results from 2010 December Agricultural Survey.

Our Rural Future: The Scottish Government’s response to the Speak Up for Rural Scotland consultation.

Marine and Freshwater policy documents.

Scotland’s National Marine Plan aims to provide “a planning framework to manage competing demands for the use of the sea whilst protecting the marine environment”.

 CAMERAS: Focus on Freshwater Science.

“The Co-ordinated Agenda for Marine, Environment and Rural Affairs Science (CAMERAS) was established to ensure that Scotland’s marine, environment and rural science supports delivery of the Scottish Government’s single purpose, ‘to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth’.”

Consultation on Seal Haul-out Sites.

A haul-out site is a location on land where seals haul themselves out to rest.  The Natural Environment Research Council can designate haul-out sites, which are considered suitable to protect seals from harassment.

Offshore wind energy

Blue Seas – Green Energy.  A Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters.  Part A The Plan

This plan contains proposals for offshore wind energy development in Scottish Territorial Waters up to 2020 and beyond.  It should be read in conjunction with Part B Post Adoption Statement.

Other relevant publications include:



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Here is part 2 of Henry McLeish’s review of Scottish football. His report has investigated and evaluated the fundamental structures of the Scottish game in general and the governance and leadership of football by the Scottish FA. The SFA has described the report as forthright, hard-hitting and revolutionary, but much of the mass media (more…)

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