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Over the past decade figures from Bank of Scotland with a net gain of 54,000. Quality of life and affordability of housing were two of show that Scotland gained 540,000 new settlers from other parts of the U.K. against emigration from Scotland of 486,000 leaving Scotlandthe key drivers in this population movement.

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Cairngorms National Park is set to eliminate such non-native species as grey squirrels, mink, and sika deer on the basis these species have the potential to damage existing species habitats and ecosystems.

Animal rights activists oppose the proposed cull.

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  • Evelyn Glennie, a percussionist with hearing difficulties awarded Dame for services to music.
  • Richard Demarco, an arts impresario, awarded a CBE.
  • T.V. weather girl, Heather Reid awarded OBE for contributions to physics.
  • Archie Fisher, folk artist and radio broadcaster, awarded MBE for services to traditional Scottish music.
  • Ina Shaw, a grandmother, awarded MBE for services to Stirling Albion Football Club.
  • George Bell, a retired milkman, awarded MBE for services to the community.
  • Peter Smith, a plumber on the Balmoral Estate, awarded Royal Victorian Medal for plumbing duties on the Royal Estate.