By Fiona Watson

From the early settlers after the final Ice Age, and the parable and formality that surrounds that prehistoric interval, Fiona Watson charts the evolution of the Scottish humans - as Scots, Picts and Angles - and their interplay with the realm overseas, from invasions by way of the Romans and Vikings and teh medieval wars of independence with England all through to Devolution.

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4 per cent in 2004 over the previous year. Over half of Israel’s exports are sophisticated products of advanced technology. Engineers make up the highest percentage of the workforce. Nearly a quarter of the Israeli workforce has university degrees – the third highest proportion in the industrialized world.

Abbas questioned the real meaning of negotiations with Netanyahu, which in the absence of any political initiative seemed to go around in neverending circles. Successive Israeli governments had continued the settlement drive through the expansion of already existing settlements. Peace Now’s Settlement Watch discovered that whereas the areas of jurisdiction of cities and councils in Israel were placed in the public domain and therefore such knowledge was available to all, the same could not be said about the boundaries of West Bank settlements.

The desalination plant on the seashore near Hadera serviced a million households with clean water each year. Since 2007 successive Israeli governments had invested heavily in the expansion of the Hadera, Ashkelon and Palmachim desalination plants. In August 2011, it was announced that a new plant would be constructed near Ashdod at a cost of $423 million and would begin desalination in 2013. Israel was also a world leader in the recycling of waste water. Some 70 per cent of the country’s waste water was recycled compared to 12 per cent in Spain.

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