SCOTS Ministers have welcomed progress being made on Scotland being granted its own internet domain-name suffix, ".scot".

A Scottish Government spokesman revealed that the UK Government is being urged to support the campaign for the "dotScot" domain, as campaigners have dubbed it, which would be at a lower tier than international country names ending in two letters, such as ".uk".

He said: "The Scottish Government believe there is strong demand for a dotScot domain.

"To this end, we have written Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, asking him to back the not-for-profit company Dot Scot Registry (DSR), which has been set up specifically to ensure a domain is established."