Independence

Scotland requests second referendum on independence

Scottish Minister Nicola Sturgeon requests independence vote for late 2018 or early 2019 in letter to UK PM Theresa May.

Scotland requests second referendum on independence

Scotland

Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum

Motion passed 69 votes to 59 and comes a day before the UK takes the formal step towards Brexit.

Politics

How would Scotland vote in second referendum?

What has changed since Scotland chose to reject sovereignty in 2014 and how much of a factor is Brexit?

How would Scotland vote in second referendum?

War & Conflict

Syrian refugees get a warm welcome in Scotland

Scots and Syrian refugees come together to share their cultures and experiences.

Syrian refugees get a warm welcome in Scotland

Scotland

Sturgeon raises the stakes for Theresa May in Scotland

SNP leaders' move for a second independence referendum further complicates the UK's process to leave the EU.

Sturgeon raises the stakes for Theresa May in Scotland

Brexit

Scotland's leader seeks new independence referendum

Citing threat from Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon says she will move to give voters a chance to make Scotland independent.

Opinion

If Scotland leaves, England will lose the Brexit game

Should Scotland and N Ireland leave the UK after Brexit, the term 'Little England' will really come into its own.

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

Homeless

Dying on the streets: The UK's homeless

For the country's growing number of people sleeping rough, harsh winter temperatures have added to their woes.

Dying on the streets: The UK's homeless

Europe

Wood restrictions threaten Scotland's bagpipe sales

Scotland's bagpipes makers are facing increased production costs after new restrictions on the import of African Blackwood.

Scotland

Salmon eating sea-lice effect Scotland’s fish exports

Western Scotland - Whether its smoked, poached or grilled, salmon is a favourite fish for many of us. But the tasty meal's expected to become a lot more expensive.

Politics

Israel diplomat courted SNP deputy leader ahead of trip

Al Jazeera reveals how Shai Masot courted senior Scottish politician, raising questions over political interference.

Shai Masot courted SNP's Angus Robertson ahead of trip

Brexit

Scottish parliament overwhelmingly rejects Brexit bill

In a symbolic move, Scottish politicians vote by 90 to 34 against a bill that would trigger Britain's exit from the EU.

Scotland rejects triggering Brexit in non-binding vote

Brexit

Scots' anger as UK minister dismisses second referendum

Nationalists mull second poll on independence in response to UK parliamentary vote for Brexit but face stern opposition.

Anger as Michael Fallon dismisses second referendum

Opinion

Nicola Sturgeon: The new champion of liberalism

Scotland's social democrat leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has reinvented herself as a defender of establishment liberalism.

Jamie Maxwell

by Jamie Maxwell

Jamie Maxwell

Opinion

Scotland is trapped in a zombie union

In a UK wracked by Brexit uncertainty, the Scottish National Party must decide if the time is right for independence.

Peter Geoghegan

by Peter Geoghegan

Peter Geoghegan