Brexit consequences

Brexit: Scotland and N Ireland reconsider ties to UK

Nationalist leaders in both Scotland and Northern Ireland ponder independence referendums following Brexit.


Brexit and the UK's geopolitical destiny

The future of the UK is tied, for better or worse, to the rest of Europe if only for reasons of proximity.

by Emmanuel Karagiannis


Is this the end of the Scottish Labour Party?

Once the establishment party in Scotland - sweeping all in election after election - Scottish Labour is facing defeat.


North Sea oil, Brexit and Scottish independence

As Scotland nears elections on May 5, the calculus for independence shifts along with economic and political indicators.


Glasgow: A city divided along learning lines

Educational opportunity in Scotland’s biggest city in the spotlight as Freedom of Information requests show disparity.


The perilous state of Scottish media

Cuts at Scotland's newspapers are bringing quality journalism to its knees but can new media websites fill the deficit?

by Angela Haggerty

Business & Economy

In Scotland, dark side of cheaper fuel

So far in the UK, more than 65,000 people have lost their jobs owing to plummeting oil prices in the past year.


The Scottish Left wants Trump off its greens

Left-wing alliance stages protest at Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course, "standing up to the rich and powerful".


Syrian refugees welcomed on remote Scottish island

Residents of the Isle of Bute believe the 10 Syrian refugee families will have a positive effect on the community.


UK MPs to debate banning Trump

After petition called for presidential hopeful to be rejected on account of hate speech, politicians will hold debate.


The wavering fortunes of Jeremy Corbyn

Four months in, the Labour leader still seems to be loved and loathed in equal measures, but how will it play out?


Scotland's devolution: 'Settled will' or a broken UK?

As the decision to bomb Syria further exposes tensions between Scotland and England, the UK's future remains unclear.

Business & Economy

Scotch whisky's pre-eminence takes a shot from Asia

International competition with Japan in the lead puts Scotland's storied whisky producers on notice.