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Scotland

SNP report outlines new prospectus for Scottish independence

Mixed feelings among MSPs as Scottish Nationalist Party releases roadmap for potential independence.

SNP report outlines new prospectus for Scottish independence

Scotland

Catalan politician battles Madrid extradition bid

Former minister and pro-independence figure faces fight over possible extradition from Scotland over rebellion charges.

Scotland: Catalan separatist fighting Spanish extradition case

Europe

Hopes growing for Scottish independence after Brexit

In the last independence referendum four years ago, the Yes campaign lost by 200,000 votes, but that was before Brexit.

Europe

Scotland's fishing industry worried about future post-Brexit

Many fishermen support Brexit in the interests of protecting their waters and stocks, but many in the fishing industry also want open borders to Europe.

Opinion

Rushing into a second referendum would doom Scottish independence

Scots may have voted against Brexit, but they still prefer to share sovereignty with London rather than Brussels.

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Catalonia

Ex-Catalan minister surrenders to authorities in Scotland

Catalonia's former education minister hands herself over to authorities after European arrest warrant was issued.

Ex-Catalan minister surrenders to authorities in Scotland

Football

Scotland: Faith and football interplay in Glasgow

In Glasgow, Scotland, football and religion blend together to produce one of the world's fiercest sporting rivalries.

'An eternal relationship': Scotland's famous football rivalry

Scotland

As unrest simmers, Scotland's Iranian diaspora look on

Some 6,000 Iranians live in Scotland, including those who fled during the revolution, students, refugees, and Scots.

As unrest simmers, Scotland's Iranian diaspora look on

Inside Story

Will Corsica turn into France's Catalonia?

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Corsica as demands grow for greater autonomy from Paris.

Scotland

How Scotland was the catalyst for UK's curling success

When the Winter Olympics get under way in Pyeongchang, one of the stranger sports to look out for is curling, where giant stones are swept along the ice.

Scotland

Abused Scottish MP: Everyday Islamophobia a real threat

After being called a 'brown, Muslim Paki' by a senior Labour councillor, Sarwar is determined to stamp out racism.

Anas Sarwar: Everyday Islamophobia a real threat

Scotland

Scottish community fights for right to buy island on sale

Ulva, a remote Scottish island, is up for sale, and the government is deciding whether to give the local community the right to buy it, instead of it being sold on the open market.

Reporter's Notebook

Ownership battle heats up over Scottish island of Ulva

The community has only months to raise US$6m required to buy Ulva before private investors can make an offer.

Ownership battle heats up over Scottish island of Ulva

Health

Can minimum pricing help tackle alcoholism in Scotland?

Doctors hail Scottish government's plan to address culture of excessive drinking, but doubts remain over its effect.

Can minimum pricing help tackle alcoholism in Scotland?

Scotland

'Nae bother': Migrants study Scottish vernacular

From doctors and mothers to jobseekers and asylum-seekers, students in Glasgow learn the intricacies of local dialect.