Opinion

It's time for Scotland to make reparations for slavery

Scotland should take responsibility for the major and highly lucrative role it played in the transatlantic slave trade.

Elliot Ross

by Elliot Ross

Elliot Ross

Scotland

When Scotland hosted an abolitionist after profiting from slavery

Little known stories behind Frederick Douglass' speaking tour in Scotland, a country is now dealing with its dark past.

When Scotland hosted an abolitionist after profiting from slavery

Opinion

Is Scottish independence still possible?

Scotland's pro-independence camp might not survive increasing internal disunity.

Jamie Maxwell

by Jamie Maxwell

Jamie Maxwell

United Kingdom

British PM tells Cabinet to holds its nerve over Brexit

May under increased pressure from ministers after a failed meeting with EU leaders, who rejected her proposals.

British PM May tells Cabinet to holds its nerve over Brexit

Weather

Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland

Gale force winds hit the British Isles, disrupt travel, damage property and leave 200,000 people without power.

Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland

United Kingdom

Is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival accessible to all?

While the festivals can prove a windfall for hotel and restaurant owners, many of the workers are low paid or unpaid and the city's most destitute neighbourhoods do not see festival-goers at all.

Europe

Has the Edinburgh Festival Fringe become too commercial?

Some performers believe the festival has become a victim of its own success.

Scotland

Why are two Pashtuns on hunger strike in Scotland?

Anger and concern as private contractor Serco plans to evict 330 people from their Glasgow homes by changing the locks.

Afghan asylum seekers on hunger-strike protest against eviction

Europe

Trump in the UK: Thousands protest for second day

While crowds in Scotland protested US President Trump’s presence there, a far-right demonstration in London came out in his support.

Scotland

The tiny mosque on the Outer Hebrides serving 60 Muslims

Community hails UK's northernmost mosque, which was completed with crowd-funding project led by charitable Yorkshireman.

The tiny mosque on the Outer Hebrides serving 60 Muslims

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.

Jamie Maxwell

by Jamie Maxwell

Jamie Maxwell