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.

Opinion

Scotland still wants independence

Thanks to austerity and Brexit, the Scottish independence idea is still alive.

Jamie Maxwell

by Jamie Maxwell

Jamie Maxwell

Opinion

What happened to Catalonia can't happen to Scotland

Negotiations and compromise have prevented a Catalonia-style crisis in Scotland.

Michael Keating

by Michael Keating

Michael Keating

Europe

Edinburgh's Fringe festival to mark 70th anniversary

Every August the Scottish city of Edinburgh is transformed into a creative free-for-all.

Opinion

Will the Scottish National Party lose to Corbynism?

Nicola Sturgeon's obstinate centrism is hurting the SNP and Scotland's independence movement.

Jamie Maxwell

by Jamie Maxwell

Jamie Maxwell

Scotland

Scottish National Party suffers losses in the UK election

The Scottish National Party (SNP) lost 21 seats in Britain’s June 8 general election. The party had proposed to hold a second referendum on independence from the UK – a plan which has now suffered a setback.

Reporter's Notebook

How will Scotland vote in the UK general election?

Following Brexit and now growing calls for a second independence referendum, how will the Scots vote in Thursday's election?

Politics

Will the Conservative Party makes gains in Scotland?

The SNP will remain the largest party, but it could lose up to a dozen seats to a Scottish Conservative Party.

Intrigue surrounds the electoral trajectory of Scotland

Opinion

Brexit is still happening, just not the way May hoped

The recent British Supreme Court ruling will not stop Brexit but it will change how it is approached.

Simon Usherwood

by Simon Usherwood

Simon Usherwood

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