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

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