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  1. August 29, 2014

    Saying ‘Yes’ might be exciting but could be costly

    August is festival time in Scotland. For weeks no evening has been allowed to pass without an outing to a comedy show and no...

  2. August 28, 2014

    UK minister open to joining Alex Salmond’s team if Scotland votes Yes

    The UK’s cabinet minister for Scotland has said he would be prepared to join a cross-party team negotiating the terms of...

  1. August 28, 2014

    Scotland’s patriots can vote for the union

    Three weeks before the referendum and Alex Salmond’s campaign for an independent Scotland has still to answer the simple...

  2. August 27, 2014

    Businesses take sides in Scottish independence debate

    Signatories ranging from the head of the world’s biggest mining group to the skipper of a single east coast trawler have put...

  3. August 25, 2014

    Three big questions for Scotland

    As Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling meet for their second TV debate on Scottish independence, the Financial Times evaluates...

  4. August 24, 2014

    Salmond falls far short on certainty

    Political campaigns are often defined by whether they try to convince voters on the merits of change or continuity. However,...

  5. Westminster Blog

    August 20, 2014

    Vox Scots - 'Devo max' appeals to no one

    With the No campaign still holding onto a poll lead, talk has turned to ‘devo max’, the devolution of further powers to...

  6. August 17, 2014

    Scottish secessionists take heart from SNP’s 2011 poll comeback

    The Scottish National party’s unexpected election triumph in 2011 paved the way for next month’s referendum – and to...

  7. August 17, 2014

    Salmond and Darling to go head-to-head again in Scottish debate

    After Alex Salmond’s underwhelming performance in this month’s televised debate with pro-UK campaign leader Alistair...

  8. August 8, 2014

    It takes two to tango over sterling, says SNP dissident

    It comes as no surprise to Jim Sillars that the Scottish National party has taken a beating over the pound this week. The...

  9. August 7, 2014

    Scotland opens issue of autonomy across UK

    With its independence referendum only six weeks away, Scotland is on the brink of key changes in its relationship with the...

  10. August 7, 2014

    UK parties outline Scottish ‘devo max’ proposals

    The main political parties at Westminster have pledged to give extra powers to Scotland if it votes to stay in the UK –...

  11. August 5, 2014

    UK political parties make joint pledge on Scottish devolution

    Just hours before the biggest set-piece debate so far of the Scottish independence campaign, the leaders of the UK’s three...

  12. July 28, 2014

    Business warns on SNP minimum wage plan

    Business groups have warned against a Scottish National party plan to raise the minimum wage at least in line with...

  13. July 27, 2014

    English accents pipe up in Scottish independence debate

    Steve West is English and almost all his extended family live in England – but that is not stopping the Edinburgh-based IT...

  14. July 21, 2014

    Scotland’s financial sector at ‘risk’

    Scotland’s financial services industry would be put at “significant risk” by the creation of a border with the rest of the...

  15. July 15, 2014

    The ‘glorious’ Anglo-Scottish union belongs to a past era

    On the old Scottish parliament’s last day, when the 1707 union with England had been agreed, the Lord High Commissioner...

  16. July 13, 2014

    A Scottish Yes vote would see the gloves come off

    One of the stranger customs in the US is that every year Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4. But July 4 1776 was...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Alex Salmond’s ‘well-oiled machine’ tests rivals in poll battle

    Why do the Scottish Nationalists dominate Scotland’s political landscape even though their main policy has not convinced...

  18. July 8, 2014

    Business should be heard on Scotland

    Over the past seven months there have been accusations of bullying aplenty in the Scottish independence debate. Many of...

  19. July 7, 2014

    Scots nationalists accused of bullying

    Business leaders have complained about aggressive tactics being used by Scottish ministers as the independence debate...

  20. Off Message

    July 3, 2014

    The myth of the unnoticed SNP surge

    In the comments to an earlier post on whether the Yes vote in the independence referendum is being exaggerated, JeanJacques...

  21. Off Message

    July 3, 2014

    Are pollsters exaggerating the Yes vote in Scotland?

    “Why do opinion polls in Scotland vary so much?” asks Peter Kellner. It is an important question. An answer would give us a...

  22. June 23, 2014

    ‘Braveheart’ screening stokes Scottish debate

    Just three months before Scotland’s independence referendum, the nation’s capital is bracing for the spectacle of a bloody...

  23. June 18, 2014

    UK interest rate rise ‘would hit Scottish recovery’

    Scotland’s economic recovery would be put at risk if the Bank of England raised interest rates to cool London property...

  24. June 16, 2014

    Scottish government unveils constitution proposals

    The Scottish government has unveiled its proposals for an interim written constitution to be used if Scotland votes for...

  25. June 15, 2014

    Party leaders join forces for pro-union campaign

    The Scottish leaders of the three main UK political parties are to appear together to show voters they are serious about...

  26. June 15, 2014

    Scottish Labour chief suggests Salmond behind online ‘bullying’

    First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish parliament is generally a heated affair but it hit an unusual level when the...

  27. June 12, 2014

    Scots would vote Yes if certain of David Cameron election victory

    A majority of Scots would vote to leave the UK if they were sure that David Cameron would continue as prime minister after...

  28. June 12, 2014

    Scotland’s Braveheart nationalism shows its dark side

    It was scarcely an accident that Alex Salmond’s Scottish Nationalist party set the 700th anniversary of the battle of...

  29. June 9, 2014

    Scotland’s voters find ‘Yes’ drive more effective

    Most voters in Scotland think the campaign for independence from the UK has been more effective than the fight to save the...

  30. June 9, 2014

    Gordon Brown warns Scotland could be lost 'by mistake’

    Gordon Brown has warned the pro-union campaign that its “patronising” arguments risk galvanising the nationalist cause and...

  31. June 9, 2014

    Both camps raise game with 100 days left to Scottish referendum

    The start of the last 100 days before the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence is being marked by both sides...

  32. June 9, 2014

    English support falls for independent Scotland

    Most English people want to preserve the union, according to a survey of attitudes published 100 days before the referendum...

  33. Westminster Blog

    June 5, 2014

    The government's latest social media triumph

    One of the most frequent criticisms of the campaign against Scottish independence is that it can come across as high-handed...

  34. May 30, 2014

    Doubts cast on Scottish economic data

    Scotland’s economic standard of living may rank 20th among rich countries rather than the 14th suggested by gross national...

  35. Off Message

    May 29, 2014

    What price on Scotland's undecided voter?

    The below is a full version of the short opinion piece that appeared in the FT on Thursday. They live in a town in the...

  36. May 26, 2014

    Ukip deals blow to Scottish nationalists

    The UK Independence party’s success in winning its first Scottish seat has dealt a blow to Scotland’s governing nationalists...

  37. May 23, 2014

    Call for cap on private land ownership in Scotland

    A report commissioned by the Scottish government has called for a legal limit to be imposed on the amount of land that can...

  38. May 22, 2014

    Scotland No vote would open door to cross-party devolution talks

    The main political parties would be invited to discuss new devolved powers for Scotland within weeks of a No vote in...

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