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  1. 4 hours ago

    Nicola Sturgeon looks set to become first female Scottish leader

    Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, appears increasingly assured of becoming the first female Scottish...

  2. 5 hours ago

    Pro-independence parties see membership surge

    Membership of the Scottish National party and other pro-independence parties has surged since Thursday’s referendum, as...

  1. 6 hours ago

    Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

    The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Unbowed even in defeat, Salmond leaves formidable nationalist legacy

    When Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, announced he would step down as leader of the Scottish National party, he...

  3. September 19, 2014

    Chill of reality sets in for Clacks’ Yes contingent

    Less than 24 hours earlier, the ‘Yes Clacks’ hub in the centre of Alloa had filled with volunteers, their eyes afire with...

  4. September 19, 2014

    Scottish referendum: How complacency nearly lost a united kingdom

    When scholars come to write the history of Scotland’s 2014 independence campaign they may conclude the UK was saved by an...

  5. September 19, 2014

    The way back for Labour in Scotland

    In the end, despite the wobbles, Scotland voted No by a very big margin. The late rally to the United Kingdom had many...

  6. September 19, 2014

    David Cameron promises further devolution for UK after No vote

    David Cameron promised greater powers for English MPs over English laws as the prime minister on Friday sought to reassure...

  7. September 19, 2014

    Alex Salmond unbowed and confident even in defeat

    The referendum result was a clear defeat for the campaign for Scottish independence – but when Alex Salmond, first minister...

  8. September 19, 2014

    Business relieved at Scottish result but concerns remain

    By 6am on Friday businesses across the UK were exhaling a collective sigh of relief at the outcome of the Scottish...

  9. September 19, 2014

    Gloom gathers among Scotland independence campaigners

    As results poured in there was gathering gloom among Scottish independence campaigners, many of whom who already sensed that...

  10. September 18, 2014

    Trauma of Scotland referendum creates EU poll headache

    After two years fighting to preserve the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK, an exhausted No campaigner said: “If...

  11. September 17, 2014

    Salmond rallies supporters for ‘exciting day’ on eve of poll

    Thursday will be the “most exciting day in Scottish democracy”, Alex Salmond has told supporters as Scots prepare to go to...

  12. September 17, 2014

    Scotland ‘City of Yes’ is no pushover

    A day before Scotland votes on whether to become independent, Dundee looks like it is already holding a victory parade for...

  13. September 17, 2014

    The Battle for Britain

    Scotland’s opposing views tear UK apart On an Edinburgh stage last month, a proud Englishman stood before a rapt Scottish...

  14. September 17, 2014

    Scotland has to be braver to build strong banks

    On Thursday, Scotland may set out on the bumpy path to independence from the rest of the UK. Its banking system is likely to...

  15. September 17, 2014

    Eckxit could trigger Brexit and disaster for City

    British business has always given opportunities to ambitious Scots and been strengthened by their efforts. Lombard’s...

  16. September 16, 2014

    Salmond urges Scots to seize the day

    One day before the independence vote, Alex Salmond has appealed to Scots to “trust each other” and seize the “greatest, most...

  17. September 16, 2014

    Brown asks Scots to back new powers, not ‘chaos’ of separation

    Gordon Brown has made a final appeal to Scots to support the transfer of “extensive new powers” to a Scottish parliament...

  18. September 16, 2014

    Working-class Scots seen as key to Yes camp’s victory

    “We figured out 18 months ago we could we win this thing on the housing estates,” says a Yes Scotland volunteer, as he...

  19. September 16, 2014

    Vox Scots - Will the losing side accept a narrow Yes or No victory?

    With only days to go until the vote, our panelists have all made up their minds. Of our three undecided voters two have gone...

  20. September 15, 2014

    Scottish independence: Cameron begs Scots to avoid ‘painful divorce’

    David Cameron has made a last-ditch plea to Scots to vote against independence in this week’s referendum, begging them: “Do...

  21. September 15, 2014

    What Aristotle might have said about the Scottish vote

    What lessons can the business communicator learn from the campaigns around the referendum on Scottish independence? I think...

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    September 15, 2014

    How did we get here?

    On Thursday, Scots will vote on whether Scotland should be an independent state. Such a referendum seemed unlikely 10 years...

  23. September 14, 2014

    Scotland faces running gauntlet to join EU

    After he was named the next president of the European Commission, one of the first things Jean-Claude Juncker did was to...

  24. September 14, 2014

    Scottish independence: Alex Salmond seeks to reassure voters

    Alex Salmond has sought to reassure Scottish voters about the aftermath of a Yes vote in Thursday’s independence referendum,...

  25. September 12, 2014

    Scottish nationalist warns of day of reckoning

    With the latest opinion polls in Scotland suggesting a Yes surge has stalled, the No campaign sought to maintain momentum by...

  26. September 12, 2014

    Scotland after the vote: tax

    Whether or not the Scottish electorate elects to remain part of the UK next week, the country’s tax regime will not be left...

  27. September 12, 2014

    Veteran nationalist threatens ‘day of reckoning’

    Campaigners against Scottish independence have seized upon remarks by a former deputy leader of the Scottish National party...

  28. September 11, 2014

    ‘Background guy’ plays major role in fightback against Yes camp

    The business fightback against Scottish independence has been organised from behind a desk in 10 Downing Street by a former...

  29. September 11, 2014

    Scottish independence: SNP shuns radical education reform

    Scotland has always had control over what is taught in its schools and universities. In the 18th century, its centres of...

  30. September 11, 2014

    The world is saying No to Scottish separation

    The great thing about democracy is that you can change your mind. It makes space for spasms of anger as well as cool...

  31. September 10, 2014

    Gambler places bet on patriotic game

    With summer showers turning the grass to mud among the tanks, artillery and other emblems of British military power, the...

  32. September 10, 2014

    Paying the price to keep Scotland’s love

    In the wake of polls suggesting that Scotland could be poised to vote for independence next week, the unionist party leaders...

  33. September 10, 2014

    Scottish oil: bagpipe dreams

    Freedom is for fun, wrote PJ O’Rourke. If so, the Scottish nationalists should ship in the party balloons. The entertainment...

  34. Off Message

    September 9, 2014

    An optimist argues for a No vote

    In 2003, Carol Craig published The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, a book that led to a lot of debate in Scotland. A mix of...

  35. September 9, 2014

    Tricky questions for Scots lucky enough to have a vote

    The first 150 years of union with England were a time of extraordinary economic and intellectual development in Scotland,...

  36. Off Message

    September 5, 2014

    On McUtopia

    Ed Miliband has been tweeting his way across Scotland this week: My message on #gms: vote No on the 18th, and vote for a...

  37. September 5, 2014

    Alex Salmond: I won’t resign if Scots vote no

    Alex Salmond has insisted he will not stand down as Scotland’s first minister if the Scots vote No in their referendum on...

  38. September 2, 2014

    A quick guide to the Scottish referendum

    Scotland will vote on September 18 on whether to become independent from the rest of the UK and end a 307-year-old union...

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