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    1. 5 hours ago

      SNP commits to halving tax on flights

      Scottish travellers will enjoy lower taxes on flying from 2018, although taxpayers remain in the dark over changes to...

    2. 8 hours ago

      SNP support remains high despite oil hit

      For supporters of Scotland’s three-century-old union with England, an opinion poll published by Ipsos Mori this week...

    1. September 3, 2015

      Scotland battles to rebuild confidence in national police force

      The Scottish government has suspended closures of police control rooms, accepted tighter controls on street searches...

    2. September 2, 2015

      Scots would back independence if referendum held now, says poll

      Most Scots voters would back independence from the UK if there were another referendum and the Scottish National party...

    3. September 1, 2015

      Scottish government polishes reformist credentials

      The Scottish government has embraced standardised testing for primary school pupils as part of a policy programme aimed...

    4. August 31, 2015

      The SNP’s incompetence as a party of government

      Next May, the people of Scotland will vote in elections for the Holyrood parliament. If the polls are anything to go...

    5. August 31, 2015

      SNP rails against Osborne’s Faslane investment

      The Scottish National party has denounced the announcement of UK investment in the Faslane nuclear submarine base in...

    6. August 31, 2015

      SNP faces growing pressure to reform unified police force

      Opposition parties are piling pressure on the governing Scottish nationalists to reform Scotland’s two-year-old unified...

    7. August 27, 2015

      Scottish National party call for federal BBC causes alarm

      Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a radical reorganisation of the BBC to create new dedicated television and radio stations...

    8. August 26, 2015

      New ‘scriever’ to push Scots ‘amang folk an toons athort Scotlan’

      David Hume, the great Scottish philosopher, denounced it as a “corrupt dialect”. So he would not approve of renewed...

    9. August 16, 2015

      Scottish Labour’s new leader Kezia Dugdale faces tough fight

      The election of Scottish Labour’s sixth leader in eight years offers a fresh start to the battered party. But Kezia...

    10. August 14, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn creates dilemma for Scottish Labour

      Forget the world-famous Edinburgh festival. Jeremy Corbyn is the “hottest ticket in Scotland”, the head of his Scottish...

    11. August 9, 2015

      Scotland to ban genetically modified crops

      The Scottish government is to ban genetically modified crops, taking advantage of new rules that allow countries to opt...

    12. August 7, 2015

      Scottish police beset by controversies

      The creation of a single police force in Scotland has been one of the most high profile reforms of the Scottish...

    13. August 2, 2015

      SNP must tone down the stunts and get serious

      In a referendum nearly a year ago, Scots opted against independence from the United Kingdom. But for supporters of the...

    14. July 31, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon says London could not deny Scots new referendum

      London would not have the right to block another Scottish independence referendum if voters gave their support for a...

    15. July 31, 2015

      Coal gasification presents burning issue in Scotland

      An entrepreneur seeking to produce gas by burning coal reserves in Scotland has called for “commonsense to prevail” as...

    16. July 31, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Mhairi Black

      It is the hottest day of the year and my guest has been delivered to the restaurant by a perspiring middle-aged man...

    17. July 28, 2015

      SNP rejects claim that Cameron could block second referendum

      The Scottish National party has angrily dismissed suggestions that the prime minister could block a second referendum...

    18. July 26, 2015

      Alex Salmond says second Scottish independence vote is ‘inevitable’

      Alex Salmond, the former Scottish National Party leader, has raised fresh questions over the future of the UK, saying a...

    19. July 22, 2015

      Blair warns Labour not to veer to the left in attack on Corbyn

      Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has launched an attack on Jeremy Corbyn, the rising leftwing leadership...

    20. July 15, 2015

      Ineos chief forecasts thriving fracking industry in Scotland

      The head of chemicals company Ineos says Scotland could have a commercial fracking industry by 2018, despite an...

    21. July 14, 2015

      Conservatives drop plans to relax fox hunting ban

      Constitutional history will be made in the House of Commons on Wednesday by one bill that is being debated and one that...

    22. July 13, 2015

      SNP shifts vote stance to oppose easing of hunting ban

      Scottish National party MPs will vote against relaxing the fox hunting ban in England this week, turning their back on...

    23. July 9, 2015

      Ministers delay ‘English votes’ plan

      Ministers have delayed plans to give additional voting rights to MPs from England and Wales on bills affecting their...

    24. July 3, 2015

      Cameron’s dangerous plan on English votes

      When Scotland voted to reject independence last year many assumed that the United Kingdom had been saved and the issue...

    25. July 2, 2015

      SNP mocks Evel plans for Commons bills

      The Scottish National party has mocked the government over its proposals to give English MPs a veto over laws affecting...

    26. July 1, 2015

      Tories to publish ‘English votes for English laws’ plan

      The Conservatives will publish plans on Thursday to restrict the voting rights of Scottish MPs in the House Commons on...

    27. June 26, 2015

      Is power swinging back to the people?

      Earlier this month, Bristol’s mayor, George Ferguson, pushed through the sale of the freehold of the city’s 2,100-acre...

    28. June 26, 2015

      Highlands community held up as test case for Scottish land reform

      To understand the passions surrounding land reform in Scotland, consider Knoydart, a wildly beautiful peninsula on the...

    29. June 25, 2015

      Scotland faces property backlash over SNP’s election victory

      British and international property investors are concerned about the rise of nationalism across the UK, with the...

    30. June 23, 2015

      SNP on the wrong track with land reform bill

      It is not hard to have some sympathy with the reforming zeal of Scotland’s SNP, and their land reform bill introduced...

    31. June 23, 2015

      Holyrood pushes for powers to force land sales

      The Scottish government will gain the power to force owners who block sustainable development to sell land and to...

    32. Off Message

      June 23, 2015

      Scots are waiting longer to see the doctor

      During both the independence referendum and the general election, the state of the National Health Service in Scotland...

    33. June 19, 2015

      Holyrood launches consultation into how to make Scotland fairer

      The Scottish government has launched an unprecedented “nationwide discussion” on how to make the nation fairer and more...

    34. June 15, 2015

      Scots nationalists seek greater powers over tax, jobs and welfare

      The Scottish government has called for “substantial and serious discussions” with UK ministers on greater powers for...

    35. June 14, 2015

      SNP lies in wait for chance to force second referendum

      Scottish National party ministers were drawing up plans as last month’s election approached to pressure a minority...

    36. June 14, 2015

      SNP threatens to call another independence referendum

      The Scottish National party has threatened to call for another vote to break up the UK unless the government agrees to...

    37. June 11, 2015

      SNP pushes for more powers in Scotland bill

      The Scottish National party has misused statistics in its attempts to justify devolving full tax and spending powers to...

    38. June 9, 2015

      SNP sees support strengthen beyond May’s election landslide

      Just hours after Nicola Sturgeon fended off jocular allegations she was seeking Saddam Hussein-like levels of support,...

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