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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. June 8, 2015

      Scottish spending cuts ‘too bitter’ a pill, says John Swinney

      Scotland’s finance secretary has attacked Conservative spending cuts despite an unexpected £70m reduction in this...

    26. June 4, 2015

      SNP rejects faster UK spending cuts

      The Scottish government has denounced accelerated UK spending cuts as “completely and utterly unacceptable”, a...

    27. June 3, 2015

      Labour backs SNP over disputed university reform

      Labour has backed Scottish National party proposals for a shake-up of governance in the higher education sector that...

    28. May 29, 2015

      Legal challenge filed over election of Scotland’s only Lib Dem MP

      Scottish independence campaigners have filed a legal challenge to the election of Scotland’s sole surviving Liberal...

    29. May 28, 2015

      Addison Lee founder helped Conservatives build election war chest

      A large sum from the founder of the Addison Lee cab company helped the Conservative party pull in 50 per cent more in...

    30. May 28, 2015

      Alex Salmond warns UK ministers against renewing Trident

      Alex Salmond has given warning that it would be a “fatal mistake” for the UK government to proceed with its plan to...

    31. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: Triumphant Scots challenge convention

      A casual observer of the state opening of parliament might have imagined that it was the Scottish National party rather...

    32. May 27, 2015

      SNP dissatisfied with Cameron’s Scottish devolution plans

      The Conservative government has begun to deliver on its promise to give Scotland one of the world’s most powerful...

    33. May 27, 2015

      Crowdfunding drive to challenge Alistair Carmichael’s election

      Campaigners for Scottish independence raised more than £25,000 in less than a day for a proposed legal effort to void...

    34. May 26, 2015

      Sturgeon vows to fight UK government spending cuts

      Scotland’s first minister has vowed to fight UK government spending cuts, saying the experience of recent years showed...

    35. May 26, 2015

      Scottish Nationalists must do better on education standards

      Scotland’s first minister has promised to make improving the country’s education system an SNP priority, amid growing...

    36. May 22, 2015

      Scottish National party takes stewardship of two Commons committees

      The Scottish National party has secured the stewardship of two parliamentary committees that give it unprecedented...

    37. Off Message

      May 22, 2015

      The SNP (almost) admits it was wrong on student grants

      Earlier this month I wrote about how the Scottish National party’s policy on student financing has let down Scotland’s...

    38. Off Message

      May 21, 2015

      'For most people in Scotland the SNP is a normal party that they like, hate or are indifferent to'

      In trying to explain the rise of the Scottish National party, one possible explanation is that it was a growing sense...

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