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    1. October 29, 2014

      Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon

      Scotland should have the right to veto a referendum vote taking the UK out of the EU, Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming Scottish...

    2. October 29, 2014

      SNP’s new leader promises to govern for ‘all of Scotland’

      Scotland’s incoming nationalist first minister is promising to focus on public services, economic issues and health when she...

    1. October 15, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon confirmed as SNP leader

      Nicola Sturgeon will take over from Alex Salmond as leader of the Scottish National party next month, after she was the only...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Edinburgh demands ‘full fiscal responsibility’ for Scotland

      Scotland’s nationalist government has called for “full fiscal responsibility” to be transferred to Edinburgh. The demand...

    3. September 24, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon pledges to win more powers for Scotland

      Nicola Sturgeon launched her campaign to succeed her boss Alex Salmond as Scotland’s next first minister, pledging to win...

    4. September 24, 2014

      Scotland deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon in leadership bid

      Announcing her bid to become Scotland’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon presented a very different image from her departing boss...

    5. September 21, 2014

      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...

    6. September 18, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon: deputy shines as Salmond’s loyal lieutenant

      Alex Salmond has been the star of the campaign for Scottish independence, but the bruising referendum battle has also given...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. September 3, 2014

      Sturgeon hails ‘momentum’ behind Scotland’s ‘Yes’ campaign

      The deputy leader of the Scottish nationalists said the campaign for independence had “extraordinary momentum” in a live...

    10. August 3, 2014

      Ex-RBS chairman George Mathewson plays down Scottish bank fears

      An independent Scotland would be able to use tax and other policy to expand its financial sector, Sir George Mathewson,...

    11. 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...

    12. May 19, 2014

      Nick Clegg to promise Scots more powers

      Scotland will definitely win new powers from London if it rejects independence, Nick Clegg, UK deputy prime minister, has...

    13. April 12, 2014

      Salmond says independence vote is not the same as supporting SNP

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, is seeking to widen support for independence by telling voters that a ‘Yes’ vote in...

    14. April 11, 2014

      SNP tries to woo Scottish Labour voters

      The Scottish National party has stepped up efforts to woo Labour voters, saying independence would give them a chance to...

    15. March 24, 2014

      Scots to publish interim constitution before independence vote

      The Scottish government will publish an interim constitution this summer for use if the nation votes to leave the UK in...

    16. February 17, 2014

      Salmond reassures Scots over currency and EU after recent attacks

      Facing the biggest onslaught yet on his campaign for Scottish independence, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond responded...

    17. Off Message

      February 17, 2014

      No, Salmond did not "rebut" Osborne's arguments

      Alex Salmond’s speech on Monday was billed as a rebuttal to George Osborne’s rejection last week of a formal monetary union...

    18. February 16, 2014

      EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic

      Scotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be...

    19. February 7, 2014

      Scottish nationalists slam Cameron’s appeal for ‘no’ vote

      David Cameron entered the Scottish independence debate on Friday, making his first big speech on the issue in more than six...

    20. February 3, 2014

      Scotland, forever in two minds

      Scottish writers have long been influenced by the idea of duality or the “divided self”: the national psyche as a kind of...

    21. January 16, 2014

      Tories warn Scots on independence

      Scotland could face years outside the EU trying to renegotiate its membership if it decides to become independent after this...

    22. November 26, 2013

      Scotland may pay in pounds for nationalist plan

      At a Scottish National party conference last month, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, assured delegates her...

    23. November 26, 2013

      Alex Salmond promises independent Scotland would keep the pound

      Scotland’s government unveiled its long-awaited vision of an independent future with promises of economic growth,...

    24. November 26, 2013

      Independent Scots face £1,000 yearly tax rise, warns Treasury

      Independence could cost Scotland’s taxpayers £1,000 a year each, the UK Treasury has claimed, before Edinburgh launched its...

    25. October 8, 2013

      Scottish government to take over Glasgow Prestwick

      The Scottish government has confirmed it is in talks to take over Glasgow Prestwick airport after talks with potential...

    26. July 11, 2013

      Independent Scotland would face huge pressure over Trident bases

      Of all the policy challenges thrown up by Scotland’s historic independence referendum, few are as acute as the implications...

    27. July 11, 2013

      Scottish government says no place for Trident in independent state

      The Scottish government has said the UK would have to remove Trident nuclear forces from Scotland if the nation votes for...

    28. July 3, 2013

      Scotland to abolish Margaret Thatcher’s ‘right to buy’ scheme

      Scotland is to abolish council house tenants’ “right to buy” their homes, saying it can no longer afford the loss of social...

    29. June 4, 2013

      Politicians and business clash on Scottish independence

      Two of Scotland’s top politicians and the heads of two leading businesses have jousted over the merits and risks of...

    30. February 11, 2013

      No more the SNP’s ‘nippy sweetie’

      Nicola Sturgeon is a politician to watch. Scotland’s 42-year-old deputy first minister is spearheading the Scottish National...

    31. February 3, 2013

      Challenges posed by independent Scotland

      In the elegant surroundings of Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians, the UK parliament’s foreign affairs committee last...

    32. December 10, 2012

      Barroso warns Scotland on EU status

      An independent Scotland would have to apply to join the EU and negotiate its terms of entry with other member states, José...

    33. October 28, 2012

      Independent Scotland faces EU application

      Scotland’s hopes of automatically obtaining EU membership if Scots vote for independence from Britain in 2014 could be...

    34. Westminster Blog

      October 25, 2012

      FMQs: Salmond hides behind the ministerial code

      For the first time ever, FT Westminster brings you reaction from First Minister’s Questions, live from Edinburgh. I am here...

    35. October 22, 2012

      Dispute erupts over Scotland spending

      The two sides in the fight over Scottish independence are battling over how much they will be able to spend during the...

    36. May 25, 2012

      Scottish launch Yes campaign

      Campaigners for Scottish independence have launched their campaign for a Yes vote in an eventual referendum, likely to be...

    37. May 4, 2012

      Labour beats off SNP to win Glasgow

      Labour has won back its traditional stronghold of Glasgow, heading off a challenge from the Scottish National party which...

    38. January 9, 2012

      Act of disunion may be more complex than yes or no

      Ministers will on Tuesday offer the devolved Scottish government the chance to hold a legally binding referendum on...

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