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    1. May 1, 2016

      Scottish party leaders clash on new independence vote

      The leaders of Scotland’s main political parties clashed over the possibility of another independence referendum in the...

    2. May 1, 2016

      Lib Dems fortress Shetland in danger of falling to nationalists

      If anywhere can resist the Scottish National party electoral tidal wave it should be Shetland, an archipelago almost...

    1. April 29, 2016

      Q&A: Tax devolution in the UK

      Local elections across England on May 5 have been overshadowed by June’s referendum on EU membership. On the same day,...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon launches ‘ambitious’ SNP manifesto

      Nicola Sturgeon launched the Scottish National party’s manifesto to a packed crowd in Edinburgh, calling it the “most...

    3. April 17, 2016

      SNP dominates Scottish election but fights shy of radical agenda

      On Main Street, Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, is happy just to have the voters talk to her. Campaigning at...

    4. April 11, 2016

      David Cameron is right to take control of his public image

      Who is to blame for David Cameron’s inept handling of the Panama Papers revelations? The prime minister himself or...

    5. March 30, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon cautious on second Scotland referendum call

      Nicola Sturgeon has said she will put the decision on whether Scotland should have another independence referendum “in...

    6. March 29, 2016

      Greens tax rise pledge builds pressure on SNP

      The Scottish Greens have called for a 60p top rate of income tax as part of pre-election proposals that will increase...

    7. March 25, 2016

      Income tax powers shape up as key issue in Scotland election

      The use of new powers over income tax is shaping up as a key issue in the Scottish parliamentary election after party...

    8. March 24, 2016

      Scots dodged disaster by staying in UK, say SNP opponents

      If Alex Salmond had had his way, March 24 would have been Scotland’s independence day. But instead of the sound of...

    9. March 23, 2016

      Liberty House to buy Scottish Tata steel mills

      Commodities trader Liberty House was on Wednesday poised to buy Scotland’s last two big steelworks from Tata Steel, a...

    10. March 22, 2016

      Scottish National party to freeze income tax until 2022

      Ever since confirmation that Scotland will gain substantial powers over income tax, the ruling Scottish National party...

    11. March 20, 2016

      ‘Independence or Union’, by Tom Devine

      Independence movements in the west wax and wane. Corsican nationalists last year swept the socialists out and took...

    12. March 17, 2016

      SNP will not match Osborne’s tax cut for higher earners

      The Scottish National party has made clear it will not match George Osborne’s tax cut for higher earners, the first...

    13. March 13, 2016

      Buoyant SNP confident of landslide victory

      Scottish Nationalists were confident of a landslide victory in upcoming Holyrood elections at its pre-election...

    14. March 12, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon seeks support for new independence campaign

      Nicola Sturgeon has promised a new initiative to build support for independence as her Scottish National party cruises...

    15. March 9, 2016

      Oil’s collapse blows a hole in Scotland’s finances

      If Scotland had voted to leave the UK in the 2014 referendum, it would be a fortnight away from the target date the...

    16. March 9, 2016

      Oil prices hit Scotland’s tax takings

      Scotland’s tax revenues per person have fallen below the UK average for the first time in more than three decades,...

    17. March 2, 2016

      Scotland avoids contentious property revaluation

      With a parliamentary election two months away, it is easy to understand why the Scottish National party’s long-awaited...

    18. March 2, 2016

      SNP steers clear of council tax overhaul

      The Scottish National party has unveiled long-awaited reforms to local taxation that leave in place property valuations...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2016

      Cooking with Sturgeon

      Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to pupils during their home economics class at Lasswade High School in...

    20. March 1, 2016

      Would Brexit lead to Scotland leaving the UK?

      The only indication of the border on the Solway flatlands is an English/Gaelic sign welcoming motorists to Scotland....

    21. February 29, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon warns against Brexit ‘scaremongering’

      Nicola Sturgeon has called for a “thoroughly positive debate” on EU membership, saying that recent “scaremongering” by...

    22. February 27, 2016

      Thousands march against Trident nuclear system renewal

      Thousands of people opposed to the renewal of the multibillion-pound Trident nuclear system marched through London in...

    23. February 20, 2016

      Brexit: Northern Ireland and Scotland take opposing stances on EU

      Political leaders in Northern Ireland and Scotland have taken opposing stances on the UK’s future in the EU,...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      February 19, 2016

      Safety vaults in Glasgow

      First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opens Glasgow Vaults, Scotland’s first independent safety deposit box...

    25. February 15, 2016

      Tories and SNP shadowbox to mutual benefit

      Last spring, the Conservative minister Nick Boles noticed something exercising his constituents in Lincolnshire, in the...

    26. January 24, 2016

      Sturgeon warns Cameron against early Brexit vote

      David Cameron would be “disrespectful” and wrong to hold the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU...

    27. January 13, 2016

      SNP will not sign Scotland Bill without concessions on finances

      Nicola Sturgeon will not sign a bill to devolve power to Scotland unless the Treasury agrees to account for...

    28. January 12, 2016

      Sturgeon warns Brexit vote in June too early

      David Cameron risks leaving little time to make the case for EU membership if he calls the UK’s referendum on Brexit in...

    29. January 6, 2016

      Sturgeon vows to raise education standards in Scotland

      Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to raise the attainment of Scotland’s poorest pupils, as the first minister tried to rebut...

    30. January 3, 2016

      Dream of multiparty politics fails to materialise

      There were several clear winners in the political world of 2015, including David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy...

    31. December 20, 2015

      Scotland and the missing alternative to austerity

      The Scottish National party has long sought to appeal to voters north of the border with two keystone messages. It is...

    32. December 18, 2015

      Star Wars — may the bores be with you

      With the release of the new Star Wars movie, much attention has already been paid to the impending merchandising...

    33. December 14, 2015

      Party cards from your dear leaders

      Slideshow: UK political Christmas cards 2015 George Osborne and Nicola Sturgeon have opted for a jolly cartoon. Jeremy...

    34. December 14, 2015

      Scotland claims rise in risk capital investment

      Risk capital investment in Scotland surged more than 20 per cent to £244m in 2014 as start-up companies tapped funds...

    35. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Fast Europe Open: blowing his own trumpet

      Donald Trump has accused Nicola Sturgeon of failing to appreciate his greatness, after the Scottish government dropped...

    36. December 10, 2015

      Donald Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ Scots politicians

      Donald Trump has accused Nicola Sturgeon of failing to appreciate his greatness, after the Scottish government dropped...

    37. December 9, 2015

      Osborne rejects calls to ban Trump from UK

      George Osborne has rejected a growing public clamour for the government to ban Donald Trump from Britain, arguing that...

    38. December 6, 2015

      Energy group hails Scotland’s renewables policy

      The head of Spanish energy group Iberdrola has called Scotland an “example to the world” of how high carbon prices and...

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