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    1. 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...

    2. August 31, 2015

      Osborne hails Scottish investments as benefits of union

      George Osborne eschewed traditional Bank Holiday pastimes on Monday to conduct a provocative tour of Scotland, claiming...

    1. 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...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Police Scotland chief announces early resignation

      The chief constable of Police Scotland has announced his resignation, offering the troubled two-year-old force the...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. June 22, 2015

      French group develops a nose for future global sales of Scotch

      Pernod Ricard has opened a £25m whisky distillery in Scotland, shrugging off worries about the future of the sector...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Sturgeon on tour

      Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sits with students while visiting a school in New York City. Since taking over...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. May 26, 2015

      Sturgeon to launch ‘business pledge’ programme

      Scotland is launching a programme that will give special government support to companies that promise to pay a “living...

    16. 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...

    17. Off Message

      May 18, 2015

      In Scotland, trade unionists are already leaving Labour behind

      On Saturday, Jim Murphy announced he will resign as leader of the Scottish Labour party, calling Len McCluskey, general...

    18. May 15, 2015

      David Cameron squeezed by pleas for power on both sides of border

      David Cameron faces intensifying rival pressure from London and Edinburgh, as a leading Tory backbencher insists on...

    19. May 15, 2015

      Cameron agrees to consider more powers for Scotland

      David Cameron has agreed to consider more powers for Scotland at his first meeting north of the border with Nicola...

    20. May 15, 2015

      Cameron stresses commitment to union in meeting with Sturgeon

      David Cameron will underline his commitment to the United Kingdom in his first meeting in Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon...

    21. May 13, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls for more talks on devolved powers

      The Scottish government has demanded a new round of devolution discussions, saying last week’s general election result...

    22. May 11, 2015

      Eclectic SNP members arrive at Westminister

      Fifty-six jubilant MPs from the Scottish National party arrived in Westminster on Monday, led by Nicola Sturgeon and...

    23. May 11, 2015

      Sajid Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

      Sajid Javid will surely see his appointment as business secretary through the framing device of Star Trek, a favourite...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address...

    25. May 10, 2015

      SNP vows to win more power over business tax and welfare

      The Scottish National party will make it a priority to win greater power over business taxes, welfare and the minimum...

    26. May 9, 2015

      Sturgeon rallies troops with anti-austerity message for Westminster

      Nicola Sturgeon mustered her new cohort of Scottish National party MPs on Saturday, insisting they would bring her...

    27. May 8, 2015

      Bribery, corruption and other ways to curb Celtic nationalists

      We may have been here before. Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled off a coup; but the narrowness of his majority,...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Sturgeon dismisses SNP landslide a mandate for independence vote

      The Scottish National party’s unprecedented election victory on Thursday raised a pressing question: would SNP leader...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon celebrates

      Leader of the Scottish National party, Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results at the Glasgow election count at the Emirates...

    30. May 8, 2015

      Conservative win provides executive relief for the City

      Guess which company failed to benefit from the stock market’s opening relief rally? It was pollster YouGov. A recent...

    31. May 8, 2015

      Scottish pride in Britishness fades like the Edinburgh haar

      The votes were cast in church halls, schools, working men’s clubs and old corn exchanges. In the wee hours of Friday...

    32. May 8, 2015

      SNP ends Labour domination in Scotland with election landslide

      The Scottish National party has won an unprecedented landslide victory in Scotland, crushing once-dominant Labour in...

    33. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

    34. May 7, 2015

      General election: Brisk start as voters head to the polls

      Polling stations reported brisk early business on Thursday as people across the UK voted in a general election that...

    35. May 6, 2015

      Voting under way in UK general election

      Polling stations have opened across the UK as the country votes in a general election that pollsters say is tied...

    36. May 6, 2015

      General election: Where fear and negative campaigning pervaded

      When historians come to look back at the UK general election campaign of 2015 they might well come to view it as the...

    37. May 5, 2015

      Gordon Brown rules out Labour deal with SNP

      Labour has sought to stave off a threatened rout in Scotland at the hands of the Scottish National party by insisting...

    38. May 3, 2015

      Sturgeon vows to shackle Labour on welfare cuts

      The Scottish National party would try to vote down any Budget proposed by a minority Labour government that cut welfare...

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