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    1. December 15, 2014

      UK election threat to nuclear deterrent

      The UK would need to abandon its independent nuclear deterrent if Labour wants to form a coalition after the general...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister

      Suggest to Nicola Sturgeon that she is walking in the footsteps of the late Margaret Thatcher and Scotland’s ever-poised new...

    1. December 8, 2014

      Scottish landowners resist inheritance reform

      Plans by the Scottish government to change the law on succession could result in some of Scotland’s largest estates...

    2. November 30, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon: ‘business has nothing to fear’

      Scotland’s new first minister Nicola Sturgeon has told companies they have “nothing to fear” from her administration as she...

    3. November 27, 2014

      Could devolution deal actually save the UK?

      The Scottish devolution deal announced on Thursday poses a big unanswered question: will the UK’s greatest transfer of...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Scotland’s huntin’ and shootin’ landowners under fire

      Scotland’s new first minister has taken aim at big landowners, calling for the power to intervene if they stand in the way...

    5. November 23, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon gig a triumphal celebration of Scottish nationalists’ revival

      With rock ’n’ roll bagpipers and hip hop artists among her support acts, and a crowd welcome worthy of a pop diva,...

    6. November 21, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon balances genders in Scottish cabinet reshuffle

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s new first minister, has unveiled a cabinet reshuffle intended to stamp her mark on the...

    7. November 19, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon elected first minister of Scotland

      Nicola Sturgeon was elected as Scotland’s first female first minister on Wednesday, vowing to govern for the whole nation...

    8. November 16, 2014

      SNP rides crest of wave but choppy waters lie ahead

      With its triumphal leadership transition and capacity crowds, the Scottish National party’s conference in Perth offered a...

    9. November 16, 2014

      The overflowing in-tray of Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon

      A minor earthquake shook Dumfries in southern Scotland on Friday. No one appears to have been hurt. But since September’s...

    10. November 15, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP’s price for supporting Labour

      The Scottish National party would demand substantial devolution and policy rethinks on austerity and nuclear weapons as the...

    11. November 14, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP to win Scottish seats in general election

      The Scottish National party’s new leader has set her sights on winning a majority of Scotland’s seats in the UK parliament...

    12. November 13, 2014

      Salmond signals preference for Labour minority rule

      The Scottish National party would favour a Labour minority government over a new coalition, Scotland’s outgoing first...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Buoyant Alex Salmond eyes Westminster prize

      Seldom has a vanquished political leader left office in such good cheer as Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister. Despite...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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