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    1. March 16, 2015

      Miliband rules out coalition between Labour and SNP

      Ed Miliband has categorically ruled out a formal coalition between Labour and the Scottish National Party in an attempt to...

    2. March 16, 2015

      SNP set to shake up Westminster, says Alex Salmond

      The Scottish National party will "shake Westminster to its foundations, " says Alex Salmond, its former leader. He said...

    1. March 11, 2015

      Scottish deficit data reveal risk of fiscal autonomy

      The Scottish National party insists it still wants much greater fiscal autonomy for Scotland despite data showing the...

    2. March 7, 2015

      Ed Miliband refuses to rule out post-election deal with SNP

      Ed Miliband is resisting pressure from Labour MPs in Scotland to rule out a deal with the Scottish National party after the...

    3. March 6, 2015

      Miliband should rule out any SNP pact

      When the people of Scotland voted against independence from the United Kingdom last September many assumed that Scottish...

    4. March 3, 2015

      SNP drops corporation tax cut goal

      Scotland’s government has dropped its call for a cut of up to three percentage points in corporation tax, a signature policy...

    5. February 11, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls for £180bn extra UK spending

      Scotland’s first minister has vowed to fight the “slavish” fixation with cutting the deficit as she laid out plans for the...

    6. February 11, 2015

      SNP to rethink austerity in favour of growth, output and fairness

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, will on Wednesday lay out the agenda that her Scottish National party will...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Duke of Buccleuch attacks SNP land reform plans

      The Duke of Buccleuch, the UK’s largest private landowner, has spoken out for the first time against Edinburgh’s land reform...

    8. February 4, 2015

      Scotland’s power in a future of instability

      By the time the polls closed in last September’s independence referendum, a triumphant Alex Salmond was convinced he had...

    9. January 22, 2015

      Surge in SNP support forces Labour to rethink power deal

      Amid the political scrambling after the 2010 general election, one of Labour’s most senior MPs, Douglas Alexander, ruled out...

    10. January 22, 2015

      UK unveils Scottish devolution deal

      The UK government has published draft legislation transferring new powers over tax and spending to Scotland, dismissing...

    11. January 22, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon says SNP will vote on English laws

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, has said Scottish National party members of the UK parliament are ready to vote...

    12. December 29, 2014

      Scotland confirms Ebola case

      The Scottish government has confirmed that a case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Glasgow. The unidentified female patient, a...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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