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  1. 21 hours ago

    Defenders of union come under fire over tactics

    Philip Hammond, defence secretary, on Tuesday concluded two weeks of heavy pounding by the British military on Alex Salmond,...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Labour offers Scottish women incentives to resist independence

    Labour has promised Scottish women better childcare, higher pay and equal representation on the boards of public bodies to...

  3. April 15, 2014

    Scottish independence poll tracker

    In less than six months, the Scottish people will vote in a referendum that could see the country break away from the rest...

  4. April 15, 2014

    First Sea Lord warns on Scottish independence

    A vote for Scottish independence would strike at the “very heart” of Britain’s maritime defence forces, the UK First Sea...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Abandoning UK debt would ‘strengthen’ Scotland, says report

    Edinburgh says a report on the fiscal benefits of independent Scots walking away from UK state debt shows that London would...

  6. April 14, 2014

    Wales tops regional growth table as confidence rises

    Wales achieved the fastest growth in business activity last month, while London regained its place as the best-performing...

  7. April 13, 2014

    SNP girds itself for the ‘last mile to independence’

    When Jim Farquharson paid two shillings and six pence to join the Scottish National party more than 50 years ago, it was a...

  8. April 12, 2014

    SNP promotes female ministers, promises action on company boards

    Striving to boost support among women for Scottish independence, Alex Salmond has announced the promotion of two more female...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. April 11, 2014

    Short cuts: Footpath in honour of John Muir, Parc Zoologique in Paris reopens

    Scotland A new footpath that stretches across Scotland will be opened by Alex Salmond, the first minister, on April 21. The...

  12. April 11, 2014

    Scotland: yes or no?

    Scotland: Yes or no? The sign outside the new visitor centre reads simply “The Battle of Bannockburn” as though one had...

  13. April 11, 2014

    Margo MacDonald, politician and campaigner, 1943-2014

    Even more than most nationalists, Margo MacDonald stood for independence. Not just for her country – though she yearned for...

  14. April 11, 2014

    England lags behind Scotland and Wales in healthcare gains

    Scotland and Wales have improved healthcare performance relative to England, according to a new analysis. Researchers found...

  15. April 10, 2014

    Scottish independence would hit UK debt rating, warns Fitch

    A yes vote for Scottish independence would make the recovery of the UK’s triple A rating a more distant prospect, the Fitch...

  16. April 10, 2014

    Salmond has put Britain on the low road to break-up

    Support for Scottish independence is rising. No one should be surprised. Britain’s unionists have been fighting a...

  17. April 9, 2014

    Ed Davey warns of energy price threat to independent Scotland

    Scottish consumers will face higher energy bills if they vote for independence, the UK government has forecast, adding that...

  18. April 8, 2014

    Whitehall should set UK’s cities free

    It is hard these days to find a British politician who disagrees with the idea of devolution. A steady stream of proposals...

  19. April 8, 2014

    English law cannot stop Scots being sterling squatters

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has stated that if Scotland became independent following September’s referendum,...

  20. April 8, 2014

    Robertson warns on Scottish independence

    George Robertson, a former Nato secretary-general and Labour defence minister, has warned that if his Scottish homeland...

  21. April 7, 2014

    Vagueness is a danger for eurosceptic demagogues

    If a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU ever actually happens, eurosceptics will be undone by two flaws that run...

  22. Westminster Blog

    April 7, 2014

    Scottish independence - the polls are narrowing

    The Sunday Times’ front page this weekend will have surprised many people who are watching the Scottish referendum campaign...

  23. April 7, 2014

    UK needs Scotland ‘to keep the lights on’

    The rest of the UK needs Scotland to keep the lights on and electricity bills down, according to a Scottish government...

  24. April 4, 2014

    Tennis champion Andy Murray launches a new luxury hotel in Scotland

    Andy Murray’s hotel in central Scotland has just opened but there is no sign of the Wimbledon and Olympic tennis champion....

  25. April 4, 2014

    The Diary: Rory Bremner

    I had no idea when I agreed to do a stand-up show about the Scottish independence referendum at the Glasgow Comedy Festival...

  26. April 4, 2014

    The Battle of Bannockburn now in 3D

    Late in the afternoon of June 24 1314, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, made his last stand not far from the walls of...

  27. April 4, 2014

    Eddie Izzard nails his colours to the mast in Scotland debate

    For a man known for his complicated personal identity, the comedian Eddie Izzard is unambiguous about his national stance....

  28. April 4, 2014

    UK oil and gas sector eyes 39,000 new jobs

    The oil and gas sector has the potential to create 39,000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years, underlining continuing...

  29. April 3, 2014

    Weir chief says no to Scottish independence

    The chief executive of one of Scotland’s biggest manufacturing companies has said he will vote against independence,...

  30. Off Message

    April 3, 2014

    England's trouble with international students

    Statistics released on Wednesday by the Higher Education Funding Council for England show that the number of overseas...

  31. April 1, 2014

    A currency union would be best for all of Britain

    If Scotland votes for independence what will be the scenario for its economy? The government in London, supported by the...

  32. April 1, 2014

    Mixed messages on Scotland’s future

    In recent days the pro-unionist Better Together campaign in Scotland has suffered a significant and avoidable reverse. One...

  33. April 1, 2014

    Independence would put security at risk, says think-tank

    An independent Scotland is at risk of becoming a “back door” into the UK for terrorists and foreign spies, a report has...

  34. March 31, 2014

    Policy and personality rifts rock No campaign on Scotland

    The latest ructions in the campaign to prevent Scottish independence have highlighted differences of policy and personality...

  35. March 31, 2014

    Alistair Darling moots UK vote on Scottish currency union

    The campaign against Scottish independence was thrown into disarray on Monday when its leader left open the possibility of...

  36. March 30, 2014

    Alex Salmond blasts Westminister’s currency union ‘bluff’

    Alex Salmond has claimed the No campaign against Scottish independence is “holed below the waterline” as he sought to...

  37. March 29, 2014

    Coalition denies Scotland currency is just campaign tactic

    George Osborne and Danny Alexander have been forced to deny that an independent Scotland would be allowed to join a currency...

  38. March 29, 2014

    Terms unveiled for review into union dispute tactics

    Ministers have announced revised terms for a much-delayed and heavily diluted inquiry into alleged union intimidation in...

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