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Scottish vote to air opposition to Brexit

Edinburgh - The Scottish parliament is expected to officially register its opposition to the British government's march towards Brexit on Tuesday in a vote that will further strain the bonds of the United Kingdom.

Brexit ruling points pro-EU Scotland towards independence

Edinburgh - The Supreme Court's Brexit ruling has hit pro-EU Scotland hard by denying it the legal right to have a say on leaving the bloc and pushing it further towards making a new bid for independence.

'Clock is ticking' on Scottish independence vote

Edinburgh - The countdown to a second Scottish independence referendum appears to have begun after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the course towards a "hard" Brexit -- but Scots are as divided as ever.

Trump phones Scottish leader who called him 'abhorrent'

London - US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday called Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland's semi-autonomous government who has previously called the billionaire tycoon's rhetoric "deeply abhorrent".

Scotland may try a basic universal income

Officials in Scotland have discussed trailing a scheme that would replace benefits with a universal basic income, or one flat-rate payment.

Scotland allowed to intervene in Brexit court case

London - The Scottish and Welsh governments will be allowed to intervene in the upcoming Supreme Court case to decide how Britain will begin negotiations to leave the European Union, the court said Friday.

Scottish leader slams Trump's 'abhorrent' views

Edinburgh - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday urged US president-elect Donald Trump to abandon his "deeply abhorrent" campaign rhetoric and work to strengthen ties with his mother's homeland.

Trump's broken promises anger Scottish village

Aberdeen - In a Scottish village on the shores of the North Sea, US president-elect Donald Trump is nothing but a nuisance neighbour for many local residents.

Scotland bids to join Brexit court battle

Edinburgh - The Scottish government will seek to join the legal challenge against the British government's decision to trigger Brexit without a parliamentary vote, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday.

Highlands murder tale tipped for Booker Prize win

Edinburgh - A tale of murder and class warfare in the Scottish Highlands by a little-known novelist is one of the favourites to win this year's Booker Prize for literature on Tuesday.

Scotland's Sturgeon says independence will happen

Glasgow - Separatist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday said her belief that Scotland will become independent was stronger than ever as she confirmed preparations for a second referendum for leaving Britain.

Scottish nationalist leader in charge on referendum call

Glasgow - "I'm with Nicola," is a popular slogan on Scottish National Party memorabilia at conferences and elections.

Scottish leader Sturgeon unveils new independence plan

Glasgow - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday unveiled plans for a new independence referendum in case her demands for more autonomy and for Scotland to stay in Europe's single market are not met.

Scotland faces independence dilemma as Brexit looms

Edinburgh - Scotland's ruling nationalists gather for their annual conference on Thursday with the issue of independence back on the table following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Scottish leader launches new independence drive

Stirling - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday launched a major new survey on independence, saying the Brexit vote had changed the conditions that existed when Scotland voted against secession in 2014.

Tidal power turbines activated in Scotland

Lerwick - Tidal powered turbines installed off the coast of Shetland (Bluemull Sound) have been connected to the electricity grid and could herald a "new era" in tidal energy.

Gruinard Island — Its sinister past keeps people away

Gruinard Island is a small island that lies less than a mile from the Scottish mainland. The island is serene-looking now and appears to have an almost unnerving tranquility. But this may be because it was a place of death in the early 1940s.

Wind turbines produced enough energy to power Scotland for a day

On Sunday, high winds in Scotland boosted renewable energy output. As a result, Scotland's entire electricity needs were met.

Activists rally for Scottish independence after Brexit vote

Glasgow - Around 3,000 people rallied in Glasgow on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Scottish independence in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

PM May defends UK unity in Scotland visit

Edinburgh - Prime Minister Theresa May defended the UK's unity in Edinburgh Friday on her first visit as Britain's premier but said she was prepared to discuss options for Scotland's post-Brexit EU ties.

New British PM urged to respect Scottish anti-Brexit vote

London - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted Wednesday that Brexit should not apply to Scotland, where a majority voted for Britain to remain in the EU.

Spain, France reject Scottish role in Brexit talks

Brussels - Spanish and French leaders on Wednesday rejected any possibility of Scotland having a separate role in talks between Britain and the European Union after the Brexit vote.

EU's Juncker to meet Scotland's first minister on Wednesday: Spokesman

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels Wednesday with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has said she plans to defend Scotland's place in the EU after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc.

Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend Scotland's EU place

Edinburgh - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would travel to Brussels on Wednesday for talks to defend Scotland's place in the European Union after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc.

Review: The Proclaimers live in Croydon Special

Croydon - The iconic Scottish duo, comprising of twins Charlie and Craig Reid, performed a solid set at Fairfield Halls, the last major act to play the 54-year-old venue before a two-year refurbishment plan begins in July.

Sturgeon plans EU future for Scotland after Brexit

London - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday vowed to protect Scotland against the "devastating" fallout of Brexit and hinted her government may use legal means to try to block Britain's departure from the EU.

Sturgeon seeks immediate EU talks 'to protect Scotland's place' in bloc

Edinburgh - Scotland wants immediate talks with the European Union on protecting its place in the bloc, after Britain's vote to leave the EU, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Saturday.

Second Scottish independence vote 'on the table': Scotland leader

Edinburgh - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Friday that a second independence vote was "on the table" after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

In Scotland, voters back EU with an eye on 'Scoxit'

Glasgow - In sunny Glasgow, many voters said they wanted Britain to stay in the European Union Thursday but were well aware that an overall Brexit result could lead to Scottish independence."Being in the EU is an advantage for Scotland.

Brexit could trigger Scottish independence in 2 years: Salmond

London - If Britain votes to leave the European Union in a referendum next month it could trigger a second ballot on Scottish independence within two years, senior Scottish separatist Alex Salmond told AFP.
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The Grampian region in the Scottish Highlands. This is near the River Spey
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Donovan at the London Palladium.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, showing Arthur's Seat, one of the earliest known sites of human habitation in the area.
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Coire nan Lochan, a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe, Scotland
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Debating chamber - Scottish parliament
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Scene from a MeyGen video showing how the turbines would be anchored on the ocean floor.
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A basking shark alongside the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust research yacht Silurian, off Scotland's west coast.
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Two members of the Gibraltar Team
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Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
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Storm Desmond battered Scotland and northern England over the weekend, with winds up to 90 mph and severe flooding.
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Screenshot of dig site in Scotland where it is believed the earliest forms of keeping a calendar may have been made.
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Pj Malloys in Dunfermline, popular gig venue
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Sawfly larvae - Nematus Pravus - one of the new species found at Dundreggan Estate in the Scottish Highlands
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