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Scottish Labour party leader quits

London - Kezia Dugdale on Tuesday quit as leader of Britain's centre-left Labour party in Scotland, saying that the party needed a "new leader with fresh energy, drive and a new mandate.

Scottish leader rules out new independence vote for now

Edinburgh - Scotland's under-fire leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday deferred plans for a second independence referendum, after a British general election in which her secessionist party suffered major losses.

Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon delays plan for new independence vote

Edinburgh - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday postponed preparations for a second independence referendum, after a British general election in which her secessionist party suffered major losses.

As May licks wounds, charismatic Scottish leader rises

London - A charismatic politician with a sense of humour who is respected even by her rivals, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson was everything Prime Minister Theresa May was not on the campaign trail.

Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

Glasgow - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon on Friday promised to "reflect" on major losses for her Scottish National Party in Britain's general election, admitting the poor performance was in part down to her independence plans.

Scottish Conservative leader hopes to rein in independence

Perth - There is a running joke in Scotland that it has more pandas than Conservative members of parliament.

Scotland wants to be member of EU: Sturgeon

Edinburgh - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday said she would want Scotland to be a European Union member but not adopt the euro if it ever became independent.

Sturgeon hits out over British tabloid legs headline

New York - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has criticized a recent tabloid front page that reduced talks between her and British Prime Minister Theresa May to a contest between their legs.

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

Edinburgh - The Scottish government on Friday formally asked British Prime Minister Theresa May for a second referendum on independence, deepening a constitutional crisis sparked by the Brexit vote.

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

Edinburgh - The Scottish government on Friday formally asked British Prime Minister Theresa May for a second referendum on independence, deepening a constitutional crisis sparked by the Brexit vote.

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

Edinburgh - The Scottish government on Friday formally asked British Prime Minister Theresa May for a second referendum on independence, deepening a constitutional crisis sparked by the Brexit vote.

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Edinburgh - Just a day before Britain kick-starts Brexit proceedings, the Scottish parliament is on Tuesday expected to dismiss Prime Minister Theresa May's overtures and back calls for a fresh independence referendum.

Review: Colin Hay Shows Fierce Mercy on New Album

The former frontman of Australian pop/rock icons Men at Work (best known for their 1981 worldwide smash "Down Under") is to release a new solo album next month, his first for two years. Digital Journal was keen to offer an opinion.

Scottish parliament set to back new independence vote

Edinburgh - The Scottish parliamentwas expected to vote on Wednesday for a second independence referendum -- amid dire warnings about the damage that constitutional wrangling was having on Scotland's economy.

Scottish lawmakers to vote on new independence referendum

Edinburgh - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon is expected to win a vote in the Scottish parliament on Wednesday in support of a new independence referendum, despite opposition from London.

Scottish lawmakers debate new independence referendum

Edinburgh - Scottish lawmakers on Tuesday begin a two-day debate on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for an independence referendum -- a major headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to launch Brexit.

Scottish lawmakers debate new independence referendum

Edinburgh - Scottish lawmakers on Tuesday begin a two-day debate on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for an independence referendum -- a major headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to launch Brexit.

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

British PM Theresa May rejects Scottish independence vote

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected the Scottish government's call for a second referendum on independence before Britain leaves the EU -- but did not entirely rule out a vote.

Nationalism rising as Scotland plans referendum

London - Support for Scottish independence is at a record high but still remains below 50 percent, according to a new study published on Wednesday, as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a fresh bid to break away.

Scotland sows confusion in May's grand Brexit plan

London - Scotland's plans for a second independence referendum have wrong-footed Prime Minister Theresa May, who could now be forced into giving the go-ahead for the vote -- but only after Brexit.

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's announcement on Monday that it will begin preparations for a new independence bid raised the spectre of one of Brexit's most feared consequences -- the break-up of the United Kingdom.

Scotland to seek new independence referendum

London - Scotland will begin the process next week for making a request to the British government to hold a new independence referendum between late 2018 and early 2019, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Monday.

Scottish opposition insists no new independence vote

Glasgow - Scotland's opposition leader insisted Saturday there should be no second referendum on Scottish independence, urging the governing nationalists to concentrate on making the best of Brexit rather than exploiting it for another secession push.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.
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Red Deer pictured near remnant of Caledonian Forest at Invercauld House near Braemar, Scotland. Picturesque but deer can be a threat to the establishment of Caledonian pinewoods by munching on newly germinated trees.
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Pj Malloys in Dunfermline, popular gig venue
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Scottish Youth Cup
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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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Scottish Christmas Tree Range grows Fraser Fir, Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce Christmas Trees.
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Afore the Bells - Hogmanay at The Queen's Hall - Mon 31 December 2012 - The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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The Proclaimers live on stage.
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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond (left) with UK Prime Minister David Cameron after the signing of the Edinburgh Agreement on a referendum on Scottish independence.
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Distillery manager Malcolm Rennie pictured at the copper stills at Scotland's newest distillery, the Annandale Distillery, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway
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Athnamulloch Bothy in Glen Affric, Scotland. The bothy's presently run-down but plans are afoot for refurbishment.
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A street is cordoned off around the site of a helicopter crash on a pub in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, November 30, 2013
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'Furtivo' the snake found on a flight from Cancun at Glasgow airport
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Mackie's of Scotland is making a big splash on the international market with their unusual potato crisp flavors.
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Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric, near Loch Ness, Scotland
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Mackie's potato crisp plant.
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St Columba's Bay, Scotland
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