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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.

Review: Donovan celebrates his 70th birthday at the London Palladium Special

London - Influential singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch has had a long and successful career. He performed at the London Palladium on May 6, four days before his 70th birthday.

Loch Ness monster find turns out to be film prop

London - A marine robot deployed in the waters of Scotland's Loch Ness has found the remains of a monster but it turned out to be a prop from a movie shot in 1970.

UK Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett dead at 85

The showbiz fraternity is in mourning today following the passing of one of the English speaking world's best-loved entertainers, a mainstay of British television and theatre for over 60 years.

Ben Nevis is actually higher than realized

Fort William - Ben Nevis, which is Britain's highest mountain, is actually taller than previously thought thanks to some new measurements.
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A passageway in Gilmerton Cove.
A passageway in Gilmerton Cove.
John Dale, Aberdeen, Scotland
Edinburgh  Scotland  showing Arthur s Seat  one of the earliest known sites of human habitation in t...
Edinburgh, Scotland, showing Arthur's Seat, one of the earliest known sites of human habitation in the area.
Tilmandralle
Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
Templar 1307 on Flickr
Is this a cistern  or a latrine?
Is this a cistern, or a latrine?
YouTube
Amazing white rainbow snapped over Scottish moor.
Amazing white rainbow snapped over Scottish moor.
Melvin Nicholson
 Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine ...
"Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine creatures while exploring the South Pacific's New Hebrides trench in 2013. Fish called cusk eels, and bright red prawns, dominated the community, though they are rare in other deep marine trenches."
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, UK
England-Scotland border.
England-Scotland border.
Chris Downer
Ibrox Park  Glasgow  home of Glasgow Rangers
Ibrox Park, Glasgow, home of Glasgow Rangers
Wikimedia Commons - Robinson3048
Bowl carved into one of the long tables. Could this have been a Baptismal font?
Bowl carved into one of the long tables. Could this have been a Baptismal font?
YouTube
Trees for Life s Alan Watson Featherstone with a giant Scots pine uprooted during severe storms that...
Trees for Life's Alan Watson Featherstone with a giant Scots pine uprooted during severe storms that struck Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness, Scotland, Dec. 2013
Trees for Life - by permission
A young marcher at Yes Scotland s first Scottish independence rally on Sept. 22  2012
A young marcher at Yes Scotland's first Scottish independence rally on Sept. 22, 2012
Phyllis Buchanan via Flickr CC License
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Thomas Nugent
Ambulances at depot
Ambulances at depot
Andrew Wood
Scottish Saltire flags fly above the River Tweed in the town of Coldstream on the border between Eng...
Scottish Saltire flags fly above the River Tweed in the town of Coldstream on the border between England and Scotland ahead of Thursday's independence referendum
Lesley Martin, AFP
Did the Druids construct Gilmerton Cove?
Did the Druids construct Gilmerton Cove?
Alistar Frater
Danny MacAskill
Danny MacAskill
YouTube/CutMedia
Scotland - Inveraray Bridge - Loch Fyne
Scotland - Inveraray Bridge - Loch Fyne
Neil Gunn
Referendum Agreement Signing

An historic accord that paves the way for a referendum on an independe...
Referendum Agreement Signing An historic accord that paves the way for a referendum on an independent Scotland was signed in Edinburgh today, after First Minister Alex Salmond reached an agreement with the Prime Minister David Cameron that will confirm the Scottish Parliament’s power to hold a vote that will be respected fully by both governments. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore also signed the agreement.
Scottish Government
John Swinney MSP
John Swinney MSP
Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham and Superintendent Liz McAinsh (R) brief the media regardin...
Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham and Superintendent Liz McAinsh (R) brief the media regarding missing three year old Mikaeel Kular in Edinburgh, Scotland January 17, 2014. The boy was last seen on Wednesday night when he was put to bed in his home
With permission by Reuters / Russell Cheyne

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