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Six wounded in Glasgow hotel stabbing, suspect killed

Glasgow - Scottish police on Friday shot dead the suspect in a multiple stabbing at a Glasgow hotel housing asylum seekers that wounded six people, including an officer.

Suspect killed, six injured in Glasgow incident

Glasgow - Scottish police on Friday said armed officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing in Glasgow left six others injured, including one of their colleagues.

Edinburgh arts festival cancelled due to virus: organisers

Edinburgh - Edinburgh's international festivals were cancelled for the first time in 70 years on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said.

Scottish review body refers Lockerbie bomber case for appeal

Glasgow - A Scottish body responsible for investigating possible miscarriages of justices said on Wednesday it had referred the case of the man jailed for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing for appeal.

Former Scotland leader in court on sex charges

Edinburgh - Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond was due to go on trial Monday accused of a string of sexual offences, including an attempted rape at his official residence in 2014.

Brexit robs German village of Scottish mayor

Deutschland - The tiny village of Brunsmark, an hour outside Hamburg in the lush north German countryside, might seem an unlikely spot to suffer a sudden Brexit shock.

Scotland threatens Boris Johnson's election dream

Stirling - Surprise victories in Scotland helped save the Conservative Party in the 2017 election but Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in danger of losing those gains next week, forcing him to look elsewhere for a parliamentary majority.

Thousands march for Scottish independence

Glasgow - Thousands rallied in Glasgow on Saturday calling for Scotland to become an independent country, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling the crowds that their goal was "within touching distance".

Tens of thousands march for independence in Scottish capital

Edinburgh - Tens of thousands of Scottish independence supporters marched in Edinburgh on Saturday, as calls grow for a fresh vote on Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom with Brexit scheduled for within weeks.

Scotland vote to ban smacking children

London - Scottish lawmakers voted Thursday to ban parents and carers from smacking children.Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament voted by 84 to 29 to introduce a law that will make it a criminal offence for parents to use physical punishment against a child.

Could the Loch Ness monster be a giant eel?

Drumnadrochit - Is the Loch Ness monster a shark? A giant catfish? A sturgeon? No, it's a giant eel! Or at least it could be, according to a study published on Thursday.

Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland

Glasgow - Gary Kelly and Bruce Munro, reforming drug users from Glasgow, count themselves lucky.

Asteroid impact crater found off the coast of Scotland

The location of an ancient impact crater made by the biggest asteroid ever to hit Britain has been traced to a spot under the sea between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.

Scottish independence vote by May 2021 'unlikely': experts

London - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's renewed push for secession from the UK faces several hurdles if her nationalist party's dream of independence is to come true, analysts said Thursday.

Scottish leader calls for second independence vote by 2021

London - The Scottish government will introduce legislation "shortly" as a first step towards another independence referendum to be held by 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Wednesday.

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

Edinburgh - With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland's government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize -- independence.

Former Scottish leader charged in sex harassment probe

Edinburgh - Former Scottish leader and pro-independence figurehead Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged in a probe over allegations of sexual harassment, police said on Thursday.

Former Scottish leader charged in sex harassment probe

Edinburgh - Former Scottish first minister and pro-independence figurehead Alex Salmond was on Thursday arrested and charged in a probe over allegations of sexual harassment, police said.

Scottish leader vows to reject UK PM's Brexit deal

London - Scotland's pro-independence leader vowed on Monday to vote against any Brexit agreement that fails to preserve much closer EU-UK ties than currently under discussion.

Fine French wine fetches record-smashing $558,000 at auction

New York - A bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti wine fetched a record-smashing $558,000 at an auction held at Sotheby's in New York Saturday, which saw two bottles break the previous record.

20,000 rally for Scottish independence as Brexit looms

Edinburgh - Some 20,000 people marched through Edinburgh on Saturday calling for Scottish independence, officials said, less than six months before Britain's planned departure from the European Union.

Rare bottle of Scotch whisky fetches record price

Edinburgh - An extremely rare bottle of whisky was sold for a new world record at auction in Edinburgh on Wednesday.The 60-year-old Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold at Bonhams for a total £848,750 (about $1.

Japanese architect's new V&A museum opens in Scotland

Dundee - A futuristic museum designed by Tokyo Olympic Stadium architect Kengo Kuma and featuring exterior concrete slabs in a hull shape was unveiled in Scotland on Wednesday.

Alex Salmond stuns Scottish politics with SNP resignation

London - Scotland was reeling Thursday after Alex Salmond's shock resignation from the Scottish National Party following allegations of sexual misconduct against the staunch nationalist who nearly led Scotland to independence in 2014.

Scotland ex-first minister quits SNP amid harassment claims

London - Alex Salmond, the former nationalist leader who took Scotland to the brink of independence in 2014, said Wednesday he has resigned from the Scottish National Party (SNP) amid sexual misconduct accusations.

Former Scottish leader Salmond accused of sexual misconduct

Edinburgh - Alex Salmond, the former nationalist leader who took Scotland to the brink of independence in 2014, has denied accusations of sexual misconduct which were reported in a Scottish newspaper on Friday.

Scotland has been chosen to host U.K.'s first spaceport

After several years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility.

Bad blood over golf course stalks Trump's Scotland trip

Edinburgh - Discord over a golf course dating back over a decade means there is little love lost between Donald Trump and the pro-independence government in Scotland, where he will be teeing off over the weekend during his visit to Britain.

Catalan leader travels to Scotland for historic talks

Edinburgh - After years of holding Catalan separatists at arm's length despite obvious sympathy for their cause, Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Catalan president Quim Torra for the first time on Wednesday.

Aberdeen wind farm opposed by Donald Trump generates first power

An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations. Located 1.5 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast, it is fully visible from a golf course owned by the President.
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Distillery manager Malcolm Rennie pictured at the copper stills at Scotland s newest distillery  the...
Distillery manager Malcolm Rennie pictured at the copper stills at Scotland's newest distillery, the Annandale Distillery, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway
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Mackie s potato crisp plant.
Mackie's potato crisp plant.
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Clyde  official mascot of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Clyde, official mascot of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
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Ambulances at depot
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Scotland's Sunday Herald newspaper has become the first mainstream media title to pledge support for a 'Yes' vote in Scotland's referendum on independence from the UK.
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Colin Hay
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St Columba's Bay, Scotland
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The expert host provided plenty of information about the whiskies  the distilleries and things of lo...
The expert host provided plenty of information about the whiskies, the distilleries and things of local interest in Scotland and Ireland.
Screenshot of dig site in Scotland where it is believed the earliest forms of keeping a calendar may...
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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Sawfly larvae - Nematus Pravus - one of the new species found at Dundreggan Estate in the Scottish H...
Sawfly larvae - Nematus Pravus - one of the new species found at Dundreggan Estate in the Scottish Highlands
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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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Edinburgh Agreement Signing. A historic accord that paves the way for a referendum on an independent...
Edinburgh Agreement Signing. A historic accord that paves the way for a referendum on an independent Scotland was signed in Edinburgh after Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond reached an agreement with the UK 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 Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore also signed the agreement.
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Colin Hay:  Fierce Mercy
Colin Hay: 'Fierce Mercy'
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Festival of erotic arts to take place in Edinburgh this year.
Festival of erotic arts to take place in Edinburgh this year.
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Videographer Maciej Winiarczyk was lucky to capture two unusual phenomena at once in Scotland in ear...
Videographer Maciej Winiarczyk was lucky to capture two unusual phenomena at once in Scotland in early August. The Aurora Borealis, combined with noctilucent clouds.
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Caledonian Forest remnant at Glen Affric west of Loch Ness  Scotland with Mam Dodhail in background.
Caledonian Forest remnant at Glen Affric west of Loch Ness, Scotland with Mam Dodhail in background.
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A view of The Kelpies
A view of The Kelpies
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Detailed designs beautifully worked by craftsmen
Detailed designs beautifully worked by craftsmen
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Trainspotting
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Athnamulloch Bothy in Glen Affric  Scotland. The bothy s presently run-down but plans are afoot for ...
Athnamulloch Bothy in Glen Affric, Scotland. The bothy's presently run-down but plans are afoot for refurbishment.
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