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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.

Rock Hall of Famer, Donovan, looks back on 50 years in music Special

In three months' time, the Scottish-born singer, songwriter, musician and poet, often referred to as "the British Bob Dylan," will celebrate his 70th birthday with a show at the London Palladium. Digital Journal found out what keeps him motivated.

Gale force winds cause waterfalls to flow upside down in Scotland

Tobermory - When it rains really hard, most people might say it's "raining cats and dogs," but when it's Storm Henry coming ashore with gale force winds of 105 mph and heavy rains, you could say it's "raining hard enough to turn waterfalls upside down."

Bus passengers airlifted as Scotland bears floods brunt

Dumfries - Passengers were airlifted from a bus stuck in flood waters in Scotland and thousands of homes lost electricity on Wednesday as Storm Frank lashed northern Britain with heavy rains and gales.

Donald Trump loses fight against Scottish wind farm

London - United States presidential hopeful Donald Trump lost a legal bid Wednesday to stop a planned wind farm near his golf resort in Scotland, with his company calling the ruling "small-minded and parochial".

Air traffic control glitch affects Scottish airports

Flights to and from Scottish airports have been subject to delay today, Monday October 26, following an overnight problem at the Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre based at Prestwick.

Heavy pesticide use in Scotland revealed

Edinburgh - Some parts of the world are pushing ahead with organic farming and eschewing the use of pesticides. Not so in Scotland, it seems. Three new reports reveal the extent of pesticide use in the country.

Scottish nationalist leader wants new referendum only if enough support

Aberdeen - The leader of the separatist Scottish National Party Thursday played down the chance of a new independence referendum anytime soon as her party gathered to build momentum for vital elections in May.

Review: Rod Stewart re-releases his first five solo albums

One of the biggest selling artists of all time has put out a solid new CD set made up of the following classics: "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down," "Gasoline Alley," "Every Picture Tells a Story," "Never a Dull Moment" and "Smiler."

Director Danny Boyle confirms Trainspotting 2

Nineteen years after they memorably burst on to the big screen, the main cast of this highly quotable cult classic are set to return for a much-anticipated sequel.

New health data released for Scotland with mixed messages

Edinburgh - Two contrasting reports have emerged about Scotland. One highlights a decline in smoking rates while the other highlights concerns about some of the people in the country, relative to others in the U.K.

UN investigates UK Govt. over human rights welfare reform abuses

The United Nations plans to visit the UK to investigate whether Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms have caused harmful and systematic abuses of disabled people's human rights, The Independent reports.

GMO (genetically modified) crops to be banned in Scotland

GMO (genetically modified) crops are going to be banned in Scotland. The move is to protect the country's "clean, green" status.

New Scottish independence vote 'inevitable' says ex-leader

London - Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said Sunday that another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom was "inevitable" because of policies pursued by Prime Minister David Cameron's government in London.

Interview with Alan Mair of The Only Ones Special

The Glasgow-born singer/songwriter/bass player/guitarist, also a former member of The Beatstalkers - "the first Scottish pop stars" - filled Digital Journal in on his new solo project.
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Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich, looking towards Beinn a Bhuird, Scotland.
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Scene from a MeyGen video showing how the turbines would be anchored on the ocean floor.
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Malcolm Tierney in Braveheart
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Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay, Scotland, January 1, 2013.
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Paul Watt, a regular at the Clutha pub, reacts at the police cordon set up around the site of a helicopter crash on the Clutha in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, November 30, 2013
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Members of the public and professional services take part in the search for missing 3-year-old Mikaeel Kular in the Silver Knowes area of Edinburgh, Scotland, January 17, 2014
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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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Aphids - Cinara Smolandiae on juniper tree
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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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Afore the Bells - Hogmanay at The Queen's Hall - Mon 31 December 2012 - The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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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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Derek McLennan and his friends looking for treasure.
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A young marcher at Yes Scotland's first Scottish independence rally on Sept. 22, 2012
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Mark McConville wearing his 'Jimmy hat' and waving the saltire
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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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Glen Affric, Scotland - one of the areas where Trees for Life have an ongoing Caledonian Forest regeneration project
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