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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

Edinburgh - Five judges at Scotland's highest court of criminal appeal on Friday upheld the conviction of the only man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing after a posthumous legal challenge.

Op-Ed: Trump plan to ditch inauguration by going to Scotland dashed

US President Donald Trump - just like anyone from outside the country - would not be welcome in Scotland at the moment due to a coronavirus lockdown, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday.

No Scottish golf trip for Trump, says leader Sturgeon

Edinburgh - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday poured cold water on rumours that Donald Trump was set to visit, saying even the US president was subject to coronavirus travel restrictions.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

Lovesick Scot jailed for breaching Covid rules on jet-ski odyssey

London - A lovesick Scottish man who bought a jet-ski so he could evade lockdown measures to visit his girlfriend in the Isle of Man has been jailed for breaching coronavirus restrictions, reports said.

Scotland's Sturgeon calls for new independence vote in 2021

London - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday said she will seek a second referendum on independence if her Scottish National Party (SNP) wins at elections in May.

Scotland becomes first country to offer free period products

Edinburgh - Scotland on Tuesday voted to offer free universal access to period products, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

Lockerbie bomber should not have been convicted: legal team

Glasgow - Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi should not have been found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, his family's legal team said on Tuesday, as a posthumous appeal began against his conviction for the attack on a Pan Am flight that killed 270 people.

Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Edinburgh - A posthumous legal challenge to overturn the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi is due to begin in Scotland on Tuesday.

Glasgow artist launches plastic bag museum

Glasgow - Katrina Cobain unwraps a parcel and removes its precious contents, slowly and delicately as if she were handling an ancient scroll of papyrus.

Locals teed off about new Trump golf course in Scotland

Aberdeen - On the roof of his house overlooking the sea in northeast Scotland, David Milne stands below a Mexican flag and stares down at a palatial golf clubhouse owned by Donald Trump.

Meet the Zoom Poets: How lockdown has connected artists globally Special

Before the COVID-19 lockdown, Cathy Carson had just a small local audience in Northern Ireland. The poet and monologist had performed at open mics and charity events for less than two years and had a few pieces published in anthologies.

Safe space: helping Glasgow's drug users from a van

Glasgow - In the shade of the buildings at the bottom end of a secluded street in central Glasgow, Peter Krykant gets out of his converted white minibus and glances up an adjacent alleyway.Drug spoons, bloody syringes and human excrement litter the ground.

Three dead in Scottish train crash

Stonehaven - Three people died when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland on Wednesday, police said, following heavy rains and severe flooding across parts of the region overnight.

Scotland leader sees surge in support for virus response

Edinburgh - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wore a tartan face mask on a recent visit to shops in Edinburgh, as they prepared to reopen after the long coronavirus lockdown.

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.
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'Furtivo' the snake found on a flight from Cancun at Glasgow airport
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Rescue workers cover the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed onto the roof of the Clutha V...
Rescue workers cover the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed onto the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow, Scotland November 30, 2013
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Mackie's potato crisp plant.
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Loch Leven Castle is a ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven  Scotland. Possibly built around 130...
Loch Leven Castle is a ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven, Scotland. Possibly built around 1300, the castle was the location of military action during the Wars of Scottish Independence (1296–1357).
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Susan Boyle
A street is cordoned off around the site of a helicopter crash on a pub in the centre of Glasgow  Sc...
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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St Columba's Bay, Scotland
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Mark McConville wearing his 'Jimmy hat' and waving the saltire
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The Proclaimers leave the stage to thunderous applause before coming on for the encore.
The Proclaimers leave the stage to thunderous applause before coming on for the encore.
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Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay  Scotland  January 1  2013.
Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay, Scotland, January 1, 2013.
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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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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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Nicola Sturgeon confirmed as new SNP leader
Nicola Sturgeon confirmed as new SNP leader
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Police officers speak to to two women at a hotel adjacent to where helicopter crashed on a pub in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, November 30, 2013
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If this Scottish wildcat seems unduly ferocious, that's because it's yawning.
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Danny MacAskill
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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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The Grampian region in the Scottish Highlands. This is near the River Spey
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Glen Affric in Scotland's Highland region, one of Scotland's most beautiful and iconic wildernesses.
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