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Taking on tycoons, five residents bid to buy Scottish island

Edinburgh - When tycoons in helicopters began landing on Scotland's Isle of Ulva, its five tenants feared their way of life might be coming to an end.

Scotland leader Sturgeon urges Catalonia talks

Glasgow - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called Tuesday for a diplomatic resolution to the Catalonia crisis and while backing Catalonians' "right to determine their own future.

Scottish nationalists urge Spain to 'respect' Catalan vote

Glasgow - The Scottish National Party on Monday urged the Spanish government to "respect the overwhelming 'si' vote" in the Catalan independence referendum in a resolution at its annual conference.

Catalonia looms large at Scottish nationalist conference

Glasgow - The crackdown in Catalonia looms large over the Scottish National Party's annual conference that opens Sunday, where the leadership is under pressure from some members to address Scotland's own independence ambitions.

Anglican Church penalises Scottish arm over gay marriage

London - The Anglican Church on Tuesday disciplined its Scottish branch for deciding to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches.

'We are Catalans': Scots voice referendum solidarity

Edinburgh - Sympathy with Catalonia's bid to hold an independence referendum next week is running high in Scotland, where lawmakers are increasingly vocal in condemning Spain's actions and a group of volunteers is heading out to help.

Scottish leader raises concern over Catalonia crisis

Glasgow - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed concern Thursday about the Spanish government's crackdown in Catalonia, as demonstrators gathered in Glasgow in support of self-determination.

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.
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The main temple building
Ballot boxes are brought for vote counting at the Emirates Sports Arena in Glasgow on September 18  ...
Ballot boxes are brought for vote counting at the Emirates Sports Arena in Glasgow on September 18, 2014
Andy Buchanan, AFP
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Black Market Tune
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Scottish Christmas Tree Range grows Fraser Fir  Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce Christmas Trees.
Scottish Christmas Tree Range grows Fraser Fir, Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce Christmas Trees.
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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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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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My ticket, Celtic v Hearts, 26 January 2011
The view from Compass Hill on Canna  overlooking Canna Bay
The view from Compass Hill on Canna, overlooking Canna Bay
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A red kite flying
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Oil spill on surface of North Sea.
Oil spill on surface of North Sea.
Marine Scotland surveillance vessel
Rescue workers examine the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed onto the roof of the Clutha...
Rescue workers examine 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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Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
Historic archway of Scone Castle before and after van crashed into it
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Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay  Scotland  January 1  2013.
Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay, Scotland, January 1, 2013.
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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
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English: Bearreraig Bay A view across the bay to Rubha Sughar  from the mouth of the Bearreraig Rive...
English: Bearreraig Bay A view across the bay to Rubha Sughar, from the mouth of the Bearreraig River that flows down from Loch Leathan.
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A view of The Kelpies
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Members of the public and professional services take part in the search for missing 3-year-old Mikae...
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
With permission by Reuters / Russell Cheyne
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
Image Courtesy Trees for Life
Scotland - Inveraray Bridge - Loch Fyne
Scotland - Inveraray Bridge - Loch Fyne
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Severe storms in Scotland
Severe storms in Scotland
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