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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.

British PM Theresa May rejects Scottish independence vote

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected the Scottish government's call for a second referendum on independence before Britain leaves the EU -- but did not entirely rule out a vote.

Nationalism rising as Scotland plans referendum

London - Support for Scottish independence is at a record high but still remains below 50 percent, according to a new study published on Wednesday, as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a fresh bid to break away.

Scotland sows confusion in May's grand Brexit plan

London - Scotland's plans for a second independence referendum have wrong-footed Prime Minister Theresa May, who could now be forced into giving the go-ahead for the vote -- but only after Brexit.

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's announcement on Monday that it will begin preparations for a new independence bid raised the spectre of one of Brexit's most feared consequences -- the break-up of the United Kingdom.

Scotland to seek new independence referendum

London - Scotland will begin the process next week for making a request to the British government to hold a new independence referendum between late 2018 and early 2019, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Monday.

Scottish opposition insists no new independence vote

Glasgow - Scotland's opposition leader insisted Saturday there should be no second referendum on Scottish independence, urging the governing nationalists to concentrate on making the best of Brexit rather than exploiting it for another secession push.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.

Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh - Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country's interests as Brexit approaches.

Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king

Perth - The tomb of a medieval king whose murder changed the course of Scottish history in a real-life "Game of Thrones" could be unearthed in a new hi-tech project launched Saturday.

Scottish vote to air opposition to Brexit

Edinburgh - The Scottish parliament is expected to officially register its opposition to the British government's march towards Brexit on Tuesday in a vote that will further strain the bonds of the United Kingdom.

Brexit ruling points pro-EU Scotland towards independence

Edinburgh - The Supreme Court's Brexit ruling has hit pro-EU Scotland hard by denying it the legal right to have a say on leaving the bloc and pushing it further towards making a new bid for independence.

'Clock is ticking' on Scottish independence vote

Edinburgh - The countdown to a second Scottish independence referendum appears to have begun after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the course towards a "hard" Brexit -- but Scots are as divided as ever.

Trump phones Scottish leader who called him 'abhorrent'

London - US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday called Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland's semi-autonomous government who has previously called the billionaire tycoon's rhetoric "deeply abhorrent".

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.
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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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Some of the artifacts found in Dumfriesshire.
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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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Oil spill on surface of North Sea.
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Crannog on Loch Tay - Scotland
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Malcolm Tierney in Braveheart
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Donovan at the London Palladium.
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Derek McLennan and his friends looking for treasure.
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Sheep survives after being buried in show drift
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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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Maori canoe carving at a pop up museum display
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Detailed designs beautifully worked by craftsmen
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Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
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A young humpback whale is lifted from the sea off the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Scotland's first full post mortem on a humpback whale was subsequently performed on the animal.
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Ballot boxes are brought for vote counting at the Emirates Sports Arena in Glasgow on September 18, 2014
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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.
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England-Scotland border.
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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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