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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.

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.
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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
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A huge reef of flame shells found off Scottish coast
A huge reef of flame shells found off Scottish coast
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Bowl carved into one of the long tables. Could this have been a Baptismal font?
Bowl carved into one of the long tables. Could this have been a Baptismal font?
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Supposedly  Gilmerton Cove was used by the local Hellfire Clubs.
Supposedly, Gilmerton Cove was used by the local Hellfire Clubs.
Alistar Frater
Is this a cistern  or a latrine?
Is this a cistern, or a latrine?
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Sheriff court in Dunfermline  United Kingdom
Sheriff court in Dunfermline, United Kingdom
A young marcher at Yes Scotland s first Scottish independence rally on Sept. 22  2012
A young marcher at Yes Scotland's first Scottish independence rally on Sept. 22, 2012
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Did the Druids construct Gilmerton Cove?
Did the Druids construct Gilmerton Cove?
Alistar Frater
St Columba s Bay  Scotland
St Columba's Bay, Scotland
Neil Gunn
Bilingual sign in Gaelic and English in Scotland.
Bilingual sign in Gaelic and English in Scotland.
Ruaridh McIlleathain
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Thomas Nugent
Edinburgh Castle seen from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland.  There has been a royal cast...
Edinburgh Castle seen from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633.
Kim Traynor
Two members of the Gibraltar Team
Two members of the Gibraltar Team
Coire nan Lochan  a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe  Scotland
Coire nan Lochan, a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe, Scotland
Wikimedia Commons - Wojsyl
Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a 'Better...
Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014
Andy Buchanan, AFP
The main temple building
The main temple building
Maori canoe carving at a pop up museum display
Maori canoe carving at a pop up museum display
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Riccardo Speziari
Scene from a MeyGen video showing how the turbines would be anchored on the ocean floor.
Scene from a MeyGen video showing how the turbines would be anchored on the ocean floor.
MeyGen UK
The Ardnamurchan peninsula in Scotland
The Ardnamurchan peninsula in Scotland
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