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Catalan ex-minister confident Scotland will reject Spain's extradition demand

Edinburgh - Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, who is wanted for her role in last year's independence bid, said on Sunday that she is confident Scottish courts will reject Spain's extradition demand.

Catalan ex-minister surrenders to police in Scotland

Edinburgh - Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, who is wanted by Spain for her role in last year's independence bid, surrendered to Scottish police Wednesday to face arrest under a European warrant.

Scotland, Wales move to curb Brexit 'power grab' by London

Edinburgh - A constitutional crisis in Britain inched closer Tuesday as lawmakers in Scotland and Wales moved to introduce their own legislation to prevent a perceived "power grab" by London following Brexit.

'Trainspotting generation': Alarm as Scotland drug deaths spike

Edinburgh - Scotland has seen a sharp rise in the number of drug deaths as years of abuse by the so-called "Trainspotting generation" finally take their toll, prompting calls for a rethink on drug policy.

Calls for action over dirty money flowing through Scotland

Edinburgh - Dirty money from eastern Europe is flowing through companies registered to nondescript properties across Scotland in a practice that has alarmed global campaigners and policymakers, experts say.

Dozens of historic sites in Scotland at risk from climate change

A climate change risk survey has just been completed for historic sites in Scotland, and the news is not good. Dozens of Scotland’s most famous historic sites are at very high risk of being badly damaged by climate change and need urgent protection.

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.
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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
With permission by Reuters / Russell Cheyne
Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich  looking...
Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich, looking towards Beinn a Bhuird, Scotland.
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A wind farm in Scotland
A wind farm in Scotland
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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
A passageway in Gilmerton Cove.
A passageway in Gilmerton Cove.
John Dale, Aberdeen, Scotland
Oil spill on surface of North Sea.
Oil spill on surface of North Sea.
Marine Scotland surveillance vessel
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Riccardo Speziari
Red Deer pictured near remnant of Caledonian Forest at Invercauld House near Braemar  Scotland. Pict...
Red Deer pictured near remnant of Caledonian Forest at Invercauld House near Braemar, Scotland. Picturesque but deer can be a threat to the establishment of Caledonian pinewoods by munching on newly germinated trees.
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St Columba s Bay  Scotland
St Columba's Bay, Scotland
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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The Grampian region in the Scottish Highlands. This is near the River Spey
The Grampian region in the Scottish Highlands. This is near the River Spey
David Smith
Caledonian Forest remnant at Glen Affric west of Loch Ness  Scotland with Mam Dodhail in background.
Caledonian Forest remnant at Glen Affric west of Loch Ness, Scotland with Mam Dodhail in background.
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A young humpback whale is lifted from the sea off the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Scotland s first ful...
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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Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews  Fife  Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre o...
Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews.
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Scottish Saltire flags fly above the River Tweed in the town of Coldstream on the border between Eng...
Scottish Saltire flags fly above the River Tweed in the town of Coldstream on the border between England and Scotland ahead of Thursday's independence referendum
Lesley Martin, AFP
Mackie s of Scotland is making a big splash on the international market with their unusual potato cr...
Mackie's of Scotland is making a big splash on the international market with their unusual potato crisp flavors.
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Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
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Paul Watt  a regular at the Clutha pub  reacts at the police cordon set up around the site of a heli...
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
With permission by Reuters / Andrew Winning
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. The boy was last seen on Wednesday night when he was put to bed in his home in Edinburgh
With permission by Reuters / Russell Cheyne
Scotland - Inveraray Bridge - Loch Fyne
Scotland - Inveraray Bridge - Loch Fyne
Neil Gunn

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