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Scottish independence polls: will Scotland vote to leave the UK?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

Scottish independence polls: will Scotland vote to leave the UK?

No. 10 will not grant second referendum before 2024, Gove claims
23 Jun 2021
Glenapp Castle review: Scottish luxury with a streak of adventure
Glenapp Castle at sunset
The big trip

Glenapp Castle review: Scottish luxury with a streak of adventure

Wild and wooly or cosy and refined - it’s up to you at Ayrshire’s castle for all seasons
22 Jun 2021
UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping
Shopping bags
In Focus

UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping

Beaconsfield was named the leading retail centre, but which areas fail to impress?
18 Jun 2021
Sex doll’s husband considers dating humans
A sex doll
Tall Tales

Sex doll’s husband considers dating humans

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Jun 2021
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Scottish independence supporters
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Impact on trade could outweigh benefits of increased power over international policy
19 May 2021
‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 May 2021
‘Arlene Foster’s demise signals we must strengthen pragmatic unionism’
Arlene Foster
Instant Opinion

‘Arlene Foster’s demise signals we must strengthen pragmatic unionism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
30 Apr 2021

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‘The UK government’s union problems are mounting on all fronts’
Belfast riots
Instant Opinion

‘The UK government’s union problems are mounting on all fronts’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Apr 2021
‘Thousands of children in care are at risk due to Brexit’
Child playing in a playground
Instant Opinion

‘Thousands of children in care are at risk due to Brexit’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Apr 2021
‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’
Nicola Sturgeon inquiry
Instant Opinion

‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Mar 2021
Five things we learned from Sturgeon’s testimony to Salmond inquiry
Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
Why we’re talking about . . .

Five things we learned from Sturgeon’s testimony to Salmond inquiry

First minister denies wrongdoing as demands for ‘no confidence’ vote grow
3 Mar 2021
‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Instant Opinion

‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Feb 2021
Craufurdland Castle: a hidden treasure in rural Scotland
Craufurdland Castle
The big trip

Craufurdland Castle: a hidden treasure in rural Scotland

Want to live like a laird or lady after lockdown? Here’s the perfect way to do it…
23 Feb 2021
Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond on the campaign trail in 2015
Today’s big question

Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?

Dispute over sexual harassment allegations could bring down Scotland’s first minister
10 Feb 2021
Should Scots argue for independence based on pandemic response?
Nicola Sturgeon attends a debate at the Scottish Parliament
Getting to grips with . . .

Should Scots argue for independence based on pandemic response?

Boris Johnson heads north of the border as calls for second referendum grow
28 Jan 2021
Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for ‘illegal’ independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon attends Scottish Parliament in Holyrood
Behind the scenes

Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for ‘illegal’ independence referendum

Critics slam SNP’s ‘deluded’ pledge to hold new vote without consent of Westminster
25 Jan 2021
A guide to Burns Night
Robert Burns
In Focus

A guide to Burns Night

Scots will raise a glass to their national bard on 25 January - we look at his famous works
20 Jan 2021
How Scotland split from England over Covid
Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions.
In Focus

How Scotland split from England over Covid

Stricter lockdown measures north of the border have not produced lower death rates
13 Jan 2021
Conservatives wargaming to stop Scottish independence
Scottish independence
In Brief

Conservatives wargaming to stop Scottish independence

Leaked memo lays out strategies to resist pressure from Scottish National Party
20 Oct 2020
Covid ‘circuit breaker’: Scots face lockdown as cases soar
Nicola Sturgeon wearing a tartan print face mask.
In Depth

Covid ‘circuit breaker’: Scots face lockdown as cases soar

Nicola Sturgeon mulling two-week lockdown as business leaders warn of economic damage
6 Oct 2020
Shetlanders push for independence from Scotland
Shetland
In Brief

Shetlanders push for independence from Scotland

Islands’ council votes in favour of ‘exploring options’ for achieving ‘financial and political self-determination’
11 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘nothing sticks’ to Trump’ - until now
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘nothing sticks’ to Trump’ - until now

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 11 September
11 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: British quarantine rules ‘phoney nonsense’
Airport coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: British quarantine rules ‘phoney nonsense’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 27 August
27 Aug 2020
Darkness falls on Scotland’s night-time economy
Night-time economy
In Brief

Darkness falls on Scotland’s night-time economy

Sector is in ruins with hundreds of businesses on the verge of collapse
21 Aug 2020
The world’s most appealing accents revealed
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In Brief

The world’s most appealing accents revealed

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Aug 2020
Exam chaos: how universities will decide who gets a place
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In Depth

Exam chaos: how universities will decide who gets a place

Institutions asked to hold places for A-level students appealing grades in England following results row in Scotland
12 Aug 2020
Why England’s daily death toll is dropping so slowly
ambulance
In Brief

Why England’s daily death toll is dropping so slowly

The explanation lies in both the size of the outbreak and the way that Covid fatalities are measured
11 Aug 2020
Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?
Wales coronavirus
In Depth

Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?

Devolved leaders warn Westminster of plans to follow separate policy paths
29 Apr 2020
Nicola Sturgeon advises Scots to wear face masks
Face masks
In Brief

Nicola Sturgeon advises Scots to wear face masks

Nicola Sturgeon advises people to wear covering in shops and other enclosed public places
29 Apr 2020
The corner of the UK that was ‘primed’ for coronavirus
Eriskay, Outer Hebrides
In Depth

The corner of the UK that was ‘primed’ for coronavirus

Scottish islands reap benefits of early lockdown and resilient residents
24 Apr 2020
Scotland’s plan for ending the coronavirus lockdown
Glasgow, Scotland, Coronavirus
In Depth

Scotland’s plan for ending the coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon’s blueprint for lifting restrictions piles the pressure on Westminster
23 Apr 2020
Why has Scotland’s chief medical officer quit?
Calderwood
In Brief

Why has Scotland’s chief medical officer quit?

Dr Catherine Calderwood stands down after voilating lockdown guidelines to visit second home
6 Apr 2020
Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges
Alex Salmond
In Depth

Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges

Former first minister of Scotland not guilty of 12 charges, with one charge ‘not proven’
23 Mar 2020
Was Lockerbie conviction a miscarriage of justice?
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In Brief

Was Lockerbie conviction a miscarriage of justice?

Scottish commission approves application for appeal court hearing
12 Mar 2020
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