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A guide to Burns Night
Robert Burns
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Instant Opinion: British quarantine rules ‘phoney nonsense’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 27 August
27 Aug 2020

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Darkness falls on Scotland’s night-time economy
Night-time economy
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Was Lockerbie conviction a miscarriage of justice?

Scottish commission approves application for appeal court hearing
12 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris ‘playing hardball’ in Brussels
Boris Johnson
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Instant Opinion: Boris ‘playing hardball’ in Brussels

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 3 March
3 Mar 2020
Would a Boris bridge to Northern Ireland work?
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Would a Boris bridge to Northern Ireland work?

No. 10 confirms that officials are looking into building a bridge across the Irish Sea
11 Feb 2020
Scotland’s finance minister resigns hours before budget
Derek Mackay
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Scotland’s finance minister resigns hours before budget

Derek Mackay steps down over messages to 16-year-old boy on social media
6 Feb 2020
Most expensive and cheapest areas to buy property in the UK
Houses for sale
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Most expensive and cheapest areas to buy property in the UK

Greater London still most costly region as property values fall in Scotland and Wales
4 Feb 2020
What is a ‘federal Britain’?
Keir Starmer
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What is a ‘federal Britain’?

Labour leadership front-runners Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey pushing for more devolution of power
27 Jan 2020
What next for Scottish independence?
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What next for Scottish independence?

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says indyref2 is ‘democratic right’
16 Dec 2019
How Scotland could decide the general election
A Scottish Saltire and Union Jack flags flutter outside the Scottish Parliament
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How Scotland could decide the general election

Tory surge north of the border would boost a Boris Johnson majority
6 Dec 2019
Gold nugget worth £80,000 found in UK river
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Gold nugget worth £80,000 found in UK river

The record-breaking find weighs more than 120g but location remains a secret
4 Dec 2019
GE 2019: Where do the main parties stand on a Scottish vote?
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GE 2019: Where do the main parties stand on a Scottish vote?

Boris Johnson makes a ‘cast iron’ pledge on IndyRef2
8 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
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Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 29 October
29 Oct 2019
Was Boris Johnson’s Brexit extension tactic lawful?
Boris Johnson
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Was Boris Johnson’s Brexit extension tactic lawful?

Remain campaigners say PM broke promise to court with bid to thwart Parliament
21 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Brexiteers would be ‘stupid’ to reject deal
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Instant Opinion: Brexiteers would be ‘stupid’ to reject deal

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 18 October
18 Oct 2019
Why everyone’s talking about the Loch Ness monster
'Loch Ness monster'
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Why everyone’s talking about the Loch Ness monster

Scientists testing the Scottish loch say it could contain a giant … eel
5 Sep 2019
Why Ruth Davidson is stepping down
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Why Ruth Davidson is stepping down

Scottish Conservatives leader quits following repeated criticisms of Boris Johnson’s Brexit handling
29 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’
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Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 9 August
9 Aug 2019
What is behind the surge in drug deaths in Scotland?
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What is behind the surge in drug deaths in Scotland?

New report will show that deaths from drugs have surged in the country
16 Jul 2019
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