Nicola Sturgeon

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
Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?
Nicola Sturgeon welcomes Boris Johnson outside Bute House
In Depth

Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?

Prime minister’s intervention may betray Conservative fears over the state of the union
19 Nov 2020
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: 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
How coronavirus could break up the UK
Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader
In Depth

How coronavirus could break up the UK

Leading SNP politicians are pushing to accelerate their campaign for Scottish independence
14 May 2020

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Instant Opinion: Johnson is no longer PM of the whole UK
Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson is no longer PM of the whole UK

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 11 May
11 May 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
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
Instant Opinion: ‘We need Big Brother to beat this virus’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘We need Big Brother to beat this virus’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 April
20 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
Scotland’s finance minister resigns hours before budget
Derek Mackay
In Depth

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
Is this the end for Nicola Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 dreams?
Nicola Sturgeon
In Brief

Is this the end for Nicola Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 dreams?

First minister furious as Boris Johnson formally rejects call for a second independence vote
15 Jan 2020
IndyRef2: Nicola Sturgeon maps out collision course
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In Brief

IndyRef2: Nicola Sturgeon maps out collision course

Scottish first minister wants Holyrood to have final say on granting future independence referendum
20 Dec 2019
What next for Scottish independence?
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In Depth

What next for Scottish independence?

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says indyref2 is ‘democratic right’
16 Dec 2019
Sturgeon says Johnson ‘dangerous and unfit for office’
Nicola Sturgeon
In Brief

Sturgeon says Johnson ‘dangerous and unfit for office’

SNP leader vows to protect Scotland from the Conservatives
27 Nov 2019
GE 2019: Where do the main parties stand on a Scottish vote?
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In Depth

GE 2019: Where do the main parties stand on a Scottish vote?

Boris Johnson makes a ‘cast iron’ pledge on IndyRef2
8 Nov 2019
Queen dragged into Scottish independence debate
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In Brief

Queen dragged into Scottish independence debate

David Cameron reveals he asked monarch’s advisors for help in 2014 just days before referendum
20 Sep 2019
Parliament suspension ruled unlawful
Joanna Cherry
In Depth

Parliament suspension ruled unlawful

Judiciary dragged into the political war as Government loses case in Scotland
11 Sep 2019
Majority of Scots support independence, new poll shows
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In Brief

Majority of Scots support independence, new poll shows

Calls growing for IndyRef2 as no-deal Brexit looms
5 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Are we due another recession?’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Are we due another recession?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 29 July
29 Jul 2019
Sturgeon sets out timeline for IndyRef2
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In Brief

Sturgeon sets out timeline for IndyRef2

Scottish First Minister calls for second Scottish independence referendum by 2021 if the UK leaves the EU
25 Apr 2019
SNP backs second EU referendum
Nicola Sturgeon at SNP Conference in Glasgow
In Brief

SNP backs second EU referendum

Nicola Sturgeon swings behind People’s Vote, but could tie support to new independence referendum
8 Oct 2018
What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism
Alex Salmond
In Brief

What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism

Resignation of former first minister could harm the SNP and even scupper a second independence referendum
31 Aug 2018
Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims
Alex Salmond
In Brief

Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims

Nicola Sturgeon feels a ‘huge sadness’ following former leader’s resignation
30 Aug 2018
Surge in SNP membership after mass MP walkout
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
In Brief

Surge in SNP membership after mass MP walkout

Commons protest branded ‘pre-prepared’ stunt by opponents
15 Jun 2018
Could Scotland ditch the pound?
Nicola Sturgeon on stage at SNP conference
In Depth

Could Scotland ditch the pound?

Nicola Sturgeon to unveil new economic blueprint for independence
24 May 2018
Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion
A Scottish Saltire and Union Jack flags flutter outside the Scottish Parliament
In Brief

Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion

EU Withdrawal Bill rejected by Scottish Parliament prompting showdown with Westminster
16 May 2018
Revealed: what hard Brexit would cost Scotland
Scotland will lose almost 10% of its GDP with no Brexit deal
In Depth

Revealed: what hard Brexit would cost Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon urges continued single market access after commissioning economic assessments of the impact of leaving the EU
16 Jan 2018
Universal basic income could come to Scotland, says Sturgeon
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits an aerospace factory in Prestwick
In Brief

Universal basic income could come to Scotland, says Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister announces a trial of the radical welfare scheme, which grants every citizen a stipend
8 Sep 2017
Scottish independence: Budget deficit raises £13bn question
Scotland’s Saltire flag draped over a statue of Scottish novelist and playwright Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh
In Brief

Scottish independence: Budget deficit raises £13bn question

A massive black hole in the Scottish finances has been seized upon by unionists
24 Aug 2017
Nicola Sturgeon shelves referendum plans
Nicola Sturgeon
In Brief

Nicola Sturgeon shelves referendum plans

'IndyRef2' postponed but not cancelled, Scotland's First Minister tells Holyrood
28 Jun 2017
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