Nicola Sturgeon

‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
Can Nicola Sturgeon put Salmond case behind her?
Nicola Sturgeon
Behind the scenes

Can Nicola Sturgeon put Salmond case behind her?

Scottish Tories insist she is not ‘free and clear’ but no confidence vote expected to fail
23 Mar 2021
What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister’s Questions
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What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict

First minister facing rising pressure to resign after Holyrood inquiry judgment
19 Mar 2021
MP reveals Salmond whistle-blower claims
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister's Questions
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MP reveals Salmond whistle-blower claims

Nicola Sturgeon’s government accused of withholding information from Holyrood probe
17 Mar 2021
Notes of Nicola Sturgeon meetings about abuse scandal lost
Deputy First Minister John Swinney arrives in Holyrood with Nicola Sturgeon
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Notes of Nicola Sturgeon meetings about abuse scandal lost

Labour MSP blasts ‘laughable’ claim that minutes were not taken during legal discussions
10 Mar 2021
‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’
Nicola Sturgeon inquiry
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‘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
Has Sturgeon dodged a bullet in Salmond war - and what next?
Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
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Has Sturgeon dodged a bullet in Salmond war - and what next?

First minister’s eight-hour inquiry appearance produces no ‘smoking gun’
4 Mar 2021

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Five things we learned from Sturgeon’s testimony to Salmond inquiry
Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
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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
Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon
Alex Salmond outside the High Court in Edinburgh shortly before being acquitted of sex charges in March 2020
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Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon

Former first minister claims in statement to Holyrood inquiry that SNP officials tried to have him imprisoned
23 Feb 2021
SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’
Nicola Sturgeon arrives for First Minster's Questions.
Behind the scenes

SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’

Wording altered just weeks after allegations first made against Alex Salmond
22 Feb 2021
Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Behind the scenes

Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?

Pundits believe legal challenge could trigger release of evidence that implicates Scottish first minister
11 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
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
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
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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.
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
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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: 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
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
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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
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
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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
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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