Election 2016

Holyrood Election 2016

Federalism ‘unlikely’ to resolve Scotland’s constitutional debate

A federalism expert has questioned whether the UK could adopt the system in response to the on-going constitutional debate in Scotland.

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Fisherman Michael Forbes with his mother Molly, 92, at his estate in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. Molly Forbes has refused to sell the land to Donald Trump.

Trump issues legal threat over new film

Donald Trump has threatened legal action after a 92-year-old Scottish widow who lives near his Aberdeenshire golf course spoke out in a row over her water supply.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell urged the First Minister to stop plaing politics over Brexit. Picture: TSPL

David Mundell warns indyref2 worse than Brexit

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has urged Nicola Sturgeon to stop “politicking” over Brexit as he warned that the threat of indyref2 was already harming business more than Brexit

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A voter outside a polling station in Fankerton, near Denny, on the day of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Petition calls for Scotland to be thrown out of UK

An online petition calling for English voters to decide on whether Scotland should be kicked out of the Union has attracted more than 5,000 signatures.

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Timothy OShea  says things will get worse after Brexit. Picture: Kate Chandler

Edinburgh University principal in ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warning

The potential impact of Brexit on higher education “ranges from bad, to awful, to catastrophic”, the principal of Edinburgh University has warned.

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Supermarket shopper. Picture: TSPL

Tesco chair warns food prices ‘likely’ to rise due to Brexit

Food prices are “very likely” to rise as a result of Brexit, the chairman of Tesco has warned.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to the media in Downing Street after a meeting with Theresa May. Picture: AP

Home nations Brexit talks: Nicola Sturgeon’s statement in full

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s statement in full following the latest round of Brexit discussions with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Federalism has become a subject of debate among many at the Scottish Parliament and beyond. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

Could federalism offer a future for Scotland in the UK?

Federalism is regularly mentioned as a potential answer to Scotland’s constitutional debate. But could such a system work in the UK?

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Mike Russell, right, says UK Government have to understand Scotland's triple mandate. Picture: PA

Scots Government demands to be equal partner in Brexit talks

The Scottish Government has demanded to be treated as an “equal partner” by Theresa May in the Brexit negotiations as the Prime Minister called for a “grown up” relationship with the devolved administrations.

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Patrick harives has called on green members to prepare for a second independence refendum. Picture: PA

Patrick Harvie urges No voters to ‘join our cause’ for indyref2

Patrick Harvie has called on Scottish Green members and supporters to prepare for a second independence referendum as he appealed for those who voted No in 2014 to “join our cause”.

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Theresa May has clashed with Nicola Sturgeon over the new proposals. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

The new Scottish independence referendum bill explained

The new draft bill on a second referendum has some questions that are easy to answer, writes Scott Macnab

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Video: Alex Salmond delivers powerful defence of SNP support for troops

Alex Salmond delivered a strong defence of the SNP’s record on supporting the armed forces after being accused of “spitting on the grave” of dead troops in his quest for Scottish independence.

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Pat Rafferty says the Scottish Government has previously claimed EU rules stood in the way of a fair pay drive. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

SNP must use Brexit to ‘force’ living wage on firms - Unite boss

The head of Scotland’s biggest trade union has called on Nicola Sturgeon to use Brexit talks as an opportunity to “force” more Scots firms to pay workers a living wage.

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Portree Harbour, Skye. Pic: Neil Hanna

West coast property boom on the cards following Brexit vote

BRITAIN’S decision to leave the EU will provide an economic boost to the housing market on the west coast of Scotland, experts say.

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Lesley Hinds was sworn in as lord provost of Edinburgh in 2003 and served until 2007.  But women remain underrepresented across Scottish councils. Picture: Paul Parke/TSPL

Women account for just 25% of councillors in Scotland

Women remain under-represented across each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas, accounting for just 25 per cent of the total number of councillors.

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Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP conference. Picture; John Devlin

Scotland could stay in single market- Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Scotland could stay in the European single market if other parts of the UK leave.

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Nicola Sturgeon after giving her address at the SNP conference in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Sturgeon: Indyref2 if Westminster opts for ‘hard Brexit’

The Scottish Government will call a second independence referendum if the UK opts for a so-called “hard Brexit”, Nicola Sturgeon has warned.

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Nicola Sturgeon with SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson after giving her address at the SNP autumn conference in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon pledges support for the most vulnerable

Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that her belief that Scotland will become independent is stronger than ever as she urged the country to unite behind her vision of an inclusive nation.

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SNP supporters have gathered in Glasgow for the party's annual conference. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Poll: 49% of Britons think Scotland will leave UK

Almost half of the British electorate believe it’s likely Scotland will become independent within a decade, according to a poll published today.

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EU membership is not a gamechanger in the push for independence. Picture: John Devlin

Poll: One in 10 swayed to back independence by Brexit vote

A “hard Brexit” would persuade around one in 10 of those opposed to a second Scottish independence referendum to back another ballot, a poll has found.

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