Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

What the latest polls tell us about Scottish independence

Brexit may be preoccupying most political minds this festive season but in Scotland there is always another constitutional issue bubbling below the surface.

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Brexit: Draft Nicola Sturgeon into trade talks, Theresa May told

Theresa May must bring the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales into the next phase of negotiations with the EU and commit to staying in the single market and customs union, the SNP’s leader at Westminster has said.

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Ruth Davidson slams Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit deal response

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has urged Nicola Sturgeon to ‘give it a rest’ after the First Minister said that an agreement reached on the Irish border issue invalidated an argument against Scottish independence.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and John Byrne unveil the artwork for her official 2017 Christmas Card at St Margaret's House (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

Nicola Sturgeon reveals 2017 Christmas card designed by John Byrne

A painting by a Paisley artist has been unveiled as the First Minister’s Christmas card as the town waits to discover whether it will be crowned UK City of Culture.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Limit Brexit damage with transition in single market

Scotland’s First Minister has called on the UK Government to negotiate a Brexit deal that “limits the damage as much as possible.”

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Donald Trump initially responded to May's criticism of his retweeting of inflammatory anti-Muslim videos from a fringe British political group by directing his message to the wrong Theresa May. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File

Nicola Sturgeon: Retweets prove Trump does not deserve state visit

Nicola Sturgeon has strengthened her calls for Donald Trump to be banned from entering the UK, declaring the US president’s sharing of inflammatory anti-Muslim video had proven he did not deserve a state visit.

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Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon have issued messages to mark St Andrew's Day. Picture: Getty

First Minister and Prime Minister give their St Andrew’s Day greetings

Nicola Sturgeon has called on Scots to mark St Andrew’s Day by performing an act of kindness.

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Nicola Sturgeon told to scrap income tax plans

Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to ditch the prospect of income tax rises in Scotland after the Chancellor unveiled a £2 billion funding package for Holyrood in the coming years.


Budget 2017: Call for income tax rise in Scotland to be ditched

Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to ditch the prospect of income tax hikes in Scotland next after more than £180 million of extra cash for was handed to Scotland in Philip Hammond’s Budget.

Workers view the ferry MV Glen Sannox after it was launched at a ceremony for the liquefied natural gas passenger ferry. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Liquid gas powered MV Glen Sannox launched on Clyde

The UK’s first passenger ferry powered by liquefied natural gas has been launched in Scotland as part of a drive to cut emissions.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opens the Arctic Circle Forum. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon hails Scotland's links with Arctic nations

Nicola Sturgeon has said closer links with the Arctic countries will help Scotland to become a "fairer and more prosperous nation".

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Shaun Woodburn was attacked and killed on New Year's Day. Picture: Contributed

Nicola Sturgeon writes to family of Shaun Woodburn

Nicola Sturgeon has offered her condolences to the family of Shaun Woodburn amid a campaign for an appeal against his killer’s sentence.


Nicola Sturgeon tells Theresa May Brexit bill not acceptable

Nicola Sturgeon has told Theresa May that the EU Withdrawal Bill is not acceptable to the Scottish Government in its current form.

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Scottish ministers will not appear on Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show

Scottish Government ministers will not appear on Alex Salmond's new talk show being aired on Russia Today, a spokesman for the First Minister has confirmed.

Nicola Sturgeon meets Theresa May at Bute House in 2016. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP

Nicola Sturgeon ‘must rule out’ indyref2

The Scottish Conservatives have demanded that Nicola Sturgeon rules out any second referendum on Scottish independence when she meets Theresa May in London.


Nicola Sturgeon hints at tax rise for higher earners

Scottish workers would be hit by an increase of the income tax rate on those earning more than £24,000 under a series of proposals set out by Nicola Sturgeon ahead of next month’s Scottish budget.

Winnie Ewing waves to her supporters as she departs Waverley station en route to Westminster after winning the 1967 Hamilton by-election. Picture: Crauford Tait/TSPL

Did Winnie Ewing’s Hamilton by-election win transform Scottish politics?

Winnie Ewing was not the first SNP MP to enter the House of Commons. But her victory at the Hamilton by-election on November 2, 1967 was a seismic moment in Scottish political history.

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Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Men are the problem’ in sexual harassment cases

Nicola Sturgeon has warned of a cultural problem with "the behaviour of men" as she ordered a review of the way the Scottish Government deals with complaints of sexual harassment.

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is to apologise on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Nicola Sturgeon to apologise over historical gay sex convictions

The First Minister will apologise on behalf of the Scottish Government to all men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences.

Nicola Sturgeon hit out at Michael Gove on Twitter. Picture: TSPL

Nicola Sturgeon hits out at Michael Gove over Weinstein joke

Nicola Sturgeon has hit out at Environment Secretary Michael Gove after he made a sexual abuse joke about disgraced film-maker Harvey Weinstein.

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