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Nicola Sturgeon says ‘devil is in the detail’ in praising Brexit bill victory

Nicola Sturgeon has declared the “devil” will be in the detail as she praised Brexit negotiations finally moving to the second phase.

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Brexit: SNP minister wants united Holyrood voice for single market bid

Scotland’s Brexit minister has called on rival parties to unite and “speak with one voice” in a bid to keep the UK in the single market as political turmoil continued over Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).

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Alex Salmond was a strong supporter of the sector while in office. Picture: Scott Louden

Alex Salmond: Brexit will cause huge damage to Scots renewable energy

Brexit could bring “huge damage” to Scotland’s renewable energy industry, former first minister Alex Salmond has said.

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Brexit: Scottish Government agreed to ‘withhold’ EU documents

Brexit Minister Mike Russell has come under fire after the Scottish Government was given key papers on the impact of leaving the European Union on the “basis of secrecy”.

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Brexit: SNP MP accuses Government of contempt after information removed

Brexit secretary David Davis is facing formal censure for holding the House of Commons in contempt after handing MPs an 850-page dossier on the economic impact of Brexit that does “not contain any actual impact analysis”.

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New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard is so earnest he makes Jeremy Corbyn sound like Lex Luthor. Picture: John Devlin

Darren McGarvey: Labour’s lack of snide remarks is a smart strategy

At the weekend, I happened upon a Scottish Labour rally. Well, I say happened upon, but I suppose it was, in truth, more of a deliberate choice.

Deputy convener Adam Tomkins. Picture: PA

Senior Holyrood figures in bid to avert Brexit ‘power-grab’ crisis

Backroom talks involving senior politicians from all parties are laying the groundwork to amend the controversial EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords and prevent a so-called Brexit ‘power grab’.

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Gay men set to be pardoned urged to contact Holyrood committee

Gay men who will be pardoned under new legislation to right past discrimination have been urged to contact a Holyrood committee.

Paul Gascoigne scores against Scotland in Euro 96, a goal celebrated by England fans - and Gordon Brown. (Picture: Ted Blackbrow/ANL/REX/Shutterstock)

Tom Peterkin: What’s wrong with Richard Leonard supporting England?

Scottish Labour leader’s support for English teams should not be an issue in modern Scotland, writes Tom Peterkin


Brexit: EU ‘threatens to hold back £5bn rebate’ as talks deadline set

The European Union is reportedly threatening to hold back Britain’s final £5 billion rebate payment from Brussels as part of negotiations over the so-called Brexit “divorce” bill.

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

Holyrood calls for consent amendment in EU withdrawal bill

The EU Withdrawal Bill should be amended so that UK ministers cannot legislate in devolved areas without the consent of the Scottish Government, MSPs have said.

Scotland will avoid a recession despite the uncertainty over Brexit. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Scotland to avoid recession amid falling economic growth

Economic growth in Scotland is projected to fall slightly next year, but the country is expected to avoid recession amid uncertainty over Brexit, a new report has found.


SNP threatens indyref2 if Scotland ignored on Brexit

The SNP ended a brief pause in Scotland’s constitutional debate last night, pledging to hold a second independence referendum if the UK government pushes ahead with Brexit without consent from Holyrood.

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Fergus Ewing

Brexit: No progress on agriculture and fishing deal, says Scottish rural minister

There has been no progress in arrangements for agricultural, fishing and environmental industries post-Brexit, according to Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary.

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Alex Salmond: Timing for Scottish independence has ‘never looked better’

Alex Salmond has said Westminster politics is “decaying before our eyes” as he issued a rallying cry to supporters of independence.

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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The Scottish Government says it 'understands and respects' the position of the Catalan Government.

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Scottish Government ‘respects’ Catalan independence decision

The Scottish Government said it understands and respects the position of the Catalan Government after the regional parliament voted to establish an independent republic from Spain.

Edinburgh West MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton

Edinburgh MSP to face no further action over campaign spending

No further action will be taken against an Edinburgh MSP over his Holyrood campaign spending last year.

Mike Russell says there is a "high chance" Brexit talks will collapse

Scottish Minister blasts UK ‘Brexit fantasy’

Scotland’s Brexit Secretary has said there is no prospect of the UK becoming a “glorious trading nation” after leaving the European Union.


Scotland won’t follow Catalan civil unrest, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed the prospect of a Catalan-style pro-independence campaign of civil unrest in Scotland, insisting the legal precedent of the 2014 referendum will be repeated in any future Scottish vote.

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