Donald Trump has sparked plenty of discussion since his controversial bid for the US presidency began last year. But for the first time the debate abo(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachussetts, in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

British lawmakers are to hold a debate on a petition signed by more than half a million people calling for US Republican presidential candidate Donald(...)

 Lord Sewelwho has resigned as Lords deputy speaker after a newpaper  published video of him allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. Photograph: PA

Lord Sewel is facing a police investigation after quitting as Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs wit(...)

Five fishermen rescued after their Scottish registered fishing boat sank in heavy seas in the Celtic Sea are safe and well aboard an Irish trawler and are on their way to port in Co Cork.

Five fishermen rescued after their Scottish registered fishing boat sank in heavy seas in the Celtic Sea are safe and well aboard an Irish trawler and(...)

Newly elected SNP member of parliament Mhairi Black greets defeated Labour MP Douglas Alexander. Photograph: Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

In the end it was swift and brutal. Douglas Alexander, the hardened career politician who had engineering Labour’s national election campaign, stood a(...)

Scottish National Party candidate Alex Salmond speaks to supporters while canvassing in Rhynie, UK, this week. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Alex Salmond stands at the edge of the penalty box ochestrating a small group of children in the playground of the Dreams nursery in Insch. The prize (...)

Ruth Davidson,  leader of the Scottish Conservative Party,  with a supporter at a campaign event  in Hamilton ahead of Thursday’s election. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

From a distance, one could assume that Conservatism is dead in Scotland: the party that was once dominant is down to just one House of Commons MP, (...)

Nicola Sturgeon on a helicopter leaving a hotel in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has begun a whistle-stop tour of a dozen target constituencies across Scotland as the final weekend of election campaigning approaches(...)

Cathal Ó Dochartaigh, who has died aged 72, was emeritus professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow. Cathair Niall Ó Dochartaigh, known to frien(...)

Alex Salmond: “The opportunity exists for Scotland to emerge from next year’s election in a commanding position.” Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former Scottish National Party leader and first minister Alex Salmond is to bid to return to the House of Commons, saying that the prospect of a hung(...)