First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon waves from aboard a helicopter before leaving the Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Ed Miliband’s admission that a Labour government is ”not going to happen” if the price of power is doing a deal with the SNP will drive more people to(...)

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(...)

Ten great golfing breaks

Costa del Sol  With about 300 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol’s enduring popularity amongst golfers is a combination of cl(...)

Inaword

Today ours is a four-letter word beloved of many, despised by the few. It could only be golf. A game by any other name, to the few. The one true relig(...)

Canon Michael Cassidy, the priest who spearheaded a human rights campaign for Irish migrant workers in the potato fields of Scotland in the ear(...)

Phil Mickelson  reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After huffing and puffing at the British Open so often in the past, Phil Mickelson finally blew the house down by romping to a three-shot victory over(...)

Ernie Els and caddie Colin Byrne during the final round of the BMW International.

It has become fashionable in recent times for players to start their Major tournament preparations well in advance. Innocent amateurs are often amazed(...)