Scottish Socialist Party national convenor Colin Fox: “This isn’t a Celtic-Rangers match: this is more like Celtic-Partick Thistle.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Colin Fox of the Scottish Socialist Party walks into Buchanan Street bus station in Glasgow with a “Yes Scotland” satchel over his shoulder, wearin(...)

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond:  failed to secure ‘devolution max’ option on independence referendum ballot paper. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Some Scots want independence and nothing less. Before the referendum campaign started, however, the majority would have settled for running more of(...)

 Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy visit The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon at Rockefeller Centre. Photograph:   Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has revealed he pulled out of the Ryder Cup because he did not feel he could have won a point for the United States. Woods, 38, last week(...)

Laois rose Teresa Brennan with Dáithí Ó Sé on stage during Rose of Tralee International Festival in the Dome, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

The Rose of Tralee is usually immune to every passing fad, but this year it has decided to make an exception. Host Dáithí Ó Sé had a bucket of iced w(...)

If the Conservative party wins the UK general election next May, the British prime minister David Cameron has already promised to hold a referendum on(...)

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond: furious about the intervention of Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, who said it was “hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland”. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Nearly 700 years ago, Scottish nobles went to Arbroath to sign a letter in Latin that declared Scotland’s right to be an independent kingdom, rather t(...)

McIlroy in the groove
  • Golf
  • August 16, 2014, 01:01

The Summer of 2014, even beyond the world of golf, will be remembered for the remarkable achievements of one Rory McIlroy. The Irishman has won four o(...)

Bradley Dredge waves to the crowd on the 10th hole during the second round of the Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort  in Aalborg, Denmark. The Welshman leads by four shots overnight.  Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Former World Cup winner Bradley Dredge produced a brilliant finish to take command of the inaugural Made in Denmark event at the halfway stage yesterd(...)

Jim Sillars: “This is the first time in 300 years that we have the chance of becoming independent, and this is the only chance.”

Standing in the back of a repainted ice-cream van in a Maryhill estate in Glasgow yesterday, Jim Sillars, microphone in hand, apologises for waking an(...)

Think on: Simple Minds, with Jim Kerr, centre. “As a band, we feel the story can continue”

When you have been the frontman of a world-famous rock band for almost four decades, it stands to reason that you’ll get recognised every now and a(...)