The hull of an upturned cargo vessel off the coast of northern Scotland. Search efforts for the eight missing crew members have resumed. Photograph: Wick lifeboat/British Royal National Lifeboat Institution/EPA

A cargo ship has sunk below the water as coastguards continue the search for the eight members of its crew.A major search effort was mounted after the(...)

Waypoint will lease two Sikorsky S-92s and two Agusta Westland AW139s

Limerick-based helicopter financier, Waypoint Leasing, has agreed deals to supply four craft to two clients.Waypoint, whose helicopter fleet is valued(...)

Dejected Yes supporters in George Square, Glasgow, last Friday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Antipathy towards the politics of successive London governments was a key driver of the impulse towards separation evident in Scotland last week. (...)

Volunteers outside the Yes Shetland office in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Photograph: Colm Keena 2:36

Jack and Ruby Pottinger, both natives of Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands, have a small “No thanks” poster in a window of their home, whic(...)

Back in the day when every house had a sewing kit and a container for spare buttons, the first time I became aware of Scottish shortbread was when I q(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left) talks with employees during a tour of the BP ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) oil platform in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeen, in February. The fate of North Sea oil revenues is a key issue ahead of the September 18th referendum to decide whether Scotland will end its 300-year-old union with England. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, in the words of one oil executive who has experienced some of the toughest regions on earth, may not be the (...)

Musical tides coalesce in this intriguing experiment. Shetland Islander Chris Stout and Dundee harpist Catriona McKay have a well-established reputati(...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso infuriated Scottish nationalists when he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Scotland would have to renegotiate EU membership in the event of a vote for independence. Photograph: PA

The tricky issue of secessionism reared its head in Brussels this week as the debate about Scottish independence intensified. European (...)