Liberal Democrat candidate Christine Jardine, who is campaigning in the Gordon constituency north of Aberdeen.

Long queues trailed outside Strachan’s on West High Street in Inverurie recently as the former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond sat inside sign(...)

Anti-nuclear demonstrators march in Glasgow. Patrick Harvie of the Scottish Greens addressed the crowd. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Scottish Greens were included by the Scottish National Party (SNP) last year alongside a phalanx of other political and non-political organisat(...)

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphywith party members at Neilston on the outskirts of Glasgow during the launch of the party’s general election campaign yesterday. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy stood in a hall in Neilston, a town in his constituency outside Glasgow, and remembered a night of triumph in anothe(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon told the party faithful at the annual conference that her “message today reaches far beyond the ranks of our party”. Photograph: EPA

Thousands travelled to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on the banks of the Clyde at the weekend. Some came for Scotland’s big(...)

Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon : “I’m the leader of the SNP, I will lead negotiations. I will lead my party and hopefully I’ll continue as first minister of Scotland even after the Scottish parliamentary elections next year.” Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has urged voters to back the Scottish National Party (SNP) in unprecedented numbers to make Scotland’s(...)

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said it is now “almost impossible” to hold elections before a five-year term is up. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Legislation passed by the British government, which laid down that future governments should last five years, is posing significant constitutional fe(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused the Scottish National Party of being in “an unholy alliance”. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Labour leader Ed Miliband, who faces major losses in Scotland in May’s general election, has accused the Scottish National Party (SNP) of “an unholy (...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. “I have said repeatedly that a formal coalition between Labour and the SNP was highly unlikely, [and] would not be my preference.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Conservatives’ decision to target the role the Scottish National Party could play in the next House of Commons shows that it no longer “even prete(...)

David Cameron is accused of “cowering” after making one excuse too many for why he won’t debate other party leaders on TV.  Photograph: Andy Rain/AFP/Getty Images

“Politics of fear” usually refers to tactics that spur the electorate to vote one way by suggesting that to do otherwise would threaten their individu(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to take part in a head-to-head debate with Labour leader Ed Miliband. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband have traded vicious insults as the row about the holding of general election television de(...)