Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: the Daily Telegraph article claimed she secretly wanted the Conservatives to win the election

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was the victim of “a significantly misleading” Daily Telegraph story during the election campaign which clai(...)

John Bercow (right) as he is re-elected unopposed as speaker in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: PA

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons once more, smiled as the tributes flooded in in the minutes after MPs, some newly elected, all recently (...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty 1:45

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking in Scotland last night. He said it was “a great day for Scotland and a great day for the United Kingdom”. Photograph: James Glossop/PA Wire

Scotland will get new home rule powers next year, under plans published yesterday by the British government that were immediately attacked as inade(...)

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, is likely to run for the Scottish National Party in next year’s House of Commons elections. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Scotland will become independent in his lifetime, Scottish first minister and Scottish National Party leader, Alex Salmond, who steps down from office(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (centre) has today insisted there will be no currency union with Scotland if it votes in favour of independence. Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

UK chancellor George Osborne has dismissed the idea of a currency union with an independent Scotland. The comments came as the governme(...)

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 (...)

Police officers at the scene in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a Boeing 747 aeroplane, Pan Am Flight 103, crashed after a mid flight explosion on board on December 21st, 1988. Photograph: PA Wire.

The evil that caused the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in the skies above Lockerbie “burst through like a postule on the skin”, a commemoration in the (...)

The Scottish Government’s white paper on independence  outlines how it believes a Yes vote in next year’s referendum could pave the way for a new era for the nation. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond is unable to guarantee Scots that they will be able to use sterling as their currency if they vote for independ(...)