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(...)

Former Labour chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling told the conference that Scottish first minister Alex Salmond had not “entirely accepted” the result. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The Conservatives will make demands for greater powers for English MPs over English laws a central part of next year’s British general election – u(...)

Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling (left) and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont taking part in a church service to promote unity in the wake of the independence referendum, at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Andrew O’Brien/Church of Scotland/PA Wire

Scots over the age of 55 have “impeded” younger Scots’ demands for independence, first minister Alex Salmond has said, following Thursday’s referen(...)

After the referendum defeat, Alex Salmond said it was time for a new leader who could now take the devolution process forward. Photograph: PA 1:47

For Scottish leader Alex Salmond, the journey started with tales from his granddad about repelling the English invaders in the 14th century. It ended (...)

 JK Rowling: was recently attacked online following a blog posting where she compared extreme nationalists to Death Eaters, supporters of the evil Voldemort in her Harry Potter series. Photograph: Ian West/PA

Scotland’s best known literary icon, the poet Robert Burns, would vote for independence in this week’s referendum, according to Alex Salmond, the nati(...)

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Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond implored Scots to grasp the ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ to secure independence in a vote tomorrow that coul(...)

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Scots “should think very carefully about the future” before deciding on this week’s independence referendum, Queen Elizabeth has said. Her rema(...)

Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow on route to the BBC Scotland where they staged a protest against their perceived bias today. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, today as polls showed the rival camps running desperatel(...)

Two women wave from a window on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

In just over a week, four million voters to the north of England’s border will be asked: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”Even a few months(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: “Scottish voters deserve to know to the fullest extent possible about how new powers as ambitious as possible will be delivered as soon as possible within the UK.” Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has vowed that major extra home rule powers will be put to the House of Commons by late January if Scots v(...)