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(...)

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the SNP conference at the SECC in Glasgow. Photograph: PA

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scottish voters to make Scotland’s voice “heard like before” in Westminster in May’s United Kingdom (...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tell voters elsewhere in the UK that they should welcome the SNP’s hold on power in Westminster, “not fear it.” Photograph: PA

Scotland must be able to make its own decisions about taxation and spending to fend off plans by the Conservatives to cut £30 billion from public spen(...)

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(...)

This week, the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland statistics  were published in Edinburgh. They show that Scotland was £12.4 billion (€17.4 billion) in the red last year. Photograph: PA

People should start looking over their shoulder in search of approaching trouble when they hear politicians accusing critics of talking a country down(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon leaving University College London on Wednesday, She has said in a speech that the UK’s austerity economics were morally unjustifiable and economically unsustainable. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon, still in her first few months in office as Scottish first minister and as leader of the Scottish National Party, is making a habit of(...)

A 16,000-ton Royal Navy Trident-class nuclear submarine: besides scrapping the Trident plan, the SNP wants tax powers devolved  and a reversal of spending cuts. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Labour would not scrap plans to replace the UK’s nuclear missile force as part of the price for the Scottish National Party’s support after the May e(...)

Scotland and its fractious politics returned to centre stage at Westminster last week, a combination of unfinished referendum business and pre-general(...)

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(...)