Royal Portrush will stage the 148th British Open in 2019. Photograph: Getty

The British Open championship gave Scotland a £140 million (€183m) economic boost last year, new research has revealed, a record amount for a golfing (...)

Donald Trump has sparked plenty of discussion since his controversial bid for the US presidency began last year. But for the first time the debate abo(...)

Edinburgh city centre. “Quite clearly the Scottish economy is diverging from the rest of the UK,” said Professor Brian Ashcroft of the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute. “It’s largely driven by the low price of oil.”

The slump in the oil price and woes in manufacturing saw Scotland’s economy grow at just a quarter of the rate of the UK as a whole in the third quart(...)

Former first minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party Alex Salmond: “I think it would be very difficult for any Irish government, of any political persuasion, to run counter to Scottish nationalism.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For a man who just returned to Westminster last May after an eight-year absence, Alex Salmond moves through the Houses of Parliament as if he had neve(...)

The 2019 Solheim Cup will be held at Gleneagles in Scotland, the Ladies European Tour has announced. Photograph: Kenny Smith/PA

Scotland’s Gleneagles course will host the 16th Solheim Cup in 2019 after beating off a “competitive” challenge from Sweden, the Ladies European Tour (...)

A policeman stands beside floral tributes at the gates of Cults Academy Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Reuters

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Bailey Gwynne, who was fatally stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school. Bailey, als(...)

Cults Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Google Maps

A 16-year-old boy who died after being stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school has been described as a “gentle and caring pupil”. The teenager, unders(...)

Feminist campaigner and therapist Susie Orbach spoke at the Women in the World summit in London. Photograph: Simon Wagner

To ask a successful career woman about motherhood is regarded by some as demeaning. Would an interviewer, they argue, be as quick to ask her male c(...)

File photograph of Tony Blair and former US president George Bush in the Azores in 2003. Photograaph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has apologised for aspects of the Iraq War, sparking claims of attempted “spin” ahead of the Chilcot Inquiry (...)

Fionnuala Kenny the wife of the Fine Gael leader Enda`Kenny with cardboard images of her husband , at a rally of supporters in Dublin’s Temple Bar in 2007 Photograph: Eric Luke

Perhaps you missed it. “Fionnuala, you are down there. I know you put up with an awful lot. You’re a great woman, the best I met.” Ah here, Enda. “The(...)