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(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: said blocking the privatisation of services in England would help to protect Scotland’s own independent National Health Service. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish National Party MPs can vote on issues affecting the English National Health Service after the general election, Scottish first minister Ni(...)

An undated Cafferkey family handout photo of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, from Blantyre, who has been named as the healthcare worker being treated in London’s Royal Free Hospital for Ebola. Photograph: EPA

Health officials are facing serious questions over the UK’s Ebola screening process after it emerged that a Scottish nurse who contracted the virus wa(...)

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been unofficially named as the healthcare worker who is being treated for Ebola in London’s Royal Free Hospital. Photograph: HO/EPA

A nurse who volunteered to help in the fight against Ebola is “doing as well as can be expected” after being diagnosed with the deadly virus on her re(...)

A senior medic demonstrates the procedure when preparing to treat potential patients with Ebola. Photograph  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A Scottish nurse is being treated in an isolation unit in Glasgow after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus hours after arriving home from west Af(...)

Floral tributes  at the scene of the bin lorry crash in George Square on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Tributes have been paid to the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry disaster, including three members of the same family.Grandparents 68-year-old Jack and(...)

Anti-Trident protestors demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament  in Edinburgh, Scotland last month. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Labour leader Ed Miliband will have to agree to scrapping a £100 billion plan to replace the United Kingdom’s Trident nuclear missiles if he needs s(...)