Scotland’s deputy first minister  Nicola Sturgeon addressing an independence meeting  on the Isle of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde. Photograph: Mark Hennessy

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, stood on the stage in Millport’s Town Hall on the Isle of Cumbrae wanting to talk about independenc(...)

Alex Salmond:  the No side believes the first minister has failed to answer questions about currency, pensions and welfare, oil and a host of other issues. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Better Together, the campaign seeking to keep Scotland in the UK by defeating next month’s Scottish independence referendum, does not do raucous, crow(...)

Independence for Women campaigner Aislin Smith in Glasgow. Opinion polls show Scottish women are less likely than men to vote Yes in next month’s referendum on independence. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Nearly everything about the meeting in the South Leith church halls was polite: the speakers praised each other, and questions from the floor were (...)

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(...)

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond: sterling is “as much Scotland’s” as the rest of the UK’s. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso’s declaration that EU membership for an independent Scotland would be “difficult, if not impo(...)

Deputy first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon speaking on Scottish independence at University College London on February 13th. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The Scottish National Party has insisted that the UK’s biggest political parties are “bluffing” in their threat that Scotland will not be allow(...)

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 (...)

Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon presents the Independence White Paper to the members of the Scottish Parliament. Photograph:Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scotland must seize “the future with both hands”, Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said yesterday as he launched his government’s plans for indepe(...)

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(...)

Nicola Sturgeon (centre) walks past a man draped in a Union flag outside the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Little things tell a lot. Alex Salmond yesterday came to Glasgow to launch the Scottish government’s white paper on independence. And he quickly spoke(...)