New SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon with former first minister Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon will be officially sworn in as Scotland’s first minister today. Ms Sturgeon (44) succeeds Alex Salmond who announced he would step (...)

The SNP’s Angela Constance wears a pair of unusual shoes ahead of a statement by first minister Alex Salmond at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today. Photograph: PA

The Scottish National Party may have lost the recent independence referendum, but at least one member of the party is trying to lift the gloom around (...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen (right) with British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire

The European Union, Nato and a host of international countries gave a strong welcome to the Scottish referendum result yesterday.European Commission (...)

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 (...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Wales earlier this month. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times

European Union and Nato officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland’s clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted (...)

Members of English Scots for Yes hold a border tea party to celebrate the continuing open border between Scotland and England after a possible Yes vote in the Scottish Independence referendum. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Newcastle will make a pitch to Scottish businesses frightened by a Yes vote to move to the Northeast of England, the leader of Newcastle’s city counci(...)

Yes and No supporters gather to listen to Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development at a Better Together event in Edinburgh,Scotland. Photograph:  Getty Images/Jeff J Mitchell

Turnout in the referendum on Scottish independence could reach or exceed 80 per cent which would be well above the average turnout in UK elections and(...)

Better Together leader Alistair Darling and former prime minister Gordon Brown at a No rally in Dundee, Scotland on Wednesday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

Archie MacPherson is Scotland’s Bill O’Herlihy, his voice the one that has narrated Scotland’s often difficult football story for generations of fans.(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond (second from right) during a visit to the Ferguson Shipbuilders’ yard in Port Glasgow yesterday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The workmen were in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow yesterday, removing cables, equipment and staging that had served Monday’s TV clash betw(...)

Mohammed Issa  outside his supermarket in Dundee: “People should give Scotland a chance to be a success,” he says. Photograph: Mark Hennessy

Stewart Hosie, the local Scottish National Party House of Commons MP, points delightedly to Saltire flags marked with a “Yes” that hang in the wind(...)