Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and his predecessor, Nick Clegg. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Liberal Democrats added three seats in the UK election, an improvement on their disastrous 2015 performance, but their 12-seat haul masked embarra(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron and Jo Swinson, local candidate for East Dunbartonshire, with activists  on the general election campaign trail. Photograph:   Victoria Jones/PA

If elections were won on street signs, there would be little doubt about the result in Milgnavie. A succession of neat hedgerows along the main road i(...)

Jennifer Nyhan: ‘I looked desperately on the Irish embassy website or for a statement from the Taoiseach about what this would mean for those of us living in the UK. But I couldn’t find a thing.’

As a woman from the Republic of Ireland living in Scotland for almost three years now, the EU referendum held last Thursday was another historic momen(...)

File photograph of Melissa Reid taken in December 2013. The Scottish woman is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Drugs mule Melissa Reid is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country, according to reports. The 22-year(...)

Family of Karen Buckley write: “To everyone who has shared our terrible loss please accept this acknowledgment of our profound gratitude.”

The parents of Karen Buckley, the Irish nurse murdered in Scotland, have published an acknowledgement notice thanking the community for their support (...)

Karen Buckley disappeared from the Sanctuary Nightclub in Glasgow on April 12th of last year.

The first anniversary of murdered nurse Karen Buckley was marked with a poignant ceremony in Analeentha, Co Cork tonight where family, friends and nei(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

530 - The number of votes Tom Elliott had to spare over Michelle Gildernew in Fermanagh-South Tyrone.

48 – Number of minutes after polls closed before the first result was declared, in Houghton & Sunderland South.81.9 – The highest per cent turnout(...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)