Ruth Davidson,  leader of the Scottish Conservative Party,  with a supporter at a campaign event  in Hamilton ahead of Thursday’s election. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

From a distance, one could assume that Conservatism is dead in Scotland: the party that was once dominant is down to just one House of Commons MP, (...)

Nicola Sturgeon on a helicopter leaving a hotel in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has begun a whistle-stop tour of a dozen target constituencies across Scotland as the final weekend of election campaigning approaches(...)

Five people with alleged links to dissident republicanism arrive at Glasgow Sheriff Court today where they were charged with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire.

Five people with alleged links to dissident republicanism have appeared in court in Scotland charged with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder.(...)