A Scottish independence rally in Glasgow in November 2019. Photograph: Andy Buchanan / AFP

Scotland could follow the example of the first Dáil a century ago and withdraw from the Westminster parliament if another independence referendum is n(...)

The 99 assembly members  are spending a second weekend debating on how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change. Photograph: Tom Honan

Scotland is on target to generate all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, the Citizens’ Assembly has heard. Under chair Ms Justice Ma(...)

Only a few years ago Labour, then dominant across Scotland, used to boast that they had made the country a virtually “Tory-free zone”, returning just (...)

Gordon Brown speaking to scoolchildren in Fife on Friday. The re-energised former prime minister played a key role in the final days of the No campaign. Photograph: Garry McHarg/Reuters

The centuries of ties between the Scots and the English are littered with broken promises. Each has left its layer of resentment, each remembered a(...)

Jim Sillars: “This is the first time in 300 years that we have the chance of becoming independent, and this is the only chance.”

Standing in the back of a repainted ice-cream van in a Maryhill estate in Glasgow yesterday, Jim Sillars, microphone in hand, apologises for waking an(...)

‘Many Scots are being registered to vote for the first time by young activists from the likes of the Radical Independence Campaign who are reinventing mass street campaigning.’ Above, Radical Independence delegates at their conference last November in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

‘Something pretty big is happening in Scotland, ” Lesley Riddoch warns. Such is her confidence that the Scotsman columnist and Yes campaigner was taki(...)

In a word ...

Yule and Yuletide. That old “heathen feast, later taken over by Christianity”, as it is put. Both words are Anglo-Saxon but originated in Norse. They (...)