The Scottish parliament  passed a motion that approves the plan of Scottish First Minister Sturgeon to negotiate on a second independence referendum.  Photograph: ROBERT PERRY

The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, with 69 votes in favour and 59 against. But Theresa Ma(...)

John McNamee, dressed as a customs worker, joined  members of Border Communities Against Brexit to protest against Brexit by setting up an old customs post at Carrickcarnon in February 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With his forthcoming White Paper on a united Ireland, Micheál Martin is seeking to strip a charged topic of some of the substantial layers of emotion (...)

British prime minister Theresa May addressing the Scottish Conservative conference at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

Theresa May has warned that she will resist the devolution of further powers to Scotland after Brexit, suggesting that Westminster should take contro(...)

A wind warning has come into effect. Photograph:Nic Bothma/EPA

1. Drivers warned of debris on roads as 100km/h gusts predicted A status yellow wind warning has come into effect, with Met Éireann predicting gusts (...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: need for new referendum becoming “ever clearer” in the wake of the ruling the UK government does not have to consult the devolved Scottish parliament before triggering article 50. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

On June 24th, just hours after the confirmation of the Brexit result, Nicola Sturgeon addressed the press at Bute House in Edinburgh. Flanked by the s(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon raised the spectre of another Scottish independence referendum after Britain’s supreme court ruled on Tuesday that the devolved assemb(...)

 Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10th, 2012, two months after his chaotic appearance before a committee of the Scottish parliament. Photograogh: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Donald Trump, famously, has never held elected office. At times on the campaign trail, the prospective US president’s grasp of how government works ha(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: believes new independence referendum is  “highly likely”. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire

Susanne Churnside and her husband, Jim, have a dilemma. The couple from the Scottish Borders, have spent the past two years hoping for a second indepe(...)

Scottish National Party MP Angus Robertson is favourite to win the race to become the party’s deputy leader. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

It is not long since Scottish National Party conferences were low-key affairs held in hotels in small towns such as Oban and Dunoon. Now the SNP mee(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking at an  Institute for Public Policy Research conference  in Edinburgh on Monday.   Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Independence may offer Scotland the “greatest certainty” in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Spe(...)

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