SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said Labour leader David Miliband “can say what he likes now [about a deal post election], but he’ll have to wake up and smell the coffee on May 8th”. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Claims that the Scottish National Party holding the balance of power after next week’s UK general election would cause a constitutional crisis are “a(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor  Alex Salmond on the election campaign trail in Inverurie at the weekend. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scotland must be exempted from increases to the old-age pension age because Scots die earlier, the Scottish National Party will today declare when it (...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

Anti-nuclear demonstrators march in Glasgow. Patrick Harvie of the Scottish Greens addressed the crowd. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Scottish Greens were included by the Scottish National Party (SNP) last year alongside a phalanx of other political and non-political organisat(...)

Host Julie Etchingham, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Ukip leader Nigel Farage, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, SNP leader  Nicola Sturgeon and Conservative leader David Cameron during the seven-way televised leadersÕ debate at the ITV studios in MediaCityUK in Salford. Photograph:  Ken McKay/ITV/REX/PA Wire

The leaders of Britian’s seven main political parties faced off tonight in the only full-scale TV debate of the general election campaign. Prime Mini(...)

Their language is significantly different about possible post-election coalition allies. Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, on Monday firmly ruled out a fo(...)

Scotland and its fractious politics returned to centre stage at Westminster last week, a combination of unfinished referendum business and pre-general(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: said blocking the privatisation of services in England would help to protect Scotland’s own independent National Health Service. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish National Party MPs can vote on issues affecting the English National Health Service after the general election, Scottish first minister Ni(...)

“As the future ripens in the past,/so the past rots in the future -/a terrible festival of dead leaves.” – Anna Akhmatova History and anniversaries, (...)

Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader, the Scottish National Party said today after she was the only candidate nominated as party leader. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA

Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader, the Scottish National Party said today after she was the only candidate nom(...)

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