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(...)

Former Labour prime minister  Gordon Brown campaigns in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Locals say they have seen nothing of the economic recovery touted by government, and many no longer trust any London-based party to deliver better – especially Labour. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

No election battle more starkly demonstrates the sudden collapse of the Scottish Labour Party than the one unfolding in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (...)