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Former Scottish first minister  Alex Salmond (centre) leaves court in Edinburgh on Thursday after being charged with two counts of attempted rape and other offences including sexual assault. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland and one of the most prominent figures in modern Scottish politics, has been charged with two count(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon denies breaching the ministerial code. File photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP

Ireland’s former Director of Public Prosecutions James Hamilton is to investigate an alleged breach of ethics by Scottish first minister Nicola Sturge(...)

Nicola Sturgeon makes a statement at the Scottish parliament after the Court of Session ruled the Scottish government acted unlawfully regarding sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will refer herself to the panel of independent advisers on the ministerial code over he(...)

Alex Salmond arriving at the Court of Session in Edinburgh his  legal challenge against the Scottish Government’s handling of a complaint of misconduct against him. Photograph: PA

The Scottish government on Tuesday accepted that its investigation into alleged misconduct by former first minister Alex Salmond was unfair and “taint(...)

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond.  Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

SNP MPs are helping fund Alex Salmond’s legal challenge against the Scottish government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against him, as th(...)

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has resigned from the party he headed for 20 years amid allegations of sexual harassment. Mr Salmo(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will work as a pundit in Russia this summer. Photograph: PA

Jose Mourinho’s decision to work as a World Cup pundit for Kremlin-backed television channel RT has been strongly criticised by English MPs following (...)

If the acclamation that greeted Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week is any guide, her position as lea(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arriving at the main Glasgow counting centre in Scotland in the early hours of Friday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party went into this general election with losses predicted from their record 56-seat haul in 2015, but even the nationalists’ f(...)

The Liberal Democrats’ gains in London and Scotland were tempered by notable losses, including former leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A failed gamble, a hung parliament, a lost Conservative majority, a surge in Labour support, a boost of confidence for a divisive leader, Ulster union(...)

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