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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a statement on the agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Green Party in Edinburgh on Tuesday. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/Pool /AFP via Getty Images

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday claimed an “undeniable” mandate for another independence referendum as the parliament in Edinburg(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon holds a media briefing with Scottish Greens co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/Getty

Leaders of the Scottish National Party and Scottish Greens on Friday announced a power-sharing deal that will create a governing majority in the devol(...)

A drug user prepares cocaine before injecting, inside a ‘safe consumption van’ set up by Peter Krykant in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2020 rose for a seventh year in a row, according to figures released on Friday that confirmed the cou(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson denies breaking any laws over the refurbishment of his residence. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/ PA Wire

Boris Johnson should resign if he is found to have broken the ministerial code over the financing of renovations of his Downing Street flat, the leade(...)

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond poses for a portrait  in Strichen on Saturday. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party threatens to undermine support for pro-union parties in crucial elections on May 6th, Sco(...)

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has launched a new party. File photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond on Friday launched a new political party to contest crucial elections to the Edinburgh parliament, in a fr(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon is accused of breaching the ministerial code. Photograph: Getty

Nicola Sturgeon will testify under oath on Wednesday about her role in the handling of sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, hours after (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Government is working on a response to rising support for Scottish independence. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) promise to hold a second independence referendum with or without Boris Johnson’s approval has upped the stakes in (...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: she said   if Boris Johnson refuses to authorise  an independence vote he will have to challenge the referendum’s legitimacy through the courts. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The leader of Scotland’s Conservatives has called on Scottish unionists to boycott any independence referendum called by the Scottish government witho(...)

 A protester waits to greet  Boris Johnson as he visits Stromness on the Orkney Islands  in Scotland in July. Photograph: Robert Perry/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s attempt to stem support for Scottish independence was in serious trouble on Tuesday after it emerged that he had described the devolut(...)

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