Mike Russell

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Scottish constitutional relations secretary Mike Russellhas pleaded with Theresa May to open talks with Cardiff and Holyrood. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Theresa May is facing calls to open up talks about leaving the European Union to ministers from Holyrood and Cardiff in a bid to help break the Brexit(...)

Mike Russell: Brexit represents “a serious threat to devolution. We would have hoped that the DUP would have seen that.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The deadlock over the future of the Irish Border has meant that in the multi-rope tug-of-war contest that is the Brexit negotiations, some strenuous p(...)

Legal sources say overseas trips increasingly important as a form of soft diplomacy ahead of the United Kingdom’s EU departure. Photograph: Getty Images

The judiciary are increasingly engaging in international diplomacy ahead of the departure of the UK from the European Union in 2019. There have been (...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon  said she wanted a second vote on independence soon after Brexit but gave no detail on timing.  Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon focused on domestic issues rather than the prospect of a second independence referendum at the end of the Scot(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Thursday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Scots used to scoff at Ireland’s seemingly interminable referendums. Not anymore. Since 2010, I have voted eight times in Scotland. The inspirational(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon: She told delegates at th Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen that there would be no second independence referendum until she was confident a majority would vote Yes. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

When Nicola Sturgeon addresses delegates at the end of the Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen today it will be as a leader with approval(...)

X marks the Scot: campaigning is well under way for next year’s referendum. Photograph: Mike Wilkinson/Bloomberg

For a time there is a chance that the yoga class in room 16 of Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick will have to move, though in the end the pro-Sco(...)