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A remarkable outcome of the Remain campaign was that the two most impressive political performers were women from Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon (above) , the SNP first minister, and Ruth Davidson, leader of the opposition Scottish Conservatives. English politics is in chaos; Scottish politics is not. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

As a schoolboy in Edinburgh, I was taught that, long before the union with England, Scotland had been a cosmopolitan country. The ports on the east co(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon listens in the debating chamber of the Scottish parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh, on Tuesday. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

A second referendum on Scottish independence remains “on the table” following last week’s Brexit vote, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Scotland’s first mins(...)

A bagpipe player welcomes presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidential election Donald Trump as he arrives at his Trump Turnberry resort in Ayr, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The symbolism was crystal clear. Nicola Sturgeon addressed the press yesterday morning flanked by a Scottish Saltire and the European Union’s starry s(...)

David Cameron gambled on this referendum uniting his party and enabling Britain to move beyond the European question. Photograph: Getty Images

It should have been enjoyable for Irish political obsessives to watch this British referendum. It was a massive decision. Big issues of national ident(...)

Boris Johnson, Gisela Stuart, David Dimbleby and  Andrea Leadsom during the BBC’s  Great Debate  on the EU Referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The two sides in Britain’s EU referendum have clashed on the consequences of leaving the EU for immigration and the economy, as tightening polls sugg(...)

Stronger In volunteers hand out leaflets in Buchanan Street in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scotland does not look like a country about to make an historic decision on its future. With just a week to go, the European Union referendum campaign(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: Results suggest that, contrary to what his detractors say, Corbyn is not an apparent drag on the Labour vote. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Thursday’s elections have left the Scottish National Party (SNP) in power in Edinburgh, Labour governing in Cardiff, and all but a handful of English (...)

Only a few years ago Labour, then dominant across Scotland, used to boast that they had made the country a virtually “Tory-free zone”, returning just (...)

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson,  with Edinburgh Castle in the background, on Friday. Photograph: PA

Scotland is set for a nationalist minority government after the Scottish National Party recorded a “historic” third successive victory in elections to(...)

Paul Maskey of Sinn Féin (left), who has been elected in Belfast West,  congratulates fellow party member Gerry Kelly (right) on being elected as MLA for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Belfast North count is complete in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. It is a similar result as in 2011 - two seats to Sinn Féin, three to (...)

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