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Kenya jails 4 men for killing Scottish geologist

2014-12-18 15:58

A Kenyan court has sentenced four men to 40 years in jail each after finding them guilty of killing a prominent Scottish gemstone expert in August 2009.

Scottish Power faces sales ban

2014-11-14 15:26

One of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power, could face a selling ban if it doesn't improve certain customer services.

McGinley praises Cup players

2014-09-28 21:15

Captain Paul McGinley has described each of his players as "a colossus" after Europe beat the US to retain the Ryder Cup.

McIlroy lights up Ryder Cup

2014-09-28 15:14

Rory McIlroy has showed precisely why he is the world's No 1 golfer, making a barnstorming start to the final-day of the Ryder Cup.

Constitutionally, will the UK become more like the USA?

2014-09-22 07:33

Clem Sunter wonders whether the UK will ever be the same again after the Scottish referendum or whether it will move to the US model of federal government,

US stocks rise on Alibaba, Scotland vote

2014-09-19 16:14

US stocks have pushed higher in opening trade as the market readied for trading of shares of China e-commerce giant Alibaba and relief over Scotland's vote.

Business welcomes Scotland staying in UK

2014-09-19 13:29

Britain's business community breathed a sigh of relief after Scotland voted by a clear margin to remain in the United Kingdom.

Scots impatient for new powers

2014-09-19 10:43

Scotland has spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the UK apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's global clout.

Scotland's next step? Possibly more powers

2014-09-19 09:18

Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule.

Scots spurn independence vote

2014-09-19 07:42

With more than two-thirds of the vote declared, Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom in a historic referendum that has worried allies and investors.

Nervy wait for Scots as early results trickle in

2014-09-19 05:47

In counting centres, jam-packed pubs and living rooms across Scotland, voters are nervously waiting for the results of their historic vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom.

Poll: Support for Scotland staying in UK at 53%

2014-09-18 14:30

Supporters of keeping Scotland within the UK held a 6% point lead in a final independence opinion poll.

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The EFF causes more unrest in Parliament, rescue authorities blame the administration of the collapsed Nigerian church for withholding information and Scotland will vote on its independence today.

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UK's fate hangs on a divided Scotland

2014-09-17 21:48

On the eve of Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters.

Scottish support for independence rises

2014-09-17 20:45

Scottish support for independence has risen to 49%, a poll has showed on the eve of a referendum that could break the United Kingdom apart.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

2014-09-17 16:51

Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country, the final day of campaigning before the referendum on independence.

Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

2014-09-17 05:00

Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides, but it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power.

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The Scottish referendum takes place on Thursday 18th September, where Scots will finally get to vote on whether or not Scotland shall break away from the United Kingdom and become an independent country. The 'Yes' campaign in favour of independence has gathered considerable momentum leading up to voting day, with most surveys yielding a 50/50 split in opinion. We speak to a SA-based Scotland national, who feels Scottish Independence is a bad idea. Watch.

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Scotland's vote worries chase investors out

2014-09-16 15:09

Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum this week has sent investors in British assets heading for the exits.

Young Scots favour independence

2014-09-16 09:13

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, Nato

2014-09-15 11:00

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillar of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security – the EU and Nato.

Rivals race for support in 'knife-edge' Scotland vote

2014-09-15 05:00

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence are racing to win over undecided voters ahead of the historic referendum, as religious leaders prayed for harmony and music fans gathered for a separatist concert.

Capital flows out of UK before Scots vote

2014-09-12 18:00

Investors have pulled $27bn out of UK last month - the biggest capital outflow since the Lehman crisis in 2008 - as concern mount about an Independent Scotland.

Scottish independence vote on a knife edge

2014-09-12 13:00

An opinion poll has showed next week's referendum on Scottish independence on a knife edge, with 52% of people against ending the nation's 300-year-old union with the rest of the UK.

Scotland ready to make history says leader

2014-09-12 10:23

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond says the eyes of the world are on a momentous referendum, as the latest poll suggested voters will narrowly choose to remain in the UK.

 

Hamilton is BBC's 'Personality of 2014'

2014-12-15 12:59

F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has beaten the bookies' odds and taken the BBC's Sport Personality of the Year award from under the peaked cap of Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

Tesla supercharges Scottish airport

2014-10-27 10:09

Battery-car maker Tesla is expanding its European footprint with the installattion of its first battery super-charger location in Scotland - a chain of them, it's said, will follow.

Europe retains the Ryder Cup

2014-09-28 17:46

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell lead the way as Europe beat the US to retain the Ryder Cup played at Gleneagles in Scotland.

British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

2014-09-25 17:34

British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologise to Queen Elizabeth II in person after describing how she "purred" down the telephone when he told her Scotland had rejected independence.

Queen urges unity in Scotland

2014-09-20 09:00

Scottish leader Alex Salmond says he will resign after losing an independence referendum that left the UK intact, while Queen Elizabeth II has called for "mutual respect" among Scots.

PM: Scottish independence settled for a generation

2014-09-19 14:03

Prime Minister David Cameron says that the question of Scottish independence had been settled 'for a generation' after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

EU, Nato welcome Scotland referendum result

2014-09-19 12:56

Top EU and Nato officials have breathed a sigh of relief at the outcome of Scotland’s referendum on independence, in which a majority voted against separating from the rest of Britain.

Scot nationalists glum after 'devastating' result

2014-09-19 10:30

Supporters of Scottish independence have reacted gloomily to the results of a referendum that have dashed their hopes of leaving the United Kingdom, with some breaking down in tears.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland rejects independence

2014-09-19 07:48

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has conceded defeat after the majority of Scottish voters rejected independence and decided to remain part of the UK.

Results suggest Scots reject independence

2014-09-19 07:03

Early results suggest a slim majority of Scottish voters have rejected independence from the UK and are in favour of keeping a 307-year union with England.

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As Scotland goes to the polls to vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, we're joined via Skype by South African in Scotland Lieze Langford who talks us through the decision.

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Scots still agonising over independence vote

2014-09-18 10:43

Opinion polls show hundreds of thousands of Scots are still agonising over whether to stay with the 307-year British union or back secession, even as voting opened.

Polls open in Scottish independence vote

2014-09-18 08:49

Polling booths have opened in Scotland's historic referendum on independence, with record numbers of Scots expected to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave the UK.

Scotland's vote: How will the results come?

2014-09-17 21:09

Scots will vote on whether to declare independence from the UK in a referendum. Following are details on how and when the results are due.

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

2014-09-17 20:06

The people of Scotland will decide whether to end a partnership with the rest of the UK that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

Referendum: Polls suggest Scots to vote 'No'

2014-09-17 14:36

Opinion polls on the eve of Scotland’s historic referendum suggest voters will narrowly reject independence, as the rival camps battle on, aware the result remains too close to call.

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

2014-09-16 17:30

The two sides in Scotland’s independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.

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The 'YES' campaign in favour of Scottish Independence has in their view a sound argument as to why a breakaway from the British crown would benefit Scotland. Ahead of the referendum on Thursday 18th September that will decide Scotland's fate, we get a Scot's view. Watch.

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Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

2014-09-16 11:15

Britain has promised Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending to shore up support before the vote on independence.

Nato - Scotland would have to apply

2014-09-15 15:56

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that if Scotland votes for independence this week it will have to reapply to join the military alliance.

British PM heads to Scotland

2014-09-15 08:59

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week’s independence referendum, hoping to boost the “No” vote, with polls predicting a very tight race.

Yen falls, pound higher as Scotland vote looms

2014-09-14 10:45

The yen has fallen again against the dollar and euro, while the pound edged higher amid polls in Scotland showing a small majority against breaking from the UK.

Scotland 'Yes' vote will trigger dispute

2014-09-12 15:45

Scotland will ask Britain to help finance the cost of removing old North Sea rigs and pipelines even if it votes for independence.

Support for Scottish independence slips

2014-09-12 12:00

Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a lead over separatists, a poll shows.

Europe aghast at possible Britain break-up

2014-09-11 20:41

Britain's international partners are aghast at the possibility one of the leading Western powers could break up and turn in on itself if Scotland votes for independence.

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