Scotland


Scotland stops shale gas projects

2015-01-28 21:13

Scotland has imposed a moratorium on shale gas planning permits and is launching an assessment of the impact of shale gas on public health.

Move over Nessie, Scotland gets a new marine reptile

2015-01-12 08:26

Scientists have announced the discovery of the fossil remains of a dolphin-like seagoing reptile on Scotland's Isle of Skye that lived about 170 million years ago and was about 4.3m long.

Ebola in UK: 2nd patient tested in Scotland

2014-12-30 18:12

A second health worker is being tested for Ebola in Scotland after returning from West Africa, a day after another was diagnosed with the disease in Glasgow, an official says.

Lorry ploughs into Glasgow Christmas shoppers

2014-12-22 19:14

Several people have been killed and injured in Glasgow after a lorry ploughed into Christmas shoppers in the city centre in an apparent accident.

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.

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.

 

UK announces new powers for Scotland

2015-01-22 20:19

The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges.

Abandoned Scottish dog wanted the world over

2015-01-09 17:57

Dog lovers from around the world are competing to adopt a mongrel with a serious eye condition abandoned by its owner at a railway station with a suitcase of belongings.

First Ebola diagnosis in Britain

2014-12-30 07:55

A healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola by doctors in Scotland's largest city, the first diagnosis of the deadly virus in Britain during the current outbreak.

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.

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.

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