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.

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.

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.

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.

Scotland independence race tightening

2014-02-24 12:11

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says that latest opinion polls show the race for independence is tightening.

Police chopper crashes into Glasgow pub

2013-11-30 07:28

A police helicopter has smashed through the roof of a crowded pub in the Scottish city of Glasgow, causing numerous casualties and leaving several people trapped in the rubble, officials say.

Scotland divided over independence

2013-09-19 11:02

Voting for Scottish independence is "common sense", the leader of the movement to break away from the United Kingdom insists, a year to the day before Scotland votes in a referendum.

Cameron will fight to keep UK intact

2012-02-16 22:09

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed in a speech in the Scottish capital to fight to keep the United Kingdom intact as Scotland's leaders push for a referendum.

Scotland: Let 16-year-olds vote

2012-01-25 20:43

Scottish leader aims to let 16-year-olds vote in independence referendum that could split UK


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.

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.

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.

Poll suggests Scottish independence a real possibility

2014-09-02 15:40

An opinion poll has showed a dramatic increase in support for Scottish independence, just two weeks before a referendum on ending 300 years of union with the rest of the UK.

Chopper crash: Rescuers search rubble

2013-11-30 14:04

Rescuers are searching the rubble of a Glasgow pub for survivors, after a police helicopter crashed into the roof, killing at least one person and injuring 32.

Scottish govt to publish blueprint for independence

2013-11-26 14:46

The Scottish government is to launch its long-awaited white paper on independence from the UK, which it says is the most "comprehensive and detailed blueprint" ever published on the subject.

Scotland independence vote looms one year ahead

2013-09-16 14:03

Scotland marks a year to go until its independence referendum, but separatists face an uphill struggle to convince voters to back a momentous split from the United Kingdom.

Scottish breakaway bid - can of worms

2012-02-14 19:44

When British Prime Minister David Cameron enters Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's lair this week, fellow EU leaders trying to prevent their own nations from splitting will look on with interest.

Scotland to vote on self-rule

2009-11-30 18:43

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has unveiled plans for a referendum he says will be a "historic" chance to vote for independence from the United Kingdom.

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