The body representing Scotland’s 32 local authorities has slammed the government’s plans to create a new National Care Service (NCS), saying it could mean “the end of anything other than central control in Scotland”. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) on Monday launched the attack on the Edinburgh government’sRead More →

While many people plan to witness the transition to net zero, decarbonizing transportation is one of the most important and difficult factors in achieving it. There are good incentives to encourage consumers to switch to electric vehicles and purchasing costs are plummeting, but access to charging points remains a barrierRead More →

Police Scotland have launched an investigation into the finances of the ruling Scottish National Party following allegations that it spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on a future independence referendum for other purposes. The allegations highlight tensions within the Scottish independence movement over what some supporters see as the failureRead More →

With rainy weather forecast for next week, many residents and visitors enjoying staycations will take the opportunity to revisit attractions forced to close due to the coronavirus lockdown. Here we take a look at which museums are open, what you can see and how you can book your visit. ThisRead More →

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the UK’s devolved nations to crisis talks over the union after the pro-independence Scottish National Party won its fourth successive parliamentary election. Key points: Mr Johnson congratulated Nicola Sturgeon on his party’s victory in the Scottish election He invited leaders fromRead More →

title=”YouTube Video Player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; write to clipboard; encrypted media; gyroscope; picture in picture” allowfullscreen> The election on Thursday May 6 will be the biggest in Scottish history. Scotland’s future is in your hands – but we can only build a stronger recovery and secure an independence referendum ifRead More →

Former Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has become the first Scottish National Party politician to defect to Alex Salmond’s new Alba party. The SNP called for a Westminster by-election in response and said his departure was ‘somewhat of a relief’ after Salmond launched his latest political project on Friday asRead More →

Since 2007, every household in Scotland has benefited from the government’s SNP policies. We have transformed education, strengthened our NHS, created a new social security system with new ‘game-changing’ benefits and delivered over 100,000 affordable homes. We used our powers to build a fairer country, making Scotland’s tax system moreRead More →

Former British diplomat Craig Murray has released affidavits submitted to the High Court of Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of his defense against contempt of court charges. The case arose from his reporting on the trial last year of former Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and former Scottish First Minister AlexRead More →

Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to include meaningful reform of gender recognition legislation in her party’s spring manifesto, after making her strongest statement yet in support of transgender rights. Scottish Prime Minister released what she described as an unplanned and unscripted statement on Twitter late Wednesday evening in response toRead More →

Boris Johnson – who thinks decentralization is “a disaster” – says he wants to take control back from the EU. Now it is clear that he also wants to regain control of Scotland. The Conservatives’ UK Internal Market Bill not only breaches international law, but is also a shameless strangleholdRead More →

Unlike the nationalist anti-immigration and isolationist parties that are breaking up the European Union, the Scottish National Party promotes a ‘big tent’ type nationalism. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected the Scottish government’s request for a new independence referendum. Scottish nationalists had wanted the vote becauseRead More →