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Scotland: Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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UK PM Johnson rejects Sturgeon's request for independence referendum powers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday refusing her request to be given the powers to hold another Scottish independence referendum.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Prysmian says Western Link submarine power cable currently unavailable

The Western Link high-voltage submarine power cable between Scotland and England is currently unavailable after tripping on Friday, Italian cablemaker Prysmian, which built the link, said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Scotland


Six Nations: Scotland in profile [Video]Six Nations: Scotland in profile

A look at the Scotland team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, as they look to improve on a disappointing showing at the World Cup.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Gordon Brown calls for more regional powers post-Brexit [Video]Gordon Brown calls for more regional powers post-Brexit

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is calling for a Forum of the Nations and Regions to prevent power being centralised in London after Brexit, as he warns 'cosmetic changes' may see Scotland pursue..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:29Published

Local fish species in U.K. waters predicted to decline by 2050 [Video]Local fish species in U.K. waters predicted to decline by 2050

A new report has predicted that cold-water fish species in British waters may be replaced with warm-water species as sea temperatures continue to rise.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:00Published

Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31 [Video]Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31

On January 31, a special Cabinet meeting will take place outside London, with ministers to meet in a venue in the north of England. They will discuss the PM’s "levelling up" agenda and how the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Storm batters train line on Scotland's west coast [Video]Storm batters train line on Scotland's west coast

Storm batters a train line in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Severe weather, high winds and sea spray are causing overhead wires to trip, disrupting service.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:23Published

Michael Gove says Indyref2 ‘is not going to happen’ [Video]Michael Gove says Indyref2 ‘is not going to happen’

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has said a second referendum on Scottish independence “is not going to happen”. Mr Gove described Nicola Sturgeon as a “one club golfer” who..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:30Published

Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon's plan for second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon's plan for second Scottish independence referendum

Boris Johnson has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's call for Holyrood to be given the power to hold a fresh vote on independence, saying in a letter to the First Minister: "I cannot agree to any request for a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Highland cow causes hold ups on Scottish railway [Video]Highland cow causes hold ups on Scottish railway

Credit: Network Rail Scotland A highland cow causes commuter chaos in Scotland after it blocks both sides of the track during rush hour. The animal is later safely removed.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:21Published

Keir Starmer launches leadership campaign in Manchester [Video]Keir Starmer launches leadership campaign in Manchester

Keir Starmer has officially launched his Labour leadership campaign in Manchester. Speaking at the Mechanics Institute, the shadow Brexit secretary said: "We need to fight to regain our heartland..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:03Published

Boris Johnson on Scottish Independence during PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson on Scottish Independence during PMQs

Boris Johnson has been challenged about Scottish independence during the first Prime Minister's Questions of 2020. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:04Published

Pole dancing helps plus-size student love her body [Video]Pole dancing helps plus-size student love her body

A size 20 psychology student who has spent years battling with her confidence has finally learned to love her body – thanks to pole dancing. Emma Wallace, 24, of Fife, Scotland, spotted an advert for..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Hollywood actor Brian Cox calls for second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Hollywood actor Brian Cox calls for second Scottish independence referendum

Hollywood actor Brian Cox has called for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Edinburgh Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve [Video]Edinburgh Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve

Celebrations are already underway in Edinburgh, as the Scottish city prepares to see in the new year with a spectacular display of fireworks over its imposing skyline. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:45Published

£161 million EuroMillions winner from Scotland dies after short illness [Video]£161 million EuroMillions winner from Scotland dies after short illness

The winner of one of the UK's biggest Euromillions jackpots has died after a short illness. Colin Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the £161 million prize in 2011.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Michelle Heaton having Christmas in a castle [Video]Michelle Heaton having Christmas in a castle

Michelle Heaton's family are travelling to spent Christmas with her in Scotland, where she has been appearing in panto.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:17Published

Injured reindeer saved from being put down by physiotherapy to pull his first sleigh [Video]Injured reindeer saved from being put down by physiotherapy to pull his first sleigh

A couple of devoted animal lovers revealed how all their Christmases came at once when their beloved reindeer - who they feared would need to be put down because of a severely injured leg - was saved..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published

Michael Gove reaffirms government's opposition to 'IndyRef2' [Video]Michael Gove reaffirms government's opposition to 'IndyRef2'

Conservative minister, Michael Gove, has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's calls for a second independence referendum. He cited the 2014 vote as being the 'once in a generation' opportunity for Scottish..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:36Published

Sturegon calls on Johnson to allow second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Sturegon calls on Johnson to allow second Scottish independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she has published a "detailed, considered" case for a second referendum on independence. The SNP leader said that following last week's election victory..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory [Video]New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory

New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:22Published

Star Wars fans camp out on Hollywood Boulevard [Video]Star Wars fans camp out on Hollywood Boulevard

Avid 'Star Wars' fans were camped out on Hollywood Boulevard on Monday (December 16) to be among the first to see "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" when it opens for the general public in theaters..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Ian Blackford: Scotland has spoken on second independence referendum [Video]Ian Blackford: Scotland has spoken on second independence referendum

Boris Johnson has got his answer as to whether the people of Scotland want a second independence referendum, Ian Blackford has warned. The SNP's Westminster leader said that Mr Johnson must respect..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

British parties divided over Scottish independence [Video]British parties divided over Scottish independence

The leader of Scotland's ruling SNP says the UK's ruling Conservatives need to face up to the "reality" of a fresh referendum on Scottish independence. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published

Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland [Video]Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland

Boris Johnson cannot "bludgeon" Scotland into seeing the world in the same way that he does, Nicola Sturgeon has said. She spoke with the Prime Minister in a phone call on Friday following the election..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

 

Johnson tells Scottish nationalists to stop trying to break up United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the Scottish National Party (SNP) should stop trying to break up the United Kingdom and focus more on delivering policy for the people of Scotland.
Reuters - Published

UK government rejects demands for new Scottish referendum

Britain's government rejected Scotland's First Minister demands for a new independence referendum after Brexit, saying it would be "a damaging distraction" and would undermine the result of the last..
Reuters - Published

Defying PM Johnson, Scottish leader steps up battle for independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will consider "all reasonable options" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to stop her from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, she said on..
Reuters - Published

Scottish leader: will consider all options if UK blocks independence vote

Scotland's nationalist government will consider all options if the British government tries to stop it from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on..
Reuters - Published

Scottish leader Sturgeon demands a post-Brexit independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will on Thursday demand the right to hold a new independence referendum, challenging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to keep the United Kingdom together as he..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: A fractured kingdom - Scotland's paths to independence

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's promise to take Britain out of the European Union next month could jeopardize a much older union: the United Kingdom which binds together England, Scotland, Wales and..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country's will.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence vote: Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "focus on reality" and recognize that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given a mandate for a second independence referendum, Scottish First..
Reuters - Published

Aside from Tony Abbott, who will want to cling to 'Little Britain'?

Surely another vote on Scottish independence is on the cards?
The Age - Published

UK's Johnson says no to Sturgeon's Scottish referendum demand

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday he would not support her plan for a second independence referendum, clashing just hours after the two leaders..
Reuters - Published

Now is the time for Scotland to decide, SNP's Sturgeon says

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday it was now time for the country to decide its future and that her administration would make the case next week for full legal powers to call..
Reuters - Published

Victory for nationalism: Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

The election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism - and it could spell the end of the United Kingdom.
Reuters - Published

With a roar, Scotland's Sturgeon cheers win against LibDem leader

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on..
Reuters - Published

Scotland must be given new independence vote: Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

No case for new Scottish independence vote if UK exit poll right: Gove

Another Scottish independence referendum would damage Scotland and the United Kingdom even if Scots have overwhelmingly voted for the nationalists that favor such a poll, British minister Michael Gove..
Reuters - Published

SNP would enter 'less formal arrangement' with Labour: Scottish first minister

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday the Scottish National Party would only ever enter into a "less formal arrangement" to support a minority government formed by the main..
Reuters - Published

No Scottish referendum in first term if Labour wins: Corbyn

A Labour government would not grant a referendum on Scottish independence in the first term if it is elected, leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

UK Labour says 'no deals' as SNP urges new Scottish independence vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it is not doing any deals as the Scottish National Party (SNP) set a second independence vote as a condition for backing Labour if next month's general..
Reuters - Published

Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'

Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another..
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Canada's Bloc Quebecois leader says proximity to Scottish, Catalan people 'good news'

The leader of Canada's Bloc Quebecois, a separatist party in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec which was revitalized in Monday's election, said on Tuesday that being aligned with..
Reuters - Published

Scottish court delays decision on whether UK PM Johnson obeyed law

Scotland's top court has delayed a ruling on whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully obeyed a law which demanded he request a delay to Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Scottish court asked to delay ruling on PM Johnson's Brexit extension request

Anti-Brexit campaigners said they would ask a Scottish court on Monday to delay its ruling on a legal challenge that sought to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to comply with a law requiring him to..
Reuters - Published

Scottish court rejects bid to declare Johnson's Brexit deal unlawful

A Scottish Court rejected on Friday a case which argued that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal was unlawful as it contravenes tax legislation.
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
Reuters - Published

UK minister: PM will abide by pledge to write Brexit delay letter

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said the government would comply with assurances given to a Scottish court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would write a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

SNP to back Labour UK government only with Scottish independence vote: FT

The Scottish National Party (SNP) would only support a minority Labour UK government if it agrees to authorize a second independence referendum for Scotland, the Financial Times report on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Fugitive Frenchman wanted over family murders arrested in Scotland

A Frenchman suspected of killing his entire family in 2011 and who later disappeared, in a mystery that transfixed France, was arrested on Friday afternoon at Glasgow airport in Scotland.
Reuters - Published

Climate change endangers Scotland's archaeological treasures

Ancient British structures older than the pyramids are being threatened by climate change, experts have warned, as rising sea levels, heavier rainfall and severe weather events endanger Scotland's..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: How the British courts may decide the fate of Brexit

Scotland's highest court on Wednesday said it would wait before deciding whether to take action to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has failed to secure a divorce deal..
Reuters - Published

Anti-Brexit campaigners claim victory as Scottish court delays decision on extension law

Anti-Brexit campaigners claimed victory after Scotland's highest court decided on Wednesday to wait before ruling whether to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's EU divorce..
Reuters - Published

UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

A Scottish court on Monday rejected a legal bid to force Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has not struck a deal with the European Union in less than two weeks' time, saying the British..
Reuters - Published

Incident at Glasgow Airport over after police say package safe

A package that prompted an aircraft to be cordoned off at Glasgow Airport on Friday has been deemed safe, Scottish police said.
Reuters - Published

Brexit in chaos after court rules PM's suspension of parliament was unlawful

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: UK government ensnared in court battles over suspending parliament

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for more than a month before Brexit was ruled unlawful by Scotland's highest court of appeal on Wednesday, one of three legal challenges facing the..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson has absolute respect for judiciary: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has absolute respect for the independence of the judiciary, his spokesman said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled that his move to suspend..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament is suspended pending Supreme Court ruling: government official

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes parliament remains suspended pending a ruling by the Supreme Court, a government official said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled..
Reuters - Published

Scottish court says UK PM Johnson's suspension of parliament is unlawful

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend the British parliament this week for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled, Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday in an embarrassing setback..
Reuters - Published

Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, deepening the uncertainty over Britain's departure from the..
Reuters - Published

UK government says it will appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament is unlawful

The British government said on Wednesday it would appeal a Scottish court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful.
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson visits Scotland as electioneering begins early

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to Scotland on Friday, announcing an increase in funding for farming as he continues to promote higher public spending ahead of an expected election.
Reuters - Published

Scottish court rules in PM Johnson's favor in parliament suspension case

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament later this month until shortly before Britain leaves the European Union is lawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, saying the matter..
Reuters - Published

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