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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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Harry casts aside royal label for sustainability summit

Prince Harry has made it clear to an audience in Scotland he wants to be called just "Harry", as he embarks on his final round of royal duties.
SBS - Published

'Call me Harry': Prince drops royal label

Prince Harry has made it clear to an audience in Scotland he wants to be called just "Harry", as he embarks on his final round of royal duties.
SBS - Published

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Harry tells Scotland it is leading the way in one of last royal engagements [Video]Harry tells Scotland it is leading the way in one of last royal engagements

The Duke of Sussex described Scotland’s tourism industry as being at the “forefront” of making the sector more sustainable. Harry was making one of his final engagements as he is set to step down..

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

County lines arrests made in police raids operation [Video]County lines arrests made in police raids operation

Dozens of arrests have been made across the north of England and Scotland as part of Project Medusa - a police operation aimed at disrupting the movements of county lines drug gangs. The operation by..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:15Published

Weather warnings in place as parts of UK blanketed in snow [Video]Weather warnings in place as parts of UK blanketed in snow

Northern parts of the UK were blanketed in snow on Monday morning, with yellow weather warnings in place for parts of Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Serie A matches among sports fixtures cancelled in Italy after coronavirus outbreak [Video]Serie A matches among sports fixtures cancelled in Italy after coronavirus outbreak

Four Serie A matches have been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

Seal rescued from Greenock car park released back into the wild [Video]Seal rescued from Greenock car park released back into the wild

The Scottish SPCA is celebrating after a grey seal found stranded in a car park was successfully released back into the wild. Scotland’s animal welfare charity had been caring for the seal named..

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‘Month’s worth of rain’ expected in parts of UK over the next 24 hours [Video]‘Month’s worth of rain’ expected in parts of UK over the next 24 hours

Storm Dennis may have gone but further agony is in store for beleaguered communities across flood-hit Britain – with forecasters predicting a month’s worth of rain in the next 24 hours in some..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Scotland suffers disruption as Storm Dennis descends [Video]Scotland suffers disruption as Storm Dennis descends

Storm Dennis is causing a second weekend of disruption with bad weather wreaking havoc across the UK. Southern parts of Scotland were under an amber warning for rain from midday to 8pm on Saturday,..

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

UK braces for more severe weather as Storm Dennis arrives [Video]UK braces for more severe weather as Storm Dennis arrives

Disruption to transport is expected as heavy rain and strong winds are set to batter the UK for a second consecutive weekend. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings ahead of the arrival of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

New mobile app helps rescue four people from blizzard in Scotland [Video]New mobile app helps rescue four people from blizzard in Scotland

The app divides up the globe into three-metre squares and gives each specific location three random words.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Kate makes chicken wrap during visit to Aberdeen cafe [Video]Kate makes chicken wrap during visit to Aberdeen cafe

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited a cafe run by homelessness charity Social Bite. Kate, known as the Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland, heard from staff, customers and volunteers at the venue..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 03:41Published

Waterfall turns 'upside down' during storm in UK [Video]Waterfall turns 'upside down' during storm in UK

Waterfall appears to flow in reverse during Storm Ciara in Scotland

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Boris Johnson Serious About £20 Billion Bridge Between Scotland, Northern Ireland [Video]Boris Johnson Serious About £20 Billion Bridge Between Scotland, Northern Ireland

Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing ahead with plans for a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland. The bridge would reportedly be constructed across the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Sturgeon talks up Scotland's place in post-Brexit Europe [Video]Sturgeon talks up Scotland's place in post-Brexit Europe

Sturgeon talks up Scotland's place in post-Brexit Europe

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Snow sweeps into UK and Ireland after Storm Ciara [Video]Snow sweeps into UK and Ireland after Storm Ciara

Snow has hit parts of Ireland and Scotland, just hours after the countries felt the full effects of Storm Ciara. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings of snow and wind across most of Scotland on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Nicola Sturgeon meets with Michel Barnier in Brussels [Video]Nicola Sturgeon meets with Michel Barnier in Brussels

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss Scotland's future relationship with the European Union. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:41Published

Wall of guest house collapses into river as storm batters the Borders [Video]Wall of guest house collapses into river as storm batters the Borders

Part of a cafe and guest house has collapsed into a river as Storm Ciara battered Scotland with high winds and heavy rain. Police were called to Bridge House Guest House and Sonia’s Bistro in Hawick..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Storm Ciara: Floods and disruption across the UK as snow on the way [Video]Storm Ciara: Floods and disruption across the UK as snow on the way

Widespread flooding and winds of more than 90 miles per hour have caused severe disruption as Storm Ciara batters the UK. Strong gusts will continue to hit Northern Ireland and most of Scotland after..

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

Storm Ciara batters the UK with wind and waves [Video]Storm Ciara batters the UK with wind and waves

Winds of up to 80 miles an hour hit the UK on Sunday, as Storm Ciara swept in - pulling down trees and causing widespread flooding and travel disruption.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Storm Ciara batters the UK [Video]Storm Ciara batters the UK

Weather warnings have been issued across the country amid forecasts of very strong gusts and the risk of flooding. Man flights have been cancelled and rail companies in England, Scotland and Wales have..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

England reignite Six Nations hopes after victory against Scotland [Video]England reignite Six Nations hopes after victory against Scotland

England defied the treacherous conditions brought to Murrayfield by Storm Ciara to edge Scotland 13-6 and relaunch their Guinness Six Nations title quest.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Scotland minister quits after messages to 16-year-old boy [Video]Scotland minister quits after messages to 16-year-old boy

One of Scotland's most prominant politicians has resigned after reports emerged that he had sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy over social media. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:51Published

Raab slams Tusk's comments on an independent Scotland joining the EU [Video]Raab slams Tusk's comments on an independent Scotland joining the EU

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Donald Tusk's comments about an independent Scotland joining the EU are "un-European" and "irresponsible"

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Sexton scores every point for Ireland in tense victory over Scotland [Video]Sexton scores every point for Ireland in tense victory over Scotland

Johnny Sexton starred on his first outing as permanent Ireland captain, scoring every point in a tense victory over Scotland with a try and four penalties. It comes as he returns to play after weeks of..

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Stuart Hogg admits to ‘schoolboy error’ as fumble costs his side a second-half score [Video]Stuart Hogg admits to ‘schoolboy error’ as fumble costs his side a second-half score

Head Coach Gregor Townsend and Captain Stuart Hogg hold a press conference at Aviva Stadium in Dublin following a loss against Ireland in the Six Nations Championship. Scotland’s new skipper Hogg..

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Cheers and tears as the clock strikes Brexit [Video]Cheers and tears as the clock strikes Brexit

Brexiteers got their long-awaited celebration late on Friday, but for remainers, it was a bleak moment Britain leaves the EU divided over one of the most dramatic shifts in its recent history. Lucy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

 

Prince Harry in Edinburgh as countdown on his final royal duties begins

Britain's Prince Harry was in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday to take part in a conference about sustainable travel, one of his final engagements as a senior member of the royal family before..
Reuters - Published

Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

The Scottish parliament on Tuesday is due to approve plans to make sanitary products freely available to all women - the first nation in the world to do so.
Reuters - Published

Scotland is taking steps toward independence vote: Sturgeon

Scotland is already taking steps to hold a referendum on independence and believes it is a matter of when rather than if the country separates from the rest of Britain, Scotland's First Minister said..
Reuters - Published

Scottish finance chief quits after report he messaged 16-year-old boy

Scotland's finance chief has resigned after a newspaper report that he had sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy.
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon: Could test power to call consultative independence vote in court

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she did not rule out testing the legality of calling a consultative referendum on independence if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative..
Reuters - Published

Slim majority of Scots now back independence because of Brexit: poll

A slim majority of Scots now support independence, bolstered by the support of those who previously rejected a split from the United Kingdom but who now back it because of their opposition to Brexit,..
Reuters - Published

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

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

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

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