Scottish Independence

Catalan, Scots independence drives enter new chapters


EDINBURGH/MADRID - The Catalan and Scottish independence movements, the two strongest in Europe, are entering a new phase, with lessons to be learnt from each other's experiences so far.


New Labour leader faces challenge to win back Scottish voters 22 Sep 2015

GLASGOW - Jeremy Corbyn received a rapturous welcome last month when he took his campaign to become leader of Britain's opposition Labour party to Scotland.


Scottish nationalist leader says UK 'living on borrowed time' 18 Sep 2015

LONDON - The United Kingdom is "living on borrowed time" if the government fails to listen to Scottish voters, Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, the first anniversary of an independence referendum.


Cameron rules out second Scottish independence vote 18 Sep 2015

LONDON - Scotland must move on from its failed bid for independence, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday, using the first anniversary of an historic referendum to rule out holding another vote on the issue.


Scottish nationalists to set out 'triggers' for new independence vote - Sunday Herald 13 Sep 2015

LONDON - Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will include triggers for a second independence referendum in the party's manifesto for the 2016 Scottish election, she said in an interview with the Sunday Herald newspaper.


George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article