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Explained: The possibility of a second Scottish independence referendum and its implications

May 07, 2021 7:38 am

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who leads the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP,) has described this election as the most important in her country’s history.

Scottish man who who rode jet ski across Irish Sea to visit girlfriend arrested for Covid breach

December 16, 2020 7:29 pm

According to the island’s Covid-19 regulations, non-residents are banned from entering without special permission.  McLaughlan’s lawyer said that he had applied for a fresh permit twice, but his request was denied on both occasions. 

Brexit: Scottish independence back in the spotlight

December 16, 2020 1:37 pm

Officially, Scotland's pro-independence government wants an agreement: The country's exporters are as exposed to economic turbulence as any. But there's little doubt the collapse of negotiations would aid a secessionist narrative four years in the making.

Explained: The legislation that makes Scotland the first country to make sanitary products free

November 27, 2020 7:23 am

The bill was introduced by lawmaker Monice Lennon in April 2019 with the aim of tackling “period poverty”, which is when some people who need period products struggle to afford them.

Scotland becomes first country in the world to make sanitary products free; can India follow suit?

November 27, 2020 7:23 am

While there are small-scale initiatives that make available sanitary pads at nominal rates, 70 per cent Indian women do not have access to sanitary napkins, as per a Nielsen survey conducted in October 2010

Scotland becomes first country in the world to make sanitary products free

November 25, 2020 10:37 am

Under the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, the Scottish government will introduce a nationwide program which will place a legal duty on all local authorities to make feminine hygiene products like tampons and pads freely available for those who need them.

Scotland, Hungary, Slovakia, North Macedonia go to Euro 2020

November 13, 2020 8:44 am

North Macedonia had a smoother ride through the European Championship playoffs Thursday in the earlier kickoff and will make its major tournament debut next year.

Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban smacking children

November 07, 2020 4:36 pm

Earlier parents and caregivers were allowed to use physical force to discipline their children as long as it was considered “reasonable chastisement”. But the new law means that the defence of “justifiable assault” can no longer be used.

Harry Potter fans can ride the 'Hogwarts Express' through the Scottish Highlands

October 16, 2020 4:37 pm

The journey is believed to last four hours, so fans can spot locations such as the iconic Harry Potter Bridge, also known as Glenfinnan Viaduct

Harry Potter fans disappointed after commuter train blocks view of ‘Hogwarts Express’

October 01, 2020 11:22 am

People had gathered at the Drumry station in Scotland to see the steam train that featured in the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts Express.

SCOTLAND PHOTOS

Kumar Sangakkara breaks records as Sri Lanka cruise into quarters

March 11, 2015 9:24 pm

After a dominant performance in the drubbing of Scotland on Wednesday, Sri Lanka will now look to the quarters.

World Cup 2015: The Heroes from the Minnows

March 03, 2015 5:25 pm

We take a look at some of the biggest performers from the minnows in the first fortnight of the World Cup.

Afghanistan vs Scotland: In match of equals, Afghanistan snatch first World Cup win

February 26, 2015 4:22 pm

Afghanistan beat Scotland by 1 wicket in a dramatic match in Dunedin to claim their first World Cup win.

England vs Scotland: In match of neighbours, England beat Scotland

February 23, 2015 4:13 pm

We take a look back at a rather colour full day in Christchurch as England took on Scotland.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).