New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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Holyrood 2016 live blog: results and analysis

Our reporters are working throughout the night and tomorrow to bring you the results from every seat and list area alongside analysis of what they mean for the wider Scottish political landscape.

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Members of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee at the Land Reform Bill Stage 1 report launch

Reform bill is ‘missed opportunity’

The Stage 1 report from a Scottish Parliamentary Committee on the Land Reform Bill has been dismissed as a ‘missed opportunity’ by MSP Alex Fergusson.

Staff from the Ryan Centre Cafe, Stranraer with'manager, Ronnie Gibson and Environmental Health Officer, Linda Kain

Ryan Centre Cafe receive Eat Safe Award

The Ryan Centre Café in Stranraer has been recognised for its high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety with an Eat Safe award.

Joshua and Bethan Williams in their converted van

Couple join camp to help refugees

A young couple from Newton Stewart have decided to answer the cry for help from the refugees in Greece.


Referendum Day: Parliament has been focal point for many

Landmarks across the country have been adorned with campaign paraphanalia and the Scottish Parliament has been a gathering point for many.

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Referendum Day: We’re into the last hour of voting

It’s a day which has been long in the waiting for both supporters and opponents of Scottish independence and now it’s nearly over.


Referendum Day: Long queues outside some polling stations

Voters at Scotland’s polling stations reported that some ballot boxes were already full when they arrived, while others spoke of long queues.

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Referendum Day: Scots voting in their droves

Scots have turned out to vote in their droves as the nation decides whether or not it will end its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom.

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Voting has started in the referendum

Referendum day: Poll open for historic vote

The polls have opened on a historic day for Scotland as voters determine whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom.

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Chief Counting Officer Mary Pitcaithly will make the official announcement of the result in the Scottish Independence Referendum

Referendum countdown: Mary’s sure it’ll be alright on the night

The votes have been cast, the counting is over and Mary Pitcaithly has made the momentous announcement on Scotland’s future.

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Campaigners are making a final push for votes

Referendum countdown: Last-gasp rallying call to voters

Leading figures from both sides of the independence debate have made a rallying call to voters as the final day of campaigning takes place.

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Referendum countdown: Spanish Ayes from Catalonia

English teacher Marta Vallbona is gathering up pro-independence leaflets and checking off names on a list.

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Police are expecting a busy referendum day

Referendum countdown: Police change rest days for poll

Police Scotland has re-scheduled rest days for officers amid fears a high voter turnout could lead to long queues outside polling stations.

Both sides are going all out to pick up votes

Referendum countdown: Final day of campaigning under way

Rivals on both sides of the referendum debate will take to the streets today for one final day of campaigning before the historic ballot.

The English and Welsh want Scotland to remain in the union

Referendum countdown: English and Welsh back No vote

Almost two-thirds of adults in England and Wales want to see Scotland remain a part of the United Kingdom according to a new poll.

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John Swinney will be pushing the case for independence

Referendum countdown: Campaigners in final push for votes

Independence would bring either a “golden opportunity” or “separation and risk” rival campaigners will argue with just 48 hours until voters go to the polls to decide Scotland’s future.

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Alex Salmond was born and raised in Linlithgow (Picture: Michael Gillen)

Referendum countdown: First Minister back on home ground

First Minister Alex Salmond arrived in Linlithgow today to loud cheers from a crowd of Yes supporters assembled on the steps outside the town’s historic Burgh Halls.

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