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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. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96 mile border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. In addition, Scotland includes more than 790 islands; principally within the Northern Isles and the Hebrides archipelagos.

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British and Irish Lions to play on home turf 2021 [Video]

British and Irish Lions to play on home turf 2021

It is official, the British and Irish Lions will play in a curtain-raiser Testmatch against Japan in Scotland's own Murrayfield stadium next summer, on June26. It will be the first time the Lions have..

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Sturgeon announces extension to hospitality restrictions [Video]

Sturgeon announces extension to hospitality restrictions

Scotland's First Minister has said that restrictions on hospitality north of the border will be in place for a week longer than previously stated. The Scottish Government will publish a tiered system..

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Diverted coronavirus tests have caused discrepancies in figures, says Sturgeon [Video]

Diverted coronavirus tests have caused discrepancies in figures, says Sturgeon

Discrepancies in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in Scotland in recentdays are due to tests being diverted away from the UK Government’s LighthouseLab in Glasgow, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Support for Scottish independence soars to 58% in new poll [Video]

Support for Scottish independence soars to 58% in new poll

A record number of people now support independence for Scotland. A new Ipsos MORI poll puts the number of Scottish residents who want to leave the union at the highest level ever recorded.

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Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link [Video]

Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link

Nicola Sturgeon has advised Scots against travelling, singling out Blackpoolas “associated with a large and growing number of Covid cases in Scotland”. MsSturgeon also backs Welsh First Minister..

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Scotland's trawlermen look to Brexit to save their industry. [Video]

Scotland's trawlermen look to Brexit to save their industry.

On shore the Scots may have voted to remain in the EU. But out at sea they’re looking at Brexit as their saviour.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland's restrictions firmly rooted in scientific advice [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland's restrictions firmly rooted in scientific advice

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said new measures brought in by the ScottishGovernment last week are “tough but necessary”, warning half measures mightnot work. The tougher regulations, including..

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Sturgeon: Health and economy are not opposing objectives [Video]

Sturgeon: Health and economy are not opposing objectives

Nicola Sturgeon has said that the health of the nation and the economy were not "opposing objectives" but were "two sides of the same coin". Scotland's first minister was responding to the latest..

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Hospitality workers protest new Scottish restrictions [Video]

Hospitality workers protest new Scottish restrictions

Hospitality workers protest new Scottish restrictions Leftover ice from pubsand bars has been dumped on the street in Glasgow in a protest by hospitalityworkers. It comes as temporary restrictions come..

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Nicola Sturgeon admits ‘lack of clarity’ over new Covid-19 restrictions [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon admits ‘lack of clarity’ over new Covid-19 restrictions

Last-minute changes to tough new lockdown restrictions in Scotland to exemptsome cafes have created a “lack of clarity”, Scotland’s First Minister hasconceded.

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Scotland to close pubs and restaurants [Video]

Scotland to close pubs and restaurants

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What are the new Covid-19 rules in Scotland? [Video]

What are the new Covid-19 rules in Scotland?

Nicola Sturgeon has announced tough new lockdown restrictions focused onScotland’s hospitality sector as part of a “short, sharp” package of measuresaimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus...

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Steve Clarke changes plans after Covid-19 deprives him of three key players [Video]

Steve Clarke changes plans after Covid-19 deprives him of three key players

Steve Clarke turned quickly to plan B after Covid-19 deprived him of three keyplayers for Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel at HampdenPark on Thursday night. The national..

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Scotland's pubs and restaurants banned from selling alcohol indoors for 16 days [Video]

Scotland's pubs and restaurants banned from selling alcohol indoors for 16 days

Pubs, restaurants and cafes in most of Scotland are being barred from sellingalcohol indoors for more than two weeks as part of efforts to curb Covid-19,Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Five health board..

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Scotland faces 16 days of tougher Covid restrictions [Video]

Scotland faces 16 days of tougher Covid restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon has announced new, tougher lockdown measures to counter the spread of coronavirus in Scotland. The first minister said the new restrictions are intended to be a “short, sharp action..

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More coronavirus restrictions are 'possible' in Scotland [Video]

More coronavirus restrictions are 'possible' in Scotland

Scotland's First Minister is not ruling out any further restrictions for thenation, saying further limitations are 'possible' in Scotland in 'the nearfuture'.

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Rescue bid to herd whales out to sea before naval exercise [Video]

Rescue bid to herd whales out to sea before naval exercise

Wildlife volunteers have been attempting to herd a group of northern bottlenose whales out of a loch in northwest Scotland in hopes of luring them back into the open sea. The mission is urgent..

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Blackford urges Margaret Ferrier to 'reflect very carefully' on position [Video]

Blackford urges Margaret Ferrier to 'reflect very carefully' on position

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford believes that Margaret Ferrier has got to'reflect very carefully' on her position as an MP. Ferrier admitted breakingself-isolation rules by travelling to..

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Scotland postpones lockdown changes [Video]

Scotland postpones lockdown changes

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that changes to the ScottishGovernment’s routemap out of lockdown slated for October 5 will not go ahead.Speaking ahead of First Minister’s Questions on..

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Scotland records highest daily rise in coronavirus deaths since mid-June [Video]

Scotland records highest daily rise in coronavirus deaths since mid-June

The deaths of seven coronavirus patients have been recorded in Scotland in thepast 24 hours, the highest rise since mid-June. Nicola Sturgeon said thedeaths are a “very sharp reminder” of the..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Spread of coronavirus among older people rising [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Spread of coronavirus among older people rising

Coronavirus transmission among older groups is rising in Scotland, NicolaSturgeon has said. Ms Sturgeon told the Scottish Government’s coronavirusbriefing: “The majority, the quite significant..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Students not at fault for surging coronavirus cases [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Students not at fault for surging coronavirus cases

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted students are not to blame for a rise incoronavirus outbreaks, as she announced a record daily total of new Covid-19cases. Hundreds of students at universities across..

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High Court trials in Scotland set to begin with remote jury centres at cinema [Video]

High Court trials in Scotland set to begin with remote jury centres at cinema

The first trials using a cinema complex to host a jury will begin next week ina bid to address the court case backlog worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.Interview with Tim Barraclough, director of..

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Nicola Sturgeon: R number possibly as high as 1.6 in Scotland [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: R number possibly as high as 1.6 in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon said the R number in Scotland – the average number of otherpeople infected with the virus by each person with Covid-19 – could nowpossibly be as high as 1.6. Speaking at the start..

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Sturgeon announces record positive Covid test numbers [Video]

Sturgeon announces record positive Covid test numbers

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that a record total of 486 people tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours, Ms Sturgeon described the figures as "a real cause for..

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