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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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Three brothers set new world records rowing the Atlantic

The Scottish siblings are the first three brothers to row any ocean and the fastest trio to row the Atlantic.
BBC News - Published

Six Nations: Saracens schedule 'ridiculous', says Scotland boss Gregor Townsend

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend describes Saracens' schedule as "ridiculous" and says it has affected his Six Nations squad selection.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Scotland


Storm batters train line on Scotland's west coast [Video]Storm batters train line on Scotland's west coast

Storm batters a train line in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Severe weather, high winds and sea spray are causing overhead wires to trip, disrupting service.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:23Published

Michael Gove says Indyref2 ‘is not going to happen’ [Video]Michael Gove says Indyref2 ‘is not going to happen’

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has said a second referendum on Scottish independence “is not going to happen”. Mr Gove described Nicola Sturgeon as a “one club golfer” who..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:30Published

Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon's plan for second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon's plan for second Scottish independence referendum

Boris Johnson has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's call for Holyrood to be given the power to hold a fresh vote on independence, saying in a letter to the First Minister: "I cannot agree to any request for a..

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

Highland cow causes hold ups on Scottish railway [Video]Highland cow causes hold ups on Scottish railway

Credit: Network Rail Scotland A highland cow causes commuter chaos in Scotland after it blocks both sides of the track during rush hour. The animal is later safely removed.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:21Published

Keir Starmer launches leadership campaign in Manchester [Video]Keir Starmer launches leadership campaign in Manchester

Keir Starmer has officially launched his Labour leadership campaign in Manchester. Speaking at the Mechanics Institute, the shadow Brexit secretary said: "We need to fight to regain our heartland..

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Boris Johnson on Scottish Independence during PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson on Scottish Independence during PMQs

Boris Johnson has been challenged about Scottish independence during the first Prime Minister's Questions of 2020. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:04Published

Pole dancing helps plus-size student love her body [Video]Pole dancing helps plus-size student love her body

A size 20 psychology student who has spent years battling with her confidence has finally learned to love her body – thanks to pole dancing. Emma Wallace, 24, of Fife, Scotland, spotted an advert for..

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Hollywood actor Brian Cox calls for second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Hollywood actor Brian Cox calls for second Scottish independence referendum

Hollywood actor Brian Cox has called for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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Edinburgh Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve [Video]Edinburgh Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve

Celebrations are already underway in Edinburgh, as the Scottish city prepares to see in the new year with a spectacular display of fireworks over its imposing skyline. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:45Published

£161 million EuroMillions winner from Scotland dies after short illness [Video]£161 million EuroMillions winner from Scotland dies after short illness

The winner of one of the UK's biggest Euromillions jackpots has died after a short illness. Colin Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the £161 million prize in 2011.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Michelle Heaton having Christmas in a castle [Video]Michelle Heaton having Christmas in a castle

Michelle Heaton's family are travelling to spent Christmas with her in Scotland, where she has been appearing in panto.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:17Published

Injured reindeer saved from being put down by physiotherapy to pull his first sleigh [Video]Injured reindeer saved from being put down by physiotherapy to pull his first sleigh

A couple of devoted animal lovers revealed how all their Christmases came at once when their beloved reindeer - who they feared would need to be put down because of a severely injured leg - was saved..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published

Michael Gove reaffirms government's opposition to 'IndyRef2' [Video]Michael Gove reaffirms government's opposition to 'IndyRef2'

Conservative minister, Michael Gove, has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's calls for a second independence referendum. He cited the 2014 vote as being the 'once in a generation' opportunity for Scottish..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:36Published

Sturegon calls on Johnson to allow second Scottish independence referendum [Video]Sturegon calls on Johnson to allow second Scottish independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she has published a "detailed, considered" case for a second referendum on independence. The SNP leader said that following last week's election victory..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory [Video]New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory

New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory

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Star Wars fans camp out on Hollywood Boulevard [Video]Star Wars fans camp out on Hollywood Boulevard

Avid 'Star Wars' fans were camped out on Hollywood Boulevard on Monday (December 16) to be among the first to see "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" when it opens for the general public in theaters..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Ian Blackford: Scotland has spoken on second independence referendum [Video]Ian Blackford: Scotland has spoken on second independence referendum

Boris Johnson has got his answer as to whether the people of Scotland want a second independence referendum, Ian Blackford has warned. The SNP's Westminster leader said that Mr Johnson must respect..

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British parties divided over Scottish independence [Video]British parties divided over Scottish independence

The leader of Scotland's ruling SNP says the UK's ruling Conservatives need to face up to the "reality" of a fresh referendum on Scottish independence. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published

Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland [Video]Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland

Boris Johnson cannot "bludgeon" Scotland into seeing the world in the same way that he does, Nicola Sturgeon has said. She spoke with the Prime Minister in a phone call on Friday following the election..

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Johnson Tells Sturgeon No New Scottish Referendum [Video]Johnson Tells Sturgeon No New Scottish Referendum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon are at odds once again. Johnson said on Friday there would be no new independence referendum for Scotland. He went on the say..

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Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain [Video]Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for unity on Friday (December 13) after he won a resounding victory that sets Britain on a fast-track course out of the European Union. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 03:03Published

Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election [Video]Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election

The SNP unseated Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson in a constituency in central Scotland in dramatic result.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:13Published

Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win [Video]Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for unity to heal the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plans second independence referendum bid [Video]SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plans second independence referendum bid

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish Government will next week publish a "detailed democratic case for a transfer of power to enable a referendum to be put beyond legal challenge". In a..

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Rugby League World Cup 2021: How will Thursday's draw work?

England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland will find out their 2021 Rugby League World Cup groups in Thursday's draw.
BBC News - Published

Cumbria's Eden Valley to see reintroduction of beavers

A beaver family will be brought to the Eden Valley from Scotland, where they are already in the wild.
BBC News - Published

U.K. PM rejects Scottish leader's request for independence referendum

u.k. pm rejects scottish leader's request for independence referendum
LONDON — 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...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Surgeon call for Scotland to hold second independence referendum

Boris Johnson has formally rejected a call from Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to hold a second independence referendum.
Independent - 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

Scotland claim men's XC title & England win women's event

Scotland's men battle through the mud at Kings Park, Stirling to win the Home Countries International XC for the first time in eight years.
BBC News - Published

Carlisle 'career beggars' from Glasgow removed by police

Cumbria Police says they target Carlisle because in Scotland they can be moved on more quickly.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: Warnings in place for the weekend as gale force winds and heavy rains set to spread

Warnings in place across Scotland, Wales and England as high speed winds and downpours scheduled
Independent - Published

Hundreds stranded on Scottish island after high winds and choppy waters lead to cancelled ferries

Main route from Arran to mainland closed on Sunday due to poor weather conditions
Independent - Published

UK weather forecast: Scotland and northern England brace for 75mph winds as Met Office issues warnings

Yellow warning issued as winds of up to 75mph forecast for Tuesday
Independent - Published

PDC Darts Championship: Michael van Gerwen to play Peter Wright in final

Defending champion Michael van Gerwen will play Scotland's Peter Wright in the PDC World Championship final on New Year's Day.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: Hottest ever late-December temperature as mercury hits 16.8C in Scotland

Scottish Highlands hotter than Cyprus at 3am with overnight high of 16.8C recorded in Cassley
Independent - Published

Rangers edges Celtic in Glasgow derby

rangers edges celtic in glasgow derby
GLASGOW, Scotland — The Scottish title race opened up further Sunday when Nikola Katic's header gave Rangers a 2-1 victory over leader Celtic in the derby between the Glasgow rivals. Rangers went two..
WorldNews - Published

Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute after £161m EuroMillions jackpot winner dies

Colin Weir – described by Scotland's first minister as 'true friend' of SNP – made £1m donation to independence campaign
Independent - Published

Irish PM refuses to rule out bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland

irish pm refuses to rule out bridge between northern ireland and scotland
Irish PM Leo Varadkar has refused to rule out Boris Johnson’s bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland (Picture: Getty) The Irish Prime Minister has refused to rule out building a bridge between..
WorldNews - Published

Call the Midwife: The real-life nurses who inspired Scottish adventure

The nuns swap Poplar for the Outer Hebrides in a Christmas special inspired by real "Hebridean Heroines".
BBC News - Published

The Scots girl adopted by singing cowboy Roy Rogers

How a girl from an Edinburgh children's home was adopted by a pair of Hollywood film stars.
BBC News - Published

Coldplay 'bodysnatched' our sound, says Travis singer Fran Healy

coldplay 'bodysnatched' our sound, says travis singer fran healy
Scottish pop star Amy Macdonald taught herself to play Travis song Turn on the guitar when she was about 12. "Nothing had as much of a profound impact on me as that album did at that time of my life,"..
WorldNews - Published

With the union in peril, disdainful Johnson is the last man to save it

with the union in peril, disdainful johnson is the last man to save it
Boris Johnson did not mention Scotland by name, but our disunited kingdom was a feature of his “blueprint for the future of Britain” on Thursday. What he described as the most radical Queen’s..
WorldNews - Published

Scientists in Scotland help develop world's first encryption system that is 'unbreakable' by hackers

New chip stores data as light which is then scrambled differently every single time information is sent onwards
Independent - Published

Successful 'non-beating heart' transplant a first for Scotland

successful 'non-beating heart' transplant a first for scotland
Mr Davidson, 59, from Loanhead, said his health had improved markedly since the operation earlier this year. Before the surgery he said he would get dizzy and breathless, he had no energy and could not..
WorldNews - 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

Sturgeon warns 'democracy will prevail' as SNP pushes for second referendum

'Scotland made it very clear last week it does not want a Tory Government led by Boris Johnson taking us out of the European Union'
Independent - 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

Could Scotland leave the UK... and stay in the EU?

The SNP wants Scotland to rejoin the EU as an independent state, but how could that happen?
BBC News - 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

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned' in UK

The Scottish first minister tells the BBC that if the union is to continue, "it can only be by consent".
BBC News - Published

'Absolutely' no prospect of second referendum on Scottish independence, says Michael Gove

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Conservatives trying to block independence vote of 'raging against reality'
Independent - Published

Scotland's campaign for a new independence referendum begins

Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party (SNP) will start their campaign next week for a second independence referendum - whether Westminster likes it or not. The SNP will be hoping the..
France 24 - Published

Battle against Brexit has not ended and Johnson's plans could still 'implode', says Ed Davey

Prime minister's willingness to alienate Scotland and Northern Ireland has made Lib Dems the party of the Union, says interim leader
Independent - Published

Nicola Sturgeon vows to confront Boris Johnson over Scottish independence as new SNP MPs assemble

First minister mocks PM over Friday call: 'I wasn't sure how much he'd had a chance to catch up with the Scottish results'
Independent - 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

This Matters: Why politics will never be the same

This election's been full of historic results - but what does the future look like for you, the parties and Scotland?
BBC News - Published

UK's Johnson tells Sturgeon there will be no new Scottish referendum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon on Friday there would be no new independence referendum and said the previous vote in 2014 must be respected.
Reuters - Published

UK's Corbyn, Sturgeon reflect on election results

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his party's policies despite Labour's general election loss. And Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said it was time for Scotland to decide..
USATODAY.com - Published

Speedy Brexit is on the agenda after big election win by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives

speedy brexit is on the agenda after big election win by boris johnson’s conservatives
LONDON — Exulting in his party’s sweeping election victory, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Friday to swiftly steer the country out of the European Union — a move his vanquished foes..
WorldNews - 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

'Clear message' on Scottish independence vote

The SNP makes big gains across Scotland, including the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
BBC News - 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

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