James Cusick

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.

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Gleneagles 18th hole

Ryder Cup 2014: How a kilt was put on Jack Nicklaus' course

The PGA Century at Gleneagles has received a makeover more in tune with its Scottish setting – and a dramatic 18th hole

Nicola Sturgeon and former boss Alex Salmond campaigning together. She is edging ever closer to SNP leadership

Scottish referendum: Nicola Sturgeon edges closer to SNP leadership following Alex Salmond's resignation

The chances of Nicola Sturgeon becoming the new leader of the Scottish National Party increased last night after Mike Russell, the Scottish Parliament’s Education Secretary, told The Independent on Sunday: “I will not be standing – I will be supporting Nicola.”

Alex Salmond has stepped down as Scotland's First Minister and the leader of the SNP

Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor

SNP leader's legacy secure as he steps down

Scottish referendum results: Calm and relief in the No camp as results dash Yes hopes

Complacent Better Together campaigners see silence received on doorsteps turned into hard votes as Yes fails to win in key areas

Voters come to Notre Dame Primary School polling station as the people of Scotland take to the poles to decide their country's fate in a historic vote

Scottish independence: Lacking the theatricality of the Yes camp, the No campaign quietly gets out its vote

If there was a contest for flag-waving and high-profile street campaigning, Alex Salmond’s Yes campaign will have already taken Scotland back from Westminster. But in Glasgow, Aberdeen, in Edinburgh, and elsewhere, the lower-volume and less visibly patriotic campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom concentrated on only one thing – getting out its vote.

Voters arrive at a polling station as the people of Scotland take to the polls to decide their country's fate

Scottish independence: At Glasgow's busiest polling booth, voters arrive in their hordes

No clear winner as 40% cast their votes before 3pm

Graffiti on a polling station in Dumbarton

Scottish independence: Polling station graffiti sparks accusations of voter intimidation during referendum vote

Police Scotland confirm reports of vandalism at Dumbarton polling booth

Gordon Brown makes his case for a No vote

Scottish independence - the NO camp: Gordon Brown’s last-gasp eulogy is an apology of biblical proportions

The former PM rediscovers his neglected fiefdom – and his passion

Scottish independence: Rupert Murdoch cools on SNP as he considers Scottish Sun’s stance

Mr Murdoch’s statements on Twitter yesterday made for uneasy reading inside the Yes camp

Darling campaigning for the union earlier this week

Scotland independence vote: ‘We will win' says Darling. 'I know that because I’ve seen the returns’

Head of Better Together campaign insists largest cities have not deserted the union

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