MSPs to be told of possible consequences of making universities public bodies
Former SNP leader says second vote is coming 'much faster' than he'd thought
Second Scottish independence referendum could come within five years if SNP decides 'circumstances' are right
Nicola Sturgeon says party's next manifesto would include timescale for vote
The Scottish independence referendum settled nothing – but rushing a second vote would be a zero-sum game for the SNP
Many Scots consider some Tory decisions not simply maladroit but brazenly offensive and inflammatory
Holyrood's First Minister insisted country would 'stand still' if it stayed part of UK
Chief Secretary to the Treasury issues warning as Scottish Government publishes white paper on independence
Forecast from Cabinet ministers follows announcement that protected Glasgow shipbuilding jobs while scrapping them in Portsmouth
Commons defence select committee unconvinced that proposed £2.5bn budget is enough for new Scottish defence force
Matthew Bell witnesses a tour de force by the convalescing TV presenter in Edinburgh
Dennis Canavan says the monarchy is 'a complete anachronism in a modern 21st century democracy'
Party's formerly comfortable majority shaved by more than 5,000 votes
The Liberal Democrats hit back at David Cameron today after he poured scorn on their opposition to the £25bn plan to renew Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system.
Scottish jibes fall on deaf ears as Lancaster cuts Foden and Joseph from Saturday's squad
The number of people aged over 65 living in the United Kingdom has passed 10 million for the first time with the proportion of 85-year-olds now the fastest growing section of society and up nearly a quarter in the past decade, according to new figures released from the 2011 census.
Independence plans for Scotland rely heavily on gas and oil revenue
Activists gather in Glasgow to try to steer breakway movement sharply to the left