News Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond presents the White Paper for Scottish independence

Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time

Rig gas leak plans 'progressing'

There has been "significant progress" towards plans to stop a gas leak on an offshore platform, the operator has said.

Christians 'should wear a cross' says Cardinal

Christians should wear a cross on their clothes every day as "a symbol of their beliefs", according to the head of the Catholic church in Scotland.

Nick Clegg urges 'no' to Scottish independence

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has urged Scots to say "No" to independence before working to achieve more devolved power within the United Kingdom.

Diana and Callist by Titian was yesterday rescued for the nation - for £45m

Artwork saved! But was it worth it?

A Titian masterpiece was yesterday rescued for the nation – for £45m. But should we have just let it go?

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi flies home to Tripoli

Minster pressed on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi claims

Scotland's Justice Secretary is facing demands to make a statement to Holyrood after it was claimed he sent a message to the Lockerbie bomber that he should drop his appeal against conviction to smooth the way for his compassionate release.

David Cameron challenged on independence offer

Alex Salmond has challenged Prime Minister David Cameron to “level” with the people of Scotland and answer three questions about his offer for more powers in return for rejecting independence.

Alex Salmond during First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament yesterday

'Progress' made in referendum talks, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond said "modest progress" has been made in talks with the Scottish Secretary about the independence referendum.

Alex Salmond accused over wind farm plan

US tycoon Donald Trump has written to First Minister Alex Salmond, accusing him of seeming “hell-bent on destroying Scotland's coastline” with wind turbines.

Alex Salmond unveils Scottish referendum question

First Minister Alex Salmond today unveiled his plans for a "straightforward" vote on independence which could see Scotland leave the United Kingdom.

Wales 'could be next to secede from Britain'

The United Kingdom is like the Titanic and it is now "just a question of how long it takes to sink", a senior Conservative MP claimed yesterday.

Alex Salmond to unveil independence vote plans

Alex Salmond will today unveil his Government's plans for a vote on independence for Scotland.

Good ship UK 'is sinking like the Titanic'

The United Kingdom is like the Titanic and it is now "just a question of how long it takes to sink", a senior Conservative MP claimed yesterday.

Spain could wield veto over Scotland's EU membership

Independence for Scots could embolden separatists in Catalonia and Basque region, Madrid fears

Mountain-top wind farm halted

Plans for a giant wind farm on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park have been rejected by councillors – who travelled 3,600ft up the mountains to see its potential impact for themselves, as reported by The Independent.

Alex Salmond during First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament yesterday

Alex Salmond seeks talks with Michael Moore

Alex Salmond has called for a meeting with the Scottish Secretary later this month to discuss the referendum on independence.

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