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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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Scotland fly-half Russell could miss Six Nations after leaving training camp

Influential fly-half Finn Russell will not play in Scotland's Six Nations opener against Ireland next Saturday after "a breach of team protocol", Scottish Rugby have confirmed.
BBC News - Published

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

Videos for Scotland


Six Nations: Scotland in profile [Video]Six Nations: Scotland in profile

A look at the Scotland team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, as they look to improve on a disappointing showing at the World Cup.

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Gordon Brown calls for more regional powers post-Brexit [Video]Gordon Brown calls for more regional powers post-Brexit

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is calling for a Forum of the Nations and Regions to prevent power being centralised in London after Brexit, as he warns 'cosmetic changes' may see Scotland pursue..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:29Published

Local fish species in U.K. waters predicted to decline by 2050 [Video]Local fish species in U.K. waters predicted to decline by 2050

A new report has predicted that cold-water fish species in British waters may be replaced with warm-water species as sea temperatures continue to rise.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:00Published

Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31 [Video]Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31

On January 31, a special Cabinet meeting will take place outside London, with ministers to meet in a venue in the north of England. They will discuss the PM’s "levelling up" agenda and how the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:03Published

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

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:22Published

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

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.

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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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

 

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

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

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

UK PM Johnson rejects Sturgeon's request for independence referendum powers

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.
Reuters - 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

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

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

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

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

Defying PM Johnson, Scottish leader steps up battle for independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will consider "all reasonable options" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to stop her from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, she said on..
Reuters - 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

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

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

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

With a roar, Scotland's Sturgeon cheers win against LibDem leader

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on..
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon says general election has 'strengthened' mandate for Scottish independence vote

Boris Johnson has 'no right' to take Scotland out of the EU against its will, says SNP First Minister
Independent - Published

Scotland must be given new independence vote: Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

No case for new Scottish independence vote if UK exit poll right: Gove

Another Scottish independence referendum would damage Scotland and the United Kingdom even if Scots have overwhelmingly voted for the nationalists that favor such a poll, British minister Michael Gove..
Reuters - Published

UK weather forecast: Nation to be hit with rain, strong winds and snow in parts across the week

Northern parts of England, Wales and some of Scotland could see snow on Sunday morning
Independent - Published

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