Scotland

  • Businessmen at Scottish-English border worry independence may complicate things for them 39 minutes ago

    Scotland is about to make a decision that could spell the end of the United Kingdom as we now know it. The impact of tomorrow's independence referendum is going to be huge. And the latest polls show a divided nation, where undecided voters could determine the future. Many business owners...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 47 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: What an independent Scotland could mean for the makers of Scotch 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    The uncertainty over referendum is causing concern for one of Scotland's most iconic industries, and one of its biggest exports. CNN's Max Foster explains what an independent Scotland could mean for makers of Scotch. ...
  • News 360: PM Modi raises border issue with Chinese President Xi 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Amidst repeated incursions by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over the issue in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi told Xi that it was important to address the border issue soon and the Chinese...
  • Watch: What the Scots feel about the referendum 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    Voting has begun in Scotland for the crucial referendum to decide whether to break away from the United Kingdom. Voters began queuing at polling stations from very early in the morning. With 4.2 million people registered to vote, this will be the largest electorate ever in Scotland. Up until Wednesday,...
  • Scotland votes on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge 27 minutes ago

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a...
  • Scotland votes on independence from United Kingdom 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    Edinburgh: Scotland voted on Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia. Some 97 per cent of eligible Scots, nearly 4.3 million people -- have registered to vote, underscoring the passions that the historic decision has...
  • How an independent Scotland will impact the farmers 7 hours 13 minutes ago

    Farmers in rural Scotland will be heavily impacted either way the votes goes. As CNN's Nic Robertson reports, their livelihoods are also on the line. Watch the video for more. ...
  • Watch: Scotland's currency dilemma 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    The people of Scotland will vote on Thursday whether to seek independence from the United Kingdom. In the final few days of campaigning for Scottish independence, currency is one of the big campaign battle-grounds. CNN's Nina Dos Santos takes a look at why it is causing so many disagreements. ...
  • Scotland's independence vote: How will the results come? 10 hours 34 minutes ago

    Edinburgh: Scots vote on whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom in a referendum on Thursday. Following are details on how and when the results are due. The vote The ballot paper will ask "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Voters will be asked to put a cross in either...
  • If Scotland votes 'yes', it will be the 35th new nation born since 1990 11 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: If Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom in Thursday's referendum, it will become the 35th nation to gain independence since the 1990. The end of cold war with the collapse of Soviet Union led to the creation of dozens of new countries in Europe and Asia. Lithuania...
  • 'Yes' or 'No' to United Kingdom, Scotland to decide today 14 hours 40 minutes ago

    London: Will the United Kingdom or Great Britain survive as one nation? It depends on the people of Scotland. Scotland is voting on Thursday to decide whether it should continue to be a part of the British Empire or whether it should declare independence. The world attention is on the...
  • Don't leave the UK: David Cameron's emotional appeal to Scotland 2 days ago

    Two days ahead of the referendum, UK Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal, begging the people of Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom. ...
  • Independence won't be a trial separation, but a painful divorce: PM Cameron to Scotland 2 days ago

    London/Aberdeen: Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the...
  • Scottish independence: Currency one of the campaign battlegounds 2 days ago

    In the final few days of campaigning for Scottish independence, currency is one of the big campaign battle-grounds. Scotland surrendered its coinage 307 years ago when it became a part of the United Kingdom. Now with the chance to reclaim its own sovereignty, there's one part of the UK pro-independence...
  • Nationalists march against 'biased' BBC Scotland vote coverage 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow today to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knife-edge vote. Demonstrators claimed that coverage by the British broadcaster has been biased against the separatist "Yes" camp, which wants Scotland to break away from the...
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce 4 days ago

    London: How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will...
  • Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls 4 days ago

    Edinburgh: The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence as three new polls on Saturday showed a slight lead for supporters of the union, but one saying the separatist campaign was pulling ahead. On the final weekend of campaigning, tens of thousands...
  • Thousands march for UK as Scotland vote nears 5 days ago

    Edinburgh: Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh on Saturday in a show of strength against Scottish independence, as campaigning ahead of the referendum entered its final weekend. Organisers claimed up to 15,000 people attended the march to show support for the United Kingdom, among them members...
  • Watch: Impact of vote for independence in Scotland on makers of Scotch 5 days ago

    Days ahead the independence referendum in Scotland, the uncertainty is causing concern for one of country's most iconic industries. Here is the impact of the vote on the makers of Scotch. ...
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result 5 days ago

    Glasgow: On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign. Talk on the street is of opportunity and a chance to create a...
  • UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote 6 days ago

    London: The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Chancellor George Osborne told BBC on Sunday that the government is finalizing plans to give Scotland "much greater" fiscal and tax autonomy...
  • Scottish referendum campaign switches focus to Glasgow 6 days ago

    Glasgow: Campaigners for and against Scotland's independence focused their efforts on Glasgow on Friday as separatist leader Alex Salmond said he was confident of victory despite a new poll showing the pro-UK campaign recovering lost ground. Salmond hit the streets under a leaden sky in the city with actor Peter Mullan,...
  • UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence September 10, 2014

    Glasgow: Spooked by recent polls, Prime Minister David Cameron and other British political leaders rushed north to Scotland on Wednesday, where Cameron begged Scots not to break his heart by voting to become independent from the United Kingdom. Cameron's personal plea aimed to keep the 307-year-old union between England and Scotland...
  • As scots eye independence, rest of UK gets nervous September 10, 2014

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England: All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week. There are teddy bears in Campbell clan tartans and shelves of shortbread from Scotland -...
  • Currency question at the heart of the Scottish debate September 10, 2014

    London: There'll be no going back if Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom on September 18. Opinion polls showing that may happen have prompted investors to sell off the British pound. If a knockout blow is dealt to Scotland's 307-year union with England, that selling could accelerate as the...
  • London: Scottish flag raised over Downing Street September 9, 2014

    London: The Scottish flag was hoisted over Downing Street on Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a fresh push to stop Scots voting for independence next week, although it fell down on the first attempt. The blue and white saltire made it halfway up the flagpole above Cameron's office before...
  • British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK September 9, 2014

    London: British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week, breaking up the United Kingdom. The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among Britain's ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government promising...
  • Poll shows rival Scottish independence camps neck-and-neck September 9, 2014

    Edinburgh: The rival campaigns in Scotland's fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday. The number of people saying they would vote "No" to independence had...
  • Queen Elizabeth II concerned over Scotland's independence from UK September 7, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II is very concerned that Scotland will vote for independence from the UK this month and is receiving daily updates on the situation, a media report said on Sunday. Buckingham Palace aides and ministers close to the 88-year-old British monarch told 'The Sunday Times' that the prospect of...