Scotland

  • Don't leave the UK: David Cameron's emotional appeal to Scotland 16 hours 45 minutes 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 16 hours 57 minutes 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 17 hours 20 minutes 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • UK promises Scots more powers if they reject independence September 7, 2014

    London: The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans...
  • Germany open Euro 2016 qualifying campaign September 7, 2014

    Berlin: World Cup winner Germany open their 2016 European Championship qualification campaign against Scotland in Dortmund on Sunday, hopeful of taking the first step towards back-to-back titles. Scotland are arguably fighting out with Poland and Ireland for second place in Group D, though third place would also leave open the...
  • Watch: How a young woman from Scotland joined ISIS September 5, 2014

    The ISIS threat is growing by the day and attracting fighters from across countries. Britain estimates nearly 500 of its citizens have gone to fight in Iraq and Syria. There are also many women enlisting in the terror group. CNN reports on how a young woman from Scotland was lured...
  • Germany call up forward Sidney Sam for Scotland match September 4, 2014

    Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Schalke forward Sidney Sam for a European Championship qualifying match against Scotland. Loew called up Sam after Germany lost to Argentina 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday. Germany will be without Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as well as Mats Hummels and Mesut Ozil for...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team finish 5th in Glasgow August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team defeated hosts Scotland 2-1 in the 5-6 position classification match to end fifth at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. While the first half was a showcase of great defensive skills along with counter-attacks by India, it was only in the second half that the forwards,...
  • CWG 2014: India thrash Scotland 6-2 in men's hockey July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: India dished out a dominating performance to notch up a 6-2 victory over hosts Scotland in a Pool A match in the men's hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Ranked ninth in the world, India went on a goal-spree as they rode on the scores from Gurbaj Singh...
  • Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship July 5, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • England beat Scotland by 39 runs in rain-hit ODI May 10, 2014

    Aberseen, Scotland: England's new era under coach Peter Moores began with a 39-run win over Scotland in a rain-blighted one-day international that was reduced to 20 overs a side on Friday. After the start was delayed by more than five hours, Alastair Cook (44) and Ian Bell (50) shared an 83-run...
  • Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer eyes England scalp May 9, 2014

    Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer wants his side to follow the example of the Netherlands and Ireland by becoming the latest non-Test nation to beat England. The Scots face England in a one-day international (ODI) in Aberdeen on Friday. It will be the match that launches Peter Moores's second spell as...
  • Dav Whatmore to help 2015 World Cup minnows May 8, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that Australian coach Dav Whatmore will help Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and the UAE prepare for the 2015 World Cup as part of the world body's High Performance Programme (HPP). Whatmore, who has previously coached Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will work closely with...