Scotland

Scottish Parliament stages protest vote against Brexit launch bill

Scotland's parliament voted by 90 to 34 against the Brexit trigger bill on Tuesday afternoon in reaction to their exclusion from the debate taking place in British parliament.

May, Kenny vow to protect Northern Ireland's open border after Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Monday vowed to protect economic links and avoid the return of a "hard" border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish leaders to demand greater Brexit role

Leaders of devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to demand a greater role in Brexit negotiations during a joint meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday.

Inquiry asks how Brexit will work in Scotland, N.Ireland and Wales

An inquiry into how Britain’s European Union departure will affect Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was launched on Friday.

Scotland issues plan to stay in EU single market after Brexit

Scotland's devolved government on Tuesday published a plan to remain in the EU single market, even if the British government decides to leave it during negotiations on the country's exit from the European Union.

Scottish village gets 384,000-pound gift from former German POW

A village in Scotland has received a gift of 384,000 pounds (489,000 dollars) from a German soldier who was held there as a prisoner of war during World War II, according to media reports Saturday.

Devolved governments, migrants' union to address Brexit legal appeal

The devolved governments of Scotland and Wales and a trade union representing migrant workers will be allowed to address a crucial legal appeal on how Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger Brexit negotiations, Britain's highest court said on Friday.

Supreme Court to hear government's Brexit appeal on December 5

The Supreme Court says it will hear the government's appeal on December 5 against a ruling that parliament must vote before formal negotiations begin on Britain leaving the European Union.

Scotland floats draft bill on second independence vote before Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched a draft bill on a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom on Thursday, saying she wants to protect Scotland's place in the EU single market, "even if the rest of the UK leaves."

Scottish leader to float bill on second independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday said she plans to publish a draft bill on a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom next week, promising to preserve a "progressive, outward-looking, internationalist Scotland."

Scottish boxer Towell dies of head injuries sustained in bout

Scottish boxer Mike Towell died late Friday in a Glasgow hospital of severe head injuries he sustained during a bout the previous day, his club said.

RBS says main office would move if Scotland were independent - BBC

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would move its main office from Scotland if the nation were to split from the UK after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, although moving domicile would not mean major job losses, the head of RBS has said.

May opens talks to keep Scotland's "special union" after Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May to her official Edinburgh residence on Friday, launching talks on Scotland's future with Britain following the latter's decision to leave the European Union.

May to open talks to keep Scotland's "special union" after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May plans to hold talks with Scotland aimed at preserving the country's "special union" with the rest of Britain on Friday following a June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.

Scottish leader: I don't underestimate challenge of staying in EU

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she does not "underestimate the challenges" that Scotland faces to stay within the EU after Britain leaves the bloc, but adds that she is "optimistic" following talks in Brussels.

Sturgeon plans Brussels trip, says "Scotland's voice will be heard"

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asked the devolved parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday to back a plan to protect Scotland's place in the European Union, saying she will travel to Brussels on Wednesday to explain her position to EU officials.

Post-Brexit crises deepen for Britain's two main political parties

Post-Brexit crises engulfing Britain's two main political parties deepened on Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to obstruct the ruling Conservatives' implementation of Brexit legislation, and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced growing calls to step down.

Brexit timeline: What happens next between Britain and the EU?

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has plunged the bloc into crisis, with a slew of meetings called to determine the next steps.

Scotland seeks to stay in the EU, prepares new independence poll

Scotland will fight to stay in the European Union and will therefore start preparing for a new vote on independence from Britain, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says.

Scottish pro-EU vote fuels speculation about new independence drive

The vote to leave the EU in this week's Brexit referendum quickly spawned talk of more referendums, including a repeat of one that nearly tore Britain apart two years ago: one on Scottish independence.

JK Rowling: Scotland will seek independence after Brexit vote

Scotland will seek independence following Britain's apparent vote to leave the European Union, says Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

England and France enjoy opening Six Nations victories

England opened their Six Nations campaign with a 15-9 victory over Scotland Saturday while France suffered a scare against Italy before prevailing 23-21 thanks to a late long-range penalty from Jules Plisson.