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Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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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. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96 mile border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. In addition, Scotland includes more than 790 islands; principally within the Northern Isles and the Hebrides archipelagos.

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Sturgeon joins NHS anniversary clap [Video]

Sturgeon joins NHS anniversary clap

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon applauded the NHS outside her home in Edinburgh as the National Health Service marks its 72nd anniversary. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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England requires no quarantine for travellers from 59 countries [Video]

England requires no quarantine for travellers from 59 countries

Scotland and Wales will not be pressured into following England's lead for now.

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Pubs reopen as Covid-19 lockdown relaxed in England [Video]

Pubs reopen as Covid-19 lockdown relaxed in England

The Cross Keys pub in London opened for the first time today as Covid-19 lockdown measures were relaxed in England. Customer Blair Sandison from Scotland was pleased to be having his first pub drink..

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Face coverings to be mandatory for shoppers in Scotland [Video]

Face coverings to be mandatory for shoppers in Scotland

Wearing face coverings will become mandatory in shops in Scotland from July 10, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.During the Scottish Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon also..

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No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running [Video]

No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running

Scotland has recorded no new deaths from people who have tested positive for coronavirus for a fourth consecutive day, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.Speaking at the Scottish..

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Glasgow stabbing attack: What we know so far [Video]

Glasgow stabbing attack: What we know so far

Six people are in hospital with stab wounds and a suspect has been shot dead by police following a knife attack in Glasgow, Scotland. Here is what we know so far about the incident.

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Police confirm Glasgow incident is not terror-related [Video]

Police confirm Glasgow incident is not terror-related

Police in Scotland have announced that a major incident in Glasgow city centre is not being treated as terror-related. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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Nicola Sturgeon 'shocked and saddened' by Glasgow incident [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon 'shocked and saddened' by Glasgow incident

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "shocked and saddened" by a major incident in Glasgow in which a suspect was shot dead and six people were injured on Friday. The matter is is..

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Sheriff courts start adapting to the new normal [Video]

Sheriff courts start adapting to the new normal

Sheriff courts across Scotland have implemented social distancing measures as they move to a post-pandemic justice system that is "certainly not business as usual".Covid-19 has forced the suspension of..

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UK enjoys hottest day but thunderstorms are forcast [Video]

UK enjoys hottest day but thunderstorms are forcast

The UK has basked in the hottest day of the year so far at the mercury rose to a scorching 33.3C (91.94F) at Heathrow Airport in west London. Scotland also had its highest temperature so far this year..

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Sturgeon announces further easing of lockdown in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon announces further easing of lockdown in Scotland

Pubs, hairdressers and cinemas will be able to open from July 15 if coronavirus continues to decline in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.Addressing MSPs in the Scottish..

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Is This The Best Evidence Yet That The Loch Ness Monster Exists? [Video]

Is This The Best Evidence Yet That The Loch Ness Monster Exists?

Is this the best evidence yet that the loch Ness monster exists? Steve Challice, from Southampton, says he was at Loch Ness in Scotland last year. He saw a “disturbance” in the water & managed to..

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Sturgeon: Two-metre social distancing rule unchanged in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon: Two-metre social distancing rule unchanged in Scotland

The two-metre rule on social distancing will remain in place in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said, though the Scottish Government has asked its scientific advisory group to review the measure...

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Sturgeon reiterates need to be cautious to avoid coronavirus second wave [Video]

Sturgeon reiterates need to be cautious to avoid coronavirus second wave

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned against a reckless approach to leaving lockdown as she pointed to Covid-19 spikes in China, Germany and South Korea. Speaking during the Scottish..

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Face masks become mandatory on public transport for Scots [Video]

Face masks become mandatory on public transport for Scots

Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport in Scotland as the country continues to ease its way out of lockdown. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Lockdown will be eased further in Scotland from Friday [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Lockdown will be eased further in Scotland from Friday

Lockdown restrictions are being eased further in Scotland, with people who live on their own or only with children under 18 able to form an “extended household group” from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon..

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Scotland moves to second phase of lockdown easing [Video]

Scotland moves to second phase of lockdown easing

Scotland will move to the second phase of its four-step plan to ease out of lockdown, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish Parliament. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Scotland [Video]

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Scotland

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland in the last 24 hours, the third time the figure has remained the same since lockdown began, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced. A total of..

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Temperatures in northern Scotland could reach 24C
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Mountain hares can now only be killed in Scotland with a licence

Roughly 26,000 mountain hares currently killed on grouse shooting estates every year
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Scotland, Wales call for extension to EU status quo transition

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'Amongst frontline staff there is unease at the lack of clarity on PPE availability, training and testing' findings of 2018 exercise state
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'I thought it was my fault' - Scotland keeper facing her fears 12 years after girlfriend's death

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Parts of Scotland to bake in 28C temperatures by Sunday
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UK weather: Scotland set for temperatures of 28C as sunny, dry conditions continue

Provisional Met Office figures suggest driest, sunniest May on record
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Playing non-contact outdoor sports in Scotland - including golf, tennis and bowls - will be allowed from Friday.
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Announcement likely to increase pressure on Boris Johnson to confirm probe into UK government's handling of crisis
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