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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. 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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Scottish university to pay 20 million pounds in slavery reparations

Scotland's University of Glasgow said on Friday it would spend 20 million pounds ($24.4 million) to make amends for the historic financial support it received from people who profited from the slave..
Reuters - Published

Mallinder quits England role to become Scotland director of rugby

Jim Mallinder is to leave his role as head of England's young player pathway system to become Scotland's new director of rugby.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Scotland

Children as young as four caught with knives at school [Video]Children as young as four caught with knives at school

Figures obtained by 5 News under Freedom of Information laws show a total of 1,144 knife possession offences in schools, where the suspect was a child, were recorded in England, Scotland and Wales last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

William and Kate will stay in a separate cottage from the rest of the royal family on their visit to Scotland [Video]William and Kate will stay in a separate cottage from the rest of the royal family on their visit to Scotland

Prince William and Kate Middleton are visiting the Queen and Prince Philip at their Balmoral estate in late August. The couple will be there at the same time as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Will and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Activists in Brexiteer masks warn no-deal could break Union [Video]Activists in Brexiteer masks warn no-deal could break Union

Young activists have gathered outside the Scottish Tory headquarters in Edinburgh to warn against the threat of a no-deal Brexit to the UK. The demonstrators from pro-EU campaign group Our Future, Our..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

What's next in Britain's Brexit whirlwind? [Video]What's next in Britain's Brexit whirlwind?

Boris Johnson faces three broad options when parliament returns in September - a Brexit deal, no deal, and/or a general election. Lucy Fielder and William James report.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:36Published

'SharkCam' captures lives of basking sharks in Scottish waters [Video]'SharkCam' captures lives of basking sharks in Scottish waters

The secret lives of basking sharks have been captured on camera by Britain's first autonomous "SharkCam" - an underwater robot that tracks their movements and behaviours as they gather in the Inner..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Man cycles through flood as rain causes travel problems in Edinburgh [Video]Man cycles through flood as rain causes travel problems in Edinburgh

A man was spotted cycling through a flood after heavy rain caused travel problems across Edinburgh and the east of Scotland. The video was taken at a roundabout near the city’s airport, just off..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Birth of Scottish wildcat kittens is sign of hope for species, conservationists say [Video]Birth of Scottish wildcat kittens is sign of hope for species, conservationists say

Wildcats are on the verge of extinction in Scotland, but the births of two separate litters recently have given hope to conservationists trying secure their future.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

‘SharkCams’ reveal secret lives of basking sharks in UK marine conservation first [Video]‘SharkCams’ reveal secret lives of basking sharks in UK marine conservation first

An autonomous ‘SharkCam’ has been used in the UK for the first time to observe the behaviour of basking sharks in the Inner Hebrides. The ground-breaking technology is set to reveal the secret..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:29Published

Two United Airlines Pilots Arrested In Glasgow For Trying To Fly While Drunk [Video]Two United Airlines Pilots Arrested In Glasgow For Trying To Fly While Drunk

CNN reports a flight from Glasgow, Scotland to Newark, New Jersey was canceled Saturday. The move came after two pilots were arrested on suspicion of being intoxicated. Police Scotland said two men..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Liverpool must hit last year's heights - Klopp [Video]Liverpool must hit last year's heights - Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told reporters that the first target for his side this season is to try and reach the level they attained last year.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:47Published

Britain PM visits Scotland, says Theresa May's deal is dead [Video]Britain PM visits Scotland, says Theresa May's deal is dead

Scottish government not alone in warning Johnson he is endangering the Union.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Johnson's Scotland visit exposes deep divisions over Brexit, independence referendum [Video]Johnson's Scotland visit exposes deep divisions over Brexit, independence referendum

Despite a cash pledge to boost growth, the new prime minister's readiness for a no-deal Brexit is under fire in the pro-EU nation.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Boris Johnson booed in Scotland as he arrives for Nicola Sturgeon meeting [Video]Boris Johnson booed in Scotland as he arrives for Nicola Sturgeon meeting

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside Bute House in Edinburgh ahead of their meeting. The Prime Minister was booed as he arrived for the meeting.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Johnson looks to improve ties on first visit to Scotland as UK PM [Video]Johnson looks to improve ties on first visit to Scotland as UK PM

Boris Johnson is looking to strengthen London's relationship with Scotland as he makes his first trip there as the UK prime minister.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:32Published

Sterling down as UK 'turbo-charges' no-deal plans [Video]Sterling down as UK 'turbo-charges' no-deal plans

The UK is "turbo-charging" its preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the UK's foreign secretary said on Monday - something that many investors fear would disrupt the global economy and send Britain into..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Game of Thrones inspired scotch boosts Diageo sales [Video]Game of Thrones inspired scotch boosts Diageo sales

Diageo , the world's largest spirits company, reported higher annual profit on Thursday, helped by growth across all its markets and the popularity of its "Game of Thrones" inspired scotch. Francis..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Polls show Scotland hostile to probable leader Boris Johnson [Video]Polls show Scotland hostile to probable leader Boris Johnson

Scottish party leaders believe Boris Johnson getting premiership to cause deeper rift between England and Scotland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Claire Richards: Steps 'not cool enough' for Calvin Harris collaboration [Video]Claire Richards: Steps 'not cool enough' for Calvin Harris collaboration

Steps singer Claire Richards has said she would like to work with Calvin Harris but that her group is not cool enough. The pop star, who is preparing to release a new album with the recently reformed..

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

The Queen meets a 'cheeky' duck at Edinburgh farm [Video]The Queen meets a 'cheeky' duck at Edinburgh farm

The Queen visited a city farm in Edinburgh where she met volunteers and was joined on a tour by a "cheeky duck who thinks she's a human". Concluding her week of royal engagements in Scotland with a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Queen Elizabeth arrives in Holyrood to mark 20th annivesary of Scottish Parliament [Video]Queen Elizabeth arrives in Holyrood to mark 20th annivesary of Scottish Parliament

Britain's Queen Elizabeth visited the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Scottish government. Rough cut ( no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

The Queen hails 'remarkable' Scottish Parliament as it marks 20 years of devolution [Video]The Queen hails 'remarkable' Scottish Parliament as it marks 20 years of devolution

Two decades after she officially opened the Scottish Parliament, the Queen said it is still "at the centre of Scottish public life". First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also told how legislation passed at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

 

Thomson to make debut as Scotland make 14 changes to face France

Blade Thomson makes his debut and Finn Russell returns as Scotland make 14 changes for Saturday's Test with France at Murrayfield.
BBC News - Published

Scottish castle goes up for sale for over £8m in East Lothian

Seton Castle was built with stone from a palace said to be Mary Queen of Scots' favourite retreat.
BBC News - Published

UK weather forecast: Bets off on August being wettest ever after month's worth of rain in one day

Scotland battening down hatches but downpours elsewhere set to retreat into showers
Independent - Published

Shelley Kerr: Scotland head coach regrets tearful team meeting

Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr admits she would "do things differently" in hindsight after players were reduced to tears at a meeting the day after they were knocked out of the World Cup.
BBC News - Published

We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
Reuters - Published

Scottish court to hear no-deal Brexit suspension case next month

A legal bid to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspending parliament to stop lawmakers blocking a no-deal Brexit will be heard at a Scottish court next month.
Reuters - Published

Four English women in Solheim Cup team

Suzann Pettersen is a surprise wildcard inclusion in Europe's Solheim Cup team to face the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland from 11-13 September.
BBC News - Published

Gordon Brown attacks John McDonnell over Scottish independence, saying Labour risks falling into 'nationalist trap'

Former PM also warns 'unionism appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion' with the rise of English nationalism
Independent - Published

UK travel: West Coast Mainline closed due to flooding between England and Scotland, says Network Rail

The West Coast Mainline has been closed due to flooding on the tracks between England and Scotland after heavy rain, according to Network Rail.
Independent - Published

Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

One sweet manufacturer is seeing sales of fudge, chocolate eclairs and toffees soaring in Iraqi Kurdistan.
BBC News - Published

Scottish Labour expresses 'serious concerns' over stance of Corbyn ally on independence

Angry row after John McDonnell says Labour will not block Scottish independence referendum
Independent - Published

Done deals - check out all the deadline day transfers

Track all the latest signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across the world.
BBC News - Published

John McDonnell refuses to back down from position on Scottish referendum despite growing Labour backlash

'I don't want to use parliamentary devices to block it,' shadow chancellor says
Independent - Published

UK's opposition Labour Party open to a Scottish independence referendum: McDonnell

Britain's opposition Labour Party should allow Scotland to hold another independence referendum if the Scottish parliament votes for one, the second most powerful man in the party said.
Reuters - Published

Labour would not block second Scottish independence referendum, John McDonnell says

'We would not block something like that,' says shadow chancellor. 'We would let the Scottish people decide'
Independent - Published

Nicola Sturgeon says meeting Theresa May was 'soul-destroying' and 'torturous'

Scottish first minister delivers brutal verdict on Tory PMs
Independent - Published

Glasgow scientists develop artificial tongue to tackle fake whisky

Scottish engineers have developed technology that can "taste" subtle differences between drams.
BBC News - Published

Scots favor independence from United Kingdom, Ashcroft poll shows

Scottish voters would back independence and they want another referendum in the next two years, a poll published on Monday showed, indicating that the United Kingdom could be wrenched apart shortly..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson: Majority of Scots back independence in shock poll days after PM's Scotland trip

Protesters booed and jeered the new PM last week when he met Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh
Independent - Published

Scotland would vote for independence: Ashcroft poll shows

Scottish voters would vote for independence from the United Kingdom, according to a poll by Michael Ashcroft, the first major published survey to show a lead for independence since March 2017.
Reuters - Published

Shetland murder: Woman found with 'throat slashed' on remote Scottish island

Tracy Walker 'was the best human being you could meet', says brother
Independent - Published

Nomme Kalju 0-2 Celtic (0-7): Scots ease through in Champions League

Celtic will play Romanian side Cluj in the Champions League third qualifying round after completing a comprehensive 7-0 aggregate win over Nomme Kalju.
BBC News - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon thinks UK PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Rape victims to give video statements for first time as Scotland overhauls justice system

'We hope this initiative signals a step-change in truly addressing this most heinous of crimes,' says campaigner
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson set for Brexit deadlock after admitting no progress made with EU withdrawal agreement

New PM was booed in Scotland, where first minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was clear he was pursuing a 'hardline' no-deal outcome
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson booed by some people as he meets Scotland's Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson booed and heckled on visit to Scotland

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson made clear her opposition to a no-deal Brexit
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: PM set to avoid public on visit to Scotland, amid dire no-deal Brexit warnings and direct rule admission

Follow live updates from Westminster
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson heads to Scotland as local leader attacks no-deal Brexit

Britain's Boris Johnson will make his first visit to Scotland as prime minister on Monday, his office said, as his Conservative Party's leader there said she would refuse to support a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Women's U19 European Championship: France 2-1 Germany

Watch highlights as France beat Germany 2-1 to win the women's European Under-19 Championship in Scotland.
BBC News - Published

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson goes to war with Boris Johnson: 'I won't support no-deal Brexit'

Warning follows Michael Gove's remarks that government is 'operating on assumption' of UK exiting EU without a deal
Independent - Published

Scotland's leader tells UK PM Johnson: we want an independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that she would continue preparations for an independence referendum because his Brexit plans would hurt the Scottish economy.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: MPs and peers taking legal action to stop Boris Johnson from suspending Commons to allow no deal

Cross-party group of parliamentarians want Scottish court to rule before MPs return to Westminster in September
Independent - Published

Scottish government demands Home Office help to tackle 'tragic' drug deaths epidemic

MSP calls on Sajid Javid to hold urgent meeting after figures reveal deaths caused by drugs rose by more than a quarter last year – a higher rate than anywhere in Europe
Independent - Published

Owners of 'largest puppy farm in Scotland' who burnt dog corpses in van convicted of animal cruelty

All 87 dogs, and rabbits and ferrets found in raid now in new homes
Independent - Published

Netball World Cup 2019: Scotland rescue a draw against Trinidad & Tobago

Watch a dramatic finale as Scotland rescue a draw in the dying seconds against Trinidad & Tobago at the Netball World Cup.
BBC News - Published

'Incredibly rare rainbow' photographed in Highlands

BBC Weather presenter Simon King says the sighting in Scotland has caused some 'head scratching'.
BBC News - Published

Patricia Henry: Man charged over death of mother who vanished in Scotland

'Although Police Scotland has carried out extensive enquiries, we have yet to find her body'
Independent - Published

Scotland now worst place in EU for drug deaths after sharpest rise in recorded history

Experts say 'shocking' figures raise 'serious concerns' about response to opioid addiction, a factor in 86 per cent of cases
Independent - Published

Netball World Cup 2019: Uganda 52-43 Scotland

Scotland progress to the second stage of the Netball World Cup, despite losing 52-43 to Uganda in their final preliminary round encounter.
BBC News - Published

Netball World Cup 2019: England beat Scotland to progress in Liverpool

England make sure of their place in the second stage of the Netball World Cup by beating Scotland 70-34 in Liverpool.
BBC News - Published

Netball World Cup: Test your knowledge of the sport

The Netball World Cup starts in England on Friday, with Scotland playing their opening game against Samoa, but we want to test your knowledge of this fast-growing sport.
BBC News - Published

Man found dead at Glasgow mosque as police seal off building

Body discovered inside Scotland's largest mosque
Independent - Published

Netball World Cup: England, Scotland & NI stars try Scouse phrases

England, Scotland and Northern Ireland's netball stars try their hand at Scouse phrases before the World Cup in Liverpool.
BBC News - Published

Two baby beavers filmed in Cropton Forest

The babies - known as kits - were born to Eurasian beavers moved to Yorkshire from Scotland.
BBC News - Published

15-year-old girl killed by driver 'racing' on wrong side of road

Police arrest man, 20, in connection with collision in Paisley, Scotland
Independent - Published

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