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The Hay Festival: What's It All About?

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
Trisha de Borchgrave

The sun was shining, for the first time in six years, on the Hay Festival's final weekend, and Wales was spectacularly beautiful.

Scottish Nationalist Leader To Resign

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a...

Scots Say No

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

By Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a...

Scotland Decides

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the...

Pictures: Scots Take To The Polls

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Polling stations have opened across Scotland today in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England. ...

On September 18, the Silent Majority in Scotland Should Say No With Pride

David Miles | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
David Miles

For those of us who consider British-ness and Scottish-ness to be important elements of who we are as individuals, there is a horrible sense of foreboding about the current debate and the likely consequences of separation.


AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matt...

5 Reasons Why Many Scots Will Vote For Independence

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence could mark the end of the United Kingdom, a 307-year-old sovereign state made up of England, Scotland...

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Scotland Is Stronger Within the United Kingdom

Michael K. Moore | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Michael K. Moore

America too is made up of states and people with diverse identities and origins, bound together in a Union. Each of those states is immeasurably stronger and more prosperous in the Union than it would be in its own.

Scotland And UK To Set Out Independence Vote

AP | BEN McCONVILLE and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland — It's not a meeting David Cameron is likely to enjoy. The British prime minister is due to visit the leader of Scotland's ...

The Bully and the Business Man

Monika Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

How much human misery and suffering will it take before we finally come together as citizens and incorporate a higher moral ethic into the pursuit of profit once and for all?

Do Scottish Teenagers Really Care About Independence?

Tallia Storm | Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen
Tallia Storm

When I discovered that the Scottish government was pushing for 16 and 17-year-olds to have the vote, I was horrified. Why do we want teens to decide on our government without knowledge?

Scotland Calls For Vote On Independence

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

LONDON — Breaking up is supposed to be hard to do – but Britain's government confirmed Tuesday it would happily offer Scotland the powers ...

Scotland To Vote On Independence

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

LONDON -- Breaking up is supposed to be hard to do - but Britain's government confirmed Tuesday it would happily offer Scotland the powers it needs to...

Plan Unveiled To Turn Scotland Into 'World's First Hydro-Economy'

The Guardian | Severin Carrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The state-owned utility Scottish Water is to be given new powers to build windfarms, hydro schemes and "green" power stations in partnership and compe...

Lockerbie Release Threatens Scottish Relations With U.S.

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland's justice minister on Monday defended his much-criticized decision to free the Lockerbie bomber, as the U.S. Stat...

Scottish leader defends Lockerbie bomber release

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Scotland's government defended itself Sunday against unrelenting criticism from the U.S. over the decision to free the Pan Am Flight 10...