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Understanding Scotland's Historic Election Result

Jennifer Erickson | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Jennifer Erickson

The reality is that Scottish voters chose something markedly different than their English neighbors. But since more than 80 percent of UK voters live in England, the reality is that the UK will once again get the government that England votes for.

This Lassie's Love

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.14.2015 | Good News
Mary McLaurine

So, I thought ye might be a wonderin' Bout this Lassie's love she holds For a lad that swept her off her feet So here's the story told He speaks nary...

Thousands Sign Petition For North England To Join Future Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

An online petition calling for the north of England to join Scotland if it wins independence from the United Kingdom has been gathering signatures qui...

The Hidden 'Wild West Town' of Edinburgh, Scotland

Tom Moran | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Tom Moran

Back in 2005, Ulla's Amazing Wee Blog announced that one of the most unusual urban oddities in the Scots capital may not be long for this world. But despite this decade-old warning, Edinburgh's quirky Wild West Town is still very much with us.

Edinburgh's Imaginate Festival Leaves Kids to Their Imagination

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Widening a child's perspective on the world is part of healthy child-rearing and one way to do that is introducing music and performing arts, which is essential for development and stimulation.

British PM Rules Out Another Scottish Independence Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday ruled out giving Scotland another independence referendum despite spectacula...

Scottish Nationalists Warn British PM He Can't Ignore Their Landslide In Scotland

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | World

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland, May 9 (Reuters) - After sweeping almost all the seats in Scotland in Thursday's British election, the leader of the seces...

Nationalist Party's Triumph In Scotland Raises Possibility Of New Independence Referendum

Reuters | Angus MacSwan, Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

EDINBURGH/ABERDEEN, May 8 (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Friday held out the possibility of a new independence referendum ...

Maureen Ryan

'Outlander' Did Something Radical Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment

This post discusses the events of “Lallybroch,” the April 25 episode of the Starz drama “Outlander.” So “Outlander” just did something...

Goldman Prize Winners 2015: When Art Empowers Society, and So Much More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Once again, Goldman Prize awardees embody how single, determined individuals across the world can mobilize enough groundswell to conquer industrial Goliaths. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these 2015 superheroes form a fountain of inspiration for all of us, and their weblinks show how we can act.

Now You Can Search For The Loch Ness Monster Without Leaving Home

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weird News

You don't have to rent a boat to hunt for the Loch Ness Monster any more. You don't even have to travel to Scotland. Google mounted a Street View ...

Building Your Own Castle

Graham Milne | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Graham Milne

Writing, like any profession, is a road forked with unexpected turns and sudden drops and stops. On occasion, when you reach what you expect is the successful end, you discover abruptly that the princess is in another castle.

The Strangest of Bedfellows: How SNP and Tory Interests Will Align

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

We must understand this to understand the SNP's position. The SNP does not see itself as fundamentally-invested in the ideology of who wins at "Westminster." On the surface of it, if Scotland had to be governed from Westminster, they publicly declare that they would prefer a left-wing government.

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.

Dunsinane at the Wallis Annenberg

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

What is ostensibly an excursion into the troubled history between Scotland and England bursts forth into a universal exploration of the tragedies of war and occupation and the poignant complexities of culture and politics.

Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

Breathtaking Photograph Shows Meteor Streaking Over Loch Ness

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science

It was a “beautiful night,” says Scotland-based tour guide John Alasdair Macdonald. So he went outside with his camera to snap some photographs of...

How Britain Is Becoming an Isolated Island

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON -- Europe is once again divided between East and West -- only this time the fault line runs through the European Union. The eastern members -- most notably Poland and the Baltic states -- are clinging fast to the EU in the face of Russian aggression. At the other geographic and political extreme, the United Kingdom is threatening to walk out on Europe for good. Decisions being taken today on Europe's eastern and western peripheries are likely to shape a new balance of power.

How and When Did Golf Originate?

Quora | Posted 04.12.2015 | Sports
Quora

Many historians tie the origin of the game of golf back to the ancient Romans, or even the eighth-century Chinese. (Both had games that were similar, with a stick and ball). This is usually based on paintings or artwork showing people playing the game.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

Fracking Failures, Organizing Successes

Margie Alt | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

The best way to protect public health and the environment from this dirty drilling practice is to halt it altogether. And this week, an entire country and at least Pennsylvania's parks and forests finally got the protection they deserve.

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

Cargo Ship Sinks Off Scotland; 8 Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Eight crew members are presumed dead after a cargo ship capsized and sank north of Scotland. Rescuers have called off t...

Auld Lang Syne

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Melissa DeCastro

The New Year is upon us, and with it celebrations to top off a season filled with gatherings and music. The holiday season has months worths of songs, but on New Years we always turn to the song written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.