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An uncertain future makes the Scottish referendum choice so difficult

The Scottish referendum is nearly upon us and the Yes/No propaganda machines are in overdrive. You cannot walk down the street, watch TV or go on Facebook without being harassed by campaigners. In my hometown of Glasgow it is almost intolerable.

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Scottish independence poll: Yes up after TV debate

A FORGOTTEN generation of Scots frozen out of politics will prove the secret weapon that sweeps Scotland to independence in the referendum, Alex Salmond has claimed. It came as a new poll suggests the race for Scotland's future is hanging in the …

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McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK – KOCO.com

On Wednesday, more than 120 business leaders, employing 50,000 people in Scotland, published an open letter in The Scotsman newspaper in which they said the "business case" for separation had not been made.

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The Scottish Castle in America and the Downton Abbey effect

A close friend and neighbour of Paterson, the multi-millionaire Carnegie would get a taste of Scotland from the US Blantyre when – as the first world war went on – he became too frail to travel to his own Scottish castle, Skibo. His wife Louise said at …

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Scottish independence: FM's 'mission million' hope

Scottish independence: FM's 'mission million' hope. First Minister Alex Salmond. Picture: Hemedia. by TOM PETERKIN. Published on the 31 August 2014 00:00. Published 31/08/2014 00:00. Print this. ALEX Salmond will today claim that a “Hampden Roar” of …

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Scottish independence plans 'amateurish' – general

Shirreff, who recently stepped down as Nato's deputy supreme allied commander Europe, has described the Scottish Government's proposals to break-up the British Army to form a Scottish Defence Force as “amateurish”, “unrealistic” and lacking clear …

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Scottish independence: Glasgow cabbie wages one-man war against the Better …

Others interviewed include Tommy Sheridan, the former Scottish Socialist MSP, and George Galloway, the Respect MP. Mr McGowan has not had Sir Paul McCartney in his cab yet. If he had, the former Beatle might have told him he supported continuation of …

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Ladies Scottish Open: Trish Johnson leads by six after two rounds

Trish Johnson extended her lead to six shots after two rounds of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links. The 48-year-old Englishwoman began with a 66 on Friday and followed that up with a 70 to double her three-shot …

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Scottish independence: Man arrested after votes 'for sale' on eBay

He has been reported to the procurator fiscal in relation to an alleged contravention of Schedule 7 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act. The Electoral Commission said the selling and buying of votes is illegal. A spokeswoman said it could lead …

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EXCLUSIVE: The secret sell-out of Scotland's NHS – Express

news, scotland, alex salmond, independence, referendum, pound, grooming, rotherham Alex Neil and Nicola Sturgeon have been urged to resign [Peter Devlin]. The angry response comes as this newspaper today exposes a …

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Acclaimed Scottish artist for Harrogate's Walker Gallery

Walker Galleries Contemporary is to host an exhibition by acclaimed artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE. Running from September 13-27, the new exhibition follows the success of their previous exhibition of this Scottish artist's work, including a show in 2012.

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Carina Contini of The Scottish Cafe: Venison

For example, the National Galleries of Scotland, providing free access to world class art all year round, are very close to our hearts at the Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, which is downstairs from it. Alongside the best produce, good principles guide …

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Cameron says he's 'nervous' over Scottish independence vote

"People can see the overwhelming opinion of businesses is that we are better off if the UK stays together," the prime minister told the Scottish Daily Mail. "But I do hear a lot of businesses say they are frightened to speak because when they do the …

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Scottish eBay users try to sell independence referendum votes

An investigation has been launched into the sale of Scottish independence referendum votes on eBay. The referendum takes place on September 18 to decide whether Scots wish to quit the United Kingdom or remain a part of it. Scottish Referendum vote for …

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Scottish women may swing the referendum vote with three weeks to go

Less than three weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence, the forces of nationalism have suddenly appeared on the final bend of the campaign race and are picking up the pace. One poll last week put the yes vote on 47%, but the "no" …

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Scottish independence: Campaigns focus on jobs and cost of living

Meanwhile, Better Together have published a report saying a "Yes" vote would cost Scottish families dear. It has examined the potential impact on energy bills, train tickets, pay slips, supermarket and credit card bills. The report said the cost of …

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Greg Tansey's thunderbolt beats Kilmarnock and keeps Inverness top

Aaron Doran and Greg Tansey combined to maintain Inverness's position as leaders of the Scottish Premiership after a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock. A largely dour game sparked to life with Doran's breakaway goal and a thunderbolt of a strike from Tansey …

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Scottish roundup: Mickael Antoine-Curier has County in spot of bother

Hamilton's fine start to the Scottish Premiership season continued as, conversely, Ross County remain without a single point so far, after five games. Goals from Martin Canning, Jason Scotland and a double from the penalty spot from Mickaël Antoine …

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Paul McCartney urges Scotland to stay in UK ahead of …

THE campaign to keep Scotland in the UK has brought in one of England's most famous and loved legends to sway voters, Sir Paul McCartney.

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Scottish independence: Sir Paul McCartney urges Scots No vote

"Sir Paul's signature, alongside Sir Mick Jagger's and those of tens of thousands of people from all over the country, shows that English, Welsh and Northern Irish people hope passionately that the Scottish vote to renew their bonds of citizenship with us.

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Ron Paul News: Scottish Secession and the Rise of UKIP …

Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England, and whether it represents a real populist anti-state uprising or just rightist politics. Andy skewers the strutting political class in London, and the charade of voting …

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David Cameron's Scotland visit presents problem for the no …

News · Politics · David Cameron … David Cameron is one of the best recruiters for the yes vote, says the Scottish National party, with his government's unpopular policies the focus of Yes Scotland's final campaigning phase.

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Live rugby: Watch London Scottish v Glasgow Warriors for FREE on Scotland Now

GLASGOW Warriors take on English Championship side London Scottish at the Athletic Ground on Saturday. Watch the match live and free on Scotland Now. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Glasgow Warrior's Tyrone Holmes in action against harlequins last …

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Saturday's Scottish football

We have five Scottish Premiership matches coming up at 15:00 BST. Aberdeen host Partick Thistle, Hamilton welcome managerless Ross County, high-flying Inverness take on Kilmarnock, there's an "Off the Ball derby" as Motherwell face St Johnstone and St …

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Scottish Independence Referendum: Poll shows Darling's debate mauling has …

Of the 1,001 Scottish residents over 16 who were surveyed, 47.6% said they were planning to vote No on September 18 – down from 50.3% three weeks ago, while support for independence rose from 37.2% to 41.6%. The number of Scots still undecided fell …

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Scottish island clan chief backs Yes vote

The Chief of the Clan MacNeil has given his backing to Scottish independence – claiming a Yes vote would deliver a “fairer future” for all. Unlike many modern-day clan chiefs, Rory MacNeil of Barra still spends much of his time in his ancestral island …

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Scottish cricketers bring World Cup trophy to Dundee

Members of the Scottish national team, who are playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup, posed with the trophy at Discovery Point on Friday. Players Craig Wallace, Preston Mommsen, Ally Evans, Gordon Goudie and coach Grant Bradburn also played an …

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Rhodri Morgan: The second Scottish Independence debate has left the No …

Then he could say to Clydeside Labour voters, “The only way you can protect your excellent Scottish public services from privatisation and austerity is to vote Yes because Labour is destined for another five years in the wilderness”. Well that pitch is …

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We Can Work It Out: musical legend Sir Paul McCartney

"Sir Paul's signature, alongside Sir Mick Jagger's and those of tens of thousands of people from all over the country, shows that English, Welsh and Northern Irish people hope passionately that the Scottish vote to renew their bonds of citizenship with us.

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Scottish Independence Debate Is Making David Cameron All 'Emotional And …

David Cameron has admitted he is "nervous" about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks. The Prime Minister's comments come after the results of the first poll since a second televised debate showed the No …

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Scottish independence supporters are 'bullying mobs', says MP Jim Murphy after …

The egg-throwing was condemned by the Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, who said he had been subjected to “road rage” intimidation from an opponent of independence. He added: “I don't make the death threats from a few daft people I've had an issue …

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Murray reveals his decision over Scottish independence vote

Andy Murray, who won gold for Great Britain at London 2012, has revealed what he would do over the Scottish independence vote. The 2013 Wimbledon champion, who took the top honours at the last Olympic Games representing Britain, previously …

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Scottish gold medalist Hannah Miley meets the man who reduced her to tears …

As he grieved for Elenor, Ken's spirits were lifted by watching Hannah defend the 400m medley title she won in Delhi and become the first Scot to win Commonwealth gold in a Scottish pool. He said yesterday: “The similarities were uncanny. Hannah even …

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Argyll News: Scottish National Party selects candidate for by …

With candidates already selected by the Conservative and Labour parties for the by-election in Ward 5, Oban North and Lorn, the Scottish National Party has now.

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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has told Celtic he wants to leave the Scottish champions. (Daily Express). But chief executive Peter Lawwell insists he will fight to keep the 23-year-old at Celtic Park. (Herald). Former Ibrox director Dave King has …

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