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A Scottish Labour Wipeout – The independence generation’s next step?

A Scottish Labour Wipeout – The independence generation’s next step?

  Make no mistake, the Labour Party in Scotland are worried – very worried. In 2007, the Scottish National Party finally beat their main rival and Alex Salmond successfully steered a minority nationalist government through a term which his Unionist opponents were determined, yet failed, to crush. It was a master class compared to what Holyrood had seen before from previous administratio... »

New report shows Scotland’s oil reserves worth ‘trillions’

An astonishing new report shows that Scotland’s oil and gas wealth may be worth over 100% of previous estimates. The investigation undertaken by independent North Sea oil and gas industry experts and oilandgaspeople.com, the world’s largest oil and gas industry jobs board finds that extractable reserves on the West Coast alone could produce oil and gas for 100 years and be worth £1 trillion.... »

Alex Salmond

‘U-turn now Alex, it’s not too late!’

‘U-turn now Alex, it’s not too late!’ by Alex Porter With only weeks to go until Scots go to the polls in Scotland’s independence referendum there is one simple fact that stands out above all the clutter of debate – the NO side is winning. That is the key fact that Yes strategists are well aware of. The question for Yes campaigners then is: what can be done about it? Well, SNP leader Alex Salmond’... »

Welcome to the new-look Scottish Times

Our iphone friendly news site is just the first in a string of exciting features coming your way. ST is proud to be taking pro-Scotland news global. We are reaching out to Scots abroad and our fellow global citizens so that they can get the latest Scottish and referendum news 24/7 whether they are at the office or on a bus or train anywhere in the world. What we at ST are really excited about thou... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called directly on the American people and their politicians to show caution on Syria Scottish News: News in Scotland – Thursday Mail privatisation will not deliver for Scotland, blasts SNP and Greens After the Westminster confirmed the sell off of Royal Mail, SNP MP Mike Weir has warned: “This is a deeply flawed Westminster decision, which threaten... »

Ulster Scots

Ulster Scots

Scots Irish and the divided Scottish mind by John Fitzpatrick       I was recently reading Charles Frazier´s novel “Cold Mountain”, a fine piece of writing that has become a classic of modern American literature since it was published in 1997. It is about a wounded Southern soldier during the Civil War – or War of the States if you prefer* – who turns his back on the battlefield and heads back acr... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

SNP minister Aileen Campbell believes that Scots can decide if they want to retain the monarchy Scottish News: News in Scotland – Monday SCOTLAND Scots can decide on future of monarchy, says SNP minister It is up to the people of Scotland to decide if they prefer a monarchy or to opt for a republic according to Aileen Campbell – the SNP minister for children and young people. Ms Campbe... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Chancellor George Osborne claims to be “staggered” by the lack of detail relating to Scottish independence Scottish News: News in Scotland – Friday SCOTLAND Independence: SNP accused of being “amateurs” of referendum campaign Chancellor George Osborne has said he is “staggered” by the lack of detail coming from the SNP’s independence campaign. A Whit... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Scots must balance the risk of remaining part of declining Britain against the unknown opportunities of political independence Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday (53) SCOTLAND Independence: being part of Britain has meant “unprecedented” cuts, IFS shows As Scots go to the polls next year to decide if they want to keep the political Union with the rest of the UK they will... »

Scottish independence: a question of logic

Scottish independence: a question of logic

    Opinion by Alex Robertson   THERE IS an old trick used in Logic and mathematics to establish if a proposition is true or not by first assuming the proposition is true and then examining the consequences, If one of the consequences can be proved to be untrue, then it follows that the original proposition is itself untrue. That trick fell into my mind when I began to suspect that there is anothe... »

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