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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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UK PM Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country's will.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence vote: Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "focus on reality" and recognize that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given a mandate for a second independence referendum, Scottish First..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Scotland


British parties divided over Scottish independence [Video]British parties divided over Scottish independence

The leader of Scotland's ruling SNP says the UK's ruling Conservatives need to face up to the "reality" of a fresh referendum on Scottish independence. David Doyle reports.

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Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland [Video]Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland

Boris Johnson cannot "bludgeon" Scotland into seeing the world in the same way that he does, Nicola Sturgeon has said. She spoke with the Prime Minister in a phone call on Friday following the election..

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Johnson Tells Sturgeon No New Scottish Referendum [Video]Johnson Tells Sturgeon No New Scottish Referendum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon are at odds once again. Johnson said on Friday there would be no new independence referendum for Scotland. He went on the say..

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Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain [Video]Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for unity on Friday (December 13) after he won a resounding victory that sets Britain on a fast-track course out of the European Union. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election [Video]Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election

The SNP unseated Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson in a constituency in central Scotland in dramatic result.

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Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win [Video]Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for unity to heal the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plans second independence referendum bid [Video]SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plans second independence referendum bid

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish Government will next week publish a "detailed democratic case for a transfer of power to enable a referendum to be put beyond legal challenge". In a..

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Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP's post-election plans [Video]Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP's post-election plans

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks in Edinburgh of a "watershed moment" in politics. She sheds light on how she plans to secure a second independence referendum. Report by Woodsli. Like..

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Why Liberals Flopped In The UK [Video]Why Liberals Flopped In The UK

The Liberal Democrats are reeling after a disastrous general election performance. The party has failed to add to the number of seats it won at the last election. Jo Swinson has resigned as leader..

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UK General election: "The Scottish voice is not heard at Westminster" [Video]UK General election: "The Scottish voice is not heard at Westminster"

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Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt [Video]Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

Britain's election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism. Could it could spell the end of the United Kingdom? Ciara Lee reports

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New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory [Video]New independence vote looms in Scotland after nationalists' crushing victory

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

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Scotland must get independence vote, says Sturgeon [Video]Scotland must get independence vote, says Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Jo Swinson warns of 'nationalism' after losing seat [Video]Jo Swinson warns of 'nationalism' after losing seat

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her seat in Dunbartonshire East to the Scottish National Party candidate Amy Callaghan and warned of a rise in nationalism on both sides of the England-Scotland..

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Sturgeon: Scotland has sent a strong message [Video]Sturgeon: Scotland has sent a strong message

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland has sent a "very strong message" following her party's successful performance in the 2019 General Election. The Scottish First Minister said that Scotland..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:34Published

Jo Swinson leaves home for Dunbartonshire East count [Video]Jo Swinson leaves home for Dunbartonshire East count

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has departed her home in Dunbartonshire East for the overnight General Election count. The constituency hangs in the balance as the SNP are expected to make gains in..

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What About The Scottish Independence Vote? [Video]What About The Scottish Independence Vote?

Many believe another Scottish independence referendum would damage Scotland and the United Kingdom. Scots have overwhelmingly voted for the nationalists that favor such a poll in the past. Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Exit poll predicts a large Conservative majority [Video]Exit poll predicts a large Conservative majority

The exit poll has revealed that the Conservatives are on course to take a majority of 368 seats over Labour's 191. Tens of thousands of voters across the country took part in the polls which are..

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Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson casts her vote in election [Video]Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson casts her vote in election

The leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson voted on Thursday in her constituency of East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The polls are open until 10pm on Thursday evening.

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Jo Swinson casts her vote in Scotland [Video]Jo Swinson casts her vote in Scotland

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson arrives to vote in Scotland. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:17Published

Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote in Glasgow [Video]Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote in Glasgow

First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote in the General Election. She was joined by her partner, Peter Murrell, as well as the SNP's Glasgow East candidate David Linden...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

Nicola Sturgeon arrives to vote in the 2019 General Election [Video]Nicola Sturgeon arrives to vote in the 2019 General Election

First Minister of Scotland and the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arrives to vote in the 2019 General Election in Scotland. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:23Published

 

UK's Johnson says no to Sturgeon's Scottish referendum demand

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday he would not support her plan for a second independence referendum, clashing just hours after the two leaders..
Reuters - Published

UK's Corbyn, Sturgeon reflect on election results

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his party's policies despite Labour's general election loss. And Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said it was time for Scotland to decide..
USATODAY.com - Published

Now is the time for Scotland to decide, SNP's Sturgeon says

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday it was now time for the country to decide its future and that her administration would make the case next week for full legal powers to call..
Reuters - Published

Victory for nationalism: Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

The election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism - and it could spell the end of the United Kingdom.
Reuters - Published

With a roar, Scotland's Sturgeon cheers win against LibDem leader

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on..
Reuters - Published

Scotland must be given new independence vote: Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

No case for new Scottish independence vote if UK exit poll right: Gove

Another Scottish independence referendum would damage Scotland and the United Kingdom even if Scots have overwhelmingly voted for the nationalists that favor such a poll, British minister Michael Gove..
Reuters - Published

Officer plays it 'cool' as runaway truck rolls onto patrol car

A police officer had lucky escape on the A1 near East Linton, Scotland.
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Top candidates vote in British election

Britain is holding a parliamentary election Thursday, with voters deciding who they want to resolve the Brexit stalemate. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Scotland's First..
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Whale found dead with a 220-pound 'huge ball' of garbage in its stomach

The whale, nearly 46 feet long and weighing around 26 tons, washed up on the shore of Seilebost Beach in Scotland's Isle of Harris.
USATODAY.com - Published

SNP would enter 'less formal arrangement' with Labour: Scottish first minister

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday the Scottish National Party would only ever enter into a "less formal arrangement" to support a minority government formed by the main..
Reuters - Published

No Scottish referendum in first term if Labour wins: Corbyn

A Labour government would not grant a referendum on Scottish independence in the first term if it is elected, leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Almanac: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

On November 10, 1871 the Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who'd disappeared in Africa while searching for the source of the Nile, was found by Henry Stanley, a reporter for the New York Herald...
CBS News - Published

UK Labour says 'no deals' as SNP urges new Scottish independence vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it is not doing any deals as the Scottish National Party (SNP) set a second independence vote as a condition for backing Labour if next month's general..
Reuters - Published

Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'

Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another..
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says to demand powers for new independence referendum

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she would make a demand before Christmas for the powers to hold another independence referendum.
Reuters - Published

Almanac: Andrew Carnegie

On November 25, 1835, the steel industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland. Lee Cowan reports.
CBS News - Published

Encyclopedia Britannica: All the world at your fingertips

Two hundred and fifty years ago, in Edinburgh, Scotland, a printer, an engraver, and an editor teamed up to produce the first Encyclopedia Britannica, which contained scholarly essays and short..
CBS News - Published

The Isle Of Eigg

Just off Scotland, a tiny island with one main road is a testament to human independence. Steve Kroft reports.
CBS News - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Canada's Bloc Quebecois leader says proximity to Scottish, Catalan people 'good news'

The leader of Canada's Bloc Quebecois, a separatist party in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec which was revitalized in Monday's election, said on Tuesday that being aligned with..
Reuters - Published

Scottish court delays decision on whether UK PM Johnson obeyed law

Scotland's top court has delayed a ruling on whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully obeyed a law which demanded he request a delay to Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Scottish court asked to delay ruling on PM Johnson's Brexit extension request

Anti-Brexit campaigners said they would ask a Scottish court on Monday to delay its ruling on a legal challenge that sought to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to comply with a law requiring him to..
Reuters - Published

Scottish court rejects bid to declare Johnson's Brexit deal unlawful

A Scottish Court rejected on Friday a case which argued that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal was unlawful as it contravenes tax legislation.
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Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
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UK minister: PM will abide by pledge to write Brexit delay letter

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said the government would comply with assurances given to a Scottish court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would write a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too

The Trumps have criticized Hunter Biden for doing business overseas while his father was vice president. Last month, the Trumps won approval in Scotland to build 500 homes.
NYTimes.com - Published

SNP to back Labour UK government only with Scottish independence vote: FT

The Scottish National Party (SNP) would only support a minority Labour UK government if it agrees to authorize a second independence referendum for Scotland, the Financial Times report on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Fugitive Frenchman wanted over family murders arrested in Scotland

A Frenchman suspected of killing his entire family in 2011 and who later disappeared, in a mystery that transfixed France, was arrested on Friday afternoon at Glasgow airport in Scotland.
Reuters - Published

Blind teen flies plane with the help of Britain's Royal Air Force

In our World of Motion series, we’ve traveled on roads, rails, and across the sea to show you how and why people move. Charlie D'Agata takes to the sky in Scotland where Britain’s Royal Air Force..
CBS News - Published

Climate change endangers Scotland's archaeological treasures

Ancient British structures older than the pyramids are being threatened by climate change, experts have warned, as rising sea levels, heavier rainfall and severe weather events endanger Scotland's..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: How the British courts may decide the fate of Brexit

Scotland's highest court on Wednesday said it would wait before deciding whether to take action to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has failed to secure a divorce deal..
Reuters - Published

Anti-Brexit campaigners claim victory as Scottish court delays decision on extension law

Anti-Brexit campaigners claimed victory after Scotland's highest court decided on Wednesday to wait before ruling whether to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's EU divorce..
Reuters - Published

UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

A Scottish court on Monday rejected a legal bid to force Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has not struck a deal with the European Union in less than two weeks' time, saying the British..
Reuters - Published

Riding the rails: Comparing price, speed and manners in the U.S. and Japan

In our special four-part series of reports called "World of Motion," a team of CBS News correspondents traveled around the world to Japan, Greece, Southern Africa and Scotland to discover how and why..
CBS News - Published

Incident at Glasgow Airport over after police say package safe

A package that prompted an aircraft to be cordoned off at Glasgow Airport on Friday has been deemed safe, Scottish police said.
Reuters - Published

"CBS This Morning" launches "World of Motion" series

People around the world are riding high-speed trains, planning missions to the moon, and dreaming of flying cars. So next week, “CBS This Morning” will air a special series of reports called "World..
CBS News - Published

Trump Organization Receives Approval to Expand Golf Resort in Scotland

The president’s company plans to build 500 homes, 50 hotel cottages, and sports and retail complexes near Aberdeen, despite intense opposition from residents.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pentagon spent $184,000 at Trump's Scottish resort, Democrats say

The House Oversight Committee is investigating military spending at President Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland
CBS News - Published

Democrats seek details on U.S. military use of Trump resort hotel

Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on..
Reuters - Published

Europeans stun Americans to win Solheim Cup

The Europeans grabbed the Solheim Cup Sunday, edging out the Americans in singles play in Gleneagles, Scotland, by a slim margin.
USATODAY.com - Published

When Your Commander in Chief Is Also Providing Your Hotel Room

There is little evidence that stays by military personnel at President Trump’s resort in Scotland are part of a scheme to enrich him. But they have raised ethical and political questions.
NYTimes.com - Published

Iowa National Guard members stayed at Trump Turnberry, Scotland, resort now part of congressional investigation

The Iowa National Guard's stay at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland is one of multiple trips under congressional investigation
USATODAY.com - Published

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