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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. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96 mile border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. In addition, Scotland includes more than 790 islands; principally within the Northern Isles and the Hebrides archipelagos.

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Sturgeon: Images of packed pubs made me want to cry [Video]

Sturgeon: Images of packed pubs made me want to cry

Nicola Sturgeon said images of packed pubs “made me want to cry” as sheannounced 18 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland – including 11 in a health boardarea combating an outbreak. Speaking at the..

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Sturgeon: Welcomes Boris' 'quick action' on lockdown [Video]

Sturgeon: Welcomes Boris' 'quick action' on lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scottish people not to travel to areas in northern England as coronavirus cases increase. The First Minister of Scotland also said she welcomes the UK governments 'quick..

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Cancer patients 'forced to chose between finances and employment' - charity [Video]

Cancer patients 'forced to chose between finances and employment' - charity

Some cancer patients face a “cliff edge” of choosing between their health andfinances as the shielding programme draws to a close, a charity has warned.Macmillan Cancer Support said that the..

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Boris Johnson visits RAF Lossiemouth [Video]

Boris Johnson visits RAF Lossiemouth

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited RAF Lossiemouth in Moray during a visit to Scotland to highlight the benefits of the Union in the coronavirus crisis recovery. The visit comes as Mr Johnson..

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Nicola Sturgeon refutes PM's Covid comments [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon refutes PM's Covid comments

Nicola Sturgeon has denied Boris Johnson's claim that an independent Scotland could not have handled the coronavirus outbreak - saying many of the issues were a 'feature of where power lies'. The First..

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Shielding for vulnerable to end in Scotland [Video]

Shielding for vulnerable to end in Scotland

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced that guidance for vulnerable people to shield during the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland will pause on August 1st, with significant easing from..

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Sturgeon: Coronavirus shielding to end in Scotland from August 1 [Video]

Sturgeon: Coronavirus shielding to end in Scotland from August 1

People in Scotland who are shielding due to being classed as at higher risk from coronavirus will no longer need to from August 1, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.The First Minister also revealed some..

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PM tries crab fishing during Orkney visit [Video]

PM tries crab fishing during Orkney visit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried his hand at crab fishing during a visit to Orkney, Scotland, where he will reiterate the value of the Union to the coronavirus crisis recovery. Report by Connerv...

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UK PM dismisses independence push for Scotland [Video]

UK PM dismisses independence push for Scotland

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the "strength of the union", using a visit to Scotland to dismiss the possibility of a new independence referendum for a nation that is increasingly at..

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Starmer: Pandemic shows strength of the Union [Video]

Starmer: Pandemic shows strength of the Union

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says that the Covid-19 crisis had underlined the importance of the Union and urged Boris Johnson to prioritise coronavirus recovery during today's visit to Scotland...

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Sturgeon has no plans to meet Boris Johnson if he visits Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon has no plans to meet Boris Johnson if he visits Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has said she has no plans to meet Boris Johnson if he visits Scotland this week.The First Minister has urged the Prime Minister and any visitors from elsewhere in the UK to follow..

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Bars, hairdressers and churches among venues open again in Scotland as lockdown eases [Video]

Bars, hairdressers and churches among venues open again in Scotland as lockdown eases

Bars, churches, hairdressers and other venues have opened in Scotland as the country eases its Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. As Scotland marked its first full week with no Covid-19 related deaths..

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Sturgeon: Biggest step for Scotland out of lockdown today [Video]

Sturgeon: Biggest step for Scotland out of lockdown today

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, says that "today marks the biggest step for Scotland out of lockdown", as museums, hairdressers, place of worships, cinemas and other indoor activities..

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Sturgeon announces no coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland for a full week [Video]

Sturgeon announces no coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland for a full week

Nicola Sturgeon announces that Scotland has now gone a full week without any new coronavirus deaths.The milestone comes as Scotland eases its lockdown restrictions further. Venues like museums,..

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Barber to cut hair for 24 hours to thank customers for lockdown support [Video]

Barber to cut hair for 24 hours to thank customers for lockdown support

A barber in East Renfrewshire opened his doors at midnight on Wednesday as a thank you to loyal customers who supported him through lockdown.Tony Mann in Giffnock decided to start cutting hair as soon..

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Scotland reports 6th day of no coronavirus deaths [Video]

Scotland reports 6th day of no coronavirus deaths

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed there have been no coronavirus related deaths in the country for the 6th day in a row. The politician went on to confirm the reopening of..

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Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops [Video]

Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops

Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops As of July 24, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering whilst shopping in England. The Government have announced this fresh move to..

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Youth sports to resume with ‘field bubbles’ in Scotland [Video]

Youth sports to resume with ‘field bubbles’ in Scotland

Youth sports including football and rugby can begin again, though the rules allowing physical contact will only apply to “field bubbles” on the pitches themselves. Organised contact sports for..

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Baby success for England’s first reintroduced pine martens [Video]

Baby success for England’s first reintroduced pine martens

The first pine martens to be reintroduced to England have had kits, marking a milestone in efforts to boost their recovery, conservationists said.The native carnivores all but vanished from England in..

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Sturgeon sets out easing of restrictions in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon sets out easing of restrictions in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out the restrictions which have been lifted in Scotland from today as the nation moves from phase two to phase three of their Covid-19 lockdown. Report by..

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Sturgeon announces easing of restrictions in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon announces easing of restrictions in Scotland

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announces the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland, as indoor bars, restaurants and hairdressers can reopen. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on..

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UK pandemic handling revives calls for independence in Scotland [Video]

UK pandemic handling revives calls for independence in Scotland

Growing backing for Scotland's leader and disapproval of Brexit are driving renewed support for independence from the UK.

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Broadcasters unite to celebrate UK television [Video]

Broadcasters unite to celebrate UK television

A unique collaboration sees the BBC, ITV [STV for viewers in Scotland], Channel 4 and Channel 5 come together for the first time to share a special film for all viewers at the same time across their..

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Scotland housing conditions 'drive asylum seekers crazy' [Video]

Scotland housing conditions 'drive asylum seekers crazy'

Aid groups have described living conditions inside hotels housing asylum seekers in the Scottish city of Glasgow as degrading and unsanitary.

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Nicola Sturgeon tells people in Scotland to follow the rules as beer gardens open [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon tells people in Scotland to follow the rules as beer gardens open

Be patient, avoid crowds and prepare to hand over contact details, Nicola Sturgeon said as she outlined advice for visiting beer gardens, outdoor cafes and other hospitality.

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