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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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No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running [Video]

No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running

Scotland has recorded no new deaths from people who have tested positive for coronavirus for a fourth consecutive day, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.Speaking at the Scottish..

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Glasgow stabbing attack: What we know so far [Video]

Glasgow stabbing attack: What we know so far

Six people are in hospital with stab wounds and a suspect has been shot dead by police following a knife attack in Glasgow, Scotland. Here is what we know so far about the incident.

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Police confirm Glasgow incident is not terror-related [Video]

Police confirm Glasgow incident is not terror-related

Police in Scotland have announced that a major incident in Glasgow city centre is not being treated as terror-related. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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Nicola Sturgeon 'shocked and saddened' by Glasgow incident [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon 'shocked and saddened' by Glasgow incident

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "shocked and saddened" by a major incident in Glasgow in which a suspect was shot dead and six people were injured on Friday. The matter is is..

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Sheriff courts start adapting to the new normal [Video]

Sheriff courts start adapting to the new normal

Sheriff courts across Scotland have implemented social distancing measures as they move to a post-pandemic justice system that is "certainly not business as usual".Covid-19 has forced the suspension of..

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UK enjoys hottest day but thunderstorms are forcast [Video]

UK enjoys hottest day but thunderstorms are forcast

The UK has basked in the hottest day of the year so far at the mercury rose to a scorching 33.3C (91.94F) at Heathrow Airport in west London. Scotland also had its highest temperature so far this year..

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Sturgeon announces further easing of lockdown in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon announces further easing of lockdown in Scotland

Pubs, hairdressers and cinemas will be able to open from July 15 if coronavirus continues to decline in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.Addressing MSPs in the Scottish..

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Is This The Best Evidence Yet That The Loch Ness Monster Exists? [Video]

Is This The Best Evidence Yet That The Loch Ness Monster Exists?

Is this the best evidence yet that the loch Ness monster exists? Steve Challice, from Southampton, says he was at Loch Ness in Scotland last year. He saw a “disturbance” in the water & managed to..

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Sturgeon: Two-metre social distancing rule unchanged in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon: Two-metre social distancing rule unchanged in Scotland

The two-metre rule on social distancing will remain in place in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said, though the Scottish Government has asked its scientific advisory group to review the measure...

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Sturgeon reiterates need to be cautious to avoid coronavirus second wave [Video]

Sturgeon reiterates need to be cautious to avoid coronavirus second wave

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned against a reckless approach to leaving lockdown as she pointed to Covid-19 spikes in China, Germany and South Korea. Speaking during the Scottish..

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Face masks become mandatory on public transport for Scots [Video]

Face masks become mandatory on public transport for Scots

Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport in Scotland as the country continues to ease its way out of lockdown. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Lockdown will be eased further in Scotland from Friday [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Lockdown will be eased further in Scotland from Friday

Lockdown restrictions are being eased further in Scotland, with people who live on their own or only with children under 18 able to form an “extended household group” from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon..

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Scotland moves to second phase of lockdown easing [Video]

Scotland moves to second phase of lockdown easing

Scotland will move to the second phase of its four-step plan to ease out of lockdown, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish Parliament. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Scotland [Video]

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Scotland

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland in the last 24 hours, the third time the figure has remained the same since lockdown began, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced. A total of..

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Shops in England reopen, but demand uncertain [Video]

Shops in England reopen, but demand uncertain

[NFA] After 83 days in lockdown, non-food stores in England are reopening. Quite how many shoppers will turn up though, remains very uncertain. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Education is of 'critical importance' [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Education is of 'critical importance'

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says ensuring children and young people have the highest quality education is of "critical importance" as she announced plans to return to normal schooling as..

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Nicola Sturgeon optimistic of moving to phase two of lockdown [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon optimistic of moving to phase two of lockdown

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she's hopeful of moving to phase two of lockdown in Scotland when she announces her review of the measures in place on Thursday.

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Charles joins tributes to soldiers caught up in ‘forgotten Dunkirk’ [Video]

Charles joins tributes to soldiers caught up in ‘forgotten Dunkirk’

The Queen’s piper has led commemorations involving more than 500 players in a tribute to thousands of Scots killed or captured during “the forgotten Dunkirk” 80 years ago. The Second World War..

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Sturgeon says Scotland making ‘real progress’ on Covid-19 as R number falls [Video]

Sturgeon says Scotland making ‘real progress’ on Covid-19 as R number falls

The rate at which coronavirus infections are being passed on has fallen in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The R number, which measures how many people an infected person passes Covid-19 on..

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Scotland, Wales call for extension to EU status quo transition

The leaders of Scotland and Wales called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to extend the transition period with the European Union, saying the coronavirus crisis had made meeting the..
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Scotland, Northern Ireland report no new COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Scotland has recorded no deaths of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Scottish health minister Jeane Freeman said on Sunday.
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Scotland's Sturgeon says lockdown easing must be very cautious

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she agreed with scientists that any easing of the coronavirus lockdown must be very cautious after some of those advising government said..
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Too soon to start easing lockdown in Scotland, Sturgeon says

It is too soon to begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures in Scotland, its First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday, after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a cautious plan to get..
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon recommends wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged people to start wearing a face mask if they are in enclosed places such as public transport and shops, diverging for now from the official advice..
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Scotland's Sturgeon says life will not return to normal in the near future

Life is unlikely to return to normal even when the tighest coronavirus restrictions are lifted and social distancing measures could be in place for the rest of this year and beyond, Scottish first..
Reuters - Published

Scots' medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules

Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned on Sunday after she broke her own advice to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by visiting her second home this..
Reuters - Published

Scots' medical chief breaks own coronavirus rules, steps down from briefings

Police issued a warning to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood on Sunday after she broke her own advice on social distancing to slow coronavirus spread when she visited her second..
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Scotland's chief medical officer sorry about breaking own coronavirus rules

Police issued a warning to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood on Sunday after she broke her own advice on social distancing to slow coronavirus spread when she visited her second..
Reuters - Published

UK minister for Scotland self-isolating with possible coronavirus symptoms

Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack has developed mild symptoms consistent with coronavirus and is self-isolating, a spokeswoman for his ministry said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth in good health

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms.
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Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Man with no travel history tests positive in Bengal

A 57-year-old man with no foreign-travel history and a 23-year-old woman who returned from Scotland tested positive to Covid-19 within 24 hours in Bengal, taking the total number of confirmed cases..
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Scotland announces first coronavirus death

Scotland has had its first death of a patient with coronavirus, an elderly patient with underlying health conditions, Scotland's chief medical officer said on Friday.
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Scottish court to hear posthumous appeal of Libyan Lockerbie bomber

The conviction of the only man ever found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing has been referred for an appeal to Scotland's High Court, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission said on..
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U.N. cancels some meetings ahead of climate summit due to coronavirus

The United Nations has canceled some meetings in Bonn, Germany, and elsewhere planned in the run-up to a crucial U.N. climate summit to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November due to the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Prince Harry in Edinburgh as countdown on his final royal duties begins

Britain's Prince Harry was in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday to take part in a conference about sustainable travel, one of his final engagements as a senior member of the royal family before..
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Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

The Scottish parliament on Tuesday is due to approve plans to make sanitary products freely available to all women - the first nation in the world to do so.
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Scotland is taking steps toward independence vote: Sturgeon

Scotland is already taking steps to hold a referendum on independence and believes it is a matter of when rather than if the country separates from the rest of Britain, Scotland's First Minister said..
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Scottish finance chief quits after report he messaged 16-year-old boy

Scotland's finance chief has resigned after a newspaper report that he had sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy.
Reuters - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon: Could test power to call consultative independence vote in court

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she did not rule out testing the legality of calling a consultative referendum on independence if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative..
Reuters - Published

Slim majority of Scots now back independence because of Brexit: poll

A slim majority of Scots now support independence, bolstered by the support of those who previously rejected a split from the United Kingdom but who now back it because of their opposition to Brexit,..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson rejects Sturgeon's request for independence referendum powers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday refusing her request to be given the powers to hold another Scottish independence referendum.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Prysmian says Western Link submarine power cable currently unavailable

The Western Link high-voltage submarine power cable between Scotland and England is currently unavailable after tripping on Friday, Italian cablemaker Prysmian, which built the link, said on Sunday.
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Johnson tells Scottish nationalists to stop trying to break up United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the Scottish National Party (SNP) should stop trying to break up the United Kingdom and focus more on delivering policy for the people of Scotland.
Reuters - Published

UK government rejects demands for new Scottish referendum

Britain's government rejected Scotland's First Minister demands for a new independence referendum after Brexit, saying it would be "a damaging distraction" and would undermine the result of the last..
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Defying PM Johnson, Scottish leader steps up battle for independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will consider "all reasonable options" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to stop her from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, she said on..
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Scottish leader: will consider all options if UK blocks independence vote

Scotland's nationalist government will consider all options if the British government tries to stop it from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on..
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Scottish leader Sturgeon demands a post-Brexit independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will on Thursday demand the right to hold a new independence referendum, challenging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to keep the United Kingdom together as he..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: A fractured kingdom - Scotland's paths to independence

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's promise to take Britain out of the European Union next month could jeopardize a much older union: the United Kingdom which binds together England, Scotland, Wales and..
Reuters - Published

Boris 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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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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