Election 2016

Holyrood Election 2016

Brexit: Cash boost for Capital as tourist spending up 24%

“BREXIT tourists” brought the Capital some extra Christmas cheer as it emerged spending over the festive season soared in 2016.

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Ian Murray, Scotland's only Labour MP spoke out at PMW's. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.

Ian Murray tells PM Brexit plans are ‘threat to the union’

Labour’s former shadow Scottish secretary has accused Theresa May of being a threat to the Union because of her Government’s Brexit plans.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson. Picture: TSPL

Ex-SNP leader urges Nicola Sturgeon to shelve indyref2 plans

A former SNP leader has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to put any plans for a second vote on Scottish independence on hold “indefinitely”.

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Nicola Sturgeon with Brexit minister Michael Russell. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon presents her Brexit proposals for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon demanded a host of new powers including Holyrood control over immigration as she outlined her strategy to keep Scotland in the EU single market.

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Salmond insists that if UK ministers refuse to listen to Scotlands proposals to remain, it will trigger an indyref in two years which would deliver a Yes vote. Picture: PA

Alex Salmond: Scots ready to vote Yes after Brexit

ALEX Salmond has warned that Scots will vote for independence if the UK Government blocks move for a stand-alone Holyrood deal on Brexit.

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Glasgow theatre-maker Gary McNair will be interviews dozens of Scottish men for his show 'Locker Room Talk'

Donald Trump's 'locker room talk' to inspire new Scots play

One of Scotland’s leading theatres is to create a new show inspired by the storm of controversy over Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” comments.
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Sheila Gilmore. Picture: Callum Bennetts

Ex-MP blocked from becoming councillor after £16k ‘golden goodbye’

A FORMER MP selected to stand for Labour at next year’s local elections has been told she is disqualified from becoming a councillor – despite offering to pay back a £16,000 “golden goodbye”.

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Edinburgh's Labour group

Trams: Labour pledge to extend line to Newhaven

EDINBURGH Labour has pledged to extend the trams down into Newhaven as part of the ambitious multi-billion-pound City Deal programme.

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A major Government-commissioned review warned of 'ethnic segregation'. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

Electoral Commission urges campaign restrictions for indyref2

The Electoral Commission has made a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government on its draft Bill for a second independence referendum in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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J. K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne attend the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' World Premiere in New York. Picture: AFP PHOTO /ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling felt “bleak” about Trump ahead of US visit

JK Rowling said she was in a “bleak mood” travelling to America but refused to speak about Donald Trump as she promoted Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

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Gordon MacDonald.

Edinburgh SNP hit out at Tories over army cuts silence

EDINBURGH Pentlands SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has attacked Tories at Holyrood for failing to speak out against army cuts which will see three Lothian bases close.

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US students at Edinburgh University left feeling ‘betrayed’ over Trump win

AMERICANS studying in Edinburgh have been left feeling “betrayed” over the US election result.

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Nicola Sturgeon has slammed the Chancellor's Autumn statement. Picture Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon on US election: ‘not the outcome I hoped for’

Scotland’s First Minister has said the verdict of the American people must be respected after Donald Trump swept to victory in the US election.

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Mike Russell. Picture: TSPL

Brexit: SNP has ‘triple mandate’ to keep Scotland in EU

SCOTLAND’S Brexit minister has said there is no chance of Scottish MPs voting to trigger Article 50.

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Prime Minister Theresa May at Joint Ministerial Council meeting in Downing Street. Picture; PA

Edinburgh will ‘inevitably suffer’ as result of Brexit warns expert

A TOP academic has warned Edinburgh’s tourism industry will “inevitably suffer” in the aftermath of Brexit.

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An SNP supporter outside the party's annual conference, which took place in Glasgow in October. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Is there demand for a second independence referendum?

Demand for a second referendum on Scottish independence is strongly linked to voting intentions, with Yes supporters most likely to back a potential indyref2.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell urged the First Minister to stop plaing politics over Brexit. Picture: TSPL

David Mundell warns indyref2 worse than Brexit

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has urged Nicola Sturgeon to stop “politicking” over Brexit as he warned that the threat of indyref2 was already harming business more than Brexit

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A voter outside a polling station in Fankerton, near Denny, on the day of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Petition calls for Scotland to be thrown out of UK

An online petition calling for English voters to decide on whether Scotland should be kicked out of the Union has attracted more than 5,000 signatures.

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Timothy OShea  says things will get worse after Brexit. Picture: Kate Chandler

Edinburgh University principal in ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warning

The potential impact of Brexit on higher education “ranges from bad, to awful, to catastrophic”, the principal of Edinburgh University has warned.

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Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP conference. Picture; John Devlin

Scotland could stay in single market- Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Scotland could stay in the European single market if other parts of the UK leave.

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