Election 2016

Holyrood Election 2016

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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The debate on Scotland's constitutional future was reignited by the Brexit vote in June. 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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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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Nicola Sturgeon after giving her address at the SNP conference in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Sturgeon: Indyref2 if Westminster opts for ‘hard Brexit’

The Scottish Government will call a second independence referendum if the UK opts for a so-called “hard Brexit”, Nicola Sturgeon has warned.

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Nicola Sturgeon with SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson after giving her address at the SNP autumn conference in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon pledges support for the most vulnerable

Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that her belief that Scotland will become independent is stronger than ever as she urged the country to unite behind her vision of an inclusive nation.

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SNP supporters have gathered in Glasgow for the party's annual conference. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Poll: 49% of Britons think Scotland will leave UK

Almost half of the British electorate believe it’s likely Scotland will become independent within a decade, according to a poll published today.

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EU membership is not a gamechanger in the push for independence. Picture: John Devlin

Poll: One in 10 swayed to back independence by Brexit vote

A “hard Brexit” would persuade around one in 10 of those opposed to a second Scottish independence referendum to back another ballot, a poll has found.

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Nicola Sturgeon will call for Labour, Lib Dem and moderate Tory support to fight a hard Brexit. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Nicola Sturgeon to call for coalition to fight hard Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon will call on moderate Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition with the SNP to fight against a “hard Brexit” deal for the UK.

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Leith Links Community Council is to have an election

Election to be held for Leith Links Community Council

Following a nomination process, membership has now been confirmed for the Capital’s community councils.

Brexit Secretary David Davis faced attacks from all sides as he told the Commons that there will be no parliamentary vote on Article 50. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

SNP accuse Tory government of presiding over ‘dog’s Brexit’

Brexit Secretary David Davis has hinted at the possibility of a vote in parliament on a Brexit treaty at the end of negotiations to leave the EU.

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