Election 2016

Holyrood Election 2016

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.

Politics 111
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.

News 331
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.

Politics 347
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.

Politics 153
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.

Politics 161
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.

News 63
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.

Politics 135
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.

Politics 96
Labour Councillor, Paul Godzik. Picture; Lesley Martin

Education boss to leave post within a month

EDINBURGH’S education leader has become the latest senior councillor to announce he is to quit the City Chambers.

Edinburgh 4
Patricia Da Silva came to Edinburgh from Portugal two years ago and opened Portuguese cafe Casa Amiga on Leith Walk.

Task force set up as Edinburgh faces ‘Brexit blow’

A BREXIT task force has been set up in the Capital as a new report warns of the risk to thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of pounds-worth of 

Edinburgh 6
Alex Salmond thinks that Donald Trump will pose a real threat to the US if elected Picture: John Devlin

Donald Trump poses security risk to US - Alex Salmond

DONALD Trump is a “manchild” who poses “a real and present danger” to US security, according to Alex Salmond.

Politics 113
Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon announces £500m Brexit lifeline for businesses

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £500 million package to prop up business following the Brexit vote, with the Scottish Government offering guarantees or loans of up to £5 million per enterprise.

Business 337
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched a new survey on independence, saying the Brexit vote had changed the conditions that existed when Scotland voted against secession in 2014. Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon launches new independence drive

NICOLA Sturgeon has unveiled plans for an economic commission to examine how the £15 billion black hole in Scotland’s public finances can be brought under control, as she launched a new independence push.

Politics 609
Hundreds of pro-EU protestors gathered outside the Scottish Parliament in July. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP License

EU nationals in Scotland voice concerns over Brexit

EU nationals living in Scotland have been speaking about their concerns in the aftermath of the UK’s Brexit vote.

News 40
Olympic hero Callum Skinner tweeted Leave.EU asking them to stop using his image. Picture: Getty Images

Callum Skinner hits out at Leave.EU over using his image

Scots Olympic silver medalist Callum Skinner has found himself at the centre of a Brexit row after asking campaign group Leave.EU to stop using his image in their videos.

Politics 33
Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard said the partys MPs could vote down any proposal that did not reflect the fact that 62 per cent of Scots voted to remain in Junes referendum. Picture: TSPL

Tommy Sheppard launches campaign with Brexit pledge

SNP MPs could block any UK government plan for Brexit unless it contained “special arrangements” for Scotland, a candidate for the party’s depute leadership has said.

Politics 61
SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson. Picture: PA Wire

Angus Robertson: Indyref2 will be held if Brexit talks fail

A second independence referendum will be held in Scotland if Nicola Sturgeon’s current round of Brexit talks with EU leaders fail, the party’s Westminster leader has said.

Politics 397
Lord Provost Donald Wilson raises the European Union flag at the City Chambers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh Council flys EU flag in support of European citizens

THE European flag has been raised at the City Chambers in a show of solidarity with EU citizens amid a political row over their future status.

City Centre 27
Theresa May has refused to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living and working in the UK. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Nicola Sturgeon seeks pledge on rights of EU nationals in Scotland

NICOLA Sturgeon has accused the UK government of being “inhumane” in failing to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Scotland to remain here following the Brexit vote.

Edinburgh 11
Load more