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Scottish Parliament

Senior Holyrood figures in bid to avert Brexit ‘power-grab’ crisis

Backroom talks involving senior politicians from all parties are laying the groundwork to amend the controversial EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords and prevent a so-called Brexit ‘power grab’.

The Scottish Government says it 'understands and respects' the position of the Catalan Government.

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Scottish Government ‘respects’ Catalan independence decision

The Scottish Government said it understands and respects the position of the Catalan Government after the regional parliament voted to establish an independent republic from Spain.

Edinburgh West MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton

Edinburgh MSP to face no further action over campaign spending

No further action will be taken against an Edinburgh MSP over his Holyrood campaign spending last year.

Ruth Davidson has called for 'serious people' to take charge of Brexit

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ - Ruth Davidson

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ by holding a snap poll in June according to Ruth Davidson.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Picture: PA

JK Rowling compares Brexit ‘media bias’ claims to Yes campaign

JK Rowling has taken to Twitter to blast a prominent Leave politician who complained of biased Brexit coverage, comparing them to Yes campaigners.

Support for remaining in the EU has grown since January. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Poll: Scots’ support for remaining in EU up since January

A new poll has suggested that support among Scots for staying in the European Union has increased slightly.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond at the Fringe. Picture: Lesley Martin/PA Wire

Alex Salmond signals indyref2 could be after 2021 Scottish election

Alex Salmond has signalled that a second independence referendum could be delayed until after the 2021 Scottish election when he called for a shift in the Scottish Government’s position on Europe.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond launches his Fringe show at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: PA

Alex Salmond: Scots will vote for independence within 4 years

Scottish independence has been "inevitable" since the creation of Holyrood two decades ago, Alex Salmond today said.

Michael Russell called on the UK Government to recognise the bill as drafted cannot proceed.

“Unprecedented” constitutional crisis looms as Brexit talks fail

The Scottish Government last night warned a “unprecedented” constitutional clash with Westminster after talks in Edinburgh failed to break the deadlock over the repatriation of European powers after Brexit.

John Swinney has insisted it was Michelle Thomson's decision to withdraw from the SNP whip. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nicola Sturgeon: Michelle Thomson situation ‘not easy’ for SNP

Michelle Thomson’s suspension from the SNP was ‘not easy’ for the party, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

RBS is taking steps to prepare for a potential Yes vote in a second referendum. Picture: Jane Barlow

RBS takes steps to prepare for new independence referendum

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is taking steps to prepare for a second referendum on Scottish independence, according to reports.

German politicians want Scotland to be given a clear route into the EU Picture: AFP/Getty Images

EU nationals could hold key to Yes victory in indyref2

European migrants could change the outcome of any future referendum on Scottish independence if its held before Brexit, say experts.

Director Fergus Linehan is uncertain of the future: Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh International Festival future plans put on hold due to Brexit uncertainty

Fergus Linehan has admitted his plans for future events have had to be put on ice due to uncertainty over the impact of Brexit.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London.

Ian Blackford: SNP will rebuild independence case

Postponing plans for a second referendum has given the SNP the opportunity to discuss the “fundamentals” of independence, the party’s Westminster leader has said.

Sir Tom Devine was one of the contributors to the letter. Picture; Greg Macvean

60 prominent Scots claim Brexit is ‘tearing Britain apart’

More than 60 high-profile politicians, academics and leading figures have called for Brexit to be halted as its “disastrous consequences” become clearer every day.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to make an announcement later on today. Picture: SWNS

Nicola Sturgeon set to make an announcement on indyref2

NICOLA Sturgeon is expected to set out her position on a second independence referendum at Holyrood later on today.

The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier apeaks alongside the UK's Brexit minister  David Davis at exit talks yesterday. Picture; Getty

Scotland’s economy: plan to keep EU workers in Scotland revealed

Academics have released a detailed plan for Scotland that could keep EU workers in the country.

The SNP and Labour have signed a formal coaltion deal to form an administration at Edinburgh's City Chambers. Picture: Ian Georgeson

SNP and Labour formally sign coalition deal to run Edinburgh

Labour and the SNP have formally signed a coalition agreement to run the City of Edinburgh Council.

There is no place in the shadow cabinet for Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ian Murray overlooked for shadow Scottish secretary role

Jeremy Corbyn has named a newly-elected MP as Shadow Scottish Secretary, overlooking Ian Murray after previously saying he would “extend the hand of friendship” to members of the Parliamentary Labour Party who had criticised his leadership.


Alex Neil: SNP focus on indyref2 hurt party at election

The former Scottish health secretary has slammed SNP leaders for losing crucial votes by “jumping too far ahead of public opinion” on a second independence referendum.

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