February 11, 2013
by Peter Snyder
If Scotland became independent it would have to reapply for European Union (EU) membership, according to a report released Monday by the HM Treasury, the UK's economic and finance ministry. A referendum on Scottish independence is scheduled for fall 2014. The possibility of secession has raised ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by Dan DeRight
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Monday formally agreed to hold a referendum regarding the independence of Scotland, potentially ending the union between the two nations in place since the Union with England Act of 1707. The agreement to allow the ...[read more]
August 20, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Scottish officials on Saturday defended the decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds after he was diagnosed with cancer, even though he is still alive two years later. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said al Megrahi was released ...[read more]
February 27, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveiled a proposal Thursday that, if passed, would allow Scottish voters to choose whether to expand the country's autonomy. The draft referendum contains two ballot papers. One version of the first question asks whether Scotland should cut ties with the UK... ...[read more]

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