Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom with 44.7 percent in support of independence and 55.3 percent rejecting it. The referendum saw the turnout of 84.59 percent. If the majority of people in Scotland voted for independence, the region could become independent on March 24, 2016.
Scottish lawmakers have been blaming UK welfare policies for driving up poverty rates, specifically child deprivation levels, in the region. The only way to tackle poverty and homelessness is to devolve welfare powers from Westminster to the Scottish parliament, an SNP member believes.
Wednesday, media reports revealed details of a plan by senior Palace officials and the United Kingdom's most senior civil servant, Sir Jeremy Heywood, to have the Queen make a crucial intervention into the Scottish independence campaign just four days before voters went to the polls.
Nigel Don, a London-born representative of a Scottish constituency, rejected racism accusations against the Scottish National Party voiced by a member of the European Parliament.
During his recognition speech, Scotland's outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond praised the nation for realizing its talents and democratic spirit.
The British nuclear weapons program sparked controversy amid candidates racing for leadership in the Scottish Labour Party.
Opinion polls show that 52 percent of Scots would now vote for independence, and two-thirds of them want another referendum.
Leading Scottish cancer surgeon Dr. Philippa Whitford thinks that Edinburgh would manage to rectify its lame health system if a Yes vote had won at the independence referendum.
Former Deputy Leader of the SNP Jim Sillars urges a new independence referendum for Scotland.
The House of Commons has denied the charge of allegedly “reneging” its pledge to devolve more power to Scotland, the BBC reports on Tuesday.
Police in Scotland have questioned the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson on Friday, over alleged criminal breaches of electoral law that purportedly took place during the Scottish independence referendum.
Over a third of Russians back the idea of the recent Scottish referendum and Scotland’s independence from Great Britain, a public-opinion poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) revealed Monday.
Police in Scotland will formally investigate allegations that anti-Scottish independence campaigners breached electoral law during the referendum held on September 18.
Supporters of Scottish independence do not need another referendum to secure their objective but instead should put their efforts into securing a majority of seats at the Scottish parliamentary elections in 2016, former MP and deputy leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) Jim Sillars told RIA Novosti.
Scottish independence referendum demonstrated that democracy is “quite healthy” in the country, one of America’s most right-wing political scientists, Professor Francis Fukuyama said on the Good Morning Scotland BBC Radio program.
Scotland's only United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Member of European Parliament (MEP) David Coburn did not vote in the Scottish independence, referendum because he has moved, and is only registered to vote in London, Coburn admitted in an interview with Channel 4 News on Friday.
Scottish Police confirmed to RIA Novosti they are reviewing alleged breaches of electoral law after the referendum watchdog body, the Electoral Commission, confirmed it was dealing with a number of complaints of a potentially criminal nature related to the Scottish independence referendum.
The former Scottish Labour Party leader and First Minister of Scotland, Henry McLeish, has issued a warning to his party that they are in danger of dying out in Scotland unless it establishes its own identity, separate from the Labour Party in England.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to call for a decrease in voting age allowing individuals 16-years old and up to vote in future elections, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
The pro-independence Scottish National Party has experienced a massive surge in membership only days after Scottish voters failed to support independence in a referendum held September 18, making it the third largest political party in the whole of the UK.
Scottish independence supporters have launched a new "We Are the 45%" campaign after the Yes vote was defeated in Scotland's Independence referendum.