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Carolyn Leckie: ScotRef will happen – but what’s at stake is the timing

Yes supporters in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street in 2014. The next vote wont be any less politicised Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

FOR a long time, many media people used to invoke the famous Aberdeen Press and Journal headline on the day after the Titanic disaster to ridicule the parochialism of the Scottish press. “North-east man lost at sea”, it said. Except it didn’t.…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale writes to Theresa May to beg for a special Brexit deal for Scotland

Kezia Dugdale has been criticised for repeating previous SNP calls. Photograph: Gordon Terris

SCOTTISH Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has written to Theresa May asking for Scotland to get a special Brexit deal.

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

May's last chance: PM heads north for final talks with Nicola Sturgeon before Article 50 is triggered

Theresa May has not indicated how Scotland's interests will be protected during the Brexit process

THERESA May will visit Scotland today for her last meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon before Article 50 is triggered on Wednesday.

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

George Kerevan: Ukip may be in its death throes but a rabid right wing is still a real threat

At the weekend, Douglas Carswell announced he would defect from Ukip and run as an independent. Photograph:  Ian Forsyth/Getty

DOUGLAS Carswell, formerly Ukip’s sole MP but now turned independent, leads a solitary, spectral life at Westminster. When he’s there, that is. Carswell is tall, thin and lugubrious. If he has any charm he hides it well. All in all, he is a tragic…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Letters I: It's time to ban harmful gambling machines

The issue of fixed odds betting terminals has been discussed at various levels of government

FIXED Odds Betting Terminals are addictive machines that are placed in high street bookmakers, predominantly in areas of deprivation where betting shops cluster together. Each shop is allowed four such machines. There has been fierce controversy…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

LIVE BLOG: Scottish Parliament debate on calling for a second referendum

Photo Credit: Gordon Terris/The Herald

1:59pm Tuesday 21 March 2017

May's Brexit trigger will come day after Holyrood vote on independence referendum

Sturgeon: Expected to win vote

A HOLYROOD vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum will take place next Tuesday – the day before Theresa May launches the formal process to take the UK out of the European Union.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

May dialogue win - let the ballot boxes decide

Catalalonia wants the Spanish government to talk about a referendum, as Scotland and the UK did for the 2014 poll

In a democracy the right to refuse all dialogue does not exist. We are already seated at the table ready for dialogue. How long before they arrive? What is more: will they even come?

3:08pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

Letetrs I: Rugby has lost one of its original principles

Rugby originally accommodated all types of physique

YOUR exceptional sports columnist Martin Hannan is, as usual, spot on in his assessment of modern international rugby (Scots shine in a game for giants, The National, March 21). It has become a game for the physically exceptional; for giants.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s future should be the people’s choice

Nicola Sturgeon said voters in Scotland should be given an alternative to Theresa May’s hard Brexit

NICOLA Sturgeon has said preventing Holyrood from holding an independence referendum before the UK leaves the European Union would be “democratically indefensible” if the move is backed by a majority of MSPs.

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017
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