It is not known exactly how many members of the armed forces are eligible to vote in September’s referendum or whether their numbers could affect the overall result, but they have become the latest battleground between the Yes and No camps, a key constituency whose support moral if not numerical is highly valued by both sides.
Andy Murray has made it through to the second round at Wimbledon, despite hiring a female coach.
My youngest daughter called me from her school in Manchester to say she was rooting for Italy in their match against England. Why not England, I asked. Silly, she said, Scots don’t support the English football team.
John Reid has made his first mark on the No campaign by defending the patriotism of unionists.
Gary Robertson row exposes a mean-minded nationalism that shames a country famous for exporting its talent
Just as Scotland approaches its biggest news stories in years, with the Commonwealth Games and the independence referendum around the corner, our national broadcaster is threatening to go on strike.
The success of Ukip in Scotland is being quietly celebrated in surprising quarters. There are voters, to the left and to the right, who could not bring themselves to back Nigel Farage’s candidate at the ballot box and who do not support any of his policies on Europe or on immigration.
A new type of voter has been identified in Scotland, four months before the crucial independence referendum. He or she is a unionist but reluctant to admit it, so appears in polling figures as an “undecided” or even a “yes”.
Alcohol has been banned on one of the East Coast train line’s busiest services to tackle what the operator calls “the behaviour of a small minority of passengers”.