Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of attempting to "dodge scrutiny" of plans for a "divisive" second referendum on Scottish independence by bringing forward the Bill for such a vote when Holyrood is in recess.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today said a second referendum on Scottish independence is now "highly likely" after Britain voted to leave the EU. Her comment came in a Q&A session after she had delivered her reaction to the result. Here is her full speech:
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her government will seek to enter into "immediate discussions" with Brussels to "protect Scotland's place in the EU" in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The First Minister has demanded her critics provide evidence to support allegations ministers knew about delays to the new Forth road bridge but kept them quiet ahead of the Scottish election
Fife’s top political figures, and their challengers, are preparing for a long and nervous night after voters went to the polls across the region.
An independent Scotland would start life outside of the European Union and Nato, leaders of both institutions warned.
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A bemused passing tourist asked what all the commotion was about on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.