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Has Scotland had enough to drink?

Only 19% of Scots think that, “getting drunk is a perfectly acceptable thing to do on the weekends”. Admittedly this is not much different to 10 years ago, when we started measuring attitudes to alcohol, but the proportion of young people of that opinion has dropped sharply over that period…

Scotland passes same-sex marriage bill

Scottish MSPs have passed a bill allowing same-sex weddings, despite opposition from the country’s two main churches. Lawmakers voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, paving the way for gay and lesbian weddings as early as the autumn. Ministers reassured religious leaders…

Thousands march in Edinburgh to support Scottish independence

Thousands of people marched through the Scottish capital Edinburgh on Saturday calling for independence, a year ahead of Scotland’s historic referendum on whether to break away from the United Kingdom. The pro-independence campaign “Yes Scotland” estimated that 20,000 supporters joined the march, turning the city centre into a sea of…

Scotland will vote on referendum for independence in 2014

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said on Thursday that Scots will vote in a referendum on whether the country should become independent on September 18, 2014. Announcing the long-awaited date for the ballot, Salmond said it would be the “historic day when the people will decide Scotland’s future”.…

Murdoch tweets support for Scotland independence

LONDON — Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday appeared to throw his weight behind Scotland’s independence bid, a move welcomed by Scottish First Minister and pro-independence campaigner Alex Salmond. The News Corporation chief, who is in London for the launch of The Sun on Sunday weekly newspaper, used micro-blogging site…

Scotland in lockdown as huge storm sweeps in

Scotland has closed schools and travellers have been warned to expect disruption on key routes on Thursday due to gale-force winds, as Britain’s first major winter storm of the season sweeps in. Schools in western, central and southern Scotland are closed after forecasters issued a “red alert” and warned of…

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