Wales continues dominance against Scotland

Feb 16, 2015

Wales continues dominance against Scotland

Wales kickstarted its Six Nations campaign with a 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday. Warren Gatland’s team lost its opener to England but hit back in Edinburgh with tries in either half from scrum-half Rhys Webb and center Jonathan Davies for an ...

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

Jan 23, 2015

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland on Thursday, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges. The draft bill, to be enacted after a general election on May 7, will ...

Jan 12, 2015

Move over Nessie, Scotland gets new, prehistoric marine reptile

Scotland has its very own prehistoric marine reptile — and, no, we’re not talking about Nessie, the mythic Loch Ness monster. Scientists have announced the discovery of the fossil remains of a dolphinlike seagoing reptile on Scotland’s Isle of Skye that lived about 170 ...

Search resumes off British coast for missing mariners

Jan 5, 2015

Search resumes off British coast for missing mariners

A major search effort resumed Sunday for the missing crew of an overturned cargo ship spotted off the British coast. Seven Poles and one Filipino were on board the Cypriot-registered Cemfjord, a cargo ship carrying cement, which capsized around 15 miles (24 km) from ...

Scottish hospital makes first Ebola diagnosis in Britain

Dec 30, 2014

Scottish hospital makes first Ebola diagnosis in Britain

A health care worker recently back from Sierra Leone was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday by doctors in Scotland’s largest city, the first diagnosis of the deadly virus in Britain during the current outbreak. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the patient was ...

Scotland to get more power from London

Nov 28, 2014

Scotland to get more power from London

Britain’s main political parties struck what they said was a historic deal to grant Scotland tax-raising powers and greater autonomy to try to satisfy disappointed separatists who lost an independence vote two months ago. The deal, which was unveiled Thursday but will not be ...

Scottish independence party names new leader

Nov 15, 2014

Scottish independence party names new leader

Scotland’s ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) on Friday crowned a new leader who vowed to continue the fight for independence, despite defeat in September’s referendum. First Minister Alex Salmond quit after the September ballot, in which 55 percent of voters said “No” to leaving ...