Student, 20, is Britain's youngest MP as SNP surge

May 8, 2015

Student, 20, is Britain's youngest MP as SNP surge

At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain’s youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory that symbolizes an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland. Black still has to complete her final exams at Glasgow University but will now be putting ...

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

May 6, 2015

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

Britain’s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory, which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Ed Miliband’s Labour expected ...

Apr 22, 2015

Google to help search for Scotland's Loch Ness monster

Those keen to search for Scotland’s mythical Loch Ness monster can do so from anywhere in the world after Google launched a cache of underwater and surface images of the lake. The Street View series includes the ancient Urquhart Castle seen from the water, ...

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 ...