British exit robs German village of its Scottish mayor

World / Politics Feb 7, 2020

British exit robs German village of its Scottish mayor

The tiny village of Brunsmark, an hour outside Hamburg in the lush north German countryside, might seem an unlikely spot to suffer a sudden Brexit shock. But Britain's departure from the European Union means Iain Macnab, a Scotsman comfortably settled in the area for decades, ...

Rugby Dec 27, 2019

Former Ospreys boss Steve Tandy named Scotland's new defense coach

Scotland has appointed former Ospreys boss Steve Tandy as its new defense coach after announcing earlier Friday that head coach Gregor Townsend's deputy Matt Taylor had been allowed to join Australia with immediate effect. Scottish Rugby also announced it had hired former France prop Pieter ...

Scotland's future in spotlight again after U.K. election

World / Politics Dec 13, 2019

Scotland's future in spotlight again after U.K. election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be celebrating a stunning election victory, but another leader also scored an emphatic win — and it is one that promises to set up a renewed clash over the United Kingdom's future. The Scottish National Party was on course ...

Thousands of Scots march for independence

World Nov 3, 2019

Thousands of Scots march for independence

Thousands rallied in Glasgow on Saturday calling for Scotland to become an independent country, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling the crowds that their goal was "within touching distance." The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader was the headline speaker at the event in George Square, ...

Scottish officials challenge merits of misconduct charge

Rugby Oct 16, 2019

Scottish officials challenge merits of misconduct charge

Scotland attempted to block a Rugby World Cup misconduct charge on Wednesday, questioning whether the action was "appropriate" following its comments about a deadly typhoon. World Rugby has taken Scotland to a disputes panel over what it called "disappointing" remarks before its final pool match ...