Scotland's teenagers proud, passionate about referendum voting

World / Politics Sep 21, 2014

Scotland's teenagers proud, passionate about referendum voting

Teen Scottish voters arrived before polling stations even opened Thursday, dressed for school in ties, blazers and tartan skirts, with book bags over their shoulders — and, for the first time in British history, ballot cards in their hands. Scotland's experiment of allowing 100,000 teens ...

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Business / Financial Markets Sep 20, 2014

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. The No campaign won 55.3 percent of the votes cast in Thursday's referendum against 44.7 percent ...

World / Politics Sep 19, 2014

Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

by Jill Lawless

What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto." Scots' inventions have transformed modern life, from surgical anesthetic ...