Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails

World Aug 12, 2020

Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails

Police and paramedics responded Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The British Transport Police force said officers were called at 9:43 a.m. to the railway line ...

Russia meddled in Scottish vote, but unclear on Brexit, says report

World / Politics Jul 21, 2020

Russia meddled in Scottish vote, but unclear on Brexit, says report

Russia sought to meddle in the 2014 Scottish referendum and intelligence agencies should produce an assessment of potential interference in the Brexit referendum, a report by the British parliament's intelligence and security committee said. "There has been credible open source commentary suggesting that Russia undertook ...

Rugby Mar 13, 2020

Wales, Scotland to clash in Six Nations match despite virus fears

Wales' final Six Nations match with Scotland is to go ahead with spectators permitted to attend despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Rugby Union announced on Friday. This decision comes despite the other two games — France at home to Ireland and Italy hosting England ...

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 ...