Alex Salmond demands Scottish independence talks begin IMMEDIATELY after May’s Holyrood elections

Alex Salmond today demanded fresh Scottish independence talks start immediately after May’s Holyrood elections if separatist parties achieve a ‘super-majority’ of seats. Launching his new Alba Party’s election campaign today the former SNP First Minister said that discussions with Westminster should begin in ‘week one’ of the new assembly. A poll at the weekend suggested … Read more

Alex Salmond demands Scottish independence talks begin IMMEDIATELY after May’s Holyrood elections

Alex Salmond today demanded fresh Scottish independence talks start immediately after May’s Holyrood elections if separatist parties achieve a ‘super-majority’ of seats. Launching his new Alba Party’s election campaign today the former SNP First Minister said that discussions with Westminster should begin in ‘week one’ of the new assembly. A poll at the weekend suggested … Read more

Gordon Brown tells Nicola Sturgeon to stop ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence

Former prime minister Gordon Brown accused Nicola Sturgeon of ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence today, telling the First Minister to focus on Covid and nothing else.  In his first major intervention in the Holyrood election campaign the former Labour leader said that the SNP chief should ‘put her constitutional argument to one side and focus … Read more

Scottish hair salons reopen for first time in three months today

Hairdressers and barbers can reopen in Scotland for the first time in three month from today – though people England will have to wait another week for a fresh trim. Some non-essential shops can also reopen as Scotland continues its roadmap out of lockdown, including garden centres, homeware stores and click-and-collect services. University and college … Read more

Pro-independence parties set for ‘super-majority’ in Scottish elections

Pro-independence parties could win a ‘super-majority’ in May’s Scottish Parliament elections, according to a new poll today that will put more pressure on Boris Johnson. The Scottish National Party, the Scottish Greens and Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party are forecast to win 79 of the 129 Holyrood seats between them, according to a survey by … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon is left squirming in first TV debate of Scottish election campaign

Nicola Sturgeon came under fire last night over her plan to put a divisive independence referendum before the coronavirus recovery. The SNP leader appeared flustered during the first televised leaders’ debate of the Scottish election campaign. The First Minister faced an onslaught of dissenting voices as she confirmed that she plans to hold a fresh ballot … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon is left squirming in first TV debate of Scottish election campaign

Nicola Sturgeon came under fire last night over her plan to put a divisive independence referendum before the coronavirus recovery. The SNP leader appeared flustered during the first televised leaders’ debate of the Scottish election campaign. The First Minister faced an onslaught of dissenting voices as she confirmed that she plans to hold a fresh ballot … Read more

Boy, 16, is killed and 15-year-old girl is fighting for life after Audi crash in Scottish Highlands 

Boy, 16, is killed and 15-year-old girl is fighting for life in hospital after Audi they were travelling in as passengers crashed in Scottish Highlands Blue Audi RS4 crashed on the B9176 in Scottish Highlands on Saturday morning  A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 15-year-old girl critically injured in incident Police have called for … Read more

Boy, 16, is killed and 15-year-old girl is fighting for life after Audi crash in Scottish Highlands 

Boy, 16, is killed and 15-year-old girl is fighting for life in hospital after Audi they were travelling in as passengers crashed in Scottish Highlands Blue Audi RS4 crashed on the B9176 in Scottish Highlands on Saturday morning  A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 15-year-old girl critically injured in incident Police have called for … Read more

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond launches Alba party to rival SNP after civil war

Alex Salmond launches Alba party to rival SNP after civil war with Nicola Sturgeon vowing to stand candidates in May elections Alex Salmond has announced that he is launching a new Scottish political party Former First Minister said Alba will stand candidates in forthcoming elections Mr Salmond said he wants to get ‘supermajority’ at Holyrood … Read more