Scotland

The hijacking of the Scots language

5 September 2020 9:00 am

A teenager in North Carolina has been revealed as the creator of a fifth or even a half of the…

Scexit has become a matter of faith, not fact

30 August 2020 3:28 am

There is a satirical flowchart that sums up Scottish nationalism better than a thousand articles. It begins with the question:…

Can Scotland afford independence?

29 August 2020 11:16 pm

How would an independent Scotland have fared during the pandemic? We found out this week on the annual release of…

Letters: Why do we need beavers?

29 August 2020 9:00 am

It’s not about money Sir: Professor Tombs criticises Alex Massie (Letters, 22 August) for ignoring evidence when the latter claims…

Andrew Marr: Scotland is slipping away from the Union

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Staying in Britain for the summer has been, in many ways, entirely glorious. We have zigzagged from Shropshire through Derbyshire…

Scots poll in favour of free expression

23 August 2020 6:00 pm

The SNP’s determination to push on with its draconian Hate Crime Bill has put it on the wrong side of…

Scotland's Hate Crime Bill would have a chilling effect on free speech

22 August 2020 9:40 pm

Among the encroachments on Milton’s three supreme liberties contained in Humza Yousaf’s Hate Crime Bill is a cloturing of the…

Letters: why do we put up with bats?

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Scottish hearts and heads Sir: Alex Massie ignores the evidence when he espouses the assumption that economic concerns no longer…

A rainy day in the Highlands: Summerwater, by Sarah Moss, reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

There is an old Yorkshire tale about a prosperous town which, legend has it, once stood on the site of…

Portrait of the week: Employment falls, exam failures and a roundabout rigmarole

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Home In fine weather with calm seas, 565 migrants in four days crossed the Channel in small craft. French officials…

Here’s Nicola: can Boris Johnson stop Scottish independence?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

How can Boris deal with the looming question of IndyRef2?

Could possession of the Bible become an offence in Scotland?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s new Hate Crime Bill will make criminals of comedians

Can the new Scottish Tory leader thwart Nicola Sturgeon?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The new Scottish Tory leader – and his familiar sidekick

Should Nicola Sturgeon get a statue?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s statues attest to a history buried under sentimental nationalism

Dear Mary: What gift can you buy for the hosts who have everything?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Q. I am not expected to pay rent at the cottage which has been lent to me by a super-kind…

Letters: Why is the problem of working-class white boys not considered worth solving?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Left-behind boys Sir: Christopher Snowdon’s perceptive and informative article (‘The lost boys’, 18 July) reflects perfectly my own experiences in…

The continued existence of the United Kingdom is now at stake

20 July 2020 4:30 pm

When they come to write the history of the Union’s demise, there will be three guilty men. Tony Blair was…

The Union is in graver danger than ever

18 July 2020 9:00 am

The greatest single danger to this government is the state of the Union. Prime ministers can survive many things, but…

Scotland’s chilling new blasphemy law

12 May 2020 6:37 pm

The new Hate Crime Bill proposed by the Scottish Government is a sweeping threat to freedom of speech and conscience.…

Male violence pulses through Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock

28 March 2020 9:00 am

‘It’s a woman’s thing, creation,’ says Sarah,a girl accused of witchcraft in 18th-century Scotland, in one of the three storylines…

Letters: How to really revitalise the North

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Devolved or decentralised? Sir: Paul Collier (‘Northern lights’, 22 February) conflates what devolution has come to mean, in UK terms, with…

The brands regretting calling themselves ‘Corona’

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Going viral A few of the businesses which chose ‘Corona’ as a brand name and now have a bit of…

The Scottish literary giants who stoked the fires of Anglophobia

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

On the Scottish literary giants who stoked the fires of Anglophobia

Deborah Orr rages against her small-town upbringing

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Unlike a lot of people in the media, I didn’t personally know Deborah Orr, but I know many who did,…

Indyref2 could be the biggest headache of Boris’s premiership

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon is the only opposition leader who survived the general election. She has emerged far stronger. The Tories had…