Queen Elizabeth II speaks at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh saying the beginning of a new session is the time for renewal and fresh thinking after a particularly difficult time. She adds that she will attend the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November and that "the eyes of the world" would be on Scotland during the event.
Scottish salmon is sold all over the world, but the fish come from breeding farms with methods that are condemned by environmental groups. The intensive farming of salmon, in large pens where there are too many fish, leads to them dying before they reach adulthood, mainly because of a flesh-eating parasite: sea lice. There are fears that the sea lice are now spreading far beyond the farms, contaminating wild salmon in rivers. Our France 3 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Olivia Bizot.
Scotland fans celebrate their team's draw against a heavily favoured England in their second match of Euro 2020. "At the end of the day, Scotland is Scotland, England is England and Scotland are number one," says one fan.
Scotland fans are in a jubilant mood in Glasgow despite a 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic in the opening round of the Euro 2020, as most look forward to the upcoming England clash.
As voters head to the polls for the Scottish Parliament elections, the issue of independence is not far from people's minds. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is hoping for a majority in the 129-seat devolved parliament, which could pave the way for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Back in 2014, Scots voted by a margin of 55 percent to stay in the UK, but since Brexit, polls have indicated a rise in support for going it alone.
Seven years after Scots voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, the question of independence is front and center once again.
Drug consumption rooms allow addicts to use safely. In Germany, they’re common; but in Scotland — Europe’s drug death capital — progress is painfully slow.
The coronavirus and a row over Brexit have strained internal UK ties. Scotland's leader, Nicola Sturgeon, questioned whether the trip was "really essential" during a lockdown.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says she is more concerned about the coronavirus situation now that at any other point since March. Meanwhile, the EU is facing criticism for its vaccine rollout. Stay up to date with DW.
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13 Dec 2020
The Scottish leader has refused to rule out legal action to force a Scottish independence referendum. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused a second vote on the issue after Scotland voted to stay in the UK in 2014.
14 Aug 2020
Three people were killed when a passenger train derailed in northeastern Scotland after a night of stormy weather. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the crash as "a very serious incident."