Scotland

A new biography sheds light on the afterlife of Hume’s writings

Unionists fear that the SNP represents all Scots and that a break-up of the United Kingdom is now inevitable. They don’t and it isn’t

Voters north of the border are gripped by a nationalist mania. The SNP’s zealotry means I no longer feel as at home there as I once did

Scottish nationalism has destroyed civility north of the border, putting journalists in the firing line

On the doorsteps of Essex and Glasgow, the reasons why voters are turning to UKIP and the SNP appear remarkably similar

It is September 2016. The 1707 Act of Union lies rotting in the dustbin of history.

The Orkney islanders have their doubts about Scottish independence

In this unnecessarily long campaign, both nationalists and unionists have peddled negative and exaggerated arguments

Alex Salmond’s blend of flag-waving and leftist economics is all too similar to the ideologies that ravaged 20th-century Europe

‘Don’t believe the polls. Either side could win the Scottish referendum’