Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge

Scottish pro-independence parties reported a surge in membership over the weekend as campaigners vowed to continue to fight after a split with the United Kingdom was rejected in a referendum.

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307-year union with England that brought prosperity but has increasingly felt stifling to many Scots.

Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after latest Scotland polls
Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after latest Scotland polls

The future of Scotland and the United Kingdom looked uncertain on Sunday, five days before a historic referendum on independence, as polls showed the rival campaigns running desperately close.

Will not bring another referendum: Scotland Minister Alex Salmond

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond Sunday said there will be no second Scottish independence referendum for another generation even if he loses Thursday's poll by a single vote.

Rivals bid for votes in 'knife-edge' Scotland referendum
Rivals bid for votes in 'knife-edge' Scotland referendum

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Sunday ahead of a historic referendum, as a religious leader prayed for harmony after polls showed Scots were almost evenly split.

Britain`s Queen intervenes in Scotland debate

As the debate around an independent Scotland gathers momentum in the UK ahead of a referendum in September, Queen Elizabeth II has made a rare intervention over the issue.

Scotland issue: Britain works, why break it? says David Cameron

Making a strong pitch for retaining Scotland as a part of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday said that Scotland is better off in Britain.