Scotland`s new leader eyes key role in British politics

Scotland`s new leader Nicola Sturgeon, a tenacious former lawyer and the brains behind an unsuccessful independence bid, looks ahead on Saturday to a future of political clout for her homeland.

Nicola Sturgeon becomes Scottish National Party leader

Nicola Sturgeon on Friday took over the leadership of the Scottish National Party (SNP) from Alex Salmond, the outspoken Scottish first minister who had led the SNP for over 20 years.

Scottish nationalists name new leader to maintain independence fight

Scottish nationalists name new leader to maintain independence fightScotland`s ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) on Friday crowned a new leader to build on a surge of support following a defeat in September`s independence referendum that still looks set to result in greater autonomy.

Scottish nationalists change leader after referendum defeat

Scotland`s First Minister Alex Salmond will step down as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) at its annual conference on Friday after Scots voted against independence in September.

Sturgeon to become Scottish nationalist leader

Nicola Sturgeon will become the new leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party -- and therefore Scotland`s first minister -- as she was the only candidate when nominations closed on Wednesday.

Sturgeon announces bid for Scottish leadership

 on Wednesday announced her bid to replace pro-independence leader Alex Salmond as head of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the regional government.

Scotland could still declare independence: Alex Salmond

 Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who announced his resignation after his Yes campaign`s defeat in the independence referendum Friday, has claimed that Scotland could declare itself independent without a referendum in the future, a media report said Monday.

Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader
Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party on Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.

No 'divorce', no 'heartbreak' for UK; Scotland just 'didn't do it' Mr Alex Salmond!

It is definitely a feeling of immense relief when one manages to salvage a special relationship from the brink of breaking away.

Scotland referendum: Pro-independence leader Alex Salmond concedes defeat

As the picture became clear in Scotland following a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom, pro-independence leader and First Minister Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday.

Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence
Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.

Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge; counting on
Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge; counting on

The Scottish independence campaign has so far been marked by a unique decency, untouched by violence or hateful rhetoric, however on the voting day an untoward incident  has come to light.

Scottish minister insists of using pound even if gets independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Tuesday insisted that an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound.

British PM heads to Scotland hoping to boost `No` vote

 British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday makes his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week`s independence referendum, hoping to boost the "No" vote, with polls predicting a very tight race.

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.

Alex Salmond: Scottish leader who will win either way

Scottish leader Alex Salmond has good reason to look forward to next week`s independence referendum -- he`ll win either way.

Scotland polls put `No` camp ahead as Salmond hits out

Opinion polls gave campaigners for Scotland to stay in Britain a slight lead Friday as First Minister Alex Salmond hit back at business leaders who revealed their independence contingency plans.

Scotland ready to make history: Independence leader

Scotland`s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said the eyes of the world are on a momentous referendum next week, as the latest poll suggested voters will narrowly choose to remain in the United Kingdom.

Referendum battle puts Scottish Labour on backfoot

 Old loyalties are being shaken up in the campaign for Scotland`s independence referendum -- and the Labour party is feeling that more than most in its industrial heartland.

Scotland ready to make history: Independence leader

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said the "eyes of the world" were on a momentous referendum next week that could break a 307-year-old union with England.