Same-sex marriage law adopted in Scotland

 Scotland`s new law on same-sex marriages has come into effect, a media report said Tuesday.

Tougher UK drink-drive rule urged after Scots lower limit

Scotland on Friday lowered its drink-drive limit below that in force in the rest of Britain, in a move that could put motorists over the legal threshold after just one drink.

UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

  Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

Scotland to be granted income tax autonomy

Scotland is set to get sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates, under plans unveiled Thursday by a cross-party commission on greater devolution.

Scotland to be granted greater autonomy: Commission

 Scotland could be handed sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates and controlling welfare payments under a new plan unveiled by a government-appointed commission Thursday.

Roy Hodgson plans England get-togethers
Roy Hodgson plans England get-togethers

England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that he hopes to re-unite his squad for mid-season get-togethers in a bid to bridge the gap until their next fixtures in March.

Wayne Rooney steels England for Celtic Park cauldron
Wayne Rooney steels England for Celtic Park cauldron

England captain Wayne Rooney revealed on Monday that he has warned his younger team-mates to brace themselves for a hostile reception in Tuesday`s friendly against Scotland at Celtic Park.

Roy Hodgson wary of England regeneration talk
Roy Hodgson wary of England regeneration talk

England manager Roy Hodgson admitted on Monday that his players are still digesting the disappointment of their World Cup group-stage exit despite their impressive form since the tournament.

Scotland win `not a bloodbath`: Gordon Strachan
Scotland win `not a bloodbath`: Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan on Monday dismissed suggestions that his team had adopted an overly aggressive approach during their 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland last week.

`Hurting` Ireland seek USA friendly boost
`Hurting` Ireland seek USA friendly boost

Roy Keane wants Ireland`s players to use Tuesday`s friendly with the United States to get over the disappointment of their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Scotland.

England, Scotland on Glasgow collision course
England, Scotland on Glasgow collision course

Each heartened by positive results in Euro 2016 qualifying, England and Scotland will renew their 142-year-old rivalry in a hotly anticipated end-of-year friendly at Glasgow`s Celtic Park on Tuesday.

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.

Paul Lawrie to host new match play tournament in Scotland
Paul Lawrie to host new match play tournament in Scotland

Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie is to host a new match play event in his native Scotland for the next three 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.

Win against Irish not crucial to Scotland`s Euro 2016 qualifying chances: Whittaker
Win against Irish not crucial to Scotland`s Euro 2016 qualifying chances: Whittaker

Steven Whittaker has played down the significance of Scotland`s Euro 2016 qualifying match with Ireland on Friday.

Former Man United captain Roy Keane under investigation for alleged assault
Former Man United captain Roy Keane under investigation for alleged assault

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane is under investigation by Irish police after a man was allegedly assaulted at the Republic of Ireland team hotel ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.

Two wins for Scotland at World Cup will be huge achievement, says Paul Collingwood
Two wins for Scotland at World Cup will be huge achievement, says Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood says two wins for Scotland at next years Cricket World Cup will be a huge achievement for the team. Scotland are in Pool A along with Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Saturday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".