post 15 July 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Mhairi Black takes Westminster by storm single handed

It is hard, if not impossible, to remember an MP making the political and verbal splash in his or her maiden speech that Mhairi Black achieved yesterday in the Commons.

article 14 July 2015 UK, Scotland
SNP's Mhairi Black gives maiden Commons speech
Mhairi Black: 'Only 20-year-old in UK helped with housing'

Mhairi Black, the youngest MP in the Commons, tells the house that she is the only 20-year-old in the UK the chancellor is prepared to help with housing costs following last week's budget.

article 12 July 2015 UK, Scotland
Lamara Bell and John Yuill
Mother trapped in crashed car for three days dies

A review of all police call handling in Scotland has been launched after a mother died in hospital, having spent three days lying in the car, next to her dead boyfriend.

article 09 July 2015 UK, Scotland
John Yuill and Lamara Bell
Crash victims may have been left for three days

Fears that a couple involved in a crash in which one man died may have lain in a car off the M9 near Stirling, central Scotland, for three days have sparked an independent investigation.

post 24 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: is Scotland giving the Queen a pay cut?

Will the Queen really lose millions if the Scottish Government takes over the Crown Estate assets north of the border? Errr... no.

article 03 June 2015 UK, Scotland
Krishnan Guru-Murthy by John Byrne on art, Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish independence

Playwright and artist John Byrne is the kid from Paisley, who made it from the notorious Ferguslie Park housing estate to a life of fame as an artist and writer.

article 26 May 2015 UK, Greece
Pablo Iglesias (Getty)
Europe's anti-austerity movements: from Podemos to the SNP

The surge in support for the radical left Podemos party in Spain's regional elections is the latest manifestation of a spectre haunting Europe: the rise of the anti-austerity movement.

article 16 May 2015 UK, Scotland
Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy resigns as Scottish Labour leader

Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy announces his intention to resign - and launches a stinging attack on Unite trade union leader Len McCluskey.

article 10 May 2015 UK, Scotland
JK Rowling Twitter row: support for author over poll abuse

Twitter users rally to show their support for JK Rowling after she became a target for online abuse in the wake of the election results.