post 22 April 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Gordon Brown, the union, and spirals of silence

Gordon Brown had been intending to give the all-party Better Together campaign a wide berth. But then the narrowing of the polls happened. And in Scotland the former PM still has a lot of weight.

article 08 April 2014 UK, Scotland
Campaigners see red over Glasgow Games demolition plans

"What gives them the right to embarrass Scotland?" Campaigners tell Channel 4 News that plans to blow up Glasgow's iconic Red Road Flats during the Commonwealth Games are a "disgrace".

article 04 April 2014 UK, Scotland
Scotland: please don't go - Eddie Izzard's plea to Scots

Comedian Eddie Izzard says he wants Scotland to remain part of the UK but admits he is expecting foul-mouthed abuse at a comedy fundraiser in Edinburgh.

article 02 April 2014 UK, Scotland
Edinburgh school wall collapse
Urgent Edinburgh school checks after schoolgirl wall death

Surveyors are inspecting walls in school buildings across Edinburgh after a 12-year-old pupil died when a wall in a changing room collapsed on top of her.

article 26 March 2014 UK, Scotland
Exclusive: Groundskeeper Willie on Scottish independence

The most famous Scotsman on television - Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons - follows Kermit the Frog in commenting on Scottish independence.

article 13 March 2014 UK, Scotland
North Sea helicopter crash
Inquiry finds helicopter crash could have been prevented

A North Sea helicopter crash that killed 16 men off the coast of Aberdeenshire could have been avoided, an inquiry finds.

post 12 March 2014
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Scottish politician seeks independent woman for voting commitment

Many more women have been elected to political office in Scotland than at Westminster, but female voters remain sceptical about independence.

post 12 March 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Will it always be dreich in an independent Scotland?

As the Scots vote on independence, one aspect of the country seems to already have gone its own way - its weather. So is the notion of dull drizzle and biting blizzards myth or reality?

video 09 March 2014 UK, Scotland

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Scottish independence: a decade-long debate - video

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray may be keeping out of it. But as the debate around Scottish independence heats up, Gary Gibbon looks back at the history of the movement.