Category - scotland

  • 25 Jul 2012

    Faith groups are divided on the Scottish government's announcent that they will push ahead with a bill to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage.

  • 19 Jul 2012

    Even those who have little interest in football have probably found themselves occasionally touched by morbid fascination about the dramatic fall from grace (or at least glory and power) of Rangers Football Club -- an iconic part of Glasgow's and Scotland's social history -- and the huge public reaction it has created.

  • 17 Jul 2012

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has expressed concern at the news that the Scottish National Party is to reconsider its stance against NATO membership.

  • 4 Jul 2012

    Trident faces public opposition whether or not it is forced out of Scotland, experts have told the House of Commons Defence Committee.

  • 22 Jun 2012

    Tibet's globally respected spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has arrived in Scotland. He is embarking on a two-day tour of three Scottish cities.

  • 16 Jun 2012

    The final standoff between St George’s Tron and the Church of Scotland has been several years coming, says Simon Barrow. The way it is handled will also be a signal of how the Kirk sees its future, and how the debate on same-sex relations may resonate in more reluctant corners of the church when it returns to the General Assembly next year.

  • 15 Jun 2012

    UK ministers have admitted that Scottish independence could trigger a “seismic shock” for the UK budget, if the Trident nuclear arms system is retained.

  • 9 Jun 2012

    The rejection of the Anglican Covenant by the Scottish Episcopal Church is another serious body blow for a measure which proponents say is about proper ecclesiastical order, but which detractors argue will impose narrow conformity on a denomination historically based on self-governance within its provinces. Simon Barrow looks to the background, history and significance of the latest manoeuvres.

  • 30 May 2012

    As the jubilee weekend approaches, the Scottish Green Party have said that they would rather “break out bunting and cake” for low-paid workers than for monarchy.

  • 23 May 2012

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed scepticism about the feasibility and desirability of independence for Scotland.