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Speeding steady into a 2nd referendum would doom Scottish independence

In the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU in June 2016, Scotland seemed to be on the brink of independence.  Scots rejected Brexit by an overwhelming 24-point margin (62 percent to 38 percent), prompting Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon – the head of Scotland’s semi-autonomous government in Edinburgh – to start preparing…

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Possession struggle heats up over Scottish island of Ulva

I visited the island of Ulva on a day when snow and strong winds blew off the Atlantic, interspersed with pale sunshine that lit up the surrounding mountains on the much larger neighbouring island of Mull. It’s a beautiful, inhospitable and remote part of the British Isles. You might wonder who would choose to live…

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‘Nae misfortune’: Glasgow migrants uncover Scottish dialect

Glasgow, Scotland – In a corner of Glasgow, on a grey day, students are learning the art of conversation. But these are no ordinary students, and the course is no ordinary English lesson. « Fitba », « Glasgae », « braw », « nae bother » and « aff yer heed » are just some of the words and phrases swirling around the small classroom as refugees…

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