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'Nessie' leaves Scots wondering as monster vote looms

"Nessie" has given locals in northern Scotland the heebie-jeebies for centuries, but there was mild panic when a photograph appeared to show the aquatic giant frolicking in a lake south of the border, 210 miles (317 kilometres) from home.<p>The snap, taken at Lake Windermere in northern England's Lake …

Scotland

Could Scotland become the 194th UN member state?

The Big Question: what problems do fledgling nation-states experience when they secede from larger countries?<p>As the referendum on Scottish independence kicks off, it’s worth reflecting on other cases of national self-determination in the not-too-distant past.<p>During the Cold War there were far fewer …

A Crazy Plan Could See These Oil-Rich Islands Secede From An Independent Scotland

That is, until Wednesday. The local member of parliament for the isles, Alistair Carmichael, told The Guardian that Scottish independence would begin "a conversation about Shetland's position."<p>Carmichael says that conversation would include the option of becoming a crown dependency, like the Isle …

Oil

BBC Scottish Independence Campaign Reporter Ridiculed Over #GeographyFail

As Scots to prepare to vote for Thursday's independence referendum, the BBC's correspondent Christian Fraser reported to viewers about the last-ditch …

The 11 best moments of the Scottish independence referendum campaign

<b>Salmond v Darling</b><p>It all kicked off with the fiery exchanges between the SNP leader of the yes campaign Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, leader of the no campaign. The tone of the referendum discussions was set by their first combative live television debate, and Twitter was buzzing with …