Aug 27, 2014 — Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
Aug 23, 2014 — The Scottish vote next month, but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound or the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.
Jul 2, 2014 — In the remote cluster of rocks in the North Sea, knitting is a deeply ingrained tradition that stretches back for centuries — and persists despite the money that oil and gas have brought to Shetland.
Jun 30, 2014 — Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
Mar 18, 2014 — For the first time, Scots will be able to vote on whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or strike out on their own. So far, polls suggest most favor unity over independence.
Feb 13, 2014 — Scots vote in a referendum on independence from the U.K. in September, and the pro-independence leader had previously said the new country would retain the pound as its currency. The message from London on Thursday: Not so fast.
Jul 24, 2013 — Found in Scotland and dating from 10,000 years, the calendar shows that hunter-gatherers already knew how to mark time by looking at the skies, forcing us to rethink what we know of ancient cultures.
Apr 30, 2013 — Jacobite Cruises is now insured against damage, however unlikely, from "Nessie."
Oct 5, 2011 — A Scottish restaurant's competition to see who could eat the spiciest curry — and raise money for charity in the process — has ended in painful trips to the emergency room for at least two participants.
Sep 16, 2010 — In Scottish sermon, Pope Benedict avoids mention of priest sex scandal, gives standard sermon.