With a second Scottish referendum 'all but inevitable', here's a strange pill for the nationalists to swallow.
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
A fundraising initiative in Scotland has made headlines, but good intentions are not enough when it comes to helping vulnerable people.
Why Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's federalist ploy is not the right way forward.
Nearly six months on from the UK's shock vote, there looks very little room for manoeuvre in negotiations.
Theresa May desperately needs room to manoeuvre after letting Brexit bravado get the best of her.
Scottish first minister tries to keep party faithful happy while starting long courtship of the no voters.
The independence bill is a short-term win but no game-changer.
Nicola Sturgeon's 'named person' plan for supporting children is a good idea with a major flaw.
How to shift those stubborn opinion polls?
To achieve independence, history says you should play a long game.
Scotland's numbers look far worse than the UK's.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
The two women at the top of UK politics could be heading for a disagreement.
Madrid may hold the key to Scotland's future – for several reasons.
Brexit uncertainty, English xenophobia and a recession brewing - no wonder Scottish Labour is thinking about switching sides.
If Holyrood is ultimately answerable to Westminster, Westminster is ultimately answerable to realpolitik.
You might think those seeking Scottish independence just got exactly what they wanted. It's not quite that simple.
Boris could be about to discover a taste for Scottish nationalism.
But will it have swayed women voters?