Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow on election night.
Independence support in Scotland is now at critical levels. The ball is in the UK prime minister's court.
With Labour in danger of coming fourth in Scotland, they could have done without fresh independence trouble.
The Nicola and Keith Show.
Three stage-managed cheers for Keith Brown – the left is getting restless over independence.
Scottish parliament with Calton Hill in the background.
Scotland voted for its own parliament in September 1997, but has yet to make its mind up about the biggest issue of all.
Even though they won the election in Scotland, the result will be portrayed as a loss for the SNP. So where does it leave Nicola Sturgeon on a second independence referendum?
Celebrating in Glasgow.
The Conservative threat in Scotland is more than just hype.
How to shift those stubborn opinion polls?
Tapa the morning.
Madrid may hold the key to Scotland's future – for several reasons.
Boris could be about to discover a taste for Scottish nationalism.
An Eritrean refugee at ‘The Jungle’ camp in the port of Calais. Thousands of Eritreans flee repression at home to seek a better life elsewhere.
Eritrea achieved independence 25 years ago amid high expectations for its future. Today, the country's youth make up a large portion of the refugees risking their lives for a better future in Europe.
Sturgeon celebrates with the SNP intake after the election.
Everyone is trying to claim the Holyrood result furthers their own position. It's all noise.
Why Scotland should raise a glass to a certain Brummie Bill.
‘We both knew that wouldn’t fly, Dave.’
It's obvious why the Smith Commission would never work.
The Ruth and nothing but the Ruth.
The Scottish Tory leader will need more than David Cameron's backing to lead the UK party.
The truth about Scots is sometimes surprising.
Some of Scotland's top political scientists have been thinking about the implications of the constitutional change taking place. Here are some of their observations.
Minor parties and Twitter users alike are putting up their hands for an inclusive debate.
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