Scotland sets up offshore pipeline center

CLYDEBANK, Scotland, May 30 (UPI) -- The investments needed to set up a pipeline welding center in Scotland shows there's plenty of interest in its energy sector, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

Scotland says oil, greens, support independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 22 (UPI) -- Scotland has the economic resources available to endure as an independent country in part because of its energy sector, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

Farage calls Edinburgh protesters 'yobbo, fascist scum'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 18 (UPI) -- United Kingdom Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage Friday called the Scottish nationalists who interrupted his Edinburgh news conference "fascist scum."

Scotland unveils energy training program

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 13 (UPI) -- The Scottish government will support a training program for the energy sector with investments worth close to $10 million, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

Scotland touts oil and gas market success

HOUSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Scottish sales of oil and natural gas on the international market increased 8.4 percent from 2011-12, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said.

Scotland questioned on diplomatic readiness

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- The Scottish government hasn't looked closely at what independence would mean for its diplomatic affairs, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

Report: If Scotland becomes independent, Britain should support it

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- Scottish nationalists should not assume an independent Scotland will be welcomed into NATO and the European Union, a British parliamentary report said.

Scottish Coal liquidation prompts effort to revive shuttered mines

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 22 (UPI) -- Scotland says it is setting up a new trust to help revive shuttered coal mines across the country in the wake of the liquidation of struggling Scottish Coal.

Scotland will seek EU, NATO allegiance

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- An independent Scotland would favor membership in the European Union and in the NATO alliance, First Minister Alex Salmond said from Washington D.C.

U.S company goes green in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. tidal energy company ResHydro announced plans to examine the offshore potential in Scotland, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced.

Cameron's Trident stance irks Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 5 (UPI) -- The Trident nuclear missile system will have no place in a future independent Scotland, Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

Salmond sets independence vote date

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 22 (UPI) -- A referendum vote on Scottish independence will be held Sept. 18, 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond said Thursday.

Scotland sets date for independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 21 (UPI) -- Scottish citizens will have the chance next September to decide their place in the international community, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Thursday.

Scottish renewable role doubted by Britain

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 19 (UPI) -- It may be more difficult for an independent Scotland to compete in a global renewable energy sector, British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said.

Independence ranks low in Scots' concerns

GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Independence ranks relatively low as an issue for Scots, with only 25 percent naming it as one of their five top concerns, a poll released Friday indicated.

Three killed by avalanche in Scotland

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Two of the three climbers killed in a Scottish avalanche were members of the Royal Air Force, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.

U.K. House of Commons OKs gay marriage

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's House of Commons Tuesday resoundingly approved the legalization of same-sex marriage on a 400-175 vote.

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4 dead in Scotland avalanche

PRESTWICK, Scotland, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An avalanche in the rugged Scottish Highlands Saturday hit a six-member climbing party, leaving four dead and a fifth injured, authorities said.

Oil, gas form economic base for Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- With a wholesale value of $2.4 trillion, oil and natural gas in the Scottish waters of the North Sea provide a key source of revenue, the first minister said.

Scotland gets backing for tidal power

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A tidal power company in Scotland secured more than $12 million in foreign funding to help build the next generation of tidal turbines, Edinburgh said.

Barroso: Scotland must reapply to EU

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Scotland cannot expect automatic membership in the European Union if it becomes independent, EU President Jose Manuel Barroso says.

Scotland close to meeting green targets

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Scotland is halfway to its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 42 percent, the Scottish environment minister said.

Coalition wants independent Scots republic

GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A left wing coalition says it hopes to push the movement for Scottish independence toward creation of a "modern republic."
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