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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

Scotland's year of decision

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Next year Scotland will vote in a referendum on independence from Britain, amid a well-orchestrated campaign of sentimental nationalism which could lead to a shrunken Britain.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
By United Press International

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.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Scotland releases independence timetable

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- If Scottish voters approve independence in an October 2014 referendum, the wish will become a fact in March 2016, the Scottish National Party said Tuesday.

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.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
By United Press International

Could islands split from Scotland?

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 21 (UPI) -- A leader of the Scottish National Party said Tuesday the Orkney and Shetland islands should have the option of staying in Britain if most islanders want that.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 19, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

Nationalist Scottish leader meets queen

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 24 (UPI) -- Three hundred years after the United Kingdom was formed, Queen Elizabeth II Thursday met the leader of the Scottish political party that wants to break it up.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, March 24, 2007.
By United Press International

Irish town, British duke battle over fish

YOUGHAL, Ireland, March 10 (UPI) -- An Irish town and a British duke are battling over fishing rights on a river in southern Ireland.

Blair warns Scots of nationalism risks

OBAN, Scotland, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair warns that an election victory next year by the Scottish National Party could mean the end of a united Britain.

Cardinal endorses Scotland independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland suggested in an interview that independence would be good for the country.

The Almanac

Today is Monday June 19, the 170th day of 2006 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2006 with 282 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 19, the 170th day of 2005 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

Letter: Walter Raleigh pleaded for life

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- Britain's King James VI refused pleas from Sir Walter Raleigh to spare him from execution in 1618, a newly found letter by the explorer claims.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2005 with 282 to follow.
By United Press International

Effort made to restore Macbeth's repute

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A group of Scottish parliamentarians has announced it will attempt to restore Macbeth's reputation as a good king who stabilized Scotland.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 19, the 171st day of 2004 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 84th day of 2004 with 282 to follow.
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