Scotland

A rainy day in the Highlands: Summerwater, by Sarah Moss, reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

There is an old Yorkshire tale about a prosperous town which, legend has it, once stood on the site of…

Portrait of the week: Employment falls, exam failures and a roundabout rigmarole

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Home In fine weather with calm seas, 565 migrants in four days crossed the Channel in small craft. French officials…

Here’s Nicola: can Boris Johnson stop Scottish independence?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

How can Boris deal with the looming question of IndyRef2?

Could possession of the Bible become an offence in Scotland?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s new Hate Crime Bill will make criminals of comedians

Can the new Scottish Tory leader thwart Nicola Sturgeon?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The new Scottish Tory leader – and his familiar sidekick

Should Nicola Sturgeon get a statue?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s statues attest to a history buried under sentimental nationalism

Dear Mary: What gift can you buy for the hosts who have everything?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Q. I am not expected to pay rent at the cottage which has been lent to me by a super-kind…

Letters: Why is the problem of working-class white boys not considered worth solving?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Left-behind boys Sir: Christopher Snowdon’s perceptive and informative article (‘The lost boys’, 18 July) reflects perfectly my own experiences in…

The continued existence of the United Kingdom is now at stake

20 July 2020 4:30 pm

When they come to write the history of the Union’s demise, there will be three guilty men. Tony Blair was…

The Union is in graver danger than ever

18 July 2020 9:00 am

The greatest single danger to this government is the state of the Union. Prime ministers can survive many things, but…

Scotland’s chilling new blasphemy law

12 May 2020 6:37 pm

The new Hate Crime Bill proposed by the Scottish Government is a sweeping threat to freedom of speech and conscience.…

Male violence pulses through Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock

28 March 2020 9:00 am

‘It’s a woman’s thing, creation,’ says Sarah,a girl accused of witchcraft in 18th-century Scotland, in one of the three storylines…

Letters: How to really revitalise the North

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Devolved or decentralised? Sir: Paul Collier (‘Northern lights’, 22 February) conflates what devolution has come to mean, in UK terms, with…

The brands regretting calling themselves ‘Corona’

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Going viral A few of the businesses which chose ‘Corona’ as a brand name and now have a bit of…

The Scottish literary giants who stoked the fires of Anglophobia

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

On the Scottish literary giants who stoked the fires of Anglophobia

Deborah Orr rages against her small-town upbringing

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Unlike a lot of people in the media, I didn’t personally know Deborah Orr, but I know many who did,…

Indyref2 could be the biggest headache of Boris’s premiership

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon is the only opposition leader who survived the general election. She has emerged far stronger. The Tories had…

Corbyn’s problem was not that the media hated him – but that he hated the media

21 December 2019 9:00 am

On the morning of the election, we buried my lovely mum. I write this 24 hours later, now on a…

The 15 Scottish seats that could decide the general election

8 December 2019 8:01 pm

For at least a generation — something we define loosely up here — Scottish hacks have been trying to interest…

Praise be to Mary MacLeod Trump. [Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images]

If we do get a good Anglo-American trade deal, we should thank Trump’s mother

26 October 2019 9:00 am

In an uncharacteristic fit of almost-robustness, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has said she is ‘open-minded’ about scrapping the BBC licence…

Brace yourself for no deal

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I AM up on the far north-west coast of Scotland, where the weather is changing every five minutes under vast skies…

Forget Greenland, Donald Trump should buy Scotland

24 August 2019 2:24 am

Donald Trump’s attempted purchase of Greenland may have fallen through but if he’s still in the market, there’s some prime…

It’s not just Scotland’s drugs shame – it’s Britain’s

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Twenty years ago, the Scottish parliament was reconvened after a lapse of almost three centuries. The logic for devolution was…

Will Boris Johnson break up the Union?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs…

Soft cell: ‘Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202’, 1970–73, by Dorothea Tanning

Wicked, humorous and high-spirited: Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern reviewed

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Art movements come and go but surrealism, in one form or another, has always been with us. Centuries before Freud’s…