Protesters force UK immigration officers to release 2 men detained in Scotland after crowd surrounds van (VIDEOS)

Follow RT on Two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland have been released from a police van to huge cheers from a 100-strong crowd who amassed around the vehicle to prevent the pair being taken away from their home in Glasgow. An hours-long standoff between activists and dozens of police had ensued in Kenmure […]

Fresh from victory, Nicola Sturgeon says she’ll ‘lead Scotland to independence’

Follow RT on After winning a pro-independence majority, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she’ll “lead Scotland to independence,” no matter what London says. That process will be a hard slog, her predecessor Alex Salmond told RT. “I hope to lead Scotland to independence,” Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, adding that it […]

Scotland’s Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson not to block SECOND independence vote, says he’d be ‘picking a fight’ with Scottish people

Follow RT on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to block another independence referendum. However, Sturgeon may not be in a position to demand such a vote. With counting still underway in Scotland’s parliamentary election, Sturgeon’s is on track for a fourth term as first minister, winning 62 out […]

PM Johnson laments talk of ‘irresponsible’ second Scottish referendum as Scots prepare for election

Follow RT on The British Prime Minister has said that now is not the right time for a second Scottish referendum as the United Kingdom emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic as one of the worst-hit nations in western world. Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday during a visit to the English midlands, UK Prime Minister […]

Scotland’s Sturgeon ‘misled’ parliamentary committee, says hotly awaited report, in another potential breach of ministerial code

Follow RT on The report claims the First Minister gave ‘an inaccurate account’ of her handling of sexual harassment complaints against her predecessor, Alex Salmond, and accuses her of breaching ministerial protocol. Published on Tuesday but partially leaked last week, the report gives a damning verdict on Nicola Sturgeon’s participation in the Scottish government’s botched […]

Scotland to ease Covid lockdown on April 2 by lifting ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions

Follow RT on The Scottish government is to begin easing its strict Covid-19 lockdown rules in early April, with the ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions being replaced with ‘stay local’ advice, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. From April 2, people will be advised to stay inside their local area instead of at home, Sturgeon told the […]

Sturgeon announces Scotland’s roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown, with hospitality set to return in late April

Follow RT on Scotland’s first minister has announced her government’s plans to reopen the country from lockdown, with the previous tiered system of restrictions due to take effect again in April. Speaking a day after UK PM Boris Johnson unveiled his lockdown exit plan for England, Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland would embark on a period […]

Scotland begins DRONE delivery of Covid tests & medicines for remote islands

Follow RT on In a first for the UK, drones are being used to ship Covid-19 tests, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies between hospitals and health facilities in Scotland and islands off its coast. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has given permission to drone operator Skyports for the use of the drone […]

Scotland to ask pupils to self-test for Covid twice a week so schools can reopen

Follow RT on Teenagers in Scotland will be asked to self-test for Covid-19 twice weekly to allow schools to reopen safely on February 22, to identify those who are asymptomatic and contain the spread of the virus before an outbreak can occur. Scottish Education Secretary John Swinney has released details of the country’s plan to […]

Queen accused of lobbying govt to change 1976 transparency law to shield her ‘potentially embarrassing’ finances

Follow RT on In the 1970s, Queen Elizabeth II sent her solicitor to lobby the government, which consequently amended a draft law to shield her personal finances and extravagant wealth from scrutiny, archived documents have revealed. Unearthed by the Guardian, the National Archives documents point to an effort by the British royal family to get […]

‘Is this satire?’ Twitter baffled by report that UK govt discussed relocating Prince Edward to Scotland in bid to ‘save’ the Union

Follow RT on Twitter has had a field day with a report claiming that the UK government at one point had considered sending Prince Edward up north to live in Scotland, as part of a plan to combat the rise of the Scottish National Party. The Daily Mail reported that, last year, an aide to […]

Scotland extends lockdown until end of February, announces ‘managed quarantine’ for all international arrivals

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has extended the nation’s lockdown amid severe pressure on the NHS and says the country will bring in new measures to prevent potentially harmful variants entering Scotland from abroad. The latest data shows that there has been “real progress” in bringing Covid-19 case numbers down, First Minister Nicola […]

Large-scale manufacture of Valneva Covid vaccine begins in Scotland before phase-3 human trials even start

Follow RT on The UK government has taken a risk on a promising candidate vaccine, with production of the jab already started, despite the fact that the vaccine hasn’t even begun large-scale human trials. Large-scale manufacturing of a Covid-19 jab developed by speciality vaccine company Valneva has started in Livingston, Scotland, the government announced on […]

Sturgeon not ‘ecstatic’ about Johnson’s Scotland trip, questions whether the PM’s visit is ‘essential’ travel

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has questioned whether the UK prime minister’s planned visit to Scotland on Thursday was truly “essential”, adding that both she and Boris Johnson have to lead by example. “People like me and Boris Johnson have to be in work for reasons I think most people can understand, but […]

Scotland’s first minister says national lockdown will remain until at least mid-February

Follow RT on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the national lockdown will remain in place until mid-February at least, as a highly contagious strain of Covid-19 continues to afflict the UK. “The lockdown restrictions – including the strict stay-at-home requirement – will remain in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities […]

Scotland reverts to tougher lockdown rules, including ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has introduced a new wave of measures to tackle the spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 variant, describing the move as “regrettable” but “a means to an end.” Speaking on Wednesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed a further tightening of Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown rules. The changes will come […]

United Ireland ‘within 25 years’ thanks to ‘disaster’ Brexit, UK’s former Home Secretary predicts

Follow RT on The “disaster” Brexit deal has played into the hands of those wishing for the “destruction” of the UK, former cabinet minister David Blunkett has said, predicting that a united Ireland might emerge within the next 25 years.  The situation created by Brexit that now “effectively continues” the European single market in Northern […]

Negative Covid-19 test to be required for all international arrivals in England and Scotland

Follow RT on To help protect the UK against new strains of coronavirus, England and Scotland will require international arrivals, including British nationals, to provide a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours before travel. The UK made the announcement because of the “great concern” caused by the discovery of the new variant of the virus in […]

Sturgeon warns Trump against any surprise golf trips to Scotland, says it’s not ‘essential’ under Covid rules

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has advised US President Donald Trump that a golfing trip to Scotland amid the national Covid lockdown would not meet the “essential purpose” criteria for allowing someone to enter the country. During her coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon issued a warning to the US leader after […]

New lockdown in Scotland with public legally required to stay home amid spread of new Covid-19 variant

Follow RT on Scotland will enter national lockdown from midnight, with people legally required to stay at home until February, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said, warning that existing Covid-19 rules may not be enough to stop its spread. “It is no exaggeration to say that I am more concerned about the situation we face […]

‘Scotland will be back in EU after independence!’ says SNP leader, as party pledges to vote AGAINST Brexit deal

Follow RT on The leader of the Scottish National Party in the UK Parliament has slammed Boris Johnson’s trade deal with the EU and vowed to vote against it in a complete U-turn on Brexit. Speaking on Wednesday, Ian Blackford, SNP leader in Westminster, said that Scotland would soon be heading back into the European […]

‘Stay at home’: Sturgeon calls on Scots to ditch NYE parties in Covid-19 plea, as cases hit record high

Follow RT on Amid soaring case numbers, Scotland’s first minister has called on its people to “sit up and take notice” of Covid-19, and do their bit to fight the virus by staying home on New Year’s Eve instead of partying. “I know we’re all desperate to kick 2020 into touch but we must do […]

Both Britain & EU say post-Brexit agreement is a great deal! Now Scotland, Ireland and Wales want in on the action

Follow RT on The free trade deal that will dictate future economic cooperation between the UK and EU has been hailed by both sides as a success, but the breakthrough agreement received a cold reception in Scotland. After nearly a year of contentious negotiations, the two parties produced a 2,000 page document which, at least […]

Royal Navy submarine-hunting warship forced back to shore after Covid-19 outbreak among crew

Follow RT on A Royal Navy top brass cut its warship’s operations short, making it return to port and ordering the crew to isolate over the Christmas period after a suspected Covid-19 outbreak onboard. A Royal Navy spokesman said on Thursday that the HMS Northumberland had been forced to return to the Devonport Naval Base, […]

‘I’m kicking myself and I’m sorry’: Scotland leader Sturgeon apologises after maskless photo in pub

Follow RT on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has admitted to violating the strict mask-wearing rules after visiting the funeral of a civil servant who reportedly died from Covid-19. “Last Friday, while attending a funeral wake, I had my mask off briefly. This was a stupid mistake and I’m really sorry,” Sturgeon said in a […]

Filthy Gears – Running Lyrics (feat. P Money)

[Chorus: P Money] When you hear this on the station Tell the DJ keep that (Running) I said when you hear this on the station Tell the DJ keep that (Running) All my nine-to-fivers that’s grinding To keep that electric and water (running) All my young dargs on the roadside Don’t get caught slipping, keep […]