Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1707.
But in recent years the Scottish independence movement gained momentum, despite more autonomy gained through devolution. This page gives you all DW content referring to Scotland - in a chronological order.
The world's top golfers compete for the Claret Jug in the 147th Open. It is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world and Germany's Martin Kaymer will set off in the first group on the long, challenging course.
The Scottish Parliament has voted to deny consent for the EU Withdrawal Bill, which is currently going through national parliament in London. The decision could spark a constitutional crisis between Scotland and the UK.
Catalonia's former Education Minister Clara Ponsati has been given bail after turning herself in at a police station in Scotland. Meanwhile, Catalan lawmakers gave their backing to former President Carles Puigdemont.
Brittany, in the north-west of France, has seen a huge rise of enthusiasm for regional Breton culture in recent years. Many show little enthusiasm for the nationalist politics that get so many people fired up in Scotland, the Basque Country or Flanders. But some now believe that independence for Brittany is just a matter of time. This report from John Laurenson in the Breton town of Vannes.