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.
Climate change and Europe's searing heatwave - The Czech prime minister survives a no-confidence vote – An unprecedented defeat for the Turkish president - Swedes swap planes for trains for their summer holidays – A migrant rescue vessel ignores Italian ban – Alcohol sales in Scotland reach record low – Greece’s scam culture – And summer picks for good books.
Last year, Scotland became the first country in the world to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol. One year on, and analysis by Scotland's National Health Service reveals that Scots bought less alcohol in 2018 than in any year since records began. Supporters of the legislation are encouraged by these findings, but what do these figures really reveal? Jack Foster reports.
Edinburgh recently became the first UK city to join the 'open streets' movement, which aims to temporarily remove road traffic from cities. The initiative aims to reduce air pollution in urban centres, whilst bringing communities together in spaces normally reserved for cars, lorries and other motorized transport. Jack Foster reports from the Scottish capital.
EU Commission presidential candidates spar in election debate – Another push for Scottish independence – Slovak court rejects ban of far-right party – First serial murder case shocks Cyprus – Rebuilding Notre Dame – Hungary’s controversial new Holocaust museum – A new government for Spain – Salafism in Germany – Prokofiev’s musical genes
Five years ago, a referendum in Scotland on independence was defeated. But supporters of independence have been pushing for a second referendum. Last week saw the biggest step in that direction for some time when the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to push for another vote on the issue before 2021. Jack Foster reports.
Police on the island of Cyprus are searching for clues to solve the island's first ever serial murder case. British crime experts from the Scotland Yard have flown in to assist in the task as locals remain shocked and authorities fear the death count could reach dozens of foreign women. Anthee Carassava reports.
A new art installation in the remote Hebridean islands aims to show the impact of climate change on low-lying parts of the Scottish coast. The artwork, named "Lines," uses strips of light activated by tides to mark how high the sea will rise in the future if global warming continues unabated. Jack Foster reports from North Uist, Scotland.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that her devolved government will take a first step towards holding an independence referendum by May 2021. She hopes to have legislation agreed by the end of the year.