Many Scots want political independence from Westminster and the Scottish National Party won almost all Scottish constituencies in the last general election.
Scotland's Battle for Independence Report by Birgit Maaß.
Salmond is stepping down from the party he led for 20 years and suing the Scottish government. He has denied the allegations against him and claimed that the government has mishandled the investigation into the claims.
Scottish voters overwhelmingly rejected Britain quitting the European Union. As Brexit draws nearer, many are anxious for Scotland to find a way out, but not necessarily at the price of leaving the United Kingdom.
When the Scottish National Party meets in Glasgow this weekend, one significant issue will be officially off the conference agenda — independence. Peter Geoghegan reports from Glasgow on the party's directional struggle.
The Scottish National Party has urged the Spanish government to "respect" the overwhelming "yes" vote in the Catalan independence referendum. The SNP expressed solidarity with the Catalan people in demonstrations.
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