Secret letters from Mary Queen of Scots’ finally deciphered

Secret letters written by Mary Queen of Scots while she was imprisoned in England by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I have finally been decoded. According to the codebreakers, the letters, which were feared to be lost for centuries, reveal fascinating insights into her captivity. Experts said the decoders’ work was the most significant discovery about Mary for 100 years. … Continue reading Secret letters from Mary Queen of Scots’ finally deciphered

UK News Update: Elderly couple killed in head-on collision in the Scottish Borders

An elderly man and woman have been killed in a head-on road collision which left another person injured in the Scottish Borders. The 79-year-old man was driving a red Kia Venga with the woman, 85, in the passenger seat when they were involved in a collision with a blue Kia Sportage on the A697 between … Continue reading UK News Update: Elderly couple killed in head-on collision in the Scottish Borders

Revenge porn cases hit record highs in Scotland

The number of revenge porn cases in Scotland has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the latest figures. Police recorded 912 incidents in 2021, up from 421 in 2017/18, revealed an analysis by Scotland’s justice and social affairs magazine 1919. In 2018, there were 407 reports, 585 in 2019, 674 in … Continue reading Revenge porn cases hit record highs in Scotland

Scotland kicks off rally for independence from the UK

Photo by vectors icon on Pexels.com Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched her campaign for a second independence referendum, arguing that Scotland will be economically better off outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party as well as the devolved government in Scotland, said on Tuesday it's the right time to … Continue reading Scotland kicks off rally for independence from the UK

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Scotland to make menstruation products freely available to all

Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them - a move that leader Nicole Sturgeon says makes Scotland the first country in the world to do so. Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament unanimously approved a bill late Tuesday that will require local authorities to provide … Continue reading Scotland to make menstruation products freely available to all

Scotland confirms increasing rate of drug-related deaths

More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate, the worst level since records began. There were 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in 2018 - above 1,000 for the first time and up 253 (27%) on the previous year. The National Records of Scotland statistics indicate Scotland's drug death rate is … Continue reading Scotland confirms increasing rate of drug-related deaths