Tag: Scotland

Scotland, Christmas Island goes against the grain: when it celebrates Christmas

Scotland, Christmas Island goes against the grain: when it celebrates Christmas

There is an island in the Shetland archipelago, in Scotland, that will only celebrate Christmas in two weeks. In Foula, thirty inhabitants nestled in a village embraced by the North Sea, the Julian calendar is still in force, the one promulgated by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, based on the phases of the moon and […]

Queen Elizabeth “didn’t want to die there”, the revelation about the last days

Queen Elizabeth “didn’t want to die there”, the revelation about the last days

Queen Elizabeth didn’t want to go to Scotland because dying there would make the funeral more difficult. Spending the summer holidays at Balmoral Castle was a tradition for the sovereign. But as she grew older and had difficulty getting around, she feared she would die far from London, as she later did. After seventy years […]

Man uses machete and chocolate bar to steal victim’s bitcoins

Man uses machete and chocolate bar to steal victim’s bitcoins

John-Ross Rennie, a 29-year-old Scottish man, was convicted on Tuesday (28) of involvement in a personal Bitcoin theft. According to the BBC, Rennie was the mastermind behind the operation where the criminals invaded the victim’s home armed with a machete and a Toblerone chocolate bar, forcing her to hand over her cryptocurrencies. Information from the […]

Unprecedented hunt for the Loch Ness monster

Unprecedented hunt for the Loch Ness monster

Drones, cameras and high-tech equipment to track down the legendary Loch Ness monster. The record-breaking hunt for the legendary Scottish lake dweller is about to begin 90 years after the alleged first sighting. Legend has it that the biggest hunting expedition of the last 50 years will be held on the weekend of Saturday, August […]

War, intercepted Russian bombers. Tension in the skies of Scotland

War, intercepted Russian bombers. Tension in the skies of Scotland

War shivers in the skies of Scotland. The effects of the war in Ukraine, in fact, are also felt in the heart of northern Europe. RAF military jets, the British Air Force, in fact, intercepted two Russian bombers on a long-range maritime patrol north of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The information was released by the […]

Alfredo Morelos will leave Rangers at the end of the season

Alfredo Morelos will leave Rangers at the end of the season

Colombian Alfredo Morelos will leave Glasgow Rangers at the end of the season, when his contract with the Scots expires. Morelos, who joined Rangers from Helsinki in 2017, scored 124 goals in 268 games with the Scots, provided 58 assists, became the club’s top scorer in Europe and, under Steven Gerrard’s management, contributed to winning […]

Wife of former Scottish Prime Minister Sturgeon arrested

Wife of former Scottish Prime Minister Sturgeon arrested

Peter Murrell, husband of former Scottish prime minister Nicola Sturgeon, was arrested this morning as part of an investigation into funding for the Scottish National Party (SNP). Murrell, 58, resigned last month from the chief executive officer of the SNP, which he has held since 1999. Murrell has been married to Sturgeon since 2010. Police […]

Humza Yousaf: Who was the first Muslim to lead one of Britain’s most important parties?

Humza Yousaf: Who was the first Muslim to lead one of Britain’s most important parties?

If Scotland succeeds in gaining independence from the United Kingdom more than three centuries later, it may be thanks to a Muslim of Pakistani descent. Humza Yousaf, 37, was elected yesterday the new leader of the Scottish nationalist party, the Scottish National Party, and today won the confidence of Parliament as the new First Minister. […]

Scotland will have a foreign-born Muslim prime minister

Scotland will have a foreign-born Muslim prime minister

Humza Yousaf will become the new leader of the Scottish National Party and the first prime minister from ethnic minority backgrounds in the country’s history. It was the current Minister of Health who won the intra-party contest for Nicola Sturgeon’s successor, defeating Finance Minister Kate Forbes and Ash Regan. A busy week will begin tomorrow […]

Prime Minister Sturgeon resigns and Scottish independence is at stake

Prime Minister Sturgeon resigns and Scottish independence is at stake

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has resigned. “I no longer have the stamina to play a pressured and demanding role like that of Prime Minister”, he explained at a conference held today in Edinburgh. “I felt that the energy and desire to remain prime minister was wavering. A feeling, born in January, and that has […]

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