Scotland’s busiest airport will temporarily close its airspace and cancel flights when the Queen’s coffin is moved to London

The coffin carrying the body of Queen Elizabeth II began its journey to London from Balmoral. Samir Hussein/WireImage, Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images Edinburgh airport will temporarily close its airspace when the Queen's coffin is flown to London. Some flights due to leave on Tuesday afternoon will be grounded, delayed, or canceled. The Queen's […]

Nicola Sturgeon shut down by Charlie Stayt in heated clash over Scotland’s exit strategy

“My decisions will be driven by what is best to tackle this virus and reduce its harms. “We are working well as four nations, the virus doesn’t respect the border between Scotland and England, and England and Wales so we must make sure we try and align our decision making as much as possible but […]

Cruising Scotland’s scenic Cocktail Isles—for just $20

Andrew Eames September 11, 2018 Share this article The daily sailings of the Calmac ferry around Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides amount to one of the best-value cruises in the northern hemisphere. Andrew Eames goes exploring—for $ 20. It isn’t the usual cruise ship crowd. There are walking parties with dogs. […]

‘The weakest, most riven government I’ve ever seen’: Scotland’s Brexit minister says May’s ‘paralysed’ Cabinet is damaging negotiations

Reuters / Russell Cheyne SNP veteran and Scottish Brexit minister Michael Russell tells BI that Theresa May’s government is the weakest in his lifetime. Russell said the prime minister’s “secretive” leadership style is damaging Brexit negotiations. “Nobody knows what is happening. You will get that complaint even from senior civil servants in London,” Russell said. […]

Scotland’s floating wind farm is showing how powerful offshore wind can be

Enlarge (credit: Statoil) The world’s first commercial floating offshore wind farm, called Hywind, started sending electricity to the grid last October. Since then, the six-turbine, 30MW installation has been working well. Really well. In fact, Hywind has had a 65-percent capacity factor over the last three months according to Statoil, the Norwegian mega-corporation that built the […]

‘Think again’: Scotland’s Sturgeon to urge UK’s May to re-think independence vote

Thomson Reuters ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May, about to trigger Brexit, should think again about her refusal to discuss a new Scottish independence referendum, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon will tell her Scottish National Party on Saturday. May has stoked anger among the Scottish nationalists by blocking their demands for a new […]