Sturgeon hits out at Johnsons “Stay alert” message, saying “I don’t know what that means” | AFP

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon criticises Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new “stay alert” slogan, saying she “doesn’t know what that means” and reiterates that the message in Scotland continues to be “stay at home”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will issue lockdown advice to the publish this evening, including the new public advice for people to “stay alert”, which replaces the current slogan to “stay home, save lives”. SOUNDBITE

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Today in History for May 10th

Highlights of this day in history: A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born. (May 10)

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Coronavirus: Deserted streets of Glasgow | AFP

Images show the deserted streets of Scotland’s most populous city as the UK battles the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic’s relentless death march across the planet has already claimed more than 73,000 victims out of 1.32 million confirmed cases, with warnings that much worse is yet to come. IMAGES

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UK: RAF deploy helicopters to help in coronavirus crisis | AFP

RAF Puma helicopters arrive in Scotland to help in the COVID-19 crisis. Britain reported a record daily coronavirus toll of 381 on Tuesday, more than double the number of nationwide deaths posted in the previous 24 hours. IMAGES

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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus | AFP

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but “otherwise remains in good health”. The 71-year-old and his wife Camilla — who does not have COVID-19 — are currently self-isolating in Scotland.

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Store owners hand out coronavirus protection packs to Scottish elderly | AFP

A couple who run a corner shop in the village of Stenhousemuir in Scotland are winning the hearts of their community as they hand out free coronavirus protection packs to the elderly.

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Store owners hand out coronavirus protection packs to Scottish edlerly | AFP

A couple who run a corner shop in the village of Stenhousemuir in Scotland are winning the hearts of their community as they hand out free coronavirus protection packs to the elderly.

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Coronavirus: Leaders announce measures for containment | AFP

Leaders from Finland, Ireland, Scotland and Spain announce the measures that are being taken by their countries to curtail the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Former Scotland leader arrives at court for trial on sex charges | AFP

Scotland’s former First minister Alex Salmond arrives at court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial. The former SNP leader is accused of a string of sexual offences, including an attempted rape at his official residence in 2014. IMAGES

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In Glasgow, questions over future of UK after Tory landslide victory | AFP

Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be revelling in his mighty election victory but the results in Scotland and Northern Ireland have hinted at battles ahead in trying to keep the United Kingdom together.

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UK’s Corbyn, Sturgeon reflect on election results

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his party’s policies despite Labour’s general election loss. And Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said it was time for Scotland to decide its own future. (Dec. 13)

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British PM has ‘no mandate to take Scotland out of the EU’: Nicola Sturgeon | AFP

Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon says Boris Johnson has ‘no mandate whatsoever to take Scotland out of the European Union’, adding she would push for another independence referendum after losing a 2014 vote.

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Scotland’s Sturgeon celebrates gains for pro-independence SNP

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is geeted by sypporters in Glasgow, celebrating gains for her pro-independence SNP, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives scored a sweeping re-election victory in the U.K.

Top candidates vote in British election

Britain is holding a parliamentary election Thursday, with voters deciding who they want to resolve the Brexit stalemate. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon all voted. (Dec. 12)

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State of the Union: election tests ties that bind the UK | AFP

The outcome of the UK’s general election could put more strain on the links between England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which are already being tested by Brexit.

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Officers and police dogs at London Bridge after stabbing | AFP

Security forces arrive at the scene of a stabbing at London Bridge. Scotland Yard says they are treating the incident in which several people were injured and a man was shot “as though it is terror-related”.

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Man shot in London Bridge incident died at scene says police | AFP

A man was shot and killed by specialist armed officers in London, after he stabbed several people near London Bridge according to Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu. SOUNDBITE

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Officers and police dogs at London Bridge after stabbing | AFP

Security forces arrive at the scene of a stabbing at London Bridge. Scotland Yard says they are treating the incident in which several people were injured and a man was shot “as though it is terror-related”. IMAGES

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Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati arrives for extradition hearing in Scotland | AFP

Catalan separatist politician Clara Ponsati, wanted by Spain for alleged sedition, arrives at an Edinburgh police station to be detained for a bail hearing as part of extradition proceedings that could see her deported to Spain to face trial. IMAGES

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Sturgeon: Vote for SNP a vote ‘to escape Brexit’

The Scottish National Party officially launched its election campaign on Friday, ahead of a vote that it hopes will put Scotland a step closer to independence. (Nov. 8)

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