Run for your money: Scottish jogger raises thousands for health workers | AFP

A jogger in Edinburgh has raised ‘180,000 pounds'($224,000) after launching a ‘Run For Heroes’ campaign to raise funds for NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Deserted streets of Edinburgh as UK battles outbreak | AFP

Images of Edinburgh as the Scottish capital is on lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Britain currently has 55,000 positive cases of COVID-19 and has seen nearly 6,200 deaths as a result of the virus. IMAGES

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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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Megrahi’s lawyer calls for ‘truth to be told’ as Lockerbie bomber case referred for appeal | AFP

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s lawyer Aamer Anwar – the only person convicted for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 – says he will “fight robustly any attempts not to disclose information to the defense”. This comes as the Scottish body responsible for investigating possible miscarriages of justices says it has referred his case for appeal. SOUNDBITE

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Scottish review body refers Lockerbie bomber case for appeal | AFP

Abelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi’s lawyer Aamer Anwar announces that the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission has decided to refer his client’s case for appeal. The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission says its decision came after a review of new material allowed the family of the late al-Megrahi to appeal the conviction for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing in court. SOUNDBITE

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Lewis Capaldi, Billie Eilish, Dave big winners at Brit Awards

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, pop sensation Billie Eilish, and soulful London rapper Dave took top prizes at the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, where Dave brought some political edge to the glossy talent parade. (Feb. 18)

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On This Day: 18 February 1969

Bee Gee Maurice Gibb married Scottish singer Lulu. (Feb. 18)

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Calls for Scottish independence at Edinburgh Brexit protest | AFP

A protest against Brexit is held outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh with the crowd waving Scottish flags and chanting for independence from the United Kingdom.

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Hundreds gather for pro-EU protest in Edinburgh | AFP

Hundreds gather outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to bid farewell to Europe ahead of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on the night of 31 January.

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European Parliament ratifies Brexit deal, sealing UK exit | AFP

The European Parliament votes overwhelmingly to approve the Brexit deal with London, clearing the final hurdle for Britain’s departure from the EU. The vote at the parliament in Brussels passes by 621 to 49, prompting MEPs to burst into a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne”, a traditional Scottish song of farewell. IMAGES

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UK vote ‘reinforces’ case for Scottish independence poll: Sturgeon | AFP

Scottish National Party leader Nicolas Sturgeon says her party’s strong performance in Britain’s snap election “reinforces” her case for holding a fresh Scottish independence referendum.

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Scotland’s First Minister calls for independence at major rally | AFP

Scotland’s First Minister and the leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon addresses her first major Scottish independence rally for first time since 2014, as the SNP ramps up its campaign ahead of a general election in the UK in December. SOUNDBITE

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Brexit: Scotland’s Sturgeon says ‘bad deal’ will do ‘real damage’ to UK | AFP

Speaking at a joint press conference in London with the Scottish and Welsh Prime ministers, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she believes the Brexit deal negotiated between the UK and the EU is a ‘bad deal and a bad bill’, insisting that those who voted in favour of it are doing ‘real damage’ to the UK. SOUNDBITE

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At the UN, visitors immerse themselves in New Delhi’s polluted air | AFP

Visitors immerse themselves in the polluted air of Sao Paulo, New Delhi and London, at the UN headquarters, where an installation of domes reproducing the atmosphere of these large cities has been set up by a Scottish artist.

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No evidence of monster in Loch Ness says scientists | AFP

A scientist researching the water of Loch Ness has found no evidence of a monster but says he came across large amounts of eel DNA in the lake in the Scottish highlands.

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Mixed feelings about Brexit for Scottish fishermen

How do Scottish fishermen feel about Brexit? It depends on what they’re catching. (Sept. 6)

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Scottish Conservative leader steps down citing family pressures | AFP

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson announces her resignation, having turned around the fortunes of her party north of the border. SOUNDBITE

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Scottish sex offender who faked death captured

A Scottish man who authorities say faked his death off California’s Carmel coast and triggered a three day search to avoid rape charges back home has been arrested, authorities announced Friday. (July 26)

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Mistaken Identity: Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy

Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy both get mistaken for the same Scottish celebrity. But who is it? (July 8)

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