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A 20-Year-Old Scottish Student Could Be About to Make History

Inspired by last year's independence referendum, Mhairi Black decided to run for UK Parliament—and she might even win.
Peter Geoghegan
5.6.15
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How Labour Lost Ground to the Scottish National Party

The Scottish Labour Party is "now set to defcon fucked" according to an MP.
Peter Geoghegan
4.27.15
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Living in the Shadows of Glasgow's High-Rise Ghettos Before They Get Blown Up

The sad end of the Red Row flats—Glasgow's city in the sky.
Peter Geoghegan
1.28.15
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Scottish Independence Activists Want Catalonia to Break Away from Spain

Catalan and Scottish nationalists have long fought for a similar cause. In September, just before the independence referendum, Catalan president Arthur Mas delighted Scottish nationalists when he told reporters, "I would like a yes vote in Scotland."
Peter Geoghegan
11.10.14
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Scottish Independence Campaigners Are Joining Political Parties in Droves

In just one week, more than 38,000 people have enlisted in the Scottish National Party, making the nationalists the third largest party in the entire UK.
Peter Geoghegan
9.29.14
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The Scottish Independence Campaign Lost Because It Didn't Win Over Glasgow's Poor

The Yes campaign banked on appeals to social justice and economic inequality would persuade Scots living in poverty to ditch their richer neighbors to the south, but things didn't go as planned.
Peter Geoghegan
9.19.14
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How Are English Scots Going to Vote in the Independence Referendum?

Though Scottish nationalism is often assumed to be anti-English, many supporters of independence were born in England, and the English people living in Scotland are just as divided on the issue as the native Scots.
Peter Geoghegan
9.18.14