New Scottish headquarters in Glasgow for whisky firm Chivas Brothers

Image copyright Chivas Brothers Image caption Chivas Brothers produces Glenlivet whisky Whisky distiller Chivas Brothers has opened a new Scottish headquarters in Glasgow as part of a £500m investment. The French-owned company is extending its bottling plant in Dumbarton, ahead of closing one in Paisley. The new plant is designed for a million bottles per…

MPs demand Parliament be recalled after Scottish prorogation court ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer called the ruling “incredibly powerful” Opposition MPs are demanding Parliament be recalled after a court ruling deemed its closure unlawful. Parliament was suspended, or prorogued, in the early hours of Tuesday – something Boris Johnson said was normal practice for a new…

Ruth Davidson quits as Scottish Conservative leader

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Ms Davidson said having a son last year had led her to re-evaluate her priorities Ruth Davidson has quit as leader of the Scottish Conservatives after eight years in the job. In a statement, she said it had been the “privilege of my life” to have led the party….

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson ‘on verge of quitting’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Davidson has led the Scottish Conservatives for eight years Ruth Davidson is on the verge of quitting as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, BBC Scotland understands. Ms Davidson has been deeply unhappy with the prime minister’s pursuit of a possible no-deal Brexit. She is said to be considering…

Scottish castle goes up for sale for over £8m in East Lothian

Image copyright Savills Image caption Seton Castle in East Lothian is now a 13-bedroom family home A Scottish castle with links to Mary Queen of Scots has gone on the market for more than £8m. Seton Castle in East Lothian was built with stone from a palace said to be the Stuart queen’s favourite retreat….

Ferguson shipyard nationalised by Scottish government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An order for CalMac ferries has been at the centre of a dispute The Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow has been nationalised by the Scottish government. Ministers will now operate the yard under a management agreement with administrators, which will see the Scottish government buy the facility if no…

Scottish life expectancy improvements stall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Although the population is aging, life expectancy is no longer showing clear progress Life expectancy improvements have stalled, according to a report from the National Records of Scotland. It said the change came after three decades in which Scottish residents have been living longer. The Annual Review of Demographic…

Boris Johnson sacks David Mundell as Scottish secretary

Image copyright Getty Images David Mundell has been sacked as Scottish secretary by Boris Johnson as the new prime minister reshapes his cabinet team. Mr Mundell had served in the post since May 2015, but had opposed Mr Johnson’s bid to become prime minister. Mr Mundell tweeted that he was “disappointed but not surprised” to…

Scottish firms ‘weighing costs of Brexit dithering’

Image copyright Getty Images Scottish firms are putting off investment because of uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with Europe, according to a survey. Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) found firms were struggling to grow, amid political deadlock over Brexit. Firms reported a rise in costs as they prepared for Brexit, with manufacturers stockpiling raw…

Scotland to prioritise Scottish medical students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scotland struggles to retain many of the doctors it trains Scottish universities are to recruit more medical students from Scotland at the expense of those from elsewhere in the UK. The move will see the number of medical students who live north of the border increase by 100. The…