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  Scotland
Institutions
 Political Parties   
Council Area
  Aberdeen City  Scottish National Party 28 17 +17.78%
  Aberdeenshire  Conservative Party 8 17 +2.86%
  Angus  Scottish National Party 28 17 +0.00%
  Independents 9 17 +25.00%
  Argyll and Bute  Scottish National Party 28 17 +2.78%
  Clackmannanshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +16.67%
  Dumfries and Galloway  Conservative Party 8 17 +11.63%
  Dundee City  Scottish National Party 28 17 +17.24%
  East Ayrshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +15.62%
  East Dunbartonshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +4.55%
  East Lothian  Labour Party 19 17 +9.09%
  East Renfrewshire  Conservative Party 8 17 +11.11%
  Edinburgh  Scottish National Party 28 17 +1.59%
  Falkirk  Scottish National Party 28 17 +10.00%
  Fife  Scottish National Party 28 17 +6.67%
  Glasgow City  Scottish National Party 28 17 +9.41%
  Highland  Independents 9 17 +8.11%
  Inverclyde  Labour Party 19 17 +4.55%
  Midlothian  Labour Party 19 17 +5.56%
  Moray  Scottish National Party 28 17 +3.85%
  Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)  Independents 9 17 +51.61%
  North Ayrshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +0.00%
  Labour Party 19 17 +21.21%
  North Lanarkshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +1.30%
  Orkney Islands  Independents 9 17 +76.19%
  Perth and Kinross  Conservative Party 8 17 +5.00%
  Renfrewshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +13.95%
  Scottish Borders  Conservative Party 8 17 +17.65%
  Shetland Islands  Independents 9 17 +90.91%
  South Ayrshire  Conservative Party 8 17 +10.71%
  South Lanarkshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +7.81%
  Stirling  Scottish National Party 28 17 +0.00%
  Conservative Party 8 17 +34.78%
  West Dunbartonshire  Scottish National Party 28 17 +9.09%
  West Lothian  Scottish National Party 28 17 +3.03%
Devolved Government
  First Minister  Nicola Sturgeon 1 16 +3.15%
  Scottish Parliament  Scottish National Party 8 16 +24.81%
Parliament
  Scotland  Scottish National Party 0 17 +8.29%
European Union
  European Parliament  Scottish National Party 0 19 +23.01%
Initiatives and Referenda
  (1997) Scottish Devolution: Question 1  Yes 332 97 +48.33%
  (1997) Scottish Devolution: Question 2  Yes 332 97 +26.97%
  (2014) Scottish Independence  No 226 14 +10.61%


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Description Scotland
Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Scotland is one of the countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Scotland lies north of England and east of Northern Ireland. Its vast countryside was once home of several independent kingdoms before unification with England through the Act of Union in 1707, a document proclaiming the creation of Great Britain.

The early Scots were a Gaelic speaking people who invaded and settled the west coast in AD 470, known then as Dalriada, having come over the sea from Ireland. Scandinavian Viking people invaded the far north, west coast and offshore islands and stayed on. In the south, Strathclyde Britons, a Welsh speaking people, and early Saxon settlers, put down encampments. With the first overseas trade initiatives appeared merchants, and following William the Conqueror�s invasion of England in 1066, Norman-born fortune hunters arrived in Scotland.

King Robert the Bruce beat back the English invasion of 1314, thus unifying the several independent kingdoms into a single, mightier kingdom. When King James assumed the throne of Scotland, he acquired England and moved the capital of his unified kingdom to London. In 1707 the parliaments of England and Scotland were united. It wasn't until the end of the 20th century that Scotland would begin to see a loosening of authority from London.

In 1999, Scotland achieved the right to its own devolved government and reconvened the Scottish Parliament for the first time since adjourning in 1707. With a devolved relationship with the British Parliament, Scots now have autonomy over its own domestic affairs.

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PARTY REGISTRATION
Pty Amount % Yr Chg As Of Contributor
LAB 17,000 53.74% -3.83% Jan 01, 2007 M@
CON 14,632 46.26% -10.27% Jan 01, 2008 M@

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May 05, 2011 01:00am May 05, 2011 04:00pm General Election Scottish Parliament Election  Ralphie 
May 05, 2016 01:00am May 05, 2016 04:00pm General Election Scottish Parliament Election  IndyGeorgia 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 13, 2017 12:00pm News Scotland seeks new independence referendum amid Brexit spat  Article IndyGeorgia 
Oct 15, 2012 10:15am News Scotland to vote in 2014 on leaving the United Kingdom  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 03, 2009 01:10pm News Now even the Scots are in revolt over releasing the Lockerbie bomber  Article Scott³ 
Aug 28, 2009 04:00pm Poll Majority [of Scots] 'oppose' Megrahi release   Article New Jerusalem 
Aug 24, 2009 02:00pm News Scottish govt defends Lockerbie bomber's release  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 05, 2009 01:00pm News Alex Salmond's Scottish independence referendum bill 'dead in the water'  Article Ralphie 

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