A Leadership Race Exposes the Myth of Scottish Exceptionalism

The Myth of an Exceptional Scotland

As its first Asian leader, it's tempting to see Humza Yousaf’s victory as a sign of Scotland’s progressive credentials. Yet the strong performance of his conservative evangelical opponent suggests otherwise.

The Legal Battle for the Future of Scotland’s Highlands

Who Owns the Highlands?

In northern Scotland, along the wide and rugged coast, a high-tech platform will soon be built to launch rockets. It will provide the community with jobs and the local coffers with a bigger budget. But first, a court battle against Scotland’s biggest private landowner had to be won.