Topics :: Scotland

Scots Reject Independence in Historic Vote

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Friday Sep 19, 2014
Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

By EDGE | Friday Sep 19, 2014
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Male Flight Attendant Jailed After Oral Sex with Sleeping Straight Man

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
A male flight attendant from Ryan Air has been sentenced to a year in jail after he was caught performing oral sex on a sleeping 22-year-old straight man. First class passengers, don't be alarmed; it wasn't during the flight.

Woman Spreads Nude Pics of Gay Florist in Alleged Hate Campaign

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
A Scottish woman is being charged with starting a hate campaign after she allegedly spread a near-naked photo of a gay florist in posters around town, with homophobic insults on it.

5 Free Things to do in Glasgow

By Paul Kelbie | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Once regarded as "The Second City of the British Empire," Scotland remains a well-preserved example of Victorian excess and enlightenment, offering numerous museums and art galleries, of which more than 20 are free to visit.

In Remote Scotland, Take a Walk on the Mild Side

By Cara Anna | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
If you’ve heard anything about the weather in Scotland, you’ve heard the word "wet." Or perhaps "boggy." These conditions make even more impressive the large collection of well-known footpaths that are the best way to explore the stunning countryside.

Scotland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
Scotland’s parliament passed a bill Tuesday that allows same-sex couples to legally tie the knot.

UK Waits for Scotland to Pass Gay Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Nov 14, 2013
According to an anonymous official, the UK government is waiting for Scotland to fast-track their same-sex marriage bill before passing it in England and Wales, reportedly because it will be easier to implement.

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Ministers

Monday May 20, 2013
Senior members of the Church of Scotland have voted to let some congregations have openly gay ministers, a compromise first step that could lead to the church allowing gay clergy.

Chocolatiers: Anti-Gay, Anti-English Abuse Forced Us Out of Scottish Town

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jan 28, 2013
A gay British couple who moved to a remote Scottish village 10 years ago to start a chocolate business say they had been subjected to anti-gay and anti-English abuse ever since their arrival that got so bad they want to leave.