Tag: Scottish

Meet the 81-Year-Old Climbing Scottish Mountains for His Sick Wife

BALLACHULISH, Scotland—At the windswept summit of Buachaille Etive Mòr, a Scottish peak more than 3,350 ft)above sea level, 81-year-old Nick Gardner stops to gaze down at the rugged peaks, lochs, and valleys visible through the drifting clouds. “It’s so exciting every time I still feel like a little boy,” he said. “I need my hat…


Scottish Government Accused of ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Manchester Travel Ban

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has accused the Scottish Government of “hypocrisy” over a travel ban to the northwest. Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday all non-essential travel to Manchester and Salford would be banned from Monday, but the Labour mayor said he or his administration were not contacted before the announcement. The first minister pinpointed…


Scottish Support for Independence Drops, Poll Shows

LONDON—Scottish support for independence has fallen four percentage points, probably due to divisions among Scottish nationalists, but 47 percent of Scots still support breaking up the United Kingdom by going it alone, a poll indicated on Thursday. A Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman showed 47 percent would vote for independence and 42 percent would vote against,…


Scottish Support for Independence Slips, Poll Shows

LONDON—Scottish support for independence has fallen 4 percentage points, probably due to divisions among Scottish nationalists, but 47 percent of Scots still support breaking up the United Kingdom by going it alone, a poll indicated on Feb. 11. A Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman showed 47 percent would vote for independence and 42 percent would vote…