Get the latest news from RT on Scotland including breaking news, sport, weather and travel. Scotland is a country which is part of the United Kingdom (UK). It borders the Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, North Sea, and North Channel. Follow RT for geography and history news in Scotland. Scotland has been seeking independence from England for centuries. Many believe that the country's economy will improve after Scottish independence, yet in a referendum held in 2014, the majority voted to remain in the UK. Find articles and news on independence movements in Scotland and the referendum held there in 2014. Nicola Sturgeon is the incumbent First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), who was a supporter of the 'Yes' campaign during the Scottish referendum. In the beginning of 2018, she said that amid the "ongoing horror show" of Brexit, Scottish independence must remain an option, adding the possibility of a second referendum in autumn 2018. Don't miss news and updates on that matter. Don't forget to check out authors' opinions on the news and current events taking place in Scotland.