New powers to enable 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election will be devolved to Holyrood in March.
The leader of Highland Council has been selected by the SNP to fight the north Westminster seat held by Danny Alexander.
Aberdeen City Council’s political leadership was last night accused of trying to shift blame for a pledge to build a “white elephant” exhibition and conference centre.
Nick Clegg has vowed to travel to the north-east to try to derail Alex Salmond's bid to return to Westminster.
He completely changed Scottish politics by propelling the SNP into government, including a historic majority at Holyrood, and putting the question of independence to the people for the first time.
Secret files have revealed explosive new evidence that Margaret Thatcher's government did introduce the poll tax early in Scotland as part of an "experiment".
A new poll has put support for the SNP in the UK general election in May at a record high.
A motion to scrap a controversial £33million revamp of Aberdeen Art Gallery was withdrawn at the 11th hour in a surprise move at a full council meeting yesterday.
Moray MP Angus Robertson will lead the SNP's campaign for next year's Westminster General Election.
An Aberdeen MSP has called on a senior councillor to step down amid a bitter row over services for families with autistic children.
Scotland’s former First Minister Alex Salmond has launched his bid to represent the people of the north east at Westminster in next year’s general election.
Alex Salmond is poised to announce that he will fight the Gordon seat at the general election in May. The former first minister is expected to confirm his candidacy for the north-east constituency tomorrow. The seat, which includes parts of Aberdeen such as Bridge of Don, as well as Ellon and Inverurie, is currently held by Liberal Democrat Sir Malcolm Bruce, who is retiring. Mr Salmond was previously MP for Banff and Buchan.
MSPs have called for action to restore public confidence in the north-east's flagship hospital.
Three SNP councillors have been suspended from the party after they publicly burned a copy of the Smith Commission report on new powers for the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland's First Minister has condemned a group of SNP councillors who burned a copy of the report on strengthening the Scottish Parliament's powers.
Offshore leaders are poised to find out if UK ministers will move to resuscitate the North Sea sector - or stand by as price falls hammer a "nail in the coffin".
A row has broken out after the right-hand man of Scotland's only Ukip MEP David Coburn accused the SNP of behaving like the Nazis.
The biggest transfer of powers from Westminster to Holyrood since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament has been recommended by the Smith Commission on further devolution.
A senior Moray councillor who found himself at the centre of the local authority's recent upheavals will fight for a Westminster seat in next year's general election.
Orkney Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur said his "blood ran cold" when he learned that a member of the Ewing dynasty had been promoted to the Scottish Government.
Scotland’s new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has appointed Finance Secretary John Swinney as her deputy.
More powers for the Scottish Parliament are a mere "stepping stone" to independence, according to a north MSP.
A massive upgrade of the Aberdeen-Inverness railway line was welcomed by SNP delegates.
The SNP should reconsider its position on an independent Scotland sharing the pound after it failed to make the economic case during the referendum, according to a party activist.
When Alex Salmond steps down as SNP leader today, he will hail the independence referendum as the "most significant breakthrough" in Scottish political history.
An SNP MP is spearheading another attempt to devolve power of coastguards stations to the Scottish Parliament.
Six candidates will contest the by-election in the Elgin City North Ward of Moray Council after nominations closed yesterday afternoon.
A self employed dog day care business owner has been selected as the SNP candidate for Elgin North.
Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson has claimed the party must put independence on the "back shelf" to concentrate on winning as many Westminster seats as possible.
An explosive new poll has predicted that Labour is on the brink of a catastrophe at next year's UK elections - with the SNP poised to win 54 of Scotland's 59 seats.
Scotland's first minister in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon last night urged supporters of independence to help elect as many SNP MPs to Westminster as possible.