Topics :: Scotland

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.

Scottish Archbishop: Politician Died Because He Was Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 26, 2012
The newly appointed archbishop of Scotland is under fire for suggesting a gay Member of Parlament suddenly died because he was gay.

Scottish Government to Back Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday Jul 25, 2012
Scotland’s government has announced plans to legalize same-sex marriages.

Scottish Cardinal Attacks Plans for Gay Marriage

By Cassandra Vinograd | Monday Mar 5, 2012
The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland has fiercely attacked the British government’s plans to allow gay marriage, calling the proposals "madness."

Teen Suspect In Scottish Gay Slay Makes Court Appearance

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Nov 2, 2011
A teenage male suspect in the horrifying beating and burning death of an openly gay Scottish man appeared in court on murder charges on Oct. 31.

Scottish Pol Proposes Law to Permit Gay, Lesbian Wedding Discrimination

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 8, 2011
A Scottish National Parliament (SNP) leader has proposed a bill that would exempt anti-gay groups and individuals from performing, or providing services for, marriages between same-sex couples.