Mar 22, 2013 04:16 EDT
The Met Office has predicted more unseasonable weather with heavy snowfall and rainfall expected across the country on Friday and over the weekend.
Mar 22, 2013 01:16 EDT
Adrian Sutil said he hoped his problems were in the past after he recovered from a year in the Formula One wilderness following an assault conviction to lead a race for the first time.
Mar 22, 2013 00:01 EDT
With just over a year to go until the World Cup, some of Europe's leading nations are hoping to take a major step towards sealing their places in the finals in Brazil in a busy week of qualifying.
Mar 21, 2013 23:51 EDT
Shaun Maloney revealed he is relishing life under new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan as the squad prepare for their World Cup qualifier against Wales.
Mar 21, 2013 23:04 EDT
England World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward believes Wales' Sam Warburton should captain the British and Irish Lions on their forthcoming tour of Australia.
Mar 21, 2013 16:54 EDT
Wales star Gareth Bale has "a very good chance" of playing in Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Glasgow's Hampden Park, according to manager Chris Coleman.
Mar 21, 2013 11:57 EDT
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said on Thursday that Scots will vote on September 18, 2014 in a referendum on whether the country should be independent.
Mar 21, 2013 10:27 EDT
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said on Thursday that Scots will vote in a referendum on whether the country should become independent on September 18, 2014.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Italian athletics great Pietro Mennea, the gold medal winner in the 200m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics who held the world record in the event for 17 years, has died.
Mar 20, 2013 21:58 EDT
Former British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan has urged incumbent Warren Gatland to select players based on form and not reputation.
Mar 20, 2013 14:28 EDT
French clubs on Wednesday fired back at criticism labelling them as the main reason France performed so badly in the recently-concluded Six Nations.
Mar 20, 2013 10:18 EDT
US 2014 Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson said Wednesday that he would reduce the number of captain's picks from four to three, allowing one more golfer to play his way onto the American side.
Mar 18, 2013 12:57 EDT
Ross McCormack, James Forrest and Danny Fox have all withdrawn from Scotland's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia, the Scottish Football Association announced on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 12:04 EDT
Four members of the Six Nations-winning Wales team, Adam Jones, Mike Phillips, Dan Biggar and Leigh Halfpenny, are in the running for the award for the player of the championship.
Mar 18, 2013 07:10 EDT
Normally a Six Nations wooden spoon two years ahead of the World Cup would not augur well for a country's chances but when it's France all bets are off.
Mar 17, 2013 23:07 EDT
Another spell of icy weather is set to hit the country within 24 hours, with forecasters warning of temperatures plunging to -15C overnight Tuesday.
Mar 17, 2013 21:43 EDT
Sam Warburton has insisted it won't bother him if he never regains the Wales captaincy even though his reticence could deprive him of the honour of leading the British and Irish Lions in Australia.
Mar 17, 2013 07:43 EDT
France and Toulon half-back Frederic Michalak faces at least three weeks on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder, his national team boss Philippe Saint-Andre said Sunday.
Mar 16, 2013 23:40 EDT
Italy coach Jacques Brunel insisted his side have plenty to do if they are to become a true force to be reckoned with despite finishing their Six Nations campaign on a high with an historic win over Ireland.
Mar 16, 2013 18:15 EDT
France landed the dreaded wooden spoon for the first time since 1999 despite beating Scotland 23-16 at the Stade de France on Saturday in their final Six Nations match.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Scotland (English / Scots)|
Alba (Scottish Gaelic)
|Motto: In My Defens God Me Defend (Scots)|
(often shown abbreviated as IN DEFENS)
|Anthem: None (de jure)|
Flower of Scotland, Scotland the Brave (de facto)
|Official languages||English (de facto)1|
|Recognised regional languages||Scottish Gaelic, Scots|
|Ethnic groups||88% Scottish, 8% English, Irish, Welsh, 4% other|
|-||First Minister (Head of Scottish Government)||Alex Salmond MP MSP|
|-||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom||Gordon Brown MP|
|Establishment||Early Middle Ages; exact date of establishment unclear or disputed; traditional 843, by King Kenneth MacAlpin|
|-||Total||78,772 km2 |
30,414 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2006 estimate|
|-||Total||US$194 billion|
|-||Per capita||US$39,680|
|Currency||Pound sterling (|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|-||Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|Patron saint||St Andrew|
|1||Both Scots and Scottish Gaelic are officially recognised as autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; the Bòrd na Gàidhlig is tasked, under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, with securing Gaelic as an official language of Scotland, commanding "equal respect" with English.|
|2||Historically, the use of "Scotch" as an adjective comparable to "Scottish" was commonplace, particularly outwith Scotland. However, the modern use of the term describes only products of Scotland, usually food or drink related.|
|3||Scotland's head of state is the monarch of the United Kingdom, currently Queen Elizabeth II (since 1952). Scotland has limited self-government within the United Kingdom as well as representation in the UK Parliament. It is also a UK electoral region for the European Parliament. Executive and legislative powers have been devolved to, respectively, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh.|
|4||Also .eu, as part of the European Union. ISO 3166-1 is GB, but .gb is unused.|