Talk:Politics of Scotland

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History[edit]

Hello.

Have added a "history" section. Needs a lot more work - especially after about 1980 (when I left Scotland!). Can anyone help? I feel it's a bit SNP-centred at the moment.

This whole article needs some background esp on the religious aspect of Scottish politics.

Exile

Mergefrom Government of Scotland[edit]

I believe that Government of Scotland is unnecessary duplication of links and information. Currently we have the following pages that relate the Politics and governance of Scotland:

  1. Politics of Scotland (includes information on all the articles below)
  2. Scottish Executive
  3. Scottish Government (a stub)
  4. Government of Scotland (a stub)
  5. Scottish Parliament (post 1998)
  6. Parliament of Scotland (pre 1707)

The article Government of Scotland does not add anything new to our understanding, and it could be argued does not represent a neutral point of view. Yes other nations may have pages titled Government of but they are more sunstantive. I think Government of Scotland should be merged into Politics of Scotland and it then become a redirect. Davidkinnen 13:15, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I've merged Scottish Government into Scottish Executive. What materials under government of Scotland are duplicating with those of politics of Scotland? And what is not neutral? If this article is not substantive enough, we can always expand and improve it. — Instantnood 21:08, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Redirect from Scottish Politicians[edit]

Scottish politicians have also been involved in the UK Parliament. I was interested in a list of them, not to be redirected to here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.222.241.128 (talk) 07:59, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Which image: Flag of Scotland or Royal Arms of the United Kingdom?[edit]

Please see discussion at Template talk:PoliticsScotland. --Mais oui! 10:54, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

References[edit]

This article still only has one reference. Any chance of a few more? What are the key bodies of work that are a must-read for people needing a grounding in this topic? See WP:SOURCE. Ta. -- Mais oui! 21:23, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Election time - WikiProject Scotland discussion[edit]

Please comment/contribute at:

While you are there, please feel free to sign up as a member of the WikiProject, or just give it a "Watch". Ta. --Mais oui! 09:07, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Box showing Alex Salmond as First Minister[edit]

This information is wrong (as of 5 May 2007). The First Minister has to be confirmed by a vote in the Parliament; this has not happened yet. Alex Salmond will probably be First Minister, but he isn't yet and there is a chance of a coalition not involving the SNP. The box stating that Nicola Sturgeon is deputy First Minister is also wrong, and is entirely speculative. If the SNP went into coalition with the Liberal Democrats, it is more likely that Nicol Stephen would continue in that role. 82.41.202.199 20:00, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

–Box has now been edited. Thank you. 82.41.202.199 20:47, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

ICM/BBC Scotland poll marking 10 years of Scottish devolution[edit]

Here is the detailed data from the BBC poll:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/30_06_09_devolution_poll.pdf

... and the BBC stories published using data from the poll:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8123114.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8123346.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8124129.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8125041.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8127464.stm

Table[edit]

I am a bit confused as to what the colour of the year in the Table for the UK Parliment denotes. Can anyone help me understand why certain elections are certain colours. Thanks. Bigdon128 (talk) 21:04, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

My guess is that it is the party that won the most seats. It may be more distracting than helpful.--SabreBD (talk) 22:28, 19 November 2011 (UTC)