In the mid-1990s one in four Scots voted for the nationalists, compared with more than 40 percent who supported Labour. Today the referendum on independence is too close to call.
About 4.3 million registered voters will decide today whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation.
Dispatches from New York Times reporters in Britain, with social media reports and observations from journalists, activists, voters and bloggers.
After approving aid for Syrian rebels, senators left for the fall campaign, leaving a broader debate on the extent of American military action for another day.
The Senate vote Thursday on arming Syrian rebels will be a display of how hard-learned lessons from past presidential campaigns are at work.
The Islamic State released a new message with a British hostage, John Cantlie, warning the West against another war.