Scottish schools

The standard of schools in Scotland, as measured by recent pupil tests and exam results, seems to be slightly in decline.

The oil price and Scotland’s independence

The falling price of oil hasn’t had much impact on the proportion of people saying they would vote for independence.

Tax gap, migration and trade deficit: Prime Minister's Questions

We've factchecked claims from Prime Minister's Questions on the tax gap, the trade deficit, Scottish migration, and the EU referendum government websites.

12 May's BBC Question Time, factchecked

We've factchecked the panel's claims on Scottish public attitudes, election results, immigration and jobs.

10 March's BBC Question Time, factchecked

Last night's Question Time came from Dundee. We've checked the panel's claims on the EU referendum, the Scottish economy, oil revenues, and NHS spending.

29 October's BBC Question Time, factchecked

Is the Lords more in tune with public opinion than the Commons? Is Scotland more left wing than the rest of the UK? We check the Question Time claims.

10 claims from the 7-way leaders' debate

This evening the 7 party leaders took part in a debate chaired by Julie Etchingham. We were factchecking throughout the evening - you can see what we said on Twitter ...

Salmond censured for stats claim

Alex Salmond has been strongly reprimanded by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) for claiming that Chancellor George Osborne had "managed to inflate the UK growth figures" by pressuring the Office ...

71% of 16- and 17-year-olds voted 'yes'—based on 14 responses

Various media sources and Twitter users have today reported on the results of a poll by Lord Ashcroft, which showed that 71% of 16- and 17-year-old respondents said they voted ...

Is the Scottish referendum turnout 'record breaking'?

"'Astonishing' Turnout Breaks UK Voting Records" reported Sky News this morning as 84.6% of the total electorate cast a vote in the Scottish referendum. Looking at the historical figures since ...

Funding the NHS in Scotland: powers and privatisation

Much of Scotland's budget for public services is funded by a "block grant" which is based on how much is spent on the equivalent services in England. Cuts to health ...

Ask Full Fact: Who is paying for the Scottish referendum?

Via email: "The Scottish referendum has costs - who's paying?" Holding the independence referendum is a current Scottish government policy (with the power to do so temporarily granted to it ...

UK party leaders pledge new powers for Scotland if it votes No. But what could they be?

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have signed a joint declaration — carried on the front page of today's Daily Record — guaranteeing "extensive" new powers to the Scottish ...

Claims of 'permanent Conservative rule' after Scottish independence don't stand up to history

"Yes vote 'would consign rest of the UK to permanent Conservative rule'" It's common to hear claims like this about the effect of Scottish independence on future UK elections. The ...

Top-up fees, Syria and 42-day detention: life without Scottish MPs

MySociety, the people behind TheyWorkForYou and FixMyStreet, has published analysis which sought to find out which House of Commons votes would have gone differently had Scottish MP's votes not been ...

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