The inside track
FM delivers his message to a packed hall at Eden Court in Inverness
The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill is the most important legislation to have been introduced since the Scottish Parliament was reconvened– not in itself, but what it enables Scotland to achieve with the powers of an independent country.
SNP MSP Bob Doris recognises the achievements of the missionary and explorer, Dr David Livingstone, and the bicentenary of his birth.
The latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) statistics which came out on Wednesday show that in 2011-12, Scotland had a relative surplus compared to the rest of the UK of £4.4 billion – equivalent to £824 for every person living in Scotland.
"Local government is an essential element in the overall good governance of Scotland"
Nicola Sturgeon sets out her vision of a Scotland where no child will be disadvantaged by poverty.
SNP Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has spoken to the European Policy Centre in Brussels.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead pledges support for meat industry to maximise potential.
The independent expert commissioned by the UK Government to determine Scotland’s legal position following independence has accepted that the 18-month period set out by the Scottish Government for the negotiation of Scotland’s independence in the wake of a “Yes” vote is...