The inside track

The UK Government has shown it is capable of putting aside political posturing in the referendum debate. It should do it more often, argues Shirley-Anne Somerville

Jan 13th, 2014

As we count down towards Referendum Day, more and more voters are hearing the positive messages of the Yes campaign, says Shirley-Anne Somerville.

Jan 6th, 2014

The pay gap between men and women remains as wide as ever. Shirley-Anne Somerville says this will only change under independence..

Dec 16th, 2013

With nine months to go before the referendum, Westminster has just taken back powers from the Scottish Parliament, says Shirley-Anne Somerville..


Dec 9th, 2013

In a personal reflection, Shirley-Anne Somerville considers the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela...

Dec 6th, 2013

Scotland will have more, not less, chance to develop its identity after independence, says Shirley-Anne Somerville..

Dec 4th, 2013

Shirley-Anne Somerville examines how the publication of our blueprint for independence has created an exciting nationwide debate.  

Nov 29th, 2013

The publication of our blueprint for independence this week has created a new wave of interest which could create a tide of votes for Yes, says Shirley-Anne Somerville..

Nov 28th, 2013

Plans to transform childcare in Scotland after independence and bring it up to European standards will make a vital difference to parents and children alike. Shirley-Anne Somerville explains why.

Nov 27th, 2013

The publication of the Scottish Government’s blueprint for independence is history in the making. In this blog, Shirley-Anne Somerville reflects on how this hugely important document spells out what a Yes vote will mean - and why we should be excited.

Nov 26th, 2013