The inside track

Scotland can more than afford a decent pensions system. Independence will make that a reality, says Eilidh Whiteford (as published in The House magazine). 

Mar 25th, 2014

Scotland can send a signal with a Yes vote, says Shirley-Anne Somerville, that we're prepared to be bold to change society for the better.

Jan 27th, 2014

We may not have won the Cowdenbeath by-election, but Shirley-Anne Somerville senses that it points the way towards a historic victory to come.

Jan 24th, 2014

Scotland's Deputy First Minister comments on the Social Attitudes Survey showing that momentum is with Yes

Jan 21st, 2014


Angus Robertson MP, speech to the Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin. 20 January 2014



Jan 20th, 2014

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