The inside track

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

Nicola Sturgeon pledges to support Scottish shipbuilding no matter what the outcome of the referendum - and says that all Scottish politicians should do likewise.

Nov 14th, 2013

SNP MSP Sandra White has hailed Women's Aid on their 40th anniversary and praised their work in giving victims the support and protection they need to help rebuild their lives.

Nov 5th, 2013

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell address to SNP Conference

Oct 20th, 2013