The inside track

The Budget Bill confirms the spending plans that are set out in the draft budget and underpins the approach this Government is taking to promote sustainable economic growth

Feb 6th, 2013
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Scotland's new independence poll question has won support from both sides of the debate.


Jan 31st, 2013

First Minister Alex Salmond has delivered the inaugural Jimmy Reid Foundation annual lecture, entitled "addressing alienation - the opportunity of independence"

Jan 29th, 2013

A poll published by the Sunday Times shows support for the SNP remains at exactly the same levels as in the 2011 landslide election victory - almost six years into our term in Government.

Jan 27th, 2013

A sharp rise in the value of exports from Scotland’s utilities sector has underlined the growing opportunities that the renewable energy sector is providing to Scotland’s economy

Jan 27th, 2013

Below is the speech given by the Deputy First Minister in Dublin to the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce

Jan 25th, 2013

The First Minister writes here about the Westminster Parliament concluding its consideration of the Section 30 order and why one of the first duties of the parliament of an independent Scotland would be to establish a convention to draw up a written constitution.

Jan 16th, 2013

Finance Secretary John Swinney writes here about how an independent Scotland will be able to strengthen its competitive business environment and create a business culture that specifically meets the needs of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Jan 16th, 2013

First Minister and SNP Party Leader Alex Salmond discusses the coming year, saying 2013 will answer the big questions on Scotland's future.

Jan 13th, 2013

An expert group which will advise on how a fairer welfare system can be introduced in an independent Scotland has been unveiled by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon - a welfare system which protects the vulnerable and supports Scottish households.

Jan 8th, 2013