The inside track
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.
First Minister and SNP Party Leader Alex Salmond discusses the coming year, saying 2013 will answer the big questions on Scotland's future.
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.
The SNP’s membership has surged by almost a quarter during 2012. Up-to-date figures published by the party find that – at the end of 2012, there are now 24,732 members. This compares to 20,139 at this point last year – a rise of 22.8%.
The First Minister’s New Year message highlighted the restoration of free higher education as an example of the kind of difference that could be made in areas such as social security and foreign affairs following the referendum in 2014.
SNP Depute Leader and Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on both sides of the independence debate to conduct the argument over the constitutional future of Scotland in a positive way that encourages people in Scotland to make an informed choice in the autumn 2014...
When Mr Q set up a Twitter account a little over a year ago, his boss Dennis Robertson MSP had no doubts that his four legged friend’s nose for news would be an instant success.
It’s not easy always tweeting with paws, but Mr Q has racked-up nearly 500 followers and made new friends along...
Nicola Sturgeon writes...
That simple truth, perhaps more than any other, undermines the recent ludicrous scaremongering of the anti-independence parties in relation to our place in the European family of nations.
From the Sunday Herald (16/12/12)
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Bringing the powers home to build a better nation Strathclyde University December 3, 2012