Another No camp gaffe as bizarre poster backfires

The No campaign has failed to learn their lesson from their ‘disastrous’ TV broadcast last week, Nicola Sturgeon said today – after their latest poster launch saw them accused of patronising voters across Scotland.

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Positive Yes message winning hearts and minds - FM

First Minister Alex Salmond said today the Yes campaign is now reaching voters previously inclined to No, as the opportunities from living in one of the world’s wealthiest countries are becoming clear.

Another energy expert backs Yes vote

The SNP has welcomed the endorsement of a Yes vote by energy expert Dick Winchester – who has become the latest voice from the industry to highlight the benefits of independence.

Sturgeon: Key gains of Yes vote for Western Isles

Nicola Sturgeon has today highlighted five of the key opportunities that will be open to the people living in the Western Isles from independence as we use Scotland’s wealth in the best interests of the people of Scotland.

SNP welcome anti-nuclear campaigner's new EU post

The SNP is today welcoming the appointment of Federica Mogherini as the next High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as a sign of the growing support to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

New risk to Scotland as 100 Tories back EU exit

The threat to Scotland’s place in the European Union in the event of a No vote has been highlighted again today – after it emerged that up to 100 Tory MPs are preparing to include a personal pledge in their election manifestos to vote for the UK to quit the EU.

Missing million have 24 hours to seize opportunity

Ahead of a series of campaigning events in Dundee today, First Minister Alex Salmond has hailed the referendum campaign as the “most exciting, participative and powerful debate in Scottish political history” – and is making an urgent final call to the so-called missing million voters to seize the “wealth of opportunity” offer

Ewing welcomes expert predictions on oil future

SNP Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed comments made by one of the world’s leading oil academics, Professor Alex Kemp of the University of Aberdeen.  Writing in the Energy supplement of today’s Press and Journal Professor Kemp predicted that the oil and gas industry will “contribute significantly to the national economy” well beyond 2050.

New report shows food & drink sector booming

SNP Spokesperson on Food and Drink, Richard Lochhead, has welcomed a new Bank of Scotland report showing expected growth in the food and drink sector.