Yes vote goldern opportunity for Scotland's carers

With two days to go until voters in Scotland go to the polls in the historic independence referendum, Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon today (Tuesday) joined Carers for Yes to speak to carers in Renfrew about the opportunities independence will bring for them and their loved ones.

Brown makes case for Yes with NHS own goal

Commenting on remarks by Gordon Brown on the future funding of the NHS in Scotland, Health Secretary Alex Neil said:

“This is a spectacular own goal from Gordon Brown, who has inadvertently made the case for independence.

“If Westminster parties say that there should be an increase in taxes, they must say now which taxes and by how much.

SNP welcome expert opinion on Clyde Oil

SNP Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, and SNP MSP Chic Brodie, have welcomed new analysis by leading petroleum geologist, Professor John Howell of the University of Aberdeen.

Yes vote is a unique opportunity for jobs boost

A Yes vote on Thursday will give the people of Scotland a unique opportunity to secure the job creating powers we need.

Sturgeon: UK Gov pressure on business unacceptable

The SNP is reiterating the call for full disclosure on Westminster's attempts to brief against Scotland in recent weeks - in light of claims that the UK Government's most senior civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood has been pressurising business chiefs to speak out against a Yes vote.

Ewing welcomes West of Shetland oil results

SNP Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has welcomed the announcement from Hurricane Energy today [Monday], that their appraisal well on the Lancaster field, West of Shetland, could flow twice as much oil as previously expected.

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Thursday's vote 'once in lifetime opportunity'- FM

First Minister Alex Salmond today said Thursday’s referendum is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the most of Scotland’s huge wealth, to ensure the nation always gets the governments it votes for and to put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.

Vote Yes for your grandchildren, pensioners urged

SNP Depute Leader Nicola Sturgeon has today (Monday) called on pensioners in Scotland to vote Yes on Thursday - to ensure that their grandchildren are given the opportunities that years of Tory government denied to previous generations in Scotland.

Leading energy expert backs Yes vote

Peter Strachan, Professor of Energy Policy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and an expert on energy markets, has backed a Yes vote later this week.

Salmond - Bank revelations demand full disclosure

Commenting on revelations this evening from BBC Scotland that the Treasury sent unsolicited briefing to journalists at the Corporation about market sensitive information regarding the banking sector, before any announcement from banks themselves, First Minister Alex Salmond has demanded full disclosure on the issue.