Poll of women voters shows double-digit SNP lead

A poll of female voters for the Daily Record has given the SNP a substantial lead in voting intentions for the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.

Sir Donald Mackay: Yes means "stronger" economy


The SNP has today highlighted comments from one of Scotland’s most respected economists who has confirmed he will be voting Yes in the referendum, and that Scotland’s economy will be “stronger” with independence.

Sir Donald Mackay backs economic case for Yes

First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed new analysis of Scotland’s oil and gas reserves by Professor Sir Donald Mackay - former chairman of Scottish Enterprise and former Economic Adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland – who sets out why the UK Government’s Office of Budget Responsibility is “precisely wrong” and “hopelessly at sea”.

SNP condemn Labour "disgrace" on welfare vote


The SNP has condemned Labour MSPs for failing to vote against Tory welfare cuts at the Scottish Parliament today.

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Finance Secretary welcomes Carney comments


Finance Secretary John Swinney has today welcomed comments from the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney in relation to the banks preparations for the referendum.

Giving his regular inflation report and asked about the prospect of Scotland voting for independence the Governor said;

Employment in Scotland grows to record high

The strength of Scotland’s economy has been highlighted again today – after new figures showed that employment in Scotland has grown to a new record high.

Labour market statistics published today show that employment in Scotland has increased by 63,000 over the year and now stands at a rate of 73.5 per cent – higher than the UK rate of 73 per cent.

No camp slammed over "heartless" food bank remarks


The SNP has today called on Alistair Darling to distance himself from the No campaign’s heartless comments on the rise in food poverty in Scotland.

Dearest Scotland project harnesses ideas on future

Scotland has one opportunity to build a fairer, safer and more prosperous country, the SNP has said today.

Tory cuts will restrict independence of disabled

Westminster welfare cuts will see more than 100,000 people in Scotland losing disability benefits, new research has today shown.