In 1996, I won the George Orwell Prize for Political Journalism. In Scotland, I've been named Journalist of the Year twice and columnist of the year on several occasions. I've also won a Saltire Prize and been given an Arts Council Award.
Alex Salmond is under pressure. Over the last week, the fact has not been devalued. The No campaign is spending its bodles* in one shop, thanks to the fact that not everyone who wants independence necessarily supports the SNP.
Johann Lamont, kicking off on behalf of Unionism, demanded to know when the First Minister would admit defeat, settle his tab, and accept that an independent country would have to have its own notes and pay its own way.