The William Wallace Letter is a formal note from King Philip IV of France to his agents in Rome, commanding them to recommend the Scottish warrior to the Pope.
Innovation is the key to surviving the downturn, according to Scotland’s most celebrated female entrepreneur.
Michelle Mone, who founded the lingerie company Ultimo, is about to expand her business to offer a women’s beauty range, including perfume and a tanning product, while also developing new designs based on her trademark cleavage-boosting gel bra.
"It is tough out there, but I think there are lots of opportunities if you’ve got a can-do attitude and sheer determination," she says. "Innovation is absolutely key in this business."
So what is the gay marriage dispute really about, and who are the key voices in the debate? Here, we give you the answers ahead of the official consultation closing on Friday.
What's the background to this? Can't gay and lesbian couples already get married?
They can become civil partners, which some would say is the same thing, while others would strongly disagree, and hence the dispute.
The chief executive of one of Scotland’s most successful finance companies credits an aversion to debt and a focus on developing in Asia with ensuring a strong performance, despite the turmoil in the global markets.
Martin Gilbert, who was named Scotland’s chief executive of the year in April, founded Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983. The business now oversees over £175 billion of investments, and has 30 offices around the world, but he says bitter experience in a previous crisis is a crucial background to the current robust position.