A prominent SNP figure has branded the Queen a "political tool" following claims Britain's most senior civil servant and Her Majesty's private secretary intervened to ensure she made a pro-Union appeal to the people of Scotland in the final days of the referendum campaign.
ONE of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Sir Tom Hunter, has said there should not be another referendum on Scottish independence for ten to 15 years, saying the country is already set to get greater control over its destiny.
THE Scottish Government would be able to break the UK welfare cap and raise all benefits, including the state pension, if it so wished, under the new powers proposed by the Smith Commission, Alistair Carmichael has told MPs.
BRITAIN'S most senior civil servant and the Queen's private secretary intervened to ensure the monarch would appeal to the people of Scotland in the final days of the referendum campaign, it has been reported.
FUTURE dealings between the UK and Scottish Governments should be "reset" to produce a post-referendum relationship based on co-operation and not grievance, Alistair Carmichael, the Scottish Secretary, has insisted following a meeting of the two leaderships in Downing Street.