ALEX Salmond has given his colleague Angus Robertson his personal assurance that he will not seek to replace him as leader of the Westminster group of MPs after the General Election, The Herald has been told.
HOLYROOD'S presiding officer has called for far-reaching reforms of how the Scottish Parliament operates, as she set out plans that would slash the number of committees and see influential convenors elected by their peers.
THE Scottish Greens have called for a "peaceful revolution" as they launched a general election manifesto that includes pledges to raise the minimum wage to a £10 an hour and introduce a regular state-funded payment to every person.
ALEX Salmond has sought to pressure the BBC ahead of the General Election, claiming the corporation will continue to be biased against the SNP unless power over broadcasting is transferred to Holyrood.
THE SNP will back the introduction of a 50p top rate of income tax across the UK, senior Nationalists have announced, in a move that piles further pressure on Labour leader Ed Miliband to agree a possible deal with the party after the election.
NICOLA Sturgeon's SNP will not be serious players in any post General Election negotiations because of their "strategic ineptitude" by ruling out any deal with the Conservatives, Alistair Carmichael has claimed.
Nigel Farage will hit out at Nicola Sturgeon during tonight's televised leaders' debate, as the Ukip leader and others attempt to capitalise on fears south of the border about the SNP in the run up to the General Election.