ALEX Salmond faced fresh questions today on his economic case for independence after the oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood warned dwindling North Sea reserves would start to damage the economy and cost jobs within 15 years.
THE UK Government's move to rule out a monetary union with an independent Scotland would be dropped after a Yes vote, according to Professor Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who helped draw up the SNP's currency plans.
It is unlikely that an independent Scotland would be cut off from the rights and obligations of EU membership for any period of time, according to research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
USING the pound without a currency union and reforming Scottish banking regulations could help an independent Scotland flourish, according to the right-wing free market think-tank, the Adam Smith Institute.
Scotland's First Minister has been accused of hypocrisy after calling on a UK Government department to apologise for a memo telling staff to maintain the union when it emerged the Scottish Health Secretary had contacted all NHS workers north of the border ahead of the independence referendum.
THE future of the NHS took centre stage at Holyrood as a referendum issue, with Health Minister Alex Neil insisting Westminster privatisation posed a threat to provision of healthcare north of the Border in the event of a No vote.
Finance Secretary John Swinney has said it was not his intention to give the impression that the Bank of England has been involved in negotiations regarding a currency union with the Scottish Government.