Hundreds of people joined anti-Thatcher rallies in Glasgow's George Square and at an Ayrshire pub just hours after the former prime minister's funeral.
First Minister Alex Salmond's military spending plan for Scotland "completely undermines" the opportunity to take a different approach, according to critics in the pro-independence campaign.
HOLYROOD has become a privileged middle-class club, with the voices of millions of Scots on low and average incomes rarely being heard, according to a report by a leading Scottish think tank.
The SNP has suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of one of its own former MSPs who rejected the party's praise of the Finance Secretary's budget, opposition parties say.
The Scottish Greens are expecting a membership boost from SNP supporters dissatisfied by the reversal of the party's anti-Nato policy.