The post-referendum surge in support for the SNP has given the party a new confidence that allows it to think about holding the balance of power at Westminster.
ANOTHER step has been taken on what may be the road to France 2016 but it was a stumble that may provide the most important lesson for Scotland.
STEVEN FLETCHER last night basked in the glory of becoming the first Scotland player to score a hat-trick for almost 46 years and recording an achievement that proved beyond even the legendary Kenny Dalglish.
IT isn't strictly correct to state that Scotland has no competitive footballing history against Gibraltar.
THE assessment was brutal and unflinching.