For a few months in 2014, Scotland moved to the centre of international attention.
Many Scottish families will travel far and wide to visit friends and relatives this Christmas.
Alex Salmond believes he will get a second chance to hold an independence referendum and next time he thinks he will win, the former First Minister said.
Nigel Farage has made it clear that he would be ready to do a deal with Labour if Ukip holds the balance of power after next year's general election, but said "It wouldn't be easy".
SCOTLAND has the skills and experience to ensure its financial services sector is much more than a safe haven for call centres and low value-added back office jobs in the future, one of the country's leading economists has declared.