The chair of the Scottish Co-operative Party has broken ranks by announcing she will vote for independence in the referendum next year.
IT wouldn't be a Scottish Labour Party conference without a crisis of one sort or another and, in accordance with that proud tradition, comrades have packed their latest package of fraternal grievances and brought it with them to Inverness.
SCOTTISH Labour leader Johann Lamont will today call for a "second education boom" as she commits her party to a 20-year plan to transform schools, colleges and universities.
ALMOST 600 jobs have been lost and six open-cast coal mines shut down after Britain's second-largest coal producer went into liquidation.
Scotland is poised to give the SNP a "hell of a knockback", according to the Scottish Labour leader.