WHAT took him so long?
ALEX Salmond has blamed the UK Government's spending cuts for pressures on the NHS after watchdogs warned the health service in Scotland was struggling to cope with demand.
JIM Murphy has vowed he will not be pushed around by London and will be in sole charge of Labour in Scotland if his leadership bid succeeds.
Labour leadership frontrunner Jim Murphy has pledged to end Labour's losing streak as a poll says the number of MPs in Scotland could be slashed from 41 to four at next year's General Election.
Labour's Scottish infighting has spilled out in social media as peers traded late-night tweets.