DEVOLUTION of control over shale gas fracking in Scotland to Holyrood has moved a step closer in a move hailed by Nationalists as a 'victory for commonsense.'
A NATIONALIST MSP has sparked a row after launching an outspoken attack on councils, claiming that those who want to transfer more powers to local authorities want to "bring down" Holyrood.
Making Flower of Scotland the national anthem could help unite the country in the wake of last year's referendum on independence, MSPs have been told.
MSPs face the prospect of being asked to sign off on the Scottish Government's spending plans without knowing how much money it will have to spend, a Holyrood committee has warned.
SCOTTISH Labour leader Jim Murphy is considering reforms to his party's selection procedures that could effectively sack weak MSPs and replace them with fresh talent.