The leadership of Yes Scotland will not be in a hurry to repeat the experience of last week's campaigning, but the period did end more positively for the Nationalist cause than it had begun.
As the debate continues about whether or not Scotland should stay in the United Kingdom, another referendum conversation continues apace:
DAVID Cameron has indicated that he would back an independent Scotland's bid for European Union membership but not the fast-track approach favoured by Alex Salmond.
THE process of renegotiating the UK's relationship with Brussels has not yet started, but this week's visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel will form part of the effort to reform the European Union, William Hague has said.
COMPARISONS drawn between Scotland and Kosovo by the president of the European Commission have been dismissed by one of his deputies.