Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to make public a report examining welfare provision in an independent Scotland.
ALEX Salmond is facing fresh calls to outline his "plan B" for an independent Scotland's currency after it emerged he is to hold talks with the governor of the Bank of England this week.
FORMER Labour chancellor Alistair Darling will speak at the Scottish Conservative conference in defence of the Union, prompting scathing criticism from the SNP.
CONFIDENTIAL emails have revealed another clash between the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council – this time over the launch of a youth training scheme.
It argues decisions by UK governments – from the failure to invest in an oil fund in the 1970s and 1980s to cuts to capital spending in the past few years – have undermined growth.