AN independent Scotland would have to negotiate with Brussels on the euro, border controls and keeping a share of Britain's cash rebate, the Scottish Government has acknowledged for the first time.
NO-ONE, on either side of the debate, is suggesting that an independent Scotland would not be welcomed by the European Union.
The Scottish Government has called for urgent talks with the European Commission after its president gave the clearest indication yet that an independent Scotland would be forced to apply to join the EU.
LOW-COST airline easyJet has announced a new deal to offer cheap fares to and from London for Scottish public sector staff.
Labour today called for the First Minister to stand aside and let his deputy head an inquiry into how Lord Justice Leveson's report into press standards could be implemented in Scotland.