THE race to be Deputy First Minister to Nicola Sturgeon, who is favourite to become the next SNP leader and Scotland's leading politician, is wide open.
It's been a busy old spell.
NOW that I have time on my hands to read newspapers, I noted the musings from my self-appointed biographer David Torrance (Why the Salmond magic is in need of a revisionist take, The Herald, September 22).
The Scottish National Party has become the UK's third largest political party following a huge surge in membership since the Yes campaign's defeat in the independence referendum.
ALEX Salmond, not 72 hours after decisively losing the referendum vote, is casting out accusations of Westminster backing out of guarantees towards Scotland plus offering independence by the back door ("Salmond: