VOTING in the referendum had barely closed when the recriminations began in Better Together.
SENIOR SNP MSPs want to fight the next General Election on a joint pro-independence platform with the Greens and the Scottish Socialist Party.
THE independence movement that rocked the United Kingdom had its roots in an SNP disaster 15 years earlier.
Scots are very good at heroic defeats - in football, on the battlefield and in elections.
TWO days ago, as afternoon ebbed into evening, Alex Salmond announced that he would not be standing for re-election as leader of the Scottish National Party and, as a consequence, would not be Scotland's First Minister.