It is clear that the SNP's remarkable performance in the general election campaign had the major parties rattled, and long before any results confirmed the party's new political dominance.
FORMER Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael is facing demands to resign as an MP after he admitted sanctioning the leak of a memo intended to smear Nicola Sturgeon during the General Election campaign.
WHEN Whitehall mandarins conduct an inquiry there are usually few clues and no fingerprints; the leak remains a mystery and Colonel Mustard gets away scotfree.
About 1,000 people, including descendants of those who died, have attended a service to commemorate Britain's worst rail disaster.
THERE are testing times ahead for Scottish education.