ALISTAIR Carmichael will have to fight off a legal challenge if he is to survive as an MP after a petition was lodged at Scotland's highest civil court aiming to have his narrow general election victory quashed.
Academics Cyrus Tata and Fergus McNeill are unlikely to be on Justice Secretary Michael Matheson's Christmas card list.
THE UK Government hopes to convince more voters to love the European Union in its bid to secure victory in David Cameron's pledged referendum on UK membership.
THE Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Tricia Marwick, is to step down from Holyrood after admitting she is "not invincible" following a cancer scare.
ALEX Salmond has warned David Cameron that pushing ahead with the renewal of Trident would be a "fatal mistake" Scotland would not tolerate.