THE FM held Christmas drinks for the media at Bute House on Thursday.
Alex Salmond believes he will get a second chance to hold an independence referendum and next time he thinks he will win, the former First Minister said.
There has been much Unionist glee at the recent collapse in the price of North Sea oil.
Nicola Sturgeon's followers on Twitter have more than tripled this year, according to a social network monitor.
WE SHOULD all applaud the finding by the Electoral Commission that the Scottish independence referendum was well run, with voters on all sides happy with the process.