SO quickly has the SNP's membership soared since the referendum it wasn't immediately obvious how many of the new intake would have a vote in the election for a deputy leader to replace leader and First Minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon.
THE deputy leader of the SNP group on Scotland's largest council has been suspended from the party after being reported to prosecutors over an incident during the referendum campaign.
SCOTTISH Labour are in turmoil this morning after Johann Lamont ended weeks of speculation about her political future and resigned as leader.
I SHARE Iain Macwhirter's unease that the Smith Commission process only involves politicians ("Please make sure you have your say on more powers", The Herald, October 23).
The SNP says its success in the Oban and North Lorn by-election reflects a huge surge in support for the party following the indyref.