The number of Scots in work has reached a record high of more than 2.6 million, with both sides of the independence debate claiming the figures as a boost to their campaign.
Scotland would not be leaving the "family of nations" of the British Isles with independence, the Deputy First Minister has insisted.
INDEPENDENCE would threaten a major economic crisis for Scotland and be regarded in history as being as great a mistake as the decisions that led to the Great Depression of the 1930s, according to banking giant Deutsche Bank.
The financial and economic arguments against Scottish independence are "overwhelming", a leading bank warned as it compared a Yes vote to the mistakes which led to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
An independent Scotland would be a big success, according to the head of the country's largest asset manager.