NICOLA Sturgeon appears certain to become Scotland's first woman First Minister after securing support from senior cabinet colleagues and backbench MSPs.
INVOKING the words of the late Jimmy Reid when he addressed the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in 1971 during their famous sit-in, moderator of the Church of Scotland Rt Rev John Chalmers called for unity in the aftermath of the referendum.
Political figures from both sides of the Scottish independence debate have gathered for a special church service to promote unity in the wake of the referendum.
Alex Salmond's independence dream is over and, and as of 4.10pm today, he called time on his seven-year reign as First Minister.
A vast majority of the first councils to declare showed voters rejecting independence.