No doubt, John Swinney anticipated difficult days in the battle for Scottish independence.
SCOTTISH independence could have a "material impact" on its business, Lloyds Banking Group has warned, as fears were raised that EU law might mean the nation's major banks having to relocate to where most of their customers are - England.
Yesterday marked the launch of Perth Food and Drink Park - a new initiative aiming to provide a new home in Perth for the Scottish food and drink sector.
Britain's biggest bank has cited Scottish independence as a potential "risk" to its business.
I NOTE with interest your report on the number of available hospital beds ("Alarm at surge in number of patients blocking NHS beds", The Herald, February 26).