SPENDING promises in the run-up to the next Holyrood election must be independently assessed, one of Scotland's biggest trade unions has warned.
BORIS Johnson has cast doubt on a flagship Coalition plan to fast track visas for Chinese tourists, just hours after the scheme was announced by George Osborne.
MOVES to relax visa rules for Chinese visitors to the UK to boost tourism and trade have been welcomed by Scottish Ministers.
THE triumphalism triggered by the International Monetary Fund's upgraded growth forecasts for the UK economy is truly perplexing.
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore has been replaced as Scottish Secretary by the party's chief whip Alistair Carmichael.