THE president of the European Parliament has blocked legal advice on whether an independent Scotland could be fast-tracked to EU membership.
They've never worried about Scottish independence in Japan.
The leadership of Yes Scotland will not be in a hurry to repeat the experience of last week's campaigning, but the period did end more positively for the Nationalist cause than it had begun.
DAVID Cameron has indicated that he would back an independent Scotland's bid for European Union membership but not the fast-track approach favoured by Alex Salmond.
Two new polls have been released on the eve of the Clash of the Cabinets in the north-east - with fieldwork carried out in the wake of George Osborne's warning on the pound.