David Cameron is to bring his Cabinet to Scotland later this year as the Coalition Government steps up its campaign against independence.

The UK cabinet has met north of the Border only once in the last 90 years, when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister.

Mr Cameron made the announcement yesterday on a visit to the Commonwealth Games site in Glasgow.

He said he wanted to allow UK ministers to "take stock" of preparations for the next summer's sporting event to help make it a "real success".

The move will see the Cabinet travel to Scotland less than a year before the historic independence vote.

Mr Cameron wants Scotland to remain in the UK. He reiterated his pledge Scotland would get more powers, saying: "I'm absolutely clear that if people choose to stay in the UK, as I hope Scotland will, that's not the end of the matter."

He said any further transfer of responsibilities "would be a discussion that should involve all political parties and everyone will have to bring forward their ideas".

In 2009 Mr Brown held a cabinet meeting in Glasgow.

A demonstration was held outside the event by protesters angry at proposed school closures in the city.

The cabinet met in Scotland in 1921 in the council chamber at Inverness Town House, because then Prime Minister Lloyd George was on holiday in the Highlands.

The UK Government is working closely on the Games with the organising committee, the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and others.