Scotland's Deputy First Minister will use her closing speech at the SNP conference to challenge UK Chancellor to spend more on Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon says George Osbourne needs to invest more in capital projects north of the border such as roads and schools. It comes after four days of speeches and debates in Perth.
Scotland's First Minister has told delegates at the SNPs conference a no vote in the independence referendum would deliver nothing for Scotland.
Alex Salmond said Scotland's time was coming and described the referendum as a once in a generation chance to turn potential into prosperity
Scotland's First Minister has told delegates at the SNPs conference that a no vote in the independence referendum would deliver nothing for Scotland.
Alex Salmond said the referendum as a once in a generation chance for the country to turn its potential into prosperity
SNP leader Alex Salmond will tell his party's conference later that Scotland needs independence to shake off the the austerity measures imposed by Westminster. **
**The Scottish first minister will tell delegates that one of his key objectives is economic prosperity.
The Scottish National Party have decided to drop their long standing opposition to NATO.
The Nationalists have been opposed to the organisation for more than 30 years because of its pro-nuclear stance.
But the party's conference in Perth heard a resolution saying that an independent Scotland should become a member.
The SNP's annual conference is getting underway.
The event in Perth comes days after First Minister Alex Salmond signed a deal with David Cameron to allow a vote on independence to go ahead in 2014.
The conference will focus on the opportunities independence would provide for Scotland.
Mr Salmond will give a welcoming address to delegates today and deliver his main speech on Saturday afternoon.
There will also be a controversial vote on whether the party should change its opposition to NATO.
Defence Spokesman Angus Robertson MP says an independent Scotland could still oppose nuclear weapons but stay as part of the military alliance.