Nicola Sturgeon used her speech on the final day of the SNP conference in Perth to launch an attack the UK government's welfare reforms.
There've been protests outside the SNP conference as the party discuss if it should drop their opposition to remaining part of NATO.
The SNP's annual conference is underway in Perth.
The leaders of Scotland’s main political parties have clashed in a debate about a possible referendum for Britain.
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond says the issue is very interesting for the Scottish Independence debate.
Speaking to Conservative leader Ruth Davidson at First Ministers Questions, he said:
– Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister
"It indicates the threat to Scotland's continued membership of the European Union doesn't come from this Parliament, this Government or the people of Scotland.
"It comes from the banks of the Thames and a Tory coalition Government who are heading towards the exit door and a Labour opposition still to clarify what on earth they think about it."
ITV Border sent a reporter out to ask if the people of Dumfries were aware that it's St. Andrew's Day:
As the countdown to the independence referendum in 2014 continues, First Minister Alex Salmond and the Prime Minister David Cameron both sent special messages, in celebration of St. Andrew's Day.
Mr Salmond visited a primary school to focus on free education.
– First Minister Alex Salmond
"St Andrew's Day is a very special day in Scotland. A day when we celebrate Scotland's history, our people, our culture, but above all a celebration of our people."
"Scotland is proud of its history of invention and discovery. We actually invented quite a bit of the modern world, from the telephone, to television, to penicillin, to beta blockers.
"However, perhaps - actually certainly - our greatest invention of all, the one that made all of the others possible, was the invention of universal free education."
– Prime Minister David Cameron
"For centuries, Scotland's greatest asset and greatest export has been its people."
"Scots have helped bring peace and security to nations, made some of the world's greatest inventions and been at the forefront of international trade in every continent.
"Scottish companies and Scottish people are a critical part of the UK's efforts to compete in the global race.
"A small country with a big heart and a big voice.
"Scots and Scotland have done so much to shape our modern world. So, this is a day for everyone to celebrate our shared history and look forward to our future prosperity together.
Scottish people all over the world are celebrating St. Andrew's Day today.
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.