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.
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.