In reaction to President Obama's comments about Scotland's independence referendum, First Minister Alex Salmond has been speaking to ITV Border's Political Editor Peter MacMahon.
Peter MacMahon's blog on the clash between Nicola Sturgeon, and a powerful teachers' union leader.
Read our Political Editor Peter MacMahon's latest blog. A new survey shows Scots would back independence as SNP support surges.
The Scottish Government has denied claims it will cut its contribution towards the monarchy under a devolution deal.