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.
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.
Women now occupy the three most important jobs in Scottish politics, in marked contrast to the big jobs in Downing Street, all held by men.