Alex Salmond maintains his 'Yes' campaign will win despite polls indicating a lack of appetite for independence.
Is it a coincide the Cabinets of both the UK and Scottish governments are meeting in Aberdeenshire on the same day? Of course not.
On the eve of Burns Night, Scotland’s First Minister has used the Bard’s words to describe the PM as a "mouse" over his refusal to debate.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed the decision taken by Glasgow 2014 organisers to drop the demolition of the Red Road flats from the Opening Ceremony.
"I think it's a sensible decision that will be widely welcomed and we've already seen indications of that," he said.
Former Scottish Socialist MSP Carolyn Leckie said she was 'relieved and extremely pleased' with the move.
"I think it's great, it's a sensible decision. I think everybody will be relieved and I think the over-17,000 people who expressed their views in the petition - making a lot of sensible comments, some of which were also based on safety - will be relieved," she said.
Alex Salmond is to echo his deputy's call for Labour voters to back Scottish independence, saying a Yes vote is not about the SNP.
At his party's conference in Aberdeen the Scottish First Minister will say "a Yes vote in September is not a vote for me, or for an SNP government in 2016.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon used her own speech yesterday to reach out to Labour supporters, as ITV News' Martin Geissler reports.
Salmond will also say that independence negotiations between Scotland and the rest of the UK could start within days of a Yes vote in the referendum.
He will say that if there is a Yes vote in the referendum "an all-party 'Team Scotland' negotiating group, including non-SNP members, will be convened".
First Minister Alex Salmond has told Sky News that all the talk not sharing the sterling if Scotland votes Yes for Independence is all "bluff and bluster".
He also reiterated that that on the polls, the Yes campaign is gaining ground and that the best people to govern are the people who "live and work in the country".
Responding on the Murnaghan programme on Sky News to an article on the Guardian on an independent Scotland, Salmond said that all this "bluff and bluster about not sharing sterling is a campaign tactic."
Salmond said the 'No' campaign is trying to 'scare the natives' by insisting there will not be a currency union.
Sharing sterling after independence is the best option for Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond has insisted, but added that there is a plan B, C, D, E and F.
The Scottish Government favours a formal monetary union, in which an independent Scotland would continue to share the pound, but this arrangement has been ruled out by Chancellor George Osborne and the main parties at Westminster.
Speaking on BBC's Andrew Marr show, Mr Salmond said: "We're as entitled to share [sterling] as the people in London and therefore if you claim ownership over that currency like Ed Balls and George Osborne are doing then unfortunately you claim ownership over all the debts of the United Kingdom.
"That's why people in Scotland are seeing through the bluff and the bluster."
David Cameron has said his promise to make devolution work better for Scotland is not a consolation prize for Alex Salmond if the nation votes to stay as part of the UK.
Mr Cameron was addressing his Scottish party members at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Scotland "gives a lot" to the UK and voters value "the success" of the union, the Shadow Secretary for Scotland has told Daybreak.
"The welfare state, we have built together - I think that benefits a lot of people and I think that really is where opinion is starting to settle in Scotland.
"Big debates still to be had, not complacent in any of that at all. It is a big, big decision.
"But I think it is the fundamental issues of our standards of living. If you can't tell us what kind of currency we are going to have, I think Alex Salmond is asking us to back a very, very bad idea."
Alex Salmond has hit out at George Osborne's warning that an independent Scotland could not share currency with the rest of the UK - comparing it to an infamous speech by Margaret Thatcher.
The Scottish first minister said Osborne had made a "monumental error" with what he called a "Sermon on the Pound".
The 'Sermon on the Mound' was the time Margaret Thatcher went up and gave a speech to some extent talking about the theoretical underpinning to her ideas and a lot of Scots, particularly in the Church, took great exception to it.
Really what Alex Salmond was saying was that Scotland is different and has been different since those days - that it is a modern social democratic country and really ought to rule itself.
There are those who say that Scotland couldn't survive economically. He said that is ridiculous, and he is probably right - of course it could.
Where he was weak tonight is on the currency. He is right to say that in the event of independence, politicans in London would be wanting a currency union in theory.
But it would be on quite strict terms and Salmond is left in the position of is saying: "Westminster wouldn't be in a position to dictate [to] us, they would want the currency union".
That, of course, will not be his call.
On that, and to some extent on Europe, he is not facing up to the weaknesses of his position.
But he would say that his opponents are not facing up to the reality that Scotland could perfectly well go it alone.
Alex Salmond has compared George Osborne’s warnings over Scottish independence with Margaret Thatcher’s infamous “sermon on the mound” to Scottish Christians 25 years ago.
In her 1988 speech in Edinburgh, Thatcher was seen as using her religious convictions to justify policies to a part of the UK that largely rejected them.
The Scottish first minister said the chancellor’s decision to rule out a currency share with an independent Scotland would equally be seen as a "monumental error" in the run up to September’s referendum.
In the Westminster lecture, hosted by the New Statesman, Salmond also criticised the UK government’s “Dambusters strategy”, with the prime minister appealing for Scots to remain in the union while Osborne warned they would lose the pound.
"We were love-bombed from a distance by David Cameron, then dive-bombed at close range by George Osborne,” he said.
The Chancellor's decision to rule out sharing currency with an independent Scotland will prove to be a "monumental error", First Minister Alex Salmond will declare.
Mr Salmond is expected to say in a lecture tonight: "In the last three weeks people in Scotland have seen an array of approaches from the UK Government - what they apparently call their 'Dambusters' strategy.
"We were love-bombed from a distance by David Cameron, then dive-bombed at close range by George Osborne.
"Scotland will not be a foreign country after independence, any more than Ireland, Northern Ireland, England or Wales could ever be foreign countries to Scotland".