One of the biggest policy announcements in the White Paper is an expansion of free childcare:
- Every three- and four-year-old could benefit from 1,140 hours of free childcare - equivalent to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year
- This would require a "substantial increase in the workforce" creating about 35,000 jobs
- Policy would be "affordable and sustainable" but there is little detail on the cost
There are serious doubts about if, how and when an independent Scotland will take its place in the EU.
Alex Salmond has launched his Government's blueprint for independence and told voters that Scotland's future was now in their hands.
Nobody I spoke to in Alloa told me the independence white paper had bowled them over or even changed their minds.