That came as a bit of a surprise. Not least because, when it emerged a press conference was being called at the First Minister’s Bute House residence, I asked one of his senior aides if there would be a big announcement.
From the outside you wouldn’t have known the man in charge of the country was in town.
As a man who often finds himself running late, I could sympathise with Alex Salmond as aides hurried him to his next Dundee appearance on Monday.
For the first time ever in this country the referendum on Scottish independence gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to vote. Helen Brown talked to Halima Kolo, who appears in this Sunday’s BBC Scotland documentary about being 16 in 2014.
A million signatures backing a campaign is not something to be sniffed at, that’s for sure.
As the violence and bloodshed in Gaza continue to escalate, Courier contributor and Dundee University student Jalal Abukhater writes a personal viewpoint from the front line in Palestine.