Nick Clegg has accused his erstwhile Conservative coalition partners of steadfastly putting their own interests over those of the people of Scotland.
The UK's only Green MP has said fracking could be "a decisive issue" in next week's Holyrood election as she criticised the SNP for its "mealy-mouthed moratorium" on the controversial gas extraction method.
UK Labour infighting will cost Scottish Labour two seats at Holyrood, according to leading political spread betting firm Sporting Index Its markets suggest the party will now win just 22 seats, down from 24 at 9am on Thursday. But it still expects Labour to finish second.
Scottish businesses are being stung by higher taxes than their English competitors as the economy north of the border lags behind the UK’s, according to major employers.
In the second part of a pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets SNP candidate Jenny Gilruth who is vying to replace Nationalist veteran Tricia Marwick in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency.
Willie Rennie claims he can turn North East Fife Liberal Democrat gold again because his party has finally shaken off the stigma of coalition government.
The SNP were berated for presiding over a crisis-ridden NHS as they traded blows with Labour over health.
Labour's standing as the party of the left has been called into question by academics who found that less than half of their voters back left-wing policies.
Nearly three-quarters of Scots believe Holyrood politicians should blame Westminster less when new powers are devolved to Edinburgh.
Support for the SNP has fallen slightly but Nicola Sturgeon's party remains in a dominant position ahead of next week's election, according to a new poll.