This year ends pretty much as it began in Scotland, with the First Minister sabre rattling over Europe to further her separatist agenda.
Scottish Labour is starting to reclaim the politics of "hope and optimism" from the independence movement, the party's new leader north of the border has insisted.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
When Scotland’s lone Tory MP said the UK government was not afraid of holding a second independence referendum, it was easy for the Nationalists to mock.
This is the tale of the ball that doesn’t bounce.
Something strange has been happening in Scottish politics recently. I don’t mean the reappearance of Alex Salmond, although that is strange too.
Alistair Darling has rubbished the prospect of another referendum on Scottish independence taking place within two years.
Left-wing party Solidarity has vowed to press for a second independence referendum to be held in two years' time, as it called on Scotland's voters to "punish" the pro-UK parties for the "despicable lies" told in the run-up to the 2014 vote.
Nicola Sturgeon will face a "tough decision" on whether to call another Scottish independence referendum if the UK leaves the European Union with a new poll suggesting support has dipped.
Nicola Sturgeon has warned pro-UK politicians they have no right to oppose a second Scottish independence referendum when her SNP convinces a majority of Scots their future should lie outside of the UK.