With whisky boosting the UK economy by about PS5 billion a year, Scottish Secretary
David Mundell said ministers are keen to open up new markets around the world for the iconic drink.
The Scottish Secretary
said that the system that sets public spending levels across the UK - the Barnett formula - would mean Scotland getting a similar sum.
David Mundell has insisted jobs on the Clyde would be safe "for years to come".
The UK Government will today (Monday) lay a package of substantive amendments to the Scotland Bill which will strengthen it in key areas such as welfare, Scottish Secretary
David Mundell said today.
Just two Scottish MPs back replacing Trident, with 56 SNP MPs and Labour's shadow Scottish Secretary
Ian Murray indicating they would not support its renewal.
SCOTLAND'S First Minister and the Scottish Secretary
have hailed the independence referendum as an opportunity of a lifetime on the day that marks exactly a year until the historic vote.
Their comments came ahead of a meeting with First Minister Alex Salmond and Scottish Secretary
Michael Moore, officials from the two sides announced.
That came just over an hour after Scottish Secretary
Michael Moore offered to temporarily extend Holyrood's powers so it could hold an independence ballot -- if certain conditions are met.
Michael Moore launched the Bill in Edinburgh.
Jim Murphy said the change would make the Scottish administration more accountable for the money it spends.
London, August 9 (ANI): When Scottish Secretary
Jim Murphy visited Beijing in March this year, he was advised to say "yes, but it will be difficult" as an alternative to saying "no", in a bid to avoid a faux pas.
Jim Murphy has told how he was the target of a shoe-throwing protest.