The past week in politics, as illustrated by Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday cartoonists Iain Green and Brian Adcock
Saturday: Tian Tian, the female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo, is showing encouraging signs she may be pregnant
Sunday: Edinburgh’s festivals try to stay away from the independence debate
Monday: The value of UK workers’ wages suffered one of the sharpest falls in the European Union
Tuesday: The shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant was forced to back down over criticism of Tesco and Next for using foreign worker
Wednesday: ScotRail commuters will pay an extra 3.1 per cent for their rail fares from January
Thursday: At least 235 people died in violent clashes between police and protestors in Egypt yesterday.
Friday: Scottish Government officials held talks with Nato to discuss membership of the alliance in the event of independence.
Illustrations: Brian Adcock and Iain Green