Cartoons of the week, 10-16 August

Illustration: Brian Adcock
Illustration: Brian Adcock
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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