The Scotsman cartoon: SNP’s promised land ahoy

ALEX Salmond and the SNP believe they are heading for the promised land of Scottish independence after new polls have shown a rise in the number of people who say they will vote Yes in the coming referendum.

Illustration: Iain Green

The party will empty its coffers and devote all of its cash to secure the victory, the party’s National Treasurer has revealed.Colin Beattie said every last penny in the SNP’s seven-figure war-chest would be thrown at the campaign.

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Meanwhile, Labour will call for Scotland’s public spending watchdog to investigate Alex Salmond’s trip to the Ryder Cup two years ago, if he doesn’t “come clean” about the full costs.