SNP in immigration battle

THE SNP government is preparing for a battle with Westminster over immigration, claiming that a new points-based system for would-be citizens is acting "against Scotland's interests".

Secretary for external affairs Mike Russell has demanded a meeting with the UK immigration minister Phil Woolas to highlight recent cases. US playwright Thomas Legendre faces being thrown out of Scotland, despite his two children being born and raised in Edinburgh, as he does not meet earnings criteria.

Read more about the Legendre story here.