Hamish Macdonell

Hamish Macdonell is the former Political Editor of the Scotsman, and now a Scottish political commentator

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Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said he was not surprised that the SNP was unhappy

Extra devolution in Scotland: We can all learn from this lesson in clever politics

The Nationalists still have the ability to win the war of the airwaves, no matter how many heavy hitters the Government sends North to make its case

The Prime Minister said he expected others to keep arguing for more powers for the Scottish Parliament but, as far as he was concerned, today’s settlement represented the final stage on Scotland’s devolution journey

David Cameron: No more devolution powers to Scotland after today's settlement

'This is the right resting place,' he declared, after championing the UK Government’s blueprint for more devolution, which he published today

The Scottish parliament in Edinburgh now has more devolved power

War of words breaks out over extra devolution

Income tax, VAT, Air Passenger Duty and welfare are all set to be partly devolved to the Scottish Government

Jamie Williamson of Alvie Estate around Aviemore says the attack on landowners is politically motivated

Monarchs of the Glens: SNP's cuts on tax breaks threaten owners of Scotland's estates

Landowners fear Nicola Sturgeon’s plans are a witch-hunt against the rich

Hamish Macdonell's Sketch: Cameron's Cabinet visit to Scotland gives nationalists home advantage in independence stakes

The delight was clear on Alex Salmond’s face as he addressed his audience in Portlethan Parish Church. “This is only the second time in history the UK Cabinet has come to the north of Scotland,” he said, with a grin, waving over his shoulder in the general direction of the Shell headquarters in Aberdeen where David Cameron was, just at that moment, sitting down to a meeting with his fellow UK ministers.

Lloyds was attacked for paying bonuses while failing to issue dividends

Sir Win Bischoff faces wrath of Lloyds shareholders

Hamish Macdonell saw the bank's outgoing chairman come in for a rough ride at his final investors' meeting

The Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been moderate

Radicals threaten Salmond and Scottish independence campaign

Activists gather in Glasgow to try to steer breakway movement sharply to the left

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with First Minister Alex Salmond

Poll puts pressure on Salmond over joining euro

Alex Salmond – who is refusing to reveal whether he has received potentially problematic legal advice on Scotland's future in the EU – suffered a setback last night after a new poll showed that the vast majority of Scots think he is wrong.

Alex Salmond rallied the SNP at its annual conference

Salmond embraces Nato in SNP's 'Clause 4 moment'

Alex Salmond celebrates after members vote to drop opposition to military alliance

Alex Salmond tells SNP conference 'the nonsense ends in 2014'

Alex Salmond rallied the SNP at its annual conference in Perth today by telling activists that “in 2014 the nonsense ends”.

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