Most years Scotland's local government elections could be ignored...This week it's only new councils being elected, but in just over two years Scotland votes on a referendum that could end a 300-year union with England and lead to full independence and the end of the United Kingdom as we know it.
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Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond makes his speech at the SNP spring conference in Glasgow, Scotland
Voters in Scotland are due to go to the polls in an election to decide who runs the country's 32 local authorities. Polling stations throughout the country will be open from 07:00 to 22:00. All 1,223 Scottish council seats, which were last up for...