The Scotsman has today given over almost its entire front page and pages two and three to announce its backing for the SNP in tomorrow’s Scottish Parliament elections.
The paper also advocates a partnership between the SNP and the Scottish Conservatives in the new Parliament at Holyrood.
The paper declares: “Only one party can push the SNP towards a greater realism: the Scottish Conservatives. During this election, we have been regularly monitoring the views of our readers through our YouGov polling.
“We know Nationalist and Tory supporters among our readers together command a majority. With that in mind, we feel Mr Salmond, in association with Miss [Annabel] Goldie, with whom he has a personal rapport, would be the best team to take Scotland forward in the next half-decade.”
The Scotsman’s sister title, Scotland on Sunday, also officially came out in support of the SNP this week.