Having concededed that a Labour government is superior to a Conservative one, the SNP will need to explain why it is working to prevent one.
The former first minister is expected to announce that he will stand for the Gordon seat held by retiring Lib Dem MP Sir Malcolm Bruce.
The natural next step for Scotland's outgoing First Minister would be a return to Westminster.
I grew up in Lewes. I know this town. The Bonfire Parade has always been exactly this problematic. The surprising thing is that people are only just noticing.
Nicola Sturgeon is adored by the party’s activists. She is a formidable machine politician and a capable media performer.
Under the talented and popular Nicola Sturgeon, the party will become stronger still. Labour is on the run.
Scotland's First Minister and the SNP leader will resign following his defeat in the Scottish independence referendum.
The First Minister gave a speech reacting to Scotland rejecting independence.
The First Minister says Scotland has chosen not to become an independent country "at this stage".