The biggest blow yet for the Scottish First Minister in a bad year for his party.
The closest parallel between Scotland and anywhere else is not Quebec, Ireland, Iceland, or Norway, but Canada.
One in four supporters have deserted the nationalist cause in 2012.
Salmond and his party have two years to gain an extra 20 points’ worth of support.
Blow for Alex Salmond as John Finnie and Jean Urquhart leave in protest at change of defence policy.
Alex Salmond on the "nonsense" of the UK.
A dispute over Scottish membership of NATO will raise questions about the party’s strategy and values at its conference in Perth this weekend.
The agreement to hold the vote in 2014 is a major victory for the Scottish First Minister.
The polling evidence suggests not.
Johann Lamont's echo of Conservative rhetoric - "something for nothing" - was a disastrous way to begin the debate.