In the post-referendum age, the party shows little sign of breaking out of third place.
The biggest empowerment of councils since devolution shows Holyrood is accepting it doesn’t always know best.
The SNP’s furious internal row over Nicola Sturgeon’s handling of allegations against her predecessor will rumble on in private.
After Alex Salmond was accused of sexual harassment, his protégée, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, investigated him. The fallout has destroyed their relationship – and threatens the independence movement.
If the sexual misconduct allegations against Salmond are not proven, his successor will be left helplessly exposed.
The SNP is right to warn that a country with a declining native population cannot afford fewer migrants.
Such is the disunity that the Scottish party may even declare independence from the UK Conservatives.
The nationalists’ “band of brothers and sisters” attitude has allowed them to endure the strains of office as their rivals have divided.
The explosion on Pan Am Flight 103 ripped the aircraft apart and the debris plummeted on to the roofs of the town.
If Theresa May truly cares about the Union, she must allow a Scottish voice to be heard.
So long as the SNP steers clear of Catalonia, Scotland would just be another small country in a union designed to accommodate them.