A couple of events happened over the weekend, although with other priorities facing the people of Scotland it's little wonder they didn't receive much attention.
The SNP’s Minister for Independence, Jamie Hepburn MSP, has said the next separation paper will be published “in the coming weeks”.
Given the challenges facing people, businesses and public services, it’s astonishing that the SNP Government thinks this is a priority.
Voters have made it abundantly clear that they want a government which is focused on the NHS, education, the economy and the cost-of-living crisis.
Instead, SNP and Green ministers are sweeping that aside to obsess about the break-up of the UK.
It’s a disgraceful approach to government, and a desperate act by the SNP to distract attention from its failing performance in power and the crisis engulfing the party internally.
Also at the weekend, former SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond claimed in his speech to the Alba Party conference that the people of Scotland were “conned” into remaining part of the UK in 2014.
It was Salmond himself who tried to con voters with a series of wild and false claims, such as promises over North Sea oil revenues and threats to the future of the NHS, but the people of Scotland saw right through him and chose to stay in the UK.
It’s clear that Scots don’t want another divisive referendum any time soon.
We are stronger and can build a brighter future as part of Britain.