Although the Scottish National Party (SNP) has existed since 1934, no full-length history of the Scottish National Party was written until the first edition of this book in 2002. This second edition further traces the fortunes of the SNP since 2002, particularly since 2007 when it became the governing party in the Scottish Parliament. The book uses recently discovered material about the party's history to reassess some of the issues in its earlier development. Additionally, it outlines the party's role in government in Scotland from 2007-2013, and it looks ahead to the independence referendum in 2014. *** "...lucid, comprehensive and balanced - an invaluable guide to the SNP in both its 80th year and as the historic independence referendum approaches." - David TorranceÃ?Â?