Nicola Sturgeon, along with Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett, outlined a vision of hope as an alternative to the conservatism of the mainstream parties, Labour included, who remain prisoners of Thatcherite nostrums to greater or lesser extent.
With the countdown to the UK election now truly underway, how successful have party leaders been in gaining the nation's trust? Do you know if the candidates you vote for are in line with your moral compass?
We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...
While the referendum has undoubtedly crystallised and possibly accelerated Labour's decline north of the border, the origins of that decline go back much further... It is clear that, for the second year running, Scotland may be at the epi-centre of the country's biggest political event.
With decisions over welfare, Trident, Barnett Formula, most fiscal power and a future EU referendum still in London - Scots look likely to vote for the option most of them would have preferred last year - Devo Max.
My generation desperately needs something to believe in and vision for a better future than we have now. Young people up and down the UK are slogging hour after hour for a minimum wage that still varies depending on your age.
It is interesting that despite the SNP governing Scotland for almost eight years, voters show no sign of the mid-term fatigue one would usually expect. This likely stems from the 'outsider' position the SNP have been keen to stake out for themselves, and to retain as long as possible.
Scotland has always been a relatively multicultural place. Almost a fifth of central belt residents were born outside of the UK, and this foreign-born population is getting smarter and more highly skilled every year.
The nationalists are coming, and Labour are the ones to blame. For by them losing MPs in Scotland we may well be a step closer to the break up of the United Kingdom. Can anything happen in the next month to change that? Well I expect leaking the memo was an attempt by someone.
My styling of Justine Miliband turned her from "mouse to fashion maven" overnight (that was according to Liz Jones so I will take that!) Ed, on the other hand didn't like the shorter, sharper look that I gave him. Since I worked with him, his hair has gone all over the place - one minute its long, then short again...
In the next twenty years we face two great constitutional crises: EU and Scotland. Both solutions - independence and independence - are touted as panaceas for all our ills, but would instead isolate us.
Britain's nuclear deterrent has been a contentious issue on the left for as long as it has existed. And it is not difficult to sympathise with the ant...
Seeing as the SNP are politically left of Labour on many issues, the direction of a Labour-led alliance looks set to shift markedly to the left than it perhaps would have been with a Labour majority.
It is certainly encouraging that the recent vilification of the SNP and, by association, the Scots in the English media has been shown to be utterly misguided. Top marks to the First Minister for achieving that, at least in the eyes of the general public.
This debate left me with one thought in mind: you need to go out and vote. Not because of the excellent performance of these politicians, but because we need people to go and select better politicians.
The unaware viewer might have been forgiven for thinking they had tuned into the gloomiest ever episode of Take Me Out. No likey? No votey. If only. ...