Similarly, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has partly made the case for a "Yes" vote being about ridding Scotland of Conservative government.
And his deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, has accused PM David Cameron of "struggling to locate that part of his anatomy" which would see him go head-to-head with Mr Salmond in a TV debate. (Ms Sturgeon's advisers assured me at the time she was referring to the prime ministers "guts". Or lack of)
Claim and counterclaim
Scotland's economic health has been a hot topic in the campaign
How much better off will people in Scotland be? Will public services be better or worse? What does Scotland need to be an international player?
These are all questions the two sides have sought to answer with a dazzling array of figures.
And not content with punting their own views, the two sides resorted to attacking each other for dodgy sums.
Mr Salmond said the Treasury's calculations had been "blown to smithereens" because they'd already been caught cooking the books, while Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander accused SNP ministers of offering voters a "bogus bonus" because their version hadn't taken all the factors into account.
Expect plenty more stats chat in the weeks ahead, as the campaigns continue to seek to put forward their economic arguments.
The prospect of a stronger Scotland within the UK has formed a key part of their argument, but the SNP government has questioned their ability to deliver and says the nation needs real independence.
'Mibbes Aye, Mibbes Naw'
Both sides of the campaign have been going after undecided voters
If you are an undecided voter, the campaign machines are coming your way.
Those who have yet to decide whether their "X" is going beside "Yes" or "No" are hugely influential because they're open to persuasion - and polling data for the last few months indicates "don't knows" make up anywhere between 12% and 29% of the electorate.
Supporters of the Union have also looked to history.
During a time which has seen big world war commemoration events, David Cameron used a conference speech to pay tribute to a Scottish ancestor, Captain John Geddes who died in battle in 1915, but showed "extraordinary heroism" in representing Britain standing together "when the chips were down".
And what might the two sides of the campaign make of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, being held this summer in Glasgow?
It is one of those international events in which Scotland competes in its own right.
But if you're heading to any sporting events in Glasgow between the end of July and the start of August, expect to at least see a few Yes Scotland and Better Together flyers.
Barack Obama made an unexpected intervention in the debate over Scotland's future
As one-time US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld once noted: "There are known knowns, there are things that we know that we know. We also know there are known unknowns, that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
"But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."
The referendum campaigns may well be planning every last second of their strategies, but not knowing who might be next to put their head above the parapet will keep them on their toes right up until polling day.
Eric Noubayo, 36, allegedly took the pass belonging to Romeo Djoumessi, from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 29 July.
It is claimed he then tried to access the athlete's village by pretending to be the Cameroonian wrestler.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Mr Noubayo pleaded not guilty and was released on bail pending trial in September.
Alex "Tattie" Marshall, the Lionel Messi of lawn bowls, gets another gold medal. He was part of the men's fours that won the lawn bowls at Kelvingrove. He could not have done it without Paul Foster, Neil Speirs and David Peacock. They won 16-8 against England in the final.
Scotland's men's fours team have won gold at Glasgow 2014 after beating England in the final.
Scottish gymnasts Frank Baines and Adam Cox missed out on Commonwealth medals in the men's vault, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively.
Canada's Scott Morgan took gold, England's Kristian Thomas was second and bronze goes to Wah Toon Hoe of Singapore.
Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair set up a semi-final against England after mixed doubles victory over Canadian duo Phyllis Chan and Derrick NG.
Scotland's Josh Taylor is through to the final of the 64kg boxing after hanging on to defeat Sam Maxwell of England.
Now it's Lochend ABC's finest, Josh Taylor, boxing against England's Samuel Maxwell in 64kg semi. Charged atmosphere!!
Motherwell's Reece McFadden on his boxing semi-final defeat: "I felt perfect in there. Thought I was catching him with cleaner shots. I'm scunnered I'm not in the final."
Scots Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier are taking to the court for their Mixed Doubles quarter final. Watch here
The Turkish striker had picked up the keys to his new Mercedes C-series shortly before he was caught speeding on the M90 Perth to Inverkeithing road on 14 October.
Reece McFadden misses out on a gold medal fight after losing semi to Andrew Moloney. Bronze for the 'Pocket Rocket!'
What a sickener for 19-year-old boxer Reece McFadden from Motherwell as he loses in the semi-final to Andrew Moloney of Australia. McFadden can console himself with a bronze medal for his gutsy displays in the 52kg fly.
If Reece McFadden gets through to the 52kg final he'll fight Pakistan's Muhammad Wassem, a very smart boxer.
Staff hope the swimmer will come and visit Moorial at the dairy's tearoom.
A Glasgow man spotted a tarantula while cleaning his kitchen on Tuesday and the spider is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA.
"Incy", as he's been nicknamed, could belong to a neighbour and the SSPCA is asking anyone who recognises the tarantula to contact their centre in Glasgow on 03000 999 999.
Animal rescue officer Caitlin Houston said: "While tarantulas frighten a lot of people, they are actually quite popular pets."
An investigation has been launched after Edinburgh Airport had to close its runway following a crash between two vehicles.
The vehicles had been driving out to attend a plane which had suffered a possible bird strike when they crashed on the runway.
This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has begun, with more than 3,000 shows being staged across hundreds of venues.
Famous names including Dame Diana Rigg and Jeremy Paxman are taking part. Comedian Frank Skinner says there's already a fantastic atmosphere.
"Just walking round the place, there's loads of brilliant shows and there's loads of terrible shows and they can be fabulously entertaining as well so you've just got to go in and completely immerse yourself in the whole experience," he says. "I've been to lots of festivals, I think it's the best in the world."
BBC Scotland will broadcast a special half-hour edition of Reporting Scotland on Sunday evening.
Jackie Bird will be joined by reporters and guests across Glasgow as the city prepares for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
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Click here to read more about the proposed sale of Aberdeen and Glasgow airports.
Visit here for more on Aberdeen Royal Infirmary's recruitment drive.
Fred MacAulay is live from The Waverley paddle steamer on the River Clyde joined by Balamory favourite Miss Hoolie - actor Julie Wilson Nimmo plus music from Mercury-nominated Fife singer songwriter King Creosote.
Eilidh Child won Glasgow 2014 silver at Hampden last night and dad Ronnie discusses what it's like to cheer on a loved one at the Games!
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland about how Scotland is dealing with any potential Ebola cases, Dr Colin Ramsay, of Health Protection Scotland, said: "There's been no programme of actively screening athletes simply because of the Commonwealth Games.
"The situation is that if someone presents with symptoms suggestive of the possibility of Ebola virus infection and who has come from a country affected by the current outbreak - and that's Sierra Leone and Guinea and Liberia - they would be investigated accordingly and that would involve managing them with a set of standard precautions."
Royal Bank of Scotland has warned Scottish independence could have a "material adverse effect" on its business.
The Edinburgh-based bank, 80% owned by the taxpayer, said a "Yes" vote in the 18 September referendum could cause uncertainty and hit credit ratings.
After the heroics of Eilidh Child, Alex Gladkov, Daniel Keatings and Daniel Purvis yesterday, Scotland have medal hopes in today's athletics, gymnastics and lawn bowls at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Bowler Darren Burnett contests the gold medal match in the men's singles against Canada's Ryan Bester and Scotland's fours team will also be competing for gold medal when they take on England.
Adam Cox, Frank Baines, Keatings and Purvis are in gymnastics action and Lynsey Sharp goes in the final of the 800m at Hampden this evening.
Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde has been paying tribute to the city's most famous statue.
Michael Jackson-Matthews took this picture outside the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary.
We'd love you to email us any images you have taken in and around the Games.
Missed any of the action from Day Eight at Glasgow 2014? We have a video catch-up of all the best bits.
"There's a six-and-a-half-foot drag queen in the ladies' bathroom. In leopard skin dress and towering platforms, he apologises but he's onstage any minute and the ladies is much closer than the gents."
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