[This is the headline over a report in today's Scottish edition of the The Sun. It reads in part:]
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill yesterday defended his record over his decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
He told delegates at the SNP party conference he had "upheld the laws and followed the values of Scotland".
And he sparked huge applause when he hit out at US senators who tried to order him to Washington to face a grilling over the compassionate release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.
Mr MacAskill said it was a "great privilege" to be a member of the Scottish Parliament.
He added: "It is to that institution that I am answerable. To no other, irrespective of their status. Scotland's not the biggest country, but it's our homeland and we are proud of it."
[A snippet in The Scotsman reads as follows:]
The Kailyard Cup for the couthiest contribution to conference yet again goes to Kenny MacAskill. The old Scots saying "If ye fly wi the craws, yi get shot wi the craws" was how he summarised legislation cracking down on lawyers and accountants who turn a blind eye to crime.
Kenny added his own wee gem: "We've not got the best fitba' team in the world but they're oor team and we're proud of them. Scotland's not the biggest country in the world, but it's oor ain hameland and we're all proud of it."