Next week sees the publication of the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue (GERS) report.
As in previous years, the publication will be followed by claim and counter claim about the strength of Scotland’s public finances and economy.
If you are lucky enough to be on holiday – or perhaps choose to hide behind the sofa until the debate passes – in the next couple of blogs, we outline what you can expect to see and hear.
This first blog covers some questions about how the stats are produced. The companion blog talks about the numbers themselves.