Alex Salmond would prefer to lead another minority government rather than enter into a coalition deal if this May's Holyrood elections result in a hung parliament.
Speaking on Newsnight Scotland, the first minister said he would not rule out joining a coalition but that would not be his first choice.
He said he felt his minority government had "proved itself".
A minority Government to some extent has been good for Scotland, much better than a coalition. If only, the fucking numpties in the the Labour party, could actually enter into the Government of Scotland, by contributing to the budget as do the Tories and the Libdums, instead of acting like a bunch of overexcited schoolboys on their first date, the Governance of Scotland could be more of an adult affair. The thought of that prick, Gray, being first minister is enough to make a good proportion of Scots, move to England.