Nicola Sturgeon has said there would be a “desire to look again at independence” if a majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU but the UK still withdraws from membership.
The First Minister made the remarks as an ITV News poll conducted by ComRes suggested there is more support among Scots for the UK to stay in the EU compared to the whole of Britain.
There were 59% of Scots who said they intend to vote to stay in the EU which compares to 49% across Great Britain.
Ms Sturgeon said the “No” campaign in the 2014 referendum argued that voting for independence would mean leaving the EU, as she stated that if Scotland was pulled out against its will there would be “significant anger”.
Speaking to ITV News, she said it would be a “democratically indefensible outcome” for Scots to vote to “remain” but still be forced out of the EU.
Ms Sturgeon said: “Inevitably people in Scotland will say ‘shouldn’t we look again at whether or not Scotland should be independent’?”.
The First Minister also stated that she will not campaign alongside David Cameron in the lead up to the In-Out referendum.