The first of these reports was described as a “scene setter” document, and it was revealed at Bute House in Edinburgh last month.
Last month, the Scottish First Minister said she wants a second independence referendum to take place on October 19, 2023, though the Supreme Court has been asked to rule on the legality of the Scottish Government’s plans.
The Scottish Government paper highlighted economic areas where the UK is outperformed by a group of other European countries.
Here’s when the First Minister will be speaking today and how you can watch it live.
What time is First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking today?
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be speaking at around 11am later today. The address is expected to focus on democracy and democratic renewal.
She will say that only independence offers a “real and permanent alternative” to Tory Government.
How to watch First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speak today
The speech will be available to watch via BBC Scotland and all major channels. The address will also be available on Scottish Parliament TV and through the Scottish Government Twitter account. The First Minister is expected to outline her plans to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Ms Sturgeon is expected to say: “This discussion could not be more timely or urgent – the democratic deficit Scotland faces is not a recent phenomenon, but the evidence of it now is starker than ever.
“A Prime Minister with no democratic endorsement from Scotland is about to be replaced by yet another Prime Minister that Scotland hasn’t voted for – and wouldn’t vote for even if we were given the chance.
“All Scotland ever hears from UK politicians these days is democracy denial. They trade opinions on how many years it should be before Westminster might ‘allow’ us to make a democratic choice about our own future.